Thursday, January 22, 2009

Library Events - February 2009

The library is still accepting donations for the Monadnock Area Food Bank. Feel free to drop off items anytime the library is open.

Tuesday February 3rd, 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

Join us as we discuss Bill Bryson's autobiography, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. The next book will be The Best Revenge by New Hampshire author and humorist Rebecca Rule. Copies will be available at the front desk in early February.

Thursday February 5th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Shakespeare for Snowy Days with Tibby Tobey

Call today - there may still be an opening or two in this very popular class! 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 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 (525-4411) to join us. Remember to do this soon, as space is limited.

Friday February 13th, 7:00 pm
Family Game Night

We could authoritatively cite all the developmental, psychological, and educational reasons for families to come together and play games, but we'll spare you and just say that it's tons of fun. Bring your favorite games to the library and have a blast with friends and family. All ages are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Saturday February 14th, 10:00 am til noon
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 fee per child per class. Please register at least a week prior to class. Call the library at 525-4411.

Wednesday February 18th, 7:00 pm
Home Facials with Robin Mose

Back by popular demand! Learn how to pamper yourself at home with items you have right in your own kitchen. We'll mix things up and experiment onourselves. Wear messy clothes and no make-up. Please be sure to bring a towel and a big bowl from home as well as something to pull back your hair.Stop by or call the library (525-4411) to register for this as the classwill be limited to 10. Free and open to all.

Friday February 20th, 7:00 pm
Film: The Quiet American

Based on the 1955 novel by British author Graham Greene, this 2002 film draws on Greene's experiences as a British agent during World War II and later as a reporter for The Times in Saigon. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. Starring Michael Caine (nominated for best actor for this film) and Brendan Fraser. Free admission & popcorn thanks to Friends of the Library.

Thursday February 26th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Rock Out With Rock Band!
(For Middle and High School Students)

Feeling bored over the holiday break? Then get your game on with Rock Band at the Hancock Town Library. Test your skills on drums, guitar or mic -- or try all three! There will be junk food. For more information call us at 525-4411.

Don't forget that any Hancock Town Library patron has access to free downloadable audios. Go to Come into the library to get the super-secret password so you can start downloading books to your computer or MP3 player today!

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