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Wednesday February 17, 2021 - Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Monday March 1, 2021
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Library building reopening

The library building reopens to the public today on a limited basis. More details are available here.

Monday March 1, 2021 - Saturday March 6, 2021
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Bread in a Bag

Teen Take-n-Make
Ages 12-17

You can’t get to the grocery store, but you have plenty of basic ingredients. Let’s make bread! Impress your quaranteam with your new skill. Oven is required. Pick up the materials you need on the dates shown. Pickup is not available on Fridays.

No registration required. Tutorial is available at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Create a Circuit Bug

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For grades 3-5

Learn how to create an electrical circuit by making a light-up bug.

LOCATION: Curbside
 
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Mini Lid Banjo

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For grades K-2
Make a mini banjo using a jar lid, popsicle stick, and rubber bands, then play a song!

LOCATION: Curbside
 
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Sun Catchers

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For birth-preschool
Create a masterpiece for the brightest window in your home.

LOCATION: Curbside
Monday March 1, 2021 - Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Family Escape Room: The Great Flood

Using hidden clues and answering trivia questions, work with your family to break out of our virtual escape rooms. Visit nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

Based on a true story! Eighty-five years ago, two weeks of torrential rain flooded Nashua. Can you keep your head above water and escape?

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Virtual Breakout Rooms: Fake News

For ages 12-17
So you enjoy escape rooms, but have you ever tried Breakout? Try your brain skills in our Virtual Breakout Room at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens to see if you can unlock all the locks!

Can you tell the difference between fake news and the real thing? Follow the clues to learn how to spot a suspicious story and fact-check sources.

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 1, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Pigs
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The trustees usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month. The agenda will be available on the City of Nashua website. For information on calling in to listen to the meeting, go to the city calendar.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 4, 2021
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Computer Class: Introduction to Google, Gmail, and Google Drive
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An introduction to the search engine Google, the email service Gmail, and the cloud storage software Google Drive. Covers:

  • basic internet searching
  • composing, sending, and organizing emails
  • creating and storing files and documents

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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A Distinct Alien Race
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In the late 19th century, French Canadian Roman Catholic immigrants from Quebec were seen as a threat to the U.S., even as potential terrorists. David Vermette, author of A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans, shows how this little-known episode in U.S. history prefigures events as recent as yesterday’s news. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

This program is part of the library’s celebration of Francophonie Month in March. Join the library and Club Richelieu of Nashua in celebrating the French language and the countries where it’s spoken.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Mayor's Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mayor Jim Donchess invites you to join a virtual discussion ofThe Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

The book relays the true story of three African-Americans fleeing the south at different points during the 20th century in what is known as the Great Migration. Wilkerson tells the story of what motivated their journeys, as well as those of others along the way, and what challenges they faced in their new world.

Local panelists, along with Mayor Donchess, will offer their perspectives on the book and then take questions. Panelists include community activist Harvey Keye; Fran Keenan, library director at Nashua Community College; and Irving Scales, chairperson of Southern NH Outreach for Black Unity.

A limited number of copies of the book are available at the Nashua Public Library. Registration is required by March 1 to receive login information.

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday March 6, 2021
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Nature Quest
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Ages 8-14
Are you a nature lover? Here’s your chance to study natural habitats, try out science experiments at home, and visit local parks to learn how water, land, plants, and animals are related. The program will be run by the Nashua River Watershed Association once a month on Saturdays from January through May. Students will attend a one-hour virtual meeting with the group in the morning and in the afternoon go on a 90-minute outdoor guided adventure for students and families in a Nashua park. The group will create “Discover Nashua's Nature,” a guide to be displayed in the library and online. Register by emailing staceyc@nashuariverwatershed.org
Saturdays, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1
10:30–11:30 am (virtual meeting)
1–2:30 pm (park visit)

LOCATION: Virtual and in Nashua parks
Monday March 8, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Dragons
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends group uses these business meetings to plan special projects, fundraising, book sales, and public outreach. All are welcome to attend. Register to get a Zoom invitation to the meeting.More about the Friends.

