Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Library Events for June 2013

Mondays at 9:00 am *NEW TIME*
Kripalu Yoga with Margaret Gurney

Join us for 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.

Thursday June 13th at 7:00 pm
In the Latin Quarter: The Story of the Dublin Art Colony with Edie Clark

Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) came to Dublin in 1888 and attracted such a constellation of artists that the term the Dublin Art Colony came into being, not then but nearly one hundred years later, in an effort to celebrate the deep artistic heritage of this small New Hampshire village. This whirl of artistic activity lasted for about sixty years – including artists such as George de Forest Brush, Joseph Linden Smith, Alexander James, Rockwell Kent, Richard Meryman, and Frank Weston Benson peopled the summer colony, which rose above Dublin Lake. When they weren’t painting, they were partying, mingling with guests such as Mark Twain, the cigar-smoking poet, Amy Lowell, Amelia Earhart, novelist John P. Marquand, John Singer Sargent and a host of others. The mystical beauty and magnetic pull of Mt. Monadnock, first recognized by Emerson and Thoreau, must have been at work then and remains to this day, as new artists continue to flourish in the shadow of this strangely renowned and much beloved mountain. Local author Edie Clark will deliver this talk which provides a thumbnail sketch of the eccentric Abbott Thayer (who was not only created spellbinding paintings but who was also the inventor of camouflage) as well as others of these Dublin artists, whose work can be seen in the MFA, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and as far away as The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Edie Clark is a longtime contributor for Yankee magazine and had given frequent talks on a range of subjects, throughout the region. She is the author of five books and her sixth, What There Was Not To Tell, has just been published. Free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday June 19th at 7:00 pm
Documentary Film: Chasing Ice

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Free and open to all.

Thursday June 20th at 7:00 pm
All Sins Forgiven ~ Poems For My Parents
Poetry Reading with Charles Coe

No relationship is more personal, yet universal, than that of parent and child. These richly detailed poems, begun as a way for the author to understand his own mother and father, connect readers with their own experiences in that most fundamental of relationships, and are poignant reminders that the lives of those closest to us sometimes offer the deepest mysteries. Recognized by Boston Magazine as “one of the finest poets in a place that has more than its share,” Charles Coe is known for his powerful readings and unusually warm and compassionate voice, and for poems that speak to the heart and mind as well as the ear. Author Marge Piercy writes, "Charles Coe's poems move and touch people. His voice is direct, honest, never forced or false in its note of intelligent humane awareness. His subjects are ones that involve the audience and attract the reader, things we want to read about and to which he brings his unique conversational but powerful voice. We hear and believe." Free and open to all.

Thursday June 27th at 7:00 pm
Australian Film Festival: Rabbit Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence is a powerful true story of hope and survival. At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers and integrate them into white society, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp. Molly and the girls, part of what would become known as Australia's "Stolen Generations," must then elude the authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile adventure along the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home. Free admission and popcorn thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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

Summer Reading Program is just around the corner! Dig Into Reading!

“JUST DIRT!” YOU SAY? DIG A LITTLE DEEPER AND YOU’LL DISCOVER THERE’S A WORLD OF INTERESTING THINGS BENEATH YOUR FEET. Readers of all ages will explore our underground theme this summer as the Hancock Town Library presents “Dig into Reading! This summer’s theme is all about things beneath our feet—our vast natural resources, the archaeological clues to our past, the fossil record, the animals that live there, the natural wonder of caves and human made tunnels, the world of myths and fantasy about fairies, elves, trolls and more. The 2013 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’ll begin June 24 and run through August 9, with a finale performance by Cold River Ranters, Dig into Roots Music Concert at 7pm. Sign up and enjoy our kickoff program on June 25th at 7pm with a live animal program called ‘Diggin Critters’. Stop in the library to pick up a flyer of summer events and your registration packet. Sign up is ongoing throughout June.

Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 &27 at 11:00 am
Laptop Toddler Storytime

Our goal is to foster an early love of books and literacy by providing a safe and nurturing environment for parents and caregivers to share books, puzzles, or other literacy activities with their child. Dress comfortably as you’ll be sitting on the floor in the Children’s Room. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm
Diggin’ Critters!

Upon entering the Daniels Room be on the lookout for LIVE burrowing and digging creatures; woodchucks, skunks, foxes, tortoises...even a digging snake and tarantula!
The Creature Teachers kick off our 2013 Summer Reading Program with their “Dig up a Good Book” performance. Flash the tortoise and Violet the groundhog along with other animals will be here to help us learn which creatures dig and why they do? Sign up for summer reading will begin at 6:45pm. Look forward to seeing children of all ages and the young at heart join us for a fun filled evening. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 pm
The first of our Family Summer Movie Series- “HOOT”

When the new kid in town discovers that a local population of burrowing owls are about to have their home destroyed, he teams up with the resident outcast and the school’s offbeat tomboy to take on the town to save the endangered owls. Packed with surprising twists, memorable characters and upbeat humor. FREE POPCORN and air conditioning to stay cool. Runs 90 minutes, Rated PG

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.

Coming in July….

Archery with Lucy Morris
The Dig into Reading Theatre Venture, a workshop with Jason Lambert
Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett
Mo Willems Party
Bedtime Stories, Music and Jammies with Ken Sheldon
Sibling Rivalry Workshop co-sponsored with the Grapevine
Teen Dig into Reading Camp
Music in My Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music sponsored by NH Humanities Council

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