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Open Storytimes & Puppet Shows are held five times a week. Please join us!
The following immunizations will be available for $10 per person:
Influenza (flu) shots are $15 for adults and free for children.
Blood pressure screening
HIV/Hepatitis C Testing and Counseling
Confidential and private. Free or low-cost for eligible clients.
If you have Medicare, please bring your card. For more information call the City of Nashua Division of Public Health at (603) 589-4500.
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring, every Monday at 2 pm. Come with friends or meet new ones! Bring your own coloring books, colored pencils, and markers, or use ours.
For ages 3–5 years
Create your own easy-to-make and delicious-to-eat reindeer bark, attractively packaged to give as a gift or enjoy at home. Event is open to the first 24 children who sign in on December 6 at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers.
Hang out, watch and discuss your favorite anime or manga series, participate in games and activities, and show off your anime sketches. For ages 12-17.
Drama | Rated R | 111 mins.
In 1951 Ohio, an atheist college student clashes with both his school’s established social order and his parents’ hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Philip Roth.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Rated PG | 76 mins.
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.
Do you speak some Italian? Would you like the chance to talk with others in the language? Join this group that meets on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Through stories and music, learn how to read aloud and develop your baby's language and prereading skills. Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join us. Thursdays:
9:15 am and 10:15 am: ages 13 to 24 months
11 am and 12 noon: ages birth to 12 months
No registration required.
For ages 6–11 years
Design and create your own miniature ugly (or not so ugly) sweater to hang on your tree or give as a gift. We’ll supply everything you need. Event is open to the first 24 children who sign in on December 8 at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers.
You’d like to buy a house, but how can you finance it? Attend this workshop to learn how to check your credit scores, prequalify for a mortgage, and close your loan. Class will be conducted by representatives of Triangle Credit Union in Spanish.
Te gustaría comprar una casa, pero ¿cómo puedes financiarla? Asista a este taller para saber cómo verificar sus puntajes de crédito, precalificar para una hipoteca y cerrar su préstamo. La clase se dictará en español por representantes de Triangle Credit Union.
Rated PG | 102 mins.
After his parents are killed in an accident, Pete finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon he names Elliot, living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man who wants to hunt down Elliot.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please, no food in the theater. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring family and meet new friends as you play Scrabble, Mancala, Pictionary, chess, checkers or whatever games you want to bring. Tonight you can learn to play an international game too! Snacks will be available. Sponsored by One Greater Nashua.
For ages 12 to 17. Drop in on the second Tuesday of the month between 3 pm and 6 pm for an awesome craft just for teens. No registration required.
Horror | Rated R | 88 mins.
Three friends plot to end their money woes by burglarizing the home of a blind recluse, but the heist quickly goes awry when they discover that their target is concealing a horrifying secret—and that he isn’t as harmless as they had thought.
An opportunity for newcomers to Nashua learning English as well as native speakers to talk about topics of everyday interest, share their languages, and enjoy coffee, tea, and light snacks.
For ages 4-11. Join us to make a drop-in craft. You'll be able to finish just in time to see this week's Family Film in the library theater. No registration required.
Come to the Children's Room for a drop-in craft before the film today, between 1 pm and 2 pm.
Rated PG | 118 mins.
A lonely orphan named Sophie and BFG (big friendly giant) explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children. Based on a novel by Roald Dahl.
For ages 12 to 17. Fangirls and fanboys: Come talk about your favorite fandoms from books, comics, TV, and movies; make fandom-related crafts; and eat fandom-themed snacks. At each meeting we’ll vote on what to Squeee over next month. You’re welcome to cosplay or bring fanfic or fanart you’ve created.
Sci-Fi Thriller | Rated PG-13 | 103 mins.
Following a car accident, Michelle awakens in the basement fallout shelter of a conspiracy-crazed man who claims to have saved her from the wreckage of the crash. He also informs her that a chemical attack has rendered the outside world uninhabitable. Emmett, who barely made it into the shelter, corroborates this version of events, but Michelle remains suspicious.
Come in all day long during vacation weeks for drop-in crafts in the Teen Room.
Join us for Open Storytimes and Puppet Shows for all ages during vacation week.
For ages 4–11 years
Come get a tour of our usually off-limits puppet theater and then make your own sock or paper-bag puppet to put on a show at home. Event is open to the first 24 children who sign in on December 27 at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers.
Comedy | Rated R | 116 mins.
Dubbed a “spiritual sequel" to 1993’s Dazed and Confused, this film finds freshman Jake, the newest addition to the baseball team at a small Texas college, quickly swept up in the rowdy, competitive atmosphere of the house where the team lives. He and the other players crash one party after the next in search of a good time and good-looking gals.
Color some cool posters and decorate real potato heads with bits and bobs we have in our vast craft supply. Event is open to the first 24 children who sign in on December 28 at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers.
Through stories and music, learn how to read aloud and develop your baby's language and prereading skills. Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join us.
9:15 am and 10:15 am: ages 13 to 24 months
11 am and 12 noon: ages birth to 12 months
No registration required.
