Goffstown Public Library's
Library Hours:  Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Get cozy with a good book this fall, inspired by the scents of the season. Whether you're preparing for a holiday, baking for the upcoming pie competition, testing out recipes for the cookbook club, or just curling up in front of a fire — we've got the titles for you. Stop by at 2 High Street, search the online catalog, or give us a call at 603-497-2102 and place your request.
November Calendar Highlights
Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24

Listening Session
Thursday, November 3 at 7pm

All community members are invited to join the Library Board of Trustees and architect Jason LaCombe to hear about the planning process for a library addition, view the plans, ask questions, and provide feedback. Note: the Library will not be open for other services during this time.

Visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/building-addition for more information.
Pre-Holidays Cookbook Club
Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30pm

Are you dreading the unusual dietary restrictions of a significant other attending your holiday table? Want a new recipe that you can give a dry run before giving it a go for your loved ones? Are you simply interested in finding recipes that stretch your budget further? Find answers to these questions through our Pre-Holidays Cookbook Club.

First, browse the Goffstown Library’s extensive cookbook collection, and check out books that meet your particular challenge. Then make your dish. Finally, bring the dish to the library, where you can share it, the tale of why you chose it, and what you thought about the cookbook it came from. Join the delicious fun!!
Award Presentation
Wednesday, November 9 at 6pm

Goffstown Public Library Director, Dianne Hathaway, will be presented with the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association’s (NHLTA) 2022 Director of the Year Award. Light refreshments will be served. Join us!
Amateur Detective Night
Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? Gather with other true crime aficionados and wannabe detectives here in the library to play Unsolved Case Files, the game where the stakes are (fictional) life or death. We’ll work together to analyze the clues and find out who committed a heinous crime!

Registration required - for adults ages 17 and older.
Honoring the First Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 17 at 3:30pm

We will read Keepunumuk: Weeachumun's Thanksgiving Story and discuss the differences and similarities in the origin stories of this beloved holiday. We will enjoy a Native American side dish and activity. Each registrant will receive a copy of the book to keep.

Registration required - for grades 2-5.
Let’s Make: Thankful Tree Centerpieces
Saturday, November 19 at 10am

What are you thankful for? This holiday season, we’ll create beautiful tree branch centerpieces, complete with hanging ornaments on which you and your loved ones can list the things you’re most grateful for. These chalkboard ornaments can be erased and used year after year—the opportunity to start a new Thanksgiving tradition.

Registration required - for adults ages 17 and older.
Songs of Emigration:
Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm

Hear Celtic Fiddler extraordinaire Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, as he uses music to relay some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants.

This program is made possible through the sponsorship of New Hampshire Humanities

Come as you are, no registration required. Dancing shoes might be in order for this Musical Debut of our South Room gathering space. Mark your calendars now!
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops
November & December

Family workshops are fun for everyone! We will provide the pre-built gingerbread houses and the decorating goodies, you just need to bring your imagination. Registration required. Registration will begin on Saturday, November 5 at 8am.

The annual Teen Competition is for those in grades 5-12. Decorate a house individually, or in teams of two, then vote for your favorites on the second floor during 12/5-10. Registration required.

Thanks to the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library for providing the houses and supplies.
Once Upon a Pie
Once Upon a Pie Baking Competition & Auction
Saturday, November 19 at 6:30pm
Stark Hall, 3 Church Street

The season’s favorite social event is back, sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees and the GPL Foundation!

  • 10am-12pm Pie-drop off for entrants
  • 6:30pm Awards & Public Auction. Come eat pie for $2 a slice!

Who will be the grand prize winner? Which town department will prevail for bragging rights?

There is no fee to enter the contest. Entry forms can be downloaded and printed from https://bit.ly/GPLpies22.

The 2022 event is hosted by the Goffstown Public Library Board of Trustees and the Goffstown Public Library Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization formed to handle a capital campaign for the building addition.

See the Facebook Event at https://fb.me/e/2dJprELzQ
Borrow • Read • Repeat
This Month's Book Groups - Join Us!
Pick up your copies at the Circulation Desk today.

  • Tuesday, 11/1 at 6:30pm: Evening Book Group Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

  • Wednesday, 11/16 at 1:30pm: Afternoon Book Group The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
Big Library Read
November 2-16

This award-winning title draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling structure to weave an unforgettable tale of monsters, magic, and family. Awards include Newbery Award Honor, American Indian Youth Literature Award, and National Book Award Longlist.

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger will be available instantly, in e-book and e-audiobook formats in the Libby app. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting!

For discussion board, read-alikes, and more, please visit https://biglibraryread.com/
hoopla Book Club
Through December 31

"Fresh, fast-paced and fiendishly clever! If you love watching true crime and wonder about the psychopaths among us, this is the book for you!” – Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian 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, please visit http://theclub.hoopladigital.com
Middle School Graphic Novel Book Club
Thursday, November 17 at 3:30pm

This month's title is The Curie Society by Janet Harvey. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't. Pick up your copy of the book at the Circulation desk.

Registration required - for grades 5-8.
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! Subscribe on YouTube and don't miss a thing!

Please welcome our new Technical Services Librarian, Brittney Bergholm.

She joins us with over 10 years of library experience.

You can find Brittney on the third floor, please stop by and say "hello!" and be sure to give her a warm welcome when you visit the Library.
Building Addition Information
Architectural rendering of the GPL building with proposed addition.
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. The bond vote for the money to break ground and start construction has not been requested of the voters as of March 2022.

Featured E-Library Resource
Explore the E-Library Today!

If you’re looking for reliable news sources covering politics and government – NewsBank has what you’re looking for at http://bit.ly/GPLcurrentevents. Search through full-text U.S. newspapers like the Union Leader, the NH Sunday News (since 1989), and the Concord Monitor (since 2002).

✩ General & State Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Goffstown. For more information about polling places, a sample ballot, and a Voter's Guide explaining the Amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution proposed by the Legislature, visit https://www.goffstown.com/dept/th/town-hall-town-clerk/elections.
Need a Ride?
A red MTA bus with Goffstown appearing on the front lighted banner.
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, 9am to 2pm. 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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