Monday, July 21, 2014

Teen Summer Reading July 21th - August 18th


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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.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Movies, July 23-24

Rio 2
Rated G (101 mins.)
Thursday, July 24 @ 1 pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.




Heaven is for Real
Rated PG (99 mins.)
Wednesday, July 23 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 24 @ 5:30 pm

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Greg Kinnear.

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Treasure on the Isle of Shoals" - Tuesday, 7/15 at 6:30 PM

Join us tonight at 6:30 PM in the Lane Room for a fascinating introduction to recent finds on the Isle of Shoals. Archaeologist Nathan Hamilton has unearthed 300,000 artifacts to date on this largely uninhabited rock at the Isles of Shoals. Evidence proves prehistoric Native Americans hunted New Hampshire's only offshore Islands 6,000 years ago. Hundreds of European fishermen split, salted, and dried valuable Atlantic cod here from the 1620's. "King Haley" ruled a survivalist kingdom here before Thomas Laighton struck tourist gold when his family took over the region's first hotel on Smuttynose. Laighton's daughter Celia Thaxter spun poetic tales of ghosts and pirates. J. Dennis Robinson, a longtime Smuttynose steward, explores the truth behind the romantic legends of Gosport Harbor in this colorful show-and-tell presentation.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Movies, July 16-17

The Iron Giant
Rated PG (1 hr., 26 mins.)
Thursday, July 17 @ 1 pm
A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space - and tries to protect the genial giant from a nosey government agent and the military. A captivating animated feature that's part metal, part magic and all heart.




Tim's Vermeer
Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 20 mins.)
Wednesday, July 16 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 17 @ 5:30 pm
 
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

American Girl event and "Isabelle" movie - Thurs. 7/31

Join us for our first-ever American Girl event! Bring your American Girl doll or stuffed animal and you can make something special for them!


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. 

Thursday, July 31



12:45 - Picnic in the library! Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy before/during the movie


1:00 - Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight. 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? Not Rated. 100 minutes.

2:40 - Ballet Dance Presentation. Dancers from the NHAPA dance company will be here to show off some of their ballet moves and to teach the kids a few!


3:00 - Doll t-shirt design project. Each kid will receive a hand-made AG doll-sized t-shirt and we will have supplies to create your own design on the shirt.


Last but not least, we are having a trivia question raffle based on Isabelle's American Girl books. Click here to download the questions! Call the Children's Room to place the books on hold, read the books, answer the questions and turn the sheet in at the Children's Room. We will be raffling off copies of the Isabelle books, as well as an AG-doll-sized bed and other doll accessories. (You do not need to be present at the event to win.)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Summer Movies, July 9-12

The Book Thief
Rated PG-13
Wednesday, July 9 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 10 @ 5:30 pm
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.




Sophia-Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure
Rated G
Thursday, July 10 @ 1 pm
Sophia Grace and Rosie are sent to Switzelvania by The Ellen DeGeneres Show as special correspondents tasked with covering the coronation of a new queen.





The Lego Movie
Rated PG
Saturday, July 12 @ 1 pm
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

All movies are free and open to the public. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Adult Summer Reading - Prizes and Programs!

During the months of July and August, adults will have a chance to relax and read some great books while earning tickets toward a weekly Barnes and Noble $25 gift card drawing each Saturday, and the end-of-summer Grand Prize - a 7" Samsung Android tablet.  As always, our patrons get a gentle nudge to read outside of their usual comfort zones, with not one but two 'Bingo' cards giving a choice of 25 Fiction or 25 Non-Fiction categories.  Pick up a card at the library, or download and print your own copy from the links provided here.  Plan to read your first book today - Saturday is coming up fast!

Summer Reading Fiction CardSummer Reading Non-Fiction card
Things to Know:
  • The contest runs from July 1st through August 31st
  • Read a book from any of the categories on the playing cards - ask the staff for recommendations, or check the blue endcaps in the library each week for books in a featured category
  • Get a raffle ticket for each book you read
  • Get a Lane Library tumbler after completing 5 squares in a row on either card
  • A drawing for a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card will be held each Saturday in July and August
  • The Grand Prize drawing will be held Monday, September 1st
Above all, have fun!

Summer Reading Events for Adults:
  • July 9, 6:30 PM - Introduction to Landscape Astrophotography, with Adam Woodworth
  • July 15, 6:30 PM - Treasure on the Isle of Shoals, with J. Dennis Robinson
  • August 19, 6:30 PM - Not so Elementary: the Popularity of Sherlock Holmes, with Prof. Ann McClelland
Complete descriptions are available on our Summer Reading Webpage.

