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422 Main St., Farmington, NH 03835/ 603-755-2944

Operating Hours: PLEASE NOTE: OUR HOURS HAVE CHANGED Mon. 2-8 / Tues. 2-5 / Weds. 12-8 / Thurs. 12-5 / Fri: 12-5 / Sat. 9-2/ Sun: CLOSED

March 2013
Important Reminder: March is Town Voting Month! Ballot Vote: Tuesday, March 12 at the Town Hall (Opera House) to elect the Town Selectmen, Budget Committee, School Board, all other elected positions, and ballot questions. Please be sure to vote! Wednesday, March 13, at 7:00 Town Meeting in the Town Hall (Opera House) The Town Budget and Warrant Articles to raise and expend town funds are voted on at Town Meeting. This is just as important as voting on Tuesday! The Library will close at 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 13 for Town Meeting The Farmington Public Library Association Board of Library Trustees extends a Special Invitation to the Community! Goodwin Library's First Annual Library Appreciation Celebration Event Location: Farmington Recreation Center & Goodwin Library Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Time: 12-4 Help us celebrate National Library Appreciation Week (April 14-20) by attending the Goodwin Library's first annual Library Appreciation Celebration! There will be balloons for kids and music. We'll begin with light refreshments and socializing. There will be finger foods, desserts, and light beverages to help to set a jovial mood. The various organizations that inhabit the Goodwin Library space will give short presentations to introduce the organization, and talk about their history, what the organization does and how they benefit our community. After the presentations, there will be a tribute to Mrs. Thayer, honoring her service to our town and philanthropy to the library organizations. After concluding at the Recreation Center, there will be an open house at the Goodwin Library. Members of all our library groups will be there to welcome visitors to their spaces and engage with the public about their organization. The staff will also be available to help new patrons get a library card. Libraries are at the heart of every communityand our Goodwin Library

Community has three hearts, the library, the Womans Club and the Historical Society. Come enjoy their heartfelt welcome. Farmington Film Society March Film Date Chang Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00 PM Our March film will be a week early due to Town Meeting and we will be showing Argo, the 2013 Best Film Oscar Award movie about the Iran hostage situation and the daring rescue of six fugitive American diplomatic personnel hiding out at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador. This movie provides a thrilling, edge of the seat experience, and not one you want to miss. Please note: These movies contain adult content and language. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18. Please call 755-2944 x 2 for more information or e-mail Goodwin Library Book Club Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM Bring your favorite titles to discuss as we wrap up the present book club. Goodwin Library Writers Group Wednesday March 27 at 6:00 PM Whether you are a poet, a memoirist, a playwright, author of fiction or non-fiction or even a singer / songwritercome share your work with our friendly, helpful group. FREE TAX ASSISTANCE The Goodwin Library is pleased to offer FREE tax assistance to those whose adjust gross income is $57,000 or less. The Library is offering this program through the VITA tax program. Appointments are available both at the Library and at the Rochester Community Center. FMI Please call 755-2944 Appointments are required. Children & Young Adult News Spring Story Time sign-ups begin Monday, March 4. Due to popular demand, we will be adding a second Babies and Books Story Time for the Spring session. This additional session will be on Mondays, 10:00 to 10:30 AM. Our Thursday session will remain the same.

We will also continue to offer a second Pre-School Story Times, on Thursdays 1:30-2:15PM. Spaces are limited, please call, or email us to reserve a space for your child. This will be a 5 week session, dates below: Babies and Books Story Times (ages 1-3): Mondays, March 18 through April 15, 10-10:30 AM or Thursdays March 21 through April 18, 10-10:30 AM Pre-School Story Times (ages 3-5): Wednesdays, March 20 through April 17, 1:30-2:15PM or Thursdays, March 21, through April 18, 1:30-2:15 PM Sleepy Time Story Time (grades K-3): Wednesday, March 20 through April 17, 6:30-7:30 PM For more information on our Childrens and Teen Programs, check out our Blogs and Face Book pages! Childrens Room Blog, For more news, check out our teens blog at And friend Goodwin Librarians on Facebook! Genealogy Reminder: Our Historical/Genealogical collection is a secured collection and requires the assistance of Staff for access. Due to staffing limitations, we are unable to assist patrons on a drop-in basis. Please e-mail your requests to and include your contact information. We will make every effort to find your information prior to your visit. If you have a library card, you may access our database Heritage Quest from the Library and/or home. We also offer access to Ancestry.Com from the Library only. Visit and click the Catalog tab to access these and our other online reference databases. Community News Caregivers Unite Monday, March 4, 5:00-6:30PM Farmington Womans Club The Farmington Womans Club is pleased to host this new support group for caregivers. The purpose of this group is to share ideas, provide support and mentoring, and to refresh and recharge ourselves so that we can continue in our roles as caregivers. FMI please contact Jean Breton at (603) 366-6178 or by e-mail:

The Tiger Caf is now open at Grace Place! Find us next to Farmington House of Pizza (and almost directly across from the Library). If you are a Middle or High School student who needs a place to hang out, or something to do, drop into the Tiger Caf for snacks, games, and yes, even homework help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00PM. There is no cost to join, and snacks and drinks are free. FMI email:

Farmington Historical Society Friday, April 5, 7:00 PM Farmington History Museum/Goodwin Library Local collector Jean Davenhall will share her collection of Charles Sawyers Prints. One of New Englands favorite artists, Charles Henry Sawyer (1868-1954) produced hand colored photographs of scenic landscapes, many of them in New Hampshire. Please join us and enjoy an opportunity to see and learn more about these beautiful pieces of art. Habitat for Humanity Available Home in Farmington Habitat for Humanity will have a 4-bedroom home in Farmington become available at the end of July 2013. This program helps families obtain safe, permanent homes at reduced mortgage rates. Qualifying families provide 250 volunteer hours with the Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity Program. For more information about this awesome program and housing availability Please call (603)433-9555 or e-mail You can also visit for an overview of this program.

(cartoon copyright Stephanie Piro)