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Summer at the library
Storytimes, movies, game nights and more at local libraries

06/21/18



 Note that some events and activities may only be open to town residents, library cardholders or kids who are signed up for the summer reading program. Check with the library beforehand to make sure that you are permitted to participate. 

 
Aaron Cutler Memorial Library
(269 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, 424-4044, cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com) 
• Weekly storytimes: Book Babies Story Time (age 18 to 35 months), Friday, 10:30 a.m. (newborn to 18 months); Tiny Tales Story Time, Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (age 3 to kindergarten), Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. 
• Kids’ Tabletop Game Night, monthly, third Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., ages 8 to 13. 
 
Allenstown Public Library
(59 Main St., Allenstown, 485-7651, allenstownlibrary.org)
Summer schedule TBA. 
 
Amherst Town Library
(14 Main St., Amherst, 673-2288, amherstlibrary.org)
• Weekly storytimes (geared toward ages 3 to 6 unless otherwise noted): Stories at Joshua’s Park (42 Courthouse Road, Amherst), Monday, 9:30 a.m., now through Aug. 6; Rockin Afternoon Storytime, Monday, 2 p.m., now through July 23 ; Family Storytime, Wednesday, 10 a.m., now through Aug. 8; Stories at Baboosic, Baboosic Lake picnic area, Thursday, noon, now through Aug. 9; Little Listeners (babies), Friday, 10:30 a.m., now through Aug. 10. 
• Yoga for Busy Bodies, weekly, Thursday, July 19 through Aug. 23, 10 a.m., ages 3 and up, registration required. 
• Libraries Rock Music Exploration Fun, weekly, Tuesday, now through Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all ages 
• Libraries Rock Sing-Along Sessions, weekly, Thursday, now through July 12, 10 a.m., all ages. 
• Matinee Movies, weekly, Thursday, now through Aug. 10, 2 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Aug. 28, 2 p.m., all ages. 
• Paws for Reading with Brook and Monica, Friday, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
• Wonderful Wednesdays: Trashcan Lid Productions, percussion program, June 27, 3 p.m. (ages 5 and up); Steve Blunt and Friends concert, July 11, 4 p.m. (all ages); Pet Show, July 18, 10:30 a.m. (all ages); Magic with Mike Brent, July 25, 3 p.m. (ages 4 and up); Reptiles on the Move, Aug. 1, 3 p.m. (ages 5 and up, registration required); Ice Cream Social, Aug. 10, 3:30 p.m. 
• Parent-Child Ukulele Play Shop, Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 to 4 p.m., ages 7 and up, registration required. 
• Make Your Own Instruments, Wednesday, July 18, 2 p.m., ages 5 and up, registration required. 
• American Girl Summer Tea Party, Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 p.m., ages 6 and up, registration required. 
• Summer Breeze Story and Craft Program, Monday, July 30, 2 p.m., ages 5 and up, registration required. 
 
Baker Free Library
(509 South St., Bow, 224-7113, bowbakerfreelibrary.org)
• Summer Reading Kick-off, Friday, June 22, 4 to 7 p.m. 
• Movie, weekly, Monday, June 25 through Aug. 20, 2 p.m. 
• Weekly Craft, Wednesday, June 27 through Aug. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. 
• Weekly storytimes: Drop-in Family Storytime, Tuesday, June 26 through Aug. 21, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; Drop-in Active Listeners, Thursday, June 28 through Aug. 23, 10:30 to 11 a.m. 
 
Bedford Public Library
(3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, 472-2300, bedfordnhlibrary.org)
• Weekly storytimes (registration required for 7-week sessions): Mother Goose (age 0 to 24 months), weekly, Tuesday, June 26 to Aug. 7, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Toddler 2’s (age 24 to 36 months), weekly, Wednesday, June 27 to Aug. 8, 10 to 10:45 a.m.  
• Wildlife Encounters, Friday, July 6, 11 to 11:45 a.m., and 1 to 1:45 p.m., all ages, registration required. 
• Hokuto Taiko Dojo Drum Show, Monday, July 9, 4 to 4:30 p.m. (all ages), and 4:30 to 5 p.m. (age 6 and up), registration required. 
• Norman Ng, magician, Wednesday, July 18, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., all ages, registration required. 
• Keith Munslow, comedian-storyteller, Tuesday, July 24, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., age 6 and up, registration required. 
• Songwriting Workshop with Keith Munslow, Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., grades 2 to 6, registration required. 
• Touch a Truck, Friday, July 27, 1 to 2 p.m., all ages. 
• Rockin’ Fun Faire, Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. to noon, all ages, registration required. 
• Ben Rudnick concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., all ages, registration required. 
 
