Goffstown Public Library Calendar

2 High Street Goffstown, NH 03045 | 603-497-2102
goflib@goffstownlibrary.com


Library Hours:
Mon, Thur, Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue, Wed: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

Sunday October 1, 2023 - Tuesday October 31, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

a deer reading a book

For all kids from birth up through entering kindergarten.

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, impart an understanding of their place in the world.

When the Library is open, you can visit the Children's Room to sign up in person. Online registration is available at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. After your child has read their first 100 books, one of the rewards and incentives for this program is a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag!

Download & Print: Title Log (for parents), and Color-In Log (for kids).

For more information, including an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
There are many spaces available.

a deer reading a book

For all kids from birth up through entering kindergarten.

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, impart an understanding of their place in the world.

When the Library is open, you can visit the Children's Room to sign up in person. Online registration is available at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. After your child has read their first 100 books, one of the rewards and incentives for this program is a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag!

Download & Print: Title Log (for parents), and Color-In Log (for kids).

For more information, including an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

There are many spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
Goffstown Seed Library

"Borrow" seeds to start your gardens! Located on the third floor, the Seed Library is now available to "check out". The steps are simple: choose what seed varieties you want, fill out the sign-out sheet with your selections, and enjoy!

This project is based on the honor system, so a staff member is not needed to "check out" seeds. When using the Seed Library, take what you need but remember to leave enough for others.

We're also collecting harvested seeds at the end of the summer, so please note that you would like to participate in that when you're filling out the sign-out sheet.

Happy gardening and be sure to use #goffstownlibrary to share your Seed Library bounty!

The Goffstown Seed Library is made possible by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library and the New Hampshire Free Seed Program.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

"Borrow" seeds to start your gardens! Located on the third floor, the Seed Library is now available to "check out". The steps are simple: choose what seed varieties you want, fill out the sign-out sheet with your selections, and enjoy!

This project is based on the honor system, so a staff member is not needed to "check out" seeds. When using the Seed Library, take what you need but remember to leave enough for others.

We're also collecting harvested seeds at the end of the summer, so please note that you would like to participate in that when you're filling out the sign-out sheet.

Happy gardening and be sure to use #goffstownlibrary to share your Seed Library bounty!

The Goffstown Seed Library is made possible by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library and the New Hampshire Free Seed Program.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

Now through October 31, 2023. Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, is available instantly, in e-book format in your hoopla app. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! You can read this title on a mobile device or computer.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Virtual

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

Now through October 31, 2023. Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, is available instantly, in e-book format in your hoopla app. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! You can read this title on a mobile device or computer.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Virtual

 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read – The Bear by Andrew Krivak

The Big Read will take place from September through November 2023 and will feature book discussions, public programs, and a public Q&A with Andrew Krivak, all free and open to the public.  Events will take place in all ten counties of the state.

About The Bear:

"In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion and explores powerful themes about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, our complicated relationship with the environment, and how to prepare for an unknown future."

If you'd like to read The Bear by Andrew Krivak, it is available with your library card as an audiobook in CD format and as an e-audiobook through the Libby and hoopla apps, as a physical book, and as an e-book in the Libby and cloudLibrary apps.

Public Programs are ongoing, learn more and register to attend at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread:

  • September 6 - Dramatic reading from the novel at Great North Aleworks in Manchester
  • September 8 - Join Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy for a virtual discussion exploring what a recent slate of postapocalyptic books might reveal about our contemporary anxieties.
  • September 23 - Planetarium show at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in which participants will experience how the daughter used the stars to track the passage of time in the novel.
  • October 14 - Public discussion and book signing with author Andrew Krivak at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
  • November 3 - Poet Midge Goldberg will examine how poets have told stories about the night sky throughout human history.

Join local libraries (virtual & in-person) for a discussion of The Bear from September through November. See all locations, dates, times, and registration information at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread.


New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant of $20,000. An initiative of the NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, a Big Read broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

#NEABigRead

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Various

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read – The Bear by Andrew Krivak

The Big Read will take place from September through November 2023 and will feature book discussions, public programs, and a public Q&A with Andrew Krivak, all free and open to the public.  Events will take place in all ten counties of the state.

About The Bear:

"In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion and explores powerful themes about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, our complicated relationship with the environment, and how to prepare for an unknown future."

If you'd like to read The Bear by Andrew Krivak, it is available with your library card as an audiobook in CD format and as an e-audiobook through the Libby and hoopla apps, as a physical book, and as an e-book in the Libby and cloudLibrary apps.

Public Programs are ongoing, learn more and register to attend at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread:

  • September 6 - Dramatic reading from the novel at Great North Aleworks in Manchester
  • September 8 - Join Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy for a virtual discussion exploring what a recent slate of postapocalyptic books might reveal about our contemporary anxieties.
  • September 23 - Planetarium show at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in which participants will experience how the daughter used the stars to track the passage of time in the novel.
  • October 14 - Public discussion and book signing with author Andrew Krivak at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
  • November 3 - Poet Midge Goldberg will examine how poets have told stories about the night sky throughout human history.

