Thursday, July 12, 2012

Library Events for July 2012

Please welcome Theresa Earle as our new front-desk clerk on Saturdays. We hope to see Britton Kennedy, who staffed the library on Saturdays for many years, in the library as a patron with her son Van and new baby sister or brother come December!

Veggie Swap on Tuesdays @ the Hancock Town Library

Don’t forget! If you have a little too much of something (vegetables) in your garden this year, bring some (not too much!) of the extra to the library on Tuesdays (we’re open from 10 – 7). Others may be looking for just that thing. Radishes and greens in late spring, peas in July, zucchini and cukes in August – whatever! We’ll put them on the front desk and see what happens. If no one needs them, we’ll make sure the extras get taken to the food bank in Peterborough. Thank you!

Summer Reading Program for the Grown-Ups!

The Hancock Town Library is hosting our first ever Summer Reading Program for Grown-ups! The theme this year is Between the Covers. We’ll start June 18 and run through August 3, same as the Summer Reading Program for the children. For every LIBRARY book you read (this includes downloadable audios or ebooks that you get from the library’s Overdrive site online) you can enter a raffle for great prizes such as dinner at the Hancock Inn, a massage from New-Life Massage & Bodywork, and a gift certificate to Fiddleheads CafĂ©. Let the reading begin!!

Free Audio & eBooks available online for Hancock Town Library patrons at Stop by or call for the super-secret password. And don’t forget that we have a Nook to lend. We download the book you want, you take it home for two weeks. Come in and try it out!

Tuesday July 24th, 2:00-3:00
The Nurse Is IN!

The Nurse Is In clinic is one of the free wellness programs offered by Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, a United Way agency. Four times a year a nurse from HCS Services visits the Hancock Town Library. Have your blood pressure checked or ask the nurse about high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other health concerns. Free and open to the public.

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

Summer Reading Program is HERE!

CALLING ALL DREAMERS! Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Hancock Town Library presents “Dream Big—READ! This summer’s theme is all about things nocturnal—dreams, stars and planets, bats, owls, spooky stories, and more. The 2012 Summer Reading Program is free and open to children of all abilities, babies through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to Me-portion of the program. We have begun and will run through August 3, with a finale performance by Norman Ng, the Magician at 7pm. Stop in the library to pick up a flyer of summer events and your registration packet.

Monday through Thursday, July 9-19 from 1-5pm
The Dream Big Theatre Venture


In this theatre workshop, students are encouraged to dream big as they individually and collaboratively chart their own course for theatre adventure. Theatre games, character work, improvisation, script writing, clowning, play and scene study, costume, set, and prop design, like points on a compass, all these activities signal exciting creative steps on the theatre making path. Drawing from a bevy of theatre magic and tradition, students will be asked to let their curiosity and imagination map their course for the workshop. Students will both individually and as a group discover new territories, if not worlds, of theatre. And at the end of the workshop, they will share their treasure with an invited audience. What does it mean to dream big and make theatre? Attend the workshop and find out! Enrollment limited to ages 8-17. Pre-Registration Required. Workshop fee-$20.00 HTL patrons, $30.00 non-resident HTL patrons.

Wednesday, July 11 at 2:30pm
“A Duck Called Ugly” by Peterborough Players

Preview , all ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 11 at 3:00pm
Family Summer Movie Series-

“Good Night Gorilla” & “Stellaluna”
Classic children’s bedtime stories.
FREE POPCORN and air conditioning to stay cool.
Runs 97 minutes, Rated G

Thursday, July 12, 19, 26 at 10:30am
The Parenting Circuit & Storytime

Join us for a 6 week series on the joys and challenges of raising children with parenting educator, Nancy Macalaster . 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. Pre-Registration Required. Workshop fee-$25.00

Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 & August 2 at 9:30am
Archery with Lucy Morris
Executive Director of the NE School of Archery

This program will focus on teaching basic archery skills. Archery is a life skill that improves concentration, hand-eye coordination and student self esteem. This is a 4 week, course. Pre-Registration Required. FEE $60.00 will cover all supplies and bows. Ages 8+, class limited to 12 participants. REGISTER TODAY!

Wednesday, July 18 at 3:00pm
Family Summer Movie Series–
“Monster House”

The spooky shadows and eerie creaking of a rickety old house are brought to life in this thriller.
Runs 91 minutes, Rated PG

Monday, July 23 at 3:00pm
“Shadows in the Night” - Mariposa Museum

Explore the folk art form of shadow puppetry. We’ll take a look at the Museum’s collection of shadow puppets, learning a bit about their history. Watch a small shadow puppet show and create your own shadow puppet to take home. Ages 4+

Wednesday, July 25 at 3:00pm
Family Summer Movie Series-
“Castle in the Sky”

A fantasy-adventure inspired by "Gulliver's Travels”.
Runs 125 minutes, Rated PG

Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00pm
Artist in Residence

Are you creative, love the arts, come join us for an afternoon of make-and-take projects.


Friday, August 3 at 7:00pm
Magic show with Norman Ng

The Norman Magic show features original music, audience participation and hilarious comedic situation. The show features never before seen magic, you won’t see a show like it anywhere else. All ages welcome.
Mountain Treats Ice Cream will be available after the show….YUM!

Middle School & High School Student Programs:

Ghost Hunting and Stories
Franken Toys
Ghost Stories:Writing Workshop
America’s Next Top Monster
Duct Tape club

Teens and Tweens check our website for details of up and coming events or email Rennie at

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