Thursday, October 30, 2014

Little Kids' Movietime, "Planes: Fire & Rescue", Friday, 11/7

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Friday, November 7 @ 10 am
Rated PG (1 hour)

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter.

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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kids' Halloween Fun with the Library and the Rec. Dept.!

Friday, October 31st

ALL DAY Trick-or-Treating, upstairs and downstairs at the library! AND

2 pm Kids' Movie:
Scooby-Doo! Franken Creepy
Not Rated (74 mins.)

Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncle's cursed castle in Transylvania, Pennsylvania! This Scooby-Doo adventure has enough spooky fun to make the whole family come alive!




Stick around after the movie for a Halloween craft with Miss Liz and then head over to the Tuck Building for the Hampton Rec. Halloween Carnival, put on by the Hampton Parks and Rec. Department from 3-5 pm! Click here for more information. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ladies' Night Movie: "Practical Magic", Wed. 10/24

Ladies' Night Out
Practical Magic
Wednesday, October 29
Potluck Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm

Actor Griffin Dunne improves a bit on his first film as a director, Addicted to Love, with this drama-comedy about a family of witches. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play spell-casting sisters of different temperaments: the former is a high-living, free-spirited sort, while Bullock's character is a homebody who can't get around a family curse that kills the men in their lives. A widowed single mom, Bullock gets into a jam with an abusive Bulgarian (Goran Visnjic) and is helped out by her sibling, but the result brings a good-looking, warm, inquisitive cop (Aidan Quinn) into their lives. The film has a variety of tonal changes--cute, scary, glum--that Dunne can't always effectively juggle. But the female-centric, celebratory nature of the film (the fantasies, the sharing, the witchy bonds) is infectious, and supporting roles by Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing as Kidman and Bullock's magical aunts are a lot of fun. --Tom Keogh

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.

Little Kids' Movie: "Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission", Fri. 10/24

Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission
Friday, October 24 @ 10 am
Not Rated (70 mins.)

Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts, as they explore the world's oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats - above and below the waves. In this exciting adventure, join the Octonauts as they explore the Midnight Zone, encounter the mysterious Vampire Squid, get help from a strange-looking Spookfish with a see-through head, and help evacuate sea creatures before an underwater volcano erupts!

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!

Friday, October 10, 2014

After School Movie: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman", Friday, 10/17

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Rated PG (1 hr., 33 mins.)
Friday, October 17 @ 3:15 pm

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

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

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Movie: "Million Dollar Arm", Wed. 10/15 & Thurs. 10/16

Million Dollar Arm
Rated PG (2 hrs., 4 mins.)
Wednesday, Oct. 15 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, Oct. 16 @ 5:30 pm

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Starring Jon Hamm (from Mad Men).

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

Little Kids' Movietime: "Tale of the Brave-Thomas & Friends", Friday, 10/10

Tale of the Brave (Thomas & Friends)
Not Rated (62 minutes)
Friday, October 10 @ 10 am

Thomas and his friends face their fears in their boldest adventure yet! After a monstrous storm on the Island of Sodor, a landslide unearths some very unusual footprints. Thomas and Percy are eager to find out what could have made these marks but obstacles and danger seem to appear around every bend in the track. With the help of new friends, a little digging, and a heap of courage, they discover the surprising answer and, along the way, uncover the true meaning of bravery. Join Thomas & Friends in this exciting and inspiring movie adventure.

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!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Classic Film: "Dial M for Murder", Wednesday, Oct. 8

Dial M for Murder
Wednesday, Oct. 8 @ 1 pm
Rated PG

Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot (Grace Kelly), murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland.

