News and Views at the library

Teen Babysitting Course -March 2016

Teen Services will be offering a Teen Babysitting Course starting March 1st. This is a great way for Teens to become certified babysitters. Space is limited, so sign up! The course covers a variety of topics. We'll discuss safety, the business end of babysitting, nutrition, child development and more. After the course teens can arrange to receive CPR and First Aid training with the Hampton Fire Department for free. Print out the sign up sheet here.

Author Mike Bisceglia Jr. "My New England" February 25th

BiscegliaLocal author Mike Bisceglia Jr. returns to the Lane Memorial Library on Thursday evening, February 25 at 6:30 PM to read from his new book My New England, a collection of 114 stories and poems laced with a goodly amount of finely-crafted New England humor.  Originally from Massachusetts and having returned to New Hampshire after a stint out West, Mike wrote the book as a tribute to the people, history and traditions unique to the Northeast, as observed over the past twenty years. Bisceglia is a retired special education teacher and the author of Border Storm, Room 600, and most recently Gaelic and Garlic.  Signed copies of his new book will be available after the author talk.

Teen Services Events: February/March

 

 Teen Service February/March Events

February Events

Felting Workshop: Classes include all materials to make a bird and basic shape.  During the class you will be introduced to basic felting techniques. Tuesday Feb 9th & 16th 2:30-4:30 PM.

Make Anti-Valentine Cookies on Wednesday, February 10th, 2:30-3:30 pm in the Study Room. We’ll provide sugar cookies for teens to decorate.

Game Night is Thursday February 11th, 18th, and 25th, 5:30-7:50 pm. Join with others to play great games at the library on Thursday nights. Open to ages 12 and up. We have a nice selection of about 30 board games to play and you are encouraged to bring your own favorites to share. All experience levels are welcome to join us. Some of the games featured will include Ticket to Ride, The Resistance, Pandemic, Sushi Go, Dixit, and more.

Mini Mechanism: Monday, February 8th, 2:30-3:30 pm. Utilizing easy-to-find and inexpensive materials, get creative with the laws of physics, experimentation and the fuel of the imagination.

Study Hall: Every Monday 2:30-4:30 pm the teen area is for Quiet study hours. Reading/Homework Only. No gaming.
Artist Workshop: Every Friday 2:30-3:30 pm, we’ll work with a different medium in the Study Room.


March Events

Study Hall: Every Monday 2:30-4:30 pm the teen area is for Quiet study hours. Reading/Homework Only. No gaming.

Teen Babysitting Course runs Tuesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Utilizing a 4-H/Army Child & Youth Services curricula, Lane Memorial Library Teen Services will be offering a babysitting course. Teens will learn: Child Development, Food and Nutrition, Safety and First Aid, Entertaining Children, The Business of Babysitting. Students must attend all dates. Sign-ups required by Feb 20th of 11-14 students for class to begin.

Reading Buddies
Teenagers read one-on-one with children every week. You'll read books together, tell stories, play word games, write - anything to help younger children become better readers. Training March 2nd 5:00-6:00 pm. Runs from March 9th-May 25th. Space limited. Sign ups required.

Game Night is Thursday February 11th, 18th, and 25th, 5:30-7:50 pm. Join with others to play great games at the library on Thursday nights. Open to ages 12 and up. We have a nice selection of about 30 board games to play and you are encouraged to bring your own favorites to share. All experience levels are welcome to join us. Some of the games featured will include Ticket to Ride, The Resistance, Pandemic, Sushi Go, Dixit, and more.

Artist Workshop: Every Friday 2:30-3:30 pm, we’ll work with a different medium in the Study Room.

Potluck Movie: "Big Stone Gap", Wed. 2/17

Big Stone GapPotluck Movie Night (formerly Ladies’ Night Out)

Big Stone Gap

Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 43 mins.)

Wednesday, February 17 @ 1 pm AND

Wednesday, February 17 @ 5:30 pm

All are invited to bring potluck snacks to share with others, the library will provide popcorn and water.

 

Starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg

 

It's 1978 and the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) leads a simple life. She lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that her best friend will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40. Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried family secret throws her quiet life spectacularly off course. With an all-star cast, Big Stone Gap is a love letter to small-town life, working people and the triumph of love. 