Join local libraries (virtual & in-person) for a discussion of The Bear from September through November. See all locations, dates, times, and registration information at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread.


New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant of $20,000. An initiative of the NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, a Big Read broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

#NEABigRead

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Various

Sunday October 1, 2023 - Saturday October 7, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
9:00 AM
Banned Books Week

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.

When we ban books, we're closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let freedom read!
 
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. In 2022, the American Library Association tracked the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago; 2,571 unique titles were challenged last year, up from 1,858 in 2021. Learn more at ala.org/bbooks. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Celebrate the right to read. The Goffstown Public Library supports your Constitutional right to access the information you want and hopes you will exercise that right by reading a challenged book. Visit the Library to interact with this week's banned book displays and check out a book.

Banned Books Week is an annual week-long event celebrating the freedom to read, highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

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

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.

When we ban books, we're closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let freedom read!
 
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. In 2022, the American Library Association tracked the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago; 2,571 unique titles were challenged last year, up from 1,858 in 2021. Learn more at ala.org/bbooks. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Celebrate the right to read. The Goffstown Public Library supports your Constitutional right to access the information you want and hopes you will exercise that right by reading a challenged book. Visit the Library to interact with this week's banned book displays and check out a book.

Banned Books Week is an annual week-long event celebrating the freedom to read, highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Wednesday October 4, 2023
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6:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees

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  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

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
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Thursday October 5, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Movers and Groovers

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


Friday October 6, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday October 7, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Saturday Family Drop-In Story Time

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Monday October 9, 2023
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LIBRARY OPEN

The Library is open during Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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

The Library is open during Indigenous Peoples' Day.

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Tuesday October 10, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:00 PM
Amateur Detective Night

Gold-rimmed magnifying glass with brown handle.

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

Gather with other true crime aficionados and wannabe detectives in the library to play Murder Mystery Case Files, the game where the stakes are (fictional) life or death.

The case: Marisa Hightower was murdered on an international flight to London on her way to partake in a substantial inheritance from her ex-husband. Anyone on board could have committed the crime--it's now up to you to solve this mile-high murder!

Registration required.

CONTACT: Liz Erickson  603-497-2102  elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Gold-rimmed magnifying glass with brown handle.

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

Gather with other true crime aficionados and wannabe detectives in the library to play Murder Mystery Case Files, the game where the stakes are (fictional) life or death.

The case: Marisa Hightower was murdered on an international flight to London on her way to partake in a substantial inheritance from her ex-husband. Anyone on board could have committed the crime--it's now up to you to solve this mile-high murder!

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Liz Erickson
  603.497.2102
   elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Wednesday October 11, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/adult
10:00 AM
Pondering Minds Guild

The first meeting of an open-minded group that shares ideas, concepts, and possible goals on agreed-upon topics, such as the validity of democracy. A moderator is agreed upon and conversation norms are discussed at the beginning of each meeting. Join the guild for an educational experience. Bring an open mind and be ready to chat!

No registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

The first meeting of an open-minded group that shares ideas, concepts, and possible goals on agreed-upon topics, such as the validity of democracy. A moderator is agreed upon and conversation norms are discussed at the beginning of each meeting. Join the guild for an educational experience. Bring an open mind and be ready to chat!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Anime Club

For grades 5-12.

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

For grades 5-12.

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

Thursday October 12, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Movers and Groovers

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
2:00 PM
Medicare 101

Learn the basics of Medicare, who is entitled to it, how to enroll, the differences between supplemental policies and Advantage Plans, and drug coverage.

Presented by Hillsborough County ServiceLink (www.dhhs.nh.gov).

No registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Learn the basics of Medicare, who is entitled to it, how to enroll, the differences between supplemental policies and Advantage Plans, and drug coverage.

Presented by Hillsborough County ServiceLink (www.dhhs.nh.gov).

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Friday October 13, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday October 14, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Fall Book SaleThe Friends of the Library will be hosting their book sale on the lawn of the Library. RAIN or SHINE.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. is the $10 bag sale - bring your own reusable shopping bag.

  • Books are: sorted & categorized, all new donations, not picked over, and never scanned.
  • Volunteers for this event are always needed, please let us know if you can lend a hand at the email or phone # below. Please get in touch if you can volunteer for setup the week of and/or the day of the event.
  • The Friends will also be collecting donations from the public through Friday, September 29. Just drop off books (in bags or boxes, please) at the Goffstown Public Library during business hours only. We cannot accept damaged or textbooks or damaged books, VHS cassettes, Reader's Digest condensed books, encyclopedias or magazines, or titles that are dusty or moldy. Book donation collecting will resume on Monday, October 23.
  • See the event on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/2Nkh4E5OW
CONTACT: Friends of the Goffstown Public Library  603-497-2102  friends@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Friends of the Library Book Fall Book SaleThe Friends of the Library will be hosting their book sale on the lawn of the Library. RAIN or SHINE.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. is the $10 bag sale - bring your own reusable shopping bag.

