Tuesday, December 6, 2011

From the Library…

Have you been wondering about what it’s like to read an ebook? Well, wonder no more! The library’s Nook is up and running and ready to be checked out. It’s the very basic Nook but it will give you a chance to see how it feels to you. You might also want to check out three articles posted on our website here. Each article compares the various tablets out there: Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, iPad, etc. And don’t forget that the Hancock Town Library is on Facebook – please visit our page and “like” it!

Friday December 16th at 7:00 pm
Friday Foreign Film Fest!
Les Gout des Autres (The Taste of Others)

Agnes Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy "Berenice" in order to see his niece play a bit part. He is taken with the play's strangely familiar-looking leading lady Clara Devaux (Anne Alvaro). During the course of the show, Castella soon remembers that he once hired and then promptly fired the actress as an English language tutor. He immediately goes out and signs up for language lessons. Thinking that he is nothing but an ill-tempered philistine with bad taste, Clara rejects him until Castella charms her off her feet. As the Washington Post wrote, “The Taste of Others [is] a worldly-wise, compassionate and charmingly acted Gallic comedy...” Free admission & popcorn thanks to Friends of the Library!

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

Thursdays, December 1st and 8th 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. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime.

Tuesday, December 6th 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.. Registration recommended, please sign up in Children's Room.

Wednesday, December 14th at 3:15 - 4pm

Fun holiday crafts for all ages. Enjoy a snack while listening to holiday MUSIC and embrace the spirit of the season. Recommended for elementary and middle school students. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun with younger children. Registration at Children's Room desk. Last minute drop-ins welcome.

The library would like to request donations of gently used puppets, wooden puzzles, board games, or toys for toddlers. Please drop items off in the Children’s Room. Thank you!

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