Boscawen Public Library
(116 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-8576, boscawenpubliclibrary.org) 
• Preschool Storytime & Crafts, weekly, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. 
• Kids Movement & Yoga, Wednesdays, June 27, July 4 and July 11, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 4 and up. 
• Music & Games, Tuesday, July 10, 6 to 7 p.m. 
 
Brookline Public Library 
(16 Main St., Brookline, 673-3330, bplnh.weebly.com) 
• Weekly special activities, Thursday, 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Registration required. June 28: Crafting Message Rocks (all ages). July 12: Early Evening Storybook Hike, 6:30 p.m., at Andres Institute of Art (98 Route 13, Brookline, all ages). July 19: Kitchen Cabinet Science (age 6 and up). July 26: Meet Our Hometown Heroes, 6 p.m. (all ages). Aug. 2: Movie Night at the Library. 
• Peak of the Perseids, look at the Perseid meteor shower through the library’s telescope, Saturday, Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. at the town ballfield, registration required. 
• Library Ice Cream Social, Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. 
 
Chester Public Library 
(3 Chester St., Chester, 887-3404, chesternh.org/chester-public-library) 
• Storytime, weekly, Tuesday, 11:15 a.m., and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. 
• Lego Club, monthly, third Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon, all ages. 
• Family Movie Night: Early Man, Monday, June 25, 6 p.m., registration required. 
 
Chichester Town Library 
(161 Main St., Chichester, 798-5613, chichesternh.org) 
• Preschool/Kindergarten Story Hour, weekly, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. 
• Messy Art Day, Thursday, June 28, 10:30 a.m., all ages. 
 
Concord Public Library 
(45 Green St., Concord, 225-9670, onconcord.com/library) 
• Paws for Pages, read to therapy dogs, monthly, second and fourth Wednesday, first and third Tuesday, and first and third Thursday, 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
• Family Storytime, weekly, Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., all ages. 
• Music with Mr. Aaron, Tuesday, June 26, 3 to 4 p.m., ages 0 to 10. 
 
Derry Public Library 
(64 E. Broadway, Derry, 432-6140, derrypl.org)
• Weekly storytimes: Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12 to 36 months), weekly, Thursday, June 21 through Aug. 9, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Stories and Snowcones (all ages), Friday, June 22 through Aug. 3, 1:30 to 2 p.m.; Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5), Monday, June 25 through Aug. 6, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Bedtime Stories (ages 2 to 7), Tuesday, June 26 through Aug. 7, 6:30 to 7 p.m.; Infant Storytime (birth to walking), Wednesday, June 27 through Aug. 8, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
• Step into Music, weekly, Tuesday, June 26 through Aug. 7, 10 to 10:45 a.m., ages 3 to 5. 
• 1, 2, 3, Explore!, sensory playtime, weekly, Friday, June 22 through Aug. 10, 10 to 10:30 a.m., ages 1 to 3. 
• Special Tuesday events, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 26: Kindness Rocks, inspirational rock painting (all ages, registration required). July 10: Parachute Games (ages 4 to 8, registration required). July 17: Density Rocks, STEM activity, (ages 6 to 11, registration required). July 24: Tinkergarten, activity based on the story “Stone Soup,” (ages 18 months to 8 years, registration required). July 31: Scott Jameson, magician (all ages). Aug. 7: Intro to Rock Band (all ages). 
• Special Thursday events, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 21: Hoedown with Farmer Ray and Peeps (all ages). June 28: CactusHead Puppet Theater (all ages). July 12: Mind Blowing Matter Rocks with Children’s Museum of NH (ages 5 to 10, registration required). July 19: Rockin’ Luau (ages 3 to 11, registration required). July 26: Fiesta! Make Ma-Rock-as! (all ages, registration required). Aug. 2: Bagrock Style, dancing and games (ages 8 to 11, registration required). 
• Campfire Stories, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., all ages. 
• Cupcake Wars, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., ages 10 to 18, registration required. 
• End of Summer Party, Thursday, Aug. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., all ages. 
 
Dudley-Tucker Library
(6 Epping St., Raymond, 895-7057, raymondnh.gov/dudley-tucker-library) 
• Story Time, weekly, Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and 1:15 to 2 p.m., and Friday, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., ages 3 to 6. 
 
