Programs

The Goodwin library is a community host for a multitude of programs for both children and adults. Each program is a catalyst for communication, learning, discussion, and multi-layer engagement.

Current Ongoing Programs:

Adult floor crafts happen on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

  • Participate in a variety of crafts with other adults.
  • In March, we will also have a Teen Craft! Make a variety of Duct Tape Crafts. Create a phone holder, a hair bow, or make your own design!  March 5 at 4:00pm. For ages 12 and up.

The Bookies, Goodwin Library’s book club, meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM. 

  • Read a new book each month and discuss it with a group of other book lovers. We have multiple copies of the book available for check out.
  • Currently, you can attend the meetings in-person at the library or online. Please email Joyce at jwhite@goodwinlibrary.org if you would like to attend on Zoom.
    • January 16: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
    • February 20: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
    • March 19: Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
    • April 16: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
    • May 21: Catch of the Day by Virginia K. Bennett
    • June 18: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
    • July 16: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
    • August 20: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Caregiver Café 
Are you caring for a loved one with a long-term illness, disability, or Alzheimer’s? Get support and resources at Caregiver Café, co-hosted with Cornerstone VNA.

  • Held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1:00pm in our Community Room.

Craft & Chat meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM on Zoom. 

  • Curl up with your current crafting project and socialize with other crafters in this virtual crafting program.
  • Email Pam at pgroat@goodwinlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Homeschool Meet & Greet 
Share resources, swap ideas, or just get to know other local homeschooling families. Held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1:00pm in the Children’s Room.

Lego Saturdays
Every Saturday from 10:00-1:30, free build with Legos in the Children’s Room! We also have Duplos for the little ones.

S.T.E.A.M. To-Go is the 3rd Thursday of every month. Pick up a S.T.E.A.M. To-Go activity kit with a fun project to do at home.

Story Times are currently running from January 8 through April 15.

  • Baby Story Times (ages 0-2) Mondays at 10:15 – Join Miss Kayla for stories, songs, and rhymes!
  • Pre-School (ages 2-5) Mondays at 11:00 – Join Miss Carolyn for stories, rhymes, and crafts!

Summer Reading Program – mid-June through July

  • Sign-up required. You need a library card to participate – Summer Reading is a great time to sign up!
  • Reading programs for all ages – kids, teens, and adults!
  • Read books, earn prizes, and participate in activities that go along with the theme.
  • Check out our Summer Reading page for more information.

Watercolors for Kids
Join Miss Carolyn and learn watercolor painting! Held on the last Tuesday of each month.

  • Homeschool Session (2:00pm) – Open to homeschool children ages 6-10. Requires sign-up. Sign up links will always be posted on the front page of our website each month.
  • After school session (3:30pm) – Open to ages 6-10. Requires sign-up. Sign up links will always be posted on the front page of our website each month.

WIC at the Library
New Hampshire WIC holds clinics in our Community Room once a month. If you have an appointment, you can find them upstairs from the main floor of the Library. Elevator access is available. 

  • Don’t hesitate to ask staff for assistance – we are happy to help!
  • Visit NH.gov to learn more about New Hampshire’s WIC program.

Other

  • Guest speakers and presenters including authors and musicians
  • The Goodwin Library is associated with the Farmington Historical Society. The Henry Wilson Museum is located in the lower level of the Goodwin Library. The Historical Museum is currently closed.

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Programs on Hold:

Book Bites meets after school at HWMS

  • Book Bites is our graphic novel book club for 4th-6th grade students at HWMS. This group meets monthly at the HWMS library and a permission form is required to participate.

Homesteading Roundtable

  • Listen to presentations given by guest speakers on a variety of topics involving the home and garden. Hydroponics, home beer brewing, and Lyme disease prevention are some of the topics we have covered at previous meetings. Some months we offer a craft instead of a speaker

Community Cinema

  • Join the Goodwin Library and other members of the community for a showing of a newly released DVD movie on the big screen and enjoy some popcorn.

Computer Lessons are by appointment only

  • Topics include: Basic computer skills, e-mail, Microsoft Office, internet usage, eReaders, etc.
  • Sign-up required. Sign up at the main circulation desk in the Goodwin Library