Visit our Children's Programs page for information about the programs we have available for our younger patrons here at the library.
Visit our Teen Programs page for information about the programs we have available for our teens and young adults.
Jeff Warner: Music in My Pockets
Saturday, April 22 • 11am
Jeff Warner joins us for an afternoon of singing games, accessible "pocket instruments" like spoons and dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs and songs kids teach each other in the playground. We will revisit 1850 or 1910 in a New England town, with families gathered around the kitchen hearth with traditional music, participating in timeless, hearty entertainment: a glimpse into how America amused itself before electricity.
Wednesday, April 19 • 6:30-7:30pm
Master Gardener Ron Trexler will join us Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30pm for a Composting 101 program. Attendees will learn about proper composting methods, the value of domestic and community composting, and how compost can be used in your own garden. The library will remain open late to allow for all questions at the conclusion of the program.
What's the Buzz?
Saturday, May 6 • 11am-12:30pm
Dianne Richards, President of the Seacoast Beekeepers Association, will be joining us for a program about honeybees and their importance in our everyday lives. Learn the basics about these beneficial pollinators, how you can help to support them, and what it's like to be a backyard beekeeper! Fresh local honey will be provided for tasting.
Somersworth Senior Group
Every Tuesday at 10:30am
We welcome our senior community members to gather in our lower-level lounge every Tuesday at 10:30am. Help yourself to free coffee and tea while enjoying the company of new friends by our fireplace. Open to all local seniors in the area. Come meet your neighbors!
Stitched toGather: Adult Fiber Arts Group
3rd Wednesday of each month • 5:30pm
Whether you're into crochet, knitting, sewing, or another fiber art, this group is for you. We'll meet monthly to work on individual projects, together. Our library assistant, Sarah, will be in attendance to assist with basic crochet and knitting instruction. Bring the project you're working on, or start fresh with our shared supplies. We have yarn, crochet hooks, and knitting needles available for use.
Monthly Discussion Groups
Book Discussion Group
Second Tuesday of every month
Bring a snack, bring a friend! Books can be picked up at the circulation desk. Curious about which books the group will read next?
January --- Down the Common by Ann Baer
February --- Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
March --- Davita's Harp by Chaim Potok
April --- Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding
May --- Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis
Short Story Discussion Group
Third Friday of every month **(exception: February's group will meet on Friday, 2/24 at 2pm)
Authors of short stories have to pack more into less, which often requires the use of narrative devices to bring forth an idea in mere pages (as opposed to novels, which have the leisure of space and time to provide information for the reader). Where novels tend to focus more on the plot, short stories focus more on conveying an idea. Because of this, the short story discussion is often a deep dive into the central ideas of the story. Pick up a copy of this month's story at the circulation desk!
Coming Soon: Tween & Teen Writing Contest
Submission deadline April 30th
The library is holding a writing contest this spring for tweens and teens. Write a haiku, a short story, a critical essay - it's entirely up to you! There are no theme restrictions; follow your inspiration to create an original work that you feel proud to present for the library. Entries can be submitted in person or by email and should conform to the guidelines outlined here.
Coloring and Games for Adults and Young Adults
We have coloring books, card games, and board games available for fun & relaxation any time!
Find them on the lower level, and take them anywhere in the library to enjoy.
Unwind, relax, meditate, create.
Yankee Swap Bingo
Check back for our next Bingo event!
Bring something wrapped if you want to participate in the swap. Win the round? Choose someone else’s and unwrap. Next winner can take your newly acquired, unwrapped item or a wrapped one and so on.
This is not a high-stakes game. Purchase something small or wrap up a clean and in-good-condition item from home you’re not using. We expect more and less desirable gifts. That’s part of the fun!
Hand sanitizer will be available and masks are strongly recommended for anyone not vaccinated. Come join the fun.
Do you want to practice your cornhole skills?
Just ask and we will set it up outside for you.
Bring a friend, make a wager (or practice solo to up your game!).
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