Friday, February 17, 2017

Library Closed on Monday February 20th for Presidents' Day

Tuesday February 21st at 7:00 PM

Understanding ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Health, and Addiction

The research is clear: childhood trauma can damage the body and brain. In this presentation, participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), their undeniable relationship to disease and addiction, and how the ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is making it the focus of their prevention work. Presenters will be Emily Daniels, Student Assistance Counselor and the facilitator the ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force along with other members of the task force. Ms. Daniels has a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies and an M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of Delaware. She also holds an MBA from Antioch University New England in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability. She has extensive experience working with at-risk youth, ages 3 to 18 and providing support through individual and group counseling. The Substance Abuse Task force is a diverse group of community members from the high school, middle school, elementary school, and MCH as well as physicians, parents, students, and police officers. The Task Force has been facilitated by Ms. Daniels since 2014. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thursday February 16th at 7 pm

An Evening of Stories with Larry Chambers
Storytelling makes human connections in the most entertaining and sometimes profound way. Join us for an evening of mesmerizing stories for all ages with Larry Chambers.  “Larry Chambers, a cross between Santa Claus and a Southern Minister, brings joy and passion to his work and others.”  That’s how a classroom teacher recently described Larry.  The School Program Director at Sargent Center, Larry designs and directs the outdoor school program for thousands of New England students. Sargent Center is an extension of the classroom where students learn through hands-on activities in the real world or as one student said, “Sargent Center is the place where the ordinary come to get extraordinary and where the extraordinary come to change the world!” A storyteller since 1992, Larry creates and collects stories to help students of all ages make authentic and meaningful connections with the real world and with each other too!  Enjoy an evening of stories Larry uses in his work to educate, motivate, challenge and inspire students of all ages.  Free and open to all.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TONIGHT ~ Tuesday February 14th from 6-7 pm ~ State Representative Jon Manley

Join State Representative Jon Manley (representing Bennington, Greenfield and Hancock) tonight as he answers your questions about what's going on in the state legislature in Concord. There will be snacks so stop by on your way home from work!

Hancock Woman's Club Art Exhibit - Coffee Stain Art

Please stop by the library to take a look at the Hancock Woman's Club Coffee Stain Art! Wondering what that is? Take some paper and toss some very muddy coffee onto it. Let dry. Then draw/paint whatever you see in the coffee stain onto the paper. Voila! It's like an interactive Rorschach Test. The members of the Woman's Club created these wonderful pieces on their 95th anniversary last week. Jane Cartmell had seen a display at the Portland, ME Museum of Art and was struck by how creative and lovely the artwork was so she brought the idea home to Hancock. Diane Kidd and Rita Klug helped put it all together and you can enjoy it in the main stacks of the library's adult section. Stop by anytime during open hours: M&W 2-6, T&TH 10-7, Saturday 10-4. See you soon!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday February 9th ~ CLOSING AT 3 PM!

Open today until 3 pm. It's very slick out there folks and try as we might we cannot keep the parking lot and sidewalks clear of the slippery stuff. If you come in, please use extreme steps!

Tonight's program has been re-scheduled to Tuesday February 21st at 7:00 pm.

Stay warm, stay safe, curl up and read a good book!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday February 9th evening program postponed!

Due to more snow and bad roads, our program scheduled for Thursday February 9th, Understanding ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Health, and Addiction, has been postponed to Tuesday February 21st at 7 pm.