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Contact the Rodgers Library at 603-886-6030 or askus@rodgerslibrary.org
Library Hours through June 16
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: CLO SED
Summer Hours beginning June 18
Monday - Thur sday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 1pm
Sundays: CLOSED
The Rodgers Library will be
Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day
Photo by Jacob Morrison on Unsplash

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 June is Hudson resident and retired educator Martha Dublin. Her oil paintings will be on display in the Community Room. 
Summer Kickoff Concert with

Friday, June 15, 6:30 pm  
(rain date June 22)
A great event for all ages! 
Join us for an outdoor concert featuring Beatles Tribute Band 4EverFab, a cover band that recreates Beatles hits. 
  Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic to enjoy, or purchase food from one of the food trucks in our parking lot. Stacking chairs will also be provided.
Click here for more information on this event. 
Mind to Mind With Preston Heller, Mentalist
Thursday, May 31, 7pm
Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does: he will show you! The audience is guaranteed to have a unique, personal experience with the "unseen", including thought implantation or 'influence', revealing of information known only to the spectator, predictions, and much more. 
One hundred percent of proceeds from this library presentations will be donated to local food pantries. Heller requests that audience members please bring non-perishable food items to donate. 

Recommended for ages 12 and up. 

Register to reserve a seat. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

Genealogy Club
Friday, June 8, 1:30pm
Genealogy Webinar
Friday, June 8

Join us for a webinar by Marilyn Thomsen created for Brigham Young University's Genealogy Program. The webinar will discuss ways to use the resources of the Daughters of the American Revolution in your genealogy research. Beginner and experienced genealogists welcome. 
DCU Monthly Concerts Series Presents:
In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of World War I

Saturday, June 9th @ 2 pm
Join folk musician and former professor "Ramblin' Richard" Kruppa for an entertaining and informative program about how the songs of WWI related to the life and times of Americans of that era, and why so many have remained beloved to this day. 
The Rodgers Library hosts a FREE concert series the second Friday in July and August @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Concerts:
July 13: Music in My Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music
August 10: Music Through the Ages
Concerts are provided by a generous grant from Digital Credit Union (DCU) 
Life Coaching Event: Access Your Inner Wisdom 
Tuesday, June12
Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for an interactive discussion on inner guidance. This class will provide you with simple tools you can access for use in everyday life and in high-stakes situations like job interviews and first dates. 

Registration requested, walk-ins welcome.  
Fraud and Scam Protection Educational Session 
Wednesday, June 13th @ 6:30 pm 
With the threat of continuing and constant Internet frauds and scams, AARP New Hampshire has organized a volunteer corps of Fraud Fighters in response. Join us to learn how you can avoid frauds and scams
Registration requested, Walk-ins Welcome
Our Annual Cupcake Extravaganza and Baking Contest is BACK! 
Saturday, June 16
10am - 1pm
Stop by the library and celebrate our NINTH (9th!!) birthday  
by eating lots of cupcakes! 
Persons of all ages are invited to bake cupcakes for our Cupcake Birthday Extravaganza
and to enter them in our Cupcake Contest!
Register to enter our Cupcake Baking Extravaganza Contest here 
Cupcakes will be judged according to taste, texture, presentation and creativity, and prizes will be awarded in the kids, teens and adult categories. You may also bake cupcakes for us without entering the contest. All cupcake bakers will receive a cupcake box (with a removable frosting lid, see below) made on our 3D printer.

Cupcakes should be dropped off at the library on:
Thursday, June 14, 5 - 8:30pm  
Friday, June 15, 9am - 3pm.  
Please include a printed recipe with your name, age (if you're under 18), and phone number. 
Call us at 603-886-6030 or stop by the library to register, or register by clicking here.
Display Case Requests Being Accepted! 

Do you or someone you know have a collection of interesting items? Are you a crafty person looking to display their creations? You're in luck! The library lobby has a large, locked glass display case that can showcase your collection, and we'd love to show them off. Items are displayed for a month. Almost anything goes!
If you have items you would be willing to display, please email
AdultDept@rodgerslibrary.org or call the Reference Department at 603-886-6030 to schedule a reservation.
Ever wanted to experiment with new varieties in your garden? Take home a sample packet of heirloom fruit, flower, herb, and vegetable seeds to try! Each packet contains enough seed for a one square foot plot. Just choose the varieties that interest you and bring them to the circulation desk for checkout. Tell us how it works out!
     Comin g in July ! Our Summer Reading Program
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. More information coming soon!

