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Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, email@example.com, nashualibrary.org.
VACATION WEEK FUN FOR KIDS AT THE LIBRARY
Come to the Children’s Room at the Nashua Public Library for these special events for ages 3-11 during school vacation week, Feb. 27-March 3. Visit the library website for details.
Monday: Make It/Take It Craft, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday: 10th annual “Who’s Your Baby?” Fashion Show, 2 p.m.
Wednesday: Decorate sugar cookies, 2 p.m.
Thursday: Read Across Americ Day, 2 p.m.
Friday: DIY Springtime Wreath, 2 p.m.
LIBRARY CRAFT CLASSES NOW START AT AGE 3
Craft classes for kids at the Nashua Public Library now start as young as age 3. The Children’s Room offers Beginner Arts and Crafts Classes for ages 3-5, Creative Craft Classes for ages 6-8 and Tween Crafts for ages 9-11.
Registration for craft classes, Lego Legion, and vacation week events has been simplified; parents no longer need to sign kids up weeks in advance. Simply come to the library on the day of the event and put your name on the list. The first 16 (or 24, depending on the class) children signed up can attend.
No child is too young to visit the library: Babies and Books Storytimes for kids up to 24 months old are held on Thursday mornings. Storytimes and Puppets Shows for all ages are held five times a week.
For all the details go to www.tinyurl.com/nplkid or call (603) 589-4631.
COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE WORLD’S MOST STUDIED FIGURES
Students from upper elementary grades through high school can find reliable, accurate information on a vast array of people, from historical figures to today’s newsmakers, in the Nashua Public Library’s Biography in Context. Biography in Context, published online by Gale, contains the life stories of more than 400,000 people from around the world. It includes magazines, journal articles, primary sources, videos, podcasts, and images that are continually updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information. “We are really excited to offer Biography in Context to our community,” said Library Director Jen McCormack. “It makes it so much easier to find reliable information about world-renowned figures. The best part is our users don’t have to stress about sorting through millions of search results to find what they’re looking for.”
Anyone with a Nashua Public Library card can use this resource by visiting nashualibrary.org/explore/research/a-z-resource-list and scrolling down to click Biography in Context.
WINTER EVENTS FOR TEENS
The Nashua Public Library’s new teen librarian, Ashlee Norwood, has planned awesome events for kids ages 12-17 this winter. Geeks can come to Anime Club or Random Fandom once a month. Gamers will like Game Time and Minecraft Open Play. Artsy kids should check out monthly Tuesday Crafternoons as well as drop-in crafts during February vacation week.
Open Storytimes and Puppet Shows are at 10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. No registration required.
Babies & Books Storytimes are at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. Thursdays for ages 13-24 months and 11 a.m. and noon Thursdays for up to 12 months. No registration required.
Brookline Public Library, 16 Main St., 673-3330, bplnh.weebly.com or on Facebook at Brookline Public Library, NH.
Programs for kids
WINTER BREAK EVENTS
These special events will be held at the library Feb. 27-March 3.
Monday: Kids Only Blackjack Tournament, starting at high noon (cowboy hat optional) Math? No – it’s a game! Learn the basics of blackjack, then enjoy some tournament play! Registration required, parental supervision requested.
Tuesday: Fourth annual Fancy Nancy Fashion Show, 11 a.m.-noon. First, we gather together in our amazing outfits from home to read Jane O’Connor’s “Fancy Nancy.” Then, after a quick makeover (nails and accessories) and a little practice, we’ll walk the red carpet and end with a fabulous photo shoot! Ages 4 and up; sign up required.
Wednesday: Music with Miss Jackie, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m. Comfy jammies, cookies and milk, and great stories are the perfect combination fro a cozy evening at the Library! All ages welcome, parental assistance requested, no registration necessary.
Friday: Trains and Thomas the Tank Engine movies. Drop in for free play anytime, and enjoy watching some Thomas the Tank Engine shows from noon-1 pm. No registration required; parental assistance requested.
Pajama storytime: 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month; Homeschool Writing Club meets at noon on Mondays for ages 9 and older; Reading Dogs: 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month (except November) (preregistration required); Tuesday Storytimes at 10:30 a.m.; Music with Miss Jackie (ages newborn to 6) meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Friday Train Club is a drop-in event from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 886-6030, firstname.lastname@example.org, rodgerslibrary.org or rmlnh.org/events.
NEW SUNDAY HOURS
The Rodgers Memorial Library will be open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m., through April 9.
