Goffstown Public Library Calendar

2 High St. Goffstown, NH 03045 (603) 497-2102
goflib@goffstownlibrary.com


Library Hours:
Mon, Thur, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Tue, Wed : 9am - 8pm
Sat (Sept - June): 9am - 2pm

Please remember that children under 11 years of age must have a parent or guardian remain in the building while attending programming.

 

All Events    •   Adults    •  Everyone    •   Family    •   Kids    •   Teen

Saturday June 1, 2019 - Monday September 30, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
9:00 AM
Grow a Row

Grow a Row and the Library will deliver to Goffstown Food NetworkGot a green thumb? Enjoy your garden while helping your community this summer by participating in Grow a Row! The Goffstown Network Food Pantry's Grow a Row program encourages local gardeners to add an extra row of their favorite vegetables to their garden this year. Your vegetable surplus will be used to stock the Goffstown Network Food Pantry with healthy and fresh food for our neighbors in need.

The Library supports the project as much as possible:

  • During harvests, drop off your produce at the Library when the food pantry is closed and we’ll be sure to deliver what you bring in.
  • When you're planning and planting your extra row or two of vegetables, visit the Library to browse our great collection of gardening books.

Please consider this worthwhile community project - it’s also a great way to get kids in the garden, learning about growing and giving!

For more information: Goffstown Network Food Pantry at St. Matthew's, 7 North Mast Street, 497-3433, www.goffstownnetwork.org.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Grow a Row and the Library will deliver to Goffstown Food NetworkGot a green thumb? Enjoy your garden while helping your community this summer by participating in Grow a Row! The Goffstown Network Food Pantry's Grow a Row program encourages local gardeners to add an extra row of their favorite vegetables to their garden this year. Your vegetable surplus will be used to stock the Goffstown Network Food Pantry with healthy and fresh food for our neighbors in need.

The Library supports the project as much as possible:

  • During harvests, drop off your produce at the Library when the food pantry is closed and we’ll be sure to deliver what you bring in.
  • When you're planning and planting your extra row or two of vegetables, visit the Library to browse our great collection of gardening books.

Please consider this worthwhile community project - it’s also a great way to get kids in the garden, learning about growing and giving!

For more information: Goffstown Network Food Pantry at St. Matthew's, 7 North Mast Street, 497-3433, www.goffstownnetwork.org.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

 
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9:00 AM
Personal Care Item Drive

Let’s Get Personal: Personal Care Item Drive

Lend a helping hand this summer! When you drop off needed items at the Library, we’ll deliver them to the Goffstown Network Food Pantry.

The list: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste/mouthwash/dental floss, toothbrushes, razors for women and men, shaving cream, moisturizers, feminine hygiene products, diapers, and baby wipes.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Let’s Get Personal: Personal Care Item Drive

Lend a helping hand this summer! When you drop off needed items at the Library, we’ll deliver them to the Goffstown Network Food Pantry.

The list: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste/mouthwash/dental floss, toothbrushes, razors for women and men, shaving cream, moisturizers, feminine hygiene products, diapers, and baby wipes.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Tuesday July 16, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Stories & More for 2 1/2 yr olds through entering Kindergarten

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryTuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryTuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Cooking Rocks!

kids in spaceship one helping give directions with Exploration book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryCalling all kids entering grades 1-5 who love to cook!

Today we'll be making our own ice cream.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

kids in spaceship one helping give directions with Exploration book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryCalling all kids entering grades 1-5 who love to cook!

Today we'll be making our own ice cream.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM
Clutter Control

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Clutter got you down? Reclaim your space! Professional organizer Carol Martin-Ward from Practical Organizing Solutions will lead a workshop designed to put you in control of your personal space.

Learn about the reasons our spaces become cluttered, the benefits of decluttering, current organizing methods and new, space-saving products. Plus, discover when, how, and where to donate or throw away items. A clutter-free world is within your grasp!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

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Clutter got you down? Reclaim your space! Professional organizer Carol Martin-Ward from Practical Organizing Solutions will lead a workshop designed to put you in control of your personal space.

Learn about the reasons our spaces become cluttered, the benefits of decluttering, current organizing methods and new, space-saving products. Plus, discover when, how, and where to donate or throw away items. A clutter-free world is within your grasp!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:30 PM
Reading with the Reading Therapy Dog

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


Wednesday July 17, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
11:00 AM
Stories & More for 2 1/2 yr olds through entering Kindergarten

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryWednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24  & 31

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Doreen  497-2102  doreenb@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryWednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24  & 31

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Doreen
  497.2102
  doreenb@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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12:30 PM
Administrative & Finance Committee

The Administrative & Finance Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

The Administrative & Finance Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Book Group: Afternoon Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn to Knit Workshop

ball of yarn with knitting needles for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids ages 7 - 11. Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Registration is required and space is limited to 8 participants who commit to all sessions. All materials are provided.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

ball of yarn with knitting needles for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids ages 7 - 11. Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Registration is required and space is limited to 8 participants who commit to all sessions. All materials are provided.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board

 TAB Mission
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Goffstown Public Library supports services to the community through participating in Library events, timely material suggestions, and pursuing other volunteer opportunities. TAB members will nurture a friendly, safe atmosphere mindful of personal and professional growth.

  • Help the library while having fun!
  • Make an impact on the community.
  • Discuss your ideas.
  • Help plan programs.
  • Suggest materials such as books, video games, and movies, and more!
  • Eat some snacks!

TAB is for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Hillary  497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are many spaces available.

 TAB Mission
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Goffstown Public Library supports services to the community through participating in Library events, timely material suggestions, and pursuing other volunteer opportunities. TAB members will nurture a friendly, safe atmosphere mindful of personal and professional growth.

  • Help the library while having fun!
  • Make an impact on the community.
  • Discuss your ideas.
  • Help plan programs.
  • Suggest materials such as books, video games, and movies, and more!
  • Eat some snacks!