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, 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, and enter the tickets for a chance to win our summer reading prizes: Gift certificates to local stores and restaurants. More information coming soon! 

For more information about the Adult Summer Reading Challenge or the Year-Long Library Challenge, please call the library at 603-886-6030. 
Teen Events in June 2018
Teen Summer Reading Program 2018!
Our Theme This Year is: 


Summer Reading Program Kickoff
Laser Tag!! 
Friday, June 15, 9 pm - 12 midnight  
It's back! Join us after the Beatles concert on Friday, June 15 for a night of lasers and laughter. Teams of teens will compete for glory in the arena of the library.  (See above for more information on the Beatles concert.) 
Registration Required. Registrations open June 1.  
All participants and their legal guardians must sign a liability form, which is available at the reference desk. No form, no entry--even if you already signed up. 
Monday, June 18
Teen Summer Reading Program Registration Begins
Registration information coming soon!
Open to anyone entering 6th grade to 12th grade in the fall (or home school equivalent) is welcome to join. Log your hours spent reading and attend events and games throughout the summer to earn raffle tickets you can put towards prizes.
June 25 - August 11
Teen Summer Reading Program  
It's here! The Rodgers Memorial Library teen summer reading program officially begins on June 25. 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 ends on August 11th.
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.
Note: Remember, if there's no school, there are no teen programs
Questions? Email Teen Services Librarian James at teens@rodgerslibrary.org.
Mondays, June 4 & 18  
Feeling a little analog? The library's entire catalog of board games is now at your teen's disposal. There will be snacks and a D&D campaign run by Teen Services Librarian James.
Tuesday, June 5
Does your teen want to help shape the library's future? Every month we have a one-hour meeting in which teens get to have a voice in the library's development, including the collection and programming. And they earn an hour of community service each time they attend!
Contact Teen Services Librarian James at teens@rodgerslibrary.org for more information.
Wednesdays, June 6 & 13
Every Wednesday during the school year, the library Community Room becomes the teen center. Join us for snacks, games, YouTube videos and the chance to just hang out with friends.  
Teen Takeover will run until Wednesday June 13th.  
Thursdays, June 7 & 14 
Have a teen with a head for video games? Send them to Button Mashers! Each Thursday during the school year, teens gather to play together on the library's Wii or whatever portable systems or laptops they bring from home. Button Mashers will run until Thursday June 14th. 
Friends of the Rodgers Library

Second Hand Prose
Sunday, June 10, 11am - 3pm  
Thursday, June 21, 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. 
Become a Friend!
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 501(c)(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 June Events
See our website for details and information
Free Films 
@ the Library

Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Monday, June 11 
2:30 pm & 6:30pm 
Snacks will be served
Free Family Film
Saturday, June 16
Snacks will be served


There will be NO Cookbook Club meeting in June
Participate in our Cupcake Birthday Extravaganza instead! See above for more information.

Monthly Programs
Monthly Writing Group
Friday, June 1
Evening Book Discussion
Girl Underwater
by Claire Kells
Thursday, June 7
Books available at the circulation desk

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, June 10, 11am-3pm
Thursday, June 21, 5-8pm

Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Monday, June 18
2 - 4pm
Meet in Laurel Place Lobby by 2pm

Movie & Book Discussion

The Weight of Water
by Anita Shreve
Tuesday, June 19
Film: 11:30
Book discussion: 1:30pm
Bring a bag lunch!
Books available at the circulation desk
Harbor Health & Wellness Mobile Health Van
Thursday, June 28
10am -2pm
Dental Care for low-income & homeless

Weekly Programs

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays @ 10am
Drop in!
(Teen Takeover at Your Library)
Wednesdays, June 6 &13
Just drop in!

Geopolitics in Today's World
Thursdays, 11am -1pm
Walk-ins welcome!

Button Mashers
Thursdays, June 7 & 14 2:15 - 4:30pm

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