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Rochester Public Library: Weekly Update

We’re excited about our upcoming virtual drawing class. We hope you will be, too!
Edited by Stephanie Piro Nolan

YOU CAN DRAW THIS!
Reference Librarian, Beth, asks: “Are you feeling creatively exhausted? Trying to find something to shake up your week while you deal with pandemic fatigue? Then this class is for you! The hour-long workshop will take place on Saturday, May 22nd, at 2 p.m., so mark your calendars. 

Freelance Illustrator Chelsea Kirchoff presents, You Can Draw This, a 2D drawing-based class focusing on simple techniques combined with an encouraging and relaxing atmosphere to take artistic chances. Anyone is welcomed to join regardless of background/previous drawing experience. It will be a *LIVE* Webex event. This event is free but registration is required. You can register by emailing us at RPLReference@rochesternh.net 

The only supplies you’ll need to participate are: a few sheets of printer paper, pencil, something with a straight edge to make straight lines (ruler or cardboard or a book; whatever is around).”

Chelsea Kirchoff is a freelance illustrator and artist who graduated from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit with a BFA in illustration. In addition to freelance and commissions, she also teaches zoom art lessons and is the director of an art camp in the summertime in Michigan. Although she uses a variety of media, pencil and pen have always been her go-to. When she isn’t drawing, she loves trying out different pizza places and looking for statement earrings. 

Friends of the Library Book Club
Reference librarian, Beth, shares some more good news: “The Friends of the Library book group has returned to RPL! The group will meet the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. out on the lawn. It is open to the public and will meet outside monthly until it is possible to bring the group back inside the library. Please bring your own chair or we can provide one for you. The first meeting will be May 10th, and the book under discussion will be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Books are available for curbside pickup by calling 603-332-1428 ex. 2. If you have any questions, please give us a call or email us at RPLBookGroup@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!”

Upcoming dates and titles to mark on your calendar:

  1. June 14th: Walking Up White by Debby Irving
  2. July 12th: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  3. August 9th: My Life in France by Julia Child

We’ll Always Have Paris DVDs
While April in Paris was a popular song, once upon a time, it is always the right time to enjoy a quick trip to the scene of some popular movies through our DVD collection!

Here are a few titles set in the city of romance, great food and even espionage:

  1. An American in Paris
  2. Paris Can Wait
  3. Gigi
  4. Funny Face
  5. Marie Antoinette
  6. Before Sunrise
  7. Amelie
  8. Charade
  9. Moulin Rouge
  10. Day of the Jackal
  11. Breathless

Hoopla Bonus Borrows
Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back from May 1 – 31! Patrons can choose from hundreds of titles in the hoopla Bonus Borrows collection. How it works: When a patron borrows an Instant Bonus Borrows title it will not count against their 5 borrows limit for the month of May.

Expanded Hours
We have expanded our Pick-Up and 45 minute Browsing hours for your convenience. Our new hours are:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 -12:00 and 1:00-7:00 
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00 -12:00 and 1:00-5:00 
  • Saturday: 9:00 -12:00 and 1:00-4:00 

Walk-In Appointments Welcome
Sometimes you just need to grab something to read, watch or listen to and happen to be near the Library but forgot to make a browsing appointment. Don’t let that stop you! Just drop by the Greeter’s Station and we’ll see how we can accommodate you.

Visiting Appointments
Make an appointment to visit the Library to browse the shelves, read the newspapers or use a computer.  Call 332-1428 extension 2 to set up an appointment.  

RPL-To-Go is always available for anyone uncomfortable choosing books in person. You can request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and even magazines. Just place items on hold in our catalog, call 603-332-1428 ext. 2, or email us at rochesterlibrary.togo@gmail.com with your requests. 

Please wear your mask to keep everyone safe.

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/
  4. or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rochesterpubliclibrarynh

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