TAB is for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Hillary
  497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are many spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crazy About Pokémon

Are you passionate about Pokémon?

Kids entering grades 1-5 are invited to enjoy a Pokémon movie (rated G), and have some popcorn. Kids may also bring their Pokémon cards and trade with others after the movie.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Are you passionate about Pokémon?

Kids entering grades 1-5 are invited to enjoy a Pokémon movie (rated G), and have some popcorn. Kids may also bring their Pokémon cards and trade with others after the movie.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Thursday July 18, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose Story TimeFor 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds & parents.

Thursdays: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Parents or caregivers participate with their children for a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room

Mother Goose Story TimeFor 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds & parents.

Thursdays: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Parents or caregivers participate with their children for a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Mr. Aaron Concert

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For kids up through 8 years old.

Experience the toe-tapping and fun-loving music of the famous Mr. Aaron! www.mraaronmusic.com

Registration required to ensure enough space as Mr. Aaron is usually a sold out show!

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Astronaut child flies through space image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids up through 8 years old.

Experience the toe-tapping and fun-loving music of the famous Mr. Aaron! www.mraaronmusic.com

Registration required to ensure enough space as Mr. Aaron is usually a sold out show!

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 

Telescope .gifEveryone is welcome to join us and our friends from the NH Astronomical Society to see what is up in the summer sky at the Goffstown Water Precinct Field on Rt. 114.

RAIN DATE is Wednesday, August 14 (same time and location).

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Village Water Precinct Field on Rt. 114

Telescope .gifEveryone is welcome to join us and our friends from the NH Astronomical Society to see what is up in the summer sky at the Goffstown Water Precinct Field on Rt. 114.

RAIN DATE is Wednesday, August 14 (same time and location).

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Village Water Precinct Field on Rt. 114

Friday July 19, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/teen
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Starry Night Sidewalk Art

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is an iconic work of art, let’s recreate it with chalk!

RAIN DATE is Monday, July 22 (same time and location).

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library
There are many spaces available.

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is an iconic work of art, let’s recreate it with chalk!

RAIN DATE is Monday, July 22 (same time and location).

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

There are many spaces available.

Saturday July 20, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
11:00 AM
Let's Make: Bad Art

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“Oh, I’m not creative” - Sound like you? During Old Home Day, drop in for a morning of out-of-this-world cutting, drawing, painting, or glittering. The choice is yours! No talent? No problem!

As part of our Let's Make series and the Summer Experience, let your imagination flow without the pressure of being perfect, or even good!

All supplies provided; wear clothes to get messy! This event is outside; in the case of bad weather, the program will be held in the Library.

No registration required. The Library will ONLY be open for today's special events; not all regular services will be available. 

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library Lawn

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“Oh, I’m not creative” - Sound like you? During Old Home Day, drop in for a morning of out-of-this-world cutting, drawing, painting, or glittering. The choice is yours! No talent? No problem!

As part of our Let's Make series and the Summer Experience, let your imagination flow without the pressure of being perfect, or even good!

All supplies provided; wear clothes to get messy! This event is outside; in the case of bad weather, the program will be held in the Library.

No registration required. The Library will ONLY be open for today's special events; not all regular services will be available. 

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library Lawn

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Library Open House

Stop by the Library this afternoon to take a tour, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes at the Library during Goffstown Main Street Program's Old Home Day.

What's happening:

  • 11:00 a.m. - "Let's Make: Bad Art--Space Edition," teens and adults only on the Library lawn.
  • 11:30 a.m. - story time and crafts for kids in the Children's Room.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -  Ask a member of the Library Board of Trustees ANYTHING!
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Library Director Dianne Hathaway will be available for tours of our historic building and to answer more of your questions.  

Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Library Board of Trustees.

The Library will ONLY be open for this special event; not all regular services will be available. 

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Stop by the Library this afternoon to take a tour, and get a sneak peek behind the scenes at the Library during Goffstown Main Street Program's Old Home Day.

What's happening:

  • 11:00 a.m. - "Let's Make: Bad Art--Space Edition," teens and adults only on the Library lawn.
  • 11:30 a.m. - story time and crafts for kids in the Children's Room.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -  Ask a member of the Library Board of Trustees ANYTHING!
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Library Director Dianne Hathaway will be available for tours of our historic building and to answer more of your questions.  

Light refreshments will be available. Hosted by the Library Board of Trustees.

The Library will ONLY be open for this special event; not all regular services will be available. 

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
11:30 AM
Old Home Day Story Time

Children up through entering kindergarten are invited to our special story time. We'll read stories, enjoy some musical activities and receive a take home craft to enjoy.

No registration required. The Library will ONLY be open for today's special events; not all regular services will be available. 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Children up through entering kindergarten are invited to our special story time. We'll read stories, enjoy some musical activities and receive a take home craft to enjoy.

No registration required. The Library will ONLY be open for today's special events; not all regular services will be available. 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Monday July 22, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Simple STEAM Activity

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Kids' Movie Matinee

For kids entering grades 1-5. Join us for a children's movie every other Monday.

  • June 24 Space Buddies Rated G, 84 mins. ©Walt Disney Pictures
  • July 8 The LEGO Movie II : The Second Part Rated PG, 107 mins. ©Warner Bros.
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 110 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rated PG, 92 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 19  Wonder Park Rated PG, 86 mins. ©Paramount Pictures

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

For kids entering grades 1-5. Join us for a children's movie every other Monday.

  • June 24 Space Buddies Rated G, 84 mins. ©Walt Disney Pictures
  • July 8 The LEGO Movie II : The Second Part Rated PG, 107 mins. ©Warner Bros.
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 110 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rated PG, 92 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 19  Wonder Park Rated PG, 86 mins. ©Paramount Pictures

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Tuesday July 23, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Stories & More for 2 1/2 yr olds through entering Kindergarten

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryTuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryTuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
12:30 PM
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s Traveling Planetarium

Astronaut in space with aliens, flag, and stars for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.

Explore the night sky and constellations through this unique Traveling Planetarium experience.