 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Teen Services: Water Balloon Kickball!


Q: What is water balloon kickball?
A: An excuse to play kickball and throw water balloons. 

We have a bunch already signed up! You can sign up too!
Please remember to bring your waiver.
  Open to ages 12-18 years.
Parents and children (ages 9-11) are invited to participate as well if teams are short players. 

Our first game is July 7th! 

Participation in Water Balloon Kickball will earn teens age 12-18 raffle tickets for our end of summer drawing.  
 
Rules of Water Balloon Kickball

 Water balloons
  • Each team will get a set number of water balloons to use at their discretion.  
  • Balloons may be thrown at a runner in between bases with no penalty or out.
  • Runners who move from the base and are hit with a water balloon are out.
  • At the end of a full game, players have 1 minute to use all remaining water balloons or forfeit 1 point per every 5 balloons left.

Regulations
  • Water balloons are not to be thrown at people's faces.
  • All fielders and kickers must have footwear, bare-feet are not allowed. 
  • Games end after six (6) full innings or 50 minutes. One extra inning is played if score is tied and time remains. A game can end in a tie.
  • There is a 3-Run per inning limit for all innings. No slaughter rule.   

Pitching / catching
  •  A pitch must roll on the ground when passing over the plate.
  •  Strike zone is 1 foot inside and outside of home plate. Bouncing balls are balls. Umpire determines if strike or not.
  • The pitcher must stay behind the pitching strip until the ball is kicked.  Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
  • No player may field in front of the pitcher other than the catcher, and no player may advance past the 1st- 3rd base diagonal until the ball is kicked. Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
  •  The catcher must field directly behind the kicker and may not cross home plate nor be positioned forward of the kicker before the ball is kicked. Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
  • A pitch outside the strike zone is a ball.
  • Balls must be pitched by hand.
Kicking 
  • A player’s foot or leg must make all kicks.
  • All kicks must be behind home plate. The kicker may step on home plate to kick.
  • No Bunting is allowed. Umpire determines bunt call. A bunt is called an out.

Running

  • Runners must stay within reason of the base line.
  • No sliding or running into a fielder. No contact is allowed…the runner is out if the runner initiates contact or runner is safe if fielder initiates contact.
  • Fielders must stay out of the base line. Runners hindered by any fielder within the base line, not making an active play for the ball, shall be safe at the base to which they were running.
  • Runners may Tag-Up after a kicked ball is caught by the defense to advance to the next base.
  • Runners may overrun first base.
  • Running past another runner is not allowed. Any runner passed by another runner is out.

Strikes

  • Three (3) strikes is an out.
  • A strike is:
  • A pitch within the strike zone that is not kicked;
  • An attempted kick missed by the kicker inside or outside of the strike zone

Balls

  • Three (3) balls walk the kicker to first base
  • A pitch outside of the strike zone as judged by the Umpire where a kick is not attempted
  • An illegal bouncing pitch
  • Any fielder or pitcher advancing on home plate before the ball is kicked
  • Any catcher crossing home plate before the kicker or failing to field behind the kicker

Foul ball

  •  A foul counts as a strike
  • Three (3) fouls is an out. (1 foul after having two strikes is an out)
  •  A foul is:
  • A kick landing in foul territory;
  • A kick that goes foul prior to passing 3rd or 1st base & not touched by a player.

Outs

  • Three (3) outs by a team complete the team’s half of the inning.
  • Three (3) strikes, three (3) fouls, or fouling with 2 strikes
  • Runner touched by the ball while not on base & the ball is in play;
  • A fielder can throw a ball at a runner below the shoulders. Runners hit in the neck or head with the ball will not be out unless they were ducking to dodge the ball…Play stops and the ball is dead after hitting a base runner and being declared out.
  • A kicked ball (fair or foul) that is caught in the air
  • A ball thrown to fielder touching base beats the runner who is forced to run;
  • A runner off of his/her base when the ball is kicked

Play ends:

  • When the pitcher has the ball in control and on the mound.
  • A runner intentionally touches or stops the ball (the runner is out)
  • Interference is when any non-fielder, runner, or non-permanent object touches the ball. Any time there is interference, play automatically ends and runners proceed to the base to which they were headed.

