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Holiday Closings
Monday, January 1: Closed
Tuesday, January 2: Open 9am - 9pm

The Rodgers Library Staff and Trustees
Wish Everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season

Listen to Audio Books, Watch Movies or Read Books Online - with NO waiting and for FREE!
Participate in a free trial of a service aimed towards patrons who watch videos, listen to music or audio books, or read books on their computer or device.

This trial is due to take effect in February 2018.

There will be NO wait time with this service - every book, movie, or piece of music is available to borrow instantly.
The trial will last  for one month and, if implemented, will be free for library patrons. 
Interested in trying it out? Write to us at askus@rodgerslibrary.org. Include your name and phone number and we will send you additional information. 

Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 26

Did you know that one blood donation can save up to three lives? Be a hero, give blood! Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-redcross (733-2767) to register for an appointment to give blood at the Rodgers Memorial Library on December 26, 2-7pm.
Donations of finger food are encouraged and welcome, and will serve as a thank-you to all donors for their donation of this valuable and potentially life-saving gift. Drop off your delicacy at the library during library hours on December 26.
Cookbook Club
Tuesday, January 9

In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, we'll be sampling recipes from The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook by Daina Falk. Register here to make and bring a recipe from the book! Book copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk.
Create a Vision Board!
Tuesday, January 9

Celebrate the New Year with your own Vision Board! Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon for a hands-on session on how to create a Vision Board. What is a Vision Board? According to makeavisionboard.com, a Vision Board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.
No art experience necessary and all supplies are provided, but you're welcome to bring your favorite magazines to use as clippings. Registration requested, please register here.

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, January 12   
9:30am - 12:30pm

Join the Rodgers Library writing group! Begin the day with warm-up writing exercises in a group environment where writing ideas and methods are shared and discussed, followed by individual work on personal writing projects.The last 15 minutes will be spent reading work to the group or discussing our progress.

Feel free to join us for just one session or every month. 

Registration requested to guarantee a spot, although walk-ins are welcome, space permitting. Register here.  

DCU Free Concert Series:
Mike Rogers Trio, Roots Music
Saturday, January 13 @ 2pm
(Snow date: January 20)

Join us and enjoy the sounds of roots music from the folk, blues and old time traditions! Mike Rogers has opened for Emmy Lou Harris, Tom Rush, the Eagles, James Montgomery and others.

The DCU Free Concert series is possible through a generous grant from the Digital Credit Union. Free concerts are held the second Saturday of the month at 2pm.

Future concerts include:
February 10: The Proper Ladies: Victorian Love Songs
March 10: Oran Mor: Traditional Irish Music
April 14: Ken Lelen: Big Band Idols
Writer's Workshop: What We Learned On Our Way to Publication
Saturday, January 20
9:30 -12:30

Clarice G. James
Jeremiah Peters
Susan Call
Aspiring writers are invited to a writer's workshop presented by local authors Clarice G. James, Jeremiah Peters and Susan Call. Topics include:
  • Why we write
  • Who we write for
  • What genre best suits our message and our style
  • Writing tips
  • Traditional vs. self-publishing
  • Submitting material for publication
Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome.
Improving Your Credit Score and Digging Out of Debt
Tuesday, January 23 @ 7pm
Join Jim Naugler of Citizen's Bank as he discusses the importance of credit scores, debt, and actions you can take to raise your credit rating, including creating an action plan to improve your score.

Registration requested, but walkins welcome.

Writing Retreat!
Saturday, January 27
9:30am - 4:30pm
Plan some time to write! Make arrangements to step away for the day and join Diane MacKinnon, master life coach, and get those creative juices flowing. Diane will lead participants in several short writing exercises, moving into longer periods of writing that will allow writers to work on their own individual projects.
Small type: $25 event fee covers morning coffee, a box lunch, and some writers' swag!
Registration required. Visit Diane's site here for more information and to register.

3D Printing for Adults Returns!
Monday, January 29

If you're curious about 3D (three-dimensional) printing - what it is, how it works, and why its becoming an indispensable tool in engineering and robotics - join our 3D workshop to find out more. Participants will gain a basic overview of 3D printing, design a small name tag or bookmark using a simple online 3D design and printing tool, and conclude the workshop by seeing their design being printed.  
Laptops and all materials provided, but feel free to bring your own laptop. Registration required. This workshop is geared to adults. Register here
The 3D Printer is a generous gift from the Friends of the Library of Hudson.
Teen Events in 2018
2018 Teen Programming and Corrections
Corrections regarding teen programs beginning in January 2018: We're looking forward to starting a few new things in the New Year! Unfortunately, in our excitement, we put out some information that isn't accurate. Specifically:
  • The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will be meeting on the first Monday of the month at 2:30 PM, rather than the fourth Monday as previously reported. That means the first meeting will be February 5th, as January 1st is a holiday.
  • The first meeting of the Tabletoppers will be on January 12th at 2 PM, not January 5th. Subsequent meetings will occur as previously described.
NEW Teen Events! 
New Date! Begins Friday, January 12
Every Friday (except the second Friday)
Tabletoppers is the newest addition to our line-up in 2018! Tabletoppers is the tabletop counterpart to Button Mashers, where teens can get together to play board games, card games, and even Dungeons & Dragons.  
Tabletoppers will meet as long as there's school.
Begins Tuesday, January 23

