Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday March 23rd at 7:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to talk to a Muslim? Someone who could be your co-worker or neighbor? Ask A Muslim Anything is an opportunity for conversation on aspects of belief, identity, and practice -- or whatever comes up. Nothing is off-limits as long as it is respectfully presented. Robert Azzi is a photojournalist, columnist and public speaker who lives in Exeter NH. An Arab American Muslim, he writes on issues of Identity, Conflict, and Islam, particularly as they apply in the Middle East and the Global South.  Born in New Hampshire, he’s lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New York. Although he returned to the Granite State in the late 1980s, he continues to travel to work with Middle East clients and friends on a regular basis. Azzi has been a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School, an advisor to Tufts University’s Fletcher School committee on Islam and South-West Asia and recently became a board member of ACLU-NH. As a photojournalist his work appeared frequently in such publications as Time, Newsweek and National Geographic, Fortune, Epoca, Paris Match, and other domestic and international publications. Today, Azzi is a columnist whose work appears (almost) weekly in four New Hampshire newspapers – The Concord Monitor, Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover), The Keene Sentinel and The Portsmouth Herald – where he attempts to contextualize, for an “Outside-the-Beltway” audience, Islam and the Middle East by speaking in the voice of The Other. “People don’t know what they don’t know,” Azzi tells his audience. “I want to open up new perspectives for my readers – especially for those who don’t often agree with me – and expose them to points-of-view I believe are important and which they might not have previously considered.” This program is free and open to all.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday March 14, 2017 - Library Closing

Snow is coming down hard now so we're closing up shop here at 1:00 pm. We'll re-open tomorrow, Wednesday March 15th (the Ides of March) at 2:00 pm, our usual time. Open til 6:00 pm. Come visit us!

Monday, March 13, 2017


This is from the Hancock, NH Town Moderator:

Town of Hancock, Official Notice              March 13, 2017
The Hancock Town Meeting will start as planned on Tuesday March 14th at 8am in the Hancock Town Office in the lower floor meeting (Barbara Caverly Meeting Room) as announced in the published warrant.  The Moderator will ask for a motion to postpone the meeting with the intent to reconvene the meeting on Thursday March 16th at 8am.  The intent of this is to postpone the Hancock Town Election and other items requiring a ballot vote (this includes the CONVAL School District Ballot).  The remainder of the town meeting which addresses Articles 1- 20 will remain as posted for Saturday, March 18th at the Meetinghouse at 9am.
As per the recommendation of the Governor’s office, absentee ballots will be available at the polling station from 8am to 7pm on Tuesday.  The absentee ballots will also be available during normal business at the town hall on Wednesday March 15th.
Please be safe during tomorrow’s weather event.

Richard Haskins
Hancock Town Moderator
Town Clerks office is open today Monday March 13th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Voters may obtain absentee ballot applications during this time.
The Town Office Administrative Office will be open from 8:30am to 12:00pm on Tuesday March 14th. 
Annual Town Meeting will open Tuesday March 14th 2017 at 8:00am
Annual Town Meeting will reconvene on Thursday March 16th  to vote on ballot of the Town Officers and all other matters requiring ballot vote. 
Location: Hancock Town Office BEC Room, entrance in rear of building
Time: 8:00am to 7:00pm. 
Town Meeting will continue on Saturday March 18th 2017 to vote on Town Budget and Warrant Articles.
Location: Hancock Meetinghouse
Time: 9:00am

Thursday, March 9, 2017

CANCELLED: Tuesday March 14th from 6:00-7:00pm

Join State Representative Jon Manley (representing Bennington, Greenfield, Hancock) for his regularly scheduled (the second Tuesday of every month) public update on what’s happening at the state house in Concord. Bring your questions! Snacks provided so stop by on your way home from work. Rep. Manley will return April 11th.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday March 9th

3:30-5:00pm for Kids (age 12 & up, younger if accompanied by an adult)
& 7:00pm for Adults
Funktion Junktion with Johnny Bolster

Make It So
(Monadnock Makerspace) will be hosting fun and invention as we play Funktion Junktion. This is a game about creating functional contraptions using tools and post-consumer products. Perfect for all ages! Discover the inventor in you. Participants are encouraged to bring a few clean, recyclable objects for this lively and entertaining game. Examples include milk jugs, salad containers, cardboard tubes, old keys, bits of wire - anything you can find around the house! Tools will be provided. Johnny Bolster is the coordinator of Make It So, the Monadnock Makerspace and founder of The Portal to Art, Innovation and Culture. He has a degree in Product Design from Keene State College and lives in Keene with his girlfriend and 7 chickens. Free and open to all.

Thursday March 2nd at 7:00pm

Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino with Christy Day

Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino is about Christy Day’s experience during her 500-mile Pilgrimage across northern Spain. The book is equal parts reflection, a factual account of the challenges and joys of the Pilgrimage, and practical advice for preparing for it and making it the best experience possible. Read it if you are planning to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Read it if you know you never will and want to know what it is like. Christy Day is a Wyoming ranch girl who migrated to the East Coast and is now firmly rooted in New Hampshire. At the age of 66 she walked El Camino de Santiago de Compostela and found it to be a transformative experience. Free and open to all.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tuesday February 28th from 1-7 pm

Celebrate Fat Tuesday!

Drop in and make a Mardi Gras mask for yourself or a loved one! We'll supply the feathers and doodads, you supply the creativity. All ages welcome!