  • Books are: sorted & categorized, all new donations, not picked over, and never scanned.
  • Volunteers for this event are always needed, please let us know if you can lend a hand at the email or phone # below. Please get in touch if you can volunteer for setup the week of and/or the day of the event.
  • The Friends will also be collecting donations from the public through Friday, September 29. Just drop off books (in bags or boxes, please) at the Goffstown Public Library during business hours only. We cannot accept damaged or textbooks or damaged books, VHS cassettes, Reader's Digest condensed books, encyclopedias or magazines, or titles that are dusty or moldy. Book donation collecting will resume on Monday, October 23.
  • See the event on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/2Nkh4E5OW
CONTACT:
  Friends of the Goffstown Public Library
  603.497.2102
   friends@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Saturday Family Drop-In Story Time

Special Edition: Join Ms. Corey in celebrating the Pumpkin Regatta with stories and a craft! Craft will be available until 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last).

No registration required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Special Edition: Join Ms. Corey in celebrating the Pumpkin Regatta with stories and a craft! Craft will be available until 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last).

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Tuesday October 17, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM
Kids' Garden Club

Tilted watering can with water droplets sprinkling out of spout.For grades 1-5.

Join us as we learn about helpful and harmful insects and growing our own food and flowers.

Registration required.

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

Tilted watering can with water droplets sprinkling out of spout.For grades 1-5.

Join us as we learn about helpful and harmful insects and growing our own food and flowers.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
5:00 PM
Teen Fiber Arts

For grades 5-12.

Fall into the art of macramé and craft your own leaf-inspired wall hanging!

Registration required.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 9 spaces available.

For grades 5-12.

Fall into the art of macramé and craft your own leaf-inspired wall hanging!

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
30 Minute Meals

Between work, school, and sports, you’re also trying to keep nutritious meals on the table. Whether you’re a busy parent, a college student, or just a person on the go, join a Hannaford Dietitian to learn how to fill your freezer, pack your pantry, and scope the shelves for foods that make meal prep quick and easy without skimping on your health goals. Giveaways, recipes, and coupons for all who attend!

Presented by your Goffstown Hannaford Dietitian.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Hannaford, 605 Mast Road
There are 8 spaces available.

Between work, school, and sports, you’re also trying to keep nutritious meals on the table. Whether you’re a busy parent, a college student, or just a person on the go, join a Hannaford Dietitian to learn how to fill your freezer, pack your pantry, and scope the shelves for foods that make meal prep quick and easy without skimping on your health goals. Giveaways, recipes, and coupons for all who attend!

Presented by your Goffstown Hannaford Dietitian.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Hannaford, 605 Mast Road

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday October 18, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Join fellow book enthusiasts on the third Wednesday of every month for our Afternoon Book Group. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome.

This month we're reading: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

“Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parent's death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture—a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to discover a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.”

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Join fellow book enthusiasts on the third Wednesday of every month for our Afternoon Book Group. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome.

This month we're reading: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

“Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parent's death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture—a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to discover a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.”

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokémon Passion Club

For kids in grades 1-5.

Love Pokemon? Drop in to talk, trade, and play with the other Poke-fans!

No registration required.

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

For kids in grades 1-5.

Love Pokemon? Drop in to talk, trade, and play with the other Poke-fans!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading with Candy the Reading Therapy Dog

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

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

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For grades 5-12.

What is the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB for short) is a group of teens that meets once a month. The group works with the Teen Services Library Assistant to suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. Do you think this sounds great? If your answer is YES!, then come to the meeting. Snack or pizza provided.

Joining TAB may fulfill School Service Hours - ask your school advisor.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are many spaces available.

For grades 5-12.

What is the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB for short) is a group of teens that meets once a month. The group works with the Teen Services Library Assistant to suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. Do you think this sounds great? If your answer is YES!, then come to the meeting. Snack or pizza provided.

Joining TAB may fulfill School Service Hours - ask your school advisor.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@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 third 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  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the third 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
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Thursday October 19, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Movers and Groovers

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
2:00 PM
Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft has become increasingly common and sophisticated. This informative 60-minute workshop will empower participants with the skills and resources to take preventive and restorative action in managing their financial lives.

Presented by TD Bank.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Identity theft has become increasingly common and sophisticated. This informative 60-minute workshop will empower participants with the skills and resources to take preventive and restorative action in managing their financial lives.

Presented by TD Bank.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

Friday October 20, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday October 21, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Saturday Family Drop-In Story Time

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
11:00 AM
Ghost Tales & Spirit Speaks with Spirit Medium Karen Tatro

Join Medium Karen Tatro as she discusses her work in the paranormal world. She seeks answers to the questions we all ask: What are ghosts and spirits? Why are they here? What can we learn from them?

Karen has investigated haunted locations all over New Hampshire and is eager to share her experiences with this window into the afterlife.

Registration appreciated.

