Friday, August 5, 2016

Library Events for August 2016

Thursday August 11th 6-9pm
Storytelling Workshop with Tricia Rose Burt

Tricia Rose Burt, a frequent guest storyteller for The Moth, the acclaimed international storytelling collective, will conduct a 3-hour storytelling workshop here at the library. Cost is $95; space is limited to 10 participants. During the workshop, participants will learn to take individual experiences and create compelling stories for any audience. Through discussion and video examples from some of todays best storytellers, participants will learn the basic elements of storytelling including how to create a narrative arc and effectively communicate the true meaning behind their own experiences. The workshop will help participants not only develop their own personal stories but also lay the groundwork for essays and other creative endeavors. In addition, these storytelling fundamentals can be used to create more engaging stories within a business context. Tricia Rose Burt has been heard on both The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth podcast. In addition, Tricia is part of The Moth’s corporate arm, conducting workshops for some of America’s top businesses and academic institutions. She was also the emcee at this year’s Black Fly Storytelling event at ConVal High School. For more information about the workshop and to register, contact Tricia at or (603) 562-9960.
Monday August 15th at 7pm
Rio Grande Pueblo Sacred Feasts and Dances

Dr. Martha Yates, archaeologist, teacher and poet from Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM, will be giving a presentation on the Feasts and Sacred Dances of the Rio Grande Pueblos of New Mexico. The presentation will include photos of the Deer, Buffalo, Eagle, Corn, Harvest and Rainbow dances. For the Pueblo people the dances follow the seasonal cycle, keeping each pueblo in harmony with celestial, natural and social changes -- the times when the seeds are resting, when the shortest days pass into the longer, when thanks are given for the increasing light, for the rain and the harvest. Martha will talk about the complex meaning of the dances and the deep symbolic significance of the dancers' dress and the objects they carry.
Martha Yates, archaeologist, poet and teacher, is director of the museums and coordinator of cultural programming at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM. She has worked as an archaeologist and firefighter for the USFS and taught at UCLA and UVM. Martha lives north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Hancock during the summer. Free and open to all.

Friday August 19th 5-8 pm Early Bird Book Sale
Saturday August 20th 9-4 Book Sale
Sunday August 21st 11-3 Book Sale - $5/Bag Sale!
Week of August 22nd Book Sale During Library Hours - $5/Bag Sale!

The Friends of the Hancock Town Library Annual Book Sale is coming up during Old Home Days! It’s our only major fundraiser so please come out to support your Friends. Lots of fabulous books to choose from again this year. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family in for amazing bargains! If you are a current member of the Friends you get in for free Friday night, otherwise there is a $10 entry fee. From Saturday on it is free admittance. We will begin the $5/bag sale on Sunday August 21st and continue through Thursday August 25th during library hours.

Tuesday August 23rd at 7pm AT THE VESTRY! (Daniels Room will be full of books!)
Calling on the Presidents: Tales Their Houses Tell

Please join us for a fascinating program on presidential homes by Clark Beim-Esche. Clark will speak about his book, Calling on the Presidents: Tales their Houses Tell. He will recount incidents from his decade-long quest to appreciate more fully each of the past Presidents of the United States. He and his wife, Carol, have visited  the homes of each of our past American Presidents - over 100 homes—log cabins and cottages, farmhouses and ranches, manses and mansions. They have found that these houses have many fascinating, and inspiring tales to tell, tales that are not always told in the history books. Clark Beim-Esche earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. During his 40 years of teaching College, Secondary School, and Lifelong Learning classes, Clark has presented courses on Literature, American History, Fine Arts, and Film. In 2008, he received the Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum Creative Teaching Award. A gifted storyteller, Clark lectures nationally and internationally on such topics as Presidential Homes, The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, Mark Twain, Fine Arts, and Film. He and his wife, Carol, have traveled thousands of miles visiting presidential homes, sites, libraries, and museums of every past American President. Free and open to all.

From the Children’s Room
Jennifer Wood, Children’s Librarian

A Note from Miss Jenn~

Summer Reading runs thru August 8th. Don’t forget to turn in your reading logs before we close on the 8th! We will be pulling the winners on August 9th and will have the prizes available for pick up at our finale on August 10th!

Monday August 1st and August 15th @ 3:30pm
Paws to Read with Coffee – check our calendar for updated dates for the summer!

Come by the library 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!

Tuesday August 2nd 2pm
Tinker Tuesdays: Bubbles!

Come play with bubbles!

Wednesday August 3rd 6pm
Wacky Wednesdays: Teen Iron Chef

Who will be the best chef? Can the reigning champion defend the title?
Teen Program. Sign up required.

Wednesday August 10th 6pm
Finale Concert with Ken Sheldon

This will be a fun concert event for the whole family.
The winning team will be announced at this event! Come and see who will be dressed as a peacock. All ages welcome!

Saturday Aug 13th 11am
Paws to Read with Toven

Come read to Toven, a gentle Great Pyrenees dog! Toven, a registered reading therapy dog, comes to the library once 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 @ 10:30
Family Storytime

This storytime is open to all ages. Come listen to some stories and dance with scarves! Don’t forget storytime reading counts towards your reading totals for Summer Reading!

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