Thursday, July 30, 2015

Movie: "McFarland, USA", Wednesday, August 5, 1 pm & 5:30 pm

McFarland, USA
Rated PG (2 hours)
Wednesday, August 5 @ 1 pm AND
Wednesday, August 5 @ 5:30 pm

Starring Kevin Costner

This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys' exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it's the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions -- helping them achieve their own American dream.

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Reading Party for all ages! Tuesday, August 4, 5-7 pm

Summer Reading Finale

Centre School Lawn
Hampton, NH
August 4th 5:00-7:00 pm

Lane Memorial Library will host its annual Summer Reading Finale at Centre School, offering food, games, live music, and more. Open to the public, this festival is funded by generous support of the Friends of Lane Memorial Library. This is a celebration of the library’s community and those who participated in Summer Reading. Bring a blanket, Frisbee, games; you can either pack a picnic or purchase delicious pizza.

Flatbread Company will be on site with their mobile oven selling fresh, hot pizzas. The Kona Ice Truck will also be on site selling tasty shaved ice.

Adults, teens, and children who participated in the Summer Reading program will receive two free slices of Flatbread pizza. Adults, please bring your Summer Reading Bingo Card with at least one validated item.Teens, if you have not participated in a program, please bring a validated Bingo Card as proof.

Live music will again be provided by Wellfleet, a local Rock/Blues/Folk/Funk musical duo featuring Patrick Curry on guitar and Craig Roy on harmonica. Many thanks to the law office of Holmes & Ells for assisting the Library with their set-up.

Lawn games will be provided courtesy of Centre School and carnival games, created by local teens, will be set up to play. Face painting and a caricature booth will also offer plenty for families to do.

The Library will announce the winners of the Children and Teen raffles, and a variety of prizes will be given away to those who participated in the Summer Reading programs. Prizes include iPad minis, tickets to Canobie Lake Park, and a variety of gift cards.

Please join Lane Memorial Library at our massive end of summer party. In the event of rain, our Finale Party will be rescheduled on Thursday August 6th, 5:00-7:00 pm. Note that the Adult Reading Program and weekly prize drawings will continue throughout the month of August until their final prize drawing on September 5th of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Reading Final August 4th 5-7pm



Summer Reading Finale
Centre School Lawn
August 4th 5-7pm

 Lane Memorial Library will host its annual Summer Reading Finale at Centre School, offering food, games, live music, and more. Open to the public, this festival is funded by generous support of the Friends of Lane Memorial Library. This is a celebration of the library’s community and those who participated in Summer Reading. Bring a blanket, Frisbee, games; you can either pack a picnic or purchase delicious pizza.

Flatbread Company will be on site with their mobile oven selling fresh, hot pizzas. The Kona Ice Truck will also be on site selling tasty shaved ice.

Adults, teens, and children who participated in the Summer Reading program will receive two free slices of Flatbread pizza. Adults, please bring your Summer Reading Bingo Card with at least one
validated item. Teens, if you have not participated in a program, please bring a validated Bingo Card as proof.
 
Live music will again be provided by Wellfleet, a local Rock/Blues/Folk/Funk musical duo featuring Patrick Curry on guitar and Craig Roy on harmonica. Many thanks to the law office of Holmes & Ells for assisting the Library with their set-up.

Lawn games will be provided courtesy of Centre School and carnival games, created by local teens, will be set up to play. Face painting and a caricature booth will also offer plenty for families to do.

The Library will announce the winners of the Children and Teen raffles, and a variety of prizes will be given away to those who participated in the Summer Reading programs. Prizes include iPad minis, tickets to Canobie Lake Park, and a variety of gift cards.

Please join Lane Memorial Library at our massive end of summer party. In the event of rain, our Finale Party will be rescheduled on Thursday August 6th, 5:00-7:00 pm. Note that the Adult Reading Program and weekly prize drawings will continue throughout the month of August until their final prize drawing on September 5th of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Kids and Teens Summer Programs Week of July 27 - August 1

Summer Events for Teens and Kids This Week!