CONTACT: Liz Erickson  603-497-2102  elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor
There are many spaces available.

Join Medium Karen Tatro as she discusses her work in the paranormal world. She seeks answers to the questions we all ask: What are ghosts and spirits? Why are they here? What can we learn from them?

Karen has investigated haunted locations all over New Hampshire and is eager to share her experiences with this window into the afterlife.

Registration appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Liz Erickson
  603.497.2102
   elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 24, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM
Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club

orange and red comic starburstA monthly book club for kids in grades 2-4.

This month's title is Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics!

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk, call or stop by and request your copy.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 5 spaces available.

orange and red comic starburstA monthly book club for kids in grades 2-4.

This month's title is Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics!

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk, call or stop by and request your copy.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

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

basket of yarnAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, and all levels of experience! At the October meeting, we'll be collecting hats and scarves for women, men, and children to be donated to Families in Transition, www.fitnh.org. For each item, please bring in the yarn label, or tag it with fiber care and content. Thank you!

No registration required, join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please sign up if you would like an email reminder to attend. When you register - you will be signed up for reminders for each month in 2023.

CONTACT: Tammy Gross  603-497-2102  tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

basket of yarnAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, and all levels of experience! At the October meeting, we'll be collecting hats and scarves for women, men, and children to be donated to Families in Transition, www.fitnh.org. For each item, please bring in the yarn label, or tag it with fiber care and content. Thank you!

No registration required, join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please sign up if you would like an email reminder to attend. When you register - you will be signed up for reminders for each month in 2023.

CONTACT:
  Tammy Gross
  603.497.2102
   tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 25, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop in Chess

For kids in grades 1-5.

Drop in and play some chess. Players of similar experience levels will be paired together to play. Beginners will work with Mr. Kyle to learn the basics. If there are more players than chess boards play time may be limited.

No registration required.

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

For kids in grades 1-5.

Drop in and play some chess. Players of similar experience levels will be paired together to play. Beginners will work with Mr. Kyle to learn the basics. If there are more players than chess boards play time may be limited.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: Campaign Group A

For grades 5-12.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

Registration required. Minimum of 3 registrants required in order for the event to take place. 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: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There is 1 space available.

For grades 5-12.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

Registration required. Minimum of 3 registrants required in order for the event to take place. 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:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There is 1 space available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading with Candy the Reading Therapy Dog

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

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

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

Thursday October 26, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Movers and Groovers

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM
Ghostly Gala

For kids in grades 1-5.

Join us for some spooky “minute-to-win-it” challenges, a story, and something delicious to munch on!

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 8 spaces available.

For kids in grades 1-5.

Join us for some spooky “minute-to-win-it” challenges, a story, and something delicious to munch on!

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Friday October 27, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
11:00 AM
Spooktacular Halloween Party

For kids in preschool through kindergarten.

Join us for some not-too-scary stories, activities, and refreshments.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 15 spaces available.

For kids in preschool through kindergarten.

Join us for some not-too-scary stories, activities, and refreshments.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday October 28, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Saturday Family Drop-In Story Time

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
11:00 AM
Skull-Shaped String Art

For grades 5-12.

Create Halloween magic as you craft spooky skull-shaped string art.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 8 spaces available.

For grades 5-12.

Create Halloween magic as you craft spooky skull-shaped string art.

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Monday October 30, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Little Math Wizards

For ages 3-5 with active caregiver participation.

Listen to a story and then engage in simple early math literacy concepts such as sorting, shape/number recognition, & counting through fun games & activities. Discover simple ways to engage your child at home and increase their (and maybe your own) confidence and comfort level with math!

Registration required.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 5 spaces available.

For ages 3-5 with active caregiver participation.

Listen to a story and then engage in simple early math literacy concepts such as sorting, shape/number recognition, & counting through fun games & activities. Discover simple ways to engage your child at home and increase their (and maybe your own) confidence and comfort level with math!

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday October 31, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:00 PM
Movie Screening: Practical Magic

Catch Halloween spirit by joining us for a screening of Practical Magic, the award-winning film based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. Rated PG-13. ⒸWarner Bros. 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Registration appreciated.

CONTACT: Liz Erickson  603-497-2102  elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor
There are many spaces available.

Catch Halloween spirit by joining us for a screening of Practical Magic, the award-winning film based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. Rated PG-13. ⒸWarner Bros. 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Registration appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Liz Erickson
  603.497.2102
   elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Second Floor

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 1, 2023 - Thursday November 30, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

a deer reading a book

For all kids from birth up through entering kindergarten.

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, impart an understanding of their place in the world.

When the Library is open, you can visit the Children's Room to sign up in person. Online registration is available at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. After your child has read their first 100 books, one of the rewards and incentives for this program is a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag!

Download & Print: Title Log (for parents), and Color-In Log (for kids).

For more information, including an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
There are many spaces available.

a deer reading a book

For all kids from birth up through entering kindergarten.

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, impart an understanding of their place in the world.

