September 2019 Events
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The library will be closed Monday, September 2, for Labor Day
Regular Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Saturday: (beginning September 6): 9am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED
September Artist of the Month
Sacred Skies: The Art of Julie Marie Hoey
Hudson artist and poet Julie Marie Hoey's work will be on display in the Community Room through September.
Artist Reception
Saturday, September 21

Hoey will read from her poetry at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

At right, from top: Two Skies Combined, Western Sky II
This September the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library is joining the  American Library Association (ALA)  and libraries state- and nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Anyone who registers for a Rodgers Memorial Library card in September will receive a gift at the circulation desk and will be entered into a raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card.
For more information, visit our website at or give us a call at 603-886-6030.
Life Coaching
Changing Negative Patterns
Tuesday, September 10
Learn to identify and unravel the negative patterns in your life. This interactive discussion with life coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D., will show how awareness of simple techniques can help to change a negative pattern.

Registration requested . Please register here . Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, September 11
Join us as we sample and discuss recipes from popular cookbooks and food themes. This month, prepare and share a recipe from The Apple Cookbook, by Olwen Woodier, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options !

Copies available at the Circulation Desk.

P lease register here and include your planned recipe in order to avoid duplicates.
Genealogy Club
Writing Your Autobiography
Friday, September 13
Genealogist Seema Kenney will present Writing Your Autobiography .  
Your words express the emotions of your life. Putting them ‘on paper’ helps paint a picture of you that no camera can duplicate.
Lithuanian Cooking with Chef Oonagh Williams
Saturday, September 14
Join Chef Oonagh for a cooking demo of rich pastry roll with bacon and cooked onions, followed by Farmer's cheese sweet custard, topped with sour cream and jam.

Registration requested for portion control purposes.
DCU Free Concert Series
Sarah Jane Nelson
Saturday, September 14

The library is pleased to welcome New Hampshire folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jane Nelson. Sarah is an old-time fiddler, guitarist and vocalist and an experienced performer who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events.
Get Moving @ Your Library
Belly Dancing!
Friday, September 20
Jessica Salman will join us to teach an introductory belly dancing class.
Registration requested , please register here . Walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis.
Author Talk
Searching for Barton Carter
Wednesday, September 25
Nancy Barton Carter Clough spent seven years researching her ancestor Barton Carter. Her presentation will focus on the heroic life of Barton Carter, who turned away from a comfortable future to fight against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War, and disappeared in that fight when he was 23 years old.
Barton’s work with Catalonian orphans is still having an impact in third-world countries today. Nancy will also discuss the history of the Carter family beginning with their arrival in the Nashua area and their successful leadership of the Nashua Corporation on Franklin Street, where many Hudson residents were employed for almost a century.  
This program is free, no registration required. Seating is limited.
The World of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Saturday, September 28
Join us for a discussion on Jane Austen's first published work: "Sense and Sensibility." Indulge in a catered British tea - complete with tea, fine china, sandwiches and cakes - and learn about the author and her life, the Georgian era in which she lived, her themes and characters, and why Austen's books remain relevant to this day.
The event ends with scenes from the play "Sense and Sensibility," performed by member actors of the Nashua Theatre Guild, who will be performing the play in full the weekend of October 11. 

Attendees will receive a special discount on tickets to see the full play the weekend of October 11 .

Casual dress welcome, but the wearing of Regency-style dress and/or Sunday hat/bonnet encouraged! 

Registration required.  Due to catering requirements, registration is very limited, so sign up early. Registration opens Monday, September 9. Click here to register.

At right, from top: Portrait of Jane Austen, tea setting by Festiviteas, LLC
Friends of the Library of Hudson
Second Hand Prose
Sunday, September 8
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sales support library programs such as the annual "Visit With Santa" and the recent "Visit and Tea with Queen Victoria," and the light pole banners in the Library parking lot.

To find out more about the Friends or
to join, visit their web page  here  or their Facebook page  here .
Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, September 17

This is the first meeting of the 2019-2020 year. Come join the fun as plans are made for fall activities. All are welcome.
Additional September Events
Monthly Events

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
Wednesday, 9/4, 3-4pm
Monday, 9/16, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion*
By Dani Shapiro
Thursday, 9/5, 7pm

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 9/8, 11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library basement
18 Library Street

Mystery Readers Book Club*
Murder at the Brightwell
By Ashley Weaver
Thursday, 9/12, 1pm

Book Discussion Group*
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
By Lisa See
Tuesday, 9/17, 1:30pm

* Books for all book groups are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
Monthly Events (cont.)

Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, 9/17
All are welcome

Monthly Writing Group
Friday, 9/20
9:30am - 12:30pm

Free Film
Tuesday, 9/24
2pm & 6:30pm
Films are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hudson

Weekly Events

U'Decide Quilters

Geopolitics in Today’s World
11am - 1pm
Walk-ins Welcome

Drop in Stitchers
9:30 - 11:30am