Registration is required; space is limited. Please note - the Traveling Planetarium is not wheelchair accessible.

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Bartlett Elementary School, 689 Mast Rd.

Astronaut in space with aliens, flag, and stars for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.

Explore the night sky and constellations through this unique Traveling Planetarium experience.

Registration is required; space is limited. Please note - the Traveling Planetarium is not wheelchair accessible.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Bartlett Elementary School, 689 Mast Rd.


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:30 PM
Reading with the Reading Therapy Dog

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knit & Crochet Club

Knit and CrochetAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience! This monthly knitting and crochet club at the library is facilitated by Karen Heise and sponsored by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Find out more at goffstownfriends.com.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Knit and CrochetAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience! This monthly knitting and crochet club at the library is facilitated by Karen Heise and sponsored by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Find out more at goffstownfriends.com.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday July 24, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
11:00 AM
Stories & More for 2 1/2 yr olds through entering Kindergarten

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryWednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24  & 31

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Doreen  497-2102  doreenb@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryWednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24  & 31

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Doreen
  497.2102
  doreenb@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn to Knit Workshop

ball of yarn with knitting needles for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids ages 7 - 11. Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Registration is required and space is limited to 8 participants who commit to all sessions. All materials are provided.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

ball of yarn with knitting needles for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids ages 7 - 11. Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Registration is required and space is limited to 8 participants who commit to all sessions. All materials are provided.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
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6:00 PM
Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Fire Department, Church Street

The Human Resources Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Fire Department, Church Street

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Monthly Meet-Up - A Universe of Trivia

What fun will you have at the Library today? Play some games in the Teen room.For teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Let’s meet-up to test your knowledge of the universe, science fiction, and everything galactic. Winners will receive a far-out prize.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Hillary  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 13 spaces available.

What fun will you have at the Library today? Play some games in the Teen room.For teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Let’s meet-up to test your knowledge of the universe, science fiction, and everything galactic. Winners will receive a far-out prize.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Hillary
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 13 spaces available.

Thursday July 25, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose Story TimeFor 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds & parents.

Thursdays: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Parents or caregivers participate with their children for a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room

Mother Goose Story TimeFor 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds & parents.

Thursdays: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Parents or caregivers participate with their children for a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Watercolor Painting Class

astronauts with their art for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering grades 1-5.

Participants will create a watercolor painting of our solar system in this special class led by local artist Kristine Brock.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

astronauts with their art for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering grades 1-5.

Participants will create a watercolor painting of our solar system in this special class led by local artist Kristine Brock.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Book Chat

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Join us at the Library to discuss the space-related book you've read so far. Find the Teen Book Chat book list at www.goffstownlibrary.com/teensummer.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Join us at the Library to discuss the space-related book you've read so far. Find the Teen Book Chat book list at www.goffstownlibrary.com/teensummer.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:00 PM
Concerts in the Park - Briggs Benny and the Red Threads

Books Music and Planets orbit around sun for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Ready to rock? Join us for a performance by energetic local musicians, Briggs Benny and the Red Threads! Performing an array of Americana and acoustic music from traditional string band and blues, to acoustic rock and country, there’s something for everyone in this family-friendly concert.

Participants are welcome to bring blankets/chairs, and a picnic supper to enjoy during the performance.

No registration required. No rain date.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Books Music and Planets orbit around sun for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Ready to rock? Join us for a performance by energetic local musicians, Briggs Benny and the Red Threads! Performing an array of Americana and acoustic music from traditional string band and blues, to acoustic rock and country, there’s something for everyone in this family-friendly concert.

Participants are welcome to bring blankets/chairs, and a picnic supper to enjoy during the performance.

No registration required. No rain date.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Friday July 26, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Steve Corning

Astronaut child flies through space image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.

This family-friendly outdoor performance features juggler and comedian Steve Corning. This event takes place at Barnard Park where we'll join our friends attending day camp with the Goffstown Parks & Recreation department. RAIN or SHINE.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Astronaut child flies through space image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.

This family-friendly outdoor performance features juggler and comedian Steve Corning. This event takes place at Barnard Park where we'll join our friends attending day camp with the Goffstown Parks & Recreation department. RAIN or SHINE.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Saturday July 27, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:00 PM
Roving Book Club - The Space Barons

Book Cover of The Space Barons by Christian DavenportExplore a Universe of Stories this summer as we take our book clubs on the road! Meet at a different, popular Goffstown location each month to discuss out-of-this-world fiction and nonfiction.

This month we will be reading The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport. Contact the Library to reserve your copy today.

“Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, The Space Barons is the ultimate drama of risk and adventure. It is also a classic story of rivals--hard-charging startups warring with established contractors and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.” - from the cover.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy a lunch or snack from our generous host, The Village Trestle, during the discussion. No registration required.

Conversations are casual and nonacademic with room for all opinions. Everyone is welcome, teens and adults!

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Village Trestle, 25 Main Street

Book Cover of The Space Barons by Christian DavenportExplore a Universe of Stories this summer as we take our book clubs on the road! Meet at a different, popular Goffstown location each month to discuss out-of-this-world fiction and nonfiction.

This month we will be reading The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport. Contact the Library to reserve your copy today.

“Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, The Space Barons is the ultimate drama of risk and adventure. It is also a classic story of rivals--hard-charging startups warring with established contractors and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.” - from the cover.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy a lunch or snack from our generous host, The Village Trestle, during the discussion. No registration required.

Conversations are casual and nonacademic with room for all opinions. Everyone is welcome, teens and adults!

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Village Trestle, 25 Main Street

Monday July 29, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Simple STEAM Activity

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Minute to Win It

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Come compete in a series of timed challenges! Winner will receive a grand prize.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor
There are 2 spaces available.

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Come compete in a series of timed challenges! Winner will receive a grand prize.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

There are 2 spaces available.

