Vol. 2 No. 30 | October 16, 2020
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am - 4:45pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30am - 8:45pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
We (Still!) Need Candy!
The library is hosting a Trick-or-Treat Trail on Halloween (see below)!

Because we're expecting a large turnout, we would very much appreciate donations of wrapped candy or treats. The candy can be dropped off in the Children's Room during open hours.

Thanks in advance for your support - and your candy!
New Services!
Consumer Reports is now available online to all Rodgers Library patrons!

Consumer Reports (CR) online: Easily browsable format allows for side-by-side comparisons, includes all product reviews featured in their magazine, and access to legacy reviews.

In addition, CR's "Guide to Digital Security" informs users how to stay safe online and protect their privacy, a feature you can access only at CR Online.

Take advantage of CR's expert, independent ratings and reviews, trusted reporting, plus tools to help keep you informed, safe and connected.

Click here to see everything CR online has to offer! (Library card required for login.)
On-Demand, Anywhere Online Learning

The Rodgers Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse HelpNow: on-demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.

Brainfuse offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. The Adult Learning Center is included in the HelpNow suite.

Available daily from 2pm - 11pm, Brainfuse offers individualized tutorial services and homework help to all Rodgers Library patrons.

Click here for instructions on how to access Brainfuse, and learn how Brainfuse can help students of all ages. (Library card required for login.)
Print from Home - with Princh!
Princh, our new wireless printing solution, is available at the Rodgers Library! Princh allows you to print and pay from smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.
Click here to find out how you can print from anywhere - with Princh!
Weekly Book Raffle
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
October 16 - 23, 2020
Enter your name for a chance to win The World That We Knew by award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman.

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and complete a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the email link below and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number.

Only one entry per person per day. Enter your name every day for more chances to win!

Click on the book image for the Goodreads description.

Questions? Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by emailing her at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org
This Week's Events (Oct. 16-22)
Get Fit With Your Library
Zumba Toning!
Saturday, October 17
ONLINE EVENT. Join Fitness Instructor Jess Salman for a weekly virtual movement class every Saturday at 11am in October!

This week: Zumba Toning!

Next Week, Oct. 24: Chair Exercise & Stability

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Online Games
Zoom Scattergories!
Wednesday, October 21
ONLINE EVENT. Play Scattergories and win prizes!

To Play: Contestants get a list of categories and a random letter, and have to fill in the categories with a word beginning with that letter. Once players have completed their categories, they read their list of answers and get points for every original answer.

Category card will be screen shared by host, or you can pick up cards at the library.
Registration required. Click on button below for more information and/or to register.
New Hampshire Humanities To Go
New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools
Wednesday, October 21
ONLINE EVENT. Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today. 

This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Library of Hudson.

Registration required. Click on the button at right for more information and/or to register.
Teen & Tween Services
Virtual Candy Bar Bingo!
Friday, October 23
Teens: 3pm
Tweens: 4pm
ONLINE EVENT. Play Bingo and win prizes!

Students in Grades 4-12 are invited to join Teen Services Librarian Tanya in Zoom to play Bingo. Prizes can be picked up at the library.

Registration required. Click on one of the buttons below for more information and/or to register.
Upcoming October Events
Mystery Lovers Book Club Author Visit!
Thursday, October 29
The Black Ascot by Charles Todd
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for a discussion of The Black Ascot, a recent title in the Inspector Rutledge series by Charles Todd.

As an added bonus, the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd (see image below) will be at the discussion to talk about the book and answer any questions about the plot. I hope you can join us!

Click on the book cover at right to read the Goodreads description. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Registration required. Click on the button at lower right for more information and/or to register.
Zoom Zentangle!
Halloween Zentangle
Wednesday, October 28

ONLINE EVENT. Create a Zentangle tile for Halloween!
  • Use your own supplies, or buy a kit at the library for $6.
  • Templates will be available at the library and will be sent to registered participants for printing at home. Curbside pickup is avalable.
  • Supplies needed:
  • White Zentangle tile (3.5 in square) OR Apprentice tile (4.5 in square) OR cardstock cut to a similar size
  • Black micron pen from Sakura, size 01 or PN (plastic nib)
  • Graphite pencil Tortillon (blending stump)
Registration required to receive a link to the event, which will take place on Zoom. If you're not familiar with Zoom, or need some help using Zoom, please watch this Zoom tutorial.
Halloween Event!
Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, October 31
2 - 4pm

Visit the Rodgers Library for some curbside Trick-or-Treating! **

Themed tents ("Spider on a Web," "Disney Princesses," "Coco/Day of the Dead," etc.) in our parking lot will be stocked with treats for costumed Trick-or-Treaters ONLY of all ages to enjoy.

Stop by (with your mask please!) and celebrate Halloween with us! Boo!!

** Please consider donating a bag or bags of wrapped candy for the event. Drop off all donations in the Children's Room. Thanks!!