Saturday, December 27, 2008

Library Events - January 2009

Food for Overdues

We are still collecting Food for Overdues for the Peterborough Food Bank. Thanks to a volunteer who has offered to deliver whatever food is donated, we will continue to collect food for the food bank as long as you all keep dropping things off here. January is a particularly difficult month for the food bank so we hope you will keep bringing those canned items in. For more information on the food bank, call Meredith White at 924-0111.

The First Tuesday Book Club for January has been cancelled. Join us again on February 3rd for the book The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. Copies are available at the front desk.

LAST CHANCE for Great Decisions...

The new current affairs discussion group called Great Decisions begins Jan. 12 at the Library on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome! To sign up, call Jan Caskey at 525-9308. The background book will be available in early January and costs $18. Looks like a great group this year, and hoping you'll join us for some winter talk-time. Newcomers welcome too.

Saturday January 10th, 10 - 11:30 am
Saturday Art Time with Melody Zahn Russell

Running the second Saturday of every month through June, the library will host Melody Zahn Russell, MEd and her World Tales art classes. Every class will include a story, a demonstration and art activity inspired by different cultures. There will be watercolor, drawing and collage opportunities. Suggested ages 5-10. There is a $15 materials fee per child. To register, call the library at 525-4411.

Wednesday January 14th, 3-5 pm
Sugar Cube Castles for grades 1-5

Sign up today to come after school to creat sugar cube castles at the library. Space is limited - sign up today! Come into the library or call 525-4411.

Friday January 16th at 7:00 pm
Film: Goldfinger

The classic James Bond movie starring the best 007 ever, Sean Connery. Free admission and popcorn thanks to Friends of the Library.

Tuesday January 20th at noon
Inauguration Day Ceremonies

Join us in the Daniels Room as we project streaming video of the swearing-in ceremony via our library laptop. (Thanks to Judith Stout, who is in the Peace Corps in Africa, for the donation of the laptop.)

Thursday January 22nd at 7:00 pm
Multi- Media Presentation of Medicine in Tigray, Ethiopia
Given by Dr. Fletcher Wilson

Dr. Fletcher Wilson of Hancock shares his recent trip to a hospital in one of the world's poorest regions, northern Ethiopia. Through this multi-media presentation you will experience how three local physicians from Monadnock Community Hospital provided medical care and performed a variety of surgeries in hopes of decreasing maternal mortality and improving the quality of care. Please be advised the contents are not appropriate for children as some of the images are quite graphic. For more information, call the library at 525-4411.

Shakespeare for Snowy Days Returns in February

Sign up now for Shakespeare for Snowy Days, returning in February. Over the next two years we will read all Shakespeare's history plays, from Richard II to Richard III. Along the way we will concern ourselves with the people and the history (War of the Roses and the Hundred Year War) which form the context for these plays. We begin Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Daniels Room, with Richard II, followed by Henry IV parts I and II, then Henry V. That's it for Winter 2009. If you need copies of any of these titles, we strongly suggest you buy the Folger editions. Get your orders into the Toadstool early. Any questions, please call Tibby Tobey at 525-9449. Sign up at the Library to join us. Remember to do this soon, as space is limited.

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