June 2019 Events
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday hours beginning week of June 17: 9am - 1pm
Sunday, June 9 ONLY:   1- 5pm   (see "Sunday, June 9" section in Tenth Anniversary Party event, below)
All other Sundays: CLOSED

The George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Library
is turning TEN!
Join us for our  Tenth Birthday Celebration!
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
Friday, June 7
9am-Noon:  Yarn bombing of the library by “The Stitchers,” Rodgers’ knitting group.  Library interior and lawn.
1-5pm:  Cake Drop-Off for Silent Auction. Click here or see below for information on how to submit a cake for auction. Community Room.
5:30-7pm:  Silent auction! Bid on your favorite cakes!  Community Room.
5:30pm:  Food trucks! Purchase some dinner, take a spot on the grass, and listen to the band!  Library lawn.
6pm:  Beatles tribute band “Beatles For Sale!" A splendid time is guaranteed for all!  Library lawn.
6:30pm:  Awards given for Year-Long Reading Challenge! Please turn in your reading log by June 6. Library lawn.
Donate a Cake or 12 Cupcakes to Our Silent Cake Auction!
Donate a cake (or 12 cupcakes) and enter it in our silent auction! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH. Register your cake (or 12 cupcakes)  here .
Saturday, June 8
9am-2pm:  Silent auction continues! Come bid on your favorite cake or cupcakes!  Community Room.
9:30am-4:30pm: Friends of the Library of Hudson mobile book sale. Library lawn.
10am-4pm:  Bouncy house for the kiddos!  Library lawn.
11am-3pm:  Petting zoo.  Library grounds.
11am-3pm:  Kona Ice truck! Cool off with some flavored shaved ice!  Library lawn.
11:30am-12:30pm: Performance by children's musician and performer Aaron Tormberg. Library lawn.
11am-3pm:  Friends of the Library (Mobile) Book sale.  Library lawn.
Noon:  Family barbecue! Belly up for some tasty grilled summer fare.  Library lawn.
1pm:  Family music provided by the ABTs!  Library lawn.
2pm:  Gift basket raffle and live auction! Director  Linda Pilla  will auction off baskets donated by patrons, local businesses and by the staff, Trustees and Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, to the highest bidder. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.  Community Room.
Throughout the day:  Balloon animals! Face painting! Big games!  Library lawn.
Sunday, June 9
Alcohol Ink Totebags!

Three sessions available - sign up for the session most convenient for you! Registration is required, so click on the time to register. All materials provided. Community Room.

We're looking for volunteers to party with us!
Do you have some time to offer the library in running our birthday bash?
If so, please complete the volunteer form by clicking here , or call us at 603-886-6030 and ask for Library Director Linda Pilla.
We'll put you to work, and you'll have our everlasting gratitude. And cake.
Reading Challenge Deadline
Thursday, June 6
Read outside the box! Complete as many books as you choose from our list of challenge categories between 7/1/18 and our Tenth Birthday Celebration (see above) when we will award contest prizes.
Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice!
Visit rodgerslibrary.readsquared.com to register for the challenge and log books, or pick up a Reading Challenge sheet at the Reference Desk.
Please turn in all paper logs to the Reference Desk by June 6.
Art Exhibit
Hudson Artist Adina White

Photography by Hudson artist Adina White will be available for viewing throughout the month of June.

Pictured above: Photography by Adina White
Meet Lucy Stone: Enter the Antebellum World of the Abolition and Women's Rights Movements
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30pm | Community Room
The Hudson Community Club, the local chapter of The General Federation of Women's Clubs, presents historical interpreter Judith Black as Lucy Stone, the first woman hired by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society as a public speaker and the "Shining Star" of the Abolition and Women’s Rights Movements.
Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Hudson Community Club.
This program is sponsored by the Hudson Community Club and a Grant from NH Humanities.

At right: Judith Black
Life Coaching: Exploring Boundaries
Tuesday, June 11, 7pm | Community Room
Discuss different styles of boundary-setting and different ways of managing your boundaries with life coach Diane MacKinnon. Learn the foundation of self-awareness that needs to be in place prior to boundary-setting. A handout with resources will be given out at the presentation.

Registration requested; walk-ins welcome.
Genealogy Club Presents:
Telling the Irish American Story Through One Family's History
Friday, June 14, 1:30pm | Community Room
Author Mary Pat Kelly will discuss her research in preparing and writing the best-selling trilogy of historical novels on the Irish American experience Galway Bay, Of Irish Blood and Irish Above All .
Computer Lab
Thursday, June 20, 12-1:30pm | Reference Desk
Have a computer question? Wish to practice using a computer or maybe download an e-book? Come in and get one-on-one assistance with reference librarian Mark.
Get Moving @ Your Library Presents:
Friday, June 21, 1pm | Community Room
Join Qigong instructor Joyce Palmer for an introductory class.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese meditation and movement practice. It has been used for over 4,000 years to maintain wellness and prevent illness. This time-honored practice uses breathing, gentle stretching, bending and range of motion movements.
Registration requested; walk-ins welcome on space-available basis
Make a Gourd Birdhouse
Wednesday, June 26, 6pm | Community Room
Join Leah Reed from Blue Whale Arts for a hands on gourd craft workshop. Make and decorate a birdhouse using a real gourd.

There is a $10 materials fee for this course. Registration required. Click here to register.
This Month in Teen Services

Maker Monday Drone Demonstration
Monday, June 3

Summer Reading Kick-Off!
Laser Tag and Pizza Party
Friday, June 21, 7-11pm
Registration required - click here to register
(Registration opens 7pm, June 7)

Teen Afternoon Paint!
Monday, June 24, 2pm
Registration required - click here to register
(Registration opens 7pm, June 7)

Game ON! Wednesdays
Different games played every Wednesday. See poster below for more information.
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH
Second Hand Prose - TWO DATES!
Saturday, June 8, 9:30am - 4:30pm | Library Lawn
Sunday, June 9, 11am-3pm | Hills Memorial Building

Proceeds from the SHP Book Sales support library programs such as the recent "Visit With Santa" and the"Visit and Tea with Queen Victoria," and the light pole banners in the Library parking lot.

There will be no "Third Thursday" Second Hand Prose Booksale until further notice.
Silent Cake Auction!
In Celebration of the Rodgers Library's 10th Birthday
Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 | Community Room

Bake a cake or 12 cupcakes to be auctioned off at the Library's Tenth Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 8, and benefit the Friends! All proceeds from the auction benefit the Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH.

Click here to register your cake, and drop it off anytime Friday, June 7 between 1 and 5pm .

Include your baked beauty in a disposable container with your name on it, and please no cakes or cupcakes that require refrigeration.
Additional June Events!
Check our website for details
Monthly Events

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 6/3, 6pm

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
NEW    Session added!
Wednesday, 6/5, 3-4pm
Monday, 6/17, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion
By Tara Westover
Thursday, 6/6, 7pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
Monthly Events (cont.)

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday 6/9, 11am- 3pm
Hills Memorial Building

Mystery Readers Book Club
Death of a Gossip
By M.C. Beaton
Thursday, 6/13, 1pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Book Discussion Group
Beautiful Ruins
By Jess Walter
Tuesday, 6/18, 1:30pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

FREE FILM: Beautiful Boy
Tuesday, 6/25, 2 & 6:30pm
Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library

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