July 2013

Teen Summer Reading Program, Week 5: Emergency Candles

Emergency CandlesThis week, we're going to do just a little bit to get ready for hurricane season, blizzard season, or whatever issue causes us to lose power!  Hampton teens are invited to come and create their own emergency candle(s).  *We'll be playing with hot, melted wax, so parents be warned.

Who: Teens entering 7th grade and up
What: Emergency Candle Making
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Lane Memorial Library, Lane Room
Why: Earn a raffle ticket toward winning the Kindle Fire grand prize, just for attending.  Also, remember that if there are more than 5 of you there, you'll get to vote on Kirsten's new hair color: red, orange, or pink!  Only 5 more chances to make your vote count!

Questions?  Ask Kirsten: kcorbett@hampton.lib.nh.us or 926-3368.

Our Books-to-Movies Discussion Series Continues with Alice in Wonderland

Alice in WonderlandJoin us on Wednesday, July 24 for the fourth of our Book-to-Movie screening/discussions.  We'll be watching Alice in Wonderland (rated PG), starring Mia Wasikowska, and then comparing and contrasting it to Lewis Carroll's original book.  Haven't read it yet?  We won't tell!  If you do want to read it, though, you may check out a copy at the front desk.  It's a fun book, and the movie is an interesting and fun adapatation.  Come on in!

Who: Everyone is welcome
What: Alice in Wonderland screening/discussion
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5 p.m.
Where: Lane Memorial Library Weston Theater

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Questions?  Ask Kirsten: kcorbett@hampton.lib.nh.us or 926-3368.

Teen Summer Reading Program, Week 4: Cake Pops!

Cake PopsToday we're going to play with our food!  Hampton teens are invited to come and show off their creativity this afternoon with cake pops.  We'll have melted chocolates to dip them in and all sorts of things to decorate them with.  Haven't tried cake pops yet?  They're fun and easy to make, and even more fun and yummy to eat!

Who: Teens entering 7th grade and up
What: Cake Pops Decorating
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Lane Memorial Library, Lane Room
Why: Earn a raffle ticket toward winning the Kindle Fire grand prize, just for attending.  Also, remember that if there are more than 5 of you there, you'll get to vote on Kirsten's new hair color: red, orange, or pink!  Only 7 more chances to make your vote count!

Questions?  Ask Kirsten: kcorbett@hampton.lib.nh.us or 926-3368.

"Remembrance: the Pink Chair Project" with July artist Lynn Schulte

"Daisy Love"Lynn Schulte will be exhibiting her travelling art show Remembrance: the Pink Chair Project in the Lane Library Weston Gallery during the month of July, 2013.  The group of paintings make up a love story that celebrates the memory of Lynne’s mother in moving and beautiful images. Lynne sensed her mother’s presence while painting an Adirondack chair of her mother’s favorite color – bright, knock-your-socks-off pink. After the initial surprise of that experience, Lynne began placing the chair into various locations that had special meaning to herself or her mother. In this way, she created a cohesive body of work that shines as individual paintings as well as a sensitive and powerful grouping.

Each painting has a story. As she painted, Lynne understood more about her mother, about her relationship with her mother, and herself. These stories are written and posted with the paintings. “In grieving and learning to accept that my mother is gone, I am celebrating that she has been released,” said Schulte. “As hard as it is not to have her here with me, there is an understanding that comes.”

People are invited to participate in the project by posting a note to a loved one, or by writing a longer excerpt in the Remembrance book available in the Weston Gallery.  Lynn maintains a blog about the Pink Chair Project at http://pinkchairpaintings.blogspot.com.

Those who want to learn more about Lynn and the story of this exhibit are welcome to attend an Artist Reception and Presentation on Monday, July 29th at 6:30 PM.  The library will supply light refreshments.

You can read more about Lynne and her exhibit here.

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