Tuesday July 30, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Stories & More for 2 1/2 yr olds through entering Kindergarten

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryTuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryTuesdays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Cooking Rocks!

kids in spaceship one helping give directions with Exploration book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryCalling all kids entering grades 1-5 who love to cook!

Today we'll make cake pops.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

kids in spaceship one helping give directions with Exploration book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryCalling all kids entering grades 1-5 who love to cook!

Today we'll make cake pops.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM
Galileo Galilei, the Starry Messenger

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Experience firsthand the science that rocked the western world!

The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis, is a dramatic, fun-filled adaptation of Galileo’s short treatise "Siderius Nuncius." Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly-devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. After the lecture, Galileo will answer questions about his experiments, his life, and his times.

This program was made possible by a generous grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

NH humanities council logos

Experience firsthand the science that rocked the western world!

The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis, is a dramatic, fun-filled adaptation of Galileo’s short treatise "Siderius Nuncius." Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly-devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. After the lecture, Galileo will answer questions about his experiments, his life, and his times.

This program was made possible by a generous grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:30 PM
Reading with the Reading Therapy Dog

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


Wednesday July 31, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
11:00 AM
Stories & More for 2 1/2 yr olds through entering Kindergarten

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryWednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24  & 31

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Doreen  497-2102  doreenb@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Story Time at the Goffstown Public LibraryWednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24  & 31

Preschoolers & their families are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Doreen
  497.2102
  doreenb@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn to Knit Workshop

ball of yarn with knitting needles for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids ages 7 - 11. Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Registration is required and space is limited to 8 participants who commit to all sessions. All materials are provided.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

ball of yarn with knitting needles for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids ages 7 - 11. Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Registration is required and space is limited to 8 participants who commit to all sessions. All materials are provided.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/family
6:00 PM
Family Book Discussion

Book Cover of Christopher Edge book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Kids entering grades 1-5 who love to read are invited to our family book group. We'll be reading the recently published book The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge. A copy of the book will be gifted to each family who registers.

We'll enjoy a light pizza dinner while we discuss the book and do a related activity.

Space is limited to 8 families and registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 3 spaces available.

Book Cover of Christopher Edge book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Kids entering grades 1-5 who love to read are invited to our family book group. We'll be reading the recently published book The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge. A copy of the book will be gifted to each family who registers.

We'll enjoy a light pizza dinner while we discuss the book and do a related activity.

Space is limited to 8 families and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Astronaut Food Taste Testing

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

What do astronauts even eat? Come try some of the foods that can survive space conditions.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

What do astronauts even eat? Come try some of the foods that can survive space conditions.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Thursday August 1, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose Story TimeFor 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds & parents.

Thursdays: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Parents or caregivers participate with their children for a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT: Patti  497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room

Mother Goose Story TimeFor 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yr. olds & parents.

Thursdays: June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

Parents or caregivers participate with their children for a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up.  When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Tie Dye Workshop

astronauts with their art for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering grades 1-5.

Kids will make a colorful tie dye shirt creating their own fictional constellation. All materials (shirts and dye) are provided.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

astronauts with their art for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering grades 1-5.

Kids will make a colorful tie dye shirt creating their own fictional constellation. All materials (shirts and dye) are provided.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Drop-in Gaming

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Stop by to play some video games and eat some snacks. Bring a friend or two!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Stop by to play some video games and eat some snacks. Bring a friend or two!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Friday August 2, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
10:00 AM
First Friday Fun: Food for Better Sleep

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The better you eat, the better you sleep. And the better you sleep, the better you eat! Dietician Marilyn Mills will unlock the secrets of great sleep through food. You’ll learn how poor sleep is negatively affecting your waist line, and how poor food choices are keeping you up at night. Join us and catch some precious zzzzzzzs!

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

Need a ride? Let MTA pick you up! Call 603-623-8801 (opt. #1) for free transportation options.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Hannaford Supermarket, 605 Mast Road
There are 12 spaces available.

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The better you eat, the better you sleep. And the better you sleep, the better you eat! Dietician Marilyn Mills will unlock the secrets of great sleep through food. You’ll learn how poor sleep is negatively affecting your waist line, and how poor food choices are keeping you up at night. Join us and catch some precious zzzzzzzs!

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

Need a ride? Let MTA pick you up! Call 603-623-8801 (opt. #1) for free transportation options.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Hannaford Supermarket, 605 Mast Road

There are 12 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Forensics Mystery: Who Stole the Astronaut Ice Cream

Child in wheelchair with model rocketship, alien poster, astronaut toy, and bookshelf.

For kids entering grades 1-5.

Help solve a mystery using DNA evidence under the expert eye of Mary Dawson, former forensic scientist with the NH State Police and Forensics lab.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Child in wheelchair with model rocketship, alien poster, astronaut toy, and bookshelf.

For kids entering grades 1-5.

Help solve a mystery using DNA evidence under the expert eye of Mary Dawson, former forensic scientist with the NH State Police and Forensics lab.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Matinee

Guardians of the Galaxy movie cover with Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the DestroyerGuardians of the Galaxy - Rating: PG-13. Runtime: 121 minutes. © Marvel

"Cosmic outlaws face an interstellar villain who seeks to control the universe with a powerful orb. Together, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer may be the galaxy's only hope for thwarting Ronan's sinister plan."

For teens ages 13 - 18.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Guardians of the Galaxy movie cover with Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the DestroyerGuardians of the Galaxy - Rating: PG-13. Runtime: 121 minutes. © Marvel

"Cosmic outlaws face an interstellar villain who seeks to control the universe with a powerful orb. Together, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer may be the galaxy's only hope for thwarting Ronan's sinister plan."

For teens ages 13 - 18.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Monday August 5, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Simple STEAM Activity

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Kids' Movie Matinee

For kids entering grades 1-5. Join us for a children's movie every other Monday.

  • June 24 Space Buddies Rated G, 84 mins. ©Walt Disney Pictures
  • July 8 The LEGO Movie II : The Second Part Rated PG, 107 mins. ©Warner Bros.
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 110 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rated PG, 92 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 19  Wonder Park Rated PG, 86 mins. ©Paramount Pictures

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

For kids entering grades 1-5. Join us for a children's movie every other Monday.

