libraries

HOLLIS

Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, 465-7721, hollislibrary.org.

SATURDAY HOURS

Saturday hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through June.

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD MONTH

September usually means getting the kids back to school, but it’s also a great reminder to get the kids a library card. For little ones starting kindergarten we offer a goody bag of fun surprises as a reward for getting their first library card. But the library isn’t just for younger kids. We offer some fun programs for kids of all ages to enjoy, plus have a growing collection of materials selected just for kids, ranging from printed books, audiobooks, DVDs, video games, graphic novels and more. We also offer a quiet place to get homework done and have an abundance of resources to help with even the toughest assignments. This September, we hope you visit your library and get kids excited about visiting us for years to come.

WILLS, TRUSTS AND ASSET PROTECTION

Join Maura Loftus for a discussion about estate and legacy planning at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the meeting room. Topics will include avoiding probate; protecting assets from creditors, including Medicaid; using powers of attorney for health care and finances; and planning for blended families, special needs and business owners. Registration required.

ONGOING EVENTS

Ongoing events include the Tuesday Morning Book Group; the Writer’s Block writing group; computer help on Mondays and Wednesdays; the Knitting Club; one-on-one tech classes; and the weekly Senior Hour. Contact the library for details.

SENIOR HOUR

Hollis seniors are invited to come to the library from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (an hour before we officially open our doors) every Wednesday for free coffee and tea, time to read the daily newspapers or current magazines, visit with friends in the Meeting Room, enjoy dedicated time with staff members, find the right book or ask a technical question. No registration required.

Children’s events

SEPTEMBER STORYTIMES

Ms. Marcia will have some special storytimes for babies/toddlers and preschoolers during September.

Sept. 22 will be a baby/toddler storytime field trip. Meet Ms. Marcia at Chase Farms, 146 Federal HIll Road, (203-8313) at 10:30 a.m. with a blanket and a snack. Event will be held rain or shine.

Storytimes are every Tuesday and Thursday, each with a different and fun theme to keep kids entertained. See website to register.

MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE

Are you looking for something to do for summer vacation? Through the generosity of the Friends of the Hollis Social Library, we are able to offer passes for discounted or free admission to several New England museums. Each pass works differently, and your account must be in good standing (meaning no fines!) to receive your passes. To reserve a pass, call or visit the library or email the help desk. Passes should be picked up the day before or day of your visit.

BROOKLINE

Brookline Public Library, 16 Main St., 673-3330, bplnh.weebly.com or on Facebook at Brookline Public Library, NH.

BOOK GROUP

The Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 to discuss "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway. Copies available at the library. New members welcome.

ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS

The knitting, crocheting and cross-stitch group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Adult Writer’s Group meets at 1:30 p.m. upstairs on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Programs for kids

ONGOING

Music with Miss Jackie (up to age 6): 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Friday Train Club: All-day drop-in opportunity for train enthusiasts. Held on Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All ages welcome.

Pajama storytime is at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Writers Club is 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Reading Dogs is 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursdays of each month.

Libraries

NOTE: Library items are submitted by the libraries and are only lightly edited. For more library events, visit nashuatelegraph.com/community.

Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road, 472-2300, reference@bedfordnh.org, bedfordnhlibrary.org.

ADULT COLORING PROGRAM

Coloring has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress. Come to the library from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 24 for an Adult Coloring Evening. You are free to bring your own supplies if you like, but we will also have everything here for you to use. All you need to bring is the great company! Registration required.

ONLINE ACCESS TO FREE MOVIES, MUSIC

The Bedford Public Library now has public availability to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com). Bedford card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Contact the library for more information.

THURSDAY THEATER IN THE LIBRARY

Come to the Bedford Public Library on the second Thursday of the month to watch a recent movie in Blu-ray on the big screen. There are two showings: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Free. Registration required. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

SCRABBLE, ANYONE?

Do you like to play Scrabble or other word games? Join other word game enthusiasts at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

MUSEUM PASSES

Use your Bedford library card and PIN to reserve a museum pass online to a wide variety of museums in New Hampshire and Boston. Passes are picked up at the library.

ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING

The language learning service Transparent Language Online is available through the Bedford Public Library’s website. Use audio and visual tools to learn essential phrases, specific words and even a foreign alphabet in your language of choice. Transparent Language also has a Language and Culture Blog teaching a country’s culture, introducing terms and providing communities of other learners. The program can also be used on your smartphone to learn on the go.

E-BOOK SERVICE

The 3M Cloud Library includes the latest best-sellers for kids, teens and adults, as well as a good selection of nonfiction which your librarians have chosen for you. The new service can be searched through the library’s online catalog, where you can check out or place a hold on a title. Then, simply open the 3M Cloud Library app on a reader, tablet, computer or smart phone & the book is available for reading. The library staff thanks the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation and the Bedford Library Foundation for contributing funding for this new service.

Children’s/teen’s programs

E-BOOKS FOR KIDS

"E-Books for e-Kids" has animated talking picture books, including books to learn French, Spanish and other languages, plus puzzles and games. Visit the library or website for more information.