Thursday, July 11, 2013

Library Events for July 2013

Got Books??
Book Sale Friday August 16th & Saturday August 17th

Don't forget to donate books to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library's annual book sale - their biggest fundraiser! Now accepting used books, CDs and DVDs until August 10th. Please, no musty books, textbooks, outdated computer or medical books, or Reader's Digest condensed books. Other than that, we'd love your books! For more information or to have your books picked up, please call the library at 525-4411.

Monday July 15th at 7:00 pm
Working at the Word Factory: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Newspaper Journalist with Eric Poor

Reporter Eric Poor found himself flying in an antique WWII bomber one day and serving on a panel with a MAD magazine editor the next. He might be climbing a mountain in the snow to interview a man celebrating his 80th birthday and the next day be hitching a flight to Belize. His job as a journalist and photographer brought him countless adventures. Curiosity may have killed a cat but it makes a journalist’s motor purr. Eric Poor spent 17 years working as a reporter for the award-winning newspaper The Monadnock Ledger, now known as The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a twice-weekly community newspaper. During his newspaper career he won numerous writing awards from the New Hampshire Press Association (NHPA). Those eighteen awards include recognition for investigative reporting, education reporting, editorial writing, sports columns, serious columns, humor columns, spot news reporting, spot news photography, business reporting, and feature writing. He was twice named Columnist of the Year by the NHPA. Now retired from the grind and deadlines of newspaper reporting he is working on a novel and writes occasional poems. Free and open to all!

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

The Summer Reading Program is HERE!

“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. Save the date for our finale program, August 9, with a performance by Cold River Ranters, Dig into Roots Music Concert at 7pm. Stop in the library to pick up a flyer of summer events and your registration packet.

Thursday, July 11 and 18 at 10:00-11:30 am
Sibling Rivalry for Parents

As parents, we want so much for our children to get along. Sometimes they just don't! Come learn, share your struggles and successes, and get some new ideas about how you can support siblings as they grow up together. Join The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center's parenting educator Carol Lunan for a two session series "Sibling Rivalry".  FREE and open to all. Pre-Registration required by June 27. Please make your own childcare arrangements.

Monday, July 15 at 2:00 pm
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, July 16 at 1:00 pm
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.

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm
Music in my Pocket: Family Fun in Folk Music

Singing games, accessible “pocket instruments” like spoons and dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs and songs kids teach each other in the playground are all traditional in that they have been passed down the generations by word of mouth. They will all be seen, heard and learned as Jeff Warner visits 1850 or 1910 in a New England town, with families gathered around the figurative hearth, participating in timeless, hearty entertainment and, almost without the audience knowing it, teaches how America amused itself before electricity. FREE and open to all.

Wednesday, July 17 at 3:00 pm
Family Summer Movie Series-

Life is not picnic for Z, a small worker ant with some very big ideas and whose chances for winning the heart of the beautiful Princes Bala are literally one in a billion. Come watch the adventures of Z as he tackles the ruthless General Mandible who plans to liquidate the colony. FREE POPCORN and air conditioning to stay cool. Animated--Runs 84 minutes, Rated PG

Monday through Friday, July 22-26 from 1-3 pm
Beneath the Surface: For Those Who Wonder About the Lands Down Under

For this week of theatre adventure, we dare our imaginations to look beneath the surface of all sorts of things -- cosmic to microscopic to the great in between. 
“Wait.  All sorts of things?”
“Moss?  Fire pits?  Navel lint?  
“Parking lots?  Water towers?  The top of Mt. Monadnock?”
“Yes!  Plus honks, smells, brilligs, and other mysteries.”
“What kind of mystery is a brillig?”
“Come and find out!”
We will dig into unseen worlds by playing theatre games, doing improvisations, inventing characters, writing short plays, and designing and building costumes, sets, and props.  Enrollment limited to ages 8-17. Jason Lambert-instructor.  Pre-Registration required by June 27. Workshop fee-$15.00 HTL patrons, $25.00 non-resident HTL patrons.

Monday, July 22, 29 & August 5, 19 at 10:00 am
Archery with Lucy Morris (Executive Director of the NE School of Archery)

Back by demand….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. Enrollment limited to Ages 8+, class limited to 12 participants. Pre-Registration required by June 27. Fee $60.00 will cover all supplies and bows.

Tuesday, July 23 at 11:00 am
Teen Dig into Reading Hike, Lunch and Swim

Join Hancock Children’s Librarian Rennie Timm for a hiking adventure followed by a swim at Hancock Town Beach!  We will walk from the Library into the wilds of Hancock, reading excerpts from a classic adventure/survival tale.  When we reach a secret destination we will eat our picnic lunch as we finish reading the exciting climax of the story. Bring a bag lunch, bug spray, sun screen and a towel if you plan to swim.
Pre- registration required by July 15 . FREE

Wednesday, July 24 at 5:00 pm
Teen Week Movie & Ice Cream Social
“Journey to the Center of the Earth”

Based on the Jules Verne classic novel. On a hunch to find the center of the earth, Trevor Anderson, his nephew and their tour guide make a breakthrough discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey into the unknown. FREE SUNDAES Runs 92 minutes, Rated PG  Pre- registration required by July 15 .

Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 am
Teen Book Group

Teens are welcome to join us for a discussion of the book Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library front desk after June 21.

Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 pm
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.

Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm
Bedtime Stories & Jammies

Join us for an evening of bedtime stories. Children are welcome to come in pajamas and bring their favorite nighttime buddy.

Wednesday, July 31 at 3:00 pm
Family Summer Movie Series-
“Treasure Buddies”

Disney’s irresistible talking puppies are off to the ancient ruins of Egypt to explore a mysterious tomb—all in the search of the greatest treasure known to animalkind.
FREE POPCORN. Runs 93 minutes, Rated G

Upcoming in August (requires pre-registration):

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 by July 10.

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