Goffstown Public Library's
Library Hours:  Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
January Calendar Highlights
New Year's Day Observance, Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16
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.
January 1 - February 10

Kick off the new year with a fun activity and earn badges and digital raffle tickets for the chance to win fabulous prizes. Adults and Teens can join the virtual Winter Reading Challenge at www.goffstownlibrary.com/beanstack, or download the Beanstack app to get started.
Winter Story Times
Starting January 10

Sign up your preschoolers for Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, or Fridays at 1:00 PM. Registration required.

Saturday Family Story Times begin January 14 and are drop-in at 9:30 AM. Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.
Movie Screening
Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 PM

Join fellow fans of the best-selling novel by Delia Owens for this screening of the Golden Globe-nominated film Where the Crawdads Sing ⒸColumbia Pictures Industries Inc.

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Amateur Detective Night
Tuesday, January 17 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 Hunt a Killer, the game where the stakes are (fictional) life or death. We’ll work together to analyze the clues and find out who committed this heinous crime!

Secrets Behind the World's Greatest Paintings
Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 PM

Part One of this program was so popular that this second date was scheduled to complete the presentation.

From American Gothic to Whistler’s Mother to Nighthawks, some images are so ubiquitous in our culture that we have stopped looking at them closely. This program delves into these iconic works and shares the secret stories behind their creation and reception. Presented by Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious.

Registration required. This is a virtual-only program via Zoom.
No Capitalism is No Solution, Either
Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 PM

How To Talk About an Economy That Serves Us Better—Beyond Ideological Buzzwords

We will rediscover the basics of the “Freiburg School of Economics” and use its timeless concepts to understand how the economy does what it does, why socialism cannot work when done “at scale”, and why let-it-rip capitalism isn’t the answer. If you think we need a more effective public discourse about an economy that sustains human existence without ruining the planet in the process, this talk will give you the tools (not: the answers).

See what's scheduled for tweens & teens, and more, when you check out the full calendar online.
Borrow • Read • Repeat
Looking for something new to read or listen to? Find out what titles from 2022 really resonated with staff when you read the Staff Picks 2022 post on our website.
This Month's Book Groups - Join Us!
Pick up your copies at the Circulation Desk today.

  • Tuesday, 1/3 at 6:30 PM: Evening Book Group Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

  • Wednesday, 1/18 at 1:30 PM: Afternoon Book Group Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30 PM

This month, kids in grades 2-4 will be reading Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House Graphic Novel Pirates Past Noon. 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.

The Curious Reader Podcast

In the latest episode of the Curious Reader Podcast, Stacey, Teen Services Library Assistant, and her teen guests, Daisy, Reeva, and Lila discuss Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani.

Podcasts are great to listen to when you're in the car, doing chores, or even while you're shoveling snow or crafting. The Curious Reader Podcast may pique your interest to pick up a new book!

You can hear the Curious Reader podcast in your favorite podcast listening app or at thecuriousreader.podbean.com. Press Play today!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, and impart an understanding of their place in the world.

For more information, including how to sign up, rewards, and an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.
1,000 Subscribers!

The Goffstown Public Library's YouTube channel crossed 1k subscribers! Thank you to all. Catch up on the latest Librarian's Pick of the Week videos at youtube.com/goffstownlibrary
Research Your Genealogy
Trace the clues your ancestors left behind!

Ancestry® Library Edition delivers billions of records like census data, vital records, directories, and photos. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Ancestry is available only in the Library.
Research at Home

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

NOTICE: Due to very low usage over the past three years, Creativebug is no longer offered in the e-library.
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. The bond vote for the money to break ground and start construction has not been requested of the voters as of March 2022.

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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