  • June 24 Space Buddies Rated G, 84 mins. ©Walt Disney Pictures
  • July 8 The LEGO Movie II : The Second Part Rated PG, 107 mins. ©Warner Bros.
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 110 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rated PG, 92 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 19  Wonder Park Rated PG, 86 mins. ©Paramount Pictures

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Space Breakout

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

How much do you know about space? Come test your knowledge and reasoning skills with a series of mind-bending riddles.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor
There is 1 space available.

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

How much do you know about space? Come test your knowledge and reasoning skills with a series of mind-bending riddles.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

There is 1 space available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Space Breakout

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

How much do you know about space? Come test your knowledge and reasoning skills with a series of mind-bending riddles.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor
There are 5 spaces available.

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

How much do you know about space? Come test your knowledge and reasoning skills with a series of mind-bending riddles.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday August 6, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Under a Starry Night: Nocturnal Animals

astronaut in space with books and rocket ship for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Facilitated by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, kids age 5 through 10 are invited to join us for a hands-on and informative experience learning about ecology and nocturnal animals. Kids will rotate through four interactive stations learning about the animals and will create a light-up circuit craft to take home.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

astronaut in space with books and rocket ship for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Facilitated by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, kids age 5 through 10 are invited to join us for a hands-on and informative experience learning about ecology and nocturnal animals. Kids will rotate through four interactive stations learning about the animals and will create a light-up circuit craft to take home.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:30 PM
Reading with the Reading Therapy Dog

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Group: Evening Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

2019 Reading List:

  • February 5, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • March 5, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
  • April 2, “Good Poems” by Garrison Keillor
  • May 7, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan
  • June 4, “Upstream: Selected Essays” by Mary Oliver
  • July 2, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern
  • August 6, “Fences: A Play” by August Wilson
  • September 3, “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • October 1, “My Sister’s Bones: A Novel of Suspense” by Nuala Ellwood
  • November 5, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater
  • December 3, “Notes on a Foreign Country” by Suzy Hansen

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

2019 Reading List:

  • February 5, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • March 5, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
  • April 2, “Good Poems” by Garrison Keillor
  • May 7, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan
  • June 4, “Upstream: Selected Essays” by Mary Oliver
  • July 2, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern
  • August 6, “Fences: A Play” by August Wilson
  • September 3, “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • October 1, “My Sister’s Bones: A Novel of Suspense” by Nuala Ellwood
  • November 5, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater
  • December 3, “Notes on a Foreign Country” by Suzy Hansen

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Wednesday August 7, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Majestic Theatre Presents “The Rainbow Fish”

Majestic Theatre logo

Kids ages 3-8 are invited to a musical performance of the beloved children’s story The Rainbow Fish.

Registration is required; space is limited.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Majestic Theatre logo

Kids ages 3-8 are invited to a musical performance of the beloved children’s story The Rainbow Fish.

Registration is required; space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/family
6:00 PM
Family Game Night

Cards, board games, and puzzles - all for family game night at the Libary!

Like to play? We do! Kids entering kindergarten through grade 5 and their families are invited to a fun night of minute-to-win-it games such as Stack Attack and Face the Cookie.

A light pizza dinner will be served.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There is 1 space available.

Cards, board games, and puzzles - all for family game night at the Libary!

Like to play? We do! Kids entering kindergarten through grade 5 and their families are invited to a fun night of minute-to-win-it games such as Stack Attack and Face the Cookie.

A light pizza dinner will be served.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There is 1 space available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adulting 101 - Resume Workshop

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 9 - 12.

Join us to build our first resume, or get tips on revising a draft. Bring your own device to work in a word processor, or work by hand, there are a limited number of devices available at the Library.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are many spaces available.

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 9 - 12.

Join us to build our first resume, or get tips on revising a draft. Bring your own device to work in a word processor, or work by hand, there are a limited number of devices available at the Library.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday August 8, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
STEAM Drop-in

kids in spaceship reading for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

Kids entering kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to jdrop in and explore several STEAM activities.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

kids in spaceship reading for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

Kids entering kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to jdrop in and explore several STEAM activities.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cosmonaut Forensic Spacewalk

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Join forensic scientist Mary Dawson to learn about the exciting field of forensic analysis. Teens will get hands-on experience with DNA and fingerprint dusting!

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Join forensic scientist Mary Dawson to learn about the exciting field of forensic analysis. Teens will get hands-on experience with DNA and fingerprint dusting!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor


 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:00 PM
Concerts in the Park - Judy Pancoast

Books Music and Planets orbit around sun for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Ready to rock? Join us for a performance by Grammy nominated entertainer, Judy Pancoast! Judy and her J Crew Dancers will bring the fun with a lively, interactive children's concert featuring a dancing alien, a princess, a cartwheeling hamster, and more.

Participants are welcome to bring blankets/chairs, and a picnic supper to enjoy during the performance.

No registration required. No rain date.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Roy Park, 43 Rosemont Street

Books Music and Planets orbit around sun for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Ready to rock? Join us for a performance by Grammy nominated entertainer, Judy Pancoast! Judy and her J Crew Dancers will bring the fun with a lively, interactive children's concert featuring a dancing alien, a princess, a cartwheeling hamster, and more.

Participants are welcome to bring blankets/chairs, and a picnic supper to enjoy during the performance.

No registration required. No rain date.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Roy Park, 43 Rosemont Street

Friday August 9, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM
Magician Norman Ng

Astronaut child flies through space image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.

This family-friendly outdoor performance features famous magician Norman Ng! This event takes place at Barnard Park where we'll join our friends attending day camp with the Goffstown Parks & Recreation department. RAIN or SHINE.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Astronaut child flies through space image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.