Dunbarton Public Library 
(1004 School St., Dunbarton, 774-3546,dunbartonlibrary.org)
• Touch a Truck, Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m., all ages 
• Summer Story Times, weekly, Wednesday, July 11 through Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m., ages 18 months to 4 years. 
• Read to Dogs, Thursday, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 2, 3 to 4 p.m., kindergarten to grade 4, registration required. 
• Kindness Rock Painting, Tuesdays, June 26 and July 3, and Thursday, July 5, 1 p.m. 
• Judy Pancoast concert, Friday, June 29, 1 p.m. 
• Ukulele Class, Tuesdays, July 10 and July 17, 2 p.m., grade 4 and up, registration required. 
• Lego Party, weekly, Wednesday, July 11 through Aug. 1, 2 p.m. 
• Michelle’s African Menagerie Animal Show, Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m.  
• Dan’s Awesome Balloons, Friday, Aug. 3, 1:30 p.m. 
 
Elkins Public Library 
(9 Center Road, Canterbury, 783-4386, elkinspubliclibrary.org) 
• Monthly storytimes: Story Hour (babies, toddlers and preschoolers), first and third Tuesday, 10 a.m.; and Rock N’ Read (babies and toddlers), second and fourth Tuesday, 10 a.m. 
• Lego Club, monthly, first and third Tuesday, 4 p.m., all ages. 
• Young Readers Club, monthly, fourth Monday, 3:15 to 4 p.m., ages 9 to 12.
 
Goffstown Public Library 
(2 High St., Goffstown, 497-2102, goffstownlibrary.com)
• Weekly storytimes (registration required): Preschool Story Time (age 2.5 to kindergarten), Tuesday, July 10 through Aug. 14, 10 a.m., and Wednesday, July 11 through Aug. 15, 11 a.m.; Reading with Charlie the therapy dog (kindergarten to grade 5), Tuesday, July 10, July 17, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14, 15-minute time slots from 6 to 7:15 p.m.; Mother Goose on the Loose (age 1.5 to 2.5), Thursday, July 12 through Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m. 
• Kids Movie Matinee, weekly, Monday, June 25 through Aug. 20, 2 p.m., grades 1 to 5. 
• Kindness Rocks, inspirational rock decorating, weekly, Tuesday, June 26 through July 31, 2 to 4 p.m., grades 1 to 5. 
• Lego Block Builders, Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, July 18, 5 to 7 p.m.; and Thursday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all ages. 
• Simple STEAM, weekly, Monday, July 2 through Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, kindergarten to grade 5. 
• Fairy Party, Thursday, July 5, 10 a.m., kindergarten to grade 5, registration required. 
• Cooking Rocks, Wednesday, July 11 (no-bake summer berry icebox cake) and July 25 (homemade dessert waffles), 2 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• Rock Star Party, Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• STEAM Programs, Bartlett Elementary School (689 Mast Road, Manchester), Thursdays, July 12 (Keith Munslow, comedian-storyteller), July 19 (Exploring Sound), July 26 (Building Bridges) and Aug. 2 (Cat Art), 11 a.m., grades 1 to 5, registration requested.   
• Concerts in the Park, Thursdays, July 12 (Ross Arnold & Friends and Goffstown Pickers) and Aug. 9 (Judy Pancoast), 6 p.m. at Roy Park (Rosemont Street, Manchester); and July 26 (Daniel Wray Bergeron), 6 p.m., and Aug. 16 (Taiko Drumming), 6:30 p.m., at Barnard Park (Barnard Lane, Goffstown). 
• Wii Dance Party, Wednesday, July 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• Outdoor Family Movie in the Park, Thursdays, July 19 (Barnard Park, Barnard Lane, Goffstown) and Aug. 2 (Roy Park, Rosemont Street, Manchester), dusk, all ages. 
• Performances at Barnard Park (Barnard Lane, Goffstown), Fridays, July 20 (Bryson Lang, comedian-juggler) and Aug. 10 (Peter Boie, magician) 10 a.m., kindergarten to grade 5. 
• Annual Sky Watch, Wednesday, July 25, presentation at 7:30 p.m., at the library, followed by the sky watch at 8:30 p.m., at the Goffstown Water Precinct Field (Route 114). 
• Wild About Turtles, Friday, July 27, 10 a.m., ages 3 to 10, registration required. 
• STEAM Drop-in, Friday, July 27, 2 to 4 p.m., kindergarten to grade 5. 
• Mosaic Art Experience, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• Mind-Blowing Matter Rocks with the Children’s Museum of NH, Friday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m., ages 5 to 10, registration required. 
• Lindsay and her Puppet Pals, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1 to 2 p.m., ages 3 to 8, registration required.  
• Family Game Night, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m., kindergarten to grade 5, registration required. 
• Forensics Mystery: A Scooby Doo Mystery, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• Working with Clay, Friday, Aug. 10, 1 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• Stuffed Animal Sleepover, storytime and snack, then leave stuffed animal at the library overnight, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6 to 7 p.m., with stuffed animal pickup and recap of the night on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9:15 a.m., ages 5 to grade 3, registration required. 
 
