Thursday, January 2, 2014

Library Events for January 2014

Thursday January 16th at 7:00 pm
Captivated by the People of the Himalayas

Join Kathy Bollerud and Jayant Hardikar as they take us on a journey to the Himalayas. Both were captivated by the people of the Himalayas since traveling there several years ago.  Not long afterward, Mr. Hardikar founded The Himalayan Education Foundation (HEF) which is dedicated to building strong communities through education, particularly of women and girls, in the Indian Himalayas. This past November Kathy and Jay returned to the Himalayas with local Dublin filmmaker Robert Moses to document the work the HEF is doing there. Dr. Kathy Bollerud is a psychologist and a member of the Board of Directors of HEF who lives in Harrisville. Jayant Hardikar is the Founder and President of the Board of Directors of HEF. He manages a Technology Program Management organization in the IT industry and resides in Peterborough. This program is free and open to all.

Thursday January 30th at 7:00 pm
Kin in Kenya!

Kin Schilling had always dreamed of going to Africa. This past October that dream came true on a two-week trip to Kenya with a Me to We program. Me to We offers trips that allow individuals or families to explore new cultures and give back through volunteer opportunities. Join Kin as she shares her adventure in Kenya. Kin Schilling is the founder and Farm to School Coordinator for the Cornucopia Project. She lives in Hancock with six sheep, two donkeys, 23 chickens and one dog. This program is free and open to all.

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

Tuesday January 7 at 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Block Party: LEGO® Fun

Join us for the afternoon and let your imagination run wild. Hands-on learning opportunity to explore how things work. LEGO® bricks are provided by the library. All ages welcome.

Thursdays in January at 10:30 am
Laptop Storytime

Walking and talking, this babies to toddler story time is an interactive program for all pre-schoolers 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.

Friday January 10 at 6:00 - 8:15 pm
Popcorn & a 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 determined by the group in attendance. Choices may include: City of Bones-Mortal Instruments, Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters or Despicable Me 2

Week of January 13 (date to be announced) at 3:15 – 4:15pm
Literary Winter Movie Series

This month’s winter movie “Epic” is based on the novel “The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs” by William Joyce. Transported to a magical world, a teenager is recruited to help the “Leafmen” save their existence- and–ours from the evil warriors.  See reviews online at  This movie is Animated, rated PG, and runs 102 minutes.

Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00-7:00pm
Paws to Read

A DOG in the library? Children reading storybooks to dogs – what could be cuter? But every day we’re learning that there is more than just a cute quotient when this happens. The smile on a child’s face, the wagging tail of the dog, the excitement of doing something different (even forbidden in some public places) proves there’s anticipation when it comes to reading in this setting. And that’s what it’s all about. Youngsters of all ages are not only learning to read, they’re looking forward to it. They’re learning to love to read!

So please welcome Toven and Mary Stefanik (his handler), Mozart and Nancy Benda (his handler) to the Hancock Town Library Paws to Read program. Mozart will be available to be read to once a month on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm and Toven will be available once a month on Saturday mornings. Sign up at the front desk or email Rennie at  Each child will read to their dog for 15 minutes. Parents are asked to bring their child to the library 10 minutes prior to the scheduled reading time. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment please call and let us know, so that we can notify any children on the waiting list.

THANK YOU!! A special Thank you to Megan Dodge and her parent volunteers for all their help in planning and implementing our Wreaths, Greens and Berries workshop. All involved, parents and children, had a spectacular time and created amazing ornaments and wreaths for the holidays with the generosity of greens donated by George Lohmiller.

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