Have you checked out our new online catalog? Go to hancock.biblionix.com. Latest fun thing that you can do from home is to write and post a review of a book or movie. Click on the title, then scroll down until you see a tab that says either REVIEW THIS TITLE or SHOW REVIEWS, which will then reveal a REVIEW THIS TITLE tab. Won’t it be fun to share your opinions and see what others in town think about various titles? We’re hoping both adults and children will write short reviews. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call and ask Amy at 525-4411.
Monday March 9th from 5 – 7 pm
Topic of the Month: Hunting! with State Representative Jon Manley
Join State Rep. Jon Manley (Hillsborough County District 3: Bennington, Greenfield, Hancock) as he talks about current legislation having to do with hunting. Please feel free to bring questions or concerns about other issues as well. Free and open to all.
Wednesday March 18th at 7:00 pm
Extreme Coupon Workshop with Kim Bergeron of Extreme Coupon Professors
Learn where to get coupons, how to read coupons, what the coupon policies are for stores, and how to use coupons most effectively for grocery and drugstore shopping. Ms. Bergeron will also cover how to stock up without hoarding! Kim Bergeron has taught thousands of families how to save money using coupons. Extreme Coupon Professors has been a contributor to WMUR and has been featured in the Concord Monitor. Free (no coupon required at your public library!) and open to all.
Tuesday March 31st at 7:00 pm
The American Cider Renaissance with Ben Watson
Americans in huge numbers are discovering the pleasures of alcoholic or “hard” cider, yet few people know much about its rich history and cultural traditions. Join author, editor, and self-proclaimed “cider evangelist” Ben Watson for a fascinating look at the past, present, and future of this most typically New England tipple. What are the roots of cider? Why did it become so important in colonial times, only to fall into obscurity? And why is it enjoying such a resurgence today? Ben Watson is the author of Cider, Hard and Sweet (Countryman Press, 2013) and several other nonfiction books. He currently serves as Senior Editor at Chelsea Green Publishing Co. in Vermont and resides in Francestown. For many years he has been involved with conservation and biodiversity initiatives, through Slow Food and other organizations, and he is a volunteer organizer of the annual Cider Days festival in western Massachusetts. The US Cider Makers Association recently presented him with one of its first Cider Industry Awards, in recognition of his efforts to promote cider, apples, and cider producers around the world. Free and open to all.
From the Children’s Room
Callie Faucher, Children’s Librarian
Help Me Decorate the Children’s Room!
Help me turn blank bulletin boards into an art gallery! Bring in your original artwork and we will hang it up in the library. We will also have supplies out to make your own frame for your piece. Artwork will be displayed through the month of March. Drop in anytime to decorate your frame!
Teens, have you tried a “Blind Date with a Book” yet? Stop in to the Teen area of the library to pick up a book wrapped in paper. You can’t open the book until you get home. Hopefully, you will find a new favorite title! Be sure to let us know what you thought of your “Blind Date” book.
Saturday March 14th from 11:00-Noon
Mondays Beginning March 2nd from 3:15-4:15 pm
Paws to Read
We have two certified reading therapy dogs coming to the library. Toven, along with his owner Mary, will be in on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 14th from 11:00am to noon. We will also have Coffee, with his owner Luci, coming to the library on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15pm starting on March 2nd. Please sign up in the Children’s Room for your individual reading sessions with Toven or Coffee!
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Story Times
Story Time is for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers along with their parents and caregivers. Come sing, read, play, dance, and craft together!
Questions? Please call Mrs. Callie Faucher in the Children’s Room, 603-525-4411.
I look forward to meeting you all!