Griffin Free Public Library 
(22 Hooksett Road, Auburn, 483-5374, griffinfree.org)
• Infant/Toddler Storytime, weekly, Tuesday, 11 a.m., and Friday, 1 p.m.
• Rockin’ Sing-along with Steve Blunt, Saturday, June 23, 1 to 2 p.m. 
• STEM on Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m. 
• Skywatch, Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 to 11 p.m. 
 
Hollis Social Library 
(2 Monument Square, Hollis, 465-7721, hollislibrary.org)
• Preschool Storytime, weekly, Thursday, 10 a.m. 
• Music with Miss Jackie, monthly, second Friday, 11:30 a.m., ages 0 to 5, registration required. 
• Kids’ Chess Club, monthly, third Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., ages 5 and up, registration required. 
• Parents & Kids READ Book Club, monthly, third Wednesday, 4 p.m., ages 6 and 7 
• Grades 3 & 4 Book Club, monthly, last Wednesday, 4 p.m. 
• Family Lego Night, monthly, last Thursday, 6 p.m., all ages, registration required. 
• Summer Reading Pancake Breakfast Kick-off, Friday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Lawrence Barn (28 Depot Road, Hollis), registration required. 
 
Hooksett Public Library 
(31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett, 485-6092, hooksettlibrary.org)
• Drop-in Little Movers, Friday, June 22, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., age 3 and under. 
• Drop-in Storytime, Friday, June 22, 11 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, June 27, 1 to 2 p.m.; and  Tuesdays, July 17 and Aug. 7, and Wednesdays, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., all ages.
• Touch a Truck, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Yoga for Kids, seven-week sessions, weekly, Monday, June 25 through Aug. 6, or Tuesday, June 26 through Aug. 7, 4 to 4:45 p.m., ages 4 to 7, or Thursday, June 28 through Aug. 9, 4 to 5 p.m., ages 8 to 12; 6-week session, weekly, Monday, July 2 through Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m. to noon, crawling/walking toddlers, registration required for full sessions. 
• Special storytimes: Evening Storytime (all ages), Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, and Wednesday, Aug.1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Pajama Storytime (age 2 and up), Thursday, July 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Bubble Party, Tuesday, June 26, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages. 
• Music Maker Morning, Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, July 25 and Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m., age 3 and up, registration required.  
• Meditation: Family meditation, Wednesday, June 27, 6 to 7 p.m., and Fridays, July 13 and Aug. 3, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages; and Meditation for middle schoolers, Tuesdays, July 10 and July 24, 6 to 7 p.m. 
• Lunch and a movie, weekly, Thursday, June 28 through Aug. 9, noon, all ages. June 28: Coco. July 5: Sing. July 12: The Music Man. July 19: Annie. July 26: Enchanted. Aug. 2: Hairspray. Aug. 9: The Wizard of Oz.  
• Special performances (all ages): Toe Jam Puppet Band, Friday, June 29, 11 a.m. to noon; Tim Goyette, Saturday, July 14, 10 to 11 a.m.; and Mr. Aaron, Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to noon. 
• Drop-in summer crafts, Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to noon, all ages. 
• Minecraft, Mondays, July 2 and July 30, 6 to 7 p.m., age 7 and up. 
• Playtimes: Baby Rhyme and Playtime, weekly, Monday, July 2 through Aug. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.; and Drop-in Open Playtime (all ages), Tuesdays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to noon. 
• Drop-in Crafternoon, weekly, Monday, July 2 through July 30, 1 to 2 p.m., ages 3 to 6. 
• Dance party, Fridays, July 6 and July 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1 to 2 p.m., and Tuesday, July 10, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages. 
• Music Movers, Fridays, July 6, July 27 and Aug. 10, 10 to 11 a.m., and Fridays, July 6, July 13, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, 11 to 11:30 a.m., age 3 and under. 
• Drop-in Lego Creation Station, Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. to noon, all ages. 
• Science Lab, Monday, July 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m., age 6 and up. 
• Drop-in Coding Club, Friday, July 13, 1 to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, ages 8 and up. 
• Family karaoke, Tuesday, July 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
• New Hampshire’s State Flower: The Purple Lilac, presentation for families, Wednesday, July 18, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
• Science of Sound, Wednesdays, July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1, 1 to 2 p.m., age 4 and up. 
• Painting Mandala Stones, Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 to 7 p.m., ages 8 to 12, registration required. 
• Tie Dye Day, Friday, July 20, 10 a.m. to noon, all ages. 
• Rockin’ Sock Hop, Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m. to noon, all ages. 
• Harry Potter Day, Tuesday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., all ages. 
• Frozen movie sing-along, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. 
• End of Summer reading party, Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all ages. 
 