 

Admission is FREE. Water and popcorn are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Writing Our Way: Teen Creative Writing Group

 

Writing Our Way

A creative writing group for teens

With author/poet Christie Close

We’re offering a special writing group specifically for teen writers.

Writer’s choice; fiction, poetry, non fiction or memoirtypewriter


         Do you have an interest in writing and would like to learn more?

         Do you love the idea of developing your own story?

         Would you like to meet other writers and share your writing?

 

Each week spend time freewriting with fun prompts, creative exercises and supportive guidance provided by Christie. Then you will have the choice to read and listen to readings of other writers. Suggestions for a few hours of writing on your own each week will be given.

 

Wednesday, 3-5 PM at the library, Jan 20 through Feb 24, 2016.

Writer's party and public readings on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM

 

This is a 6 week series. Attending all meetings is recommended, but is not a requirement. We will complete the series with an optional public reading, on the evening of March 2nd, to celebrate the writers who complete the series.

 

REGISTRATION:  The series is voluntary and drop-in, but to give Christie an idea of how many people will be showing up, we ask that participants register either at the library Circulation Desk or by sending an email to smazur(at)hampton.lib.nh.us.

 

Winter Storytimes start Monday, January 11 (Ages 0-5)

Winter StorytimesWinter Storytimes run from Monday, January 11 through Thursday, February 18. The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in!  

  • Baby Lapsit with Miss Kathy (Ages 0 - 15 months) This is a drop-in story time for infants/toddlers and their caregivers that will last approximately 15-20 minutes.  It will include action rhymes and stories, tickles and songs and bounces! Mondays at 11 am in the Children's Room.
  • Wiggles and Giggles with Miss Wendy (Ages 15 months - 3 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. A snack is included (peanut-free). If your child has a gluten or egg allergy please feel free to bring your own snack. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am (runs approximately 20 minutes) in the Children's Room.
  • Bookworms with Miss Paulina (age 3-4 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Wednesdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25 minutes) in the Children's Room.
  • Reading Roundup with Miss Paulina (age 4-5 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Thursdays at 10 am (runs approximately 25-30 minutes) in the Children's Room.

"Writing Our Way" - a creative writing group

Writing Our Way
A creative writing group for all levels
With author/poet Christie Close

Writer’s choice; fiction, memoir, non fiction or poetry

  • Do you think you could be a writer and want to give writing a try?
  • Do you have some experience and want to write more?
  • Would you like to meet other writers and share your writing?

Each week you will have the opportunity to read, listen to readings of other writers, then spend time freewriting with fun prompts, creative exercises and supportive guidance provided by Christie. Suggestions for few hours of writing on your own each week will be given.

Saturdays, 2-4 PM in the downstairs Lane Room, Jan 9 through Feb 27, 2016
Writer's party and public readings on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM

This is an 8 week series. Attending all meetings is recommended, but is not a requirement. We will complete the series with an optional public reading, on the evening of March 2nd, to celebrate the writers who complete the series.

REGISTRATION:  The series is voluntary and drop-in, but to give Christie an idea of how many people will be showing up, we ask that participants register either at the library Circulation Desk or by sending an email to deifert(at)hampton.lib.nh.us.

Holiday Jazz Concert with TJ Wheeler and Ayan Imai-Hall

TJ Wheeler and Ayan Imai_HallJazz up your Holidays & lose your Humbug Blues in a special family Holiday kickoff Concert to help the Hampton Food Pantry featuring award winning musicians TJ Wheeler & Ayan Imai- Hall on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Lane Library. The concert is free, but audience members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or a free will donation to support the Hampton food pantry.

Think you've heard every possible variation of the Holiday classics? Think again. Tj & Ayan have their own distinct Jazz & Blues interpretations of a wide diversity of classic songs which is both a visual as well as an audio treat. Ayan Imai-Hall at 22 is a nationally respected tap dancer, and Tj Wheeler is an internationally respected Blues & Jazz Guitarist / vocalist / educator. As well as old chestnuts (so to speak) like The Christmas Song, sing-alongs like an Otis Redding infused version of Deck the Halls, or a Louis Armstrong Christmas Time in New Orleans, they will also include more recent favorites from the Polar Express. We hope that entire families will attend this concert, as it is truly an ALL-ages event.

