Growing In Containers: A Great Way to Garden In Limited Space

Spring has arrived and many folks are ready to get out and play in the dirt.  Master Gardner, Marge Badois, joins us during Dewey’s Coffee Cafe on April 24 at 10 AM, for a presentation on container gardening.

This will be an introduction to the benefits and methods for growing flowering plants and vegetables in containers. The discussion will include choosing plants, containers and locations best suited for this type of gardening. Samples will be available for viewing, along with plenty of opportunities for questions and answers.

This program is free and registration is not required.


New Library Pass Program

Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Friends of the Hill Public Library, the library now has NH State Park passes available for patron use! nhparks

Please check our “Services” page for more details on this pass and others available to borrow.

Spring Programming @ Your Library

The library will be hosting a Scrapbooking Workshop on Thursday, April 12, at 1 PM.  Carolyn Wilson will demonstrate the basic techniques and offer creative ideas on preserving your photos and mementos.  This program is free and registration is not required.  Bring five or six photos and you’ll leave with two completed pages that you’ve designed yourself.

The annual Friends of HPL Baby Book Presentation will be held on Friday, April 20, 10 AM, at the JD Blake School.  All are welcome to attend this celebration!

On Tuesday, April 24, at 10 AM, Master Gardner, Marge Badois, from the UNH Cooperative Extension will present a program on container gardening.  Join us for coffee and some gardening advice!

The library’s Knitting & Craft Group’s weekly meetings have been rescheduled to Thursday afternoons at 3 PM.  Crafters of all abilities are always welcome to attend.

For more information on all programs offered by the library, check out the “Programs/Events” page or call us at 934-9712.

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Flash Raffle!

White Tiger Karate of Franklin, NH has generously donated one free month of classes ($125 value) and the Friends of Hill Public Library will be selecting a winner during National Library Week! Tickets are just $1, but are available to purchase ONLY at the library.

White Tiger Karate offers fun and challenging classes for ALL ages. The drawing will be held on April 14, so stop by your local library soon and get your tickets!raffle

Spring Events @ Your Library

Please join us on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM, for an, “Introduction to Essential Oils”. Essential Oils are gaining worldwide recognition for their versatility but their use is not new. Oils have been supporting holistic and wellness needs for the past 5,000+ years!

This is a free program and registration is not required. Please call the library at 934-9712 for more information.oils

We are also excited to announce that Dewey’s Coffee Cafe will reopen on Tuesday, March 20, 10 AM-Noon.  Please stop in and say hello!



Winter News


The holidays are behind us and winter is in full swing! Please take note of a few schedule changes:

  • There will be no Book Club meeting in January.  The group will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on February 20.  Copies will be available soon!
  • Dewey’s Coffee Cafe will be “closed” for the winter season.  This program will pick up again on March 20,2018
  • There will be no Board of Trustees January meeting.  Next meeting: February 6 at 2:30 PM

In the event of bad weather, library closings will now be posted to WMUR-TV’s Storm Ticker and website.  Winter is the perfect time to check out the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium.  Call us today for your card number and you’ll be able to browse and download eBooks from the warmth and comfort of home!