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

Friday, October 03, 2014

Third Annual Columbus Day Family Soup Cook-off

Plan to bring the family down to the Lane Library on Monday, October 13th at 12 Noon for our 3rd annual Soup of the Americas Family Cook-off, featuring soup concoctions with at least TWO ingredients found in the New World.  Entries are now being accepted from patrons and members of the Hampton community who wish to try their hand at bringing their best soup to the table!  Chef Ron Boucher from Chez Boucher will be on hand to judge the entries and everyone will get the chance to vote for People's Choice.  Voting will close at 12:45, with an invitation for all who attend to stay for a demonstration at 1 PM by Chef Boucher on how to create one of his favorite new soup recipes.

Prizes for the popular vote and Chef's Choice will be:
  • Chef's 1st - $50 Gift certificate to Savory Square BistroChef's 
  • 2nd - $25 Gift certificate to Savory Square Bistro
  • People's 1st - $50 Gift certificate and gift basket from Philbrick's Fresh Market
  • People's 2nd - $25 Gift certificate to Seacoast Soups
Please pick up (or download) a registration form at the Lane Library Circulation Desk, and return it to the Library by Wednesday, October 8th.  You may also email the form information directly to Amanda Cooper at acooper(at)hampton.lib.nh.us.  Soups must arrive by 11 AM on the morning of the competition in a slow cooker.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Teen Writers' Workshop

Lane Library is excited to host a new after school program.
-Stephen King


Open to Grades 6th – 12th.
Drop-ins are always welcome.
Dates: Tuesdays, October 7th and 21st
Tuesdays, November 4th and 18th 
Time: 4:00-5:00pm. 
Interested in creative writing? Join other teen writers every month to stretch the imagination with new techniques and diverse prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Feel free to bring any of your writing with you. This is a great opportunity to hone your writing skills, share your work, and receive helpful feedback. 
In conjunction with the Writers' Workshop we'll also have a guest author discuss with our teen group about their experience with writing.
Our Workshop will be lead by the talented and avid writer, Tamara J. Collins.
Tamara spent her early years riding horses, dancing, and breaking down gender barriers at Vermont Academy as their first female Varsity snowboarder.  While studying at UNH she spent time as a DJ on WUNH-FM. She hosted "No Rules", "Return to the Goddess" and "Red Hot Rock 'n Roll." Along with her on air accomplishments, she continued to be involved in a number of writing endeavors like The New Hampshire, The Seacoast Writers Circle, and the Seacoast Writers Association.
She is the Founder of The Portsmouth Writers Salon and a member of The New Hampshire Writers Project. Her interviews and reviews have appeared in Discover Hollywood, Lollipop, and elsewhere. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2006 with a B.A. in English. 
A short list of her present activities include:
2013-Present Portsmouth Writers Salon (Founder/Director)
2013-Present Sheafe Street Books (Intern Out-of-Print/Rare/Used Books)
2014-Present Local Poetress with readings at Beat Night at the PressRoom, and The Portsmouth Poet Laureate Hoot Night at Cafe Espresso. 
Tamara is a passionate reader, writer, skateboarder, and supporter of all things creative and imaginative. We're thrilled to have her work with our teens over the next two months.

 Already writing? Teens can enter a Poetry Contest from October 1st to November 1st. 
Enter the Teen Poetry Contest to Celebrate Teen Read Week. Prizes go to three winners, who have the opportunity to be entered into another poetry contest sponsored by the Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) library journal. One entry per person. Please see contest form  for complete guidelines. It is also available in the Teen Area, or download and print a copy online


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Teen Events for Fall

With school in full swing the Teen Area is happy to offer a variety of after school events starting in October.

The library will hold a special after hours Open House on  Friday, October 3rd from 5:00-8:30pm. Teens, their Parents and Gamers are welcomed to the library. We're happy to announce that The Sages of RPG will be at this event, as gaming facilitators! The library will not be open to the general public.

The Sages of RPG is a local table top gaming group run by Wayne Moulton. They'll bring a wide variety of table top games to try out. 

This event celebrates the completed renovation of our Teen Area, which was all possible thanks to the generous support of our Friends of the Library.

