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AARP Tax Help Schedule - 2019

2019 AARP Tax Help

 No Appointments

Requirements:

Having last year’s (2017) tax return and all of this year’s (2018) tax related information such as W-2s, Social Security account numbers, property and personal tax records, Social Security income, medical expenses, interest and dividend statements will make the process go more smoothly. A picture ID must be presented.

To have a refund deposited directly to your personal bank account you must bring your checking or savings account number and bank routing information.

State returns for Massachusetts, Maine and others can be completed and filed in conjunction with your federal return.

Job Posting - Children's Room Page

Lane Memorial Library JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Children’s Room is currently looking for a Library Page for 4 hours a week. Work involves shelving books and other materials, checking that materials are in their appropriate places, and other library tasks as needed.  Consistent attention to detail is a must.

Skills/Qualifications:

The library page must be able to file materials within the appropriate classification scheme, particularly the Dewey Decimal Classification System.  Instruction will be given in this.

•Ability to alphabetize and put things in numerical order.

•Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English at an eighth (8th) grade level.

•Ability to learn routine library procedures.

•Ability to adhere to library policies and procedures, including dress code.

•Ability to work independently and thoroughly with a minimum of supervision.

•Minimum of 14 years old.

Minimum Physical Qualifications

Must be able to:

•Push and pull library book trucks weighing up to fifty pounds across seventy feet of carpet.

•Carry up to ten pounds (10 lbs) of books across the length of the Children’s Room (approximately 70 feet).

•Stand for prolonged periods of time

•Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves

The current salary is $7.25 an hour.

Applications are available at both the Adult and Children’s circulation desks and must be submitted to Paulina Shadowens, Head of Children’s Services, no later than Friday, February 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by the department head and you will be contacted if an interview will be scheduled.

Lane Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ADA concerns: “The Library Page position may be performed with partial physical disabilities although the position is physically demanding and requires bending, lifting, and reaching. Persons with visual disabilities may have difficulty filing Library materials, although speech and hearing disabilities would present few problems. Intellectual impairment may not hamper performance where the ability to file quickly is present”. —from OCLC Computer Library Center

Youth Impressions Art Show 2019 - Weston Gallery

Art ShowThe Hampton Arts Network is pleased to announce their 7th annual Youth Impressions Art Show!  This is a juried show for our young Hampton artists in Grades 3 - 8.  Each year, the art teachers at Marston School, Hampton Academy, and Sacred Heart School are invited to submit student art.  Three HAN artists then serve as jurors to select the pieces for our student show including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries in two Grade level categories--Grades 3 - 5 and Grades 6 - 8.  Visitors to the show are invited to vote for People’s Choice winners!

Youth Impressions Art Show for 2019 will be on exhibit in the Weston Gallery of Lane Memorial Library during the months of January and February.  Visitors may vote for their favorite entries during the month of January.  The show runs through February 28 and is open to the community during library hours.  Come enjoy some fabulous art from these young, creative artists!

Certificates, cash awards, and ribbons are presented to winners at a special awards presentation evening scheduled for February 7 at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.

Winter Storytimes

Winter StorytimesThe Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Our Fall Storytimes begin on Monday, January 14 and run for 6 weeks, ending Thursday, February 21. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child/children and drop in! All are welcome. A snack is included for all storytimes except Baby Lapsit. All snacks are peanut-free but if your child has a gluten or egg (or other) allergy, please feel free to bring your own snack. 

~Baby Lapsit with Miss Joan (Babies 0 months – 14 months) Includes stories, songs and fingerplays, bubbles and dancing (runs approximately 20 minutes) 

~Wiggles and Giggles with Miss Wendy (Ages 15 months - 3 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am (runs approximately 20 minutes). 

~Bookworms with Miss Paulina (age 3-4 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Wednesdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25 minutes) 

~Reading Roundup with Miss Paulina (age 4-5 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Thursdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25-30 minutes)

MLK Jr. Day of Service 2019

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Make Valentine gift bags for residents of Cross Roads House. All ages event. Make Valentine gift bags for residents of Cross Roads House. All ages event. Items for the event can be donate starting January 2nd. We'll be looking for donations of adult male & female socks and single serve candy. Participants will make a valentine card for each bag.

Cross Roads House is looking for donations of:

  • baby wipes
  • diapers and pull-ups
  • disposable razors
  • feminine hygiene products
  • hand sanitize
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • travel size shampoo
  • conditioner
  • lotion
  • shaving cream
  • gas station, walmart, rite aid gift cards
A complete list of requested items can be found: www.crossroadshouse.org/donations/wish-list

Haven is looking for donations of:

Children’s Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Baby Shampoo
Baby Lotion
Arm & Hammer Disposable diaper bags
Wipes
Non-skid socks for children and adults
Clear plastic storage bins (Ziploc Weathershield or other waterproof)
Hand soap
Hand sanitizer (full-size)
Toilet Paper
gift cards( see website for requests)

A complete list of requested items can be found: havennh.org/donate-now/

Lane Memorial Library Hosts Speaking for Wildlife

 

Join a volunteer from the Speaking for Wildlife Program as they present:

Do you wonder why you don’t see Eastern meadowlarks anymore? Are you curious about the sighting of lynx tracks in northern New Hampshire several years ago? Would you recognize the call of the northern leopard frog if you heard it? The presentation, part of the Speaking for Wildlife Project, will take you on a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. You’ll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and what you can do to help. This program is free and open to the public.

