Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday (through September 1): 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday, July 4: CLOSED
Adult Summer Reading Program
Enter for the chance to win gift certificates to local restaurants and shops by reading this summer! How? Two easy steps:
  1. Check out and read/listen to/watch books, books on CD, DVDs, e-books, e-audio books, magazines.
  2. Log your progress online by registering for the summer reading program here, or come to the library and fill out a paper raffle ticket and drop it into the bowl at the Circulation Desk.
Get a raffle ticket for attending any Rodgers event, and TEN raffle tickets when you donate blood at our blood drive on July 31!
All registered participants will receive a coupon for a FREE book at the Friends of the Library Second Hand Prose Book Sale (see below for date and time).
New Museum Pass!
Davis Farmland
Sterling, MA
Davis Farmland is a discovery farm for families with children 12 and younger, featuring over 100 breeds - including North America's largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals. There is also pretend and nature-based play, a water spray park, hay and pony rides, delicious food, apple and pumpkin picking, and more!

Click here to reserve your Davis Farm museum pass! NOTE: You will need your library card and PIN to make a reservation.
Or call the library at 603-886-6030 and reserve your pass today!
Museum Pass News!
New England Aquarium passes are now available through the summer!
Save 50% off the regular ticket price for up to four people when you use the library's museum pass. Summer passes will be available July 1st.

Click here to reserve yours today! You will need your library card and PIN to make an online reservation.

Or call the library at 603-886-6030 to reserve your pass.
Summer Tuesday Special Events
Tuesdays @ 2pm
Join us for special interactive events just for adults!
July 2 : Zumba Gold
July 9 : Chair Yoga
July 16 : Belly Dancing
July 23 : Zumba Gold
July 30 : Benson Park Walk (rain date August 1, 3pm). Meet in the parking lot by the gate

Registration required for each session; please click on dates in blue to register.
Belly dancing!
Identifying Area Birds
Tuesday, July 2

Mulitmedia presentation: 4:30pm
Birding Walk in Benson Park: 6:15pm
Join Naturalist Steve Hale from Open World Explorers for a one-hour presentation focusing on area birds and their calls, followed by a walk in Benson Park at dusk, when birds are most active.
Registration requested for the presentation, please click here to register. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

At left, from top: Chestnut-sided warbler, gray catbird
Free Friday Film Festival
3:30 & 6:30pm
Join us on Friday afternoons for popular and critically-reviewed contemporary films. See the movies on our big screen in air-conditioning and free snacks.

July 5 : A Dog's Way Home
July 12 : On the Basis of Sex
July 19 : First Man
July 26 : A Star is Born
Library films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH
Life Coaching Event
Tuesday, July 9
Life coach Diane MacKinnon, M. D. leads an interactive discussion on researcher storyteller Dr. Brené Brown's 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living, which focus on what wholehearted work to cultivate and what they work to let go of. Handout with resources will be available.

Registration requested , but walk-ins welcome.
Genealogy Club
The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA
Saturday, July 13
Join professional genetic genealogist Mike Maglio as he g uides us through a process using autosomal DNA to identify biological parents and missing family tree links. He will explain that it takes traditional genealogy, DNA and a little detective work to help an adoptee find their biological parents.

At right: Mike Maglio
Zentangle Classes:
Zendalas & Renaissance Tiles
Wednesday, July 17, 12pm
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30pm
Zentangle is easy to learn and fun to do. Join certified Zentangle teacher and life coach Diane MacKinnon for two introductory workshops to the art of Zentangle.
July 17 : Introduction to Zendalas , a mandala made using the Zendala method.
July 23 : Introduction to Renaissance Tiles . Use black and white to portray light and shadow on toned paper.

Registration required, click on dates in blue to register.

At right, from top: Examples of a zendala and a renaissance tile
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Saturday, July 20
It's been 50 years since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, and the Rodgers library is celebrating this epic milestone with a showing of the new Apollo 11 documentary at 10am, with never-before-seen footage.
There will also be:
  • Moon-themed snacks
  • Moon craft for kids from 10-noon
  • Door prizes! Everyone attending will be automatically entered to win an Apollo 11 door prize!
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 31
Did you know that one blood donation can save up to three lives? Be a hero - give blood! Donors will receive 10 raffle tickets towards the adult summer reading program raffles.

Click here to make an appointment to give blood at the Rodgers library, or call the Red Cross at 1-800-redcross (733-2767).

We are looking for volunteers to help register donors and/or provide finger food for donors. Please contact Amy at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org to volunteer.
Children's Events
Teen Events
Register for Teens Summer Reading Program!
June 14 - August 17
For students entering 6th through 12th grade in Fall 2019.
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH
Second-Hand Prose
Sunday, July 14
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Building
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sales support library programs such as the annual "Visit With Santa" and the recent "Visit and Tea with Queen Victoria," and the light pole banners in the Library parking lot.
To find out more about the Friends or to join, visit their web page here or their Facebook page here .
Additional July Events!
Check our website for details
Monthly Events

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 7/1, 6pm

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
Wednesday, 7/3, 3-4pm
Monday, 7/15, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman
Tuesday, 7/2, 7pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Mystery Readers Book Club
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
By Laurie King
First book in the "Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes" series
Thursday, 7/11, 1pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
Monthly Events (cont.)

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday 7/14, 11am- 3pm
Hills Memorial Building Basement
18 Library Street, Hudson

Book/Film Discussion Group
Boy Erased
By Garrard Conley
Tuesday, 7/16
Film: 11am
Discussion: 1pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 7/19, 10am - 1pm
Note new time for the summer

Weekly Events

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays, 10am

Geopolitics in Today’s World
Thursdays, 11am - 1pm
Walk-ins Welcome

Drop in Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30