November 2019 Events
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Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Library Closings
Wednesday, Nov. 27: Closing @ 5pm
Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29: CLOSED
Top: Twin Towers
Above left: Benson Trees
At right: Benson owl
Artist Reception
Peter Schnabel
Saturday, November 4
Meet digital artist and Hudson native Peter Schnabel and enjoy light refreshments. Schnabel's work will be on display in the Library Community Room though the month of November.

Schnabel spends much of his free time studying local wildlife, and his work includes pictures of birds and animals from local wildlife sanctuaries and more extensive travels around the world. Hudson residents may recognize some familiar landscapes from Benson Park and other New England sites.
Flu Vaccine Clinic
Monday, November 4

Visit the library and get your flu vaccine! The cost is $15 for adults and free for children under 18. No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minors under age 18. 
This clinic is being presented by the City of Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services.  
Ken Lelen
DCU Free Concert Series
Juke Joint Jive
Saturday, November 9

Memorable toe-tappin' hits favored by lindy hoppers, stage door johnnies, zoo suiters, swingshift maisies, jitter buggers, drugstore cowboys & bobby soxers.
Ken Lelen sings legendary love songs and plays vintage acoustic guitars. Brimming with memorable tunes, clever lyrics and amusing stories, Lelen is a hit with diverse audiences.

The concert series is made possible by a generous donation from DCU. September through May, the Rodgers Library hosts a free concert at 2pm the second Saturday of each month.
Life Coaching Event
The Two Sides of Self-Compassion
Tuesday, November 12
Self-compassion is not just about being gentle with yourself. It’s also about holding yourself accountable and motivating yourself to be the person you are meant to be.

Join life coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for an interactive discussion about the two sides of self-compassion, and come away with some new ideas and skills that will help you live your best life.

Registration requested, click here to register. Walk-ins welcome.
Cookbook Club
Holiday Side Dishes & Appetizers
Wednesday, November 13
Do you have a 'famous' side dish or appetizer recipe that you make during the holiday season? We want to taste it! Prepare a recipe in this category to share and discuss, and sample others' side dishes!

Registration required. Register here and include the dish you are planning to bring in order to avoid duplicates.
Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, November 14
Come play Dungeons and Dragons. Open to all ages, best for 13+
Get Moving @ Your Library
Qi Gong
Friday, November 15
Join instructor Joyce Palmer for an introductory class on Qi Gong. 

Qi Gong is easy to learn by everyone, at any age or fitness level, and is designed to revitalize your body, mind & spirit.
Space is limited. Please register by clicking here . Walk-ins welcome on a
space-available basis.
Lithuanian Cooking with Chef Oonagh Williams
Saturday, November 16
Join Chef Oonagh for a cooking demo cooking a c arrot baba, which has similar flavor to a pumpkin pie but is served as a vegetable side dish It is sweet and mildly spicy like pumpkin pie/ bread made with carrots, onions, apples, spices, eggs, cream, and breadcrumbs.

Chef Oonagh will also prepare Apple and Cranberry Baked French Toast. Both of these Lithuanian dishes are suitable for American Holiday meals.

Registration requested, please click here to register.
Book Discussion
Amoskeag Mill Yard Field Trip
Tuesday, November 19
10am - noon
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group is reading Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City by Tamara K. Hareven. Join us for a guided tour of the Manchester Millyard Museum and a visit to the Lego model of the Amoskeag Mill, the biggest textile mill in the world at the beginning of the 20th Century, at the SEE Science Center. You can participate in the tour, whether you read the book or not. Afterwards we will meet at the library for a discussion of the book. 

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m . Tour of Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St. Manchester. Adults $7, Seniors (62+) $5.
11:30 a.m. Visit Lego Mill Model (We have made a special arrangement to visit just the model and instead of the $14 museum admission they ask that everyone make a donation, we suggest a minimum of $5)
Noon : Head back to Rodgers Library
12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch or chip in for Pizza and Salad at the library. 
1:30 p.m. Book Discussion (at the library)

Please Register for the tour so we can inform the museums of the size of our group. Click here to register.
Author Talk
Bessie's Story: Watching the Lights Go Out
Saturday, November 23
Bessie’s Story is an inspiring book about a charming, brave chocolate lab who gradually loses her eyesight. Author Thomas Farmen takes the reader from the initial diagnosis of terminal blindness of his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to sightlessness. In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes an expert mentor and teacher for the high-wire act of growing old with grace and optimism. 

Meet Tom and Bessie and hear their inspirational story! Books will be available for sale and for signing.
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Library Closings
Wednesday, Nov. 27: Closing @ 5pm
Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29: CLOSED
It's that time of the year again!
Gingerbread House Contest
Highlight your delicious talents and enter our Gingerbread House Contest! The contest is open to all ages; individuals, families, or groups may enter. Prizes will be awarded for Favorite House and Judges' Choice.

Pesky details:
  • Drop off houses any time the library is open through December 6.
  • Houses can be built out of any material but exterior decoration must be entirely edible.
  • Houses must fit on a 24" X 24" platform or smaller.
  • All entries will receive an ornament printed on our 3D printer!

There will be a Gingerbread House activity for students in grades 4-12 on December 12, 2:30-6. Students can take their creations home or display them in the contest.

Vote for your favorite house beginning December 7 , when all houses will be displayed in the Children's Room. Happy holidays!
Teen Events
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH
Secondhand Prose
Saturday, November 10
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sales support library programs such as the FREE Monthly Movies, NH Humanities To-Go programs, National Library Week activities, the Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship, and the annual “Visit with Santa."

To find out more about the Friends or to join the Friends, visit our web page   here   or our Facebook page  here .
Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, November 19
Plans will be finalized for our December activities including decorating the library for the holidays, helping with Santa's visit, and participating in the Hudson Women's Club Christmas Craft Fair. New members always welcome. Please join us.
Additional November Events
Monthly Events

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
Wednesday, 11/6, 3-4pm
Monday, 11/18, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion*
When All Is Said
By Anne Griffin
Thursday, 11/7, 7pm

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

Mystery Readers Book Club*
Plain Murder
By Emma Miller
Thursday, 11/14, 1pm

Book Discussion Group*
By Tamara K. Hareven
Tuesday, 11/19, 1:30pm

*       Books for all book groups are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
Monthly Events (cont.)

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 11/15
9:30am - 12:30pm

Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, 11/19, 7pm
All are welcome

Free Film
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Tuesday, 11/26
2pm & 6:30pm
Snacks will be served.
Films are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hudson

Weekly Events

U'Decide Quilters

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

Drop in Stitchers
9 - 11:30am
Except for every fourth Friday of the month
9am - 2pm
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