Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Crafts with Marty: Old Jeans Embroidery!

Bring an old pair of jeans, shorts, or a jacket, and learn basic embroidery stitches to bring new life to your old duds! This program welcomes beginning stitchers and seasoned flossers alike. We’ll collaborate to teach, learn, and stitch. Have a stash of emroidery floss to share? Bring it along! Needles and scissors will be provided, or bring your own. All abilities welcome!

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event: Paul Doiron!

Join us for an evening with bestselling author, Paul Doiron!!

Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher’s Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." His novelette "Rabid" was a finalist for the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story.

A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and current chair of the Maine Humanities Council. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife Kristen Lindquist.

His novels have been translated into 11 languages.

Doiron’s newest book, “Almost Midnight” was released this July. Book ten of his USA-Today bestselling series, a deadly attack on one of Maine's last wild wolves leads Game Warden Mike Bowditch to an even bigger criminal conspiracy.

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Aug
20
2:30 PM14:30

Haiku Workshop at Hewnoaks

As part of our wellness series, the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will offer an indoor/outdoor haiku workshop with poet Kristen Lindquist. Ms. Lindquist will talk about the history of the form, which evolved as a nature poem, and how it's written today in the US. Participants will then venture outdoors for a ginko, which is a haiku walk during which we will write and share haiku. 

This event will be held at Hewnoaks: 86 Camp Mudiekewis Rd Stoneham, ME

Preregistration Required

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Aug
19
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

44th Annual Arts and Artisans Fair

The Arts and Artisans Fair is held annually in August at the New Suncook School on Route 5 in Lovell, and benefits the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The fair showcases fine arts and crafts, including pottery, jewelry, photography, paintings, fiber arts, herbal products, wooden kitchenware and more. You’ll find knitwear and jewelry, useful objects for the home, and art pieces to delight the eye for years to come. The fair is juried by a panel of judges, with a focus on high quality handmade and beautifully finished works of art at a variety of price points.

Admission is free, and the day includes a raffle of ten artworks donated by participating artists, delicious homemade pies, sandwiches and other refreshments, and a large sale of used books for all ages.

Hope to see you there!

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Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

GLLT Presents: Birds of Namibia with Bonny Boatman

Due to the diversity of habitat in the Namibia region of southern Africa, 644 species of birds reside there. We will get to know several of these species and the fascinating behaviors that help them to survive the challenges of their particular habitat. You will leave this presentation amazed and feeling that...just for an hour..."We are not in Lovell anymore, Dorothy." Join us to learn about a bird that stomps to death its prey and another one that imprisons his mate.

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

"The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" Author Event!

Join us for an author event via Skype! Elisabeth Tova Bailey will discuss her book, “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating” and answer questions about her creative process.

“An exquisite meditation on the restorative connection between nature and humans . . . As richly layered as the soil she lays down in the snail’s terrarium: loamy, potent, and regenerative.” —The Huffington Post.

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

GLLT Presents: Birds of Namibia with Bonny Boatman

Due to the diversity of habitat in the Namibia region of southern Africa, 644 species of birds reside there. We will get to know several of these species and the fascinating behaviors that help them to survive the challenges of their particular habitat. You will leave this presentation amazed and feeling that...just for an hour..."We are not in Lovell anymore, Dorothy." Join us to learn about a bird that stomps to death its prey and another one that imprisons his mate.

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Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

The Page Turners: The Underground Railroad

Our newly renamed book discussion group will meet to discuss Colson Whitehead’s prizewinning novel, The Underground Railroad (2016). This harrowing story of enslavement, escape, and not yet freedom is, “a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.”

Page Turners meets monthly and reads both classic and contemporary works. All are welcome. To join the group’s email list, please contact Sue Lanser at lanser@brandeis.edu.

Coming up next month: September 16th, The House of Mirth (1905) by Edith Wharton. A novel about the social and economic constraints on women’s lives in New York at the turn of the last century.

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Reading Celebration!

Come celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with a performance by Rwandan Drummers and Dancers! You may even learn a few dance moves in the process!

Following the performance we will serve refreshments and ice cream.

Find out more about this exciting performance here:

http://www.hobbslibrary.org/events/2019/8/10/rwandan-dance-and-drum-demonstration

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Rwandan Dance and Drum Demonstration

We are very excited to present Maurice Habimfura and his troupe partner, Patrick for a Rwandan Drum and Dance Demonstration! Maurice and Patrick are both members of “Ikirenga Cy'Intore”, a Rwandan drum and dance troupe based in East Bayside, Maine.  This group seeks to educate and preserve traditional Rwandan dance culture, which is not traditionally written down and is becoming lost due to the Rwandan Genocide, diaspora, and modern cultural shifts.
Members of the group were Rwandan State Dance Champions before coming to Portland. 

Performers wear traditional Rwandan costume and play on giant handmade drums, while others dance the scenes of hunting, fishing, and other traditional activities. The men, women, and sometimes children take turns depicting different aspects of Rwandan life.

Maurice and Patrick will do a performance and then teach a few dance moves for those that are brave in the audience!

Open to all ages!

For more information about Ikirenga Cy’Intore troup, visit : www.imihamirizo.com

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Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

GLLT Presents: The Gentle Hawk with Bonny Boatman

Did you know that the Northern Goshawk is such a fierce hunter who stalks prey on foot and in the air? And yet, its scientific name, Accipiter gentilis, means the gentle hawk. Interestingly, the name derives from Accipiter (accipere: to grasp) meaning hawk, and gentilis meaning noble or gentle. Together, they refer to the Middle Ages when only nobility were permitted to own goshawks for falconry. Join us to see and hear about the many wonders of the remarkable and canny bird.

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Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Aug
5
5:30 PM17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

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