Monday, September 13, 2010

Library Events for September 2010

Wednesday September 22nd at 7:00 pm
Facebook Basics: Safely Connect with Family & Friends

Somebody has probably already asked you, “Are you on Facebook?” If you’re not using this fun and useful tool, come learn how to get online to connect with children, grandchildren, and your friends from far away or long ago. If you’re already on Facebook, learn some new tips and tricks, and how to protect your privacy. Did you know email is dying or dead? Facebook is the easiest way to share photos, videos and news, and get a glimpse into the daily lives of those you care about. Christine Halvorson turned a successful career as a professional writer into a career as a professional blogger, one of the few in the country. She pioneered the use of blog technology for Stonyfield Farm in 2004. Since 2006, she has been advising companies and non-profits on using blogging, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with her own consulting firm, Halvorson New Media. She has lived in Hancock for 10 years with her husband, Ken Sheldon. For more information, call 525-4411. Free to all!

Saturday September 25th at 7:00 pm
Saturday Night in the Stacks!

Please join us for this open house celebration of the Hancock Town Library’s 150th birthday. The entire town is invited to party in the stacks with many of our local Hancock authors, including Howard Mansfield and Sy Montgomery, to mark our sesquicentennial. The Hancock community has generously supported the library since 1860 and continues to do so today. Let us thank you with a memorable library bash! We will not only be celebrating our birthday, but we will be going for the title of Loudest Library in New Hampshire (since the library director gets shushed by her patrons occasionally, we thought this was apropos). We’ll have a decibel reader there so please drop in by 7:30 pm for the making of the Great Noise! Refreshments will be served.

Thursday September 30th at 7:00 pm
Into The Wilderness with author Deborah Luskin

Author Deborah Lee Luskin will read from her highly praised first novel, Into The Wilderness. Following the reading, Luskin will be available to answer questions and sign books. Into The Wilderness is a tender romance between Rose Mayer and Percy Mendell, two appealing 64-year olds who have given up on finding love late in life. Set against the backdrop of Vermont’s changing seasons, Into The Wilderness is both a love story and a testament to the endurance of the human heart. Filmmaker Jay Craven calls Into The Wilderness, an “absorbing, affectionate, and often funny slice of early 1960’s Vermont life.” And Frank Bryan, co-author of Real Vermonter’s Don’t Milk Goats says, “Luskin knows Vermont. But more importantly she knows love. And she puts them together with honesty, fairness and courage.” Deborah Lee Luskin has been writing about Vermont life, past and present, since relocating from New York City in 1984. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught literature and writing to diverse learners, from Ivy League undergraduates to prison inmates. She is a Visiting Scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council, a freelance journalist, a skilled technical writer, and a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Into The Wilderness is her first published novel.

From the Children’s Room…

Wednesday September 22nd at 3:30
After School Bookmark Workshop for Kids of All Ages

Local artist Kim Cunningham will lead elementary-age children (and up) in a bookmark-making frenzy! The library needs lots and lots of bookmarks to give away for our 150th anniversary. Please help us make some beautiful bookmarks for our patrons. All are welcome. Materials & refreshments provided. Please call the library to register for this workshop as space is limited: 525-4411.

Thursday September 23rd at 2:30
Story & Craft Time for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Every Thursday at 2:30, beginning September 23rd join Britton in the Children’s Room for some favorite stories and a simple art project or craft.

Coming in October!

Little Baby Hour
The First Wednesday of every month from 2:00 to 3:00, beginning October 6th.
Babies and their caregivers are invited to the Children’s Room for social time. Drop in to play with toys, browse new books, and meet other babies in town.

Returning in October!

Lego Club for Elementary School Students
The first Tuesday of every month from 3:15 to 4:00, beginning October 5th.
Drop by and build something! A snack is provided.

Coming in October for adults so sign up today!

Elderhood and Mindfulness: A Four Session Workshop

This workshop will provide an opportunity to develop and use Mindfulness as a means to explore and honor the wisdom we have gained over the years. There is considerable research indicating that a regular meditation practice helps with the aging process and as we develop and maintain our practice, we
will be able to see what benefits are derived from this discipline.We will meet for four weeks mornings for two hours. During this time, we will practice and explore the value of Mindfulness mediation as we age and discuss relevant themes concerning eldering. No previous experience with meditation is necessary. Sessions will be held in the Daniels' room at the Hancock Library from 10:00 am until noon, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 2010. Please bring a mid morning snack a shawl or warm wrap and a cushion if you don't wish to meditate in a chair. Facilitators: Eleanor Cappa, B.A. is a massage therapist. Eleanor has worked with elders in a variety of capacities. Pamela Erdmann, M.Ed has taught Mindfulness Meditation for many years as a senior faculty person at the Center for Mindfulness at U. Mass Medical Center and more informally in the community. To register and for more information please call either Eleanor at 878-2945 or Pamela at 525-4424. Suggested fee for the workshop is $25.00 to cover facility and materials.

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