100 mins./rated PG
Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business, and save the Lego universe.
Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nashua Public Library.
Join us as we make cool noisemakers to use on New Year’s Eve or anytime you want to liven things up! Quick and easy to make and decorate as you choose. Event is open to the first 24 children who sign in at the Children’s Room desk on December 30 with their caregivers.
The Nashua Police Department will teach you strategies to use during an active shooter situation to improve chances of survival until police arrive. They’ll also provide hands-on instruction in how to control bleeding with tourniquets, pressure bandages, chest seals, and other treatments. Registration is required.
All are welcome to attend the Friends of the Nashua Public library meetings, on the second Monday of the month. The group supports the library through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteering.
For ages 3–5. Held on Tuesdays at 4 pm. Classes are open to the first 16 children who sign in at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers on the day of the craft. A story and a puppet show round out the program.
Rated PG | 113 mins.
Alice returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship’s captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter is suffering from severe depression.
For ages 6–8. Held on Wednesdays at 4 pm. Classes are open to the first 16 children who sign in at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers on the day of the craft.
For ages 9-11. Held on Thursdays at 4 pm. Classes are open to the first 16 children who sign in at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers on the day of the craft.
All are welcome to attend this book club, usually held on the second Thursday of the month. This month we'll discuss Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng. To see future titles, click here.
Marina Kirsch, author of Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival, will talk about her father, who, as a young Latvian engineering student in 1939 was forced to flee his homeland. The only nation that would accept him was Nazi Germany. Hear his story of being drafted into the Luftwaffe, meeting his wife, and eventually immigrating to the US. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
Harry Vogel of the Loon Center in Moultonborough will give us an insider look at efforts by the Loon Preservation Committee and others to increase its numbers in New Hampshire and worldwide. Find out why the loon is still on the threatened species list, learn about its eerie call, and discover why chicks ride on their parents’ backs.
Cosponsored by the Nashaway Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.
A Symphony NH Concert Talk
On January 21 at the Keefe Center for the Arts, Symphony NH presents stories of love and transformation across generations as heard in the works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schoenberg. Tonight, bassist Robert Hoffman will discuss and play recorded excerpts of the pieces to prime you for the concert.
For ages 12 to 17.
Bring your friends and play Super Smash Bros. WiiU on our big screen or bring a 3DS and play against others. You’re welcome to bring your own controller. No registration required.
Photographer Celeste Guidice of Studio C Photography & Design shows you how to use the features available in your phone’s camera to improve the pictures you shoot on your iPhone or Android.
For ages 6–11. Held on Mondays at 4 pm. Classes are open to the first 16 children who sign in at the Children’s Room desk with their caregivers on the following Mondays:
January 30, February 6, February 13
Join your fellow Minecraft enthusiasts to play together in the library.
For ages 12–15.
Discover the joys and challenges of planning and owning a tiny house on wheels. Isa Bauer of Tiny House Northeast will talk about design, siting, cost, utilities, and more. Staff of the City of Nashua zoning and building departments will also be on hand to answer questions.
Enjoy a performance by a Symphony NH ensemble. Musicians to be announced. Space is limited in the theater, so you must register.
Dave Downs offers a light-hearted and humorous look at why our drawers, closets, and garages get filled with stuff, and he offers hints for managing this problem. The event is free, but if you can, bring unwanted, gently used books to donate to the Friends of the Library book sale (please, no encyclopedias or condensed books).
All are welcome to attend this book club, usually held on the second Thursday of the month. This month we'll discuss H is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald. To see future titles, click here.
A groups of girls and thier parents doing enrichment activities.
For ages 12–17. Un-celebrate Valentine’s Day at our party dedicated to being unromantic, un-attached, and un-hung up on Valentine’s Day! We will make and eat loathsome
snacks and create some black heart art.
This year we welcome a very special guest to our annual seed swap. Roger Swain, former host of the PBS show The Victory Garden, will talk about the best ways to weed your garden and the best tools to use for the task. You can ask him some questions, and then swap seeds with other gardeners. Whether they are seeds you’ve saved or purchased, bring each variety in its own jar or bag, labeled with its name and growing instructions. If you don’t have seeds to share, come anyway and bring some home so you can share next year. Registration is required.
Practice your Lithuanian conversational skills with this informal group, led by Dovile Cooper.
For ages 12–17. Join us to play Breakout, an escape game where you solve puzzles containing clues on how to open locks and “break out” of a room. How good are you at using your noggin to think outside the box?
All are welcome to attend this book club, usually held on the second Thursday of the month. This month we'll discuss Marmee and Louisa by Eve Laplante. To see future titles, click here.
For ages 12 to 17. Drop in on the second Tuesday of the month between 3 pm and 6 pm for an awesome craft just for teens. Check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nplteenstuff) to find out what we’re doing this month. No registration required.
A group of girls and their parents doing enrichment activities.
A group of girls and their parents doing enrichment actities.
All are welcome to attend this book club, usually held on the second Thursday of the month. This month we'll discuss Someone by Alice McDermott. To see future titles, click here.