KIDS

Just a reminder that you have 6 library days left to turn in tickets for our end-of-summer raffles (all red and yellow tickets are due by Noon on August 3) for the Summer Reading Program! and 5 library days to turn in blue tickets for our last Gift Card Raffles (Regal Cinemas on Friday, 7/31). The more you read and the more activities you finish on the bingo card, the more chances you have to win!!!

Our annual Talent Show is coming up next week on Wednesday, July 29! If your kid(s) would like to participate please have them sign up at the Children's Room Desk as soon as possible call (926-4729) or stop by.

Fri., July 31 @ 1 pm: The Incredibles, Rated PG

Tues., Aug. 4, 5-7 pm: Summer Reading Finale Party—This will be an outdoor event on the field next to Centre School. We will have games, fun and music for the whole family. There will be a separate blog post/email for this event in the next couple of days. (Rain date—Thursday, Aug. 6)

TEENS

Summer Reading is almost over! I can't believe how quickly the time has flown this month. I'm proud of all of you who read, volunteered, and participated in programs. 

I know school is starting to creep up. Please enjoy the last bit of your summer. Go for a hike. Camp in your back yard. Ride a roller coaster. Look for beach glass at sun rise. Store up all the wonderful memories of halcyon days you can.

Here's what we'll be doing in our last six days:
July 27- will be our second to last 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 show up for one last time!

July 27- The second to last Reading Buddies 4:00-4:30 pm, Children's Room. Our Reading Buddies program is full. 

July 28- Photo Booth 3:30-4:30 pm, Teen Area. We'll have some props for you to take selfies with. If you missed the Make a Mask program, and think you'd still like to give this a try, I'd be happy to break out the supplies. 
 
July 29- Game Booth Brainstorm Session 3:30-4:30 pm, Teen Area. Volunteers are still welcomed to help 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. Bring your completed ideas and list of items you plan to gather for your game booth.

July 30, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Movie in the Teen Area with free popcorn. 
July 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Last Water Balloon Battle, Library Lawn. I have around 400 water balloons... it would be a shame if they went to waste. 
July 31, 8:30-11:00 p.m. Skywatch with the NH Astronomical Society, North Beach, Hampton, NH.  The Society will bring several of their telescopes to this event. A beach star watch is pretty much the most awesome thing to do. Everyone should try it once. Open to all ages.
August 3, Final Game Booth Brainstorm Session 3:00-4:00 pm, Teen Area.
August 3, Final Reading Buddies 4:00-4:30 pm, Children's Room.
August 4, SUMMER FINALE PARTY!!!!! Starts at 5:00 pm, Centre School Lawn.

Reminders:
Earn tickets by attending any daily program(weekly raffle, movie night, Tuesday activities, etc) or volunteer program. Attend 7 programs and earn 25 tickets. There are at least 7 programs above that you could attend.

Don't forget that the Teen Bingo Card earns you extra tickets. Completing a Bingo Card earns you 25 tickets!

I'll be sending one additional email about the Summer Finale Party. And don't forget to stop by and sign our Summer Yearbook! ~ Stacy

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ladies' Night: "5 Flights Up", Wed. 7/29

5 Flights Up
Wednesday, July 29
Potluck Snacks @ 5:15 pm
Movie @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13

Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and Alex Carver, who have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn apartment. After enlisting the help of Ruth's niece, real estate agent Lily (Cynthia Nixon), they're about to embark on a whirlwind weekend they never imagined! As a series of crazy events unfold and offers on the apartment fly, they'll find their unwavering love tested in surprising ways – and ultimately discover a whole new lease on life!

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Skywatch: RAIN DATE

Our Skywatch has been rescheduled! Our rain date is NEXT FRIDAY, July 31st, 8:30-11:00 pm. The weather does not look favorable for tomorrow. July 31st is during the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower. Let's hope for clear skies next week.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Movie: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Rated PG (2 hours, 3 minutes)
Wednesday, July 22 @ 12:30 pm and
Thursday, July 23 @ 5:30 pm

Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Richard Gere

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

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

Kids and Teens Summer Programs Week of July 20-25

Summer Events for Teens and Kids This Week!