Kelley Library
(234 Main St., Salem, 898-7064, kelleylibrary.org)
• Music & Movement, weekly, Friday, June 22 through Aug. 3, 10 to 10:30 a.m., ages 2 to 4. 
• Play Group, Mondays, June 25, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m., ages 3 months to 3 years. 
• Drop-in Imagination Stations, ​weekly, Monday and Tuesday, now through July 31, all day. 
• Coding for Kids, weekly, Tuesday, now through July 31, 1 to 2 p.m., grades 1 to 3. 
​• Storytime, weekly, Wednesday, June 27 through Aug. 1, 9:30 to 10 a.m. for 1st Step Storytime (ages 9 months to 2 years) and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for 2nd Step Storytime (ages 3 to 5). 
• Art & Music Rock!, Thursday, June 28, and weekly, Thursday, July 12 through Aug. 2, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., grades 2 to 5. 
• Pajama Day, Thursday, July 5, all day 
• Decorate a Book Bag, Wednesday, July 11, 2 to 3 p.m., grades 3 to 5. 
• Kindness Rocks, inspirational rock decorating, Session 1 is Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, and Session 2 is Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27.  
• Vertical Dreams Climbing Wall, Wednesday, July 18, 1 to 3 p.m., ages 4 and up. 
• Steve Blunt concert, Tuesday, July 24, 6 p.m. 
Leach Library (276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 432-1132, londonderrynh.org) 
• Story Time, weekly, Tuesday, June 26 through July 31, 10 to 10:30 a.m., all ages. 
• Craft Days, weekly, Thursday, June 28 through Aug. 2, 10 to 10:45 a.m., and 1 to 1:45 p.m., registration required. 
• Music Makers, share something musical and receive a small gift, weekly, Friday, June 22 through Aug. 10, all day. 
• Scavenger Hunt, weekly, Saturday, June 23 through Aug. 11, all day. 
• Monday special events, 11 a.m. to noon, registration required. June 25: Animal Book Bingo. July 2: Parade Day March. July 9: I’m with the Band, learn about rock ’n’ roll. July 16: This Land is Your Land, learn about places in the U.S. July 23: Birds of a Feather, learn about birds. July 30: Summer Fun Book Bingo. Aug. 6: Hide and Seek. 
• Wednesday special events, 11 a.m. to noon, registration required. June 27: Mad Science: Air & Ice. July 11: Turtle’s Wetland Quest Puppet Show. July 18: Animal Communicators, a Wildlife Encounters program. July 25: Big Ryan’s Tall Tales. Aug. 1: Family Fun Magicpalooza. Aug. 8: Avian Adventure, an Animal Adventures program. 
• Island Breeze, tropical program, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m. to noon, registration required. 
• Yo-Yos, Music and Dance, Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis performance, Thursday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to noon, registration required. 
 
Maxfield Public Library
(8 Route 129, Loudon, 798-5153, maxfieldlibrary.com) 
• Teddy Bear Picnic, Thursday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. 
• Storytime, Thursdays, July 5, July 12 and July 19, 10:30 a.m.
• Tween Craft Class, begins Wednesday, July 11, 5 to 6 p.m., ages 10 to 12, registration required. 
• Magic, Music, Readin’ and Rockin’ with George, Saturday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. 
• The Geography of Sound, Thursday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. 
• Mind Blowing Matter Rocks with Children’s Museum of NH, Tuesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.
 
