Monday, September 30, 2013

Library Events for October 2013

Food for Overdues! Don't forget that you can drop off food items for local food banks here at the Hancock Town Library (whether or not you have overdue books).  Here are some items that have been requested: canned items like beef stew, chunky soups, chicken noodle & tomato soups; veggies (peas, corn & beans are popular); fruit (fruit cocktail is most popular); peanut butter and jelly; jello (all kinds, including sugar free); macaroni & cheese; spaghetti & sauce; pancake mix; tuna; and oatmeal. Many thanks to our volunteers who take the food to Peterborough.

Mondays at 9 am ~ Ongoing in the Daniels Room
Yoga with Margaret Gurney

Come relax and get toned while doing Kripalu yoga. Bring a mat and a blanket. Cost is $15 for drop-ins or $60 for 6 classes.

Wednesday October 2nd at 7:00 pm
It’s Austenaganza with the First Wednesday Book Club!

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s book, Pride & Prejudice. To mark this significant milestone the First Wednesday Book Club will be reading and discussing Pride & Prejudice for their first meeting of the year on October 2nd at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to join in the discussion (no need to commit to the book club for any length of time – drop-ins are always welcome). Multiple copies of the book are  available at the front desk – just come in and ask for one!

Thursday October 10th at 7:00 pm
The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns with John Porter

The evolution of barn architecture tells the story of New Hampshire agriculture. Barns changed from the early English style, to Yankee style, to gambrel and then pole barns to accommodate the changing agriculture. Take a chronological walk through time, with photo illustrations of barns around the state that are examples of these eras of agricultural history. John Porter was raised on a dairy farm in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  He graduated from UNH with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science; then went on to get a Master’s Degree from Cornell University in Animal Nutrition and Farm Management; and later got another Master’s Degree from Bob Jones University in Education Administration. He served as a Dairy Specialist for the UNH Cooperative Extension from 1974 until his retirement in 2006. In 2001, he co-authored the book “Preserving Old Barns”; in 2007, was editor and contributing author of “The History and Economics of the New Hampshire Dairy Industry”; and in 2011 was contributing author of “Crosscurrents of Change”, an updated history of Concord, NH. This program is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Thursday October 24th at 7:00 pm
Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti Ecosystem Safari with Hank Huber

Join Hank Huber on a photo tour in Tanzania to the Roof of Africa. The 6 day accent takes us through 6 climatic zones from the jungle environment of the 6000’ elevation trail head to the fabled snows of Mt Kilimanjaro’s summit at 19,340’. We experience the valley of the weird plants, accent of the Baranco Wall and views of the melting glaciers. The climb was capped off by an incredible 4 day wildlife safari through the Serengeti Plains and the Ngorongoro Crater to view large numbers of lions, leopards, thousands of zebras, rhinos and elephants. Hank is a long time resident of Hancock and is an avid mountain climber/biker.  He has climbed several of the highest mountains in the lower 48 states. This program is free and open to all.

Wednesday October 30th at 7:00 pm
Film: Do the Math

The Monadnock Citizens Issues Project presents the film, Do the Math.  Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben, among others in this film, reveals why rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is such a pressing problem, and to help preserve our planet, how we only need to understand three numbers to recognize the urgency and immediacy of addressing it and how it effects climate change. Author and activist Anne Ipsen will facilitate a discussion after the film. Free & open to all.

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

Tuesday October 1 at 3:15 - 4pm
Block Party: LEGO® Fun
Hands-on learning opportunity to explore how things work. LEGO® bricks are provided by the library. This program will run through December 3, on the first Tuesday of every month. All ages welcome.

Thursdays in October at 10:30am (NEW TIME)
Laptop Storytime

Walking and talking, this babes to toddler story time is an interactive program for all pre-school children 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.

Wednesday October 9 at 3:15 – 4:15pm
Young Readers Book Club

Pick up your copy of “Swindle” or “Chained” at the library front desk. Read on your own and come share your thoughts and insights about the book you read. Help us choose next month’s book at our meeting.

Swindle (Mar 2008)
By: Korman, Gordon
After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's failing invention, the SmartPick fruit picker.  Recommended for ages 8-12.

Chained (May 2012)
By: Kelly, Lynne, 1969-
To work off a family debt, ten-year-old Hastin leaves his desert village in India to work as a circus elephant keeper but many challenges await him, including trying to keep Nandita, a sweet elephant, safe from the cruel circus owner. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Friday October 18 at 5:00 – 7:00pm
Movie 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 “Pitch Perfect”. The only thing the girls of Pitch Perfect have in common is how good they sound when they sing together. Will their all-new mash-ups be enough to take them to the top of the college music competitions???

Thursday October 24 at 10:30am
Merry Music for Kids with Miss Katy

This program combines the joy of singing with action-oriented activities. Puppets and live music with the accompaniment of the baritone ukulele, mandolin, banjo and various percussion instruments create a fun filled show for children ages 2-6.

Wednesday October 30 at 2:45-4:15pm
Night Shivers- Vampires, Zombies, Ghosts and Monsters

Fun Halloween crafts and activities for all ages. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. All ages are welcome.

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