Thursday, August 18, 2016

BOOK SALE!!!!!



Friday August 19th 5-8 pm 
Early Bird Book Sale

Saturday August 20th 9-4 Book Sale

Sunday August 21st 11-3 Book Sale - $5/Bag Sale!

Week of August 22nd Book Sale During Library Hours - $5/Bag Sale!

The Friends of the Hancock Town Library Annual Book Sale is coming up during Old Home Days! It’s our only major fundraiser so please come out to support your Friends. Lots of fabulous books to choose from again this year. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family in for amazing bargains! If you are a current member of the Friends you get in for free Friday night, otherwise there is a $10 entry fee. From Saturday on it is free admittance. We will begin the $5/bag sale on Sunday August 21st and continue through Thursday August 25th during library hours.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Monday August 15th at 7:00 ~ Rio Grande Pueblo Sacred Feasts and Dances


Dr. Martha Yates, archaeologist, teacher and poet from Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM, will be giving a presentation on the Feasts and Sacred Dances of the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico. The presentation will include photos of the Deer, Buffalo, Eagle, Corn, Harvest and Rainbow dances. For the Pueblo people the dances follow the seasonal cycle, keeping each pueblo in harmony with celestial, natural and social changes -- the times when the seeds are resting, when the shortest days pass into the longer, when thanks are given for the increasing light, for the rain and the harvest. Martha will talk about the complex meaning of the dances and the deep symbolic significance of the dancers' dress and the objects they carry. Martha Yates, archaeologist, poet and teacher, is director of the museums and coordinator of cultural programming at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM. She has worked as an archaeologist and firefighter for the USFS and taught at UCLA and UVM. Martha lives north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Hancock during the summer. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wednesday August 10th at 6:00 PM ~ Summer Reading Program Finale


Join Ken Sheldon for our Summer Reading Program Finale concert! Funny songs galore - great for the entire family!

Children Win the Summer Reading Program Contest!


In the hard fought contest to see who would read more hours this summer, adults or children, the children won...by just a bit! Kids: 1,313 hours, Adults: 1,162 hours. Which means that the Library Director must now wear the peacock costume all day this coming Thursday, August 11th. Be sure to stop by to say hello!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Library Events for August 2016


 
Thursday August 11th 6-9pm
Storytelling Workshop with Tricia Rose Burt

Tricia Rose Burt, a frequent guest storyteller for The Moth, the acclaimed international storytelling collective, will conduct a 3-hour storytelling workshop here at the library. Cost is $95; space is limited to 10 participants. During the workshop, participants will learn to take individual experiences and create compelling stories for any audience. Through discussion and video examples from some of todays best storytellers, participants will learn the basic elements of storytelling including how to create a narrative arc and effectively communicate the true meaning behind their own experiences. The workshop will help participants not only develop their own personal stories but also lay the groundwork for essays and other creative endeavors. In addition, these storytelling fundamentals can be used to create more engaging stories within a business context. Tricia Rose Burt has been heard on both The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth podcast. In addition, Tricia is part of The Moth’s corporate arm, conducting workshops for some of America’s top businesses and academic institutions. She was also the emcee at this year’s Black Fly Storytelling event at ConVal High School. For more information about the workshop and to register, contact Tricia at triciaroseburt@gmail.com or (603) 562-9960.
 
Monday August 15th at 7pm
Rio Grande Pueblo Sacred Feasts and Dances

Dr. Martha Yates, archaeologist, teacher and poet from Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM, will be giving a presentation on the Feasts and Sacred Dances of the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico. The presentation will include photos of the Deer, Buffalo, Eagle, Corn, Harvest and Rainbow dances. For the Pueblo people the dances follow the seasonal cycle, keeping each pueblo in harmony with celestial, natural and social changes -- the times when the seeds are resting, when the shortest days pass into the longer, when thanks are given for the increasing light, for the rain and the harvest. Martha will talk about the complex meaning of the dances and the deep symbolic significance of the dancers' dress and the objects they carry.
Martha Yates, archaeologist, poet and teacher, is director of the museums and coordinator of cultural programming at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM. She has worked as an archaeologist and firefighter for the USFS and taught at UCLA and UVM. Martha lives north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Hancock during the summer. Free and open to all.

Friday August 19th 5-8 pm Early Bird Book Sale
Saturday August 20th 9-4 Book Sale
Sunday August 21st 11-3 Book Sale - $5/Bag Sale!
Week of August 22nd Book Sale During Library Hours - $5/Bag Sale!

The Friends of the Hancock Town Library Annual Book Sale is coming up during Old Home Days! It’s our only major fundraiser so please come out to support your Friends. Lots of fabulous books to choose from again this year. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family in for amazing bargains! If you are a current member of the Friends you get in for free Friday night, otherwise there is a $10 entry fee. From Saturday on it is free admittance. We will begin the $5/bag sale on Sunday August 21st and continue through Thursday August 25th during library hours.

Tuesday August 23rd at 7pm AT THE VESTRY! (Daniels Room will be full of books!)
Calling on the Presidents: Tales Their Houses Tell

Please join us for a fascinating program on presidential homes by Clark Beim-Esche. Clark will speak about his book, Calling on the Presidents: Tales their Houses Tell. He will recount incidents from his decade-long quest to appreciate more fully each of the past Presidents of the United States. He and his wife, Carol, have visited  the homes of each of our past American Presidents - over 100 homes—log cabins and cottages, farmhouses and ranches, manses and mansions. They have found that these houses have many fascinating, and inspiring tales to tell, tales that are not always told in the history books. Clark Beim-Esche earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. During his 40 years of teaching College, Secondary School, and Lifelong Learning classes, Clark has presented courses on Literature, American History, Fine Arts, and Film. In 2008, he received the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum Creative Teaching Award. A gifted storyteller, Clark lectures nationally and internationally on such topics as Presidential Homes, The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, Mark Twain, Fine Arts, and Film. He and his wife, Carol, have traveled thousands of miles visiting presidential homes, sites, libraries, and museums of every past American President. Free and open to all.

