Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Mini" Storytime Session and Lions Club Vision Screening


Friday, May 15, 2015

Kids' Movie: "Strange Magic", Friday, May 22

After School Movie
Strange Magic
PG (1 hour, 39 minutes)
Friday, May 22 @ 3:15 pm

Strange Magic, a new animated film, is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

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

Little Kids' Movietime: "Berry Best in Show (Strawberry Shortcake)", Friday, May 22

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best in Show
Not Rated (1 hour, 7 minutes)
Friday, May 22 @ 10 am

Join Strawberry Shortcake and some new furry friends in these delightful "tails" about being yourself and encouraging others to do the same. During his road trip to find homes for his orphan puppies, Huckleberry Pie and his four-legged crew get stranded in Berry Bitty City. Luckily, Strawberry and her berry best pals decide to help out with the strays in "A Boy and His Dog's" Blueberry Muffin and Huck become "Partners in Crime" when they try to write a mystery story together...with surprising results. And the fur is sure to fly when the girls try to help Huck start a dog shelter in "The Mystery of the Disappearing Dog Show." It's a howling good time with sweet doggy delights for everyone.

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ladies' Night Movie: "Black or White", Wed. 5/27

Ladies' Night Movie
Black or White
Rated PG-13 (2 hours)
Wednesday, May 27
Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm

Starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer

When his wife dies in a car crash, Elliott Anderson (Kevin Costner) fields another blow: the realization that he must raise his biracial granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell), alone. However, the child's paternal grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer) feels that she is better equipped to take care of the child, and sues for custody. With Eloise caught in the middle, both Elliott and Rowena are forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness and understanding.

Admission is FREE. Donations of snacks (cookies, chips/dip, etc.) are welcome. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Movie: "Still Alice", Wed. 5/20 & Thurs. 5/21

Still Alice
Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 41 minutes)
Wednesday, May 20 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, May 21 @ 5:30 pm

Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

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

Classic Movie: "High Society", Wed. 5/13

High Society
Not Rated (1 hour, 51 minutes)
Wednesday, May 13 @ 1 pm

Starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra

Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), however Tracy is engaged to another man (John Lund). Matters are complicated even further when a magazine reporter (Frank Sinatra), in town to cover Tracy's wedding, also winds up falling for the beautiful bride-to-be. As Tracy tries to decide on the ideal husband, each suitor works hard to convince her he is the best choice.

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

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Little Kids' Movie: "Let's Learn: STEM (Nickelodeon)", Friday, 5/8

Let's Learn: Stem (Nickelodeon)
Not Rated (1 hour)
Friday, May 8 @ 10 am

Nick Jr. introduces preschoolers to the exciting curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) that is a hot topic for parents and educators! Join your favorite Nick Jr. friends from Paw Patrol, Bubbles Guppies and more for exciting adventures and lessons in problem-solving and everyday technologies - perfect for jump-starting young imaginations and developing inquisitive minds!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable.

Movie: "Selma", Thursday, May 7 (2 shows)

Selma
Rated PG-13 (2 hours, 8 minutes)
Thursday, May 7 @ 1 pm AND 5:30 pm

Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement that prompted change that forever altered history.

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Movie: "The Penguins of Madagascar", Wed. April 29

The Penguins of Madagascar
Rated PG (1 hour, 26 minutes)
Wednesday, April 29 @ 11 am

Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.

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

Ladies' Night Movie: "The Good Lie", Wed. April 29

Ladies' Night Movie
The Good Lie
Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 50 minutes)
Wednesday, April 29
Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm

A group of Sudanese refugees are taken in by a brash American woman (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon) assigned to help them as they adjust to modern life in the United States.

Admission is FREE. Donations of snacks (cookies, chips/dip, etc.) are welcome. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Teen Services: May Events

Do you remember the first time you were pulled over? Teen Services will be hosting a special event for teens and their parents. This informative discussion will highlight what to expect if stopped, basic rights, and responsibilities. It's never to soon for a teen to learn about interacting with law enforcement. We'll dispel common myths and misconceptions and become informed citizen! Please join us May 20th, 6:00 pm.