Teen Bingo Card Challenge!


http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/teen/srp14/teenbingocard


Our first drawing for the Teen Bingo Card Challenge is tomorrow. Get those squares completed and be entered to win a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card! Turn in your Bingo Card Square books by 2pm every Tuesday.We'll be raffling off two gift cards.

For a complete run down of our Teen Services Summer Reading program check our website.


Teen Services Summer Reading: Magical! Mechanical! Mysterious!

Open to ages 12-18 who live in Hampton or are students of Winnacunnet HS.
Reading and sign ups begin June 23rd!  
Students keep a log of the pages they read. (logs available online and in the Teen Area).They can read whatever book, graphic novel, comic or magazine they like, but certain titles could be used to complete our Teen Bingo Card Challenge. Completing squares on the Bingo Card will earn a reader extra raffle tickets and increase their chance of winning a Dunkin Donuts gift card at our weekly drawing and at our end of summer party.
The best part about the reading portion of the Teen Summer Reading Program is that it's something you're probably already going to be doing. So why not take a chance at winning some awesome gift cards and prizes while you're at it?  

From July 2nd until August 29th the Teen Department will offer daily programing for teens. Join us for Kickball with a Water Balloon twist, try your hand at the art of illusion at our Magic Workshop, make a tiny circuit monster, learn about forensics, robotics and much more! Attending programs is another great way to earn raffle tickets for the end of summer drawing.  Calendar of events!
Our programs are geared towards the idea that the library is a place where we can invent and learn. Where we can be hands on and creative in whatever space is available! We'll be exploring where our imagination can take us outside of the pages of a book.

So you're not much of a reader and you think you might be too old for some of the programs? Stacy, our Teen Librarian is always looking for volunteers for the Teen Department and the Library. We'd love to have you involved in our community! Volunteering will also earn you raffle tickets.
Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to your community and expand your horizons.   


How the Summer Reading Program Works:
Students keep a log of the pages they read. (logs available online and in the Teen Area).You can read whatever book, graphic novel, comic or magazine you like, but certain titles could be used to complete our Teen Bingo Card Challenge. Completing squares on the Bingo Card will earn a reader extra raffle tickets and increase your chance of winning a Dunkin Donuts gift card at our weekly drawing and our even bigger iPad mini and Canobie Lake Park tickets at our End of Summer Murder Mystery Party. 

2 Tickets = 100 Pages
3 Tickets = Every Book
4 Tickets = 1 Bingo Card Square Book
5 Tickets = Staff Pick or Book Club Book
7 Tickets = Attend a Program 
10 Tickets = Complete a Bingo Card
15 Tickets = Attend 7 Programs 
30 Tickets = Attend 14 Programs 
5 in a row = Win a Tumbler or Mystery Gift 


The Bingo Drawing will be every Tuesday at 2pm. Every book read from the Bingo Card will earn a ticket. A Bingo Square will be selected at random after it has been confirmed with the Teen Librarian. If there is no winner of that square, all prizes will be shifted to the next week for an even larger prize drawing.  

We will have a weekly drawing for two Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards. Applies ONLY to raffle tickets earned through the Bingo Card Challenge.
 
We will have a monthly drawing for two Las Olas Gift Cards.  Applies to ALL raffle tickets earned through attending Programs, Reading & Volunteering.

We will have a massive prize give away at the end of Summer Reading on August 29th, 12pm. Applies to ALL raffle tickets earned through attending Programs, Reading & Volunteering.

The Staff at Lane Library will be happy to help you find books or give a suggestion on something to read.


 



Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Movies, July 2 & 3 (Kids and Adults)

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Wednesday, July 2 @ 11:30 am
Not Rated (2 hrs., 6 mins.)
 
Cagney received an Oscar® for his rousing depiction of George M. Cohan, composer of the patriotic ditties Over There, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Give My Regards to Broadway and countless others, in this spirited Hollywood musical-nominated for eight Oscars® with Cagney taking home one for Best Actor.

 
Winter's Tale
Thursday, July 3 @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (2 hours)

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

 
 
 
 
Meet the Robinsons
Thursday, July 3 @ 1 pm
Rated G (1 hr., 35 mins.)

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Magic Show for all ages!! Wednesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 2 at 6 pm
Winnacunnet High School Auditorium
Kids and adults of all ages are welcome!
No Signups Are Necessary

The Norman Magic Experience has been featured in 48 states and for more than 500,000 people live!

