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Library Hours:

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday : 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday (September - June): 9am - 2pm
 
For seasonal and holiday closings, please see our online calendar.

Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

 

The Library does NOT have any solar glasses for distribution.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. Here in 03045, we’ll see a partial solar eclipse around 2:45 p.m. when the moon obscures about 62.1% of the sun (vox.com).

The last total solar eclipse viewed from the contiguous United States was on Feb. 26, 1979. After the August 2017 eclipse, the next annular solar eclipse*, view-able in the continental United States, will be on October 14, 2023.

Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

  • For articles, essays, encyclopedia information and more, try Explora – free with your library card!
  • Become a “citizen scientist” and help NASA gather data about the eclipse in your neighborhood by recording information in the free GLOBE Observer app.

Ways to View the Eclipse

Staring at the sun for even a short amount of time without eye protection can damage your eyes. For Solar Eclipse Eye Safety, please read more at
American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • See a view of the total eclipse from anywhere on the planet with NASA’s interactive, 3D simulationNASA’s Eyes on the Eclipse,  available on desktops/laptops, and a web-based version that you can use on your phone or on any device with a web browser.

Read More

Read more about the Solar Eclipse at Goffstown Public Library

Read more about the history, mythology and astronomical details of solar eclipses.

Eclipses and Music

Playlists, history, innovation and sonification: eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipses-and-music.

Summer Fun Continues

Mark your calendars and help Build a Better World with the Library.

Personal Care Item Drive – through August 31
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.


Summer Sky Watch with NH Astronomical Society – Wednesday, 8/16 at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Goffstown Village Water Precinct Field on Rt. 114

Off-site events during Goffstown Village Rebuild Project and 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Goffstown Public Library

ADULTS

Books at the Beach – Thursday, 8/10 at 11:30 a.m.
Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, beach chair, and your current reading selection. Weather permitting. Location: Glen Lake Beach.

Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in NH – The Immigrant/Refugee Experience – Tuesday, August 15 at 6 p.m.
Documentary and discussion with guest speakers Tilak Niroula and Suraj Budathoki, recipients of the Union Leader’s 40 Under 40 Award and Eva Castillo, 2017 MLK Award winner and executive director of NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees.

Location: This event will take place at TOWN HALL, in room 106 on the lower level. Please enter through the back door, from the parking lot.

Summer Salsa – Friday, 8/18 at 10 a.m.
Celebrate summer’s bounty with us and Hannaford of Goffstown. Registration is requested.

Summer Fun Continues with Books at the Beach for Adults

TEENS

Breakout – Friday, 8/11 at 3 p.m. OR 4 p.m. Registration required.

Fandom Frenzy: Back to the Future – Wednesday, 8/23 at 5:30 p.m. Rated PG © Universal Studios.

Summer Fun continues with Summer Movie Matinees for Kids

KIDS

Simple STEAM projects every Monday, at 10 a.m. through 8/21.
Kids entering kindergarten & up can drop in and try their hand at the simple STEAM project of the week. ✵ STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

Kid’s Movie Matinee Mondays at 2 p.m. through 8/21
For kids entering grades 1-5, join us for a movie and popcorn. See the calendar.

Teddy Bear Picnic – Tuesday, 8/8 at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch & favorite teddy bear.

Build a Better World and have Summer Fun at the Library