Thursday, June 2, 2011

Library Events for June 2011

June is International Month at the Hancock Town Library! We’ve got programs about Iran, Australia, and the Antarctic, not to mention a FREE belly dancing workshop on June 11th (thanks to the Friends of the Library). You won’t want to miss any of it so mark your calendars!

Tuesday June 7th at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

We’ll be discussing Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye at the last book club meeting of the season. We’ll take the summer off to read at the beach – see you in September for more fabulous reads!

Thursday June 9th at 7:00 pm
Travel to Iran with Jean Rosenthal

Join retired pediatrician Jean Rosenthal as she takes us on a journey to Iran. Her March 2011 trip to Iran brought many surprises. The country was physically gorgeous, its cities filled with magnificent Islamic architecture with fabled archaeological sites such as Persepolis nearby. These will be briefly illustrated in a slide show. But five months of study for the trip left her unprepared for the people, their openness and outspoken opinions. A true eye-opener! Jean Rosenthal is a retired scientist and pediatrician, who has traveled extensively, including many medical missions in Asia and Latin America. The ancient Silk Road has been a passion, starting with a trip over the Kharakoram into Xinkiang more than 20 years ago. She lives in Harrisville (but is a card carrying member of the Hancock Library!).

****Saturday June 11th at 3:00 pm****
****Belly Dancing Workshop!!*******

Join Evelyn Monks for an oriental dance class on Saturday June 11th at 3:00 pm. All ages and attitudes are welcome. The class will provide some cultural history regarding the dance as you sample its variety of movement. Dress in comfortable, low-waist pants or long skirt. Clothing should allow for stretches. Any fabulous gypsy or cabaret-style adornment is encouraged. Following the class will be an open dance party with a performance by Evelyn. Attendees are encouraged to bring along middle eastern food to share as well as a song they just can't resist dancing to on cd or their ipod. Evelyn Monks has been a professional dancer for over 15 years; she has performed for Afghan warlords, elementary school kids, diamond dealers, and bewildered dinner guests. As artistic director of The Turkish Delights, she merged feminism with barroom belly dance. Her extensive training includes: American Cabaret, Modern Egyptian, Turkish, the Bharatanatyam of India, and Tribal Fusion. She has given lectures on the history of oriental dance and has been a private and group instructor for over ten years. More information can be found on her website:

Thursday June 16th at 7:00 pm
Exploring Australia with Allison Kerwin & Steve Pope

Come along on a year-long adventure up and down and across Australia with Hancock residents Allison Kerwin and Steve Pope. Allison and Steve took thousands of amazing photographs – and we get to see the best! You won’t want to miss this personal look at the land down under.

Tuesday June 21st at 7:00 pm
Life in the Antarctic with Molly Anderson

Each October, Hancock native Molly Anderson of Hancock makes a southward migration to a sunnier (but colder) climate - in Antarctica. For the last three years, she has worked during the austral summer season at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, the American-run scientific research base. Through her work in science support, she helps the researchers at the station with the logistical challenges of working in one of the coldest and most remote places on Earth. Join us to see pictures and hear tales of life at the bottom of the world.

From the Children’s Room…

Tuesday June 7th from 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Join us for the last meeting of the school year! Snack is provided.

Saturday June 11th from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Second Saturday Arts ~ Felting

All 5 – 12 year olds are invited to come and enjoy a creative morning with Melody Zahn Russell. This month’s project is felting. Call 525-4103 or stop by the library to register for this class in advance. $15 fee.

Tuesday June 28th at 2:30 pm
Story & Craft Time for Preschoolers & Kindergartners

Join Miss Britton in the Children’s Room for some favorite stories and a simple art project.

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