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Simona Minns
DCU Concert Series
Saturday, April 8, 2PM
Saturday, May 13, 2PM 
Saturday, June 10, 2PM

Thanks to a generous grant from Digital Federal Credit Union, the library is pleased to host a free concert series on the second Saturday of each month throughout 2017. 

April 8 : Simona Minns** - Jazz standards accompanied by pianist Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, plus songs from Lithuania played on the kankles, a traditional Lithuanian instrument. 
May 13: Ragtime Jack Radcliffe - Ragtime, country blues, jazz
June 10: Sylvan Roots Duo - Old Time Song Fest

** April's concert is sponsored by the Zylonis Foundation 
Amber Wolf
Author Talk: Amber Wolf by Ursula Wong
Wednesday, April 12, 11AM
Thursday, April 13, 7PM

When brutal Russian soldiers invade 1944 Lithuania, they ravage the countryside and the people. Young Ludmelia Kudirka, whose mother has been murdered, flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisans who trade pitchforks for guns to fight the mighty Soviet war machine. Rich with scenes and legends of Lithuania, Amber Wolf tells the tale of a people struggling for their freedom against great odds.

Join author Ursula Wong as she sheds light on this little known piece of history. Enjoy traditional Lithuanian food, courtesy of the Charles Zylonis Trust, while attending this program.  Registration is requested so we know how much food to prepare, but walk-ins are welcome.
Florence Burke
Author Talk: Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke by Ellen B. Alden
Friday, April 14, 1:30PM
Author Ellen B. Alden's book was inspired by the Civil War letters of her Irish immigrant great-great-grandfather. Florence escaped the potato famine only to find his new country heading to war with itself. He enlisted in the Union Army as a "substitute" for a wealthy man who was drafted, in exchange for a small piece of land. His letters from the battlefront are emotional and compelling; readers find themselves cheering for his safe return home. 

The author will discuss the family and period research she did to tell the story of this immigrant and Civil War soldier. This program is presented as part of our Genealogy Club, and all are welcome to attend.
Birthday cake
Mystery Lovers Birthday Party
Friday, April 24, 2PM

Sisters in Crime, an international organization dedicated to the professional development and advancement of women crime writers, is thirty years old this month! Come meet local mystery authors Coralie Jensen, Edith Maxwell and Maureen Miliken, share your favorite female mystery author and series, and enjoy some birthday cake!

Coralie Jensen is the author of a mystery series set in Tuscany (L'oro Verde and Il Pane Della Vita) and numerous other books set in exotic locals.

Edith Maxwell is an Agatha nominated and Amazon bestselling author.  She writes the Local Foods Mystery series from Kensington Publishing, the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, and several other series under a pen name.

Maureen Miliken is the author of the Bernie O'Dea mystery series, featuring a newspaper editor living in northwestern Maine. She is also the cohost of the Crime & Stuff podcast.
Boundaries for All
Tuesday, April 11, 7PM

Many of us find it difficult to set boundaries -- with our coworkers, our loved ones, even strangers.

In this presentation we will explore boundaries: what they are and are not, why we need them, and strategies to set them in a way that is kind and compassionate to both you and the other person.  Presented by Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon M.D. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome.
Estate Planning
Money Smart Week: Protect Your Assets and Avoid Probate
Tuesday, April 25, 1PM
At this free legal seminar, Elder Law attorney Edward "Ted" Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime of savings from a prolonged nursing home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently.

Attorney Beasley, former chairman of the American Bar Association Elder Law committee, presents this lively and engaging seminar in everyday language, with plenty of time for questions.

Special guest Greg Gagne will present financial-planning tips. Please pre-register for this free program.
Annual Poetry Contest
Submissions due by April 30

It's National Poetry Month!

Prizes in our annual contest will be awarded in five age categories:
2nd grade and younger, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and adults. Submissions may be made in any format for the contest.  One entry per person.  Please include your name, grade (or 'adult') and phone number on/with your entry.

Paper entries may be mailed to or dropped off at the library, and may also be dropped off at the senior center or with your public school librarian. Entries can also be emailed to askus@rodgerslibrary.org, either as the email or a PDF or Word attachment. 

The prize ceremony and poetry reading will be on Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30PM. Anyone who submits a poem is invited to read (as long as the subject matter is appropriate for general audiences.) All prize winners will be invited to attend.

Prizes donated by the Friends of the Hudson Library.
"Peeps" Show
Entries accepted starting Friday, March 31
Get on your thinking caps and break out the craft supplies. In April, the library will be hosting a "Peeps" show with dioramas from literature and films, adult or children's, featuring Marshmallow Peeps. Peeps puns are highly encouraged. Dioramas must be no more than 24" wide to fit on our shelves. There will be a prize for the favorite diorama - the earlier you bring in your diorama, the more time you have to gather votes. Vote for your favorite diorama each time you visit the library in April.
Tax Help
Free Tax Help
Tuesdays, February 7 - April 18
Saturdays, February 11 - April 15
Volunteers from the AARP will be at the library to help senior citizens and low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages with their federal tax returns. 

Online appointment registration is available, or call the library at 603-886-6030. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure your spot.

Tax assistance volunteers do not help prepare schedule C over $10,000 in expenses, Schedule E, complicated/lengthy Schedule D forms without proper paperwork, or other specialized forms. Taxpayers with complex tax forms are advised to seek paid tax help.
Second Hand Prose
Sunday, April 9 , 11AM - 3PM
Thursday, April 20, 5PM - 8PM
Hills Memorial Library
'Early Bird' admitta nce at 10AM Sunday granted to paid members of the Friends. You may become a member at the sale for as little as $10. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building. DONATIONS of DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are NEEDED and may be brought to Second Hand Prose or to the Library during regular hours. 
Additional April Events
Evening Book Group
The Girl on the Train
Thu 4/6, 7PM
Light of Paris
Thu 5/4, 7PM

Free Film
The Light Between Oceans
Mon 4/10, 2PM
Mon 4/10, 6:30PM 

Group Singing
Mon 4/17, 1:30-3:30PM 
Afternoon Book Group
The Painted Girls
Tue 4/18, 1:30PM

Family Film
Sat 4/22, 1PM

Adult Fans of LEGO
Tue 4/25, 6PM
Mother/Daughter Bookclub
The Wheel on the School
Wed 4/26, 6:30PM
Wednesdays, 2:15-4:30PM

Button Mashers
Thursdays, 2:15-4:45PM 

Drop In Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30AM