The two performers are also celebrating their 10th year of musical partnerships. Ayan started performing with TJ when he was only 12 years old, and Wheeler was ...well let's just say old & wise enough to know a rising talent when he saw one. Three years ago the two received and completed a yearlong grant in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Award category from the NH State Council on the Arts . During that period as well as working on new perspectives for tap improvisations, they concentrated on creating a additional ensemble role for tap as a supportive percussionist. Ayan commented on the process “The traditional role of the Jazz tap dancer; only being featured for a number or two and then leave the stage to the rest of the musicians, in a way marginalized taps musicality as well as its versatility” Wheeler added “When I'm soloing, or simply stating the melody vocally or instrumentally, Ayan is backing me up as I do for him when he's being featured. He's on stage with me at all times just as a drummer would be.” Another heightened characteristic that the two employ to its full advantage is improvised, and imaginative interplay. That interplay is in the moment and never quite the same way twice, which gives each performance its own unique place in time.

Ayan has performed at many area festivals include NE Tap in the Boston Beantown Festival, Tappy Holidays and Tap City in New York, Something to Tap About, Tapped, and Boston Celebrates Tap. Within those four years, Ayan gained opportunities to  travel to major cities such as NYC and Washington D.C. in order to study with some of the greatest tap dancers today including Jason Samuels Smith, Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant, and Cartier Williams. In 2011 Ayan joined the Boston Tap Company under the direction of Sean Fielder and performed at the D.C. Tap Festival. Later that same year, Ayan became a member of the nationally touring company Tap Kids, performing from California to Canada in major cities throughout North America. Just a few months before his graduation from high school, he toured with the Irish step dancer Brian Cunningham in  Atlantic Steps, a brand new show that integrates the old fashioned Irish step dancing of Sean Nós, with North American native tap dancing. Ayan has had plenty of influences in his life that shapes his tap dance, and he's quickly tapping his way into his own unique style, while keeping the traditions stepping forward.

TJ Wheeler is a two time winner of the prestigious, NH State Arts Council outstanding Individual Artist Award, the Granite State Award from the University of NH, the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” from the International Blues Foundation, and the Paul Robeson Diversity award from the United State Post Office. The 2015 -16 school year marks the 25th anniversary of his concert/ workshop in the school program "Hope. Heroes' & the Blues." The program has reached over 500,000 students across 5 continents. He recently returned from a 6 week concert/ workshop tour of Missouri.

Have a cool yule and head down for this family event!

2015 Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Friends of the Lane Memorial Library

Winter Wonderland
Community Craft Fair
and Bake Sale

Saturday, November 14th, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Looking to do a little holiday shopping?  Come and support local vendors. There will be a lot of handmade items and other wonderful items to purchase.

If you are interested in donating to the Bake Sale, please contact Wendi at wendi103(at)hotmail.com.  All the proceeds from the bake sale will go directly to the Friends.

What will you find?  Christmas Ornaments, Hand Crafted Accessories, Wreaths, Terrariums and Buttons, Teacher Gifts, Pottery, Knitted Items, Candles, Woodcrafts, Tye Dye Shirts, Jewelry, Knitted Items, American Girl Accessories, Custom Gift Baskets, Scarfs, Pins, Keychains, Hair Accessories and more!

Craft and Bake Sale

Elizabeth Barcomb - "Needle and Thread" Weston Gallery

Elizabeth BarcombPlease join us on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 PM as we host a reception for Hampton artist Elizabeth Barcomb, who loves to talk about her lifelong passion for doing needlework. She has explored many different styles, but her most favorite is crewel embroidery because of the amount of individuality it allows in terms of shading and color nuances.  She derives her inspiration from Mother Nature and other still life compositions, such as her own flower arrangements.

Her love of doing needlework began as a child and has continued throughout her life. She was first taught by her mother and then continued this pursuit under the tutelage of the sisters of the Academie Villa Augustina in Goffstown. In the past Elizabeth has conducted classes and passed on her love of this art form, attracting students and teaching on an individual basis.

Elizabeth considers her time spent doing needlework as her peaceful time. It allows for introspection, contemplation and meditation. Many a concern has been resolved during this time!

Elizabeth’s creativity does not stop with her needlework.  She is a professionally trained singer who has performed in New York City, Boston and the Lake George Opera. These days you may hear her at weddings or doing solo work at various churches during the summer. She is an active and integral member of the music program at the Hampton United Methodist Church.

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