News and Views at the library

Movie "The Lady in the Van", Wed. 5/25

Potluck Movie Night (formerly Ladies’ Night Out)

The Lady in the VanThe Lady in the Van

Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 44 mins.)

Wednesday, May 25 @ 1 pm AND

Wednesday, May 25 @ 5:30 pm

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

Starring Maggie Smith 

In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years. 

Friends' Red Sox Raffle Spring 2016

Red Sox Tickets 2016

Support the Friends of the
Lane Memorial Library!

Due to a generous donation of two Loge Box Seat tickets at Fenway Park,
the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library
are offering a chance to win two tickets
to see the Red Sox play the Seattle Mariners
on June 19th at 1:35 PM in Boston.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, available at the library Circulation Desk.
Prize drawing is for Loge Box 163, row GG, seats 11-12.
Drawing is on Saturday, June 4th at the close of the Book Sale.

Christiane Lima Scott - Author talk, May 26th at 6:30 PM

Plan to join us on the evening of Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 PM as we welcome local author Cristiane Lima Scott who will read from and discuss the themes in her new work of fiction The Language of Belonging

About the Author
Christiane Lima ScottCristiane has been writing fiction since she discovered it as a way to explore real life through fiction when she was 15 years old. The Language of Belonging is her second novel.Cristiane was born in the northeast of Brazil. At 13, she started to work as a pre-school teacher in her village’s public school.  The experiences she had with her students and their families during the following 13 years inspired her to create characters such as “Elena” and “Cecilia’s Mother.” At 18, she was accepted at the Universidade Estadual de Alagoas as a Portuguese, Literature, and English student. At 26, she came to the United States with the intent to improve her English. Here she met her husband and almost a year later they married. They now live in Hampton, and have one daughter.



The Novel
The Language of BelongingThe Language of Belonging is the compelling story of two Brazilian women who immigrate to the United States, one during the 1950s and the other in present times. Each leaves Brazil escaping poverty and abusive family situations. The two women meet in New Hampshire when the younger of the two, Cecilia, becomes the nurse and confidant of the older Elena. Elena shares her journals and asks the young Cecilia for help in translating them. The elderly woman’s stories and concern for Cecilia help to bolster the young woman at a desperate point in her life, just after Cecilia has lost her mother and only relative in the United States. Upon her death, Elena provides Cecilia with a new lease on life and a profound sense of purpose when she asks Cecilia to return to Brazil to set up development projects to benefit her childhood village.

The Language of Belonging highlights the value of empowering women as a means of empowering impoverished communities, the complexity of philanthropy, and the challenges of solving systemic problems—corruption, poverty, abuse—while remaining sensitive to a community’s cultural context.

Teen Services Events for April & May

 Teen Services Events: April/May

 

Seed Starters Workshop: Students will use Root View Cups to start their own plants. We’ll discuss seed germination, planting, watering, and keep a growing log of Seeds and Seedlings with Students with the ultimate goal of transferring our plants outside the library. A local Master Gardener will be on hand to speak with students.
 May 11th 2:30-3:30 PM.

   
Egg Drop Challenge: Can you design a container that will prevent an egg from breaking or cracking? Enter our Challenge to win amazing prizes. Open to 5th grade and up. Students can enter individually or as teams. Complete rules and details. Prizes awarded! May 4th & May 18th & June 1st 2:30-3:30 PM.

   

Adult and Teen Game Night is every Thursday Night, 5:30-7:50 pm until the end of May. Join with others to play great games at the library on Thursday nights. 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. Check out our Meetup page!


Teen Babysitting Course runs Tuesday May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st, 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, and The Business of Babysitting. Students must attend all dates.  Class is full.

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

Artist Workshop
: Every Friday 2:30-3:30 pm until the end of May, we’ll work with a different medium in the Study Room. Coloring Pages, Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, and special events to decorate the glass Teen Wall with Chalk Paint and celebrate Earth Day.

 

 

 

 

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.

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 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.

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