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Make Time to Read - with prizes!

Make Time To Read

As we begin our final month of winter in New England, the staff at the Lane Memorial Library would like to offer our patrons the chance to warm up with a free coffee at the Depot Café.  Is there a catch?  Of course there is, but it’s a great catch.  Adults and teens who read four books between February 20th and March 20th, 2018 can visit the library, fill out a prize card, and then redeem it at the Depot Café for one of their wonderful coffee creations.  For younger readers, the library staff encourages families and children to read together 20 minutes on 4 different days, and the prize will be a cute “I love to read” bracelet that children will receive from staff in the Children’s Room. Depot Cafe
Amanda, Kathy, Paulina

In a recent interview with Depot Cafe owner Kathy Faulkingham and children's librarian Paulina Shadowens, director Amanda Reynolds Cooper expressed how excited she is for the library to host this first-of-its-kind winter reading program.  “We love to see new and familiar faces at our door, and the staff is always happy to help someone find a good book if they’re stumped.  We can find anyone four fantastic books to fill that prize card and get their coffee treat.”  Noting that setting time aside to read even in the 'slower' winter months often requires a deliberate choice, she concluded “I hope that people take 20 minutes for themselves – get the blanket, get the pillow, get snuggy and grab a book.  If you would rather be tucked in and reading a book, make that choice and leave some of the other things behind for a while.”

Prize cards for adults, teens and children will be available at the library beginning on February 20th, 2018 and will remain vaild until March 21st, 2018.

AARP Tax Help Schedule - 2018

AARP Tax Help
February 3rd - April 14th, 2018

Saturday 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Downstairs Little Room

No Appointment Necessary

CLOSED PRESIDENTS' DAY FEBRUARY 19

Requirements:

Having last year’s (2016) tax return and all of this year’s (2017) 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.

Note: This year proof of medical insurance coverage is a new requirement. Medicare, Medicaid, employer sponsored coverage or coverage purchased privately all qualify. If coverage was purchased on a state or Federal exchange a Form 1095-A must be obtained as proof of insurance for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents.

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.

Patricia Wall : "Slavery in Rural Colonial New England : New Discoveries"

Salvery in Rural Colonial New England

Join us in the downstairs Lane Room on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM to hear local historian Patricia Q. Wall present intriguing new information regarding the lives of enslaved Blacks (i.e. Africans, Indians, and people of mixed African, white and/or Indian heritage) in farming communities and small towns of New England. Drawing upon findings in her recently published book, Lives of Consequence: Blacks in Early Kittery and Berwick in the Massachusetts Province of Maine. (Portsmouth Marine Society Press, 2017), Mrs. Wall not only banishes the old myth of colonial slavery’s scarcity and significance in that Maine region, she suggests that similar findings are likely still waiting to be discovered in many other New England farming and rural communities.

Mrs. Wall, now a resident of Exeter, NH, has been involved for more than forty years in educating the public about colonial American history through writing and professional and volunteer museum work as well as programs for teachers and visits with thousands of grade school students. She is also the author of two historical novels designed to introduce young people to New England’s early Black history.

Movie "Only the Brave", Wed. 2/21 & Thurs. 2/22

Only the BraveOnly the Brave

Rated PG (1 hours, 47 mins.)

Wednesday, February 21 @ 1 pm AND

Thursday, February 22 @ 5:30 pm

êStarring Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connolly

Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families and communities, the Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. While most people run from danger, they run toward it -- watching over lives, homes and everything people hold dear, forging a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire in Yarnell, Ariz.

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

Movie: "Goodbye Christopher Robin", Wed. 1/24 & Thurs. 1/25

Goodbye Christopher RobinGoodbye Christopher Robin

Rated PG (1 hours, 47 mins.)

Wednesday, January 24 @ 1 pm AND

Thursday, January 25 @ 5:30 pm

 

êStarring Domhnall Gleason and Margot Robbie

 

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

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

Winter Storytimes (January 16 - February 22)

Winter Storytimes

The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Our Winter Storytimes begin on Tuesday, January 16 and run for 6 weeks, ending Thursday, February 22. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in! All are welcome.

*Baby Lapsit/Mommy and Baby Yoga with Miss Joan (Babies 0 months – 14 months) Introducing our new Mom and Baby Yoga class, held as part of our baby lapsit storytime. Yoga for Mom and Baby is a celebration of Motherhood. It will provide you with a wonderful yoga practice that is both invigorating and relaxing, while incorporating your baby into poses. Yoga for mom and baby allows you to strengthen and tone your body, while connecting with your baby. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat (if you have one, some will be available). Miss Joan will also provide baby storytime with songs and stories. Mondays at 11 am in the Lane Room (runs approximately 50 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) in the Children's Room.

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

*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) in the Lane Room.  

Yuletide Concert - December 18th at 6:30 PM

Great Bay Sailor

Plan to bring the family and join us on Monday, 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.

December Storytimes

December Storytimes

The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Our December Storytimes begin on Monday, December 11 and run for 2 weeks, ending Thursday, December 21. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in! All are welcome.

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

Movie "The Glass Castle", Wed. 11/29 & Thurs. 11/30

The Glass CastleWednesday, November 29 @ 1 pm

Thursday, November 30 @ 5:30 pm

Rated PG-13 (2 hrs., 7 mins.)

An all-star cast shines in this inspiring film based on THE NEW YORK TIMES best-selling memoir. Jeannette (Oscar® winner Brie Larson) had a poor but wildly adventurous childhood, raised by her free-spirited father (Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson) and her mother (Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts), an eccentric artist. But when her father's behavior become erratic, Jeannette must find the courage to live on her own terms in this uplifting story of unconditional love.

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

Friends' 2017 Fall Book Sale

Friends' 2017 Book Sale

Wednesday, November 15th - Friends' Preview, 5:00 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 16th - Public Sale, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, November 17th - Public Sale, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 18th - Public Sale, 9:00 AM to Noon

It’s time to save the dates so you won’t miss our annual Fall Friends' Book 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, romance, miscellaneous, and books, music, and movies on CDs 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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