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Open Storytimes & Puppet Shows are held five times a week. Please join us!
Call 589-4611 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.
For Ages 4 to 10
Place a dandelion seed in a small, clear jar and wear it around your neck or give it to someone who needs a wish granted.
Join other Minecraft enthusiasts to play together in the library. Grades 5–9.
No registration required. Stop by the training lab with your technology and computer questions.
Bring your friends and play Wii games on our big screen or bring a 3DS and play against others. For grades 6–12.
110 mins. | Rated R | Drama
Literature professor and gambler Jim Bennett owes money to his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?
Decorate a white tile with colored Sharpies, spritz it, and see the magic happen!
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.
Come to the library in your pajamas and watch anime all day! Can you make it through 12 hours? Register and tell us what you want to watch.
Snacks and pizza provided.
For grades 6–12.
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.
Make a fun kabob with gummy bears, worms, and other candies to take home and eat.
Paint a little beehive to put in your flower or veggie garden to let the bees know they are welcome there. We’ll be using acrylic paint, so wear your painting clothes!
Want to read teen books and discuss them? Fans of young adult lit of all ages are welcome to this book club. Bring your open mind and best book recommendations.
96 mins. | Rated PG | Animated
To avoid being taken away to a nursing home, an old widower tries to fly his home to Paradise Falls, South America, along with a Boy Scout who accidentally lifted off with him.
Zentangle is a fun and easy-to-learn art form that encourages focus, increases mindfulness, and reduces stress. This hands-on workshop is for beginners and artists alike. Presented by Certified Zentangle Teacher Emily Classon.
Individuals and groups are welcome to join the group today for a screening of videos about how to navigate the health care system. Learn about insurance, appointments, billing, communicating with health-care professionals, and staying healthy. Light refreshments will be served.
During this 6 week School Safety Initiative, taught by the American Red Cross, 8-12 year olds learn the importance of accident prevention, staying calm, basic first aid, and how to implement Emergency Action Steps-Check, Call, Care.
Scroll up to April 7 to register for all 6 classes
Hang out and discuss your favorite anime or manga series, participate in related games and activities, and display your anime sketches in the Teen Room. For ages 12 to 17.
128 mins. | Rated PG13 | Drama
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights and the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
The Library Board of Trustees usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
For Ages 4 to 6
Held on Thursdays at 1 pm. Parents may sign up their children for up to three of the following:
4/9 April Shower Craft
4/16 Spring Cupcakes
4/23 Bird Feeders
5/7 Mother’s Day Surprise
5/14 Frog Puppets
5/21 Handmade Instruments
Stories and puppet shows round out the program.
For Ages 6 to 10
Held on Thursdays at 4 pm. Parents may sign up their children for up to three of the following:
4/9 Jello Sky with Clouds Treat
4/16 Pretzel Chicks
4/23 Painted Flowerpots
5/7 Mother’s Day Craft
5/14 Styrofoam Ball Characters
5/21 Spring Windsock
If you are an emotional overeater, closet eater, stress eater, or yoyo dieter, this workshop is for you. It will help you lower stress, manage cravings, and overcome self-sabotaging thoughts that fuel food abuse.
83 mins. | Rated G | Animated
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seawitch in order to meet a human prince on land.
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.
Rated R | 88 mins. | Drama
French with English subtitles
When a young boy is convinced he’s a girl, his family believes he will outgrow this childhood eccentricity. The boy later decides he will marry the boy next door, and things get a bit dicey.
This is the perfect place to share your original writing and provide feedback to others. All styles are welcome from fanfic to poetry, fiction to song lyrics. You can join the group by emailing email@example.com for more information. Grades 6–12.
101 mins. | Rated PG13 | Drama
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
This book group is open to all. In May the group will talk about A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.
A monthly gathering of fellowship and support for those with early memory loss and their caregivers. Each month features a new theme:
April 17: Meet the artists
May 15: Timeless Trivia: Faces and Places
111 mins. | Rated G | Animated
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.
Clothespin Picture Frame: Create and decorate a frame that holds tons of pictures.
132 mins. | Rated R | Drama
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
Find out how to receive broadcast (over-the-air) television stations on your digital or analog TV. Learn which network channels are available in our area and what equipment you need to receive them. We will also look at Internet-based services like Netflix and Hulu that stream movies and television programs to your TV or computer.
150 mins. | Rated R | Drama
An exploration of the last 25 years of the great if eccentric British painter J. M. W. Turner.
A hands-on workshop with Sally Cragin, who will teach you about the history of tarot cards, the meaning of their suits (pentacles or discs, swords, wands, and cups) and many of the more famous “Trump” or Major Arcana cards.
115 mins. | Rated PG | Animated
A family of undercover superheroes, trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Get away for a day to talk about Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, watch the film inspired by the book, and then compare the two. Discussions will be led by Lisa Allen. We’ll also announce the title of the 2015 Nashua Reads book and take signups for our Adult Summer Reading program.
Lunch served compliments of the Friends of the Library.
Fans of Harry Potter have created everything from handicrafts and artwork to websites and conventions. What happens, though, when those fans have advanced degrees and apply the questions of their academic disciplines to Harry’s story? Explore scholarship on the books and find out how academics have drawn upon them as inspiration for their own writings.
This book group is open to all. This month's book is The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Our 2015 summer reading programs celebrate heroes ordinary and extraordinary, and so does this daylong kickoff event. In the works are a cosplay contest, boffer combat demo, workshops, a video game tournament, anime screenings, board games, an artists’ alley, a kids’ concert, a Lego room, and more! All ages are welcome. Get more details at nashualibrary.org/comicfest and facebook.com/nashualibrarycomicfest. Registration starts May 20. Registration is encouraged but not required.
Prof. Douglas Wheeler shares the story of Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who in 1940 helped thousands of refugees gain passage from Nazi-occupied France to neutral Spain and Portugal. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
Join Daniel Weeks, executive director of Open Democracy, as he tells us about a New Hampshire hero, “Granny D” Haddock, who, at 88 years old, walked across the country to call for campaign finance reform.
Historian George Morrison explores a selection of the fascinating memorials to local Civil War soldiers erected by New Hampshire towns, citizens, and veterans organizations. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
Join us for a lecture and demonstration of how air-scent search dogs and their handlers hunt for people lost on land, in water, in snow, and among debris.