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Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4th

The library will be closed on July 4th. We are OPEN on Saturday, July 1 (9AM-1PM) and Monday, July 3 (9AM - 9PM)
World Book Online
Bel Airs
DCU Concert Series
Friday, July 7, 7PM
Friday, August 18, 7:30PM 

Thanks to a generous grant from Digital Federal Credit Union, the library is pleased to host a free concert series throughout 2017. 

July 7: Bel Airs Doo Wop Quintet
August 18: Fallen Houses (Classic rock)

Body Language
Exploring Body Language
Thursday, July 6, 2PM
Monday, July 10, 6:30PM

Dr. Earnest Caldwell, D.C. will discuss the interpretation of body language.

Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, July 20, 2PM - 7PM

One blood donation can save up to three lives! The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the library. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) or sign up online for an appointment. Anyone coming to give blood at the drive will earn 10 raffle tickets in our adult summer reading raffle. Be a hero, give blood!

We are also looking for people willing to bring by some finger food during the drive to feed the donors. If you would like to make something, drop it off the day of the drive and help reward the donors for their valuable gift.
Artist at work
Art Exhibit: Liz Winchester-Larson and Harriet Winchester
Through the month of July

This month's community room art exhibitors, sisters Liz Winchester-Larson and Harriet Winchester, will be demonstrating their techniques in watercolors and colored pencil on Saturday, July 8 between 10:30AM and 12:30PM. Refreshments will be served.

Their art will be featured in the Community Room through the end of July.
Dance party
Concert: Favorite Songs of the 50s and 60s
Friday, July 21, 2PM

Hudson's own Benes Konecny and pianist Dick will be performing a free concert of favorite songs from the 50s and 60s. Immediately following the concert will be our free showing of the movie La La Land. A great afternoon of music for all.
Build a Better World
Children's Summer Reading:
Build a Better World

June 23 - August 15

Register for programs and reading log tracking starting 3PM on Monday, June 19.

Tuesday, July 11
RML Community Room
Cactus Head Puppets

Monday, July 17
RML Community Room
Wildlife Encounters (ages 5-11)
pick up tickets for this program at the library starting July 10

Saturday, July 22
RML Parking Lot
Trucks Around Town

Tuesday, August 8
RML Side Lawn
Steve Blunt

Tuesday, August 15
Hills Garrison Cafeteria
Magician Norman Ng
Kid in a Box
  • July 6: Quadro Giant Building Set
  • July 18: Rokenbok Day 
  • August 9: Tinker Lab
  • August 14: Quadro Giant Building Set


  • July 14-15: Cardboard Box Maze
  • July 31-Aug 5: Escape Room

Start times vary! Check the events calendar for full details. 

Kids Build BLocks
More Fun Programs
Visit the event calendar for a complete listing and more details about all activities.

Age birth - 18m:
  • Books + Babies, July 20, 10AM
Age birth - 3y:
  • Peek-a-boo Playtime, July Fridays, 9:30AM-12PM
Age 3y - 5y:
  • Not a Box Story Time, July 10, 6:30PM
  • Not a Box Story Time, July 13, 10AM
Age 7y - 10y:
  • Active Chefs! July Mondays, 10:30AM
Age 7y-12y:
  • Engineering Challenge! July Wednesdays, 2PM
  • Sleepover, July 14 OR July 28, 5:30PM
Build a Better World
Teen Summer Reading
Build a Better World

Sign up now at: http://rmlnh.org/teensrp

Log your reading from any computer or mobile device.

Many of our programs have limited space. While registration is not required, unless otherwise stated, not registering means your place is not guaranteed. Once the limit for a program is reached, other teens will be turned away at the door. Preference will ALWAYS be given to those who register in advance, as long as they are on time for the program.

tl;dr: Register to guarantee a spot! Check the Events Calendar for a complete list of programs!
Girls Who Code Camp
Thu, July 6, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tue, July 11, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tue, July 18, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tue, July 25, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tue, August 1, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Mother-Daughter Bookclub
Wed, July 26, 6:30PM
Wed, August 23, 6:30PM

Improv Theater Group
Wed, July 5, 4PM - 5PM
Tue, July 11, 4PM - 5PM
Tue, July 18, 4PM - 5PM
Tue, July 25, 4PM - 5PM
Tue, Aug 1, 4PM - 5PM

Chocolate Olympics
Wed, July 12, 3PM

Build a Cardboard Maze
Thu, July 13, 6PM

3D Printing Workshop
Wed, July 19, 2PM

Wed, July 26, 2PM
Wed, July 26, 3PM

Birds of Prey
Thu, July 27, 2PM

Escape Room
Mon, July 31
Tue, August 1
Wed, August 2
Thu, August 3
Fri, August 4
Sat, August 5

SAT/ACT Information Session
Thu, August 3, 3PM - 4PM

Proctored SAT Practice Test
Sat, August 5, 9AM

SRP Finale!
Tue, August 8, 2PM - 3:30PM

Proctored ACT Practice Test
Sat, August 12, 9AM
Adult Summer Reading
Pages for Prizes
July 1 - August 31

Get a raffle ticket for every library book, eBook and audiobook you read or listen to!  Earn extra tickets for attending library events.

Prize Drawings: prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and stores. Get a coupon for a free book at the Second Hand Prose booksale for participating.

Tell circulation how many items you've read, or register online and track your reading yourself. Visit http://rmlnh.org/adultsrp
Mark Wahlberg
Free Friday Film Fest
Fridays, July 21 - August 25, 3:30PM 

July 21: La la Land
July 28: Hacksaw Ridge
Aug 4: A Street Cat Named Bob
Aug 11: The Zookeeper's Wife
Aug 18: Going in Style
Aug 25: Patriot's Day

Free Family Films
Saturday, 10AM

July: Trolls
August: TBA

Woman cooking
Coming This Fall: Recipe Book Discussion Group
Love to cook and bake?

Come join us each month as we highlight and sample foods from recipe books found here at the Rodgers Library. Each month, participants are encouraged to make and bring in a recipe from that month's chosen cookbook or food theme. Engage with others about what has and has not worked in your recipe adventures. And, of course, lots of food tastings included!

Look for more details at summer's end...
Animal Adventures
New Museum Passes!
Animal Adventures, Bolton, MA
See a wide variety of exotic and native animals that are unwanted or unable to care for themselves at this animal rescue center. Three animal encounter shows daily. Pass admits up to 4 people at no charge.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Explore this 30-acre sculpture park and the art museum on the grounds that features rotating exhibits. A wonderful place for a summer picnic. Pass allows 4 adults admission for $5 each. Children 12 and under free.

And enjoy our other attractions and passes this summer!
Franklin Park Zoo, Squam Lake Natural Science Center, York's Wild Kingdom Zoo & Amusement Park, Castle in the Clouds, Stone Zoo, Strawbery Banke, and more!

Second Hand Prose
Sunday, July 9 , 11AM - 3PM
Thursday, July 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. 
Become a Friend

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 timesa 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 July Events
Borderline Spinners
Mon 7/3, 6PM

Evening Book Group
Inside the O'Briens
Thu 7/6, 7PM
Summer Reading
Thu 8/3, 7PM

Genealogy Club
Fri 7/14, 1:30PM
Book/Film Discussion
A Man Called Ove
Film: Tue 7/18, 11:30AM
Book: Tue 7/18, 1:30PM

Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Mon 7/17, 2PM

Mother/Daughter Bookclub
Wed 7/26, 6:30PM 
Crochet Slam
Mondays, 6:30PM

Geopolitics in Today's World
Thursdays, 11:30AM-1:30PM

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