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Free Tax Help at the Library
Tuesdays & Saturdays
February 3-April 7
Volunteers from AARP will be at the library on Tuesdays and Saturdays to assist senior citizens and low-income tax payers with their federal returns. 

Online appointment registration is available and recommended, though walk-ins will be welcome if there is availability.  Make an appointment online or call the library at 603-886-6030 for more information. 

Please Note: Tax assistance volunteers cannot help prepare any of the following:
  • Schedule C over $10,000 in expenses,
  • Complicated/lengthy Schedule D forms without proper paperwork,
  • Schedule E,
  • Other specialized forms. 
Lithuanian Margučiai Egg Workshop  
Saturday, March 4 
Two sessions available (click on the time to register for a session):
9:30am or 1:30pm 
Decorate your own holiday egg in the distinctive Lithuanian
margučiai style! No artistic talent or prior experience required.  
Registrants will use a wax-resist method on a real egg to create beautiful designs and a permanent keepsake. Classes are led by Jodi Smith, a resident of Lovell, Maine, who has been decorating eggs in various northern European wax-resist styles for over 30 years.

Space is limited so register soon!  
Register for a session by clicking on either of the time slots above.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Charles Zylonis Trust

SBA Resources to Help Start or Grow Your Business
Tuesday, March 6, @ 7pm

Join us for a discussion by Economic Development Specialist Warren Haggerty, who will provide information, tips and resources for starting or growing a small business. Services provided include one-on-one business counseling, loans and government contracting support. 
Sponsored by the US Small Business Administration. 

Registrations requested. Please sign up here. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call (603) 225-1405.
"Souper Soup!" Contest and Soup Tasting
Wednesday, March 7

Have a favorite soup recipe? Enter your recipe in our "Souper Soup" Contest! Register for the event below, and on Wednesday, March 7, bring your hot soup in a crockpot with a ladle by 6:30pm. Library visitors will sample soups and vote for their favorite recipe, and the soup with the most votes will win our Grand Prize. 
All are invited to come sample delicious soup!!
Registration requested. Please register here
Geneology Club
Friday, March 9
1:30 pm

Join us for a webinar by Meaghan Siekman of the New England Historic Genealogical Society on how to  research your Native American ancestry with a special focus on the Society's resources and how to use them, including those that can be accessed here at the Rodgers Library through our subscription to American Ancestors. 
No registration required.
DCU Free Concert Series
Òran Mór: Traditional Irish Music
Saturday, March 10 @ 2pm
(Snow Date: March 11)

Join us on March 10 and kick off an early St. Patrick's Day celebration with music by Òran Mór. Musicians Peter Hale and Dave Hallowell "share many of your favorites and encourage you to sing interweave with songs, from jigs, reels, hornpipes and set more contemporary or further flung melodies and beats...we mix it up to keep the music flowing." 
The concert is free thanks to a generous grant from the Digital Credit Union.
Future Concerts:
April 14: Ken Lelen: Big Band Idols
May 12: Great Bay Sailor: Songs of the Sea
Life Coaching Event:
How to Develop a Meditation Practice
Tuesday, March 13

Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, MD, for this interactive presentation where you will practice simple everyday meditation techniques that help you through the day. Focus will be placed on strategies that can help overcome the obstacles to a meditation practice.

Registration requested, although walk-ins are welcome. Please click here to register.  
Cookbook and Recipe Club
Wed., March 14

Love to cook and bake? Join our club! Choose a recipe to cook or bake from the monthly theme choice, bring your culinary delight. its recipe, and an empty tummy, to the meeting for others to share. Discuss what you liked (and what you didn't) about your recipe.

This month's theme is: Bread!

From fluffy yeast breads to sweet quick breads, all variations of bread are acceptable. Happy baking!!

Please register for this event by clicking here or by calling the library at 603-886-6030.
Concert: Tutto a Dio Lithuanian Ensemble
Saturday, March 17

Lithuanian ensemble Tutto a Dio will present a concert sampling different genres from baroque and classical to modern compositions using vocals, viola and accordion. This highly unique combination of instruments is unique to Lithuania, and is likely one of the most uncommon ensembles in the world.
Songs of Emigration:  Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Sunday, March 25
Join us for a traditional Irish music concert performed by Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki. Through song, Jordan relays some of the adventures, misadventures and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants, and discusses the historical context of each song while interspersing tunes from Ireland that have, over the years, made their way into New England's musical repertoire.

This program is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities.
Create a Dish Garden
Tuesday, March 27

Create a beautiful dish garden using long-lasting succulent plants. Hosted by  Darlene, owner of Anne's Florals and Gifts, this workshop provides all materials necessary to create your own dish garden.
Please note: There is a $45 materials fee.
Space is limited, so please register here by March 20.
You may have noticed some big changes in the Children's Room, and you will see more coming! 

