May 2019 Events
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, May 12 and June 9 ONLY: 1- 5pm (see "Second Sunday" Mother's Day craft and Tenth Anniversary Party, below)
All other Sundays: CLOSED
New Museum Pass!

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Located on a 12.5-acre campus in Warner, NH, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum showcases thousands of beautiful Native-made objects, the plants growing in the Medicine Woods, and the trees growing in the Janeway Arboretum.

The free pass admits up to four individuals or a family with their children. Reserve yours today by visiting our Museum Pass portal (you'll need your library card no. and passcode), or by calling the library at 603-673-5659.
At right: Native American performers dance a "jingledance"

Below: The museum campus
Alvirne Student Art Exhibit
View works by the talented students of Alvirne High School throughout the month of May in the library Community Room and in the glass case in the lobby.
Author Mike Morin Talks About:
Lunch With Tommy and Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling
Tuesday, April 30, 7pm
Candlepin bowling, often the top-rated Boston sports show of the week, made names like Czernicki, Olszta, and Jutras quickly become as familiar as Bird, Yastrzemski and Orr.
Retired radio host Mike Morin's new book, Lunch with Tommy and Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling (Hobblebush Books, 2019), is the first behind-the-scenes look at what made these pop-up stars tick.

As a TV co-host of nearly 300 candlepin bowling episodes in Boston and New Hampshire, Morin got to know the players on a personal level. They didn’t hold back as they shared their stories, many never heard before. The highs and lows are all laid out, accompanied by a photo gallery that will bring back memories of Saturday lunches with Tommy, Stasia, and hundreds of other candlepin bowling stars.
Above: "Lunch with Tommy and Stasia: TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling"

Left: Mike Morin

Below: Candlepins
"Painting" with Felt Workshop
Thursday, May 2
Join felt artist Deanna Andree for a "painting with felt" workshop. Check out her work on her Facebook page: Artful Life by Deanna .

There is a $10 materials fee for this workshop.

Registration required - please click here to register. Hurry, space is limited.
Raise a Guide Dog Puppy

Saturday, May 4 @ 11am
Do you love puppies? Who doesn't? Do some good with your love. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is seeking people to be puppy raisers. Guide dogs and their raisers will at the library with a presentation about Guiding Eyes, followed by a question-and-answer session about this nonprofit program that provides valuable assistance to the blind and visually impaired. For more information about Guiding Eyes, click here .

Registration required , please click here to register. Families and adults welcome.
"Ask a Muslim Anything"
Saturday, May 4
Robert Azzi is an Arab-American Muslim who invites people to ask him anything about Islam. Anything! The Exeter-based photojournalist hopes his answers to any questions about his faith will help to reduce misunderstandings between people of different religions.

Read more about Mr. Azzi and his program on his website: Ask a Muslim Anything.
Robert Azzi
Cookbook Club
Pickity Place!
Plus : Author Visit by Wendy Walter, Author of Being Pickity
Wednesday, May 8 at 11:30am
Above: Wendy Walter
Pickity Place in Mason, NH, is a popular restaurant and gift shop that specializes in herb gardening for food preparation.
For May's theme, the cookbook club will highlight cookbooks that include recipes created by Pickity Place founders David and Judith Walter. 

Cook a recipe from any of these four cookbooks: 
  • The Pickity Place Cookbook,
  • The Pickity Place Cookbook Vol. 3,
  • Country Herb Cooking, or
  • Being "Pickity"
and bring to the meeting to share with other club members.

Wendy Walter, the daughter of David and Judith Walter and author of Being "Pickity," will be joining us for this event for a discussion about "growing up Pickity" and book signing. There will be copies for sale of both her book and the other three cookbooks.

All four books are now available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Registration is required - click here to register. Include the recipe you are preparing to avoid duplicates.
Genealogy Club Presents:

Genealogical Researcher Barbara Corliss
Friday, May 10
Join Barbara Corliss as she shares her tips and experience from her forty years conducting genealogical research.

Both beginning and experienced family researchers are welcome.
DCU Free Concert Series
The Fiddling Thomsons
Saturday, May 11 at 2pm
Award-winning fiddlers Ryan and Brennish Thomson play an eclectic mix of tunes and songs including Celtic, Cajun, Bluegrass, Appalachian, French Canadian and international on instruments including fiddle, guitars, banjo, accordion, bones and French Canadian spoons.

Concerts are possible due to a generous grant from the DCU Credit Union.
Second Sunday Craft

Create a Votive Candle Holder for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12
Sessions (register by clicking on one of the times below ) :
Create a gift for mom! Using crystal effects window markers, decorate a votive holder to make a lovely Mother's Day gift, or just keep it for yourself.

