Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Library Events for February 2013

Saturday February 2nd from 11 am – 1 pm 
(Snow date Feb. 9th)
Pollinators – The Food on Our Tables with Jodi Turner

Keeping bees and offering local beekeeping instruction has been Jodi Turner’s passion for over 10 years. Her love of bees was sparked at an early age while working at Stonewall Farm in Keene. Jodi’s program will focus on beekeeping but she will also teach us about other pollinators in our gardens. Honeybees may be the best known pollinators but there are many others who help bring food to the table.  Jodi and her husband Dean own Imagine That HONEY! and live in Swanzey, NH. This program is free and open to all.

Wednesday February 6th at 7:00 pm
First Wednesday Book Club

Join us in the Daniels Room where we’ll discuss Louise Penny’s book, Bury Your Dead. Next month’s book will be Sixpence House by Paul Collins. Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside-to move, in fact, to the village of Hay-on-Wye, the "Town of Books" that boasts fifteen hundred inhabitants-and forty bookstores. Taking readers into a secluded sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through the creation of the author's own first book, Sixpence House becomes a heartfelt and often hilarious meditation on what books mean to us.  Copies of the book will be available at the front desk.

Tuesday February 12th at 7:00 pm
Songs of Love & Seduction: Opera Duets & Arias
Bring your Valentine to this special performance of opera duets all about love performed by two of the Monadnock Region’s most celebrated local performers. Bass-baritone Tom Cochran played brass and piano as a child, but has found real passion as a vocalist. He has sung with local and regional choruses and opera companies including Granite State and Raylynmor opera companies, Monadnock Chorus, and the New England Chamber Choir. Soprano Amy Knight has been a life-long lover of music. Amy has sung choral, comprimario and lead roles in the Monadnock region. She has also sung with many local choral groups, including the Norway Pond Festival Singers, Monadnock Chorus and the Peterborough Chamber Choir. This program is free and open to all.
Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 am -Noon
Edible Books Contest!

Yummy fun for everyone in our community!  Individuals or groups of all ages are invited to create something edible that is book related. Entries will be judged in the following categories: Youth (up to age 16), Adult, or Family. Entries can be made out of anything, as long as it is edible. Entries must be family-friendly. Registration is free!

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

Tuesday, February 5 at 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Block Party: LEGO® Fun
Join us for the afternoon and let your imagination run wild. Hands-on learning opportunity to explore how things work. LEGO® bricks are provided by the library. All ages welcome.

Thursdays in February at 10:00 am (NEW TIME)
Laptop Storytime

Walking and talking, this babies to 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.

Thursday, February 14 at 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Valentine’s with Michelle Russell
Create your own potato print Valentine and decorate an edible sweetheart treat. Registration required as space is limited, sign up in Children’s Room or by email, hancockkidlib@comcast.net

Friday, February 15 at 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Movie, Popcorn & Trivia Night for Tweens & Teens

Middle School and High School Students are invited to gather with friends, munch on popcorn & watch a movie together.  Our feature presentation will be determined by the group in attendance.

Saturday, February 16th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Story Walk (co-sponsored with Harris Center for Conservation Education)

Walk or snowshoe along a trail that tells a story at this year’s Hancock Winter Frolic. The story from the book Stranger in the Woods will be laid out along a trail for you to read as you go along. At the end of the trail, build your own snowman (snow permitting), and decorate it with delicious treats for the birds to enjoy in the cold winter days ahead. The trail will be open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norway Pond Nature Preserve on Depot Road in Hancock. Cosponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Hancock Town Library.  For more information, contact Susie Spikol Faber at 525-3394 or spikol@harriscenter.org.

Thursday, February 28 at 1:00-2:00 pm
Snow Sculptures

Come join us for an afternoon of snow sculpting. Can you create a snow look alike? Or do you have a favorite book character that you would like to build? Please bring your own snow decorating supplies with you. Meet us in the field behind the library back parking lot. Hot chocolate will be provided to warm us up.

Calling all adults and children age 10+ interested in ARCHERY, Lucy Morris, our summertime instructor will be back hopefully this Spring for another archery course. Call  Rennie, the Children’s Librarian for more information.
See Lucy on Chanel 9 the Chronicle

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