Adult Programs

  • BelleBelle
    Wednesday, September 3 @ 1 pm
    Thursday, September 4 @ 5:30 pm
    Rated PG (1 hr., 44 mins.)

    The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle and becomes a force for change in 18th century England. 

    Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

  • The library will be exhibiting the works of Dover artist Jean Roughan in our Weston Gallery during the month of September.  Jean's primary interest is in plein air landscapes in oil, but she also enjoys still life and portraits. Her paintings are currently in private collections throughout the United States and Canada, as well as at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Jean is a past member of various local art associations, including Seacoast Art Association, Newburyport Art Association, Ocean City Art League, MD. And is currently a member of Great Bay Art Association.  We will host an artist reception at the library on Monday, September 15th at 6:30 PM.  All are welcome.

    We asked Jean to tell us a little about her work:

    Artist Jean Roughan"I became serious about my painting when my husband and I retired to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where I studied with several well-known local artists. I began seeing the beauty of the marshes and waters of the shore, learning to 'see' with an artist's eye. I noticed glorious splashes of color in unexpected places: puddles, patches of pavement, sand and water, dark stands of trees. My vision expanded when I began painting 'en plein air' and my soul was stirred by the beauty of foggy, cold days...

  • Party PicCONGRATULATIONS to all the youngsters who joined this year’s summer reading program.  We had 414 kids sign up!!!  What amazing readers you are!  Yay you! Also, all the grown ups who participated deserve a big hand for the reading aloud they did, for all the tickets they filled out, and for all they do to support Lane's Children's Room in the summer and throughout the year. 

    We couldn’t do such an ambitious program without the strong support and collaboration with the local schools, their staff and administration. It is an honor and joy to work with such wonderful educators. 

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  • The All About Paper photo enthusiast group will be exhibiting their work at the Lane Memorial Library during the month of August.  8 members have chosen a collection of their favorite selections in response to the challenge "My Favorite Subject Matter or Technique Is ...".  A reception and 'Meet and Greet' is planned for the evening of Wednesday, August 6th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, with light refreshments.

    Come out and meet the photographers, learn about the group and their monthly challenges, take a look through the member photo albums, ask questions, and get inspired for your own photography!

    More information about the monthly challenges is available at www.allaboutpaperllc.blogspot.com.

  • We welcome photographer Adam Woodworth to the Weston Gallery as our July artist.  He has mastered the amazing art of blending beautiful night skies with striking landscape compositions to produce etheral and almost surreal images.  Adam will also present an illustrated lecture on how he makes the magic, free and open to the public on Wednesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM

    Introduction to Landscape Astrophotography will take you on a night time journey across locations in Northern New England with a couple stops in New Brunswick and Quebec.  Adam will look at landscape photos that feature the galactic center of the Milky Way and discuss the stories and techniques behind the photos.

    Woodworth is a landscape photographer, fine art printer, award winning filmmaker, and software engineer.  He is originally from Kittery, Maine, and now resides in Rye, New Hampshire.  He has had a love of photography for over 15 years, and since 2008 he has focused on landscape photography.

    His goal as a photographer is to create compelling images using high quality tools and techniques.  His attention to detail as a long time computer programmer is not lost in his photography and fine art printing.
    He often strives to produce images that capture the beauty of nature, but he also uses special techniques to create images that often times look otherworldly.

    Adam can frequently be found wandering around the White...

  • Why write horror fiction?  That is a question local author Brad Boucher is happy to answer whenever he has an audience of interested fans.  You can hear the story of how he became fascinated by this particular corner of the writing universe on Monday, July 16th at 6:30 PM as he joins us here at the library to kick off the publication of his new book Readings from the Book of Pain.  In addition to a discussion about the merits and challenges of writing horror fiction, Brad will also touch on the subject of how writing short fiction for various publications is different from maintaining suspense throughout a full novel.  Budding writers of any genre take note!