From the Children’s Room
Jennifer Wood, Children’s Librarian

A Note from Miss Jenn~

Summer Reading runs thru August 8th. Don’t forget to turn in your reading logs before we close on the 8th! We will be pulling the winners on August 9th and will have the prizes available for pick up at our finale on August 10th!

Monday August 1st and August 15th @ 3:30pm
Paws to Read with Coffee – check our calendar for updated dates for the summer!

Come by the library and practice your reading with Coffee the Chihuahua! Coffee, a registered reading therapy dog, loves when kids practice their reading with him or tell him stories.  Also, if you bring 3 non-perishable items for the Food Pantry, you get to choose a free stuffed animal graciously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys!

Tuesday August 2nd 2pm
Tinker Tuesdays: Bubbles!

Come play with bubbles!

Wednesday August 3rd 6pm
Wacky Wednesdays: Teen Iron Chef

Who will be the best chef? Can the reigning champion defend the title?
Teen Program. Sign up required.

Wednesday August 10th 6pm
Finale Concert with Ken Sheldon

This will be a fun concert event for the whole family.
The winning team will be announced at this event! Come and see who will be dressed as a peacock. All ages welcome!

Saturday Aug 13th 11am
Paws to Read with Toven

Come read to Toven, a gentle Great Pyrenees dog! Toven, a registered reading therapy dog, comes to the library once a month and loves when kids read to him. Reading to a therapy dog is great for children who want to improve their out-loud reading skills. Come meet Toven, you will love him!

Every Thursday @ 10:30
Family Storytime

This storytime is open to all ages. Come listen to some stories and dance with scarves! Don’t forget storytime reading counts towards your reading totals for Summer Reading!

Library Trustee Minutes 7.26.16



Hancock Library Trustees Minutes, July 26, 2016

Present: Library Director Amy Markus; Trustees Lexy Heatley, Jane Eklund, and Nancy Daniels; Selectmen’s Representative John Jordan.

Chair Lexy Heatley called the meeting to order at 5 p.m.


June 16, 2016 Minutes

Jane moved that the minutes from the previous meeting be accepted as written. Nancy seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Treasurer’s Report

The board looked over the May and June statements of assets and fund balance. Everything is on track. Amy noted that the Friends of the Library paid for some of the adult programming and for half of the ping-pong table. A patron paid for the remaining half of the ping pong table. Lexy moved to accept the treasurer’s report as written. Jane seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.

Director's Report

Carpet update: Amy sent in a deposit for the new carpet purchase and installation. The Friends of the Library will pay for half of the costs. The carpet will be installed in the Daniels Room September 2, after the annual book sale.

Shed tour: The shed tour was a huge success, with people coming from Hancock and many other area towns after two local papers wrote advance features. An estimated 90 people were in the Daniels Room for Howard Mansfield’s shed talk at the beginning of the tour. The library ran out of Sheds books and maps. Copies of the book will be provided this week to those who did not receive them. The event grossed $2,200, and the library should net about $1,500 after Bauhan Publishing is paid for the cost of the books above the donated 30. “It was an amazing community event,” Amy reported.

Accounting: $15,000 from the trust fund the town manages and other money coming from the town, which Amy will collect in September, will cover library expenses through the year.

Oil prebuy: The cost of buying oil in advance for the coming winter is $1.99.9 We considered prebuying vs paying as we go. John noted that the select board has decided not to prebuy oil this year and said that predictions are that the prices will continue to be low. We decided to buy as we go. .

Volunteer luncheon: Amy is planning the annual luncheon to thank library volunteers. Last year the Friends of the Library paid for the event, which is typically held at the Harris Center on a Friday in late September. Kin Shilling will put together a lunch of soup and sandwiches. Amy will ask the Harris Center if the lunch can be held there again this year, and will line up entertainment. 

August events: On August 15, Martha Yates will talk about Pueblo Indian dances. Martha, an an archaeologist, is a niece of Elizabeth Yates McGreal. On August 23, at 7 p.m. in the vestry, the library will host a speaker on presidential homes. The annual book sale begins with an early bird sale Friday, August 19, from 5-8, continues Saturday from 9-4 and Sunday from 11-3, and is then open during library hours for the next week. A group called Rolling Thunder will pick up the unsold books.

Timeline: The select board begins preliminary budget talks by September. Amy will have a draft budget prepared for the trustees’ Sept. 27 meeting. She will have the library director job description prepared by then as well.

The Library Trustees will not meet in August; the next meeting will be September 27.

Future discussions will include talking about ways to promote the library in estate giving via a brochure, thanking the Walter Clark Fund at events, etc.

Meeting adjourned at 5:47 p.m..

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Friends of the Hancock Town Library Annual Book Sale!





Friday August 19th 5:00pm - 8:00pm Early Bird Sale!
Free to current Friends of the HTL, otherwise a $10 admission fee

Saturday August 20th 9am - 4pm Free Admission

Sunday August 21st 11am - 3pm $5/Bag Sale!

Monday - Thursday August 22nd-25th $5/Bag Sale Continues During Library Hours