Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable new year.
All of us at the Rodgers Memorial Library want to thank you for your patronage and support in 2018. We hope to see you again in 2019!
January 2019 Events
Library Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED except for Second Sundays (see below)
Library Closings
The library will be closed
Monday, Dec. 24 &
Tuesday, Dec. 25

We'll close at 5pm on
Monday, Dec. 31
and will be closed
Tuesday, January 1

Have a happy and safe holiday!
Display Your Work or Collection in Our Display Case
Are you an artist, a craftsperson, or a collector? Do you have art, crafts or a collection you'd like to display to the world?
Call the Reference Department if you would like to exhibit your work in our display case, located in the Library foyer, for a month for all library visitors to see. *

There are currently openings for January and February. Call the Reference Department at 603-886-6030 to reserve your spot!

* Exhibitors can leave business cards and a price list but individual items cannot include a price tag, sticker, etc.
Announcing: Second Sundays!
Beginning Sunday, January 13, 2019, the library will be open 1 to 5pm every second Sunday of the month through May 12. Free painting classes (all materials and instruction provided!), special crafts, movies and more will be offered on Second Sundays for the entire family to enjoy.

Sign up for our first Second Sunday Project on January 13: Acrylic Painting! For more information or to register for one of three time slots, visit our Events Calendar or see article below.
January Art Show
Mark Yeaton
Come view artist Mark Yeaton's work, on display through January in the Community Room. Several of his paintings depict Boston sports scenes.
Participate in the nationwide 2018 Reading Challenge! Read one or more books from our list of 50 challenge categories between July 2018 and June 2019 to be eligible for our Grand Prize: 
A $75 Gift Certificate to the restaurant of your choice! 
All participants have a chance to win other prizes at the end of the challenge!
Visit  rodgerslibrary.readsquared.com  and scroll down to "2018 Reading Challenge" to register. 
Tax Filing and Return Assistance provided by AARP

February 2 - April 13
Tuesdays & Saturdays
9am - 2pm
Hills Memorial Library
AARP will be at the Hills Memorial Library providing free tax assistance and help with tax returns. While walk-ins are welcome, making an online appointment is strongly encouraged, since only appointments are guaranteed to receive tax help.

To schedule your free tax appointment, click here .
*****New Location!*****
Now meeting at Hills Memorial Library!
Basics of Screenwriting Workshop
Tuesday, January 8

Have an idea for a movie?  Need to know how to start writing it? Come to our Screenplay Basics presentation and meet other scribes! 
No registration necessary.
Create a Vision Board

Tuesday, January 8
It’s a New Year! What a great time to make a vision board. Join Diane MacKinnon, Master Life Coach, at a hands-on session to create a Vision Board to help you manifest your best destiny in 2019. No art experience necessary and all supplies are provided.
Click here for more information or to register. Registration requested.
Zentangle Workshop: White on Black

Wednesday, January 9
Join Diane MacKinnon, certified Zentangle teacher, for her workshop on the art of Zentangle. Experiment drawing white tangles on black paper.
Registration requested. For more information or to register, click here .
NEW! Mystery Readers Book Club

January's book:
Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke

Thursday, January 10
Love reading mysteries? Need to know whodunnit? Now you can have these, and other burning questions, answered. Our new Mystery Book Club probably won't fix the world, but there may be cookies.

This new book club will meet the second Thursday of every month at 1pm.

Click here for more information.
Genealogy Club

Using The State Library's Early Town Records Transcripts Collection & Name Index

Friday, January 11
Rebecca Stockbridge from the New Hampshire State Library will go over using the town records transcripts collection & name index, No registration necessary,
DCU Free Concert Series
Songs With a Brazilian Twist
Saturday, January 12, 2pm
Deborah & Giovani Rocha perform American standards mixed with some popular Brazilian music and Brazilian inspired originals. For more information, click here .

Thanks to a generous contribution from Digital Credit Union, the library will be hosting a monthly free concert series through May 2019.
Second Sundays Begin!
Create a Floral Painting

Sunday, January 13
Three time slots available:
1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm
Come join us for our first Second Sunday project: Acrylic painting! Instructions and all materials provided. Register for one of three slots available: 1:30 , 2:30 or 3:30 pm. Click on any of the times listed to register for that particular time.

For more information on Second Sundays, please see article above.
Get Moving @ Your Library
Free Chair Yoga

Friday, January 18
Join us for a gentle yoga session with instructor Deb Shaw. Chair yoga is appropriate for all ages and body types. No floor poses involved.

Click here for more information or to register. Walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis.
Grybų Paŝtetas
Obuolių Riekės
Monthly Lithuanian Cooking Class
Grybų Paŝtetas and Obuolių Riekės

Saturday, January 26
11am - 1pm
Join Chef Oonagh Williams as she prepares "Grybų Paŝtetas," a mushroom pate which can be used as a dip, a spread or stuffing for meat and raviolis; and "Obuolių Riekės," a pastry made with sweet dough, apples and corn flake crumbs.

Registration requested. For more information or to register click here .
Eighty Years After the Holocaust: The Duty to Remember - But What?

Saturday, January 26
Join Hudson resident Mick Grzonka for a presentation dispelling some commonly held myths about events and social conditions that led to the Holocaust.

No registration required.
Auschwitz, Poland
Symphony New Hampshire Discount Passes
Discount passes to Symphony New Hampshire concerts at the Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua are now available. Each pass is good for two concert tickets for $10 each. A limited number of passes for each concert are available through the Museum Pass system on our website.

Once tickets have been reserved through our museum pass site, call the Rodgers Library Reference Department at 603-886-6030 for a discount code that must be used at Symphony New Hampshire's website to finalize the online purchase of the discounted tickets.

You may also call Symphony New Hampshire at 603-595-9156 if you wish to purchase the discounted tickets by phone.

Upcoming concerts include:

Mozart & Beethoven
January 26 @ 8pm

Mozart 40 & Elgar Cello concerto
March 9 @ 8pm

Barber's Adagio & Mozart's Jupiter Symphony
April 6 @ 8pm
Children's Events
Teen Events
Friends of the Library Events
Second Hand Prose Book Sale

Sunday, January 13
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sale 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.
Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, January 15
Agenda items may include a review of Friends Holiday Activities, as well as planning for February Children's Room activities and Love Your Library month.

All are welcome to join us as we welcome the New Year!
Additional January Events
For more information, call the library at 603-886-6030
Movies at the Library

Free Film
Crazy Rich Asians
Tuesday, 1/22, 2 & 6:30pm
Snacks will be served

NOTE: Our Monthly films have been moved to 4th Tuesdays.

Free Family Film
The Incredibles 2
Saturday, 1/19, 1pm
Snacks will be served

Films are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Monthly Events

Evening Book Discussion
What We Lose
by Zinzi Clemmons
Thursday, 1/3, 7pm

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 1/4, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 1/7, 6pm

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 1/13, 11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement

Book Discussion Group
The Distant Hours
by Kate Morton
Tuesday, 1/15, 1:30pm
Copies available at the circulation desk

Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, 1/15, 7pm
All are welcome!

Singalong at Fariview Healthcare
Monday, 1/21, 2-4pm
Meet in Laurel Place Lobby by 2pm
Weekly Programs

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays, 10am

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

Crochet Slam, Drop in Crocheting
Thursdays, 6:30-8
Ages 10 –Adult

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