When the Library is open, you can visit the Children's Room to sign up in person. Online registration is available at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. After your child has read their first 100 books, one of the rewards and incentives for this program is a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag!

Download & Print: Title Log (for parents), and Color-In Log (for kids).

For more information, including an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

There are many spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
Goffstown Seed Library

"Borrow" seeds to start your gardens! Located on the third floor, the Seed Library is now available to "check out". The steps are simple: choose what seed varieties you want, fill out the sign-out sheet with your selections, and enjoy!

This project is based on the honor system, so a staff member is not needed to "check out" seeds. When using the Seed Library, take what you need but remember to leave enough for others.

We're also collecting harvested seeds at the end of the summer, so please note that you would like to participate in that when you're filling out the sign-out sheet.

Happy gardening and be sure to use #goffstownlibrary to share your Seed Library bounty!

The Goffstown Seed Library is made possible by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library and the New Hampshire Free Seed Program.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

"Borrow" seeds to start your gardens! Located on the third floor, the Seed Library is now available to "check out". The steps are simple: choose what seed varieties you want, fill out the sign-out sheet with your selections, and enjoy!

This project is based on the honor system, so a staff member is not needed to "check out" seeds. When using the Seed Library, take what you need but remember to leave enough for others.

We're also collecting harvested seeds at the end of the summer, so please note that you would like to participate in that when you're filling out the sign-out sheet.

Happy gardening and be sure to use #goffstownlibrary to share your Seed Library bounty!

The Goffstown Seed Library is made possible by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library and the New Hampshire Free Seed Program.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read – The Bear by Andrew Krivak

The Big Read will take place from September through November 2023 and will feature book discussions, public programs, and a public Q&A with Andrew Krivak, all free and open to the public.  Events will take place in all ten counties of the state.

About The Bear:

"In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion and explores powerful themes about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, our complicated relationship with the environment, and how to prepare for an unknown future."

If you'd like to read The Bear by Andrew Krivak, it is available with your library card as an audiobook in CD format and as an e-audiobook through the Libby and hoopla apps, as a physical book, and as an e-book in the Libby and cloudLibrary apps.

Public Programs are ongoing, learn more and register to attend at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread:

  • September 6 - Dramatic reading from the novel at Great North Aleworks in Manchester
  • September 8 - Join Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy for a virtual discussion exploring what a recent slate of postapocalyptic books might reveal about our contemporary anxieties.
  • September 23 - Planetarium show at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in which participants will experience how the daughter used the stars to track the passage of time in the novel.
  • October 14 - Public discussion and book signing with author Andrew Krivak at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
  • November 3 - Poet Midge Goldberg will examine how poets have told stories about the night sky throughout human history.

Join local libraries (virtual & in-person) for a discussion of The Bear from September through November. See all locations, dates, times, and registration information at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread.


New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant of $20,000. An initiative of the NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, a Big Read broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

#NEABigRead

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Various

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read – The Bear by Andrew Krivak

The Big Read will take place from September through November 2023 and will feature book discussions, public programs, and a public Q&A with Andrew Krivak, all free and open to the public.  Events will take place in all ten counties of the state.

About The Bear:

"In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion and explores powerful themes about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, our complicated relationship with the environment, and how to prepare for an unknown future."

If you'd like to read The Bear by Andrew Krivak, it is available with your library card as an audiobook in CD format and as an e-audiobook through the Libby and hoopla apps, as a physical book, and as an e-book in the Libby and cloudLibrary apps.

Public Programs are ongoing, learn more and register to attend at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread:

  • September 6 - Dramatic reading from the novel at Great North Aleworks in Manchester
  • September 8 - Join Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy for a virtual discussion exploring what a recent slate of postapocalyptic books might reveal about our contemporary anxieties.
  • September 23 - Planetarium show at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in which participants will experience how the daughter used the stars to track the passage of time in the novel.
  • October 14 - Public discussion and book signing with author Andrew Krivak at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
  • November 3 - Poet Midge Goldberg will examine how poets have told stories about the night sky throughout human history.

Join local libraries (virtual & in-person) for a discussion of The Bear from September through November. See all locations, dates, times, and registration information at www.nhhumanities.org/bigread.


New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant of $20,000. An initiative of the NEA, in partnership with Arts Midwest, a Big Read broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

#NEABigRead

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Various

Wednesday November 1, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading with Candy the Reading Therapy Dog

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

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

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees

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  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

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
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Thursday November 2, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Movers and Groovers

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


Friday November 3, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday November 4, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Saturday Family Drop-In Story Time

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Tuesday November 7, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Tuesdays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Tuesday, October 3 and meets once a week on Tuesdays for six weeks.

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


 
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM
Evening Book Discussion Group

Build community and share your love of reading by joining the Goffstown Public Library's Evening Book Discussion, held on the first Tuesday of every month. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome!

This month we're reading: True Biz by Sara Novic

"True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk
True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they’ll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the hearing headmistress, a CODA (child of deaf adult(s)) who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another—and changed forever."

