Monday, June 30, 2014

Library Events for July 2014

THE BOOK SALE COMETH!!!  Don’t forget that the Friends of the Hancock Town Library’s annual book sale (and only major fundraiser) is coming up August 15th – 21st so we’re ready for your gently used books, CDs and DVDs! (Please, no musty books, outdated medical, legal or computer books, and no textbooks.) Call us at the library (525-4411) if you’d like one of our volunteers to pick up your items. Thank you!

Saturday July 19th 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Food, Glorious Food – A Celebration in Writing

The bounty of summer gardens and farmers’ markets; the sensory delight of flavor, texture, aroma and color; the rich associations, memories, and stories food conjures are all ripe for the picking in this creative experience. Join Leaf Seligman and Elizabeth Gordon, both writers, teachers of writing and culinary enthusiasts, in a wordplay adventure evoking gastronomic gladness. With simple prompts we’ll decipher the lessons of vegetables and pay homage to what nourishes and sustains us. Our writing time will be followed by a delectable sampling of savories and sweets. Cost is $35. Please register at the library or by calling 525-4411. Leaf Seligman joyfully lives a writing-centered life in Troy, New Hampshire. She teaches at Keene State College and offers writing experiences and guidance to groups and individuals.

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

Summer Reading Program is here!

This summer readers of all ages will explore the world we live in as the Hancock Town Library presents, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” This summer’s theme is all about science, technology, math, and engineering. The 2014 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. We’ll begin June 23 and run through August 7, with a finale performance by Norman Ng, the Magician at 7pm. Remember to turn in your reading raffle tickets for our weekly Monday prize drawings.

Thursdays in July at 10:30 am
Laptop Storytime

Walking and talking, this babies-to-toddler story time is an interactive program for all preschoolers and their parents or care providers. We’ll share books, rhymes, songs, finger play and 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.

Tuesdays, July 1 at 3:00 pm
Engineering with LEGO Bricks

The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, tall buildings around the world, how are they constructed? Can you design and construct a building out of LEGO blocks? How about a bridge? Is your bridge strong enough to hold 100 pennies? Take the challenge. All ages welcome.

Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 23, and 30 at 3:00 pm
Family Summer Movie Series

Check our website or facebook page for weekly movie listing.
FREE POPCORN and air conditioning.

Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 31 at 1:00 pm
Miss Melody Russell presents “Art meets Author”

Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mary Pope Osborne are just a few authors children love and adore. In this 6-week program, Miss Melody Russell will take children on a journey of artistic discovery using an assortment of art mediums linking an art form with an author’s writing/illustration style. Each week we will introduce a new author and a corresponding art form, such as watercolor or pen and ink, clay, masks or mobiles, collage, or recycled creatures. This program is for children ages 6-11. Participants are required to
pre-register, class size is limited.

Saturday, July 5 and 26 at 11 am
PAWS to Reading

The smiles on a child’s face, the wagging tail of the dog, the excitement of doing something forbidden (dogs in the library) provides a setting where youngsters of all ages are not only learning to read, they’re looking forward to it. They’re learning to love to read! Each child reads a book of their choice for 15 minutes to Toven, a Great Pyrenees. Pre-registration is preferred.

Tuesdays, July 8, and July 22 at 3:00 pm
Science Exploratorium

Are you curious? Science really comes to life when children have a chance to get their hands dirty, explore, observe and create. This summer we will discover and explore how things work, finding answers to the whys. In this one hour session we will engage in hands-on-science activities to explore the world we live in. Come prepared to get dirty and have fun. This program is for children ages 6-14.

Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 and July 29 at 12:30 pm
Merry Music with Miss Katy

This interactive 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.

Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00 pm
Rainbow Loom

Create your own bracelets, rings, necklaces….go wild with brightly-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. All ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 16 at 3:00 pm
Teen Movie & Ice Cream Social
“Back to the Future”

With the help of a wacky scientist, a young teen travels back to 1955 in a Delorean- turned time-machine. Once there, he meets his parents, still teenagers, but his presence throws things out-of-whack and he must ensure they fall in love and get married or else he'll never come to exist. Rated PG, runs 2 hours. Pre-registration preferred.

Thursday, July 24 at 4:30 pm
Bedtime Math Family Pajama Party

Playing with numbers can be a blast, for both kids and adults! From Slinkies to ninjas to finger-painting otters, Bedtime Math Problems get everyone laughing and math-ing. That’s what math should be about! So join us for an afternoon of family fun with numbers and shapes. Parents are encouraged to partner with their young children. This program is appropriate for ages 3-9. Pre-registration is recommended, space is limited.

WANTED: Classic old fashioned tea cups and saucers for our floral arranging program. Please drop donations off at front desk or on Children’s Librarians desk. Thank you for your contribution and support.

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