BEST SELLING AUTHOR ELINOR LIPMAN AT RODGERS MEMORIAL LIBARRY
Bestselling Author Elinor Lipman will be at the Rodgers Memorial Library at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 as part of her national tour for her newest book, “On Turpentine Lane.” Lipman, inventor of the screwball romantic comedy for our era, is at her sharpest and best with her newest novel, published on Feb. 14, a Valentine’s Day treat for Lipman lovers past, present and future. Books will be available for sale and signing.
3-D PRINTER DEDICATION AND DEMONSTRATION
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Rodgers Memorial Library now has a new 3-D printer located near the circulation desk. Stop by during February to watch it printing while staff are trained on the device. Join the Friends and library staff for a celebratory reception at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, and learn more about the printer. Programs and other patron usage of the printer will begin soon.
The Rodgers Memorial Library is offering a new program, Geopolitics in Today’s World. The purpose of this program is to bring awareness of how geography and economics have an influence on politics and on the relations between nations. The sources of the information are obtained from world-wide think-tanks, and established worldwide geopolitical websites. The presentations will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays over 10 weeks through April 5. Presenter John Penasack has been facilitating the popular “Geopolitics and Conflicts” program for the Rivier Institute for Senior Education and will now be bringing this related program to the library. Registration is requested so adequate materials can be prepared. Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.
Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, 424-5021, email@example.com, merrimacklibrary.org. Registration for adult events is encouraged and may be required for some events because of space limitations.
VISIT THE LIBRARY WHEN PLAYING ‘POKEMON GO’
You may have heard the library is a gym for “Pokemon Go.” You need to be a Level 5 trainer to unlock all the goodies here. Be sure to take a screenshot when you capture a Pokemon and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on one of our social media pages. We’re at Facebook, and tag us @merrimacklibnh on Instagram and Twitter.
Programs for teens and kids
PAWS TO READ WITH RUBY
Children ages 4 and older, as well as teens, adults and everyone in between, who would like to practice their reading skills can read to Ruby, a certified therapy dog. We will have reading materials available, but you are welcome to bring your favorite choice. Need to practice reading aloud in a foreign language? That’s fine, too. To reserve a 20-minute time slot, register online or call 424-5021. Use an adult Merrimack Library card to register.
AND TEEN PROGRAMS
A Comics Club Book Group for grades 5-10 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Advanced Beginners Book Group, for ages 6-8 with an adult, meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. The Junior Book Club, for ages 7 and older, meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.
Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., 249-0645, email@example.com, wadleighlibrary.org. Registration is not required for most of the following free programs.
AARP TAX AIDE
Free tax help will be available at the library from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through April 13. Appointments are not required.
EVENING BOOK GROUP
The Evening Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 to discuss “Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. Copies available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.
Programs for teens
ZEN COLORING TIME FOR TEENS
Make sure your school vacation week is super relaxing! Drop in at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 and color bookmarks or full coloring pages in a relaxing atmosphere. Markers and colored pencils provided. For teens in grades 6-12.
Programs for kids
If you have registered for any children’s program and are unable to attend, please let the library know as soon as possible so they can free up the space for another child.
Join Miss Trina from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 27 to create a fun and unique project. For students in grades 2-5. Registration required.
Join us for Book Bingo from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 28. Registration required.
Daland Memorial Library, 5 North Main St., 673-7888, dalandlibrary.wordpress.com.
PINS AND NEEDLES
Join Ana Barrett from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month for a night of communal crafting with the Pins and Needles knitting and crafting group. Adults and children 8 and older are welcome.
TAG: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Mont Vernon teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group and have their voices heard. Members will be involved in book collection development for the young adult section and teen programming. TAG will meet 6-7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Information: 673-7888.
Passes to these museums are available to Daland Memorial Library patrons. Three are free and one has a small co-pay. Passes may be checked out for one week. Late returns will incur a $5 fine. Call the library or stop by to reserve a pass. Passes available: Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, Peterborough; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester; SEE Science Center, Manchester; Museum of Fine Arts. Some special exhibits require an additional charge.
Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, 7 Forest Road, 654-2581, wiltonlibrarynh.org.
Book Buddies meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Storytime, songs and a craft. Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome.
Mother Goose Storytime meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 3 and younger. Short stories with rhyming texts,songs, bouncy rhymes, and play. Caregiver interaction is encouraged and siblings are welcome.
Family Storytime meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. All Ages. An evening storytime for families – we will read books and work together to make a craft.
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Full STEAM Ahead meets 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For grades 3-5. Held in cooperation with the STEM Docent program through the UNH Cooperative Extension. Build stuff, run around, make a mess … a totally new kind of math club! From Toilet Paper Olympics to Beach Ball Party, this is the most fun math you’ve ever done!
10 a.m. Thursdays for grades K-2.
3:30 p.m. Thursdays for grades 3-5.
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