Wednesday August 6th at 7:00 pm
Fables vs. Forensics with Archaeologist Gail Golec
"Fables vs. Forensics" presents original research by local archaeologist, Gail Golec, pertaining to a set of human skeletal remains found in the 1880s in the town of Walpole, NH. Golec will present a case to test how the historical tale associated with those remains stacks up to the scientific and archival analysis. With some surprising and fascinating links to the region's tumultuous beginnings during The French and Indian War (1753-1764), this presentation will walk you through the violent events in Walpole in 1755 and how they relate to the human remains in question. Gail Golec received her B.S. in Anthropology from Mercyhurst College, in Erie, PA in 1999. While there, she also studied archaeology, physical and forensic anthropology. She has been a professional archaeologist for 15 years, primarily working in New England and is currently a Project Archaeologist for Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC., out of Stoddard, NH.
Monday August 11th at 7:00 pm
Chanel Bonfire with Wendy Lawless
A stunning memoir about an actress's unconventional, heartbreaking childhood with an unstable alcoholic and suicidal mother — a real-life Holly Golightly turned Mommie Dearest — and the unusual strength that allowed her to rise above it all. Chanel Bonfire depicts a childhood blazed through the refined aeries of The Dakota and the swinging townhouses of London, while the girls' beautiful but damned mother desperately searches for glamour and fulfillment. Ultimately, they must choose between living their own lives and being their mother's warden. Wendy Lawless is an actress who has appeared on television, in regional theater, Off-Broadway in David Ives's Obie-winning play, All in the Timing, and on Broadway, in The Heidi Chronicles. Her essays about being a mom in Hollywood, including "Whatever Happened to Musical Chairs?" have appeared in the local Los Angeles press. She lives in California with her screenwriter husband and their two children and visits her in-laws in Hancock frequently.
Friday August 15th 5-8 pm
Early Bird Book Sale
If you are a current Friend of the Hancock Town Library you may gain entrance to our Early Bird Book Sale at no charge. If not, there is a $10 admission fee. This is your best chance to get the cream of the crop of this year’s donations. Thousands of books on all sorts of topics for the best prices around: $2 for hardbacks, $1 for trade paperbacks and .50 for mass market paperbacks.
Saturday August 16th 9 am – 4 pm
Library Book Sale
Browse our tables and go wild choosing books. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library, the fundraising arm of the library. This is the only major fundraiser of the year so please come and show your support!
Monday August 18 through Thursday August 21
Book Sale Continues During Library Hours
Yes, that’s right, the book sale will continue in the Daniels Room during library hours during the week after Old Home Day. Come in and see what gems remain. You’ll be surprised at how many good books are left!
Sunday August 31st at 7:00 pm
Classical Indian Dance with Neela Zareen AT THE VESTRY!!!
Please join us at the Hancock Vestry for an evening of classical Indian dance with Neela Zareen of New York City. Dr. Zareen has been training in Indian classical dance for the past 15 years while at the same time obtaining her doctorate in neurobiology. Don’t miss this fascinating glimpse into another culture!
From the Children's Room
Rennie Timm, Children’s Librarian
Thursday, August 7 at 7:00pm
Magic show with Norman Ng
Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Drawing!!!
Back by popular demand, the amazing Norman Magic show features original music, audience participation and hilarious comedic situations. The show features never before seen magic, you won’t see a show like it anywhere else. All ages welcome.
FREE and open to all. ICE CREAM TREATS will be available after the show.
Reminder to all Summer Reading Program participants to turn in your reading logs by August 6th to qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing… Large plush dog and companion made by Anne Kenney- for our babes and preschoolers, “A Perfect Time for Panda” by Mary Pope Osborne and a large plush Panda- for our Kindergarten to fourth graders or an Kindle Fire for our Middle/High school students.
Tuesdays, August 5 at 3:00pm
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.
Wednesday, August 6 at 3:00pm
Family Summer Movie Series- Rio 2
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law.FREE POPCORN Animated--Runs 101 minutes, Rated G
Thursday, August 7 at 10:30am
Laptop Toddler Storytime
Our goal is to foster an early love of books and literacy by providing a safe and nurturing environment for parents and caregivers to share books, puzzles, or other literacy activities with their child. Dress comfortably as you’ll be sitting on the floor in the Children’s Room. No registration required, feel free to drop in anytime
Saturday, August 9 and August 23 at 11:00am
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.