We are in the midst of a "reboot" which includes shifting book collections and furniture.  We appreciate your patience while we work on improving our amazing Children's Room!

Check our online Events Calendar for more information.

Follow us on Facebook at Rodgers Memorial Library Children's Room for up-to-date information on events. Click on the links below for more information or to register.

Noteworthy Continuing Drop-In Events
Stories with Stuffies (through March 13): Bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories at the library every Tuesday! All ages welcome. Wearing pajamas is highly encouraged!

Sensory Playtime: Explore the senses through play on Wednesday mornings. Drop in between 10 and 11. Recommended for ages 3-5. Younger children welcome at caretakers' discretion.

Movers & Shakers: For our confident walkers up to age 2. Join us on Thursdays for stories, songs and movement.

Family STEM Nights: Mondays  5:30-7:30. See below for March schedule.

10am: Toddler Time
(through March 12)
5:30pm: Family STEM Night
(see below for more information)

10am: Story time
(through March 13. Registration required)
6:30pm: Stories with Stuffies

10am: Sensory Playtime

10am: Movers & Shakers
3:30pm: Paws to Read with Elsa
5pm: Messy Manda
(through March 15. Registration required)

10:30am: Books & Babies
1:30pm: Story Time ( Registration required.)

Drop in between 10am and 4pm to participate in a fun weekend activity: art, crafts, tinkering, LEGO, etc. See an up-to-date listing in our Events Calendar.
Winter Vacation Activities and Schedules!
February 26 - March 2

Monday, 2/26
10am: Wildlife Encounters! (see below)
5:30pm: Family STEM Night (see below)

Tuesday, 2/27
Noon - 7pm: LEGO Free Build

Wednesday, 2/28
10am: Sensory Playtime
Noon - 7pm: Magnet Explorations

Thursday, 3/1
10am: Movers & Shakers
Noon - 7pm: Drop-In Craft!!!

Friday, 3/2
10:30am: Books & Babies
Noon - 5pm: Board Game Day!

Remember to visit our Facebook page at "Rodgers Memorial Library Children's Room" and/or our Events Calendar for all last-minute updates on events!
Family STEM Night Every Monday @ 5:30!
A design from our STEM session: I HEART Math!
March 2018
March 5: Kaleidoscopes
March 12: Basketball Newspaper Tower
March 19: Basketball Catapult
March 26: Egg Science 
Another design from our STEM session: I HEART Math!
Teen Events in 2018
You can always get the most up-to-date information on teen events, services and programs by visiting the RML Teen Blog at

Note: Remember, if there's no school, there are no teen programs
Questions? Email Teen Services Librarian James at
Starting Monday, 3/19 
Feeling a little analog? Beginning Monday, March 19, the library's entire catalog of board games will be at your teen's disposal. There will be snacks and a D&D campaign run by Teen Services Librarian James.

Tuesday, March 13 & 27
Give your teens a chance to tell stories about their favorite characters!

This is a creative writing group, where young teen writers will have the chance to share their work and help each other grow as artists.
Tuesday, March 6
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 for more information.

Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday, the library turns its Community Room into a teen center. There are snacks, games, YouTube videos and the chance to just hang out with friends. 

Every Thursday 2-4:30pm
Have a teen with a head for video games? Send them to Button Mashers! Each week, teens gather to play together on the library's Wii or whatever portable systems or laptops they bring from home.
Friends of the Rodgers Library
Second Hand Prose
Sunday, March 11, 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, March 20, 7pm
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 March Events
See our website for details and information
Free Films 
@ the Library

Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Iron Jawed Angels
Sunday, March 11

Monday, March 12
2pm & 6:30pm
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 18

Monthly Programs
Evening Book Discussion
Maud's Line
by Margaret Verble
Thursday, March 1
Books available at the circulation desk

Writing Group
Friday, March 16
9:30am - 12:30pm
Registration requested, walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis

Harbor Health & Wellness Mobile Health Van
Thursday,  March 22
10am -2pm
Dental Care for Low-Income and Homeless
Group Singing
At Fairview Healthcare
Monday, March 19
2 - 4pm
Meet in Laurel Place Lobby by 2pm

Book Discussion

Killed at the Whim of a Hat
by Colin Cotterill
Tuesday, March 20
Books available at the circulation desk

Weekly Programs

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays @ 10am
Drop in!
(Teenage Takeover at Your Library)
Wednesdays, 2:15-4:30pm
Just drop in!

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

Button Mashers
Thursdays, 2:15 - 4:30pm

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