 

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Sheets -- Introduction
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic to intermediate functions of Google Sheets, Google’s spreadsheet and calculating program. Includes:

  • screen and sheet elements
  • copying and pasting
  • using mathematical formulas and functions
  • creating graphs and charts

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 11, 2021
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Babies and Books Zoom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth–12 months

Through stories and music, learn how to read aloud and develop your baby's language and prereading skills. You must register to get a Zoom invitation.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Twitter
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic introduction to using the social media site Twitter. Includes:

  • creating an account
  • setting up a Twitter handle and profile
  • posting tweets
  • following other users
  • controlling your privacy

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 12, 2021
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Downtown Book Group: Nothing to See Here
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This daytime book group, run by a reference librarian, is open to all. Today we'll talk about Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Lillian finds meaning in her life when an old college roommate asks her to care for her two stepchildren--who spontaneously combust when agitated.

Registration is required to receive the invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.)

If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 15, 2021 - Saturday March 20, 2021
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Sewing Skills 101

Teen Take-n-Make
Ages 12-17

Learn to thread a needle, repair a tear, or sew a button on. These basic skills could come in handy during an apocalypse. blush Pick up the materials you need on the dates shown. Pickup is not available on Fridays.

No registration required. Tutorial is available at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 15, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Egg-cellent Stories
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Genealogy
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Introduction to two online databases: Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest; searching census, death, and family records; searching full-text books.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 18, 2021
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Law & Order: Boston
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Writer, lecturer, and actor David Kruh brings Law & Order to Boston by looking at three high-profile cases from the city’s history: the Boston Massacre, the Parkman murder, and the Boston Strangler. We’ll look at the crime, follow the investigation, and wind up in court, where we will argue the case and hear the verdict. Sponsored by the Friends. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday March 19, 2021
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Adult Craft Classes: Quilled Flower Art
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages 18 and up
Materials will be available from March 16 to 18. Make a three-dimensional picture of lilies-of-the-valley from rolled strips of paper. Check out this example. Registration is required to get an invitation to the Zoom event.
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 22, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Spring
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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Josee Vachon Concert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy traditional and contemporary folk songs from Quebec and Acadia performed by Franco-American singer Josée Vachon. Josée, 2019 recipient of a bronze medal from La Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres of Paris, will also introduce us to some of her own compositions. Click here to register.

This program is part of the library’s observance of International Francophonie Month in March. Join the library and Club Richelieu of Nashua in celebrating the French language and the countries where it’s spoken.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday March 25, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Docs -- Introduction
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic to intermediate word processing using Google Docs. Includes:

  • creating, saving, and printing documents
  • highlighting, copying, and pasting text
  • formatting lists
  • checking spelling and grammar
  • creating tables
  • applying headers and footers

Prerequisite: A Google account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday March 27, 2021
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AniManga Adventure: Cherry Blossoms
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For Grades 6-8
Geek out monthly over all things anime with an Adventure Box that includes a Japanese snack, craft, Japanese language flashcards, and nuggets of knowledge relating to our theme of the month.

Craft: Cherry blossom painting
Box pickup: 3/22–3/27 Box pickup is not available on Fridays.

Register to get a Zoom invite.



 

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 29, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Chicks
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Docs -- Advanced
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Google Docs skills not covered in the Intro class, including:

  • inserting Word Art, pictures, symbols, hyperlinks, headers, footers, and page breaks
  • finding and replacing
  • formatting tabs
  • inserting text boxes
  • sharing
  • publishing to the internet

Prerequisite: A Google account and the Intro class, or experience using Google Docs outside of class.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday April 1, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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Family Escape Room: The Magical Garden

Using hidden clues and answering trivia questions, work with your family to break out of our virtual escape rooms. Visit nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

You've shrunk to the size of a caterpillar! Can you escape and return to your real height?