HBugs: The Big Three informs New Hampshire citizens and visitors about three invasive insects of greatest concern to our trees and forests: emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid and Asian longhorned beetle. This presentation includes information about the life cycles, identifying signs and symptoms of infestations, and management techniques for each pest.

Bats have been in the news lately. Wondering what’s up with bats in New Hampshire? This talk will give you an overview of the different kinds of bats found in our state, where to look for them, and how landowners and homeowners can help conserve these fascinating mammals. You’ll also learn about the impact of white-nose syndrome on our bats in New Hampshire, what scientists are learning about this threat, and how you can help.

December Storytimes

DecemberThe Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. We will have a "Mini" 2-week session, beginning Monday, December 10, ending Thursday, December 20. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child/children and drop in! All are welcome.

  • Baby Lapsit with Miss Joan (Babies 0 months – 14 months) Includes stories, songs and fingerplays, bubbles and dancing (runs approximately 20 minutes)
  • 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)
  • Bookworms with Miss Paulina (age 3-4 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Wednesdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25 minutes) 
  • Reading Roundup with Miss Paulina (age 4-5 years) Includes stories, songs, activities, bubbles and dancing. Thursdays at 10:30 am (runs approximately 25-30 minutes)

Great Bay Sailor Concert - December 18th at 6:30 PM

Great Bay Sailor

Plan to bring the family and join us on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 PM in the downstairs Lane Room for a special Yuletide concert by local folk group Great Bay Sailor.  Promising an evening of music that they call "the hidden sounds of the season", the GBS Yuletide repertoire is comprised of songs from traditions honored in such diverse settings as isolated Irish village churches, English pubs, the mountain cabins of Appalachia, Hebridean households, Canadian social clubs, and the creative genius of contemporary bards and songwriters.  This is a Christmas that you have never heard before!

As a special treat, and as an end-of-year "thank you" to our wonderful patrons, the library will provide hot mulled cider and a delicious assortment of staff-baked cookies for those who arrive a little bit early.  The concert is free of charge, open to the public, and suitable for all ages.

About the performers:

Great Bay Sailor Group Photo

Great Bay Sailor performs a brash but thoughtful brand of “contemporary/traditional” folk music.  The crew is composed of singers Bruce MacIntyre, Steve Carrigan and Mike Blaire; fiddle player, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki; multi-instrumentalist Taylor Whiteside and noted Nashville strings man, Jim Prendergast.   A hallmark of the band is its eclectic repertoire of maritime, Irish/Scottish and ol’ timey songs and tunes, out of which the band weaves a rollicking, toe tapping, romantic, bitter-sweet and soul-soothing musical tapestry for the enjoyment of listening audiences in Northern New England.

Job Opening - Children's Services

LibraryLane Memorial Library JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Children’s Room is currently looking for a Library Page for 4 hours a week. Work involves shelving books and other materials, checking that materials are in their appropriate places, and other library tasks as needed.   Consistent attention to detail is a must.

Skills/Qualifications:

The library page must be able to file materials within the appropriate classification scheme, particularly the Dewey Decimal Classification System.  Instruction will be given in this.

  • Ability to alphabetize and put things in numerical order.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English at an eighth (8th) grade level.
  • Ability to learn routine library procedures.
  • Ability to adhere to library policies and procedures, including dress code.
  • Ability to work independently and thoroughly with a minimum of supervision.
  • Minimum of 14 years old.

Minimum Physical Qualifications

Must be able to:

  • Push and pull library book trucks weighing up to fifty pounds across seventy feet of carpet.
  • Carry up to ten pounds (10 lbs) of books across the length of the Children’s Room (approximately 70 feet).
  • Stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves

The current salary is $7.25 an hour.

Applications are available at both the Adult and Children’s circulation desks and must be submitted to Paulina Shadowens, Head of Children’s Services, no later than Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by the department head and you will be contacted if an interview will be scheduled.

Lane Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ADA concerns: “The Library Page position may be performed with partial physical disabilities although the position is physically demanding and requires bending, lifting, and reaching. Persons with visual disabilities may have difficulty filing Library materials, although speech and hearing disabilities would present few problems. Intellectual impairment may not hamper performance where the ability to file quickly is present”. —from OCLC Computer Library Center

 

Friends' 2018 Fall Book Sale

Friends Fall Book Sale 2018

Wednesday, November 14th - Friends' Preview, 5:00 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 15th - Public Sale, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, November 16th - Public Sale, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 17th - Public Sale, 9:00 AM to Noon

It’s time to save the dates so you won’t miss our annual Fall Friends' Book and Media Sale. We’ll have thousands of books, including children’s, history, war, politics, biography, cookbooks, gardening, science, animals, sports, mysteries, poetry, classics, humor, health, art, crafts, home, self-help, religion/inspiration, local interest, Christmas, romances and just about everything else.  We will also offer a wide selection of audiobooks, music on CD, and DVDs.

Most hard cover books are $1 and paperbacks 50 cents. Most children’s books are 25 cents. There is also a table featuring collections and special books priced at $2 and up. On Saturday, shoppers can buy a Friends' Book Bag and fill it for free!

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library, whose mission is to support the library and its programs.

Cash or check with ID, no credit cards.

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