We would love parents and teens to come by and see our updated Teen Area, play video games, enjoy some pizza, and hear about what other programs we have in store for the coming year.



Teens can enter a Poetry Contest from October 1st to November 1st. Do you love to write poetry? Enter the Teen Poetry Contest to Celebrate Teen Read Week. Prizes go to three winners, who have the opportunity to be entered into another poetry contest sponsored by the Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) library journal. One entry per person. Please see contest form  for complete guidelines. It is also available in the Teen Area, or download and print a copy online

Finally, on October 31st from 1:30-3:30 pm we'll have a Halloween face paint session in the Teen Area. Free face paints will be available for teens to get ready for Halloween!



Every week Teen Services will offer after school programming.

On Mondays Teens can head the Lane Room from 3:30-4:30 pm for Study Hall. Need to work on a group project? Want to hang out with your friends while you work on homework? We'll have snacks and drinks available.

On alternating Tuesdays we'll have Teen Writers' Workshop and Book Club.
Our Writers' Workshop will be lead by local writer Tamara Collins. Open to Grades 6th – 12th. Drop-ins are always welcome. Dates are Oct 7th and 21st & Nov 4th, 18th 4:00-5:00pm. Interested in creative writing?Join other teen writers every month to stretch the imagination with new techniques and diverse prompts that will inspire your creative writing process. Feel free to bring any of your writing with you. This is a great opportunity to hone your writing skills, share your work, and receive helpful feedback.
Book Club is Oct 14th and 28th, Nov 11th and 25th 4:30-5:30pm in the Lane Room. Open to Grades 6th-12th. Drop-ins are always welcome. Bring whatever books you are currently reading or have just finished to discuss. Snacks and Drinks provided at both events.
Every Wednesdays we'll have a Maker Project that teens can complete in the Teen Area. We'll be making everything from Scary Halloween Silhouettes for their windows to Paracord Bracelets.
On Fridays we'll be running Gaming Tournaments in the Teen Area. Try your skills against other teens with our WiiU and XBox 360.


The complete calendar can be found online!

http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/sites/default/files/Uploads/Teen/OctoberNovember2014.pdf


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Movie "Blended", Wed. 10/1 & Thurs. 10/2

Blended
Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 57 mins.)
Wednesday, Oct. 1 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, Oct. 2 @ 5:30 pm

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ladies' Night Out: "Moms' Night Out", Wed. 9/24

Moms' Night Out
Wednesday, September 24
Potluck Snacks @ 5:15 pm
Movie @ 5:30 pm

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong?

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, September 12, 2014

After School Movie: "Barbie and the Secret Door", Friday, Sept. 19

Friday, September 19
3:30 pm
Not Rated (81 minutes)

It’s The Ultimate Fairytale Musical!™ Barbie™ stars as Alexa™, a shy princess who discovers a whole new fairytale world filled with fairies, mermaids and unicorns.

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

Little Kids' Movietime: "The Three Musketeers (Mickey & Donald & Goofy)", Friday, 9/19

Friday, September 19 @ 10 am
Rated G (68 mins.)

"Classic Disney characters and a classic story unite for a colorful and witty new comic adventure" (Gerry Putzer, New York Daily News) in the musical, full-length movie based on the timeless tale "The Three Musketeers." Best buddies Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are small-time janitors with big dreams of becoming Musketeers. Their lives are turned upside down when Peg-Leg Pete, captain of the Musketeers, and his sinister lieutenant Clarabelle use them in a dastardly plot to rid the kingdom of Princess Minnie -- the only mouse standing in Pete's way of the throne. Mickey, Donald, and Goofy may not look like heroes, but they have a surprise for Pete. Powered by teamwork and friendship, they soon learn that they can accomplish anything if they work together. Packed with swashbuckling action and six rousing songs -- featuring comical spins on classical music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others -- this exciting musical comedy is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

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, September 10, 2014

Feature Film: "The Fault in Our Stars", Wed. 9/17 & Thurs. 9/18

The Fault in Our Stars
Wednesday, September 17 @ 1 pm
Thursday, September 18 @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (2 hrs., 6 mins.)