Norman Ng was named "2011 Best Variety Act," by Campus Activities Magazine. The show is an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation! It features never before seen magic, laugh out loud comedic situations and the best part!....it stars you the audience!

Norman combines original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of story telling, action, and audience interaction. The curtain is pulled back and the audience is invited to a world where anything is possible.

Clever scripting, strategic blocking, and dynamic body movements are all hallmarks to Norman's signature performing style. Every word and every "surprise" moment is scripted and designed so it feels like it's the first time performed to an audience. Every show is "Fresh."​

You Will Scream, Laugh and FREAK OUT!

Admission is FREE. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ladies' Night Potluck: "Endless Love", THURSDAY, June 26

Endless Love
Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 40 mins.)
THURSDAY, June 26
Snacks at 5:15 pm/Movie at 5:30 pm
 
The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring additional snacks to share.

"The Lego Movie" is coming to the library 3 times!

The Lego Movie
Rated PG (1 hr., 40 mins.)
 
Summer Reading Kickoff!
Wednesday, June 25 at 1 pm
 
Little Kids' Movietime:
Thursday, June 26 at 10 am
(This showing is for PRESCHOOL-aged kids/younger!!)
 
Saturday, July 12 at 1 pm
 
The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Storytimes!

Join Miss Wendy and Miss Paulina for drop-in storytimes on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am in the Children's Room, from June 24 through August 1. All ages are welcome (although the Tuesday group tends to be younger/toddler-aged). We'll have great books, lots of music, bubbles and silly games.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Little Kids' Movie: "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World", Friday, 6/13

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World
Not Rated (1 hour)
Friday, June 13 @ 10 am

Pack your bags and grab your passport. Join Mickey, Minnie and pals on a whirlwind trip AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE WORLD! Climb the Eiffel Tower in France and say "bonjour" to Mademoiselle Daisy and Monsieur Donald Duck. Then, rescue Gondolier Goofy when he goes adrift in Italy's Grand Canal; solve the mysterious riddle of Pharaoh Pete's pyramid in Egypt, and meet a dancing dragon at the Great Wall of China. With your help -- and the right Mouseketools -- your Clubhouse friends can get their special passport stamped at each wonderful location.

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: "Lone Survivor", Wed. 6/11 & Thurs. 6/12

Lone Survivor
Rated R (2 hrs., 1 min.)
Wednesday, June 11 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, June 12 @ 5:30 pm

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

*This film is based on a true story with ties to a local Exeter family: Union Leader Story.

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ladies' Night Movie: "Her", Wednesday, May 28

Her
Rated R (2 hrs., 6 mins.)
Wednesday, May 28
Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm
 
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 2014, nominated for Best Picture. Spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Additional donations of food and drinks are welcome.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Friends' Summer Book Sale: June 4-7

The Friends of the Lane Memorial Library Summer Book Sale is fast approaching! Thanks once again to the generosity of Hampton residents, we have a huge selection of best sellers, general interest hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, audiobooks, large print books and children's books for sale.

Members' Night is Wednesday, June 4th, 5 pm-7:30 pm  Memberships can be purchased at the door (individual memberships start at just $10)!

The sale is open to the public on:

Thursday, June 5th, 9 am-7 pm
Friday, June 6th, 9 am-4 pm
Saturday, June 7th, 9 am-12 pm
      On Saturday, buy a Friends book bag, and fill it for free!

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Barbara London Jazz Trio - May 29 at 7:00PM

Please join us on Thursday May 29, at 7 PM in the downstairs Weston Gallery for a jazz concert featuring Hampton’s own Barbara London on flute, keyboard, and vocals, joined by bassist Jim Lyden and drummer Gary Gemmiti. The trio will play selections from Barbara’s new recording, Moonlight, as well as favorite jazz standards. There will be a chance to meet the artists and a Q & A opportunity. Barbara’s new CD and watercolor cards will be on display and available. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Amanda Reynolds Cooper at the library, (603) 926-3368.

Barbara London is an award-winning flutist, composer, pianist, vocalist, artist, and educator. Recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts jazz performance grants, she has performed across the country and abroad and produced eight recordings of original compositions on her wild aster label. She taught in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1986-2005 becoming the first female chair in 1994.

Jim Lyden studied with both classical and jazz bassists. He gained experience by playing throughout northern New England with blues, funk, rock, and jazz musicians including Tiger Okoshi, Herb Pomeroy, Oliver Lake, and Frank Foster. He currently performs with Curtis Clark, Thomas Snow, The East Enders, Barbara London, Dos Eckes, Saco River Theatre, and the Portland Stage Company.