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Virtual Breakout Rooms: Anime Trivia

For ages 12-17
So you enjoy escape rooms, but have you ever tried Breakout? Try your brain skills in our Virtual Breakout Room at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens to see if you can unlock all the locks!

Are you an Otaku? Do you even know what that is? Take this anime and manga quiz to test your knowledge—or, at the very least, learn something!

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday April 1, 2021
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Computer Class: Introduction to Google, Gmail, and Google Drive
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An introduction to the search engine Google, the email service Gmail, and the cloud storage software Google Drive. Covers:

  • basic internet searching
  • composing, sending, and organizing emails
  • creating and storing files and documents

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Daniel Bennett Jazz Duo
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. His music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and surf rock. Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with this virtual performance featuring Daniel and drummer Koko Bermejo. To see the concert, go to www.facebook.com/nashuapubliclibrary at 7 pm on April 1. (You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the concert.)

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday April 3, 2021
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Nature Quest
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Ages 8-14
Are you a nature lover? Here’s your chance to study natural habitats, try out science experiments at home, and visit local parks to learn how water, land, plants, and animals are related. The program will be run by the Nashua River Watershed Association once a month on Saturdays from January through May. Students will attend a one-hour virtual meeting with the group in the morning and in the afternoon go on a 90-minute outdoor guided adventure for students and families in a Nashua park. The group will create “Discover Nashua's Nature,” a guide to be displayed in the library and online. Register by emailing staceyc@nashuariverwatershed.org
Saturdays, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1
10:30–11:30 am (virtual meeting)
1–2:30 pm (park visit)

LOCATION: Virtual and in Nashua parks
Sunday April 4, 2021 - Saturday April 10, 2021
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Monday April 5, 2021 - Saturday April 10, 2021
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Decorative Yarn Balls

Teen Take-n-Make
Ages 12-17

Add fun colors to your room with these easy-to-make decorations. Pick up the materials you need on the dates shown. Pickup is not available on Fridays.

No registration required. Tutorial is available at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Earthworm Screen-Free Coding

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For grades K-2
Teach easy, screen-free coding using sequencing, problem solving, and math.

LOCATION: Curbside
 
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Relaxing Terrarium

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For grades 3-5

Create a habitat in a terrarium for a mystery figurine to live in.

LOCATION: Curbside
 
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sponge Art

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For birth-preschool
Use markers and sponge painting to build fine motor skills and celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

LOCATION: Curbside
Monday April 5, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Rain
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday April 6, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Sheets -- Introduction
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic to intermediate functions of Google Sheets, Google’s spreadsheet and calculating program. Includes:

  • screen and sheet elements
  • copying and pasting
  • using mathematical formulas and functions
  • creating graphs and charts

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The trustees usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month. The agenda will be available on the City of Nashua website. For information on calling in to listen to the meeting, go to the city calendar.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 8, 2021
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Babies and Books Zoom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth–12 months

Through stories and music, learn how to read aloud and develop your baby's language and prereading skills. You must register to get a Zoom invitation.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Introduction to Craigslist
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic introduction to using the online classifieds website Craigslist. Includes:

  • creating a Craigslist account
  • how to list items for sale
  • how to find items to purchase
  • tips for avoiding fraud and scams

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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The Holocaust: Our Duty to Remember—But What?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mick Grzonka will look at its historical context, why the Nazi regime rose to power, and the background against which Pogrom Night took place. He’ll dispel common myths that make it all too easy to dismiss the events of the 1930s and 1940s as irrelevant to today’s world, and try to answer the question, “How were ‘normal’ people induced to contribute to industrialized murder?” Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday April 9, 2021
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Downtown Book Group: Everywhere You Don’t Belong
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This daytime book group, run by a reference librarian, is open to all. Today we'll talk about Everywhere You Don’t Belong By Gabriel Bump. Claude is a young black man born on the South Side of Chicago, raised by his civil rights–era grandmother. She tries to shape him into a principled actor for change; yet when riots consume his neighborhood, he hesitates to take sides, unwilling to let race define his life.Registration is required to receive the invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.)