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Liz Erickson  603-497-2102  elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Build community and share your love of reading by joining the Goffstown Public Library's Evening Book Discussion, held on the first Tuesday of every month. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome!

This month we're reading: True Biz by Sara Novic

"True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk
True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they’ll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the hearing headmistress, a CODA (child of deaf adult(s)) who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another—and changed forever."

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Liz Erickson
  603.497.2102
   elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday November 8, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Anime Club

For grades 5-12.

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

For grades 5-12.

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading with Candy the Reading Therapy Dog

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

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

A 4-Week Reading Program

Candy is our friendly canine friend who loves to listen to stories read to her by children. This program is designed to encourage readers entering kindergarten through grade 5 to practice their skills in a judgment-free environment.

Children reserve 15 minutes of one-on-one time each week to read with Candy at one of these times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, or 7:15pm.

Registration 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. If the event is full, please call or email the event Contact to be placed on the waiting list.

CONTACT:
  Patti
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

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

Libraries Change Lives

This is the Friends monthly meeting.

The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, which supports the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library. Visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

The Friends usually meet on the second Wednesday of every month, please check the Library calendar for up-to-date scheduling.

CONTACT: Friends of the Library  603-497-2102  friends@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Libraries Change Lives

This is the Friends monthly meeting.

The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, which supports the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library. Visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

The Friends usually meet on the second Wednesday of every month, please check the Library calendar for up-to-date scheduling.

CONTACT:
  Friends of the Library
  603.497.2102
   friends@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Thursday November 9, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Movers and Groovers

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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

Story time logoChildren 1 to 2 1/2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy a lively mix of stories, games, songs & movement activities.

Meets on Thursdays for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 5.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room


Friday November 10, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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 Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1:00 PM
Preschool Story Time Fridays

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten are invited to enjoy stories, crafts & activities. Begins Friday, October 6 and meets once a week on Fridays for five weeks (no event on 10/27).

Registration required for one of the following times:

  • Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

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:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday November 11, 2023
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closed for Veterans Day

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

Wednesday November 15, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Join fellow book enthusiasts on the third Wednesday of every month for our Afternoon Book Group. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome.

This month we're reading: We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace by Denise Kiernan

"From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday. Spanning centuries, We Gather Together is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century's most influential tastemakers and who campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks. Populated by an enthralling supporting cast of characters including Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Walt

Whitman, Norman Rockwell, and others, We Gather Together is ultimately a story of tenacity and dedication, an inspiring tale of how imperfect people in challenging times can create powerful legacies."

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Join fellow book enthusiasts on the third Wednesday of every month for our Afternoon Book Group. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome.

This month we're reading: We Gather Together: A Nation Divided, a President in Turmoil, and a Historic Campaign to Embrace Gratitude and Grace by Denise Kiernan

"From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday. Spanning centuries, We Gather Together is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century's most influential tastemakers and who campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks. Populated by an enthralling supporting cast of characters including Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Walt

Whitman, Norman Rockwell, and others, We Gather Together is ultimately a story of tenacity and dedication, an inspiring tale of how imperfect people in challenging times can create powerful legacies."

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokémon Passion Club

For kids in grades 1-5.

Love Pokemon? Drop in to talk, trade, and play with the other Poke-fans!

No registration required.

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

For kids in grades 1-5.

Love Pokemon? Drop in to talk, trade, and play with the other Poke-fans!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For grades 5-12.

What is the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB for short) is a group of teens that meets once a month. The group works with the Teen Services Library Assistant to suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. Do you think this sounds great? If your answer is YES!, then come to the meeting. Snack or pizza provided.

Joining TAB may fulfill School Service Hours - ask your school advisor.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 9 spaces available.

For grades 5-12.

What is the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB for short) is a group of teens that meets once a month. The group works with the Teen Services Library Assistant to suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. Do you think this sounds great? If your answer is YES!, then come to the meeting. Snack or pizza provided.

Joining TAB may fulfill School Service Hours - ask your school advisor.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 9 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 third 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  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the third 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
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Saturday November 18, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
9:30 AM
Saturday Family Drop-In Story Time

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

Saturdays through November 18 (no event on 11/11). Families are invited to enjoy stories and activities together.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Once Upon a Pie Baking Competition & Auction

The season’s favorite social event is back at a NEW location - Goffstown High School!
 
Bakers:
Pie Lovers:
  • Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends and family to eat pie for $3 a slice.
  • There will be awards and a public auction - take home a pie!
  • Find out who will be the grand prize winner, and which town department will prevail for bragging rights.

This event is hosted by the Goffstown Public Library Board of Trustees and the Goffstown Public Library Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization formed to raise funds to support the capital needs of the Goffstown Public Library.

CONTACT: Library Board of Trustees  603-497-2102  trustees@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Cafeteria at Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Road

The season’s favorite social event is back at a NEW location - Goffstown High School!
 
