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Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Welcome to National Nutrition Month®, created 50 years ago by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year's theme is "Fuel for the Future."

March Calendar Highlights
Family Drop-In Story Times
Saturdays at 9:30 AM

Families can drop in to enjoy stories and activities together now through April 1.
Crafturday: Macramé Wall Hanging
Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 AM

Using only three simple knots, we'll create beautifully intricate macramé wall hangings to decorate your home. Perfect for anyone from total newbies to macramé enthusiasts!

March Madness!
Participate in the Tournament
Which Title Will Rise to the Top?

The March Madness battle kicks off by pitting the most circulated books of 2022 against each other. Will The Last Thing He Told Me win against Atomic Habits? Vote for your favorites via Instagram Stories (@goffstownlibry) on Fridays March 10, 17, 24, and 31, and beginning March 13, in person on the library's second floor, and see which one will win the tournament!
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Amateur Detective Night
Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? Gather with other true crime aficionados and wannabe detectives in the Library to play Unsolved Case Files, the game where the stakes are (fictional) life or death. This time we'll travel back to 1992 to the quiet Massachusetts town of Verona, rocked by the apparent suicide of a local 18-year-old high school student. But was Jamie Banks' death really what it seemed?

Birding 101
Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 AM

For anyone looking to learn more about our local avian population, join us for a presentation by the New Hampshire Audubon! We'll talk about common bird identification, tips on attracting birds to your yard or garden, current citizen science projects, and how to get involved. Weather permitting, we'll also head outside for a hands-on demonstration of binocular best practices and birding tips.

Please remember that the Library's weather closings are independent of town & school announcements. When inclement weather requires us to close, we'll post the announcement on our Facebook Page, at goffstownlibrary.com, and we'll inform WMUR.
Borrow • Read • Repeat
This Month's Book Groups - Join Us!
Pick up your copies at the Circulation Desk today.

  • Tuesday, 3/7 at 6:30 PM: Evening Book Group Severance by Ling Ma
  • Wednesday, 3/15 at 1:30 PM: Afternoon Book Group Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathanial Philbrick
Together We Read
March 1-15

"Eva Santos Moon is a burgeoning Chicana artist who practices the ancient, spiritual ways of brujer̕a and curanderisma, but she's at one of her lowest points--suffering from disorienting blackouts, creative stagnation, and a feeling of disconnect from her magickal roots. When her husband, a beloved university professor and the glue that holds their family together, is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend, Eva doesn't know whom to trust--least of all, herself."

River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan is available instantly in the Libby app. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting!

For more information, visit https://togetherweread.com/us
hoopla Book Club
Through March 31

"To control the past, they edited history. To control the future, they edited literature."

For readers of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale comes a thrilling feminist dystopian novel set in an alternative history that terrifyingly imagines what a British alliance with Germany would look like if the Nazis had won WWII.

Widowland by C.J. Carey is available instantly, in e-book and e-audiobook formats in the hoopla app. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting!

For discussion board, read-alikes, and more, visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com
hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club
Through April 30

From legendary TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, get ready for the final story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles three decades in the making!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird is available instantly in the hoopla app. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting!

For discussion board, read-alikes, and more, visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com/graphicnovel/
Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, March 28 at 3:30 PM

This month, kids in grades 2-4 will be reading I Survived: The Nazi Invasion, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis with art by Álvaro Sarraseca. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics!

Pick up your copy of the book at the Circulation desk.

Librarian's Pick of the Week
Watch the Latest Episodes

What will you read next? Discover your next great read with suggestions from Goffstown Public Library Staff, also airing on GTV Community Channel 16. A special thanks to GTV for producing these videos! Watch & subscribe on YouTube and don't miss a thing!
Lifelong Learning
Language is an Adventure

How do you use Mango? Do you study languages to
  • prepare for travel?
  • connect with your family's heritage?
  • personal enrichment and curiosity?
Please share how you use Mango with us at the Library by sending an email to tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com. Gracias!

Did you know that it's easy to take Mango Languages on the go? Hands-free features and offline mode make it convenient to fit a little language learning into any lifestyle. All you need is your Goffstown Public Library card to unlock over 70 world languages, plus more than 20 English courses!

Most popular languages our members have been studying:
  • Spanish, Latin American
  • French
  • Turkish
  • Japanese
  • Arabic, Iraqi
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Ukrainian

And there is a lot more, including:
  • Endangered and Indigenous Languages
  • English courses that accommodate over 20 source languages

Get started at the link below, or download the Mango Languages mobile app today!
Watch critically acclaimed movies on hoopla and get excited for the Oscars on March 12! With hoopla, there are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! hoopla checkouts are limited to 6 titles per month.
Take Your Books On The Go
Download and Read or Listen Anytime
Discover Libby, cloudLibrary, and hoopla

Enjoy the convenience of downloadable e-audio & e-books, music albums, comics, movies, TV shows, and more on your mobile & e-reader devices with your Goffstown Public Library Card.

To get started visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital
Building Addition Information
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Building Addition

The Goffstown Public Library belongs to the community and that has been our focus for over 100 years.

The Library Board of Trustees has been working diligently behind the scenes to prepare for an addition to our historic building. For more information, details, specs, plans, and frequently asked questions, continue reading at www.goffstownlibrary.com/building-addition
Need a Ride?
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Let MTA pick you up!
Call 603-623-8801 (option "2") for free transportation options.

Manchester Transit Authority provides on-demand service now available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Make a reservation directly with Manchester Transit Authority as early as 1 week prior, and at least 24 hours in advance.

Rides to medical appointments, riders with disabilities, and those age 62+ receive priority booking. Service will be provided on a first come first serve basis and will be available "curb to curb" from any location in the Town of Goffstown to any other location in the Town of Goffstown or any medical facility in the City of Manchester or Town of Bedford. All buses are ADA-accessible.

For more information contact Planning and Economic Development Director Jo Ann Duffy at 603-497-8990 x118 or JoAnn.Duffy@goffstownnh.gov
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