Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Library Events for June 2007

Got Books???

Have you been spring cleaning? Have yard sale leftovers? Are unused books cluttering your house? Donate your new or gently used books, audio books, videos, and DVDs to a great cause - the Annual Hancock Town Library Book Sale. Drop your donations at the Hancock Town Library or call us at 525-4411 to arrange pick-up. The book sale is run by the Friends of the Hancock Town Library who raise money to support the library. The Early Bird Sale will be Friday night August 17th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Admission is free for all Friends of the Hancock Town Library members, otherwise there is a $10.00 cover charge. The Book Sale will take place Saturday August 18th from 10-4 and admission is free for all. Don't miss it!

Tuesday June 5th at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

This will be the last book club of the season and we're reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. All are welcome to participate. The book club will start up again in September.

Thursday June 7th at 7:00 pm
Organic Gardening with Kin Schilling

Join organic gardener and founder of The Cornucopia Project, Kin Schilling, in a discussion of organic gardening. Find out why it's important and how to get your organic mojo working!

Sunday June 10th at 7:00 pm
Social Networking 101 or What is my kid doing on the computer at 3 in the morning? with Jessamyn West

You Tube, My Space, Facebook - you know about these websites, perhaps you've even visited them online, but what is it that is so compelling for teens and young adults? We're fortunate to have Jessamyn West to explain it all. Ms. West is a librarian, writer, blogger, technology instructor/consultant and all-around techno guru who currently lives in central Vermont. All are welcome ~ bring a friend!

Friday June 15th at 7:00 pm
Movie Night: Wah Wah

Based on the life of director Richard E. Grant, Wah Wah is set in Swaziland during the late 1960s and follows the ups and downs of a teenage boy's family life. The film is full of wonderful performances by Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Nicholas Hoult, and Emily Watson. It's rated R for profanity and some sexual content. Free admission and popcorn thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Thursday June 28th at 7:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!!!
Animal Invaders from the Boston Museum of Science

Calling all kids! Bring your parents to the library to sign up for the library's 2007 summer reading program. This year's theme is Reading Road Trip USA and over the course of the summer we'll have lots of fun activities and games for you to enjoy. Coming on a road trip to visit us on June 28th will be animal invaders from the Boston Museum of Science. Why are some animals so good at buzzing in our walls, creeping through our basements and hiding in our attics? Using demonstrations, natural history, and live animals, the presenter will reveal the secrets of three different invaders that live successfully among people. Refreshments will be served.

Read, Ride & Dine!
Second Annual Summer Reading Raffle for 6th - 12th graders

Win a limousine ride and dinner for two in Keene just by reading library books this summer! We'll start the reading as soon as school's out, June 20th, so come in and start checking out books. For every library book you read (over 100 pages please) you'll fill out a raffle ticket and drop it in the jar. The more books you read, the better your chances of winning. There's no registration, no hoops to jump through, just read and you might be a winner! For more information, call us at 525-4411. Thanks to Adventure Limousine and Applebee's Restaurant for their donations.

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