Bakers:
Pie Lovers:
  • Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Invite your friends and family to eat pie for $3 a slice.
  • There will be awards and a public auction - take home a pie!
  • Find out who will be the grand prize winner, and which town department will prevail for bragging rights.

This event is hosted by the Goffstown Public Library Board of Trustees and the Goffstown Public Library Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization formed to raise funds to support the capital needs of the Goffstown Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Library Board of Trustees
  603.497.2102
   trustees@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Cafeteria at Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Road

Wednesday November 22, 2023
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closing Early for Thanksgiving

As part of the Holiday Schedule the Library will be closing at 2pm the day before Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!

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

As part of the Holiday Schedule the Library will be closing at 2pm the day before Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

Thursday November 23, 2023
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Thanksgiving Day

As part of the Holiday Schedule the Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy your holiday!

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

As part of the Holiday Schedule the Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy your holiday!

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

Tuesday November 28, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM
Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club

orange and red comic starburstA monthly book club for kids in grades 2-4.

This month's title is TBD. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics!

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk, call or stop by and request your copy.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Corey Sisson  603-497-2102  coreys@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room
There are 8 spaces available.

orange and red comic starburstA monthly book club for kids in grades 2-4.

This month's title is TBD. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics!

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk, call or stop by and request your copy.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Corey Sisson
  603.497.2102
   coreys@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

There are 8 spaces available.

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

basket of yarnAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, and all levels of experience!

No registration required, join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please sign up if you would like an email reminder to attend. When you register - you will be signed up for reminders for each month in 2023.

CONTACT: Tammy Gross  603-497-2102  tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

basket of yarnAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, and all levels of experience!

No registration required, join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please sign up if you would like an email reminder to attend. When you register - you will be signed up for reminders for each month in 2023.

CONTACT:
  Tammy Gross
  603.497.2102
   tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 29, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: Campaign Group A

For grades 5-12.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

Registration required. Minimum of 3 registrants required in order for the event to take place. 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: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There is 1 space available.

For grades 5-12.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

Registration required. Minimum of 3 registrants required in order for the event to take place. 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:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There is 1 space available.

Friday December 1, 2023 - Sunday December 31, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/kids
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

a deer reading a book

For all kids from birth up through entering kindergarten.

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, impart an understanding of their place in the world.

When the Library is open, you can visit the Children's Room to sign up in person. Online registration is available at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. After your child has read their first 100 books, one of the rewards and incentives for this program is a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag!

Download & Print: Title Log (for parents), and Color-In Log (for kids).

For more information, including an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.

CONTACT: Patti Penick  603-497-2102  pattip@goffstownlibrary.com
There are many spaces available.

a deer reading a book

For all kids from birth up through entering kindergarten.

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, impart an understanding of their place in the world.

When the Library is open, you can visit the Children's Room to sign up in person. Online registration is available at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. After your child has read their first 100 books, one of the rewards and incentives for this program is a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten tote bag!

Download & Print: Title Log (for parents), and Color-In Log (for kids).

For more information, including an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

There are many spaces available.

 
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
Goffstown Seed Library

"Borrow" seeds to start your gardens! Located on the third floor, the Seed Library is now available to "check out". The steps are simple: choose what seed varieties you want, fill out the sign-out sheet with your selections, and enjoy!

This project is based on the honor system, so a staff member is not needed to "check out" seeds. When using the Seed Library, take what you need but remember to leave enough for others.

We're also collecting harvested seeds at the end of the summer, so please note that you would like to participate in that when you're filling out the sign-out sheet.

Happy gardening and be sure to use #goffstownlibrary to share your Seed Library bounty!

The Goffstown Seed Library is made possible by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library and the New Hampshire Free Seed Program.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

"Borrow" seeds to start your gardens! Located on the third floor, the Seed Library is now available to "check out". The steps are simple: choose what seed varieties you want, fill out the sign-out sheet with your selections, and enjoy!

This project is based on the honor system, so a staff member is not needed to "check out" seeds. When using the Seed Library, take what you need but remember to leave enough for others.

We're also collecting harvested seeds at the end of the summer, so please note that you would like to participate in that when you're filling out the sign-out sheet.

Happy gardening and be sure to use #goffstownlibrary to share your Seed Library bounty!

The Goffstown Seed Library is made possible by the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library and the New Hampshire Free Seed Program.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor

Tuesday December 5, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/adult
6:30 PM
Evening Book Discussion Group

Two pairs of chopsticks jointly hold a number of strands across the red background, forming the letter H.Build community and share your love of reading by joining the Goffstown Public Library's Evening Book Discussion, held on the first Tuesday of every month. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome!

This month we're reading: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

"In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her."

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Liz Erickson  603-497-2102  elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Two pairs of chopsticks jointly hold a number of strands across the red background, forming the letter H.Build community and share your love of reading by joining the Goffstown Public Library's Evening Book Discussion, held on the first Tuesday of every month. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome!

This month we're reading: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

"In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her."

