Got books? We’re still collecting your gently used books, dvds, and cds for our annual book sale until August 10th. Please, NO MUSTY BOOKS! Also, no textbooks, out-of-date law, medical or computer books, or Reader’s Digest condensed books. Thank you!
INDIEFLIX now available FREE to Hancock Town Library patrons! IndieFlix streaming video (in the comfort of your own home) is now available thanks to the Friends of the Library. Like Netflix but all independent films. Come into the library to get the super-secret password and then create your own account at: https://www.rbdigital.com/hancocktownlibnh/indieflix
Mondays from 9:00 – 10:15 am
Kripalu Yoga with Margaret Gurney
Join Margaret Gurney for a relaxing Kripalu yoga class in the Daniels Room. $15 to drop in, $60 for 6 classes paid in advance. Bring a mat and a blanket.
Thursday August 8th at 7:00 pm
Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera
Hancock resident Hillary Davis, who lived on the French Riviera for over 11 years, offers an insider’s look at this unsung cuisine and how it fits perfectly into a healthy lifestyle. Drawing on her years of living there, learning how to cook cuisine Niçoise from neighbors in her village, friends, chefs, and a host of characters she met and tells us about in the book, Davis brings the Niçoise culture and style of cooking healthy, fresh and always local to vivid life with her stories in each head note above each recipe: learning how to forage, harvest olives from the trees in her backyard, till a garden, buy fresh every day from local farmers and open-air markets, and spending Sundays cooking and eating with friends. Her cast of characters are out of a movie: Madame up the hill, her cooking mentor and opera lover; Dave, the wild Australian superyacht captain with a penchant for cooking; the village priest; Lady Sarah and her hens; Pamela’s ruby-studded stone house; meeting Simca Beck when a newlywed; as well as avoiding the wild boar that occasionally were herded down the hill past her front gate. More than a cookbook, CUISINE NIÇOISE is a tale, a story, a dream. It is a delight for armchair travelers and cooks, as Davis engagingly describes the villages around her, her favorite markets, where to find locally made pottery, village festivals, museums, and a way of life that many would love to experience. Free and open to all.
Friday August 16th 5:00-7:30 pm
Early Bird Book Sale
Join us for our Early Bird Book Sale! Current members of the Friends of the Hancock Town Library get in free, all others pay $10.00. Bring your friends – lots of great books and dvds this year!
Saturday August 17th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Get a great bargain at our annual book sale. The book sale will continue through Thursday August 22nd during library hours.
Wednesday August 28th at 7:00 pm
The History of Ragtime with Deborrah Wyndham
Through music and story, pianist Deborrah Wyndham shares the history of our nation's first 'pop' music: ragtime. Also the beginnings of jazz, ragtime has gone on to influence many other musicians and styles of music. With different ethnic musical influences and at first rejected by society for its unusual, syncopated rhythm and venues where it was played, ragtime
later on received wide acclaim and its popularity spread fast. Ragtime is an important part of our American musical heritage. Pianist/composer Deborrah Wyndham, who has given over 3,000 past performances, plays a wide variety of music from ragtime and other early jazz styles to original contemporary music. With appearances on FOX, NBC and ABC, listeners have described her playing as sounding like four hands. Deborrah performs regularly throughout the Midwest. This program is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Library.
From the Children's Room
Rennie Timm, Children’s Librarian
Reminder to all Summer Reading Program participants to turn in your reading logs by August 7th to qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing… Large plush tiger and “Sleep Like a Tiger” by Mary Logue or an IPod Touch.
Thursday, August 1 at 11:00am
Mo Willems Party
Join us for a celebration of his books: Knufflebunny, Elephant & Piggie, Cat the Cat books, all favorite children’s books written by Mo Willems. We will read aloud, play trivia and games based on the characters and stories. Dress up and come as your favorite Mo Willems character. FREE and open to all. Pre-registration required.
Monday, August 5 at 2:00pm
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, August 6 at 1:00pm
Open Play Lego or a Mystery Dig into Reading Craft
Let your imagination run wild and explore how things work with LEGO® bricks. Or let your artistic and creative abilities shine. Drop in for a mystery arts and crafts project.
FREE and open to all.
Wednesday, August 7 at 3:00pm
Family Summer Movie Series-
“James and the Giant Peach”
After a daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When he spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventures. Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book. FREE POPCORN Animated--Runs 79 minutes, Rated G
Friday, August 9 at 7:00pm
Dig into Roots Music Concert
Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Drawing!!!
Marek Bennett is back with The Cold River Ranters. The band combines an American-rootsy feel with dashes of third world seasonings… The melodies reflect various cultural traditions – Appalachian, Irish, Celtic Brittany, African, even South Asian – but the band’s original lyric writings are one-of-a-kind. Blood ‘n’ guts vocal stylings fuel the band’s high energy repertoire, balancing original inspirations with traditional roots. Think acoustic, think folksy, but anticipate an edge beyond. A night with the Cold River Ranters is always a celebration! FREE and open to all.