This family-friendly outdoor performance features famous magician Norman Ng! This event takes place at Barnard Park where we'll join our friends attending day camp with the Goffstown Parks & Recreation department. RAIN or SHINE.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Monday August 12, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Simple STEAM Activity

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Cupcake Decorating Wars

kids in spaceship one helping give directions with Exploration book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor kids entering grades 1-5.

Get ready for a cupcake decorating contest; all supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

kids in spaceship one helping give directions with Exploration book for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor kids entering grades 1-5.

Get ready for a cupcake decorating contest; all supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


Tuesday August 13, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Out of This World Party

kids reading books in spaceship in space with constellations

Kids entering grades 1-5 are invited to our celebration of things related to space. Activities, snacks and stories will be enjoyed by all.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

kids reading books in spaceship in space with constellations

Kids entering grades 1-5 are invited to our celebration of things related to space. Activities, snacks and stories will be enjoyed by all.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:30 PM
Reading with the Reading Therapy Dog

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Reading Therapy Dog returns for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryA 7-Week Reading Program

Our certified reading therapy dog “Huck” is returning for our program designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.
 
Children can schedule 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Huck at 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00 or 7:15.

Registration is required.

Please Note: Registration includes all sessions for this event regardless of the date of sign-up. When you register - you will be signed up for all dates in this series.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Blank Page Writer's Group

paper pen and ink for writers

The Blank Page is a writing group for the beginner to the experienced, and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every writer needs a support network, so let this be yours! Monthly group writing workshops are where you can share your work with the support of other local writers. Please bring a notebook and pencil/pen to The Blank Page meetings.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

paper pen and ink for writers

The Blank Page is a writing group for the beginner to the experienced, and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every writer needs a support network, so let this be yours! Monthly group writing workshops are where you can share your work with the support of other local writers. Please bring a notebook and pencil/pen to The Blank Page meetings.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday August 14, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library

emotional bear gives hugs via glitch game character

Kids age 5 through grade 3 are invited to a special sleepover event for their favorite stuffed animal or doll. We'll listen to stories and enjoy a snack before bidding our stuffed friends good night.

Pick up is at 9:15 a.m. the following morning and includes a recap of the evening’s antics.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

emotional bear gives hugs via glitch game character

Kids age 5 through grade 3 are invited to a special sleepover event for their favorite stuffed animal or doll. We'll listen to stories and enjoy a snack before bidding our stuffed friends good night.

Pick up is at 9:15 a.m. the following morning and includes a recap of the evening’s antics.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library - CANCELLED

Libraries Change LivesThere will be no August meeting.

The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, who support the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library.

The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

CONTACT: Friends of the Library  497-2102  friends@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Libraries Change LivesThere will be no August meeting.

The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, who support the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library.

The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  Friends of the Library
  497.2102
  friends@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Thursday August 15, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/teen
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Drop-in Table Top Games

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Stop by to play some table top games and eat some snacks. Bring a friend or two!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Stop by to play some table top games and eat some snacks. Bring a friend or two!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:00 PM
Concerts in the Park - The Quickfire Band

Books Music and Planets orbit around sun for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Ready to rock? Join us for a performance by local, high-energy quintet: The Quickfire band! The Quickfire Band’s five musicians offer country shuffles and hard-edged honkytonk, British invasion and 60s standards, crying ballads and traditional blues all served up with virtuoso musicianship.

Participants are welcome to bring blankets/chairs, and a picnic supper to enjoy during the performance.

No registration required. No rain date.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Books Music and Planets orbit around sun for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Ready to rock? Join us for a performance by local, high-energy quintet: The Quickfire band! The Quickfire Band’s five musicians offer country shuffles and hard-edged honkytonk, British invasion and 60s standards, crying ballads and traditional blues all served up with virtuoso musicianship.

Participants are welcome to bring blankets/chairs, and a picnic supper to enjoy during the performance.

No registration required. No rain date.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Barnard Park, S. Mast Street

Friday August 16, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/teen
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Teen Read-a-thon

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Get your last-minute reading hours completed in a five-hour reading frenzy! Snacks provided. Stay for as long as you like.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Get your last-minute reading hours completed in a five-hour reading frenzy! Snacks provided. Stay for as long as you like.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Saturday August 17, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:00 PM
Roving Book Club - The Wanderers

Book Cover of The Wanderers by Meg HowreyExplore a Universe of Stories this summer as we take our book clubs on the road! Meet at a different, popular Goffstown location each month to discuss out-of-this-world fiction and nonfiction.

This month we will be reading The Wanderers by Meg Howery. Contact the Library to reserve your copy today.

“... the story of “three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them--and their families--changed forever” - Baker & Taylor

Participants are encouraged to enjoy a lunch or snack from our generous host, Tiffany's Café, during the discussion. No registration required.

Conversations are casual and nonacademic with room for all opinions. Everyone is welcome, teens and adults!

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Tiffany's Bagel & Deli Café, 542 Mast Rd

Book Cover of The Wanderers by Meg HowreyExplore a Universe of Stories this summer as we take our book clubs on the road! Meet at a different, popular Goffstown location each month to discuss out-of-this-world fiction and nonfiction.

This month we will be reading The Wanderers by Meg Howery. Contact the Library to reserve your copy today.

“... the story of “three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them--and their families--changed forever” - Baker & Taylor

Participants are encouraged to enjoy a lunch or snack from our generous host, Tiffany's Café, during the discussion. No registration required.

Conversations are casual and nonacademic with room for all opinions. Everyone is welcome, teens and adults!

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Tiffany's Bagel & Deli Café, 542 Mast Rd

Monday August 19, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/kids
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Simple STEAM Activity

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Child in spaceship with alien and robots for the Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibrarySTEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

For kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Stop by and try your hand at the STEAM activity of the week.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
2:00 PM
Kids' Movie Matinee

For kids entering grades 1-5. Join us for a children's movie every other Monday.

