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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.

"Songs and Stories from WWI" with Richard Kruppa

Songs and Stories from WWI

 

Richard KruppaOn Monday evening, November 19th at 6:30 PM in the downstairs Lane Room, Exeter scholar and musician Richard Kruppa will present a program of stories and songs popular in America at the beginning of the 20th century. Europe was in turmoil in the early teens.  Monarchies were flexing their muscles seeking to expand their borders, and their emboldened leaders brought war to the continent.  The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917 and entered into the “Great War” that had begun in Europe three years earlier.  Nineteen months later the War concluded with the armistice signed on November 11, 1918.

While people were singing Over There Richard reveals what was happening at the time and with the music over here.  In Songs and Stories from World War I - One Hundred Years Later, he reviews the major events of the war and sings the songs that were popular in the day, accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, and baritone ukulele.  Further, he tells interesting stories of how the songs related to the life and the times of Americans in that era.  And the songs have remained familiar and beloved to this day.  Songs like: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Over There, For Me and My Gal, and How You Gonna’ Keep 'em Down on the Farm.

A member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Richard is professor emeritus from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and he studied American folk and Gospel music as a graduate student.

Culture Keepers / Culture Makers Art Exhibit - Weston Gallery, October 2018

Culture Keepers

This artwork depicts how life could be—without segregation, without bias, without the terrible lack of connection among many of us human beings. The art was created through group sessions led by artist Richard Haynes, who developed a tracing technique so that anyone, artist or not, could join his trade and express the wish to change our culture. Fourteen people from the Seacoast participated to learn how artists are, not only culture keepers, but also, culture makers.

Haynes asked participants to imagine their art being uncovered by the people of a future generation. He asked, “What do you want people to discover from your drawing? How will you show them what it was like to be living in a time when we were emerging into a world without racism?”

As a group, they defined “diversity” and “racial unity” and then were asked, “How did you learn bias and prejudice in the first place?” The art students named systems: our families, our schools, our political and social cultures and healthcare—citing all the opportunities given only to white people in order to succeed and thrive. They asked themselves how we might have colluded with those systems of oppression—or how we confronted them. And, for eight weeks, they talked about their lives, laughed and cried together, and imagined a better future.

This project was organized by the Racial Unity Team and supported by a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation. Find the Racial Unity Team on Facebook or email them at racialunityteam1@gmail.com.

"Soup of the Americas" cook-off on October 8, 2018

Soup of the Americas 2018

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2018Entry Form 2018
WHERE: Library Main Floor
TIME: Soups will be served to the public @ 12:00 Noon
ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, October 5th


Enter your family favorite soup featuring 2 ingredients unique to the New World to win!  New World food examples include Corn, Potatoes, Cranberries, Chocolate, Vanilla, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin, Chilies, Allspice, Black beans, Turkey.  Soups will be judged by popular vote and Chef’s Choice.

401 TavernVoting will close at 12:45 PM, followed by a professional soup demonstration by Chef Aaron Duvall from the 401 Tavern at 1:00 PM.  We will announce the winners of both the People's Choice and chef's Choice following this presentation.

 

Prizes:
Chef’s 1st - $50 Gift certificate to the 401 Tavern - Jenn Beigel, Turkey Chili
Chef’s 2nd - $25 Gift certificate to the 401 Tavern - Stacy Mazur, Lasagna Soup
People’s 1st - $50 Gift certificate and gift basket to Philbrick’s Fresh Market - Josiah Howard, Cream of Potato & Corn Soup
People’s 2nd -$25 Gift certificate to Seacoast Soups - Djamel Hafiani, Seafood Chowder

Soup of the Americas Winners 2018

Pictured Winners: Djamel Hafiani, Stacy Mazur, Josiah Howard with assistant Annika Howard, and Jenn Beigel

Winning Recipe - Cream of Potato and Corn Soup

Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups Frozen Corn
10 Cups Chicken Broth
½ Cup minced Onion
½ tsp Salt
¾ tsp White Pepper
2 8oz blocks of Cream Cheese
Bacon Bits
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions:
Boil potatoes, corn, onion, salt, and pepper in chicken broth until tender. Reduce heat to low. Cut cream cheese into chunks and add to soup. Stir often until cream cheese melts. Serve hot with bacon and shredded cheese sprinkled on top

Italian Wedding Soup by Chef Aaron Duvall, courtesy of the 401 Tavern

Ingredients:

8 - 10 pieces bone-in chicken thighs / legs
2 heads escarole, thin sliced
2 medium white onions, julienned
2 qt. Swanson (or equivalent) chicken stock
1 small box orzo
6 whole carrots, small dice
6 stalks celery, small dice
1 lb. ground beef rolled into small balls
5 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
2 chicken bouillon cubes

Place chicken in a pot with water enough to cover to a depth of 2 inches.  Boil until cooked through (about 20 minutes) and remove from water.  Chill chicken to room temperature and reserve broth.  Pull chicken meat and cut into soup-sized pieces.  Combine escarole, onions, carrots and celery with cut chicken and add to broth along with the chicken stock and bouillon cubes.  Simmer for 2 hours, while preparing hard boiled eggs and rolling the meatballs out to around 1 - 2 oz. each.  After the 2 hours is up, add meatballs and chopped hard boiled eggs and simmer for an additional 1 to 2 hours. Add cracked black pepper to taste and serve with cooked orzo and shredded Parmesan cheese as desired.