Friday, April 17, 2015

"Tinker Bell" movie today after school!

After School Movie Today!
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast
Friday, April 17 @ 3:15 pm
Not Rated (90 minutes)

Return to Pixie Hollow for a heartwarming adventure, Disney's TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVER BEAST. An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who's not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow -- and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Kids are welcome to bring blankets and pillows to stretch out on the floor and watch the movie (chairs are also provided).

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Little Kids' Movie: "Barbie in Princess Power", Friday, April 17

Barbie in Princess Power
Friday, April 17 @ 10 am
Not Rated (1 hour, 14 minutes)

Get ready to soar! Barbie stars as Kara, a modern-day princess with an everyday life. One day, after being kissed by a magical butterfly, Kara soon discovers she has amazing super powers allowing her to transform into Super Sparkle, her secret, crime-fighting alter ego who flies around the kingdom ready to save the day! But it's not long before her jealous cousin catches the butterfly and also transforms – this time into Dark Sparkle, her nemesis. Their rivalry takes to the skies, but when they discover the kingdom's true enemy, can they put aside their differences to form one super team? Soar to new heights and discover that there's no greater power than the power of friendship!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable.

Classic Movie: "To Kill A Mockingbird", Wed., 4/15

To Kill A Mockingbird
Not Rated (2 hours, 10 minutes)
Wednesday, April 15 @ 1 pm

Screen legend Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch - the Academy Award winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel about innocence, strength and conviction and nominated for 8 Academy Awards. Watch it and remember why “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

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

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Kids' Summer Reading Survey

 Summer Reading Survey

Summer Reading is coming up fast! This year we would like to ask our parents and children what prizes they feel would best motivate Independent Readers to read and to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Please click on the link above to take our very short (2 questions!) survey and provide us with some feedback so we can make 2015 the best Kids' Summer Reading Program ever!!
Thanks,
Children's Room Staff

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Movie "Unbroken", Wed. 4/8 & Thurs. 4/9

Unbroken
Rated PG-13 (2 hrs., 17 minutes)
Wednesday, April 8 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, April 9 @ 5:30 pm

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Admission is FREE. Water and popcorn are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Little Kids' Movietime: "Nickelodeon: Springtime Adventures", Friday, April 3

Nickelodeon: Springtime Adventures
Friday, April 3 @ 10 am
Not Rated (1 hour)

Spring-themed shows from our favorite Nickelodeon characters: Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, the Wonder Pets and Dora!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Movie "Into the Woods", Wed. 3/25

Into the Woods
Rated PG (2 hours)
Wednesday, March 25
Potluck snacks @ 5:15 pm
Movie @ 5:30 pm

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp.

Admission is FREE. Donations of snacks (cookies, chips/dip, etc.) are welcome. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Movie: "Annie", Wed. 3/25 (SAU90 Inservice Day)

Annie
Wednesday, March 25
11:30 am
Rated PG (2 hours)

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since, with Annie in the care of her mean foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings"

Exodus: Gods and Kings
Rated PG-13 (2 hours, 34 minutes)
Wednesday, March 18 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, March 19 @ 5 pm

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Starring Christian Bale, directed by Ridley Scott.

Admission is FREE. Water and popcorn are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Classic Movie: "April in Paris", Wed. 3/11

April in Paris
Not Rated (1 hr., 39 mins.)
Wednesday, March 11 @ 1 pm

As a chorus girl mistakenly sent to Paris on a cultural junket, Doris Day meets up with diplomat Ray Bolger and the dance of romance begins.

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

Monday, March 02, 2015

Little Kids' Movietime "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy"

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy
Friday, March 6 @ 10 am
Not Rated (47 min.)

