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  Summer Hours (June 23-September 3)
Monday - Thur sday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm
Sundays: CLOSED
Rodgers Library Gallery Exhibits presents:


The Community Room artist for the month of August is local artist Virginia "Gin" Demers. Her work will be on display in the Community Room throughout the month. 

    Summer Reading is Here!
Adult Summer Readin g Raffle and   
The Library C hal lenge

Win Weekly Prizes for Re ading This S ummer!
Win raffle tickets for every Rodgers Memorial Library book, book on CD, e-audiobooks, and e-books you read this summer and win prizes! You can also get a raffle ticket for each library program you attend in July and August. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to local stores and restaurants. 

Go to our website  to register and log library materials used and programs attended or fill out a raffle ticket, list the number of items and drop it in the bowl on the circulation desk.  
Take the Library Challenge!
Introducing our new yearlong adult reading program beginning July 1, 2018: The Library Challenge! Visit the library and pick up a "challenge card" - a card listing various Challenge List genres and categories, such as "read a classic romance" or "read a Pulitzer Prize-winning book." Continue the challenge until July 1, 2019, and you'll be eligible to win our grand prize, a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice, which will be awarded to the contestant who has read the most challenge books over the course of the year!   
Special Bonus for those who participate in our Summer Reading Program AND the Library Challenge!
Win five raffle tickets for each book you read from the Challenge List in July and August, and enter the tickets for a chance to win our summer reading prizes: Gift certificates to local stores and restaurants. More information coming soon! 

Click   here to register,  or pick up a Reading Challenge sheet at the reference desk.
See the Adult Summer Reading brochure for additional instructions and details.  

For more information about the Adult Summer Reading Challenge or the Year-Long Library Challenge, please call the library at 603-886-6030. 
The Library of Things is Here!
Available now for checkout: an iRobot Roomba 690 vacuum cleaner, two (2) mobile hotspots, and a GPS system!

Check 'em out!
Free Friday Film Festival   

Fridays at 3:30 and 6:30pm in the Community Room
Join us Fridays at 3:30 and 6:30 in August for films you may have missed in the theater. See hit movies on our big screen in air conditioned comfort with snacks included! 


This month's features:

August 3: Stronger
August 10: Murder on the Orient Express (3:30 only)

August 17:  The Greatest Showman 

August 24: Black Panther

August 31:  W onder Woman 


Genealogy Club
Friday, August 10, 1:30pm


Saturday, August 11
11 am - 12:30 pm 

This month's Cook Book Club will highlight recipes from Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris and Salads: Beyond the Bow by Mindy Fox. Choose a recipe from either of these books, let us know which recipe you plan to make, and bring in the tasty treat to share with others! 

Books and sign up are at the Circulation Desk. You can also go online to register here

Learn to Zentangle

Tuesday, August 14
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Diane MacKinnon, certified Zentagle teacher, will offer an introductory workshop on the art of Zentangle.
Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. 

Book Bingo

Tuesday, August 14
2:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Play Bingo for a chance to win popular books. We will have books appropriate for all ages to choose from. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult or teen. Refreshments will be served.

DCU Monthly Concerts Series Presents:
Music Through the Decades with David Polanksy

Saturday, August 18th @ 1:00 pm

 The Norman Rockwell Museum commissioned David Polansky to develop "Music Through the Decades," a fun-filled hour that explains how the events of the first half of the 20th century inspired so many of the songs we love. Through keyboards, trumpet, and vocals, David presents the music of George M. Cohan, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Hoagie Carmichael, and many others. 
The Rodgers Library hosts a FREE concert series the second Friday in July and August @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Concerts:
September 8:  Anita Best, Music of Newfoundland
October 13: The Alewives, Music from Tavern and Shipboard 
Concerts are provided by a generous grant from Digital Credit Union (DCU) 
Explore Benson Park

Wednesday, August 22 @ 10:30 am

 Join us for a 45-minute - one hour walk through Benson Park. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and the company of others!  
Meet by the sign at the entrance by the main parking lot. 
(Rain Date: August 23, 10:30 am)  

Tropical Flower Arranging
Thursday, August 23 @ 6:30pm

Create a beautiful flower arrangement full of bright colors for the summer in this workshop presented by Darlene, the owner of Anne's Florals and Gifts. There is a materials fee of $45.
Space is limited. Please register by August 16. Click here to register.

Watch plain old paper bloom with Ms. Molly!