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

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

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Classic Movie: "Father of the Bride", Wed. 9/10

Wednesday, September 10
1 pm
Not rated (1 hr., 33 mins.)

Proud father Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter, Kay, got married. Starting when she announces her engagement through to the wedding itself, we learn of all the surprises and disasters along the way. Written by Col Needham, Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy.

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

Little Kids' Movietime: "Sofia the First and the Enchanted Feast", Friday, Sept. 5

Sofia the First and the Enchanted Feast
Friday, September 5
10 am
Rated G (1 hour)

There's more than meets the eye when you join SOFIA THE FIRST for a royally scrumptious adventure! All the monarchs from Enchancia's neighboring kingdoms have come to watch a dazzling display of magic: First, Cedric will conjure up a fabulous feast. Next, he'll transform the banquet room into a hall of amazing "morpho-mirrors." But before the fun begins, wicked Miss Nettle (disguised as "Sascha The Sorceress") crashes the party with a scheme to steal Sofia's magical amulet. Can Sofia foil the bad fairy's plan before it's too late? Perhaps...with help from Snow White, who reminds her it's important to trust your instincts. Sparkling with music and excitement -- plus four more spellbinding episodes -- THE ENCHANTED FEAST may be the fairest of them all!

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!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRAND FINALE WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS to our grand finale prize winners:

GUESSING GAMES:
Nathan D-chemistry set
Maitri C-ecosystem kit


FAMILY READER PRIZES:
Thomas L
Jagger S
Jacoby M
Dermott M

Each child received a bucket filled with books and a plush toy, courtesy of a very
generous--and anonymous!--donor.

INDEPENDENT READERS:
Alexa Kupka
Emily Currie
Catherine Fuller
Lily Hoover

Each of these youngsters won a Kindle Fire, courtesy of our wonderful Friends of the Lane Memorial Library!

Well done and happy reading, everybody!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SUMMER READING FINALE!!


CONGRATULATIONS 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. 

The Hampton PTA do so much for us, both with birthday books throughout the year AND with supplying the plywood cut-out that kids and their families so enjoyed at the finale.

Warmest thanks to all our phenomenal volunteers and everyone who helped throughout our busy six weeks. They assisted at programs, helped with set up and break down, and two of our teen volunteers, Danielle and Maggie, patiently counted out hundreds of tickets and wall cut-outs. We literally could not do this without you!!  

We also could NOT do these large events without the generous support of our patrons. Thank you all for your assistance and much-appreciated donations of water, in addition to your will.

 Flatbread Pizza was beyond good to us and donated 25 pizzas, in addition to partnering with us on fundraising via sales of their pizza.

It is also my great privilege and pleasure to say huge thank yous to the Friends of the Lane Library.  They enabled us to hire our band for the finale, in addition to Norman Ng, the magician who kicked off our summer events, AND very generously providing the money for the 4 Kindles Fires which are our grand prizes. 

The Friends work tirelessly all year round, fund-raising so that we can have new furniture, games, programs, the murals in the Children’s Room, and other additions that make this library an ever-growing and vital place.  Thank you, Friends, so very, very much. 


We also had an anonymous benefactor who provided a very generous check that enabled us to purchase the supplies for our family reader grand prizes. You know who you are, and YOU ROCK!

The law office of HOLMES and ELLS helped us tremendously by giving us access to their electric outlets so the bands could play—and did so with great good cheer and community spirit.  They even lent us extra electrical cord, which was way above and beyond.  Thank you, Steve and company!

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our subs: Sandy Kent, Tamara Holland, Melissa Phoenix, Chris Singleton, Sharon Svirsky, and Carol McGrath, fabulous ladies all who saved the day more than once and held the fort with grace and good cheer.

