Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Library Events - August 2009

The Summer Reading Program is progressing well with the children of Hancock checking out hundreds of library books in order to turn the director's hair pink. Come into the library to see the progress they've made!

Saturday August 1 at 10 am
Sheep dog Demonstration

Join us as Jack the Border Collie from Sunnyfield Farm in Peterborough works with Ruth Holmes to move the sheep around the library's back field. The sheep are visiting the library again this year to mow our lawn and keep it nice and green.

Wednesday August 5 at 2:00 pm
Summer Film Fest Movie for Kids: Inkheart

Beat the heat (or the rain?) and enjoy an afternoon at the movies in the library. Afterwards you can check out more books! Free popcorn, as always.

Thursday August 6th at 10:00 am
Message in a Bottle (for the kids - sorry grown ups!)

Create your own message to be placed in a glass bottle and then released into the ocean later this summer. The library will include contact information and set the bottles adrift at Odiorne Point. Only a few spots left in this program so stop by (or call us at 525-4411) to sign up today!

Tuesday August 11 at 7:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Finale
UNH's Little Red Wagon Theater Presents ~ The Fisherman & His Wife

This traditional fable tells the story of a simple fisherman and his not so simple wife. Discover what happens when they go from rags to riches in this classic tale. A magic fish with a flair for jazz narrates. With audience participation and colorful costumes, this updated story is sure to be a crowd favorite. The Little Red Wagon is the longest running nonprofit, children's theatre tour in the U.S. and performs at nearly 79 locations in New England each summer.

We will announce the winners of the ongoing summer reading program raffles and we'll let you know whether the 600 book goal was met so that someone's hair will turn pink!

Friday August 14 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm &
Saturday August 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. -- $10 admission (Current members of Friends of the Hancock Town Library are admitted free)

Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- free admission

Over 10,000 pre-sorted books that are "not picked over"

90% donated, 50% hardcover. Also offering some CDs, audio books, DVDs, video, and puzzles. (We're still collecting your gently used books, audio books, DVDs and videos until August 7th. Drop them by the library anytime we're open.) Don't miss the bargains!

Wednesday August 19 at 7:00 pm
The History of Health Care Policy with Deborah Sampson, PhD, ARNP

Join us for a fascinating look at the history of health care policy in the United States - where we've been and what we need to consider for the future. Deborah Sampson is Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and a resident of Hancock.

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