If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday April 12, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Cats
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends group uses these business meetings to plan special projects, fundraising, book sales, and public outreach. All are welcome to attend. Register to get a Zoom invitation to the meeting.More about the Friends.

 

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Sheets -- Advanced
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Google Sheets skills not covered in the intro class, including:

  • charts
  • filtering data
  • conditional formatting
  • concatenating text and splitting text into columns
  • adding comments and text boxes
  • using logic-based functions
  • creating pivot tables

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and Introduction to Google Sheets or experience using Sheets, including creating formulas and basic charts.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Does Truth Matter?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

“Open Questions” is a series of thought-provoking community conversations presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This discussion will focus on the question, “Does Truth Matter?” Join us and share your thoughts on what truth is, whether it New Hampshire Humanities logoexists, and obstacles to believing and telling the truth. Facilitated by Dr. Josh Tepley, philosophy professor at St. Anselm College. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.
 

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday April 16, 2021
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Adult Craft Classes: Embroidered Notebooks
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages 18 and up
Materials will be available from April 13 to 15.
LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday April 17, 2021
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Fantasy Spelling Bee

For ages 12-17

Sure, you've read Harry Potter, Divergent, Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson—but can you spell fantasy words like a pro? Participants earn a fantasy spelling bee pin; the top three win a gift card to Dunkin’. Register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Sunday April 18, 2021
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Monday April 19, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Birds
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Computer Class: Introduction to eBay
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A basic introduction to the e-commerce site eBay. Includes creating an account and searching for, bidding on, and selling items.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday April 22, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Docs -- Introduction
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic to intermediate word processing using Google Docs. Includes:

  • creating, saving, and printing documents
  • highlighting, copying, and pasting text
  • formatting lists
  • checking spelling and grammar
  • creating tables
  • applying headers and footers

Prerequisite: A Google account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday April 24, 2021
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AniManga Adventure: Kawaii
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For Grades 6-8
Geek out monthly over all things anime with an Adventure Box that includes a Japanese snack, craft, Japanese language flashcards, and nuggets of knowledge relating to our theme of the month. Box pickup is not available on Fridays.

Craft: Earbud holder
Box pickup: 4/19–4/24 Box pickup is not available on Fridays.

Register to get a Zoom invite.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Sunday April 25, 2021
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Monday April 26, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Your Favorite Things
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Introduction to Google Forms
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An introduction to Google Forms, a survey-creation program. Covers:

  • customizing a template
  • creating a form from scratch
  • designing a self-grading quiz
  • sharing the form and viewing the results

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday April 29, 2021
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Computer Class: Introduction to Facebook
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic introduction to using Facebook. Includes:

  • creating an account
  • setting up a Facebook profile
  • “friending” people
  • posting content
  • controlling your privacy
  • using Messenger

We will create Facebook accounts for people with an interest in doing so and an email address.

Prerequisites: An email address and basic knowledge of using the Internet.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Bending Toward Justice: African Americans as Subject and Creators in American Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious examines that arc as it relates to the African American history enshrined in American art. From colonial-era portraits to 19th century and Jim Crow–era prints, to 1960s civil rights photography, experience a visual overview of African American oppression, struggle, and progress toward equality. Register to get an invitation to this Zoom even
 

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 1, 2021 - Monday May 31, 2021
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Family Escape Room: A Trip to the Zoo

Using hidden clues and answering trivia questions, work with your family to break out of our virtual escape rooms. Visit nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

Take a virtual field trip to the zoo, collecting clues at each exhibit for solving the final puzzle.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Virtual Breakout Rooms: Murder Mystery

For ages 12-17
So you enjoy escape rooms, but have you ever tried Breakout? Try your brain skills in our Virtual Breakout Room at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens to see if you can unlock all the locks!

