Tuesday September 1st at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club
The library's book club begins another year with New Hampshire author Meredith Hall's memoir, Without A Map (also chosen by Oprah but we picked it first!). All are welcome!
*For the Children!
Wednesday September 9th at 2:30 pm
Story & Craft Time for Preschoolers & Kindergartners
Join Miss Britton for another year of stories and crafts for three to five-year-olds!
Thursday September 10th at 7:00 pm
Israeli and Palestinian Poetry
Poetry is a beloved ancient tradition for both Palestinians and Israelis. Ruth Siegel and James Smart, two retired college professors, will be reading some of their favorite modern Palestinian and Israeli poems, covering a wide range of topics and viewpoints. Ruth Siegel was Professor of Literature at Queens College in New York and James Smart was Professor of History at Keene State College.
Friday September 11th at 7:00 pm
Celebrate Roald Dahl's Birthday with Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday at the Hancock Library! We'll share some scrumdiddlyumptious treats and watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Don't forget to wear yellow, Roald's favorite color. Also, you can celebrate all month long by rereading some of your favorite Dahl books!
Wednesday September 16th at 7:00 pm
Stories of a Battalion Surgeon in Afghanistan with Dr. Gregory Kriebel
Local pediatrician Dr. Gregory Kriebel will talk about his nine months as a battalion surgeon (which means he was the sole doctor for 800 troops) in Afghanistan. Included are pictures from various parts of the country he visited, pictures of patients he treated, and pictures depicting "Army life" while deployed. Dr. Kriebel attended the University of Cincinnati for medical school and completed his residency in Pediatrics with the Army at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He served in the Army for 8 years and has been living in Peterborough with his wife Tina and sons Zach and Ben since 2004.
Thursday September 24th at 7:00 pm
Paradise Times Two: Living in Bali & Hancock
Wayan Suarni and Dick Nevell live in two "paradises": Hancock and the fabled island of Bali, Indonesia. Wayan is Balinese and came to America in 2000. She and Dick were married and have spent the past 9 years partly in NH and partly in Bali.
While in Bali, Wayan and Dick orchestrate the production of products for Hancock Baskets Inc. as well as importing, on a very small scale, other handicrafts and art made in Bali for their own business, The Pondok. In this process they have been practicing principles of Fair Trade, ensuring the people who make their products are paid fairly and work in safe environments. Wayan and Dick will give a brief talk about Bali, show some photos and video clips, and then entertain questions from the audience.
Wayan formerly worked in the Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women in Bali and currently runs her own garden maintenance business in Hancock - her own gardens were featured on the Hancock Woman's Club tour in July. Dick Nevell has been an author, film-maker & songwriter, receiving awards & grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and ASCAP. His book "A Time To Dance" and two films made on American Dance for PBS have been featured on the "Studs Terkel Almanac" on NPR and ABC's "Good Morning America".