An especially big note of  Miss Wendy, Miss Nicole, and Miss Liz.  They are so amazing, both individually and as a fantastic team. The Children's Room is truly blessed to have a staff of such dedicated, caring, and enthusiastic women.


Feature Film: "Belle", Wed. 9/3 & Thurs. 9/4

Belle
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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Sherlock Holmes" Lecture Tuesday, 8/19 @ 6:30 PM

Plan to join us on Tuesday, August 19th at 6:30 PM for a fascinating lecture by Prof. Ann McClellan entitled (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes. The recent spate of Sherlock Holmes movies, television shows, and literary adaptations indicate the Great Detective is alive and well in the 21st century. Holmes is the most portrayed literary character of all time, with over 230 film versions alone in several different languages. Over the past century, Sherlockians created societies like the Baker Street Irregulars, wrote articles sussing out the “sources” of Doyle’s works, and, most recently, developed an entire online world of Holmesian fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is now a multi-million dollar industry. Why is Sherlock Holmes so popular? Ann McClellan’s presentation explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and tracks his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective.

Teen Services Summer Reading Goes until August 29th

Teens, keep reading! Teen Services Summer Reading Program goes until August 29th at 12pm. We still have a couple ice cream, kickball, and video games programs in these final weeks and plenty of time for you to turn in bingo card logs, page logs, and your own stories written about the summer reading characters.

On August 29th come by the library at 12pm for free pizza, snacks and drinks. We'll hold our prize giveaway. Best of all there will be a Murder Mystery Party for you to solve and video games to play.

Las Olas Taqueria gift cards, 2 iPad Mini's, 4 Canobie Lake Park Tickets, and smaller prizes will be given out.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Movie: "Muppets Most Wanted", Thursday, 9/21 @ 2 pm


Muppets Most Wanted
Thursday,  August 21 @ 2 pm
Rated PG (107 minutes)

There's plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and the World's Number One Criminal, Constantine -- a dead ringer for Kermit -- has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century, they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Packed with dozens of guest cameos and some great new songs, Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED is the most hilarious, most wanted Muppet movie ever!

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

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Summer Movies: Sherlock (PBS) August 12-14

Sherlock, Season 1 (BBC)
Not Rated (Each episode is 1 hr., 30 mins.)
Tuesday, August 12 @ 11:30 am (Episode 1)
Wednesday, August 13 @ 11:30 am (Episode 2)
Thursday, August 14 @ 5:30 pm (Episode 3)

Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a thrilling contemporary version of the Victorian-era whodunits based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) as the go-to consulting detective in 21st-century London, with Martin Freeman (The Office UK) as his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson, and Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga) as the long-suffering Detective Inspector Lestrade. Fast-paced, funny, and surreally true to the hero's fantastic gifts for deduction, the series is co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen).

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

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Summer Movie: "Divergent", Wed. 8/6 & Thurs. 8/7

Wednesday, August 6 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, August 7 @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (140 minutes)

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

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

Summer Reading Party, Thursday, 8/7, 5-8 pm

To celebrate the HUGE success of this year's Summer Reading Programs (Kids, Teens and Adults!) we are going to have an outdoor party, held on the field behind Centre School on Thursday, August 7 from 5-8 pm. (Rain date: Thursday, August 14, 5-8 pm) We will have live music, games, face-painting and more!  We will feature music for kids by the Steve Blunt Band at 5:30 PM, and a special hour-long concert by the popular band Wellfleet at 7 PM for adults. Around 6:30 we will have our raffle for participants of our Children's Summer Reading Program (including 4 Kindle Fires and 4 "Author Book Pails").
Children who signed up for our Summer Reading Program will be treated to 2 free pizza slices from Flatbread Company (this pizza will be delivered directly to the party and handed out there). If parents would like more pizza for the rest of their family they should call Flatbread at 926-6111 and place an order and then pick it up at Flatbread on August 7th before you arrive at the party.  Be sure to tell them that the order is for the Lane Library Summer Reading Party so that the Friends of the Library will receive the appropriate benefit.


