Thursday, October 22, 2009

Upcoming Library Events!

Friday October 30th at 7:00 pm
Spooky Stories Night with Greg Pratt

Creep around the side of the library to find us gathered around the bonfire, waiting with bated breath for the spooky stories of Greg Pratt. A native of New Hampshire, Gregory has been telling stories almost since he could speak. With a catalog of thousands of tales, most of which are his own invention, Gregory has established a reputation as a master storyteller. He has proven adept at telling stories to nearly any crowd of any age, and for the past seven years he has served as the Camp Storyteller at Camp Takodah in Richmond, NH. Creepalicious goodies will be served! This program will be held rain or shine. Come ready to have a howling good time!

Sunday November 1st at 2:00 pm
Scenes & Songs from Shakespeare with the Hourglass Readers

Welcome back the Hourglass Readers with Scenes & Songs from Shakespeare. This program will comprise a variety of scenes drawn from Shakespeare’s plays, with live singing by the actors and live recorder music. In the cast are Wendy Almeida, Catherine Behrens, Frank Behrens, Nan Bigelow, Jazmine Carroll, Jenny Holan, Aaron Howland, PeggyRae Johnson, Carrie Kidd, Ray Mahoney, Marilyn Parpan-Tullgren, Dan Patterson, Marilyn Simons, Bert Torsey, and Don Wilmeth. Catherine Behrens and Don Wilmeth will direct. The Hourglass Readers are dedicated to performing readings of classical dramatic works in abridged versions. Performances are always free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 525-4411.

Tuesday November 3rd at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

Join the First Tuesday Book Club's discussion of Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, a fascinating historical novel about slavery in the late 1700s.

Thursday November 5th, 3:15 - 4:15
Lego Club

LEGO CLUB for elementary school students. Drop by and build something - open to all! Snacks will be provided. Lego Club is the first Thursday of every month this year - join us anytime.

Wednesday November 11th at 7:00 pm
Hypnosis Workshop

Join us for this free workshop with Elizabeth Early Sheehan, Certified Consulting Hypnotist and HypnoCoach. Hypnosis has been endorsed by the American Medical Association since 1957. Clients work with a certified Consulting Hypnotist to improve the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual quality of their lives. Many people successfully use Hypnosis to help them to change a bad habit like smoking, or learn good habits like how to eat healthful and nutritious meals and make good food choices when they shop or go out to eat. Ms. Sheehan, based in Deering, NH, has been a certified Hypnotist since 1999. Space is limited to 12 so sign up at the library today. Or call 525-4411. Please bring an exercise mat.

Thursday November 12th at 7:00 pm
The Poet's Guide to New Hampshire

What would you call a travel guide to the State of New Hampshire in which all the entries were written by poets? You’d call it The Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire. This two-volume work (2008 and 2010) includes 400 poems by 300 poets from across the last two centuries, writing about New Hampshire: its towns, history, geography, plants, animals and, of course, characters. Here are the four seasons, stone walls, maple sugaring, loons, The Old Man of the Mountain, of course; but here, also, are people living their lives in harmony with a famously beautiful slice of New England, or fighting against its unforgiving backdrop. Here are hardscrabble farmers to lawyers, the working poor to vacationers and retirees, teens to nonagenarians, all lost in ecstatic reflection or fixed firmly in the moment, writing in rhyme and meter, free verse, prose poetry, and slam. The program will include readings by local authors included in the 2010 Poets’ Guide: More Places, More Poets: the poets are Shirley Pulido, Rodger Martin, Alice Fogel, Becky Sakellariou, Betsy Snider, Loriann Terrier, Neil English, Dan Allen, Loisanne Foster and George Jack. Thanks to Becky Sakellariou for putting this program together for the Hancock Town Library.

Friday November 13th at 7:00 pm
Family Game Night

FAMILY GAME NIGHT for all ages! Bring your favorite board game and your favorite family members! Refreshments.

Saturday November 14th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Second Saturday Arts with Melody Zahn Russell, MEd.

Second Saturday Arts at the Hancock Town Library will start in November for children ages 5 to 10. Join Melody as she tells a story about when the Pilgrim children and the Native Americans first met, demonstrates some painting techniques and then has everyone paint. The class is limited to 12 children so drop by the library soon to sign up. Or call us at 525-4411. There is a $15.00 fee (this includes materials) per child for this class, payable to Melody Zahn Russell.

Coming up...

Thursday December 10th at 3:15 pm
Sugar Cube Castles

Build a sugar cube castle after school! Please sign up in advance so we know how many sugar cubes to buy! For elementary aged children. Free!

Friday December 11th at 7:00 pm
Family Movie Night

Movie to be announced...feel free to make suggestions!

Saturday December 12th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Second Saturday Arts - Elves Workshop!

Come ~ be an elf for a day! Make gifts for friends and family with Melody Zahn Russell. We'll have a story and then 3 or 4 craft surprises to bring home. Suitable for children ages 5-10. There is a $10 materials fee for this class. The class is limited to 12 children so please drop by the library to sign up. Or call 525-4411.

Shakespeare for Snowy Days returns in January...

Here it is October and time to be thinking of Thursday afternoons in mid-winter! Following last year's adventures with Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, we will investigate the Wars of the Roses, reading Henry VI part I, Henry VI part II and Henry VI part III and end our adventure with Richard III. The adventures of the amazing Edward IV are well covered in the Henry VI books.

If you need books, please order them well in advance from the Toadstool and please purchase Folger editions.

Class resumes on Thursday January 14th, 2010 from 2 - 4 pm. Class size is limited so please sign up at the library or call 525-4411. Thanks, as always, to Tibby Tobey for leading this program.


And did you know that we offer downloadable audios for free? Now even for iPods! Contact us at the library for the password, but check out the Overdrive website for their full library of audiobooks:

We also have a Kill-A-Watt device to measure how much electricity various appliances or devices use. Check it out!

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