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Contact the Rodgers Library at 603-886-6030 or askus@rodgerslibrary.org

  Summer Hours (June 23-September 3)
Monday - Thur sday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm
Sundays: CLOSED
The Rodgers Library will be
Wednesday, July 4th in observance of 
Independence Day

On behalf of the Rodgers Library, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Rodgers Library Gallery Exhibits presents:

The Community Room artist for the month of July 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 Coming!
Coming soon and available for checkout: an iRobot Roomba 690 vacuum cleaner and two (2) mobile hotspots!
  • The Roomba Kit comes with a dock charger, a virtual wall, instructions and cleaning tool.
  • The 4G/3G LTE Mobile Hotspot Kit can connect up to 10 devices and includes a charger, and a mini usb cord and instructions.
  • Both the Roomba and the hotspots are available for one week. One hotspot per family.
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 July and 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: 

July 6:  Wonder

July 13:  Phantom Thread (3:30 only)

July 20:  The Post

July 27:  All the Money in the World


Become a Friend of the Library!
All are welcome!

July is an exciting month for the Friends of the Library! It's time to join or renew your membership!  
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 rodgerlibrary.org or our Facebook page at Facebook.com/FriendsHudsonNH/, or email us at Libraryfriends2009@yahoo.com.  
Explore Benson Park

Thursday, July 5, 10:30 am

  Join us for a 45 minute-1 hour walk through Benson Park on Thursday, July 5 at 10:30 am. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and the company of others! Meet by the sign at the entrance by the main parking lot. 

Rain Date: July 6, 10:30 am 

The Mind-Body Connection

Tuesday July 10, 7pm

Join Master Life Coach Diane McKinnon, M.D. to learn about the intimate connection between mind and body, and how you can use techniques and tricks to get the best out of both. 

Registration requested, walk-ins welcome

Genealogy Club
Friday, July 13, 1:30pm

DCU Monthly Concerts Series Presents:
Music in My Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music with Jeff Warner

Friday July 13th @ 6:30 pm

Singing games, "pocket instruments," tall tales, old songs, funny songs, and songs kids teach each other on the playground will be seen, heard, and learned. We will revisit the New England of yesteryear and get a glimpse of how America used to amuse itself before the advent electricity. 

This program is recommended for adults and children ages 6 and above. 

The Rodgers Library hosts a FREE concert series the second Friday in July and August @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Concerts:

August 10: Music Through the Ages
September 8: Deb & Giovani Rocha
Concerts are provided by a generous grant from Digital Credit Union (DCU) 

July 26th 2-7pm

Did you know that one blood donation can save up to three lives? Be a hero, give blood! 

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the library on July 26. Go to  redcrossblood.org  or call 1-800-redcross (733-2767) to register for an appointment. 

Anyone coming to give blood at our blood drive can enter 10 raffle tickets in our Adult Summer Reading Raffle!

Acrylic Pour Painting
Tuesday, July 31
10am - 1pm
Learn how to use this fun and unusual painting method to create a beautiful music note painting! Although this program is intended for adults, we will be meeting in the Children's Programming Room. No registration required.  

 Mondays July 9, 16, 23, and 30 @ 2pm
Musical Story Time

Join music therapist Angela Thomas for a series of themed programs for different ages every Monday in July. Registration is required. Click on the links below for more information and for registration. 

July 16: Shake It Up Baby

July 23: Campfire Songs 


Wednesday July 11 @ 1pm
Recycled Percussion Obstacle Course

Nashua Community Music School presents a musical obstacle course. Lots of fun for the whole family! Rain Date: July 12th

Ages 6-12

Saturday July 14 @ 9:30 am


Friday July 20 @ 1 pm
Magic with Scott Jameson
Say ooooooo! Now say ahhhhhhhh! You are now ready to be amazed by the magic of Scott Jameson! You can pick up tickets for this event in the Children's Room in the week leading up to the event.

Wednesday July 25 @ 2 pm
Bucket Blast

Nashua Community Music School presents a recycled percussion workshop where students of any age learn the basics of rhythm, drumming and collaboration while using recycled objects such as buckets, pails and trashcans as musical instruments. Students are challenged to work together as a team under the direction of NCMS "Trash Talk" Percussion Ensemble Director Ray Aucoin to practice, learn and play a complete musical composition.