AAP Exhibit - "It's Out of Date"

AAP Exhibit

The All About Paper's Photo Enthusiast Group Show will be on display at the Lane Memorial Library Gallery, throughout the month of September.  A meet and greet with the photographers will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5th from 6:00-7:30 in the downstairs gallery.  Light refreshments will be served.

This year's theme is "It's Out of Date".  These are pictures of things that are out of date or no longer in common use.  We thought this would be a fun theme because each item could bring about interesting conversations about what these items are and how different things are now!

This year's participants are:

  • Catherine Pagano
  • Sally Hunter
  • Carol Dostie
  • Lois Rooney
  • Linda Larck
  • Linda Reid
  • Mary Conant

 

"Make Art Work" - Emily Kalina reception and talk

Emily Kalina - Make Art Work

Plan to drop in at the library on Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 PM in the downstairs Lane Room to meet local artist Emily Kalina and learn about her experiences in making a living in the art world.  As she describes it, "To make art that sells in the world today, you have to wear many hats. One is the creator, the artist. But the artist needs to not only create the artwork, but also sell and market, while simultaneously promoting it on social media as well as managing a website where people can find your work.  If it seems like a lot, it is! However it can be done. Come join me to talk about what it means to make art work."  Some of Emily's work will also be on display in our Weston Gallery for the month of August, including digital prints on canvas, a selection of patterned scarves, and a handbag.

Emily graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 with a degree in Illustration and immediately entered the gallery world in which she exhibited and sold her signature style of layered, textured, and patterned watercolors. As a young watercolor artist Kalina always had an eye for the interplay of color, texture and layering. This innate skill quickly evolved and expanded as in 2009 as she left the gallery world to pursue the exciting world of print and textile design. Using her watercolors as a basis for her prints, she combines her sharp eye for trends with an innate sense of color and style to produce vibrant designs that are appealing to a wide variety of clientele.

Kalina successfully transformed her 14 years of layered and textured watercolors into best selling scarves and a variety of products for Nine West Dress, Michael Kors, Barney’s New York, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Elie Tahari, Nordstrom, Target and TJX to name a few.

"Turning 60 in Tuscany" - Photographs of Debra Woodward

Turning 60 in Tuscany

My husband and I decided to each choose a place that we wanted to experience for the first time when we turned 60.  I had always wanted to drink in the landscapes, traditions, history, art, food and wine of Tuscany.  From the kitchen where we took cooking lessons to the rooftops of Siena it was the perfect place to photograph.  My husband chose Provence, where we reveled in the luscious food, fields of lavender and street musicians of Avignon.

Debra WoodwardA NH native, Debra Woodward has been interested in creative photography since she was a child with her first Brownie camera.  In 2009, she began six years studying with Newburyport photographer Robert Chiller with a goal to master her SLR and grow from taking snapshots to learning what makes a good photograph.  She began to understand the importance of shadows and light and of working to get a good shot from the outset, without depending on a lot of post manipulation.  Debra enjoys street shooting as well as capturing subjects as diverse as musicians at work, café goers, and horses jumping in the snow.

In 2017 Debra shared a successful show entitled “Café Life” with NH oil painter Peg Murray at the NH Art Association; Debra’s dramatic black and white photographs were a fine contrast and complement to Peggy’s colorful oil paintings.  “Escargot” was the centerpiece of her part of this show, and it is exhibited here.  This followed her solo show entitled “Tuscan Laundry” and some of these photos are also displayed here. Two others can currently be seen in the “Eye of the Beholder” show at the Seacoast Artists Association in Exeter with interpretations of these photos in oil by award-winning Amesbury painter Bob Richardson, whose work was just seen here at the Weston Gallery in May. Debra began studying oil painting with Mr. Richardson in 2017 and exhibited paintings for the first time in his recent show.  Expect to see more from Debra in oils!

Debra is a member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter and the Newburyport Art Association. She is also a juried member of the NH Art Association and a former board member. Last month her photograph “Becoming Icarus” was accepted into their 32nd Annual Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition and can be seen here.  Her work has been accepted into the NHAA’s Annual Parfitt Photography Exhibition for the past several years and their 29th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition in 2015.  She was also part of the 2013 and 2015 annual Joan L. Dunfey Memorial Juried Exhibitions, and this past November her photograph “Escargot”, seen here in this show, won Honorable Mention.  In 2014 her photo “Purple Blanket” was awarded Best in Photography at the Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Exhibition, Part 1.

