Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Library Events for November 2011

Tuesday November 1st at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

Join our discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Next month’s book is Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. Visit the book club any month you’re able. We’re open to all, we’re free, we’re friendly, and we read an eclectic mix of books. Join us!

Thursday November 3rd at 7:00 pm
An Introduction to Genealogy with Diane Gravel

Certified Genealogist Diane Gravel will teach effective methods of genealogical research. Having worked in the legal field for twenty years before becoming a full-time professional genealogist, Diane is no stranger to courthouse and government records. She has given lectures on a variety of topics for genealogical societies at the local, state and national level. She graduated with honors from the NGS home-study course, American Genealogy: A Basic Course. She also successfully completed courses in Military Records and Advanced Research and Methodology at the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham. She is also a graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR). Diane is currently working on the "1790 Families Project" for the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists. If you’re new to genealogy or well into it and have questions about further research please join us! Free and open to all.

Wednesday November 16th at 7:00 pm
A Piano in Every Room with Rosamond van der Linde

Rosamond van der Linde will be reading excerpts of her new book A Piano In Every Room. Rosamond van der Linde co-founded a music school unlike any other, blending love of music, love of people and a passionate commitment to education, and community service. A Piano In Every Room tells the astonishing tale of a family living in 42-room house with 34 pianos. The story includes Rosamond’s victory over childhood polio, while her husband, Rein van der Linde, survived the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. Their sheer courage created their destiny. Later, raising a remarkable musical family of seven pianists the parents shaped their own children’s lives, embraced their community, and grew into a cultural treasure for America, and friends around the world. For close to forty years the entire family has been involved in teaching piano, building the music school, and summer and adult camps, all of which have been covered by The New York Times and Forbes Magazine, as well as profiled on PBS and CNN News. The event is free and open to the public. For further details 603-525-4411.

Thursday November 17th at 7:00 pm
Are You Talking to Me? The Language of Cats & Dogs with Dr. Michelle Posage

Have you ever wondered what your pet was trying to say to you? Dog and cats are talking to us all the time, but unfortunately their message often is lost in translation. Miscommunication leads to poor training, behavior problems like aggressive behavior, and fatal blows to the human-animal bond. This review of canine and feline communication will discuss how dogs an cats use scent, vocalization, and body language relate to each other and to us. Dr. Michelle Posage enjoys talking about dogs and cats almost as much as she loves being around them. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with concentrations in neurobiology and animal behavior, also from MSU. She teaches small animal behavior in the Applied Animal Science department at Thompson School and is a practicing veterinary behaviorist at the Animal Medical Center of New England where she accepts referrals from other veterinarians and animal professionals to treat serious behavior issues in dogs and cats. Dr. Posage has published her research on animal shelter adoptions in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a contributing author for the books, Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff and Mental Health and Well-being in Animals. Subscribers enjoy her monthly Pet Column in the Nashua Telegraph. Free and open to all.

From the Children's Room…
Rennie Timm, Children’s Librarian

Tuesday, November 1 at 3:15 - 4pm

Join us for an afternoon snack and let your imagination run wild. Hands on learning opportunity to explore how things work. LEGO® bricks are provided by the library. Recommended for Elementary School students to Adults. This program will run through December 6, on the first Tuesday of every month. Registration recommended, please sign up in Children's Room at desk.

Thursdays, November 3,10 &17 at 10:30am

Walking and talking, this toddler story time is an interactive program for all pre-schoolers and their parents or care providers. We’ll share books, rhymes, songs, finger play & movement. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and literacy. At the end of the program, there will be playtime for parents and caregivers to share books, puzzles, or other literacy activities with their toddler. Dress comfortably as we will be sitting on the floor in the Children’s Room. This program will run through December 1, every Thursday morning. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime.

Tuesday, November 15th – After school from 3-4 pm

Calling all Middle Schoolers!!! Looking for a place to meet with your friends? Looking for fun activities to do with your friends? Would you like a voice in what happens at the Library for Young Adults? Then join us for PIZZA and conversation to brainstorm upcoming activities and events for pre-teens and teens. Recommended for grades 5-8. . Registration at Children's Room desk or email hancockkidlib@comcast.net Last minute drop-ins welcome.

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