Your friends are throwing you a party. Things are going great until . . .  a body is discovered in the kitchen! Is this part of the party—or an actual murder?

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 1, 2021
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Nature Quest
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Ages 8-14
Are you a nature lover? Here’s your chance to study natural habitats, try out science experiments at home, and visit local parks to learn how water, land, plants, and animals are related. The program will be run by the Nashua River Watershed Association once a month on Saturdays from January through May. Students will attend a one-hour virtual meeting with the group in the morning and in the afternoon go on a 90-minute outdoor guided adventure for students and families in a Nashua park. The group will create “Discover Nashua's Nature,” a guide to be displayed in the library and online. Register by emailing staceyc@nashuariverwatershed.org
Saturdays, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1
10:30–11:30 am (virtual meeting)
1–2:30 pm (park visit)

LOCATION: Virtual and in Nashua parks
Monday May 3, 2021 - Saturday May 8, 2021
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Citrus-Fruit Bird Feeders

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For grades K-2
Make a sweet, all-natural bird feeder, then use the included chart to identify birds you see this spring in New Hampshire.

LOCATION: Curbside
 
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DIY Bubbles and Bubble Wands

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For birth-preschool
Make a bubble solution and a pipe-cleaner wand in this super-easy STEAM activity that gets you outside to play.

LOCATION: Curbside
 
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Grow Your Own Crystal Flower

Teen Take-n-Make
Ages 12-17

Use the science of borax to grow crystals to fancy-up faux flowers.  Pickup is not available on Fridays. Pick up the materials you need on the dates shown.

No registration required. Tutorial is available at nashualibrary.org/explore/teens.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Sidewalk-Chalk Challenge

Take-n-Make Craft
Each month we'll offer a project just right for the age of your child. No registration is required. Pick up all the materials you need for these crafts on the dates indicated, while supplies last. Note that pickup is not available on Fridays, since we’re closed.

For grades 3-5

Pick up chalk, prompts, and drawing tips, then decorate your walkway. Post a photo of your masterpiece on our Nashua Creates page, and we’ll print it and hang it in our window display.

LOCATION: Curbside
Monday May 3, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Frogs
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Google Sheets -- Introduction
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic to intermediate functions of Google Sheets, Google’s spreadsheet and calculating program. Includes:

  • screen and sheet elements
  • copying and pasting
  • using mathematical formulas and functions
  • creating graphs and charts

Prerequisites: A Google Drive account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The trustees usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month. The agenda will be available on the City of Nashua website. For information on calling in to listen to the meeting, go to the city calendar.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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Computer Class: Introduction to Google, Gmail, and Google Drive
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An introduction to the search engine Google, the email service Gmail, and the cloud storage software Google Drive. Covers:

  • basic internet searching
  • composing, sending, and organizing emails
  • creating and storing files and documents

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 8, 2021
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Hikes With Tykes
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Parents and caregivers: Join Hike It Baby and the Red Cross to discover the best family-friendly hikes in New Hampshire and get tips to prepare for the experience, including protecting your family from bugs and the sun. Register to get an invitation to this Zoom event.

LOCATION: Virtual
Monday May 10, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Magical Creatures
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends group uses these business meetings to plan special projects, fundraising, book sales, and public outreach. All are welcome to attend. Register to get a Zoom invitation to the meeting.More about the Friends.

 

 

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Computer Class: Introduction to Google Slides
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic introduction to creating a slide presentation using Google Slides, including:

  • using design templates
  • adding content, transitions, and animations
  • printing and sharing presentations
  • viewing presentations

Prerequisites: A Google account and some experience using it, and Intro to Google Docs class or use of Google Docs outside class.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Babies and Books Zoom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Birth–12 months

Through stories and music, learn how to read aloud and develop your baby's language and prereading skills. You must register to get a Zoom invitation.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Google Docs -- Introduction
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Basic to intermediate word processing using Google Docs. Includes:

  • creating, saving, and printing documents
  • highlighting, copying, and pasting text
  • formatting lists
  • checking spelling and grammar
  • creating tables
  • applying headers and footers

Prerequisite: A Google account and some experience using it.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Edible Wild Plants & Mushrooms
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nashua and surrounding towns are home to over 100 species of edible wild plants and mushrooms. Join expert Russ Cohen to learn how to identify, prepare, and enjoy edible wild plants right from your own backyard. Guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging will be included. Register to get an invitation to this Zoom event.