    Boucher's short stories have been published for many years, some of them in magazines that are now rare or have ceased publication.  He will give away several of these original magazines as raffle prizes.

    Brad will also invite audience members to help choose the cover design for his new work during the course of his presentation.  The library has set up a voting station just around the corner from the circulation desk for those who would like a running start on the decision.

    Vote your choice

  • Barbara LondonPlease join us on Thursday May 29, at 7 PM in the downstairs Weston Gallery for a jazz concert featuring Hampton’s own Barbara London on flute, keyboard, and vocals, joined by bassist Jim Lyden and drummer Gary Gemmiti.  The trio will play selections from Barbara’s new recording, Moonlight, as well as favorite jazz standards.  There will be a chance to meet the artists and a Q & A  opportunity.  Barbara’s new CD and watercolor cards will be on display and available. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Amanda Reynolds Cooper at the library, (603) 926-3368.

    Barbara London is an award-winning flutist, composer, pianist, vocalist, artist, and educator. Recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts jazz performance grants, she has performed across the country and abroad and produced eight recordings of original compositions on her wild aster label.

    Jim Lyden studied with both classical and jazz bassists. He gained experience by playing throughout northern New England with blues, funk, rock, and jazz musicians including Tiger Okoshi, Herb Pomeroy, Oliver Lake, and Frank Foster.

    Gary Gemmiti studied with the late world-renowned Alan Dawson. Comfortable in a variety of styles, Gemmiti has worked with well-known New...

  • Saving Mr. BanksSaving Mr. Banks
    Wednesday, April 16 at 1 pm AND
    Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 pm
    Rated PG-13 (2 hours, 5 mins.)

    Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins.

    Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free. 

    Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

  • Affordable Care ActFamilies First Health and Support Center and the Lane Memorial Library have partnered to both help area residents better understand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provide support and assistance to people who want to enroll for coverage but may be a little uncertain how to do so.

    Under the ACA (also known as “Obamacare”) individuals without health insurance or with private insurance will be able to enroll for coverage through the new healthcare exchange marketplace that first went live on October 1, 2014.   Subsidies are available through the exchange marketplace for those at 100 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.  This means that individuals making between $11,490 and $45,960 and a family of four making between $23,550 and $94,000 will be eligible to receive a subsidy from the federal government that will reduce the cost of the premiums they will have to pay for coverage.

    To help explain the impact of these changes and answer questions that people may have, Families First and the Lane Library are sponsoring an informational meeting on Thursday October 17 at 6:00 PM at the Lane Library.  Admission is free and there is no need to pre-register.

    Did you miss the presentation? ...

  • 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.

  • Book-to-Movie SeriesWhich was better -the book or the movie?  Join us for a book-to-movie discussion series on Wednesday evenings this summer.

    Read the book (pick up your copy at the front desk).  Watch the movie.  Discuss.

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

  • On Wednesday, June 12th at 10 a.m, Miss Paulina will conduct a drop-in story time for children ages 15 months to 4 years old. Representatives from the Richie McFarland Children's Center will be on hand before and after to talk with you about your child's development and to share the range of services they offer for youngsters. RMCC provides pediatric therapy programs, including speech, visual tracking, fine and gross motor skills, and social and communication skills.

    This is a great opportunity to speak with them about concerns specific to your little one—or just to gain valuable information about childhood benchmarks and progress in general.

    No sign ups are necessary. We hope to see you there!

  • Guilt TripGuilt Trip

    Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 35 mins.)

    Wednesday, May 29

    Snacks at 5:15 pm

    Movie at 5:30 pm

    Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are the perfect comedy duo as they embark on one mother of a road trip! The plan for a quick stop at Mom's takes a sudden turn when an impulse compels Andy (Seth Rogen) to invite his mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), on an 8-day, 3,000 mile, journey across the country. But the farther they go, the closer they get and Andy may realize that they have more in common than he ever imagined.

    FREE Admission. Some snacks and drinks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Additional donations of food and drinks are welcome.