Friday, February 28, 2014

Library Events for March 2014

Tuesday March 11th at 7:00 pm
Internet Safety Program for Parents

This internet safety presentation for parents is sponsored by the HES PTO. Speakers include Amy Kramer, librarian for the Conval School District, Celeste Craig, Technology Coordinator for Conval, and the Hancock Police Department. Free child care will be available at the Vestry for K to 4th grades.  For more information please contact Clare Varga at dvarga10@hotmail. com. 

Thursday March 13th at 7:00 pm
Sustainable Development in Africa with Alice Pel, PhD

Dr. Alice Pel is Professor of Animal Science at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Vice Provost at Cornell University. Many of her activities are related to the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), Cornell`s program for poverty alleviation and sustainable rural development for developing countries, which she directs. Most of her research focuses on tropical farming systems, with an emphasis on Africa and Asia. The centerpiece of her research is an interdisciplinary project on the relationship between poverty and environmental degradation in the densely populated Kenyan highlands. Understanding how farmers respond to decreases in soil fertility resulting in reduced crop and animal productivity is an important step in poverty reduction. Learn more about Dr. Pel's work in Africa. Free and open to all.

Thursday March 20th at 7:00 pm
NH Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel

NH's Poet Laureate, Alice B. Fogel will read and discuss some of her poems, explain her approach to putting readers more at ease with poetry, and share her plans for her Poet Laureate tenure. Alice Fogel's third book of poems, Be That Empty, was a national bestseller, and she is also the author of Strange Terrain, on how to become comfortable with poetry without even "getting" it.  A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and other awards, her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, and she has led workshops and programs around the state and elsewhere.  She is currently the Poet Laureate of NH, and hopes to connect more NH poets to more NH readers. Check out some of Ms. Fogel's books at the library! Free and open to all.

Thursday March 27th at 7:00 pm
Free Night Out ~ Dinner & A Movie!
Man in the Moon

Have dinner at the Community Supper and then join us at the library for the 1991 movie, Man in the Moon. Reese Witherspoon was 14 years old (the same age as her character) when she showed the world her acting talent as Dani (Danielle) Trant. Set in 1950s Louisiana, this coming-of-age drama follows a 14-year-old tomboy as she tries to cope with her budding sensuality and a rivalry with her older sister. Trouble begins to brew when the siblings fall for their dreamy new neighbor. Free admission and free popcorn thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Children’s Artwork featured this month in the Children’s Room on loan from the Fermata Arts Foundation in Avon, Connecticut. This exhibit will be on display from March 11 to March 28. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is a landlocked mountainous region which seceded from Azerbaijan in 1988.  Though there is a rocky truce between Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Nagorno-Karabakh is not recognized by the United Nations as an independent state. The Fermata Arts Foundation's mission is to aid in the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. The model for achieving this is through the synthesis of art, architecture, philosophy and poetry. The Corporation exists to promote and encourage true intercultural dialogue between countries, through which the representatives of different countries can discover shared values and spiritual commonality.

Mondays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Hatchet (co-sponsored with Harris Center for Conservation Education)

What if an afterschool club could save your life?! Join us for four Monday afternoons to learn how to build a fire, make a winter shelter, use a compass, collect water, and track animals. Hear the story of "Hatchet," Gary Paulsen’s classic tale about a young boy’s quest for survival in the wilderness. Bring your sense of adventure! This afterschool program is for children in Grades 3 through 6. This program is co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Hancock Town Library. Cost: $48 for Harris Center members/$60 for nonmembers Fee. For more information, contact Susie Spikol Faber at or (603) 525-3394.

Thursdays in March at 10:30 am (no storytime March 6)
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.

Tuesday, March 11 at 3:15 – 4:15 pm (Note this is the second Tuesday of the month)
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.

Thursday, March 13 at 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Crazy Bands…Rainbow Loom Club

Create your own bracelets, rings, necklaces….go wild with bright colored glow in the dark rubber bands. Crazy-rainbow bands will be provided, just bring your imagination and expertise to share with others. If you have your own loom, please bring it, as we have a limited number to share with the group.

Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 am - noon
PAWS to Read

Please welcome Toven and Mary Stefanik (his handler) to the Hancock Town Library PAWS to Read program. 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.
Wednesday, March 19 at 4:30 – 6:45pm
Movie & Popcorn 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 Hunger Games CATCHING FIRE or Ender Games (depends on which movie we have available). Check Library facebook page for updates.

Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 - 7:00pm
PAWS to Read

Please welcome Mozart and Nancy Benda (his handler) to the Hancock Town Library PAWS to Read program. 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.    

Tuesday, March 25 at 3:30 – 4:45pm
Literary Winter Movie Series

This month’s winter movie “Frozen” is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, and featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana, the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged, thrill-seeking mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. See reviews online at  The movie is animated, rated PG, and runs 85 minutes.

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