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Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Open Sunday, March 10: 1 - 5pm (see below)
All other Sundays in March: CLOSED
Tax Filing and Return Assistance Provided by AARP

February 2 - April 13
Tuesdays & Saturdays:
9:30am - 1:15pm
Hills Memorial Library
AARP will be at the Hills Memorial Library,18 Library Street, Hudson, 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 .
March 2019 Art Exhibit & Artists' Reception
Artists' Reception
Tuesday, March 5

Come view the collection and learn more about the artists' work. All are welcome.

Members of the Photographer’s Forum Camera Club of Nashua will be exhibiting their work in the library Community Room through the month of March. See more examples of their work at their website here .
Ellis Island silhouette
Genealogy Club

History of Ellis Island
Friday, March 8
Genealogist Seema Kenney will provide a historical presentation on the history of Ellis Island and immigration to this country. 
No registration necessary.
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 40 & Elgar Cello concerto
March 9 @ 8pm

Barber's Adagio & Mozart's Jupiter Symphony
April 6 @ 8pm
DCU Free Concert Series
The McMurphy's
Saturday, March 9 @ 2pm
A successful band for over 25 years, the McMurphy's perform throughout the Northeast and will be playing their wide range of music at the library, including classic rock, American songbook standards and, for our concert, Irish favorites. Come join us! No registration required.
Second Sunday Craft

Sunday, March 10
"Alcohol Ink Tote Bag"
Three times to choose from:
1:30, 2:30 or 3:30
These beautiful bags are easy and quick to make: color tote bags with alcohol-based markers and then apply rubbing alcohol to blend the inks. 
All materials provided, and staff will be on hand to assist with craft. Registration required. Please click on one of the times above to register.
Boundaries: How to Set Them, How To Keep Them
Tuesday, March 12 @ 7pm

Most of us are not very good at setting or keeping personal boundaries. Join life coach Diane MacKinnon for an interactive discussion about boundaries and learn some tools that will help you develop the skill of setting–and–keeping good boundaries.
Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. Click here to register.
Cookbook and Recipe Club

Wednesday, March 13
Help us celebrate BREAD ! Prepare and share your own tried and true bread recipes. Any type of bread that you desire will do whether it be quick bread, yeast bread, bread from a bread-maker...possibilities are endless! 

Registration is required. Please let us know what recipe you are preparing to avoid duplicates. Click here to register.
Until Help Arrives, You Are the Help: Emergency Training

Thursday, March 14
"...a powerful reminder that at a moment’s notice, any one of us might find ourselves in a situation where we are the help until help arrives."
Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately.

To help citizens prepare for an emergency,  Until Help Arrives training will be offered at the library, which is offered by Greater Nashua Public Health Network, City of Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services.

At the end of the free 3-hour course, participants will be able to:
  • Use simple and effective skills to save lives.
  • Communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively.
  • Act to protect the injured from further harm.
  • Position the injured.
  • Stop life-threatening bleeding.
  • Provide emotional support.

Registration required. Space is limited. Please register here by scrolling down and clicking on the link under "Upcoming Classes."
Get Moving @ Your Library

Tai Chi
Friday, March 15
1 pm
Join us for Tai Chi with Grandmaster Bobby from Tokyo Joe’s Studio in Nashua. Tai Chi is a pattern of relaxed body positions, performed slowly and with precise breathing control. It provides a total body workout, helping to maintain coordination and flexibility. Millions have used Tai Chi over the centuries to control stress, increase energy and improve circulation. Tai Chi is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Pre-registration requested. Please click here to register. Walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis
Easter bread ("Velyku boba")
"Flowerpot" cheese ("Paska, saldus sūris")
Monthly Lithuanian Cooking Class

Kumpis su vyno ir aviečių glajum, Velyku Boba and Paska, saldus sūris

Saturday, March 16
Join Chef Oonagh Williams - a regularly featured chef on WMUR Channel 9's "Cook's Corner" - for a session on traditional Lithuanian Easter bakes, including raspberry wine-glazed ham ("Kumpis su vyno ir avie č i ų glajum"); Easter bread ("Velyku boba"), a pound cake-style no-yeast bread with fruit and nuts; and "flowerpot" cheese ("Paska, saldus sūris"), a sweet fruit and nuts cheese spread.

Registration is requested so that she knows how much food to prepare. Click here to register.
Sign up for Zentangle Classes!

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Release your creativity and expand your imagination with this popular art form. No drawing talent needed. Join Certified Zentangle Teacher and Life Coach Diane MacKinnon for these introductory workshops.

There is a $10 materials fee for the workshops. Registration required. Click on the dates above to register for either date.
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. 
Get Ready For the Edible Book Festival!
Top row, from left: "Catch-22," "The Rainbow Fish," "The Chocolate War"
Bottom row: "Ann of Green Bagels," "Silence of the Yams," "A Farewell to Arms"
Edible Book Festival: Saturday, April 6
In honor of International Edible Book Day (yes, it's a thing ), the library will be celebrating with its own Edible Book Festival! Enter your Edible Book creation for a chance to win prizes!

Edible books can:
  • Look like a book in form and shape,
  • Be inspired by a book or author, such as a pun of a book title,
  • Refer to a book character,
  • Reproduce a book cover, or
  • Have anything to do with books in general.

Entries may be made from anything that is edible (cake, bread, crackers, Jell-o, fruit, vegetables, candy, etc.) as long as it can be displayed for several hours without melting or going bad/rancid. See images above for some examples of edible books, or look at other edible book images by clicking here or here .

Prizes will be given in various age groups and categories including Punniest/Funniest and People’s Choice!

Stop by and vote for your favorite edible book between
12-3pm on Saturday, April 6.  

Registration requested. Please register so we can plan how much space we need to display the books. Click here to register.
Children's Events
Teen Events
Friends of the Library Events
Second Hand Prose
Book Sale

Sunday, March 10
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, March 19

Rodgers Library
Agenda items may include a review of Friends recent activities, as well as planning for National Library Week events in April. All are welcome.
Additional March Events
Monthly Events

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 3/4

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
NEW Session added!
Wednesday, 3/6, 2-3pm
Monday, 3/18, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion
The Age of Miracles
By Karen Thompson Walker
Thursday, 3/7, 7pm
Books available for checkout at the circulation desk

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 3/10, 11am- 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement

NEW: Mystery Readers Book Club
In the Bleak Midwinter
by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Thursday, 3/14, 1pm
Monthly Events (cont.)

Book Discussion Group
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian
Tuesday, 3/19 1:30pm
Books available for checkout at the circulation desk

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 3/22, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Free Film
Mary Queen of Scots
Tuesday, 3/26, 2 & 6:30pm
Snacks will be served

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

Films are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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