May Book Groups – Click for details.

*New members are always welcome. Contact the library to register.

Afternoon Book Group: May 16, 1:30 PM
The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonson

Cookbook Group: May 16, 6:30 PM
Registration is required and limited to 16 participants. In honor of Mother’s Day, share your favorite recipe made by an influential woman in your life.

Evening Book Group: May 22, 7 PM (Northwood)
Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson

Family Stories: How & Why to Remember & Tell Them – May 15, 6:30 PM

NH Humanities presents Jo Radner – Telling personal and family stories is fun – and much more. Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. Knowledge of family history has even been linked to better teen behavior and mental health. In this active and interactive program, storyteller Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories. Participants practice finding, developing, and telling their own tales.

*Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Blaisdell Memorial Library.

Organic Gardening Course: April 25, May 2, May 9; 6 – 8PM

Instructor Vince Cisarole will discuss a wide range of topics, including: soil preparation, seed starting, composting, crop rotation, as well as discussion about our existing food production system. Vince is a Master Gardener, a commercial grower, and an organic growing enthusiast. No registration required. April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th from 6–8PM.



LEGO Club (K-Gr. 3): Thursdays 3 PM – Begins May 2 – Click to register.

Calling all Lego engineers! Join us on Thursday afternoons from 3-4PM and explore the endless possibilities of creating with Legos. This program is geared to children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Each masterpiece will be displayed in the library until the next club meeting. Please sign up online or in the Children’s Room.

May 2 – June 6

Crafternoon (K-Gr. 5): Wednesdays – Begins May 1 – Click to register.

Bring your imagination and creativity to the Blaisdell Memorial Library on Wednesdays from 3-4PM and we’ll provide the materials to craft something amazing. Each week will offer an opportunity to try new art techniques or craft idea. This activity is for Kindergarten- 5th Grade. Please sign up online or in the Children’s Room.

May 1 – June 5

Story Time: April 30 – June 6 ~ Click for details.

Tuesday – 10:30am
Babies (Ages 0-24 months)
Ms. Robin welcomes babies and caregivers for fun and engaging story time. This collaborative session includes rhymes, songs, and fingerplays and is a great opportunity to meet other caregivers. Sign up online or in the Children’s Room. 

Wednesday – 10:30am
Toddlers (Ages 2-3)
This story time offers an opportunity for children and their caregivers to gather for rhymes, songs, puppets, and a short book. Each session concludes with time for parents to socialize and for children to engage in free play with toys and friends. Sign up online or in the Children’s Room.

Thursday – 10:30am                                                                                
This story time is geared for the longer attention span of the pre-school child. These 45 minute programs include stories, songs, felt board activities and movement. Each session concludes with a theme related craft project. Parents help out with this craft. Sign up online or in the Children’s Room.

Book Sale: May 3 – May 12 ~ Click for details.

  • Donations accepted: April 26 – May 2
  • Book sale setup: May 2, 4 PM
  • Book sale (during regular hours): May 3 – May 12
  • May 9: $5 – Fill a bag
  • May 10: $5 – Fill a bag
  • May 11: $1 – Fill a bag
  • May 12: $1 – Fill a bag

We encourage patrons to bring their own bag. Reusable bags will be available until supplies last.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Blaisdell Memorial Library, who support the library in many ways.