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday May 14, 2021
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Downtown Book Group: Before the Coffee Gets Cold
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This daytime book group, run by a reference librarian, is open to all. Today we'll talk about Before the Coffee Gets Cold By Toshikazu Kawaguchi. Off the beaten path in Tokyo is a cafe that, legend says, offers the opportunity to travel back in time, in addition to serving coffee. But there's a catch: Travelers must return before the coffee gets cold. Registration is required to receive the invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.)

If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 15, 2021
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Sunday May 16, 2021
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Monday May 17, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Things That Go
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Introduction to Pinterest
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A basic introduction to the social media site Pinterest. Includes:

  • creating an account
  • creating boards
  • searching
  • pinning items

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Waterfalls of the White Mtns
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A virtual guided tour of Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls. Author Bruce Bolnick will show us popular favorites, roadside gems, back-country treasures, great swimming holes, and more. In addition to telling anecdotes about production of the book, he’ll offer hiking tips and some fascinating history of the region. Register to get an invitation to this Zoom event.

Photo: Robert Kozlow

LOCATION: Virtual
Friday May 21, 2021
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Adult Craft Classes: Teacup Bookmarks
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages 18 and up
Materials will be available from May 18 to 20.
LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 22, 2021
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AniManga Adventure: Golden Week
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For Grades 6-8
Geek out monthly over all things anime with an Adventure Box that includes a Japanese snack, craft, Japanese language flashcards, and nuggets of knowledge relating to our theme of the month. Box pickup is not available on Fridays.

Craft: Koinobori origami chopstick holder
Box pickup: 5/17–5/22 Box pickup is not available on Fridays.

Register to get a Zoom invite.

 

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Sunday May 23, 2021
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Peacock Players Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Library Plaza
Monday May 24, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Rabbits
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Computer Class: Introduction to Google Books
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An introduction to Google Books, Google’s depository of 40 million titles. Covers searching, citations, downloading if available, and locating a copy if not.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Computer Class: Google Docs -- Advanced
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Google Docs skills not covered in the Intro class, including:

  • inserting Word Art, pictures, symbols, hyperlinks, headers, footers, and page breaks
  • finding and replacing
  • formatting tabs
  • inserting text boxes
  • sharing
  • publishing to the internet

Prerequisite: A Google account and the Intro class, or experience using Google Docs outside of class.

You must register to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. (If you don't get the invitation, check your spam folder.) If you've never used Zoom before and you need some help, take a look at this tutorial.

LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday May 27, 2021
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Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is the easiest loaf you will ever make—even if you have never baked bread before! Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will demonstrate using the master recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. You must register to get an invitation to the Zoom event.

LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 29, 2021
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Closed for Memorial Day weekend
Sunday May 30, 2021
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Closed for Memorial Day weekend
Monday May 31, 2021
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Virtual Storytime: Dinosaurs
10:00 AM

For birth-preschool
Watch our storytimes on demand, enjoy a movement activity, and browse weekly book lists. New storytimes will be available every Monday at 10 am at nashualibrary.org/explore/kids/whats-happening.

LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The trustees usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month. The agenda will be available on the City of Nashua website. For information on calling in to listen to the meeting, go to the city calendar.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday June 14, 2021
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends group uses these business meetings to plan special projects, fundraising, book sales, and public outreach. All are welcome to attend. Register to get a Zoom invitation to the meeting.More about the Friends.

 

 

LOCATION: Virtual

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