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Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
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Once Upon a Pie 2017

Once Upon a Pie Winners 2017

See all the pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZkYHWr.

This yearly event is hosted by the Friends of the Library and is a real community favorite, with friendly competition between residents and our Town Departments. Thanks to all the volunteers, bakers, tasters, Library staff, M.C., Friends kitchen staff, and folks who purchased slices and bid on pies. It was a great success!

Grand Prize
– Edna Doucette’s “Apple Pie with Cranberries & Toasted Walnuts”

Town Department Winner
– Rick Wilhelmi’s “Peanut Butter Chip Pie” of the Parks & Rec department.

Chocolate Category
Best in Category – Rick Wilhelmi’s “Peanut Butter Chip Pie”
Runner Up – Neil Huntemann’s “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie”
Honorable Mention – Kathy Coughlin’s “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon”

Savory Category
Best in Category – Erica & Pauline Carreau’s “Spanikopita – Spinach Pie”
Runner Up – Jacqueline Pelletier’s – “Warm Your Heart Chicken Pot Pie”
Honorable Mention – Geoffry Pinard’s “Not Your Mom’s Pork Pie”

Nuts Category
Best in Category – Barbara Schuler’s “Pecan Pie”, tied with –
Runner Up – Michelle Sprague’s “Pecan Pie”
Honorable Mention – Sandy Whipple’s “Sawdust Pie”

Kids Category
Best in Category – Caroline Araldi’s “Cheesecake”
Runner Up – Samantha & Avery Homan’s “Avery’s Awesome Apple Pie”
Honorable Mention – Braydon Hatstat’s “Chocolate Cheesecake Pie”

Apple Category
Best in Category – Edna Doucette’s “Apple Pie with Cranberries & Toasted Walnuts”
Runner Up – Rudy Willmann’s “Apple Pie”
Honorable Mention – Nancy & David Larson’s “Apple Pie”

Cream Category
Best in Category – Neil Huntemann’s “Salted Caramel Cream Pie”
Runner Up – Aimee Huntemann’s “Raspberry Lime Surprise Cream Pie”
Honorable Mention – Adam Jacobs’s “Pistachio Cream”

Other Category
Best in Category – Beth Mattes’ “Grasshopper Pie”
Runner Up – Sandy Whipple’s “Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach”, tied with –
Honorable Mention – “Pumpkin Chiffon”

Professional Winners
Best in Category – The Bakeshop on Kelley Street’s “Keylime with Toasted Coconut Meringue ”
& their donation of two additional pies contributing to our live auction success
Runner Up – The Bakeshop on Kelley Street’s “Caramel Apple Crisp Pie”
Honorable Mention – Just Like Mom’s Pastries’ “Maple Bourbon Walnut”

See all the pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZkYHWr.

Thanks again to our 2017 judges, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it: Joseph Beauchemin, Michael York, Dian McCarthy, Al Baines, Judy Pancoast, Jason Georgantis. The event went smoothly with the assistance of teen assistants Alaina W. & Tegan A. A fun and exciting time was had by all thanks to our Master of Ceremonies – Judy Pancoast. Your help is much appreciated!

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For more information about the Friends, please visit goffstownfriends.com.

A Season of Thanks and Community

The need for families in our community is great and we’re hoping to make a difference during this season of thanks and celebration.

For more information about our community partner, the Goffstown Network, please visit goffstownnetwork.org.

Hands to Hearts Community Partners with Goffstown Public Library

Personal Care Item Drive

Wednesday, November 1 – Saturday, December 30
When you drop off needed items at the Library, we’ll deliver them to the Goffstown Network Food Pantry.

The list: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste/mouthwash/dental floss, toothbrushes, razors for women and men, shaving cream, moisturizers, feminine hygiene products, diapers, and baby wipes. Download and print the list.

Volunteers Needed at the Goffstown Network

Friday, November 17 at 7 – 7:30 p.m.
The Goffstown Network will be packing Thanksgiving boxes for distribution to Saturday morning clients. This event lasts approximately 1/2 hour at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Goffstown.

Volunteers are also needed on Friday, December 22 for 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; please mark your calendars now.

All members of the community are invited to join us to help out.
Please help if you can!

 

Toys for Tots Collection Site at the Goffstown Public Library

Toys for Tots

Monday, November 13 – Saturday, December 9
The Goffstown Public Library is proud to be a local drop off site for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The Foundation is in need of new and unwrapped toys and gifts for all ages, but especially TEENS. The toys will then be distributed in our own area for those children and teens in need. If you would like more information about the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation take a look at www.toysfortots.org.

A large box will be available in the Library foyer for you to bring your donations of new, unwrapped toys – please add a child or teen to your shopping list this year.