Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 2010 Events

Happy New Year!

Please note that on Tuesday January 19th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm anyone age 18 and up will be able to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Free and open to all. This didn't make it into Hancock Happenings so be sure to spread the word!

Tuesday January 5th, 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Lego Club

Please note that Lego Club has changed from the first Thursday of the month to the first TUESDAY of the month due to scheduling conflicts. Lego Club is free and open to all elementary aged school children. Many thanks to Greg Cass and Anita Mendes for their contributions of Legos. We now have lots and lots of Legos!

Tuesday January 5th at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

We'll discuss the book Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, the story of Dr. Paul Farmer's life and his work in public health. Our next book will be Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross.

Wednesday January 6th at 7:00 pm
Morsebag Pod!

Come join the Hancock Morsbags Pod! We make reusable, light weight & strong cotton bags to hand out to the unsuspecting public. These bags are an excellent alternative to the plastic or paper dilemma and they are a good way to keep fabric out of the waste stream. We meet in the Daniels Room of the Hancock Library on the first Wednesdays of the month at 7pm. For more information, you can check out www.morsbags.com or call Tracy Stevens at 525-3067. You don't even have to be able to sew!

Saturday January 9th, 10:00 - 11:30
Second Saturday Arts with Melody Zahn Russell

Art classes for ages 5-10 will be offered in the Daniels Room on the second Saturday of the month through June by Melody Zahn Russell. Every class will have a story and demonstration before the actual art doing. There will be a mixture of drawing, watercolor painting and collage. The goals are to develop imagination and try different materials while developing skills. The atmosphere is creative, playful and fun! The theme will be green....respecting and loving the Earth. This is because I am very concerned with educating right living for climate healing and I believe artists bring creative solutions to new problems. I believe that the children want to have a healthy planet to grow up and thrive upon. Art and science are a powerful blend for solving social problems, for example riding a bicycle or using a clothesline, making projects out of found materials, sharing a ride, local food..are central themes to my stories. Please wear old clothes that will not mind paint, glue, etc...Jan 9, Feb.13, Mar 13, April 10, May 8, June 12 ~ mark your calendars now!! There is a materials fee of $15.00 per child.

Mondays beginning January 11th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Improv Club

Join us in the Daniels Room for some fun improv comedy games that will stretch your imagination, build acting skills, and help you learn to think on your feet. No experience is necessary - just come have fun! For middle school students in grades 5-8. Mondays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm -- January 11, 18, 25, and February 1. Space is limited to sign up at the library today or call us at 525-4411.

Thursdays beginning January 14th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Shakespeare for Snowy Days

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 size is limited so please sign up at the library or call 525-4411. Thanks, as always, to Tibby Tobey for leading this program.

Tuesday January 19th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Free H1N1 vaccine and blood pressure check!
Open to everyone age 18 and up.

Sunday January 24th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Artist's Reception ~ Paintings by Kimberly Kersey Asbury

Please join us to meet Kimberly Kersey Asbury and view her paintings, now on display in the Daniels Room. Ms. Asbury is an Assistant Professor at St. Anselm's College in Manchester. She has an MFA in painting from Boston University and was a Fulbright Fellow to Botswana. All are welcome.

If you like audio books, check out our free downloadable audios at
http://nh.lib.overdrive.com. Many thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town
Library for this service.

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