Vol. 3: No. 33 | September 17, 2021
Library Events: September 18 - 24
Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Announcements
MASKS PREFERRED
Inside the Library
Although no longer required, please continue to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe!
Display your collection, crafts, or art
Do you have a collection that you would be willing to display in the glass case in the library lobby for a month? Do you have crafts or small art that you would like people to see? We are looking for displays for the lobby. Artists and craftspeople can leave business cards for anyone interested in their creations. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Amy Friedman at amyfriedman@rodgerslibrary.org or click the button below.

Monthly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
Billy Summers
by Stephen King
through Thursday, September 30
Billy Summers is a killer for hire. 
But he'll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. 

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and submit a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the button below and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Coming Soon!
Spice Club
Spice for September: Herbes de Provence
ONLINE EVENT. Join us for a “Spice Chat” with special guest Nicole Gagliardi, owner of the Spice and Tea Exchange in Portsmouth, NH to discuss Herbes de Provence. Share your opinions & experiences with Herbes de Provence after Nicole's presentation. Sept 29, 10:30am. Registration required. 
Even though the library closes at 5pm, you may still donate blood until 7pm.
September Trivia Contest!

Check out the daily question on our display case when you come in.
Evening Book Discussion
Stronger, by Jeff Bauman
Thursday, October 7th @ 7pm
IN-LIBRARY EVENT!

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor.

When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words: Saw the guy. Looked right at me, setting off one of the biggest manhunts in the country's history.

In Stronger, Jeff describes the chaos and terror of the bombing itself and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes us inside his grueling rehabilitation, and discusses his attempt to reconcile the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. . Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story is not just his, but ours as well.

Books are now available at the library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.
Events This Week: September 18-24
Book Donation Event
Friends of the Library
Saturday, Sept 18 @ 1-3pm

Have you been looking for a new home for those brand new books you purchased during COVID, but know you'll never read again? This is it! The right place and time to donate those items. Please bring no more than two boxes of newish books in excellent condition to Rodgers Memorial Library. The Friends of the Hudson Library will be happy to take them off your hands!
Curious Kids: Apples
Monday, Sept 20 @ 10am
Apple themed sensory playtime centers for ages 2 1/2 to 5. Taste different types of apples. Bake a pretend apple pie. Play in an apple pie scented sensory bin.

A caregiver should accompany the child or children. Please indicate the number in your party (including infants).

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Novel Nation: The New Kid
Monday Sept 20 @ 4pm
Novel Nation is our monthly book club for tweens. This month's book is "The New Kid" by Jerry Craft.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Adventurers Storytime: Apple Trees
Tuesday, September 21 @ 10am
Stories, songs, and activities about apples and apple trees. For ages 3-5. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Pokémon Club
Tuesday, Sept 21 @ 6pm
Pokémon Club returns! Drop in to play the game, trade cards, hang out, and draw fan art.

Due to COVID we are only allowed to have 20 kids at a time attend this program. This program is only for children ages 6+. 

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
Movers and Shakers: Apples
Wednesday, Sept 22 @ 10am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 
Limited space. Caretaker participates with child or children.

Registration required. Click on the button to the right to register. 
Friends of the Library Business Meeting
Tuesday, Sept 21 @ 7pm

Everyone is welcome. Come and support the Friends of the Library

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Afternoon Book Club:
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Wednesday, Sept 22 @ 1:30pm
Join us at 1:30pm, usually the third Tuesday of the month, for a lively discussion on a book chosen by the group. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. (This month's meeting on a Wednesday will be an exception).

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Teen Smash Bros. Tournament
Wednesday, September 22 @ 2:30pm
Teens are invited to come to the library afterschool to hang out, eat snacks, and play video games. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Family Dance Party
Thursday, September 23 @ 10am
Bring your kids to the library for some dancing, music, and instruments!

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Geopolitics
Thursday, September 23 @ 1-3pm
VIRTUAL The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources.

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Homeschool STEAM: Paper Airplanes
Thursday, September 23 @ 2:30pm
Learn to build 3 different types of paper airplanes and test how sky worthy they are. STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math. Activities are geared toward ages 7-12. Older children welcome. Younger children may attend with an attentive caregiver over age 16. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Full STEAM: Paper Airplanes
Thursday, September 23 @ 5:30pm
Join Ms. Tanya for an interactive STEAM activity each week. For grades K-5. Learn to build 3 different types of paper airplanes and test how sky worthy they are. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Stitchers Group
Friday, September 24 @ 9:30am
Bring a stitching project, share ideas, learn new skills. Register to reserve a space. Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Songs & Snuggles
Friday, September 24 @ 10am

For babies and their caregivers. Enjoy time together with other caregivers and their babies as we learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. For prewalkers and babies not yet steady on their feet. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register. Please let us know how many people are in your party, including your baby.