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Lane Memorial Library Hosts Speaking for Wildlife

 

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

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.



In this dazzling presentation, you’ll see New Hampshire’s natural beauty through the lens of Natural Heritage Bureau ecologists and photographers Ben Kimball and Dan Sperduto. Featuring photos of rare and special plant communities and habitats throughout the state, you’ll learn new ways to look at the natural landscape and find out places to visit some of New Hampshire’s unique places.



The Reptiles & Amphibians slide presentation introduces participants to the frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes that call New Hampshire home. These species range from among the most common animals in the state, to some of the rarest. You’ll learn about the many different habitats that reptiles and amphibians use, what threats they face, and what you can do to help. Presentation includes handouts and other helpful materials.



A Garden for Wildlife is a slide presentation that shows how anyone with a backyard, garden, or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices. Includes discussion of wildlife and habitats, plant choice, use of native plants, nest boxes and feeders, and issues such as invasive plants.



The Birds, Bats & Butterflies slide presentation highlights a dozen wildlife species commonly seen in New Hampshire. Participants will learn cool animal facts and find out about how the diverse mix of habitats in our region support species such as American woodcock, painted turtle, pileated woodpecker, wood frogs, little brown bats and other captivating creatures. Presentation includes handouts and other helpful materials.

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.

"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

 

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