KIDS

Just a reminder that you have 13 library days left to turn in tickets for our end-of-summer raffles (all red and yellow tickets are due by Noon on August 3) for the Summer Reading Program! and 11 library days to turn in blue tickets for our last two Gift Card Raffles (iTunes on Friday, 7/24 and Regal Cinemas on Friday, 7/31). The more you read and the more activities you finish on the bingo card, the more chances you have to win!!!

Our annual Talent Show is coming up next week on Wednesday, July 29! If your kid(s) would like to participate please have them sign up at the Children's Room Desk as soon as possible call (926-4729) or stop by.

Wed., July 22 @ 10 am: Robert Rivest, Every Hero Has a Story—Comic mime Robert Rivest leads family audiences on a fun, upbeat journey of everyday heroes, super heroes and heroes from Greek mythology and popular books. Everyone gets the opportunity to learn mime, act out their favorite hero, and help Robert create a new hero and story on the spot. (Lane Room)

Fri., July 24 @ 1 pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Movie, Rated PG

Fri., July 24 @ 10 am: LITTLE KIDS' MOVIETIME, Transformers Rescue Bots: Return of the Heroes, Not Rated


TEENS:
We're well underway with summer and we're already had a lot of books turned in for Summer Reading. If you're looking for a particular book that we don't have, please let me know. I am always happy to order books for you guys.  

The list of summer reading participants back at the Ref Desk is up-to-date with everyone's Summer ID number. You can also call 926-3368 to get this number. You can then turn in your summer reading online.

On to the fun stuff!

Here's a rundown of the programs coming up:
July 20th as always we hold our 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 sells yummy Kona Ice right outside the library. Come get some Kona!

July 20th Reading Buddies 4:00-4:30 pm, Children's Room. Our Reading Buddies program is full. 

July 21st 2:00-3:30 pm Cooking For Cross Roads at the 1st Congressional Church, Hampton NH. Teens can volunteer to work with the wonderful people at the 1st Congressional Church as they make their monthly meal for Cross Roads House. This amazing program will involve prep work and cooking by teens. Adult volunteers will be on hand to guide you. The church is also providing a snack for those that attend. Cross 
Roads protects men, women and children of the Greater Seacoast area experiencing homelessness from exposure and hunger. They provide secure, transitional shelter for those seeking to break the cycle of homelessness.  They support individuals and families by providing them with the opportunity to move with dignity and purpose to stable and decent housing. 

July 21st Make a Mask 3:30-4:30 pm, Teen Area. This is a great way to start a Cosplay or Halloween costume. We'll be using a material called Worbla to make our masks. It's something that serious Cosplayers use. We'll shape, paint, and seal our masks. Space will be limited for this project, as I only have so much Worbla. First come, first serve. 
 
July 22nd & 23rd  Comic Book Workshop w/ Rich Woodall 3:00-4:00 pm, Lane Room. Rich Woodall is a New Hampshire based artist/writer, best known for his creator owned titles Johnny Raygun, the Zombie Bomb! Comic Anthology, and Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl the series he co-created with artist Craig Rousseau.  He has also worked with Image Comics on The Savage Dragon, The Perhapanauts, and done THOUSANDS of sketch cards for Marvel, DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones. He'll be talking with teens about the comic book industry, what it's like to be a full time artist, and will also lead our teens in a drawing/creating project. And if I remember correctly from last year, he might even do a custom sketch for each participant.
 
July 24th 8:30-11:00 p.m. Skywatch with the NH Astronomical Society, North Beach, Hampton, NH.  The Society will bring several of their telescopes to this event. A beach star watch is pretty much the most awesome thing to do. Everyone should try it once. Open to all ages. Rain Date is July 31st.

Reminders:
Earn tickets by attending any daily program(weekly raffle, movie night, Tuesday activities, etc) or volunteer program. Attend 7 programs and earn 25 tickets. 

