Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Library Events for October 2007

Greetings Library Fans,

Lots going on this month (and next...stay tuned!) here at the library. You'll want to mark your calendars.

Best new book I've read is Away, by Amy Bloom. A wonderful yarn that reaches from a shtetl in Russia to the Lower East Side of New York City, to the wilds of Alaska. There's a waiting list for it but just ask at the front desk if you'd like to be on the list.

Enjoy the beautiful fall days!

From the Children's Room...

Story & Craft Time Begins!
Wednesday October 3rd from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday at 3:00 all preschoolers and kindergarteners are welcome to join Ms. Kennedy for stories and a craft. We'll meet in the Daniels Room this year so we can spread out and have even more fun!

Thursday October 11th, 3:30-5:00 pm
Sewing Classes for Kids with Patricia MacFarlane

Calling all kids ages 8 and up! Want to learn how to sew on a sewing machine? Here's your chance! Join us for sewing classes after school for 5 weeks beginning October 11th at 3:30. The class is limited to 8 children and registration is required. Please call the library at 525-4411 to sign up. If you can lend a sewing machine that would be much appreciated. (Machines can be dropped off by parents ahead of time.) Patricia MacFarlane is an award-winning quilter with 30 years of sewing experience.

Friday October 26th at 7:00
Spooky Stories Night with Michael Sullivan

Join us for our annual Spooky Stories Night out behind the library around the campfire! Storyteller Michael Sullivan will thrill us with his tall tales and scary stories! For all ages, but particularly appropriate for children ages 4-10. Refreshments.

For the Grown-ups...

Tuesday October 2nd at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

We'll be talking about the book Marley & Me by John Grogan. Next month's book is Eventide by Kent Haruf and books will be available at the Oct. 2nd meeting and at the front desk after that. Anyone is welcome to join, to come and go as you like, or stick with us for the season. If you'd like more information, call the library at 525-4411.

Thursday October 4th at 7:00 pm
Claire Ebel, Executive Director of the NH Civil Liberties Union

Celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 29 through Oct. 6) by coming to hear Claire Ebel, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union speak on freedom of speech, banned books, libraries, and the Patriot Act. Bring your questions!

Thursday October 18th at 7:00 pm
The Pantry with Catherine Seiberling Pond

"Pantries harbor a nostalgic whiff of our domestic past. Like the attic of an old house, filled with the stuff and chaff of generations, pantries hold the staples and extra things from our kitchens and dining rooms. From early America, throughout the broad stretch of nineteenth-century building styles, and well into the twentieth-century, the pantry evolved along with the many socioeconomic and design changes in the American home." --From The Pantry

Hear more about this fascinating topic as Catherine joins us here at the library to talk about her latest book.

Friday October 19 at 7:00 pm
Third Friday Film: The Syrian Bride

Winner of the 2004 Montreal World Film Festival People's Choice Award, The Syrian Bride navigates the boundaries between tragedy and comedy as we watch Mona, the bride, struggle with a difficult family and political situation. Though she and her family live in a Druze village in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, she must marry a man who resides in Damascus. Once she crosses over into Syria, she will not be able to return home. Directed by Israeli Eran Riklis and co-written by Suha Arraf, a Palestinian-Israeli. Free admission and popcorn thanks, as always, to the Friends of the Library.

Don't forget, as a Hancock Town Library patron, you can download free audio books to your MP3 player or your computer. Go to this site. You will need the super-secret, extra-special password which you can get at the front desk at the library!

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