Turning 60 in Tuscany will be on exhibit in the downstairs Weston Gallery throughout the month of June, 2018.  Debra would like to invite everyone to her reception on Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM for pizza and conversation!

We Live We Lead - Empowering Women Leaders Workshop

We Live We Lead

Join with other community members as we explore through sharing & storytelling the concepts of leadership. Anyone can be empowered to lead. Everyone is a leader. Our workshop seeks to inspire leadership skills & competences. Sign up online at:  http://bit.ly/welivewelead This year long series that addresses a new topic each workshop. New Guest Speaker Each Month!

September Event - Navigating Change

Kabria BaumgartnerOn Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 to 7:45 PM, participants will discuss change management and listen to featured speaker Kabria Baumgartner, an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. To survive and thrive we all need to know how to navigate change. Learn about the change cycle and how to react at every stage. Change is something that everybody experiences, and even a positive change can be difficult. Baumgartner will share the experiences of African American women students as they acted as leaders and change agents in the antebellum Northeast.

August Event -  Leadership versus Management.

The session's aim is to help the audience identify the main differences between a leader and a manager. Why do we need leaders? What does a great leader look like? Participants will focus on leadership characteristics.

  • Introduction - 2 min
  • Strategic Thinking Brainstorming - 3 min
  • Leadership Characteristics - 10 min
  • Draw Your Leader exercise - 25 min
  • Reflections - 10 min
  • Video - 5 min
  • Speech - Tanisha Johnson, Associate Branch Director, Exeter YMCA - 30 min
  • Wrap Up & Video - 5 min
  • Survey - 5 min
Featured Speaker - Tanisha Johnson
 
Tanisha JohnsonTanisha Johnson brings more than a decade of experience in coaching and program management. Tanisha earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Leadership. She began her career in the non-profit sector in Pennsylvania, working to help families successfully manage a variety of challenges inherent in their daily lives. Tanisha held volunteer positions with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, and she began several community programs and partnerships at which girls learned to channel their inner confidence to be innovators and leaders. It was during these years of working with youth and families, that her true passion for coaching and leadership became abundant.

Tanisha is currently the Associate Branch Director at the Exeter Area YMCA. Tanisha’s focus is to continue the YMCA mission: to be a pillar of community service. She is a believer in the power of building relationships, and lives by the adage, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
 

July Event - Strategic Thinking - Vision Statement

This session will focus on helping every individual draw a “road map”. A road map reflects how a person is looking at their future.  Participants will create a vision statement. Vision statements answer, “What is your dream?” no matter its size or indistinctness. A vision statement will help participants to identify their mission statement, which is how they will reach their dream. Finally, the last step will be about identifying the objectives and actions needed to achieve that dream, with each participant creating a Foot Print. By the end of the session, participants will have a life vision, have identified their passion, and the actions needed to achieve those goals.

  • Introduction - 2 min
  • Strategic Thinking Brainstorming - 3 min
  • Strategic Thinking Presentation ( vision, mission and Objectives) - 10 min
  • RoadMap Exercise - 25 min
  • Reflections - 10 min
  • Video - 5 min
  • Speech - Joanne Knight, Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch  - 30 min
  • Wrap Up & Video - 5 min
  • Survey     

We Live We Lead

June Event Strategic Thinking – Values
Wednesday, June 27th 5:30-8:00 PM

The first meeting will focus on exploring personal values to help improve self-awareness. By being self-aware participants can increase their ability to set clear goals and competence to build a vision of the future. These steps are part of the process towards reaching full potential and realizing dreams.

6:00 – 6:.05 pm Introduction:  Program’s objectives – Why we are here today?

6:05 – 6:10 pm Leadership: Brainstorming Leadership Definition.

6:10 -- 6:20 pm Strategic Thinking’s Concept

6:20 – 6:30 pm Inspirational Video

6.30 – 7:30 pm Value Tree Exercise: Explore your personal Values

7:00 – 7:30 pm Speaker: Rev Deb

7:30- 7:40 pm Book reflection

7:40- 7:45 pm Closing

Featured Speaker: Reverend Deborah Knowlton

Rev. Deb KnowltonDeb felt the call to be an ordained ministry in the Exeter Congregational Church and has served parishes over the last thirty-eight years in New Hampshire and Connecticut. She currently serves the First Congregational Church in Hampton, a town dear to her, as she grew up on a beautiful farm just outside of town. After her undergraduate studies at UNH, she earned her M.Div. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She is the writer of Color Me Included her book that details her investigation into Hampton’s eighteenth-century African American church members. Rev. Deb has a wonderful way with words and a very special gift of making everyone feel completely welcome.

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