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Ragtime Jack
DCU Concert Series
Saturday, May 13, 2PM 
Saturday, June 10, 2PM
Friday, July 7, 7PM
Friday, August 11, 7PM 

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

May 13: Ragtime Jack Radcliffe - Ragtime, country blues, jazz
June 10: Sylvan Roots Duo - Old Time Song Fest
July 7: Bel Airs - Doo Wop
August 11: Fallen Houses - Classic rock 

Introduction to Ukulele
Friday, May 5, 3PM

Learn the basics of playing this fun, affordable instrument from musician and teacher Amy Conley. You will learn enough to accompany yourself on a number of simple songs by the end of this class.

We have a limited number of ukuleles to lend out, or bring your own if you have one.

This introduction is geared for adults and teens.   Registration is required.
Making Friends
Making Friends in Adulthood
Tuesday, May 9, 7PM
This program was rescheduled from March due to snow.

So many people struggle with making friends in adulthood. Our lives are busy, our family members and old friends are scattered, and we find it takes too much effort to make (and keep!) new friends. There are some strategies and skills we can use to make this process easier.

Studies show that people with friends (even 1 or 2) are healthier, happier, and actually live longer. The skills we will talk about during this presentation will translate into many other situations in your life.

Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for an interactive discussion about the benefits of friendship in adulthood and ways to make real friends that will last you a lifetime.  Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome.
Stained Glass Mosaic Trivet/Wallhanging Workshop
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30PM

Join glass artist Leslie Doherty from Ways of Color for this hands on mosaic workshop. Each participant will make a 6" square mosaic that can be used as a trivet or a decoration.

There is a $10 materials charge for this workshop.   Pre-registration is required, though last minute space may be available on a limited basis.

Note that we will be done before dark for those who don't like to drive at night!
Navigating Your Mind
Thursday, May 11, 10AM
Thursday, May 11, 7PM 

Dr. Ernest Caldwell, D.C. presents information about the connection between your conscious and unconscious mind.
Genealogy Club: Immigration and Naturalization Records
Friday, May 12, 1:30PM
Rhonda McClure from the New England Historical Genealogical Society will be speaking on immigration and naturalization records.

All are welcome.
Annual Poetry Contest
Submissions due by April 30

It's National Poetry Month!

Prizes in our annual contest will be awarded in five age categories:
2nd grade and younger, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and adults. Submissions may be made in any format for the contest.  One entry per person.  Please include your name, grade (or 'adult') and phone number on/with your entry.

Paper entries may be mailed to or dropped off at the library, and may also be dropped off at the senior center or with your public school librarian. Entries can also be emailed to, either as the email or a PDF or Word attachment. 

The prize ceremony and poetry reading will be on Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30PM. Anyone who submits a poem is invited to read (as long as the subject matter is appropriate for general audiences.) All prize winners will be invited to attend.

Prizes donated by the Friends of the Hudson Library.
New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell
Friday, May 25, 1PM
Quilts tell stories and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Quilting is NOT just an American art; nearly every world culture having cold weather uses quilted textiles. Pam Weeks from the New England Quilt Museum weaves world history, women's history, industrial history, and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation.

Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.

This program is made possible by a grant from NH Humanities.
Feasting on 10 Minute Meals
Tuesday, May 30, 6:30PM
We all want to eat well, but our busy schedules often keep us from taking the time to cook healthy meals. Understanding what ingredients to have in your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer is key to whipping up fast, healthy and delicious meals. 

Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour will teach you cooking shortcuts to help you combine those ingredients. Join Liz to learn how to use your pantry and local market to create and cook delicious healthy meals in 10 minutes. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes, with recipes to take home and samples for all to taste. 

Pre-registration is required by May 23, as space is limited. Register online or by calling 886-6030.
Second Hand Prose
Sunday, May 14 , 11AM - 3PM
Thursday, May 18, 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. 

The Friends will be meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 7PM at Rodgers Library. This will be the last meeting until September. Agenda items include election of officers, Leonard Smith scholarship and summer programming at the library.
Additional May Events
Evening Book Group
The Light of Paris
Thu 5/4, 7PM
Thu 6/1, 7PM

Free Film
Mon 5/8, 2PM
Mon 5/8, 6:30PM 

Book/Film Discussion
Me Before You
Film: Tue 5/16, 11:30AM
Book: Tue 5/16, 1:30PM 
Mother/Daughter Book Club
Wed 5/17, 6:30PM 

Beading Group
Sat 5/20, 11AM 

Group Singing
Mon 5/22, 1:30PM

Family Film
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sat 5/27, 1PM

Adult Fans of LEGO
Tue 5/30, 6PM 
Geopolitics in Todays World
Thursdays, 11:30AM-1:30PM

Wednesdays, 2:15-4:30PM

Button Mashers
Thursdays, 2:15-4:45PM 

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