Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Library Events for September 2013

Many thanks to all who made this year’s book sale another great success. So many people are involved in the book sale that it is difficult to thank them all individually. Many thanks to our book sale coordinators, Jane Richards-Jones, Donna Geer, and Nancy Daniels. And a heartfelt thank you to the countless volunteers who sorted, packed, moved, stacked, moved again, unpacked, set up, and sold over 500 boxes of books donated by our community. We couldn't do it without you.

Austenaganza at the Hancock Town Library! 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 now available at the front desk – just come in and ask for one!

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.

Thursday September 26th at 7:00 pm
What There Was Not to Tell with Edie Clark

In What There Was Not to Tell, Edie Clark sets out to fill in the details of the gaping hole that was created in her family’s life by the death of a man she never met. What she discovered is a riveting story that is both tragic yet somehow triumphant, uniquely personal yet universal. This is a surprising and thoroughly compelling tale of how a single casualty of war can set off chain reactions of heartbreaking loss, undying love and unshakable loyalty across multiple generations. At the same time, it is an incredible piece of family detective work that keeps taking unexpected twists and turns. Edie Clark has written extensively about New England in award-winning feature stories for Yankee magazine for more than thirty years. She has been a Fellow at The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook Writer’s Colony, and was Visiting Writer at Northern Michigan University. She has taught writing and journalism in the MFA program at Emerson College as well as in the undergraduate program at Franklin Pierce University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This program is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library.


Don’t forget that as a patron of the Hancock Town Library you have access to free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks through Overdrive and movies via IndieFlix. For more information just ask for the super-secret passwords at the front desk. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for making these possible for us!

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


Our Grand Prize winners were Benjamin Poisson who claimed the large stuffed tiger and the book Sleep Like a Tiger and Isabelle Rigrod was the recipient of the iPod Touch. Congratulations!

This year’s summer reading program had 87 children participating, with over 690 hours logged in and accounted for. Great job, keep on reading!!!

The Summer Reading program highlights include: Artist Marek Bennett publishing a collaborative comic book with a group of creative participants , a Mo Willems Party, an event that included yummy Pigeon cupcakes, pin the tail on Knufflebunny, story time and an assortment of other fun filled activities, Ken Sheldon hosted an evening story time complete with original songs, Music in my Pocket sponsored by the NH Humanities Council had us all clapping and foot stomping to folk songs. Archery, Theatre and a Sibling Rivalry Course co-sponsored with The Grapevine were back again by popular demand. Our finale performance by ‘The Cold River Ranters’ involved lots of audience participation, including a stroll across the street to the Hancock Market for ice cream.

A special thank you for all the support and contributions that made our summer program possible: Friends of the Hancock Town Library, Hancock Town Market, Fiddleheads and the Hancock Woman’s Club.

Just arrived are plenty of new books for all ages. Come in and check out the new titles.

No comments: