Thursday, February 28, 2008

Library Events for March 2008

Library Question on March 11, 2008 Ballot

The library has a question on the ballot this year which needs to be approved by the voters of Hancock in order to comply with a state statute. The ballot question affirms that the library may keep all the money it receives from our income-generating equipment (in our case that means from our copier --still only 15 cents a copy -- and the printer for the public computers -- only 10 cents a copy). Every penny generated by our machines helps us maintain and replace them when necessary. We hope you will vote yes on this ballot question. The exact wording of the question is:

"Shall we permit the public library to retain all money it receives from its income-generating equipment to be used for general repairs and upgrading and for the purchase of books, supplies and income-generating equipment?"

Thank you for your support!

Sunday March 2nd at 4:00 pm in the Daniels Room
Candidate Forum

Candidates for town offices will gather at the library on Sunday March 2nd at 4:00 pm for a candidate forum. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak about themselves and why they are running for office. Voters will then have a chance to ask questions of the candidates. In addition, Dan Harper, Hancock's School Board Representative, will speak on the Conval budget and answer any questions you may have. For more information, please call the library at 525-4411.

March 5, 12, and 19 from 2:30 - 3:15 pm
"Setting Limits" ~ Parent Workshop

This workshop on Setting Limits is being offered in conjunction with afternoon story hour. Join The Grapevine's Carol Lunan while your children enjoy stories and crafts. When setting limits for our children, it can be difficult to know what limits to set and then how to follow through with our decisions. Share ideas with other parents who are dealing with similar situations and discuss problem solving, temperament, and giving choices. Co-sponsored by The Grapevine and The Hancock Town Library.

Saturday March 8th at 2:00 pm
The Merchant of Venice

The Hourglass Readers will present an abridged reading of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice at the Hancock Town Library on Saturday, March 8, at 2 PM. Directed by Catherine Behrens and Ben Wise, this reading will feature: Wendy Almeida, Frank & Catherine Behrens, Sarah Ellsworth, Ariana Ellsworth, Perrin Ellsworth, Martin Hanft, PeggyRae Johnson, Hank Parkhurst, Dan Patterson, Peter Schofield, Ruth Siegel, Marilyn Simons, Don Wilmeth, and Ben Wise. The Hourglass Readers is a group of men and women who love the classics and love to perform. Its aim is to present readings of classical works in abridged versions. Performances are always free and open to the public.

Friday March 14th at 7:00 pm
Family Game Night

Round up the kids and your favorite board games and come on down to the Daniels Room for some fun. All ages are encouraged to come to play. In the past we've enjoyed Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, and Parcheesi. Bring a couple of board games or a pack of cards and we'll see what folks want to play. Refreshments. For more information, call 525-4411.

Friday March 21st at 7:00 pm
Third Friday Film: Turtles Can Fly

Turtles Can Fly is a 2004 film set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border just prior to the U.S. invasion in 2003. The first film shot in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, it focuses on a 13-year-old boy named Satellite who is the de-facto leader of the village thanks to his ability to install satellite dishes. He also organizes the children of the village into teams who sweep and clear minefields in order to buy food. Satellite becomes intrigued with a hauntingly beautiful orphan girl named Agrin who arrives in the village with her disabled brother who just happens to be clairvoyant. Director Bahman Ghobadi dedicated the film "to all the innocent children in the world - the casualties of the policies of dictators and fascists." The Boston Globe reviewer called it a "relentless, bleakly funny, thoroughly remarkable drama." In Kurdish with English subtitles. Free admission and popcorn thanks to Friends of the Library.

Friday March 28 at 7:00 pm
Hancock Shorts

Join us for our second annual evening of short stories - this year with readers Ken Sheldon, Kathy Manfre and Jon Egging. All three have appeared on stage at the Peterborough Players and bring years of performance experience to their short story choices. A great way to lighten up the often dismal days of March. Don't miss this one!

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