The revelation of a spellbinding secret sets in motion the most thrilling adventure in the history of SOFIA THE FIRST! After learning that the Amulet of Avalor is magical, Amber snatches it while Sofia is sleeping. Unfortunately, she unwittingly unleashes a curse that summons evil Princess Ivy, who threatens to destroy the amulet, seize the crown and turn the entire kingdom black-and-white! Soar through the skies with Amber and Sofia -- aided by special guest Rapunzel -- as they embark on a daring quest to defeat Ivy, break the curse and save Enchancia. Packed with high-flying excitement The Curse of Princess Ivy shows how love, trust, and unselfishly putting others' needs first can truly work magic!

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable.

Movie: "Birdman", Wed. 3/4 & Thurs. 3/5

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Winner, Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, 2015
Rated R (1 hour, 59 minutes)
Wednesday, March 4 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, March 5 @ 5:30 pm

A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. Starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Storytimes!

Spring Storytimes are coming up fast! The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in! This session runs from Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 23.
  • Baby Lapsit with Miss Nicole (Ages 0 - 15 months) This is a drop-in story time for infants/toddlers and their caregivers that will last approximately 15-20 minutes.  It will include action rhymes and stories, tickles and songs and bounces! Mondays at 11 am in the Children's Room. (Please have one adult present for each infant/toddler.)
  • 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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vacation Week Movie: "Big Hero 6", Friday, 2/27

Big Hero 6
Rated PG (1 hour, 33 mins.)
Friday, Feb. 27 @ 1 pm

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, BIG HERO 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Frantokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends -- adrenaline junky Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred -- who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

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


Storytimes for Winter Break (Wed. 2/25 & Fri. 2/27)

Paddington Storytime
Wednesday, Feb. 25 @ 10 am
Miss Paulina will share Paddington and other teddy bear stories for this drop-in storytime. Please feel free to dress up like Paddington or bring a stuffed teddy bear with you.




NHSPCA visits the library!
Friday, Feb. 27 @ 10 am
The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will visit the library for a storytime and bring some special furry friend guests. Since the NHSPCA does this event for free, we are asking patrons to please bring a donation for the shelter animals with them. Suggested items include cat/kitten food, dog/puppy food, cat/dog toys, tennis balls, blankets and towels.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Stories of the Portsmouth Naval Prison" - Monday, 2/23 @ 6:30 PM


Plan to join us in the downstairs Lane Room on Monday, February 23 at 6:30 PM for a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the Portsmouth Naval Prison, known as "The Castle" and "The Alcatraz of the East".  Filmmaker Neil Novello will present clips from his recently produced documentary, discuss his research, and take questions from the audience.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Academy Award Films Week 3: "Oliver!" and "The Theory of Everything" (Feb. 17-19)

Oliver! - Winner, Best Picture 1969
Rated G (2 hours, 33 minutes)
Tuesday, February 17 @ 1 pm

Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.






The Theory of Everything - Nominated, Best Picture 2015
Rated PG-13 (2 hrs., 3 mins.)
Wednesday, February 18 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, February 19 @ 5:30 pm
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vacation Week Movie: "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Rated PG (1 hour, 20 minutes)
Tuesday, February 24 @ 1 pm

Starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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

Little Kids' Movietime: "Blaze & the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory"

Blaze & the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory
Not Rated (46 minutes)
Friday, February 20 @ 10 am

Get set for action-packed adventure as Blaze, the fastest monster machine ever, and his driver AJ enter to win the race of a lifetime. But when Crusher, a cheating truck, uses tricks to win, it's up to Blaze to stop Crusher in his tracks and pass the finish line first.

These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Academy Award Films Week 2: "A Beautiful Mind" and "Chicago" (Feb. 11-12)

A Beautiful Mind - Winner, Best Picture 2002
Rated PG-13 (2 hrs., 15 mins.)
Wednesday, Feb. 11 @ 1 pm
Starring Russell Crowe

After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.





Chicago - Winner, Best Picture 2003
Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 53 mins.)
Thursday, Feb. 12 @ 5:30 pm
Starring Renee Zellwegger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

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

Friday, January 30, 2015

Academy Award Films Week 1: "The Judge" and "Driving Miss Daisy" (Feb. 4-6)

The Judge - Nom. Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2015
Rated R (2 hrs., 21 mins.)
Wednesday, Feb. 4 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, Feb. 5 @ 5:30 pm

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr.