Also, as a last minute addition, we're excited to have the Kona Hawaiian Shave Ice Truck at the event. They will be selling yummy shaved ice! Kona Ice is Hawaiian Style Shave ice with amazing flavors like Blue Raspberry, Root Beer, Pina Colada and many more!


If you're planning to attend, please give us a call and sign up so we'll have an idea of how many people to expect (926-4729). Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic, since the party will be right at dinner time!

Additional info: Summer reading logs are due on Wednesday, Aug. 6 by Noon. If you're interested in helping out with the party we are accepting donations of of bottled water. Please call the Children's Room at 926-4729 or email Wendy at wrega@comcast.net if you would like to make a donation.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Teen Summer Reading: Wednesday Activities

 Vibromotors are ready for tomorrow's Bristlebots Activity! Teens, this activity is 7/30 from 2-3:30 pm in the Lane Room.



We'll also make these simple LED CD lights. Some basic soldering is involved with this project. It will be a great introduction for our harder circuit board projects.



Teens, check in with us on Wednesdays for fun projects during our Magical, Mechanical, Mysterious Summer Reading Program. Questions? Contact Stacy @ 603-926-3368.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Movies, July 30-31

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wednesday, July 30 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 31 @ 5:30 pm
Rated R (2 hours)

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Starring Ralph Fiennes and F. Murray Abraham.

 
 
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
Thursday, July 31
1 PM
Not Rated (1hr., 40 minutes)
This is a free event but attendance is limited to 60 kids. Please call the Children's Room (926-4729) or drop by to sign up.
Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so talented—and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her "perfect" older sister, Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle isn't sure she can land the role. And when a competitive classmate starts pointing out Isabelle's every mistake, her confidence sinks even further. Can she find the courage to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Teen Summer Reading July 21th - August 18th


mechanical banner

Robots, Electronics and More! lego robot
 
On Friday, July 25th at 2:00 pm we'll have Lego Robotics with Wayne Moulton of New Heights Adventures for Teens and The Sages of RPG.This event is FULL but please add your name to our list as we may have space available on the day of the event.



computer creature Stop by any time July 21st through August 18th and make a Circuit Creature in the Teen Area. 

Supplies will be available in the Teen Area.Take home your very own beastie bot.




We'll also be offering Bristle Bots July 30th 2-3:30 pm in the Lane Room. The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun.


Squishy Circuits August 6th 2-3:30 pm in the Lane Room. Free snacks and drinks will be available! 
Use homemade conductive and resistant play-doh to build electronic sculptures that light up, move, and make sounds. Anyone who has ever tasted play-doh knows that it’s a salty substance. The salt allows electricity to flow through the dough. With the addition of a homemade dough that substitutes sugar for salt, the dough becomes resistive instead, and complex circuits can be created to power all kinds of objects. We use battery packs, LED lights, hobby motors, and buzzers to explore electricity in a fun, hands-on way.

Featured Book: 
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
Read our featured graphic novel and win additional raffle tickets for our grand finale drawing. Located at the main desk or in the teen area.


nothingcanpossiblygowrong bookcover
You wouldn’t expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms—but not both.
It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course! In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches. Nothing can possibly go wrong.

All Summer Long Join us for Daily Events


Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm; We’ll play Kickball at the Academy with a Water Balloon twist. Sign-ups and waiver required. Meet at the Library.

 
Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm; We’ll meet in the Teen Area to do the weekly Bingo Card Drawing over a bowl of Ice Cream.






Fridays 2-3:30pm; We’ll have Xbox 360 Gaming in the Lane Room.









Read great books, attend great programs, earn raffle tickets for weekly and monthly drawings! All raffle tickets will be entered into our final drawing for iPad Minis and tickets to Canobie Lake Park.