Monday, December 5, 2016

Library Events for December 2016

Holiday Schedule: We will be open from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday December 24th and Saturday December 31st. Closed Monday December 26th and Monday January 2nd.
Happy Holidays! The end of 2016 is almost upon us and we at the Hancock Town Library want to thank you for another wonderfully busy and eclectic year here in the center of town. Your enthusiasm, curiosity, and participation are what make the library the heart of Hancock. We hope you will consider an end-of-the-year gift to the library so that we can continue to provide the services that are so vital to this unique small town.

Don’t forget! The ping-pong table is here and ready to be used. Just call us (525-4411) to arrange a time to play. Get in shape for our ping-pong tournament this winter!

Thursday December 15th at 7:00 pm
The Halifax Disaster & the Boston Common Christmas Tree

The story of the Halifax Disaster and the Boston Common Christmas Tree is known to many and much has been written about the disaster response from physicians and politicians. After almost 100 years this story of war, international terrorist fears, devastating urban disasters, unprecedented international relief response, and maritime responsibility has much to teach us about contemporary debates. But it is also a story of who responds across boundaries and why; how we see ourselves and others in times of disaster; and how women and nurses are critical but often invisible actors in any disaster response story. Dr. Deb Sampson tells this story with a focus on the courage, compassion, and determination of the New England nurses who boarded a train to travel into the unknown of one of the worst urban explosion disasters of the 20th Century and the gratitude of a city in Canada; gratitude that to this day is commemorated by the Christmas tree on Boston Common. Dr. Sampson earned a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on place, culture, health policy and professional gendered boundaries. She has research, teaching, practice, and consulting experience in Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia and has had faculty and administrative appointments at several universities, where she taught across programs, including Yale, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Senior Consultant at the Health Resources Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services and is also former trauma and ICU nurse, currently practicing occupational medicine nurse practitioner and health care administrator. Free and open to all.

Saturday, December 17 from 10 am - Noon
Holiday Wreath Making with Megan Dodge

Whether you are new to wreath making, in need of a refresher, or a seasoned wreath maker please plan on joining us for a morning of merry wreath making.  All wreath making supplies provided.  Please feel free to bring along your favorite ribbon and embellishments. Megan Dodge has fifteen years of experience as a floral designer.  Providing unique designs specifically suited to your personal style.  She operates her floral design business "Flowersdamore" out of her home in Hancock. Pre-register @ the Library before December 15 by calling us at  525-4411. Free and open to all.

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

A Note from Miss Jenn
Happy Holidays everyone! As our winter weather approaches I would like to remind everyone that we have lots of online resources and books available through links on our catalog. These resources will let you enjoy doing research from home or curling up with a good book on a snow day. If you need any help learning how to use these resources please just stop by or call.

I Spy Contest
There will be a contest for all ages. Children under 10yrs old will be searching for an elf on a shelf hidden in the Children’s Room while those ages 10-18 will be searching for snowflakes. If you find them you get a small prize. These items will move once a week so you can play every week!
This program is brought to you by the Tween/Teen Advisory Board.

Tuesday December 6th 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lego Club

Join us for a free build session here at the library. We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity. We display all creations for 1 month in the Children’s room so you can see what they’ve built.
All ages welcome!

Wednesday December 7th 3-6 pm
Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread House contest is open to the public. All supplies will be available from 3-6pm. When you finish your gingerbread house we will take a picture and submit it to the contest. Voting will take place from Monday November 12th through Saturday November 17th. Winners will be called on Monday December 19th.
All ages welcome.

Any questions please contact the Children's Librarian Jenn Wood.
This program is brought to you by the Tween/Teen Advisory Board.

Wednesday December 14th 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Tween/Teen Advisory Board
Join us! We will be working together to find out what we should add to the collection and what programs you want to see at the library. This is your chance to have a say in how things work! This group is for ages 10-18 yrs old. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person please feel free to join the email list and give your input and feedback through email. Just send an email to, subject line: Join TAB. Our next meeting will be picking out our magazine choices, choosing our January programs, and deciding on teen decor items.

Tuesday December 27th 2 pm
Movie and popcorn

Arthur’s Christmas is rated PG. Come enjoy this fun family friendly movie with popcorn at the library.
This program is brought to you by the Tween/Teen Advisory Board.

Wednesday December 28th 2-4  pm
Holiday Party

Board games, cookie decorating, Karaoke, and a surprise! This will be a fun chance to hangout, play games and just have fun at the library. This event will be followed by the movie Elf.
This program is brought to you by the Tween/Teen Advisory Board.

Wednesday December 28th 4 pm
Movie and popcorn
Come watch the movie Elf at the library! Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
This program is brought to you by the Tween/Teen Advisory Board.

Thursday December 29th 2-4 pm

Introducing Dash the robot! We will be using apps to code and control Dash the robot. We will be building obstacle courses and challenging each other to navigate Dash from start to finish. Enjoy this fun filled afternoon of robots. All ages welcome.
This program is brought to you by the Tween/Teen Advisory Board.

Monday December 5th and December 19th @ 3:30pm
Paws to Read with Coffee

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!

Every Thursday @ 10:30 Family Storytime
This storytime is open to all ages. We have a great time reading a few stories and then dancing and singing along!

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