Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 2016

News from the HTL for January 2016

Don’t forget to use our museum passes over the winter months! And do check out our online catalog where you can now link directly to Overdrive for free downloadable audios and ebooks. Go to hancock.biblionix.com. Call the library if you need to learn how to log-in!

Thursday January 21st at 12:30 pm
Books Sandwiched In!
Join our ongoing book club anytime. We meet the third Thursday of the month at lunchtime. Brown bag your lunch! This month's title is The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. “Can't cook but doesn't bite." So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. That unforgettable season deposits the ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch—a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, Morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the "several kinds of education"—none of them of the textbook variety—Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse. A paean to a way of life that has long since vanished, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best. A quick, fun read. Copies of the book will be available at the front desk beginning Saturday January 9th.

Saturday January 23rd at 4:00 pm
Friends of the Hancock Town Library Annual Meeting

Our annual Friends meeting to elect new officers. All are welcome!

Save the date!
Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Fat Tuesday
Jazz- In the beginning there was Satchmo
An interactive presentation with Nanette Perrotte

Break out your beads and celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Hancock Town Librayr! Louis Armstrong. Grandson of slaves, iconic trumpeter and vocalist brings Jazz from the brothels of Storyville, New Orleans to the bright lights of New York City. Kid Ory, King Oliver and Fletcher Henderson were players in Armstrong's influential rise to stardom while the Chicago and New York mob fought over this charismatic Jazz star. Vocalist and Jazz presenter Nanette Perrotte adds this classic jazz from the Big Easy to her her portfolio of interactive multi artform Jazz presentations. Laissez le bon temps rouler!

From the Children’s Room…

It is with great sadness that we bid a fond farewell to our Children’s Librarian, Callie Faucher. She and her husband will be traveling to Chile over the winter months. She’s been a wonderful addition to the Hancock community. We will miss her good humor, artistic talent and kind ways.

Monday January 4th & January 18th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Paws to Read with Coffee
Come by the library after school and practice your reading with Coffee the Chihuahua! Coffee, a registered reading therapy dog, loves when kids practice their reading with him or tell him stories. 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!

Saturday, January 16th 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 kids read to him! Reading to a therapy dog is great for children who want to improve their out-loud reading skills. Come meet Toven, you will love him!

Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Story Time
We always have fun at Story Time! Each Thursday morning we sing songs, read stories, dance with scarves, play, 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 when you can.

Tuesday, January 5th & January 19th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Lego Club
Due to its popularity, Lego Club is now 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.

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