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Liz Erickson
  603.497.2102
   elizabethe@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday December 6, 2023
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6:30 PM
Library Board of Trustees

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  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

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
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Wednesday December 13, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Anime Club

For grades 5-12.

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

For grades 5-12.

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

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

Libraries Change Lives

This is the Friends monthly meeting.

The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, which supports the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library. Visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

The Friends usually meet on the second Wednesday of every month, please check the Library calendar for up-to-date scheduling.

CONTACT: Friends of the Library  603-497-2102  friends@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Libraries Change Lives

This is the Friends monthly meeting.

The Friends of the Goffstown Public Library is an association interested in the Goffstown Public Library, which supports the Library Bill of Rights, and offers the opportunity to focus public attention on and stimulate the use of the library. Visit www.goffstownfriends.com for more information.

The Friends usually meet on the second Wednesday of every month, please check the Library calendar for up-to-date scheduling.

CONTACT:
  Friends of the Library
  603.497.2102
   friends@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library

Wednesday December 20, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/adult
1:30 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Join fellow book enthusiasts on the third Wednesday of every month for our Afternoon Book Group. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome.

This month we're reading: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

"From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara--an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities--watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In this luminous tale, Klara and the Sun, Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?"

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Join fellow book enthusiasts on the third Wednesday of every month for our Afternoon Book Group. Conversations are casual and supportive; new members are always welcome.

This month we're reading: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

"From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara--an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities--watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In this luminous tale, Klara and the Sun, Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?"

Physical copies of book group titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Goffstown Public Library, and some may be available through our e-library. Contact the meeting's moderator for more information or if you need help accessing this month's book. Large print and audiobooks may also be available.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/kids
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokémon Passion Club

For kids in grades 1-5.

Love Pokemon? Drop in to talk, trade, and play with the other Poke-fans!

No registration required.

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

For kids in grades 1-5.

Love Pokemon? Drop in to talk, trade, and play with the other Poke-fans!

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Patti Penick
  603.497.2102
   pattip@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Children's Room

 
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Board

For grades 5-12.

What is the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB for short) is a group of teens that meets once a month. The group works with the Teen Services Library Assistant to suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. Do you think this sounds great? If your answer is YES!, then come to the meeting. Snack or pizza provided.

Joining TAB may fulfill School Service Hours - ask your school advisor.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There are 9 spaces available.

For grades 5-12.

What is the Teen Advisory Board? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB for short) is a group of teens that meets once a month. The group works with the Teen Services Library Assistant to suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. Do you think this sounds great? If your answer is YES!, then come to the meeting. Snack or pizza provided.

Joining TAB may fulfill School Service Hours - ask your school advisor.

Registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There are 9 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 third 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  603-497-2102  dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monthly business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The LBT meet the third 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
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

Monday December 25, 2023
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Christmas Day

As part of the Holiday Schedule, the Library will be closed on Christmas Day. Enjoy your holiday!

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

As part of the Holiday Schedule, the Library will be closed on Christmas Day. Enjoy your holiday!

CONTACT:
  Dianne Hathaway
  603.497.2102
   dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

Tuesday December 26, 2023
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knit & Crochet Club

basket of yarnAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, and all levels of experience!

No registration required, join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please sign up if you would like an email reminder to attend. When you register - you will be signed up for reminders for each month in 2023.

CONTACT: Tammy Gross  603-497-2102  tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

basket of yarnAll knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, and all levels of experience!

No registration required, join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Please sign up if you would like an email reminder to attend. When you register - you will be signed up for reminders for each month in 2023.

CONTACT:
  Tammy Gross
  603.497.2102
   tammyg@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday December 27, 2023
GOFFSTOWN/teen
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: Campaign Group A

For grades 5-12.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

Registration required. Minimum of 3 registrants required in order for the event to take place. 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: Stacey Desrosiers  603-497-2102  staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room
There is 1 space available.

For grades 5-12.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

Registration required. Minimum of 3 registrants required in order for the event to take place. 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:
  Stacey Desrosiers
  603.497.2102
   staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Goffstown Public Library, Teen Room

There is 1 space available.

Sunday December 31, 2023
There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 19, 2024
GOFFSTOWN/everyone
International Speak Like a Pirate Day

Blow me down and brush me barnacles — International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19! Make no bones about it — celebrating this holiday is fun for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Don’t just look like a pirate — talk like one, too. With Mango’s Pirate language course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to talk in perfect Pirate. Get started at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary or when you download and install the Mango Languages app and sign in with your Goffstown Public Library card.

CONTACT: Caroline Kenney  603-497-2102  carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com
LOCATION: Virtual

Blow me down and brush me barnacles — International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19! Make no bones about it — celebrating this holiday is fun for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Don’t just look like a pirate — talk like one, too. With Mango’s Pirate language course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to talk in perfect Pirate. Get started at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary or when you download and install the Mango Languages app and sign in with your Goffstown Public Library card.

CONTACT:
  Caroline Kenney
  603.497.2102
   carolinek@goffstownlibrary.com

LOCATION: Virtual


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