Saturday, November 7, 2015

Library Events for November 2015

From the Library…

Don’t forget that thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library we have museum passes to a variety of museums across the state and even in Boston.  Here are the museums we cover:
Canterbury Shaker Village, Cheshire Children’s Museum, The Currier Museum, The Fells, The Mariposa, The MFA, The Montshire, and Strawbery Banke. Just call us at 525-4411 to make sure there’s a pass available on the day you want to go!

Thursday November 12th at 7:00 pm
Granny D: The Power of One

On December 31st, 1998, 88-year old Doris Haddock, known affectionately as “Granny D”, set out to walk across America from a Santa Monica beach in California to Washington, D.C.  She undertook this feat in order to draw attention to the need for national campaign finance reform and because she believed that money in politics had betrayed our democracy. She trekked over 1,000 miles of desert, climbed the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions and even skied 100 miles after a historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. As much as any soldier on the battlefield, she was willing to give her life for her country’s highest ideals. Actress Dixie Tymitz portrays the character of Granny D and her incredible journey in this informative re-enactment. Free and open to all.

Thursday November 19th at 7:00 pm
Edie Clark: As Simple As That

A woman alone in her mid-life finds a home in a small New Hampshire town. Divorced, remarried and then widowed, she has a lot of reckoning to do, a lot of questions to answer, a lot of riddles to solve. She finds solace in the land around her, the big mountain, the fields and woods and ponds. Through these essays, written over the span of twenty-five years for Yankee magazine, she forms a union and a strength that only the natural world can provide.  Join us as Edie Clark reads from her latest collection of essays. Free and open to all.

From the Children’s Room
Callie Faucher, Children’s Librarian

Monday November 2nd & November 16th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Paws to Read with Coffee

Come by the library after school to read to Coffee the Chihuahua! Coffee, a registered reading therapy dog, loves when kids practice their reading with him. Also, if you bring 3 non-perishable items for the Food Pantry, you get to choose a free stuffed animal graciously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys.

Tuesday, November 3rd & November 17th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Lego Club

Lego Club will now be held twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Come to the library after school to work on your Lego creations or try a Lego building challenge. Bring your friends! Held in the Children’s Room of the Hancock Town Library.

Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Story Time

Come join the fun! Each Thursday morning we sing songs, read stories, play with scarves, and do crafts! For preschoolers and their parents and caregivers.  Held in the Children’s Room of the Hancock Town Library. No need to sign up, just drop in.

Saturday, November 21st  from 11 AM to 12 PM
Paws to Read with Toven

Come read to Toven, a gentle Great Pyrenees dog! Toven, a registered reading therapy dog, comes to the library one Saturday a month and loves when children read to him! Reading to a therapy dog is great for children who want to improve their out-loud reading skills. Sign up at the library today!

And save the date in December!

Saturday, December 5th from 10 to 11 AM
The Small World of Mice

Mark your calendars for our upcoming mouse program! Come join the Harris Center’s Naturalist Susie Spikol Faber and Children’s Librarian Callie Faucher for a morning of mice.  Hear stories from around the world of mischievous mice, make your own mouse to keep, and find out how these tiny creatures survive the winter.  We’ll look for their tracks around the library and play mouse and cat games. Don’t miss this squeaky mousey adventure. Perfect for young children ages 4 and up. 

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