Goffstown Public Library's
Important Reminders

Second Floor Browsing: Library cardholders may reserve time to browse materials on the second floor for 20-minute appointments.

Children's Room Browsing: The Children’s Room is open to one family at a time, for 20-minute appointments with no ability to sit, play, etc.

Appointments can be made online at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar or by calling us at 603-497-2102. The limited schedule for our browsing service is Monday 9-2; Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8 pm; Saturday 9-1.

You will be required to wear a face covering while in the library building. Disposable masks are available in the lobby, along with hand sanitizer.

Foyer Browsing: Our foyer area is open for browsing and check out of materials during regular hours. You can still place requests remotely, and pick up contact-free.

Parking Lot Pick-Up: Just call us from the parking lot, open your trunk/back door, and we will place your items there.

Returns: Will no longer be quarantined, please use your own judgement when borrowing materials.

Computer Reservations: Call us at 497-2102 to make an appointment.

For up-to-date information and announcements, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com.

We are monitoring available information and guidance on COVID-19. For the most up to date information please visit the Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Disease Control websites. For more resources and information: www.goffstownlibrary.com/covid-19.
Calendar Highlights

The following events were made possible by New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.
Jeff Warner Sings Songs of Old New Hampshire
Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30pm

Join us for a virtual 21st century musical evening devoted to tunes and tales from the19th and 18th century. One-man band and multi-instrumentalist marvel Jeff Warner will regale us with tales and sing songs from New Hampshire’s lumber camps, whaling ships and textile mills, all the while accompanying himself on concertina, banjo, guitar, bones and spoons. Born into a family of folksong collectors, Jeff has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institute and is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. Historians and musicians alike will be astounded by this chance to hear living artifacts from times gone by, testament to –as Carl Sandburg put it—“where we came from and what brought us along.”
Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook
Saturday, March 20 at 11am

Get ready for a doggone amazing morning with career historian Bob Cottrell! Discover how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story, eventually becoming the state dog of New Hampshire. You’ll learn how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, while Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks. 

All ages are welcome at this virtual event. 
The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Presentation
Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30pm

Get excited about baseball 48 hours before Opening Day with a program devoted to Boston’s own Boys of Summer. Author Marty Gitlin was an award-winning sports journalist for twenty years before writing The Ultimate Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation will explore the history of the team all the way back to the 1880s, tempering hard history with tricky trivia, and highlighting some of the club’s great moments with anecdotes and clips. Good times never seemed so good, so log on with peanuts and crackerjack, and root, root root for the home team!

  • Tuesday 3/23 at 6:30pm: Knit & Crochet Club Learn more

  • Friday 3/12 at 1pm: Let's Create ~ Teen DIY on YouTube. Pick up your To-Go bag with supplies in the foyer beginning 3/5.
  • Friday 3/26 at 1pm: Essential Teen Life Skills on YouTube.
  • March 29 - June 12: Sketchbook Club Registration required

Borrow Read Listen
March Book Groups

  • Tuesday 3/2 at 6:30pm: Evening Book Group Collected poems, 1957-1982 by Wendell Barry Registration required
  • Wednesday 3/17 at 1:30pm: Afternoon Book Group This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Get a head start on next month's books, see the titles at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar
hoopla Book Club
Through March 31

"Mysterious and delightfully quirky, this international bestseller explores an age-old question: What would you change if you could time travel?"

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is available instantly, in e-book and e-audio formats in your hoopla app, or at www.hoopladigital.com. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! You can read this title on a mobile device or computer. Discussion guide, exclusive author Q&A, and additional recommended titles for book club readers are available at theclub.hoopladigital.com
hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club
Through April 30

"In this startling twist on a familiar tale, a certain Kryptonian rocketship crash-lands on Earth, carrying an infant who will one day become the most powerful being on the planet. But his ship doesn't land in America. He is not raised in Smallville, Kansas. Instead, he makes his new home on a collective in the Soviet Union!"

Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar, with art by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett is available instantly, in e-book format in your hoopla app, or at www.hoopladigital.com. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! You can read this title on a mobile device or computer. Discussion guide and more available at theclub.hoopladigital.com/graphicnovel
The Curious Reader Podcast

Curious about how the wealthy live, foundations, and treasure hunts? Then the latest episode of The Curious Reader Podcast is something to listen to! Stacey and Melissa explore these topics as they discuss the young adult book The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes in their latest podcast episode. This episode also includes an interview with Goffstown High School Guidance Counselor, John Webb.

To listen, please visit thecuriousreader.podbean.com or tune in on your favorite podcast app.
Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month with hoopla's collections of e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, music, and video that are perfect for diving into of women’s suffrage and other relevant topics, and for celebrating women in general.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Learn more at https://womenshistorymonth.gov/
Start a read aloud habit today and add words, imagination, and a love of learning to your child's life. Join the #21DayReadAloud Challenge at www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html
Books about COVID-19 for Children

A recent article from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has put together a list of books for children about the COVID-19 virus and the pandemic, with most free and available for you online – http://bit.ly/COVID19kidsBooks121
Job Opening
Library Aide

This is a 25 hour/week position for public/circulation desk. Applications reviewed as received; position open until filled. For details and application information:
March is ...
Getting crafty is easy with your Goffstown Public Library card!

  • Explore this month's latest classes on Creativebug where you have unlimited access to explore 1000+ online art and craft classes produced by renowned artists and creative experts.
  • Check out magazines like Simply Knitting, Mollie Makes Crochet, Cross Stitching, Quilting Arts, Creative Beading, and more with Libby. See what's available at https://nh.overdrive.com/nh-goffstown/content/
  • Borrow titles on topics from Pottery to Punch Needle with hoopla digital – there are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting!
  • Learn something new with a Universal Class course - there are over 70 Craft & Hobby classes to choose from.
  • Revisit your favorite library Take & Make projects when you visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/adults/take-and-make
In the Community
2021 Town & School Candidate Information

Brochures are available at www.goffstownlibrary.com/goffstown-candidates. You can view the brochure on your screen or print your own copy. These booklets were compiled in collaboration with Town Clerk Cathy Ball. All information was provided voluntarily by the candidates, and all spelling and grammatical errors are their own. Paper copies are available at the Library and at Town Hall.

Elections will be held in Goffstown on March 9, 2021. For more information please visit:
COVID-19 Vaccine Phases

https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/ has information about New Hampshire COVID-19 vaccine phases, information about qualifications, and a link for registration.

If you have questions, call 211, or visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19

Check out this graphic on Facebook about proof of residency requirements (no Facebook account required to view).
Need a Ride?
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.

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.

Library Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Saturday (September 8 - June) 9am - 2pm
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