Goffstown Public Library Monthly Newsletter
Library Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Freedom to Read
When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let freedom read!

In 2022, the American Library Association (ALA) tracked the highest number of attempted book bans since they began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago. Continue reading...
October Calendar Highlights
OPEN Monday, October 9
during Indigenous Peoples' Day
Fall Story Times
Join Us in October

Preschoolers 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Registration required for Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or Fridays at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. - Families are invited to drop in and enjoy stories and activities together, no registration required.
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Amateur Detective Night
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? Gather with other true crime aficionados and wannabe detectives in the Library to play Murder Mystery Case Files. Registration required.
Pondering Minds Guild
Wednesday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the first meeting of an open-minded group that shares ideas, concepts, and possible goals on agreed-upon topics, such as the validity of democracy. Bring an open mind and be ready to chat!
Medicare 101
Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of Medicare, who is entitled to it, how to enroll, the differences between supplemental policies and Advantage Plans, and drug coverage. Presented by Hillsborough County ServiceLink
30 Minute Meals
Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Goffstown Hannaford

Between work, school, and sports, you’re also trying to keep nutritious meals on the table. We'll meet with a Hannaford Dietitian to learn how to fill your freezer, pack your pantry, and scope the shelves for foods that make meal prep quick and easy without skimping on your health goals. Giveaways, recipes, and coupons for all who attend! Registration required.
Identity Theft Protection
Thursday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Identity theft has become increasingly common and sophisticated. This informative 60-minute workshop will empower participants with the skills and resources to take preventive and restorative action in managing their financial lives. Presented by TD Bank.
Ghost Tales & Spirit Speaks with Spirit Medium Karen Tatro
Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Join Medium Karen Tatro as she discusses her work in the paranormal world. She seeks answers to the questions we all ask: What are ghosts and spirits? Why are they here? What can we learn from them? Karen has investigated haunted locations all over New Hampshire and is eager to share her experiences with this window into the afterlife. Registration appreciated.
Little Math Wizards
Monday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Kids ages 3-5 will listen to a story and engage in simple early math literacy concepts while caregivers discover ways to engage their child at home and increase their confidence and comfort level with math. Registration required.
Borrow • Read • Repeat
This Month's Book Groups - Join Us!
Pick up your copies at the Circulation Desk today.

  • Tuesday, 10/3 at 6:30 p.m. - Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Wednesday, 10/18 at 1:30 p.m. - The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
Through November

Read The Bear by Andrew Krivak, available in book, CD, e-book, and e-audiobook formats, and join the Big Read. Participate in book discussions, public programs, and a public Q&A with Andrew Krivak, all free and open to the public. Events will take place in all ten counties of the state. Read more...
Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m.

A monthly book club for kids in grades 2-4. This month's title is Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics! Books will be available at the Circulation Desk, call or stop by and request your copy. Registration is required.
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.
hoopla Changes
Beginning October 1

Due to the rising cost of digital content, the library's hoopla monthly spending budget will be restricted beginning October 1. You may receive a message that you cannot access content for the remainder of the month, even if you have not reached the four (4) per month limit.

For more e-books, audiobooks, and magazines, check out the Libby & cloudLibrary apps. Learn about all the library's digital offerings at www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital
It's Book Sale Time!
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

* RAIN OR SHINE * On the lawn of the Library. Come early for the best selection. $10 bag sale begins at 1:00 p.m., bring your own reusable shopping bag. See the event on Facebook

Volunteers for this event are needed, please let us know if you can help during setup the week of and/or the day of the event. If you are available, please call Bill Babine, President of the Friends at 603-497-4738, or email bilbine@comcast.net.

This fundraiser helps the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library fully fund the
Museum Pass Program. Thank You!
Coming Soon
Once Upon a Pie Baking Competition & Auction

The season’s favorite social event returns in November at a NEW location - Goffstown High School!

Save the Date for Saturday, November 18

New Catalog News
Your feedback has been positive about the new look and functionality of the online catalog—we're glad you like it!

One feature you're sure to find convenient is the "Your Library Card" access. Once you're signed into your account, this menu option will bring up your library barcode—now it's easily scannable from your mobile device—no need to go fishing in your wallet or keychain for your physical card!
Attention cloudLibrary Users: If you are clicking the "Renew" button for a cloudLibrary book in your account's "Checked Out Titles" area, you should confirm this renewal in the cloudLibrary app. This feature may not be working correctly via the catalog but will work as expected when you are in the cloudLibrary app.
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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