Gary Gemmiti studied with the late world-renowned Alan Dawson. Comfortable in a variety of styles, Gemmiti has worked with well-known New England artists including the Spectras, Cormac McCarthy, Cari Coltrane, and blues great Mighty Sam McClain. He currently tours and records with The Rustic Overtones and Royal Hammer. Along with Jim Lyden, Gary has enjoyed an extended jazz residency at the Press Room in Portsmouth with Larry Garland’s River City Jazz.

London’s new recording, Moonlight, is a collection of her chamber jazz tunes and songs performed with a healthy amount of swing, improv, and exploration. It was recorded at Thundering Sky Studios with engineer Chris Magruder, Originally with an ear to recording a larger jazz group, it became increasingly apparent to Barbara that a trio is logistically easier...and often just as fun!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Movie: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", Wed. 5/21 & Thurs. 5/22

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2014)
Rated PG (1 hr., 55 mins.)
Wednesday, May 21 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, May 22 @ 5:30 pm
 
Ben Stiller directs and stars in this classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with heroism, romance and adventure. When his job, along with that of a co-worker (Kristen Wiig), is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a journey more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined.

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

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Classic Movie: "The Women", Wednesday, May 14

The Women (1939)
Not rated (2 hrs., 18 mins.)
Wednesday, May 14 @ 1 pm

Be careful what you say in private. It could become a movie. Some gossip overheard by Clare Boothe Luce in a nightclub powder room inspired her Broadway hit that's wittily adapted for the screen in The Women. George Cukor directs an all-female cast in this catty tale of battling and bonding that paints its claws Jungle Red and shreds the excesses of pampered Park Avenue princesses. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland and Paulette Goddard are among the array of husband snatchers, snitches and lovelorn ladies.

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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Little Kids' Movie: "The Pirate Fairy", Friday, May 2

The Pirate Fairy
Friday, May 2 @ 10 am
Rated G (1 hour, 10 mins.)

From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.

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, April 22, 2014

PEEP DIORAMAS AND CANDY JAR WINNERS!!

MANY thanks to all the kids who created peep dioramas during National Library Week!  The dioramas are adorable and really make our Children's Room and display case look fun and festive.

Congratulations to the 4 participants whose names we pulled at random.  They each won a $10 gift certificate to Las Olas Taqueria:

--Hailey Quinn
--Twins Lily and Chloe Hoover, whose diorama was a joint effort
--Madison Mathews
--Sisters Isabel, Aryah, and Addelyn Brinkman-Lilly, another joint effort

Also, many thanks to the youngsters who took part in our how-much-candy-is-in-the-jar contest.  Congratulations to:

--Lily Hoover
--Noelle McLaughlin

who each guessed the number closest to the actual count and who will split the goodies.

We hope you all had a great time with these events!








Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Break Fun for Kids

Come by this week to check out our Spring Break activities for kids:


  • Tuesday, April 22 @ 10 am: The Blue Ocean Society will join us for a special Touch Tank Storytime. Kids of all ages welcome.
  • Wednesday, April 23 @ 1 pm: Frozen Sing-a-long
  • Thursday, April 24, 10 am - 12 pm: Come create with Legos (we will put your amazing creations on display for the rest of the month in our Display Case)
  • Friday, April 25, 11 am - 1 pm: Kids' Gaming with our XBox 360 (with Kinect) and our new WiiU

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ladies' Night Movie: "Blue Jasmine", Wed. April 30

Blue Jasmine
Rated PG-13 (98 minutes)
Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm

Woody Allen trades New York City for San Francisco with his comedy-drama Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett as a troubled former Manhattanite who moves to the City by the Bay to live with her sister after her wealthy husband divorces her. Forced to put her life back together piece by piece while under the effect of powerful anti-depressants, she dates a series of men, attempts to build a career, and slowly learns how to count on herself to survive. Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., and Bobby Cannavale co-star. Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Feature Film "Saving Mr. Banks", Wed. 4/16 & Thurs. 4/17

Saving Mr. Banks
Wednesday, April 16 at 1 pm AND
Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (2 hours, 5 mins.)

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins.

Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free.

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

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

After School Movie: "The Pirate Fairy"

Friday, April 11
3:15 pm
Rated G (1 hour, 30 mins.)

From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Comfortable chairs are provided but everyone is welcome to bring blankets and stretch out on the floor in the front of the theater.