  • June 24 Space Buddies Rated G, 84 mins. ©Walt Disney Pictures
  • July 8 The LEGO Movie II : The Second Part Rated PG, 107 mins. ©Warner Bros.
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 110 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rated PG, 92 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 19  Wonder Park Rated PG, 86 mins. ©Paramount Pictures

No registration required.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

For kids entering grades 1-5. Join us for a children's movie every other Monday.

  • June 24 Space Buddies Rated G, 84 mins. ©Walt Disney Pictures
  • July 8 The LEGO Movie II : The Second Part Rated PG, 107 mins. ©Warner Bros.
  • July 22 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Rated PG, 110 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rated PG, 92 mins. ©DreamWorks Animation
  • August 19  Wonder Park Rated PG, 86 mins. ©Paramount Pictures

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Tuesday August 20, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM
Blank Page Writer’s Showcase

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Experience a Universe of Stories that exists right in your backyard!

Goffstown’s own Blank Page Writer’s Group will transport you to another world during this night of storytelling on the prompt “A Universe of Stories”. Featured writers include 2019 Bram Stoker Award nominee Tony Tremblay! Listen to your neighbors read their original work and enjoy light refreshments.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Stars and planet images under

Experience a Universe of Stories that exists right in your backyard!

Goffstown’s own Blank Page Writer’s Group will transport you to another world during this night of storytelling on the prompt “A Universe of Stories”. Featured writers include 2019 Bram Stoker Award nominee Tony Tremblay! Listen to your neighbors read their original work and enjoy light refreshments.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Wednesday August 21, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Book Group: Afternoon Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board

 TAB Mission
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Goffstown Public Library supports services to the community through participating in Library events, timely material suggestions, and pursuing other volunteer opportunities. TAB members will nurture a friendly, safe atmosphere mindful of personal and professional growth.

  • Help the library while having fun!
  • Make an impact on the community.
  • Discuss your ideas.
  • Help plan programs.
  • Suggest materials such as books, video games, and movies, and more!
  • Eat some snacks!

TAB is for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Hillary  497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are many spaces available.

 TAB Mission
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Goffstown Public Library supports services to the community through participating in Library events, timely material suggestions, and pursuing other volunteer opportunities. TAB members will nurture a friendly, safe atmosphere mindful of personal and professional growth.

  • Help the library while having fun!
  • Make an impact on the community.
  • Discuss your ideas.
  • Help plan programs.
  • Suggest materials such as books, video games, and movies, and more!
  • Eat some snacks!

TAB is for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Hillary
  497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Thursday August 22, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/family
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO® Block Builders

LEGO Block funFor kids of all ages up through kids entering grade 5.

We have lots of LEGO® blocks, you just need to bring your imagination and come build with us. No registration required.

Please remember that children under the age of 11 must have a parent or guardian remain in the building while they attend programming.

CONTACT: Patti  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

LEGO Block funFor kids of all ages up through kids entering grade 5.

We have lots of LEGO® blocks, you just need to bring your imagination and come build with us. No registration required.

Please remember that children under the age of 11 must have a parent or guardian remain in the building while they attend programming.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Book Chat

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Join us at the Library to discuss the space-related book you've read so far. Find the Teen Book Chat book list at www.goffstownlibrary.com/teensummer.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Hillary O’Brien  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

Planet with ring of books image for Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public LibraryFor teens entering grades 6 - 12.

Join us at the Library to discuss the space-related book you've read so far. Find the Teen Book Chat book list at www.goffstownlibrary.com/teensummer.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Hillary O’Brien
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

Saturday August 24, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
10:30 AM
Let's Make: Galaxy Painting

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Do you need a little space? Make your own! As part of our Let’s Make series and the Summer Experience, create your own galaxy with acrylic paints during a guided workshop.

All supplies provided; wear clothes to get messy! This event is outside; in the case of bad weather, the program will be held in the Library. The Library will ONLY be open for this special event; no regular services will be available. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library Lawn
There are 2 spaces available.

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Do you need a little space? Make your own! As part of our Let’s Make series and the Summer Experience, create your own galaxy with acrylic paints during a guided workshop.

All supplies provided; wear clothes to get messy! This event is outside; in the case of bad weather, the program will be held in the Library. The Library will ONLY be open for this special event; no regular services will be available. 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library Lawn

There are 2 spaces available.

Tuesday August 27, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knit & Crochet Club

Knit and CrochetAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience! This monthly knitting and crochet club at the library is facilitated by Karen Heise and sponsored by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Find out more at goffstownfriends.com.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Knit and CrochetAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience! This monthly knitting and crochet club at the library is facilitated by Karen Heise and sponsored by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Find out more at goffstownfriends.com.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday August 28, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Monthly Meet-Up

What fun will you have at the Library today? Play some games in the Teen room.For teens in grades 6 - 12.

Let's meet up for an hour of gameplay. Registration is appreciated.

This monthly event, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, is dedicated to challenges, playing games, creating, and exploring new worlds. Something new each time!

CONTACT: Hillary  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 13 spaces available.

What fun will you have at the Library today? Play some games in the Teen room.For teens in grades 6 - 12.

Let's meet up for an hour of gameplay. Registration is appreciated.

This monthly event, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, is dedicated to challenges, playing games, creating, and exploring new worlds. Something new each time!

CONTACT:
  Hillary
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday September 2, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Labor Day

As part of the Holiday Schedule, the Library will be closed for Labor Day.