Wednesday July 25 @ 5:30 pm
Cosplay Cafe

Do you have a favorite character you've always wanted to dress up as? Are you part of a fandom and want to express your fan love for a character? Come join Ms. Molly to learn what cosplay is all about, the basics of cosplay and even create your own!
Registration required 

Ages 7-11

Thursday July 26 @ 2 pm

Love drawing? Stink at drawing? Doesn't matter, as long as you love or are interested in animation that's all you need! Come learn the basics about how to create animation and the many different ways you can create!

Registration required

Ages 6-10


Friday July 27 @ 4 pm
Carnival of Fun!

As we wind down toward the end of Summer Reading, come join the Children's Room in the epic Carnival event of the summer! We have lots of surprises in store, so get ready!


Tuesday July 31 @ 10 am and 2 pm 
Acrylic Pour Painting 

Come paint music notes with this special method of painting!
(Please choose to only come to one or the other time slot, not both)

Check Our Events Calendar for More July Programs! 
(Children's Programs are marked in purple)
Teen Events in July 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 officially begins on June 25. 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 rmlteens.wordpress.com 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 June 28 - 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.

* Except Thursday, July 26

Tuesday July 10 @ 6:30 pm 
Build a Candy Bridge

Discover your inner engineer as you use toothpicks, marshmallows, and gumdrops to construct a sturdy bridge and test the weight-with more candy, of course! Take home what you build and what your bridge can hold. Registration is required, opens June 26. 


Wednesday July 11
Teen and Tween Percussion Obstacle Course

Test your balance, your agility, and your musical skills in this outdoor challenge! Courses will be divided into Tween (@2:30 pm for kids entering 6th-8th grade) and Teen (@ 4:00pm for kids entering 9th-12th grade) levels.  Presented by the Nashua Community Music School.

Wednesdays July 11, 18, and 25 @ 6:30 pm
Arduino Robot Workshop

Build your own robot in this three-part workshop! We'll go from assembly to programming to playing in three interconnected sessions. Registration is required, opens June 27
, and attendance is assumed for each of the three workshops.

Thursday July 12 @ 6:30 pm
Know Before You Go #1: Time & Money Management

When you go to college, you learn quickly that you have limited resources when it comes to both time and money. You need to make sure you have time to study, as well as to relax, and that you have money when you need it. In this pre-college information session, learn about how to make a budget for expenses and for time, as well as why multitasking is a myth. Registration not required; just drop in.

Tuesday July 17 @ 6:30 pm
Make a Stop Motion Video

Your career as a filmmaker could start here! We'll be using iPads and the Stop Motion app to create very short films. Action figures will be provided by the library, but feel free to bring your favorites from home! Completed videos will be uploaded to the library's YouTube channel so you can share them with friends and family. Registration is required, opens July 3.

Thursday July 19 @ 6:30 pm
Know Before You Go: Public Speaking and Etiquette

Speaking in front of a group of people is never easy, and remembering to mind your manners can sometimes be difficult. This pre-college information session will teach you some basic tricks when it comes to being polite, speaking in public, and getting comfortable with the idea of introducing yourself to strangers. Registration not required; just drop in.

Tuesday July 24 @ 6:30 pm 
Make a Cosplay Mask

Who doesn't want to dress up like their favorite character? In this workshop, we'll be going over the process of designing and making your own cosplay mask. You'll be able to wear it out of the library! Come with some ideas. Registration is required, opens July 10.


 Wednesday July 25 @ 3:30 pm
Teen and Tween Bucket Blast

Welcome back the Nashua Community Music School and join in a cooperative drumming experience! An experienced music teacher will lead you through the steps involved in learning musical composition, from the basic beats to the the completed rhythm. 


Tuesday July 31 @ 6:30 pm
3D Printer Workshop

Curious about that 3D printer in the lobby? Want to know how it works, and how you can use it? Join us for a workshop about the ins-and-outs of 3D printing, including the chance to design your own figurine for printing! Remember that 3D printing takes a while, so you probably won't get to print it the same night you design it, but it will be printed! Registration is required, opens July 17

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.
Friends of the Rodgers Library

Second Hand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, July 8, 11am - 3pm  
Thursday, July 19, 5 - 8pm 
Hills Memorial Library Basement
18 Library St
'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 July Events
See our website for details and information 
Free Films 
@ the Library

Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Free Family Film
Sherlock Gnomes
Saturday, July 28
10 am
Snacks will be served



Monthly Programs
Evening Book Discussion
The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Thursday, July 5
Books available at the circulation desk

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, July 8, 11am-3pm
Thursday, July 19, 5-8pm

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, July 13

Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Monday, July 16
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