Manchester City Library 
(Main Branch, 405 Pine St., Manchester, 624-6550; West Branch, 76 Main St., Manchester, 624-6560, manchester.lib.nh.us) 
• Family Game Night, Main Branch, weekly, Tuesday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 
• Lego Lab, Main Branch, Thursdays, June 21, July 5, July 19 and Aug. 2, and Wednesdays, July 11, July 25 and Aug. 8, 3 to 5 p.m., ages 3 to 12, registration required. 
• Weekly storytimes: Family storytime, West Branch, Friday, June 22 through Aug. 3, 10 to 11 a.m.; Toddler storytime (ages 2 to 3, registration required), Main Branch, Monday, June 25 through Aug. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.; Lapsit storytime (age 23 months and under, registration required), Main Branch, Friday, June 29 through Aug. 3, 10 to 11 a.m.
• Science Afternoons, Main Branch, Fridays, June 22, July 27 and Aug. 10, 3 to 5 p.m.; and West Branch, Mondays, June 25 and July 23, 3 to 4 p.m., grades 1 to 5, registration required. 
• Children’s Summer Crafts, weekly, Tuesday, June 26 through Aug. 7, 10 to 11 a.m., at Main Branch, and 3 to 4 p.m., at West Branch, preschool to grade 5, registration required. 
• Preschool Dance Party, Main Branch, weekly, Wednesday, June 27 through Aug. 1, 10 to 11 a.m., ages 3 to 5. 
• Afternoon at the Movies, Main Branch, weekly, Wednesday, 1 p.m. June 27: 1776. July 11: Coco. July 18: Philadelphia. July 25: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Aug. 1: Despicable Me 3. Aug. 8: Wonder. Aug. 15: Remember the Titans. Aug. 22: Neverending Story. 
• Maker Mondays, West Branch, Mondays, July 9 and Aug. 13, 3 to 4 p.m., all ages.  
• Family movie, Thursdays, July 12 (West Branch) and Aug. 9 (Main Branch), 3 p.m. 
• Dan Grady and his Marvelous Marionettes, Main Branch, Thursday, July 19, 6 to 7:15 p.m. 
• Let’s Rock Around the World, music program, Main Branch, Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 2 to 7, registration recommended. 
• Lego Evening, Main Branch, Thursday, July 26, 5 to 8 p.m. 
• Wildlife Encounters, live animals program, Main Branch, Thursdays, July 26 and Aug. 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
• Luau Party, Main Branch, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages, registration required. 
• Let’s Play Music, West Branch, Friday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to noon, all ages. 
 
Merrimack Public Library 
(470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 424-5021, merrimacklibrary.org) 
• Weekly storytimes: Preschool Power (ages 3 to 6), Monday, June 25 through Aug. 17, 10:15 to 11 a.m.; Itty Bitty Storytime (age 0 to 36 months), Tuesday, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; Storytime in the Park (age 0 to 6), Abbie Griffin Park (6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack), Friday, June 29 through Aug. 17, noon to 12:45 p.m. 
• Song and Dance Around the World, Wednesday, June 27, 2 to 3 p.m., ages 8 to 11, registration required. 
• Kids Pokemon Club, Mondays, July 9 and Aug. 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
• Rockin’ Sing Along with Steve Blunt, Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., all ages. 
• Tween Cupcake Wars, Tuesday, July 24, 6 to 7 p.m., ages 10 to 12, registration required. 
• Creatures of the Night with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Thursday, July 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., registration required. 
• Libraries Rock: A Family Performance of Stories and Rhythm, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., all ages, registration required. 
• Slime Time for Kids, Friday, Aug. 3, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 8 to 12. 
• Teddy Bear Picnic, Monday, Aug. 6, noon to 1 p.m., registration required. 
 
Nashua Public Library 
(2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4611, nashualibrary.org)
• Weekly storytimes: Open Storytime and Puppet Show, Monday through Wednesday, 10 to 10:40 a.m., and Thursday, 7 to 7:40 p.m.; Babies and Books Storytime, Thursday, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. (ages 13 to 30 months) and 11 a.m. to noon (ages 0 to 12 months). 
• Weekly special activities, Tuesday, 2 to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted. June 26: Visit with Mark Parisi, author of the Marty Pants books (ages 4 to 11, tickets required). July 3: Annual Read, White, and Blue Parade (all ages, registration required). July 10: Talent/Karaoke Contest (ages 4 to 11). July 17: Songwriting Workshop (ages 6 to 11, registration required). July 24: DIY Tic Tac Toe Game (ages 4 to 11). July 31: Harry Potter Day, 4 to 8 p.m. (all ages). Aug. 7: Rock Star Party (ages 4 to 11). Aug. 14: Rocks and Minerals (ages 6 to 11, registration required). 
• Summer Reading Wrap Party, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2 to 4 p.m., all ages. 
 