Driving Miss Daisy - Winner, Best Picture 1990
Rated PG (1 hour, 39 mins.)
Friday, Feb. 6 @ 3 pm

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. Starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.





Admission is FREE. Water and popcorn are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Family Movie: "The Book of Life", Friday, 1/30

The Book of Life
Friday, January 30 at 1:30 pm (Early release day for SAU90)
Rated PG (1 hr., 36 mins.)

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

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

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ladies' Night Movie: "Chocolat", Wednesday, January 28

Chocolat
Wednesday, January 28
Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13

Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp star in the “delicious” (Good Morning America) romantic comedy that swept audiences off their feet and earned 5 Oscar® nominations including Best Picture. When Vianne (Binoche) arrives into a sleepy, old-fashioned French village and opens a chocolate shop, she sends the townspeople into a flutter with her uniquely gifted treats. Before long the straitlaced villagers find themselves abandoning their reservations and succumbing to their deepest desires! But when the handsome stranger Roux (Depp) breezes into town, Vianne discovers that she too is susceptible to the charms of love in this sweet confection.

Admission is FREE. This is a potluck evening. Please bring a snack or dessert to share. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Little Kids' Movie: "Octonauts Pirate Adventures", Fri. 1/23

Octonauts: Pirate Adventures
Not Rated (60 minutes)
Friday, January 23 @ 10 am

Join the Octonauts as they set out on a series of piratey adventures! Kwazii comes face to face with his long-lost pirate grandfather Calico Jack, while the Octonauts travel deep down the Amazon river in search of a lost city. Then, Kwazii goes head-to-head with three swashbuckling swordfish, gets shipwrecked on desert island with Peso, and meets the perfect sidekick while hunting for pirate treasure: a parrotfish!

Admission is FREE. Toddler-appropriate snacks are provided but feel free to bring your own. These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Kids' Zumba on MLK Day/Monday, Jan. 19


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Movie: "Gone Girl", Wed. Jan. 21 & Thurs. Jan. 22

Gone Girl
Rated R (2 hrs., 28 mins.)
Wednesday, January 21 @ 1:30 pm AND
Thursday, January 22 @ 5:30 pm

Based on Gillian Flynn's 2012 Bestseller. With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike (**nominated for Best Actress 2015, Academy Awards).

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

Friday, January 09, 2015

Little Kid movie this morning! "Jake and the Neverland Pirates"

Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book
Not Rated (60 minutes)
Friday, January 9 @ 10 am

Admission is FREE. Toddler-appropriate snaks are provided but feel free to bring your own. These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typicall run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Film: "Celia Thaxter's Island Garden" - January 12th

Please join us on Monday, January 12th at 6:30 PM for a unique look at one of the more interesting locations off the coast of New Hampshire.  Nineteenth-century Isles of Shoals poet and author Celia Thaxter was also known for her imaginative Victorian island garden.  Her friend impressionist Childe Hassam prepared illustrations for Celia's last book, An Island Garden, published in 1894 just before her death. Based on her book, the unique garden  has been recreated on Appledore Island and now attracts hundreds of visitors annually. This  film tells the story of Celia and her garden, her friendship with Hassam and other artists,  and the effort made by Shoals Marine Laboratory founder Dr. John Kingsbury to recreate the  garden 80 years after Thaxter's death.

Peter Randall, who produced, directed, and photographed the garden, will present the story behind the film and be on hand for questions from the audience.  The film presentation is free and open to all ages.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Winter Story Times!

Winter Story Times are coming up fast! The Children's Room offers a variety of ages/days of the week so that everyone can enjoy a Story Time. Pick the day/time that works best for you and your child and drop in! This session runs from January 12 through February 19.
  • Baby Lapsit with Miss Nicole (Ages 0 - 15 months) This is a drop-in story time for infants/toddlers and their caregivers that will last approximately 15-20 minutes.  It will include action rhymes and stories, tickles and songs and bounces! Mondays at 11 am in the Children's Room. (Please have one adult present for each infant/toddler.)
  • 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.