Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Library Events for May 2012

Don’t forget that we have a Nook to lend anytime. Talk to Amy about the details. And a Kindle Fire is coming soon!
Tuesday May 1st @ 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

Join us as we discuss My Life in France by Julia Child. You never know, there might be some boeuf bourguignon!

Wednesday May 9th @ 7:00 pm
Cleaning Up – When An Elderly Hoarder Departs and You’re Left Holding the Bags

The elderly father of a good friend of Peterborough resident Jim Van Valkenburgh was placed into an eldercare facility many states away from his home of 57 years.  Jim was chosen to head up the emptying of the extremely cluttered home.  In the four weeks of this project many lessons were learned about hoarder psychology, sifting through trash for valuables and pieces of family history, large scale recycling, 20 yard dumpsters, the Salvation Army, Craig's List, "metal cruisers", used book stores, and consignment shops. Jim Van Valkenburgh is past President of the Peterborough Historical Society, currently VP of Sales & Marketing at Froling Energy, and an active member of the Peterborough Kiwanis Club. Free and open to all.

Wednesday May 10th @ 7:00 pm
Two Old Friends Mac McHale & Emery Hutchins

Fishtraks recording artists, Two Old Friends are back by popular demand. Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, original founders of Northeast Winds, are once again delighting audiences young and old with music from Ireland, the mountains, and the sea. With banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran, octave mandolin, and heart-warming vocal harmonies, Two Old Friends tell a story in music of how immigrants came to this country from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain, bringing their melodies and instruments; and they show how the old time country ballads of the  Appalachians are rooted in these tunes. A Two Old Friends performance will give you plaintive ballads and foot-stomping shout tunes; soaring mandolin solos, gospel sing-alongs, and story-telling.  There is something for everyone. Free and open to all thanks to a grant from the NH Humanities Council which nurtures the joy of learning and inspired community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. Don’t miss this one!

Friday May 18th @ 7:00 pm
Friends Friday Foreign Film

This month’s film is Central Station, a moving Brazilian film from 1999.  “In the opening scenes of Central Station, colorful crowds of Brazilians stream into and out of a Rio de Janeiro train, pushing through doors and windows. You're immediately pulled into the brutal vitality of a nation in motion, setting the tone for a picturesque road movie that charts Brazil's renaissance in a little boy's search for his father and an old woman's emotional reawakening.” -- Kathleen Murphy, Amazon.com  Free admission & popcorn thanks to Friends of the Library!

Coming June 7th – an evening of Ella Fitzgerald!

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

Thursdays, May 3,10,17,24 & 31 at 10:30am
Laptop Toddler Storytime
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, May 1 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. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime.

Tuesday, May 8 at 3:15-4:30pm
Potato Printing for First through Fourth Grade with Melody Zahn Russell

Come and discover wonderful prints that are possible to create with potatoes! We will have a demonstration and then print Mother’s Day cards. Mrs. Russell’s POTATOES! Space Limited.  Registration  REQUIRED, call, email or sign up in Children’s Room.

Friday, May 11 at 6:00-8:00pm
Pizza & a Movie Night for Teens

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  REQUIRED, call, email or sign up in Children’s Room.

Tuesday, May 15 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. No registration required, feel free to drop in

Tuesday, May 22 at 3:15-4:15pm
Springtime Make and Take

Share a story and embrace the spirit of the spring season. A variety of  simple & fun garden projects to choose from.  Recommended for elementary and middle school students. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun with younger children.  Registration  REQUIRED, call, email or sign up in Children’s Room.

Wednesday, May 23 at 2:45pm
Teen Advisory Group Summer Meeting

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

Thursday, May 24 at 10:30am
The Parenting Circuit

Join us for a traveling series on the joys and challenges of raising children with parenting educators, Carol Lunan & Wendy Hill. Bring your questions and stories to the discussion. This program is a joint partnership with the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center. Child care will be provided for toddlers.

Volunteers Wanted: have a special skill or talent you would like to share with young children or teens, contact the Children’s Librarian. Ideas that come to mind- yoga instructor, theatre, writers, artists, chess players, etc.

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