Thursday, July 02, 2015

Kids' and Teens' Summer Programs Week 3!

Here's what's coming this week for Teens and Kids' at the Library 
logoMonday, July 6 @ 9 am: Signups start for the American Girl Event (to be held on Friday, July 17). Call 926-4729 or come by the Children's Room. Signups are required for this event.
Tuesday, July 7 @ 10 am: Storytime with Miss Wendy in the Children's Room. Summer storytimes are "all ages" and drop-in.
Tues., July 7 @ 6:30 pm: Superhero Pajama Storytime AND Stuffed Animal Sleepover—  Join Miss Paulina for a super fun evening storytime. Wear your best jammies and bring your (second) favorite stuffed animal. After the storytime your stuffed animals are welcome to stay for a library sleepover. When you come back the next day to pick them up we’ll have pictures to show you all of the fun they had while you were at home asleep! (Lane Room)
K9 RescueWed., July 8 @ 10 am: NE K-9 Search & Rescue—“Lostproofing” Your Kids: New England K-9 SAR has a strong commitment to educating children and adults about how to be safe in the woods. We talk to children about how to “lostproof” themselves.; and if they get lost, how to stay safe. And of course, the dogs enjoy showing off their nosey talents! (Starting in the Lane Room and then moving to the field next to Centre School-Weather Permitting)
Thursday, July 2 at 10 am: Storytime with Miss Paulina in the Children's Room. Summer storytimes are "all ages" and drop-in.
Fri., July 10 @ 10 am: Curious George 3, Not Rated
Fri., July 10 @ 1 pm: Batman: The Movie, Rated PG
 
Teen Programs
 
Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after signing up for your Summer ID number.
 
teen sloganHere's a rundown of the programs coming up:
Monday, July 6th: Our first Weekly Raffle in the Teen Area from 3:30-4:00 pm. Turn in your reading or attend to earn tickets! The Kona Ice Truck will be here. You don't have to do summer reading to get a Kona Ice. Kona has graciously agreed to be here once a week for anyone to get something cold and delicious. 
 
July 6th Reading Buddies 4:00-4:30 pm, Children's Room. Volunteer to read one on one with a eager reader. 
 
July 7th Game Booth Brainstorm Session 3:30-4:30 pm, Teen Area. Volunteer to design a game booth for the End of Summer Finale Party. The booths will be for the younger children who participate in the Children's Room Summer Reading Program. Free snacks.
 
July 8th Blue Ocean Society 1:00-2:00 pm. Learn about marine conservation and meet Ladder, their life size inflatable whale.
 
July 8th Blue Ocean Society Beach Clean-up, 6:00-8:00 pm. Volunteer to clean up at Jenness Beach. Parents can drop teens off but must sign a permission form.
 
July 9th 3:00-5:00 p.m. we'll host a Movie in the Teen Area with free popcorn.
 
July 10th Water Balloon Battle,  4:00-5:00 pm Lane Library Lawn. 
 
Weekly Prizes: Blitz Park, Captain's Cove, Las Olas, & Dunkin Donuts 
 
Reminders:
You'll earn tickets for any daily program(weekly raffle, movie night, Tuesday activities, etc) or volunteer program that you come to. Attend 7 programs and earn 25 tickets. 
 
Weekly raffle tickets are put towards the end of summer drawing every week.
 
Don't forget that the Teen Bingo Card earns you extra tickets.
 
You'll need your Summer ID number. This number can be found back near the Teen Area. The person at the Ref Desk can help you find your number. You can also call 926-3368 to find out Summer ID.
 
You can turn in your summer reading online. Follow the directions. You're entered for the weekly and end of summer drawings. That simple. 
 
I'll be sending periodic emails through out the summer talking about the programs we have and that you've signed up for. 
 
That's all for now, til next week.
Stacy
 
Teen Services Librarian

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Movie "Danny Collins", Wed. 7/8 & Thurs. 7/9

Danny Collins
Rated R (1 hr., 48 mins.)
Wednesday, July 8 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, July 9 @ 5:30 pm

Starring Al Pacino and Annette Bening

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he changes course with the help of a new friend (Annette Bening) and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Admission is FREE. Water and popcorn are provided by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Libary.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kids' and Teens' Summer Reading Week 2! (June 29-July 4)

Here's what's coming this week for Teens and Kids' at the Library (Just a quick note that the library will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4!)

Children's Room Programs

Signups for the Summer Reading Programs continue online or in the Children's Room. After you've signed up make sure to come by and pick up your free book. This year each age group (Family Readers and Independent Readers) will have Bingo Cards and Time Logs available. There are different prizes/categories available for the age ranges and the types of reading. Guidelines are available here.
  • Tuesday, June 30 at 10 am: Storytime with Miss Wendy in the Children's Room. Summer storytimes are "all ages" and drop-in.
  • Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:30 pmThe Princess, The Pauper, and other stories combines several Moroccan Fairy Tales into one beautiful story. Young prince Amir, grew up on the tales told to him by his family. Follow along as these stories come to life and help him as he must make many important decisions. This play explores the lessons learned in fairy tales such as The Princess and the Pauper, The Girl who lived with Gazelles; The Stone by the Door. (Winnacunnet High School Auditorium)
  • Thursday, July 2 at 10 am: Storytime with Miss Paulina in the Children's Room. Summer storytimes are "all ages" and drop-in.

Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after signing up for your Summer ID number.
  • Teen Summer Reading kicks off officially June 30th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. with a Summer Hair Wrap and Bracelet project in the Teen Area.
  • July 1st, 1:30-3:00 p.m. we'll be hosting the Center for Wildlife from Cape Neddick in the Lane Room. They'll be bringing their animal ambassadors and will talk about all the work they do at the Center and with wildlife. Open to those 10 and up.
  • July 2nd, 3:00-5:00 p.m. we'll host a Movie in the Teen Area with free popcorn.
  • Our first weekly raffle for gift cards (Dunkin Donuts, Las Olas, Blitz and Captain's Cove) will be next Monday, July 6 at 3:30-4, make sure to get lots of raffle tickets in this week!

Please give us a call at 603-926-4729 (Children's Room) or 926-3368 (Upstairs/Teens - Ask for Stacey) if you have any questions!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Reading Buddies

For Teens:

I am still looking for volunteers for our Reading Buddies Program.


The Reading Buddies Program involves a group of teenagers reading one-on-one with a group of children every week. You'll read books together, tell stories, play word games, write stories - anything to help younger children become better readers.

To start off our program we will have a training session Tuesday, June 30th 5:30-7:30 pm. I will be providing Flatbread pizza.

Teens commit to 5 sessions of reading on July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, & Aug 3rd from 4:00-4:30 pm.

To comply with NH Department of Labor Regulations, I will have to have those 12-15 get a Employer Request for Child Labor Form filled out. The form is obtained from the library. Then both teen and parent will have to go to their SAU school office with a birth certificate or evidence of date of birth, and have it signed by the school. The school will then issue a NH Youth Employment Certificate which comes back to the library.

If you are interested in being a Reading Buddy, please contact me ASAP for the proper forms and further information. Call 926-3368 or email stacycmazur@gmail.com
  
For Parents:

I are still accepting sign-ups for children 5-8 years old for Reading Buddy. Please be aware that the aim is to have one teen for one child, so space is limited. If you're interested in signing up your child, please contact me directly via email at stacycmazur@gmail.com or call 926-3368. We can take down your name and information, and will try our best to match your child with a teen.

-Stacy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Teen Summer Programs Week 1


I'm so excited that Summer Reading has started! I hope that you're talking to your teens about reading this summer. The Summer Slump is real and studies have shown that those who don't read over the summer can loose literacy skills.

The National Summer Learning Association states: "A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year."

Reading through our summer reading program helps with the Summer Slump and will enter teens in to raffles for great prizes every week and at our end of summer give away. Teens have until June 6th, our first drawing, to get a head start on their reading. Teens can submit what they've read online.

What's Going On This Summer?

Not sure where to start? Check out our Calendar. I'll be sending an update each week with the Children's Room letting you know what's going on.

Signing Up For Summer Reading

Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after for signing up for your Summer ID number.

Programs, Programs, & More Programs!

  • Teen Summer Reading kicks off officially June 30th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. with a Summer Hair Wrap and Bracelet project in the Teen Area.
  • July 1st, 1:30-3:00 p.m. we'll be hosting the Center for Wildlife from Cape Neddick in the Lane Room. They'll be bringing their animal ambassadors and will talk about all the work they do at the Center and with wildlife. Open to those 10 and up.
  • July 2nd, 3:00-5:00 p.m. we'll host a Movie in the Teen Area with free popcorn. 
Teens must be 11 years old to be entered for our drawings, however many of the programs I'm hosting this year are open for attendance by those 10 and older.

Please give me a call with any questions about Teen Summer Reading @ 603-926-3368.

Stacy
Teen Services Librarian

Friday, June 19, 2015

"All aboard the Titanic!" June 24th at 6:30 PM

All Aboard the Titanic responds to people's enduring fascination with this historic and very human event.  Including and moving beyond the physical facts of the story, Ted Zalewski explores the personal experiences of selected passengers and crew, including those with New Hampshire affiliations, emphasizing examples of individual courage and triumph.  Admission to the program is free and open to all.

Ted Zalewski is a Screen Actors Guild Actor, a writer, an educator and a historian.  A graduate of the University of Illinois and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Zalewski lectures on historical, literary and natural history topics.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ladies' Night: "The Lightkeepers", THURSDAY, June 25

The Lightkeepers
Rated PG (1 hour, 37 minutes)
Thursday, June 25
Potluck Snacks @ 5:15 pm/Movie @ 5:30 pm

Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner

Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Movie: "Love is Strange", Wed. 6/17 & Thurs. 6/18

Love is Strange
Rated R, (1 hour, 35 minutes)
Wednesday, June 17 @ 1 pm AND
Thursday, June 18 @ 5:30 pm

Starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Little Kids' Movietime: "Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles", Fri. 6/12

Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles
Not Rated (1 hour)
Friday, June 12 @ 10 am

Peppa Pig is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa's favorite things include playing games, dressing up and jumping in muddy puddles.

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 Film: "The Pink Panther", Wed., 6/10

The Pink Panther
Not Rated (1 hour, 53 minutes)
Wednesday, June 10 @ 1 pm

Starring David Nivens, Peter Sellars and Robert Wagner

Bumbling and conceited French police inspector Clouseau tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown - and is acting right under his nose.

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.