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.
Meet us at Butternut Farm at 10:30 for a story time followed by pumpkin picking! The cost for this is $5 per child, payable to Butternut Farm the day of the trip.
Click here to sign up! Please fill out one form for each child attending the trip.
This event is strictly 21+! Please bring a valid photo ID.
Learn about Butternut Farm’s hard cider process and sample some cider!
The cost is $15 per person, payable to Butternut Farm the day of the trip.
Learn watercolor painting with Miss Carolyn!
This program is open to children 6-10.
The Library is looking for a Youth Library Aide to work in the children’s room! Anyone who enjoys working with children would be a great fit!
Click here for a detailed job description that includes duties, experience/skills needed, and schedule, pay, and benefit information.
This is a 20 hour, part time position. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work here. You can email these to our Director Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to this address:
Joyce R. White
422 Main St.
Farmington, NH 03835
The next Friends meeting is Thursday evening at MooYah in Rochester. There will also be a fundraiser for the Friends going on that evening, from 3-8pm!
The Friends of the Library is an organization that works hand-in-hand with the library to enhance the library’s services, like Museum Passes.
MooYah is located at The Ridge in Rochester.
For more information about the Friends, including how to join, click here!
When using the MooYah app on your phone:
- Click on the More tab
- Click on the Promo Code box
- Enter the ROCHESTERFUN promo code
- You’ll see a “congrats” message!
- Order through the app, and your purchase will count towards the fundraiser!
You’ll also receive free fries just for signing up!
Join us for fun fall storytimes!
We’ll read about apples, owls, bears, and other fall themes this season.
The fall storytimes this month will be on October 16th, 23rd, and 30th, at 10:30AM.
There will be no story time on October 2nd – there is a Fire Department Tour instead!
Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a corn maze activity!
Meet us at the Farmington Fire Department for a tour of the building and to learn about fire trucks and fire safety!
There will be no story time today.
The Fire Department is located at 160 Main St., Farmington Public Safety Building, Farmington, NH.
Looking to socialize with other creative people? Cozy up with a crafting project and chat with other crafters!
This program is on Zoom. Please email Pam at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
All crafters are welcome!
Do you have a loved one you wish you could connect with again? Or maybe you’re curious about psychic mediums?
Visit us this October, when we will be hosting psychic medium Carolyn Rose. All are welcome at this event.
Take the mystery out of Medicare and get all your questions answered. This event is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
This informative class will help you understand the basics of Medicare in relatable, easy-to-understand language and provide you with the tools you will need to determine the best plan for you. Tim Harrigan is a Senior Benefits Specialist for Harrigan Insurance Services, Inc. He has 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry and, as an independent agent, represents most of the Medicare plans in ME and NH.
Join us for yoga story time!
We’ll read books, practice yoga poses, and do other movement activities.
This program is ideal for ages 2-5.
Are you caring for a loved one with a disability or chronic illness?
Consider joining Caregiver Café, a support group run by Cornerstone VNA.
Caregiver Café offers support, conversation, and resources to caregivers and their loved ones.
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families!
Socialize, share resources and ideas, or just play at the library.
In honor of the annular eclipse…
Stop in to pick up a Solar Eclipse Craft kit!
For October, The Bookies are reading The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian. We have multiple copies available for checkout.
New members are always welcome!
This program will be held in-person and on Zoom. If you would like to attend virtually, please contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life.
But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary’s garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows.
Would you like to know what’s going on at the library? Join our trustee meeting, which is open to the public.
We are looking for interested, caring people to join our Board of Trustees. If this is you, attend our next trustee meeting, or email Katiemae at email@example.com.
Drop in after school for a Halloween engineering challenge!
Make a gate for the five little pumpkins!
Join us for our Family Place Play Group! Play, learn, and explore with your child.
This program is for children 0-3 years old. Registration is required. You must be able to attend at least 3 out of 5 sessions.
This 5-week session will feature a resource professional on play, literacy, nutrition, speech, and child development. Receive informal education all while you play with your child! Ask in the Children’s Room for more information.
Strafford County Health Network will be set up in the community room to administer free flu shots to those age 4+.
No appointments needed!
Those under 18 without a legal guardian present will need a signed consent form. Please email Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org for the form.
Do you have some writing you’ve been putting on the back burner? Join us for the writer’s group for a great opportunity to work on your current project and connect with other writers.
You will get 30 minutes to write, and 30 more to brainstorm and receive feedback from other writers, if you choose.
This program is on Zoom – please contact Amy at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Start at the Rec Department for a costume parade and trick-or-treating through the downtown area!
We are accepting donations of candy to distribute during the parade! Donations can be dropped off at either circulation desk prior to 10/30.
Starting November 2, our fall/winter hours will take effect, meaning our hours on Thursday will change to 11:00-5:00.
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
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!
Feel free to drop by and try out our newest puzzle any time!
Looking for COVID-19 test kits? The Goodwin Library now has at-home test kits available for free!
Those interested can come and take home up to 4 kits per person.
For more information, feel free to call us at 603-755-2944.
Kits were provided by NHDHHS.
Coming this month, read Room on the Broom! by Julia Donaldson. This story will be up until the end of October.
The Story Trail is located at 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!
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!
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Celebrate Halloween with these witches and the bewitching Prince of Hell – Wrath. Can you solve who has been murdering witches on this small island? Emilia’s twin sister has just become the next victim. Emilia sets out to solve the murder and get revenge, but her sister isn’t who she thought she was. And Emilia might not be who she thought she was. Who can you trust? Certainly not one of the Seven Deadly Sins. But that’s all Emilia has got right now.
I love that this story weaves dark fantasy with an enemies-to-lovers romance. You’ll be swept off your broomstick by the banter and heat between Wrath and Emilia, while Emilia’s Italian culture and family adds a glow to your jack-o-lantern. The labyrinth of mystery in this book will keep leading you deeper into the darkness, until you’re just as confused and scared as Emilia. Will you make it out alive? Or become the next victim?