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month Beginning January 23rd
Be sure to tell your teens about our new Fanfiction Club! 
Whether they like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings,
Fanfiction Club encourages teens to explore their creative side by writing stories set in their favorite fictional universes. They'll have the chance to share their stories with their peers, get feedback, or just knuckle down and get some creative writing done. 
New Date! Begins Monday, February 5
First Monday of the Month Beginning February 5 
Our new Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is your teen's chance to have her voice heard about library issues.
Teens will meet with   Teen Services Librarian James Taber to talk about what matters to them, such as: 
  • Teen materials, including books, magazines, and/or online services,
  • Services they would like to see offered at the library, and 
  • Programming that captures their interests.
Each meeting qualifies as community service time and James will sign any forms required. Questions? Email James at teens@rodgerslibrary.org
Continuing Teen Events

Every Wednesday
2 - 4:30pm
Continuing on from 2017 , Teen Takeover @ Your Library (TT@YL) is a chance for your teen to unwind with friends in our Community Room for a couple of hours after school. We provide after-school snacks (and a librarian) in a safe environment where they can share their favorite YouTube videos, music, complete homework, or play card games.
TT@YL meets as long as there is school.

Every Thursday 2-4:30pm
Button Mashers invites teens to play video games at the library. We have a WiiU, several controllers, along with popular games including Super Smash Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. Teens are also welcome to bring their favorite hand-held games, including popular phone games like Pokémon Go.
Button Mashers meets as long as there is school.
You can always get the most up-to-date information on teen events, services and programs by visiting the RML Teen Blog at rmlteens.wordpress.com.
Questions? Email Teen Services Librarian James at teens@rodgerslibrary.org.
Days of Holiday Fun in the Children's Room!

Days of Holiday Fun!
Join us for a different activity every day from now until Christmas!  
Check our online Events Calendar (we're the events in purple) for more information, and follow us on Facebook at Rodgers Memorial Library Children's Room for up-to-date information on events and crafts! Click on the links below for more information or to register. 
Monday 12/18
5:30pm: Family STEM Night 
12/25: Library CLOSED 
Tuesday 12/19:
  Holiday SLIME! 


Thursday 12/21 (various times):

10:30am: Books & Babies

12/16,10am - 4pm: Holiday Spa Day
12/23, 10am - 4pm: Family Holiday Movie Marathon: Please register!

January 27 - January 5
Holiday Edition Escape Room! Escape from Santa's Workshop
See details below
Escape Room: Holiday Edition
Escape From Santa's Workshop
December 27 - January 5

Join us for Holiday Escape Room: Escape From Santa's Workshop! Our Summer Reading Program "Escape From Azkaban!" escape room was so popular that we've created another escape room for Winter Break!
Click here to register for a one-hour slot, and remember to follow us on Facebook at Rodgers Memorial Library Children's Room for upcoming events and information.
Tinkerlab: Snowflake Symmetry
Saturday, January 13
10am - 4pm

Drop in and tinker with the available supplies to make cool snowflake designs!
Friends of the Rodgers Library
Second Hand Prose
Sunday, January 14, 11am - 3pm 
NOTE: There is no Thursday evening SHP 
Hills Memorial Library Basement

'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. 
Become a Friend!
Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, January 16, 1:30pm
All are welcome!

A special relationship...

Become a Friend of the Rodgers Memorial Library by joining a group of volunteers who support a variety of activities including the purchase of the 3D Printer, the Telescope, learning modules and other equipment for the children's room; award the Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship; provide funding for the Summer Reading Program, movie licenses, Santa photos, author forums and a variety of Humanities Council programs.

Choose from activities including being a Santa's Helper, Second Hand Prose "librarians", celebrating National Library Week with library staff, or participate in a variety of other opportunities. 

The Friends have supported the Hudson library system for over 35 years and were instrumental in focusing on the need to build a new home for expanded services which culminated in the construction and opening of the new library donated by the Rodgers family in 2009. 

The Friends are a 501c(3) organization, have business meetings five times a year to plan for activities and form necessary sub-committees. Tax-deductible annual membership dues are $10 (individual), $20 (family), $30 (patron) or $50 (business).

Even if your time is limited you can make a difference! Pick up an application at the library or contact the Friends by email.

Additional January Events
 Evening Book Group    
Thursday 1/4, 7-8pm
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline
Light refreshments will be served
Genealogy Club
 Fri 1/5, 1:30pm
Guest lecturer Cathy Bence, director of the genealogy program at the Dracut Public Library, will speak on getting the most out of FamilySearch.com, with special attention on new and advanced features. A roundtable genealogy discussion will follow where you can ask and answer questions about your genealogical research.  
Free Film 
Home Again  
Starring Reese Witherspoon
Monday, 1/8
2 & 6:30pm
Light refreshments provided 
Films are sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Harbor Health & Wellness Mobile Health Van
  Tuesday 1/9, 10am -2pm
Dental Care for Low-Income and Homeless
Writing Group
Friday, 1/12, 9:30-12:30
Registration requested, but walk-ins welcome on a space available basis

Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Mon 1/15, 2 - 4pm
Meet in Laurel Place Lobby by 2pm

Book Discussion

The Nightingale
by Kristen Hannah
Tue 1/16, 1:30pm
Books available at the circulation desk

Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, 1/16, 1:30pm
All are welcome!
Crochet Slam
Mondays, 6:30pm
Drop in!
No Crochet Slam 12/25

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays @ 10am
Drop in!
(Teenage Takeover at Your Library)
Wednesdays, 2:15-4:30pm
Just drop in!
No TT@YL 12/27
Geopolitics in Today's World
New Time!
Thursdays, 11am -1pm
Walk-ins welcome!

Button Mashers
Thursdays, 2:15 - 4:30pm
No Button Mashers 12/28

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