Nesmith Library
(8 Fellows Road, Windham, 432-7154, nesmithlibrary.org) 
• Toddler Time, weekly, Monday, now through Aug. 13, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 18 months to 3 years. 
• Summer Reading Kick-off Party, Thursday, June 28, 1 to 3 p.m., all ages. 
 
Pelham Public Library 
(24 Village Green, Pelham, 635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org) 
• Friday Fun Day: Building, June 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 2 to 5. 
• Friday Fun Day Dance Party, weekly, starting June 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 2 to 5. 
• Tunes for Tots, Monday, June 25, Wednesday, June 27, and weekly, Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Aug. 29, 10:15 to 11 a.m., age 4 and under, $5 per child.  
• Weekly storytimes: Rising Readers Story Time (ages 3 to 5), Monday, 11 a.m to noon.; Baby Time (age 0 to 18 months), Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Totally Twos Storytime (ages 2 to 3), Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon. 
• Kids Construct, building activities, weekly, Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., ages 4 and up. 
• Friday Flicks Family Movie, biweekly, June 29 through Aug. 10, 2 p.m. June 29: Peter Rabbit. July 13: Despicable Me 3. July 27: Early Man. Aug. 10: The My Little Pony Movie. 
• Quilling for Kids, Tuesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ages 4 and up, registration required. 
• Wednesday special activities, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 11: Rock Cactus Craft. July 18: Pop Rock Science. July 25: Pet Rocks. Aug. 1: Volcanoes Erupt. Aug. 8: Slime Time. 
• Wildlife Encounters, Monday, July 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
 
Pembroke Town Library 
(313 Pembroke St., Pembroke, 485-7851, pembroke-nh.com/library) 
• Story Time, weekly, Tuesday, July 3 through July 31, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., ages 0 to 5, registration required. 
• DIY Craft Club, weekly, Tuesday, July 3 through July 31, 2 to 3 p.m., ages 6 and up, registration required. 
• Family Night, weekly, Wednesday, now through Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., registration required.  
• Knitting and Crochet Group, weekly, Monday, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 7 and  up. 
 
Rodgers Memorial Library 
(194 Derry Road, Hudson, 886-6030, rodgerslibrary.org) 
• Weekly storytimes: Books & Babies (ages 0 to 16 months), Friday, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Family Storytime, Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. 
• Build It Saturdays, July 7, July 21 and July 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
• Sensory Playtime, weekly, Wednesday, July 11 through Aug. 8, 10 to 11 a.m., ages 3 to 5  
• Free Family Film, monthly, fourth Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon 
• Special storytimes: Toddler Time, Monday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Yellow Submarine Musical Storytime,  July 9, 2 to 3 p.m.; Shake It Up Baby Musical Storytime, July 16. 2 to 3 p.m.  
• Crafts: Letterboxing, Friday, June 22, 3 to 4 p.m.; Recycled Book Craft, Monday, June 25, 2 to 5 p.m.; Library Bag Craft, Tuesday, June 26, 1 to 7 p.m.; Celebrate America Craft, Tuesday, July 3, noon to 7 p.m.; and Drop-in Craft, Friday, July 6, 2 to 4 p.m. 
• Music: Percussion Obstacle Course, Wednesday, July 11, 1 to 1:45 p.m.; Family Fun in Folk Music DCU Free Concert, Friday, July 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Campfire Songs, Monday, July 23, 2 to 3 p.m.; Bucket Blast recycled percussion workshop, Wednesday, July 25, 2 to 2:45 p.m.; Superhero Song Extravaganza, Monday, July 30, 2 to 3 p.m.; African Drumming Experience, Thursday, Aug. 2, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Instrument Petting Zoo, Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to noon; and Music Through the Decades DCU Concert, Friday, Aug. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
• Musical Movie Marathon, Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
• Pokemon Saturday, July 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ages 6 to 12.  
• Locked in the Library Sleepover, Friday, June 29, 6 p.m., to Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m., ages 7 to 12, registration required. 
 
