The Goodwin Library is a public library that serves as an information center for the personal, cultural, and social growth for the community of Farmington. The Library maintains collections and implements programs that address the community’s changing informational and recreational needs for education and literacy. The collections, materials, and programs are offered in a variety of formats to ensure equitable access for all. The Library believes that free and open access to information and resources will establish the framework for an informed and involved community.
Our hours have changed slightly for the fall/winter season. We will be open from 11-5 on Thursdays from now until spring.
All other hours will remain the same.
From November 2 until Spring, our hours will look like this:
Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Registration for this program is now closed.
For participants: We will provide the materials – the kits will be available for pickup starting December 4. Build your house and email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 9.
For everyone: Voting opens December 11 – look at the photos and vote for your favorite house!
Winners will be announced December 16!
Cozy up with your current craft project and socialize with other crafty people. All crafters are welcome!
This program meets on Zoom. Please email Pam at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Would you like to know what’s happening at the library? Join us for our monthly trustee meetings, which are open to the public.
The next trustee meeting will be December 7 at 6pm.
Are you caring for a loved one with a disability or chronic illness?
Consider joining Cornerstone VNA for Caregiver Café, a support group offering conversation and resources to caregivers and their loved ones.
This program is held upstairs in the Library’s community room.
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families!
Share resources, ideas, or just play at the library.
Thank you, patrons!!
Drop in all week for special treats as a thank you from the library for a wonderful year!
Drop in to make ornaments!
We’ll have different stations set up to make a variety of ornaments.
This program is geared toward families.
Join us to create your own elegant seasonal wreath!
All supplies are provided. This program is for adults.
This month, The Bookies are reading Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. We have multiple copies available for checkout.
New members are always welcome!
Summary: Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful. You can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice.
Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver’s license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she’s dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well.
How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
Learn about coding with Indi the Robot Car!
This robot is great for ages 4-7.
Rochester Public Library is holding an Authors fair on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00pm.
The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 South Main Street, Rochester, NH.
Take a book, leave a book!
There are all kinds of books in our little free library! The top shelf has children’s books, the bottom shelf has adult books. Stop by and check it out – it’s right outside our front door!
Here’s how it turned out!
Stop by to try your hand at our next puzzle any time!
This month, read Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson! This story will be up until the end of December.
The Story Trail is located at the McCarthy Trail, next to the McCarthy Trail, next to the Public Safety Complex at 160 NH-153.
Thank you to our 2023 Story Sponsors: East Coast Energy Consultants, Hawkins Safety, Moose Mountain Regional Greenway, Farmington Preservation & Improvement Organization, Lanigan Lawncare, and the Perkins Family!
This is the last of our 2023 stories – we are looking for sponsors for the 2024 season! Email Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about story sponsorship.
We have new library bags! Choose whichever color speaks to you!
Do you choose the blue bag or the red bag? Or how about the teal bag? With beautiful metallic copper logo and lettering. Lots of pockets. And even a zippered top! 16 inches wide. Get yours while we still have some!
Check out what cool things you can find on our FREE table!
We Disagree About This Tree by Ross Collins
Bear and Mouse have finally overcome their differences and are living together in perfect harmony… until it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree! Bear wants dazzling lights, while Mouse prefers gigantic baubles… and, wait a minute, did Mouse just put a MANATEE on the top?!
A topsy-turvy tree is definitely THE LAST STRAW and it looks as if Christmas is RUINED. But maybe, just maybe, Bear and Mouse can reach a compromise in time…?
#Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life by Bryan E. Robinson
We all know the holidays can be stressful. This book can help you find moments of calm. It’s easy to read with bite-sized sections filled with extremely helpful tips. Like scheduling time for yourself as you would an appointment, or recognizing how overbooking your time by not leaving buffer time can lead to more stress and blow ups in your life.
In fact, resting more can allow you to accomplish more than you normally would if you didn’t. It even gives you action steps to make progress when you’re so overwhelmed you procrastinate. All this and more is in this tiny book that will make your holidays so much more relaxing.
The Bear by Andrew Krivak
The Bear is a short novel set in a world where a girl and her father, who remain unnamed throughout the book, are the last two people left on Earth. If post-apocalypse stories aren’t your cup of tea, don’t turn away just yet – this novel is probably not what you’d expect. While there is some tension and drama, and it’s still a survival story, it’s not action-packed. This book sets itself apart with its quiet, reflective atmosphere and elements of companionship and storytelling.
While the girl takes tremendous, difficult journey, she is aided by animal visitors, and she connects even more deeply around her – even more so than her survivalist lifestyle already necessitates. Her growing mutual respect and understanding for her fellow beings in nature is reflected throughout the novel, especially in its sweet, emotional ending. If you like nature stories, or are looking for something short to get you back into reading, The Bear is a great pick.