Registration required - please click on one of the times listed above to register.
Life Coaching: Acceptance

Tuesday, May 14
Join life coach Diane MacKinnon for an interactive discussion about acceptance and what the practice of acceptance can bring into our lives. A handout with resources will be included.

Registration requested, walk-ins welcome.
Get Moving @ Your Library

Line Dancing!
Friday, May 17
Strap on your boots and join line dancing instructor Gail Eaton for an introductory class. Space is limited.

Registration requested, click here to register. walk-ins welcome on a space-available basis.
Monthly Lithuanian Cooking Class
Saturday, May 18
Join Chef Oonagh Williams and learn how to make a cold fruit soup and seafood salad - and sample the finished product!

Registration requested so Chef knows how much food to prepare. Click here to register.

Chef Oonagh is regularly featured on WMUR Channel 9’s Cook’s Corner.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Charles Zylonis Trust.
Above: Chef Oonaugh Williams

At left: The Lithuanian flag
Creating a Happy and Fun Life...

...For Your Cat!

Saturday, May 18
Ever wondered what your cat likes? Concerned whether or not they're being given what they want and need?

T his presentation by Animal Behavior Consultant Monique Chretien will introduce participants to behavior modification strategies, which focus on having a behaviorally healthy kitty.
Above: Chef Liz Barbour
Below: Chef Liz leads her Instant Pot class at the Wilmington Memorial Library
Feasting With Your Instant Pot with Chef Liz Barbour

Wednesday, May 29
The instant pot craze is here, are you on board? Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take out that electric pressure cooker and put it to use.

Join Chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing and time-saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration, Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy.

Space is limited! Registration required ; click here to register.
Save the date!
Rodgers Memorial Library 10th Anniversary Celebration!
June 7 - 9
We're throwing ourselves a birthday party - and you're invited!

Come join us for our Tenth Anniversary Celebration , Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9!

Planned events include:
  • An outdoor Beatles Tribute Band,
  • Food trucks,
  • A cookout and family carnival,
  • And a silent birthday cake auction followed by a live auction of gift baskets, and services and/or professionally made cakes from area bakeries.

More events, programming, and fun to be announced. We'll be updating the event on our website , so bookmark our party page and visit it often for the latest news!
Participate in the nationwide 2018 Reading Challenge! Read one or more books from our list of 50 challenge categories between July 2018 and June 2019 to be eligible for our Grand Prize: 
A $75 Gift Certificate to the restaurant of your choice! 
All participants have a chance to win other prizes at the end of the challenge!

Finished reading books from all 50 categories? Just start again to add more categories to your score!!
Visit  and scroll down to "2018 Reading Challenge" to register. 
Children's Events
Teen Events
Friends of the Library Events
Want to learn more about the Friends of the Library and the awesome stuff they do, such as supply funding for events, sponsor programming, and advocate for the library? To learn more, visit the  Friends of the Library page on our website  here .
Also, remember to follow the  Friends on Facebook ! to stay up to date on all current Friends activity.
Second Hand Prose Book Sale

Sunday, May 12 (Mother's Day)
11am - 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement
Proceeds from the SHP Book Sale support library programs such as the recent "Visit With Santa" and the"Visit and Tea with Queen Victoria," and the light pole banners in the Library parking lot.

There will be no "Third Thursday" Second Hand Prose Booksale until further notice.
Friends Meeting

Tuesday, May 21
We will elect officers, and vote on ways to support the library until our next meeting in September. All are welcome.
Additional May Events
Visit our website for more details
Monthly Events

Borderline Spinners
Monday, 5/6, 6pm

Singalong at Fairview Healthcare
NEW  Session added!
Wednesday, 5/1, 3-4pm
Monday, 5/20, 2-4pm
203 Lowell Road, Hudson

Evening Book Discussion
Forgotten Fire
By Adam Bagdasarian
Thursday, 5/2, 7pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
Monthly Events (cont.)

Secondhand Prose Book Sale
Sunday, 5/12, 11am- 3pm
Hills Memorial Library Basement
18 Library Street, Hudson

Mystery Readers Book Club
Catering to Nobody
By Diane Mott Davidson
Thursday, 5/9, 1pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Book Discussion Group
Born a Crime
By Trevor Noah
Tuesday, 5/21 1:30pm
Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, 5/21, 7pm
All are welcome!

FREE FILM: Ben is Back
Tuesday, 5/28, 2 & 6:30pm
Films are sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Weekly Events

U'Decide Quilters
Tuesdays, 10am

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

Drop in Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30
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