February 1 – 29
Leap Year Winter Reading Program for the Grown-ups!
Read, read, read library books (only!) during the month of February! Fill out a raffle ticket for every book you read and you’ll be eligible for fabulous prizes at the end of the month. How many books can the adults of Hancock read in 29 days??? Whoever comes closest to guessing that number wins a prize as well! Stop by the library to find out more. Ebooks and audiobooks count as long as they are downloaded from our library site: nh.lib.overdrive.com. Check out our progress on the library’s Facebook page (please come “like” us if you haven’t already): https://www.facebook.com/hancocknhlibrary.
Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club
We’ll be discussing William Martin’s Harvard Yard – join us if you’d like! Drop in for book club any month. March’s book will be The Call by Yannick Murphy – a very fun read. Copies will be available at the front desk. Funny and poignant without being mawkish or sentimental. I highly recommend it.
Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Kripalu Yoga with Margaret Gurney
Join us for beginning yoga with Margaret Gurney. A gentle, relaxing class – you’ll feel better afterward! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Cost is $10 per session. Register by calling the library at 525-4411.
Friday February 17th at 7:00 pm
Friday Foreign Film Fest
Join us for Reprise, another in the Friends Friday Foreign Film Fest series! From one of the producers of the Academy Award-winning No Country for Old Men (Best Picture, 2007) comes this critically acclaimed, postmodern Norwegian coming-of-age story. Reprise follows two aspiring novelists and lifelong friends journeying down different paths after one’s first novel receives wild acclaim and the other a pile of rejection slips. Filled with infectious energy, filmed in French New Wave style and featuring a stellar young cast, Reprise is an extraordinary film you’ll want to experience again and again. Free admission & popcorn thanks to the Friends of the Library.
From the Children's Room...
Rennie Timm, Children’s Librarian
Thursdays, February 2,9,16 & 23 at 10:30am
LAPTOP TODDLER STORYTIME & SIMPLE CRAFTS
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, February 7 at 3:15–4:15pm
BLOCK PARTY: LEGO® Fun for Kindergarten through Second grade
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. This session is for early elementary children. Registration recommended, please sign up in Children's Room.
Wednesday, February 8 at 3:00-5:00pm
TO BUILD A FIRE: SNOWSHOE HIKE
Join Harris Center Naturalists Susie Spikol Faber and Jenn Sutton and Hancock Children’s Librarian Rennie Timm for a snowshoe adventure! We will snowshoe from the Library into the wilds of Hancock, reading excerpts from the classic adventure/survival tale To Build a Fire by Jack London as we go. When we reach a secret destination we will build our own small fire, in the deep winter cold, and roast ourselves some s’mores as we finish reading the exciting climax of this story. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for this reading adventure as we will be returning to the library in the dark. Program for Middle School Aged Children. Call the Library at 525-4411 to register. Co-sponsored with the Harris Center for Conservation. Free. Let us know if you need to borrow a pair of snowshoes. We have plenty available.
Friday, February 10 at 6:00-8:00pm
PIZZA & A MOVIE TEEN NIGHT
Middle School and High School Students are invited to gather with friends, munch on pizza & watch a movie together. Film title to be determined by group in attendance and staff, please call for available titles. Registration recommended- call, email or sign up in Children’s Room. FREE
Tuesday, February 21 at 3:15–4:15pm
BLOCK PARTY: LEGO® Fun for Third and Fourth graders
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. Middle School students welcome. Registration recommended, please sign up in Children's Room.
Monday, February 27 at 2:30-4:30pm
OPEN PLAY: GAMES @ YOUR LIBRARY!
Open Play is just that. Gaming of any kind; whether it is board games, card games, video games, role-playing games, or any other kind of game you can imagine, we'll play it. We'll provide a different variety of games for you to play; you’re welcome to bring in your own games to share with the group. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime.
Wednesday, February 29 at 2:30-4:30pm
VACATION WEEK MOVIE
Come join us for a mid week movie with your friends and family. On the big screen we will be showing recently released Dolphin Tale. Popcorn will be available to all. No registration required.