Smyth Public Library 
(55 High St., Candia, 483-8245, smythpl.org) 
• Storytime, weekly, Thursday, 10 a.m., babies and preschool age.
• Odds Bodkin Family Rhythm and Stories Show, Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. 
• Wednesday special activities, 3 p.m.: July 11: Make a Pet Rock. July 18: Make Maracas. July 25: Gratefulness Rocks. Aug. 1: Musical Instruments. Aug. 8: Fairy Houses. Aug. 15: Marble Maze. 
• The Lumberjills Summer Reading Finale Concert, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. 
• Magic the Gathering Club, monthly, first Wednesday, 4 p.m. 
• STEM Club, monthly, second and fourth Thursday, 3 p.m., grades K through 2. 
• Monthly book clubs: Magic Tree House Book Club (grades K through 2), third Thursday, 3 p.m.; Dear America Book Club (grades 3 and 4), first Wednesday, 3 p.m.; 5th Grade Book Club, second Wednesday, 3 p.m.; 6th and 7th Grade Book Club, third Thursday, 3 p.m. 
 
Wadleigh Memorial Library 
(49 Nashua St., Milford, 249-0645, wadleighlibrary.org)
• Special Storytime, Monday, 10 to 10:30 a.m. 
• Baby Lapsit, Wednesday, 10 to 10:30 a.m. 
• Little Explorers, Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. 
• Special Monday events (for grade 5 and up): Aaron Jones concert, June 25, 10 to 11 a.m.; Fourth of July Crafts, July 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rock Art, July 9, 2 to 4 p.m.; Amy Conley concert, July 16, 10 to 11 a.m.; Recycled Wind Chimes Craft, July 23, 2 to 4 p.m.; Legos, July 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
• Special Wednesday events (for grade 5 and up): Magic by George, June 27, 1 to 2 p.m.; Musical Jeopardy, July 11, 4 to 5:30 p.m. (registration required); CactusHead Puppets present The Bremen Town Musicians, July 18, 2 to 3 p.m.; Family Book Bingo, July 25, 6 to 7 p.m.; Ice Cream and Games, Aug. 1, 2 to 3 p.m.  
 
Weare Public Library 
(10 Page Memorial Lane, Weare, 529-2044, wearepl.wordpress.com) 
• Summer Reading Kick-off Lawn Party, Thursday, June 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
• Weekly storytimes: Summer Storytime, Monday, June 18 through July 30, 11 a.m.; and Stories at the Lake, Chase Park (Reservoir Drive, Weare), Wednesday, July 11 through Aug. 1, 11 a.m. 
• Summer Chess, weekly, Tuesday, June 26 to July 31, 5 to 6 p.m., all ages. 
• Beginner Guitar Group, weekly, Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m., ages 8 and up. 
 
Whipple Free Library 
(67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, 487-3391, whipplefreelibrary.org)
• Weekly storytimes: Rising Stars (ages 3 to 5), Monday and Wednesday, June 25 through July 30, 10 a.m.; Tappin’ Toddlers (age 0 to 3), Friday, 10 a.m. 
• Movies (all ages unless otherwise noted): Muppet Treasure Island, Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m.; Aristocats, Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m.; Coco, Friday, July 13, 1 p.m.; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets interactive movie event, Wednesday, July 19, 1 to 4 p.m. (grades 1 to 6); Cars 3, Friday, July 20, 1 p.m. 
• Making Music, Wednesday, June 27, 1 to 2 p.m., grades 1 to 6, registration required. 
• Maker Mondays and Whimsical Wednesdays, STEM activities, weekly, July 2 through Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to noon
• Rock Around the World, Monday, July 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., grades 1 to 6, registration required.  
• Recycled Percussion, Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., grades 1 to 6, registration required. 
• Mind-Blowing Matter Rocks with the Children’s Museum of NH, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1 to 2 p.m., grades 1 to 6, registration required. 
• Karate for Kids, Wednesday, July 11, 1 to 2 p.m. (grades 4 to 6) and Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10 to 11 a.m. (grades 1 to 3), registration required. 
• Summer Reading Program Finale Ice Cream Party, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2 to 6:30 p.m. 
 
Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library
(7 Forest Road, Wilton, 654-2581, wiltonlibrarynh.org) 
• Family Storytime, weekly, Thursday, 10 a.m., ages 5 and under. 
 





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