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Rochester Public Library: Weekly Update

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Edited by Stephanie Piro Nolan

Next time you visit the Library, check out the new vinyl murals on the side of the building near our garden. Also, there is still time to buy a flower bouquet at participating Hannaford that helps the Friends of the Library to help the Library!

RPL Friends Bouquets from Hannaford
Let’s Change the World, One Bouquet at a Time! The Friends of the Library and Hannaford on North Main Street and on Milton Road have teamed up to help RPL with their bouquets of flowers program.  For every purchase of a $12.00 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet (the ones with the red circle sticker) $1.00 will be donated to the Friends of the Library. By buying a bouquet for yourself, for a friend or family member, you help support the Friends of the Library programs..

RPL Recommends Animated Videos
Main Desk Librarian (and syndicated cartoonist), Stephanie, and Main Desk Librarian, Karyl, have created a series of weekly animated videos recommending books, DVDs and other titles available at the Library. See them on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

Kait’s Picks
Assistant Librarian and popular Book Blogger, Kait, has a new list this week! She says: “Since my last list was about college books, this week I’m sharing some of my favorite post-college books! They range in genre from contemporary to mystery to fantasy to science fiction, and I hope that you love them as much as I did!

The Throwback List by Lily Anderson; One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston; 

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green; The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab; How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason; The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins; and If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy.

For more book lists like these and other bookish fun, follow Kait Plus Books at kaitplusbooks.com or @kaitplusbooks on social media! (Most of Kait’s list recommendations can be found in the library. Some are available on the Libby app.)

Art Talks for Art Lovers
The Library received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present a three-part series from Art History scholar Jane Oneail. The first of this series was presented on Monday, September 20. The 2nd of these events will take place Monday, October 18 at 6 p.m. and the 3rd will be on November 8 part 3. The artists being discussed include Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam, and Maxfield Parrish are some of the artists discussed in the program.

This program is free and open to the public. You may register by emailing us at rplreference@rochesternh.net. Once we have received your email, we will send you the meeting link and information for the event. Call us at 603-332-1428 with any questions.

Fall Story Time
We are now offering six weeks of Story Times outside on the lawn. No registration is required. Story Times are held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., where children enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. A small take home activity is also available. Story Time is appropriate for ages 2-6, but the whole family is welcome to attend. We will make an announcement on Facebook by 9:30 a.m. if there is a cancelation due to weather. Watch our FB page & sign up for our email notifications at bit.ly/rplchnewsletter. Grass may be damp so don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair!”

Story Time to Go:
Story Time to Go will continue for those who prefer using our curbside service. Reserve a themed pre-packed bag with library books,  simple craft idea with directions, and a set of activities by calling the Children’s Room at 603-335-7549. These kits are geared for kids age 2 through 6.   Themes include: Pirates, space, monsters and more.  Please let us know which theme(s) you would like, and for what age range.

Tech Help
Our Emerging Technologies Specialist, Jessica, is here for you if you need any help figuring out your new phone, tablet or laptop or if you have any questions about our Library downloadable resources such as hoopla, Libby or Overdrive. To make an appointment contact the library at: 603-332-1428 or Rplreference@rochesternh.net.

Wall Art
The Commission for Arts & Culture, for the City of Rochester, worked with a diverse group of NH artists to create vinyl wall murals as part of an Art Walk and now posted on buildings around town including the Library. Check them out next time you visit.

Contacting RPL

  1. Visit the Library’s website: https://rpl.lib.nh.us/
  2. Email the reference librarian: Rplreference@rochesternh.net.
  3. Message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rplnh/ or https://www.facebook.com/RPLChildrensRoom/

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