Don't forget that the Teen Bingo Card earns you extra tickets.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kids and Teens Summer Programs Week of July 13 - 18


Here's what's coming this week for Teens and Kids at the Library 
  • Tuesday, July 14 @ 10 am: Storytime with Miss Wendy in the Children's Room. Summer storytimes are "all ages" and drop-in.
  • Wed., July 15 @ 10 am: Jungle Jim  Star Wars Stage Show—Interactive Show, including balloon lightsabers and other fun balloon shapes. (Lane Room)
  • Thursday, July 16 at 10 am: Storytime with Miss Paulina in the Children's Room. Summer storytimes are "all ages" and drop-in.
  • American Girl Event - Fri., July 17 @ 1 pm: Grace Stirs Up Success, Not Rated **This is a sign-up event (sign ups start Monday, July 6), including a marionette show, a craft, a photo booth and more!     ***Note - Signups for this event are full. Please feel free to go on the waiting list and we will call if openings come up.***
  • Weekly Raffle Drawing - On Friday at 1 pm we will draw from the Independent Reader Bingo Raffle for 2 $10 Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards. We'll call you if you win!

We're getting into week three of Teen Summer Reading. There are 90 of you signed up for summer reading! I am in shock! Shock, I say! Happily shocked. 

We had our first raffle and four lucky people walked away with gift cards. Who doesn't want a $10 Las Olas or Dunkin Donuts gift card, an hour at Blitz Park, or a round at Captain's Cove. And all you have to do is turn in the reading I know that you're already doing this summer. 
 
Don't forget your Summer ID can be found back near the Teen Area or by calling 926-3368. You can also turn in your summer reading online.

Here's a rundown of the programs coming up:
 July 13th Stop by for the 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. Bored at home? Come get a Kona Ice! They'll be right outside the library.  

July 13th Reading Buddies 4:00-4:30 pm, Children's Room. Our Reading Buddies program is full. We have 13 great volunteers! 

July 14th Paracord Survival Project 3:30-4:30 pm, Teen Area. We'll be making either Paracord Bracelets or a Paracord survival grenade ala The Friendly Swede style. Check out this video for an idea of how we'll put it together. If you're going to attend this event, please let me know so that I have enough supplies. 

July 15th Search & Rescue 4:00-5:00 pm. Bryan Yeaton will be here to discuss his work as a Search and Rescue Volunteer. Bryan is a Senior Instructor for SOLO Wilderness Medicine as well as an AEMT for Bartlett /Jackson EMS and AVSAR (Androscoggin Valley Search & Rescue). Bryan spent more than eight years working for the Mount Washington Observatory. During the week, Bryan is a high school English Teacher in Hampton, NH.
 
July 16th 3:00-5:00 p.m. we'll host a Movie in the Teen Area with free popcorn. We'll choose from our DVD collection!

July 17th Teen Gaming, 4:00-5:00 pm Teen Area. 

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Classic Movie: "The Seven Year Itch", Wednesday, July 15

The Seven Year Itch
Rated G
Wednesday, July 15 @ 1 pm

Starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell

It's a steamy summer in New York City and this scandalous, sexy comedy heats things up even more! A married man (Tom Ewell), whose wife and son are away for the summer, has his fidelity put to the test when a seductive starlet (Marilyn Monroe) moves in upstairs. Keeping his marriage vows in the face of her flirtations proves tough when challenged by the notorious "seven year itch." Faced with this provocative problem, he's victim to an outrageous mating dance filled with hilarious comedy!

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

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

"World War II New Hampshire" - July 15th @ 6:30 PM

Plan to stop by the Lane Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 PM to hear filmmaker John Gfroerer present "World War II New Hampshire", a documentary that tells the story of life in New Hampshire during the Second World War.  Through interviews, historic news film, photos and radio reports from the battlefields, the film and discussion facilitated by Gfroerer chronicles how a nation, a state, and the citizens of New Hampshire mobilized for war and victory.

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.