News and Views at the library

Karen Desrosiers - Weston Gallery, September 2016

Karen DesrochiersThe Lane Library welcomes Karen Desrosiers as our featured artist this month in the downstairs Weston Gallery.  Karen Desrosiers is a visual artist and writer living and working in the seacoast region of New Hampshire.

Art has been a constant part of Karen’s life.  She studied art from a young age. The need for practicality got in the way for a while, and Karen was side-tracked by a job in corporate America and high-tech.  Even during that time, art was a constant in Karen’s life.

After 9/11, Karen decided to leave corporate America and high-tech behind.  She became the executive director of a small non-profit art center, the Exeter Center for Creative Art (ECCA), where she taught art to children and adults.  Working at ECCA also afforded Karen the time to get back to her own artwork.  During this time, she took classes in art and writing, eventually earning a MFA in Fiction Writing.

Karen has refocused her energies on her art—visual and writing.  She works in a variety of mediums, enjoying the unique results and effects she is able to create with each.  Whether oil paints, collage, photography, or mosaics, Karen’s work features color and texture.

It is the responsibility of all artists, whether literary, visual, or performing, to process the world in a way that is meaningful and authentic, and to help their readers and viewers understand the human condition in new ways.

In her fiction writing, Karen often explore the darker sides of life, how people treat each other, questions of family dynamics and relationships.  Her visual art, on the other hand, is about joy and hope, with bright colors and positive images.  More of Karen's work can be seen at http://www.karendesrosiers.com/artisthome.html.

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Photo Show - August 2016

All About Paper’s Photo Enthusiasts Group
2016 Group Photo Show

Photographic Interpretations of Poetry

Photographic Interpretations of Poetry

All poems and imagery will be on display for the month of August
In the downstairs Gallery
 at the Lane Memorial Library
2 Academy Ave.
Hampton, NH

There will be a Meet and Greet Reception
Tuesday, August 2nd
5:30-7:30pm
in the Weston Gallery
(Downstairs Lane Room)

This is a free event, open to all.
Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for an inspiring evening of photography and poetry
And meet the contributing photographers.

If you have questions or need additional information
please contact Catherine Pagano
And leave a message at 603-380-3702.

One For The Books Fun Run

 

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Join us for the first ever Lane Memorial Library 1 Mile Family Fun Run event. As part of our Summer theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” the goal of the run is to promote fitness, fun, health, and literacy. Everyone is welcome, even spectators! Come cheer on your friends, family and neighbors! This is a fun, non-competitive event, although a time clock will be running at the finish line courtesy of our very own former Assistant Director Bill Teschek. All ages and abilities are invited to participate! This run is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Everyone who finishes the run will be entered into a prize drawing.To foster the spirit of fun and participation, stickers will be awarded to all participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run. Our race course will be located next door at the Hampton Academy Field.

Register Online

Printable information and form.

Contact Stacy to sign up: smazur@hampton.lib.nh.us or 603-926-3368.

Course Map(tentative)

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logoWhat's Going On This Summer?
Not sure where to start? Check out our Calendar.
Signing Up For Summer Reading:

Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after for signing up for your Summer ID number.


Lane Memorial Library Summer Reading is generously sponsored by The Friends of Lane Memorial Library.

Teen Services Summer Reading: Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies Program


medalForm for teens to volunteer for Reading Buddies.
Form for parents to sign-up their children.

Teen Services is looking for enthusiastic teens and little buddies for our coming Reading Buddies session.

Students of all ages enjoy teaching and learning from one another. The Reading Buddies Program involves a group of teenagers reading one-on-one with a group of children every week. You'll read books together, tell stories, play word games, write stories - anything to help younger children become better readers.

Reading Buddies is for teens who love reading and volunteering. Teenagers  are an ideal role model for children. And one of the best ways to prepare and support young children for success in school is simply to read aloud with them.

To start off our program we will have a training session that will last about four hours. It will take place June 24th, 12:30-2:30 pm. Any Reading Buddies who participated over last years Summer Reading won't have to retake training.

Please remember that by doing Reading Buddies you are committing to weekly sessions from June 28th-August 23rd. Do you want to do Reading Buddies, but can't make the scheduled time frame, please let Teen Services know. We want you to read, and will try to accommodate slight schedule differences.

To comply with NH Department of Labor Regulations, those 12 and over must get a Employer Request for Child Labor Form filled out. These can be obtained from the library. Fill out the form with your parent/guardian. Then you and your parent/guardian will have to go to your SAU school office with your birth certificate or evidence of date of birth, and have it signed by the school. The school will then issue a NH Youth Employment Certificate. Those 16 and 17 years old will need to have a Parental Permission form completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Parents of younger children, we'd love for you to sign up your child for Reading Buddies, fill out the this form and return it to the library. You can also speak with Ms. Paulina or Ms. Wendy.

logoWhat's Going On This Summer?
Not sure where to start? Check out our Calendar.