CONTACT: Dianne Hathaway  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

As part of the Holiday Schedule, the Library will be closed for Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

Tuesday September 3, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Group: Evening Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

2019 Reading List:

  • February 5, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • March 5, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
  • April 2, “Good Poems” by Garrison Keillor
  • May 7, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan
  • June 4, “Upstream: Selected Essays” by Mary Oliver
  • July 2, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern
  • August 6, “Fences: A Play” by August Wilson
  • September 3, “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • October 1, “My Sister’s Bones: A Novel of Suspense” by Nuala Ellwood
  • November 5, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater
  • December 3, “Notes on a Foreign Country” by Suzy Hansen

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

2019 Reading List:

  • February 5, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • March 5, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
  • April 2, “Good Poems” by Garrison Keillor
  • May 7, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan
  • June 4, “Upstream: Selected Essays” by Mary Oliver
  • July 2, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern
  • August 6, “Fences: A Play” by August Wilson
  • September 3, “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • October 1, “My Sister’s Bones: A Novel of Suspense” by Nuala Ellwood
  • November 5, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater
  • December 3, “Notes on a Foreign Country” by Suzy Hansen

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Tuesday September 10, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Blank Page Writer's Group

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The Blank Page is a writing group for the beginner to the experienced, and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every writer needs a support network, so let this be yours! Monthly group writing workshops are where you can share your work with the support of other local writers. Please bring a notebook and pencil/pen to The Blank Page meetings.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

paper pen and ink for writers

The Blank Page is a writing group for the beginner to the experienced, and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every writer needs a support network, so let this be yours! Monthly group writing workshops are where you can share your work with the support of other local writers. Please bring a notebook and pencil/pen to The Blank Page meetings.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday September 11, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library

Libraries Change LivesThe Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, who support the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library.

The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

CONTACT: Friends of the Library  497-2102  friends@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Libraries Change LivesThe Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, who support the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library.

The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  Friends of the Library
  497.2102
  friends@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday September 18, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Book Group: Afternoon Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the third Wednesday of each month @ 1:30 p.m.

2019 Reading List:

  • January 16, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • February 20, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
  • March 20, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • April 17, “The Calculating Stars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • May 15, “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley
  • June 19, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
  • July 17, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter
  • August 21, “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki
  • September 18, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
  • October 16, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
  • November 20, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
  • December 18, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board

 TAB Mission
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Goffstown Public Library supports services to the community through participating in Library events, timely material suggestions, and pursuing other volunteer opportunities. TAB members will nurture a friendly, safe atmosphere mindful of personal and professional growth.

  • Help the library while having fun!
  • Make an impact on the community.
  • Discuss your ideas.
  • Help plan programs.
  • Suggest materials such as books, video games, and movies, and more!
  • Eat some snacks!

TAB is for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Hillary  497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are many spaces available.

 TAB Mission
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Goffstown Public Library supports services to the community through participating in Library events, timely material suggestions, and pursuing other volunteer opportunities. TAB members will nurture a friendly, safe atmosphere mindful of personal and professional growth.

  • Help the library while having fun!
  • Make an impact on the community.
  • Discuss your ideas.
  • Help plan programs.
  • Suggest materials such as books, video games, and movies, and more!
  • Eat some snacks!

TAB is for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Hillary
  497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

All meetings of the LBT and its committees are open to the public. Link to Library Trustees web page and meeting minutes.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Tuesday September 24, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knit & Crochet Club

Knit and CrochetAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience! This monthly knitting and crochet club at the library is facilitated by Karen Heise and sponsored by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Find out more at goffstownfriends.com.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Knit and CrochetAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience! This monthly knitting and crochet club at the library is facilitated by Karen Heise and sponsored by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Find out more at goffstownfriends.com.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday September 25, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Monthly Meet-Up

What fun will you have at the Library today? Play some games in the Teen room.For teens in grades 6 - 12.

Let's meet up for an hour of gameplay. Registration is appreciated.

This monthly event, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, is dedicated to challenges, playing games, creating, and exploring new worlds. Something new each time!

CONTACT: Hillary  603-497-2102  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 15 spaces available.

What fun will you have at the Library today? Play some games in the Teen room.For teens in grades 6 - 12.

Let's meet up for an hour of gameplay. Registration is appreciated.

This monthly event, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, is dedicated to challenges, playing games, creating, and exploring new worlds. Something new each time!

CONTACT:
  Hillary
  603.497.2102
  hillaryo@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday October 1, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Group: Evening Discussion

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

2019 Reading List:

  • February 5, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • March 5, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
  • April 2, “Good Poems” by Garrison Keillor
  • May 7, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan
  • June 4, “Upstream: Selected Essays” by Mary Oliver
  • July 2, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern
  • August 6, “Fences: A Play” by August Wilson
  • September 3, “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • October 1, “My Sister’s Bones: A Novel of Suspense” by Nuala Ellwood
  • November 5, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater
  • December 3, “Notes on a Foreign Country” by Suzy Hansen

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Michelle Sprague  603-497-2102  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Call us at 497-2102 if you are interested in joining this book discussion group and we'll provide you with a book. We meet the first Tuesday of each month @ 6:30pm.

2019 Reading List:

  • February 5, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • March 5, “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez
  • April 2, “Good Poems” by Garrison Keillor
  • May 7, “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan
  • June 4, “Upstream: Selected Essays” by Mary Oliver
  • July 2, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern
  • August 6, “Fences: A Play” by August Wilson
  • September 3, “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • October 1, “My Sister’s Bones: A Novel of Suspense” by Nuala Ellwood
  • November 5, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater
  • December 3, “Notes on a Foreign Country” by Suzy Hansen

You can see all Book Discussion titles at our website page: Book Discussion Groups.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Sprague
  603.497.2102
  michelles@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Tuesday October 8, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Blank Page Writer's Group

paper pen and ink for writers

The Blank Page is a writing group for the beginner to the experienced, and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every writer needs a support network, so let this be yours! Monthly group writing workshops are where you can share your work with the support of other local writers. Please bring a notebook and pencil/pen to The Blank Page meetings.

CONTACT: Dianne  497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

paper pen and ink for writers

The Blank Page is a writing group for the beginner to the experienced, and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every writer needs a support network, so let this be yours! Monthly group writing workshops are where you can share your work with the support of other local writers. Please bring a notebook and pencil/pen to The Blank Page meetings.

CONTACT:
  Dianne
  497.2102
  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday October 9, 2019
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library

Libraries Change LivesThe Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, who support the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library.

The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

CONTACT: Friends of the Library  497-2102  friends@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Libraries Change LivesThe Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, who support the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library.

The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  Friends of the Library