Thursday, October 1, 2009

Library Events - October 2009

LEGO CLUB starting Thursday October 1 from 3:15 - 4:15

We'll build with Legos on the first Thursday of every month beginning in October. Stop by the Daniels Room and build something! Suitable for elementary aged children. Snacks will be available. For more information call Britton Kennedy, our Children's Librarian, at 525-4411.

Tuesday October 6th at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

Join us in our discussion of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewksi. Next month's book is Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill.

Thursday October 15th at 7:00 pm
Responding to the Climate Change Challenge: Too Little, Too Late?

Climate change will be the focus of this talk (given earlier this summer at the Amos Fortune Forum) as former Monadnock Ledger publisher Ted Leach addresses this timely topic from an environmental, political and journalistic perspective. Ted Leach is co-chair of The Carbon Coalition, New Hampshire Citizens for a responsible energy policy.

Tuesday October 20th 2:30-3:30
The Nurse Is In!

Have your blood pressure checked and any health questions answered by a nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services. This is a free service offered quarterly here at the library by HCS Services.

Thursday October 22 at 7:00 pm
Harriet Wilson's New England with JerriAnne Boggis

In 1859, Harriet Wilson, a mulatto woman from New Hampshire, published a novel with the stated hope of earning sufficient money simply to survive. Instead, her novel Our Nig; or Sketches From the Life of A Free Black, became a powerful and controversial narrative that continues to touch and unsettle readers around the world. (The library has a copy of the book.) JerriAnne Boggis is the founder and Director of the Harriet Wilson Project and and is the director of diversity education and community outreach at the University of New Hampshire. As a community activist, Ms. Boggis has developed several community programs that dealt with history and race. These programs served to raise awareness of New Hampshire's diverse heritage and increase the visibility of Black history in the state. Ms. Boggis received her M.A. in Writing from Rivier College.

Tuesday October 27th at 7:00 pm
Friends of the Hancock Town Library Annual Meeting

Join the Friends as we celebrate another successful year! Many thanks to all our library Friends who help make the Hancock Town Library such a vibrant part of the community. Refreshments.

Friday October 30th at 7:00 pm
Spooky Stories Night with Gregory 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. Gregory turned professional 12 years ago; since then, he has been captivating audiences wherever he sets up shop. 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!

Did you know that we offer free downloadable audios, now compatible with your iPod? Stop by to find out more!

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