Signing Up For Summer Reading:

Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after for signing up for your Summer ID number.

Lane Memorial Library Summer Reading is generously sponsored by The Friends of Lane Memorial Library.

Volunteer for Summer Reading

Book Carts at Hampton Beach

bookcartLane Memorial Library will have staffed Book Carts located near the Shell Stage on Hampton Beach. Volunteers will be on hand to greet and assist beach goers as they browse a selection of books provided by the Friends of the Library.

Volunteer Qualifications:
-Must be able to interact positively with community members and other volunteers.
-Friendly, pleasant manner.

-Openly supports the mission and efforts of Lane Memorial Library and their partner the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Form for volunteering for the Book Cart at Hampton Beach.


Reading Buddies: 

The Reading Buddies Program involves teenagers read
trophying one-on-one with children every week. Teens and children will read books together, tell stories, play word games, write stories - anything to help younger children become better readers. Reading Buddies runs through the summer: June 28th- August 23rd. Teens will be required to take a short training session on June 24th, 12:30-2:30pm.
Form for teens to volunteer for Reading Buddies.

Form for parents to sign-up their children.


Volunteers earn tickets for our weekly raffles and end of summer Grand Prize giveaway. Win gift cards to Las Olas, Stillwells, Blitz Park and more. You'll be entered for the drawing of an iPad Mini or Fitbit tracker.

Teens and parents can contact Stacy to sign up, smazur@hampton.lib.nh.us or 603-926-3368.

logoWhat's Going On This Summer?
Not sure where to start? Check out our Calendar.
Signing Up For Summer Reading:
Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after for signing up for your Summer ID number.

 

Lane Memorial Library Summer Reading is generously sponsored by The Friends of Lane Memorial Library.

 

The Twilight Book Club - 2016 Schedule

The Twilight Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Catherine Redden Room at the Lane Memorial Library.  We decide as a group what books to read for the next few months, and the library provides copies of each title through our inter-library loan system.  Discussions are lively, and we welcome new members - the current book club selection is always available for check-out at the Main Circulation desk.


Tuesday, April 5th - The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A. J. FikryA. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.

Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

 

Tuesday, May 3rd - The Wapshot Chronicle, by John Cheever

The Wapshot ChronicleWhen The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award, established him as a major novelist.

Based in part on Cheever’s adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses’ adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative in the tradition of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James.

Tuesday, June 7th - 1944 : FDR and the Year that Changed History, by Jay Wink

19441944 witnessed a series of titanic events: FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the unprecedented D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace. But millions of lives were at stake as President Roosevelt learned about Hitler’s Final Solution. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of millions of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on an infirm Roosevelt, who faced a momentous decision. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews? Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world’s reach, one challenge—saving Europe’s Jews—seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt’s grasp.

“Compelling….This dramatic account highlights what too often has been glossed over—that as nobly as the Greatest Generation fought under FDR’s command, America could well have done more to thwart Nazi aggression” (The Boston Globe). Destined to take its place as one of the great works of World War II, 1944 is the first book to retell these events with moral clarity and a moving appreciation of the extraordinary actions of many extraordinary leaders.

Tuesday, July 5th - Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff

Fates and FuriesEvery story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

Tuesday, August 2nd - The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 in Gander Newfoundland, by Jim DeFede

The Day the World Came to Town"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed."

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers.

The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.

Tuesday, September 6th - The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's WebShe is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .

The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.

Tuesday, October 4th - Where My Heart Used to Beat, by Sebastian Faulks

Where My Heart Used to BeatLondon, 1980. Robert Hendricks, an established psychiatrist and author, has so bottled up memories of his own wartime past that he is nearly sunk into a life of aloneness and depression. Out of the blue, a baffling letter arrives from one Dr. Alexander Pereira, a neurologist and a World War I veteran who claims to be an admirer of Robert's published work. The letter brings Robert to the older man's home on a rocky, secluded island off the south of France, and into tempests of memories--his childhood as a fatherless English boy, the carnage he witnessed and the wound he can't remember receiving as a young officer in World War II, and, above all, the great, devastating love of his life, an Italian woman, "L," whom he met during the war.

As Robert's recollections pour forth, he's unsure whether they will lead to psychosis--or redemption. But Dr. Pereira knows. Profoundly affecting and masterfully told, Where My Heart Used to Beat sweeps through the 20th century, brilliantly interrogating the darkest corners of the human mind and bearing tender witness to the abiding strength of love.

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.

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.

"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!

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