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Nashua Community Music School presents African Drumming Experience. Join South African native Marie Mendelow and her team to explore the many sounds, rhythms, and music of Africa. This unique multicultural program allows students to get their hands on authentic African instruments such as the djembe, ballphone, DunDun, and more!
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Ever wonder what happens when the lights go out at the library? Well here's your chance! Come sleep over at the library with Ms. Betsey and Ms. Molly!
PARENTS MUST COME WITH THEIR CHILD IN PERSON to fill out or deliver the PERMISSION SLIP. Permission slips printed and filled out at home MUST be signed and returned by 1pm July 28th.
Registration is required.  
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Other Children's Events in August: 

Saturday, August 4 @ 10 am:  Instrument Petting Zoo
Monday, August 6 @ 5:30 pm:
Family STEM Night
Tuesday, August 7 @ 6:30 pm: Letterboxing Finale
Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm:  Makey Makey 
Thursday, August 9 @ 6:30 pm:  One Parent/One Child Craft
Tuesdays August 14 & 21 @ 10 am:  Storytime at Benson's 

Check Our Events Calendar for More August Programs! 
(Children's Programs are marked in purple)
Teen Events in August 2018
Teen Summer Reading Program 2018!
Our Theme This Year is: 

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June 25 - August 11
Teen Summer Reading Program  
It's here! The Rodgers Memorial Library teen summer reading program is off and running. Those entering 6th grade to 12th grade in the fall (or homeschool equivalent) can log reading time, attend events and games throughout the summer, and earn raffle tickets for a chance to win weekly raffles and grand prizes all summer long! Visit our blog at for more information, and watch the library's calendar for your chance to sign up for exciting events. The program e nds on August 11th. Click here to register for summer reading.
Thursdays through August 23 @ 2:30 pm
Teen D&D Group
Do you dream of adventures in mystical lands? Do you want to try your hand at one of the most popular games in the world? Join us as we play Dungeons & Dragons, whether you want to play a hero, run your own campaign, or just sit in and observe. Snacks will be served. Registration not required; just drop in.

Thursday, August 2 @ 6:30 pm 
Know Before You Go Campus Life and Safety
No matter how big your college is, finding your way around campus can be a daunting task--let alone figuring out interesting things to do! Come and participate in a discussion about what it's like to live on campus, including topics like joining student organizations and staying safe on campus.   
Registration requested, although walk-ins are welcome. Click here to register. 
Tuesday, August 7 @ 6:30 pm 
Teen Rock Painting 
Libraries rock, and libraries have rocks! How would you like to paint some of them? Make yourself a pet rock, a rock to decorate the garden outside, a kindness rock to hide in the library--or make one of each!
Registration required; please click here to register. 
Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm
Summer Smash Showdown!


Are you ready to throw down in a tournament? This is a sixteen-person bracketed Super Smash Brothers tournament, open to anyone going into 6th through 12th grade. The top three winners will win a prize! 
for participants required, spectators welcome. 
Thursday, August 9 @ 6:30 pm
Anime Firsts
Whether you're an anime fan or someone looking to see what the fuss is all about, join us for the last teen reading event of the summer. We'll be watching the first episodes of four different series and taking time to review them, compare them, and figure out which ones we'd be interested in continuing. Snacks and soda will be served!
Registration required.
You can always get the most up-to-date information on teen events, services and programs by visiting the RML Teen Blog at
Questions? Email Teen Services Librarian James at
Friends of the Rodgers Library
Become a Friend of the Library!
All are welcome!

We have coined the term 'Friend-Raising' to welcome Library supporters who want to have fun working with other members on a number of various activities throughout the year such as Santa's Visit, movie license purchases, and providing incentives for participation in child and adult summer reading programs and contests. The Friends are delighted to be able to award an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior in memory of Leonard A. Smith, and to purchase specialized equipment for the Library including a 3-D Printer, a telescope, and computer software for the Children's Room. The Friends also co-sponsor a variety concerts, author forums, and historical presentations.  
Learn more about the Friends by visiting or our Facebook page at, or email us at  

Second Hand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, August 12, 11am - 3pm  
Thursday, August 16, 5 - 8pm 
Hills Memorial Library Basement
18 Library St, Hudson 
'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 August Events
See our website for details and information 
Free Films  @ the Library

Friday Film Festival!
Films @ 3:30 and 6:30
Stronger (R)
August 3

Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13)
August 10 (3:30 Only)

The Greatest Showman (PG)
August 17

Black Panther (PG-13)
August 24

Free Family Film
Peter Rabbit (PG)
Saturday, August 25
10 am
Snacks will be served
  Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library

    Monthly Programs
Evening Book Discussion
Share Your Summer Reading
Thursday, August 2, 7pm

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, August 17

Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Monday, August 20
2 - 4pm
203 Lowell Rd, Hudson
Meet in Laurel Place Lobby by 2pm

Weekly Programs

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays @ 10am
Drop in!
Geopolitics in Today's World
Thursdays, 11am -1pm
Walk-ins welcome!

Drop In Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30am
Crochet Slam
Thursdays, 6:30 - 8pm
Ages 10--Adult