Adult Programs

Yoga Mondays! 9:00am – 10:15am
Don’t forget that we host a weekly yoga class here at the library. Chris Justice teaches this gentle-stretch yoga class. $15/session for drop-ins, $60/six weeks. Bring a mat and a blanket.


Tuesday February 20th from 5:30-7:00pm
“Parlez vous Français?” Are you learning French and would like a chance to get better at speaking it? Were you fluent once and wish you had the opportunity to converse once again? Or would you just like to brush up on this romance language? The Hancock Town Library is hosting a French language conversation group and you’re invited! The setting is very informal and will be open from 5:30 to 7:00 on the third Tuesday of the month, beginning February 20. Arrive and leave at your leisure. All levels welcome. Modeled on the Manchester Franco-American Centre’s “Prêt-à-Parler,” the sessions will be free flowing and with your help, fun. Hélène Laliberté Bickford, French first-language speaker (“mais tres rouillé”) will help to keep the conversations going. “Venez tous!” Free and open to all.

Wednesday February 28th at 7:00pm
Kettle of One: Following the Broad-winged Hawk Migration by Bicycle with Eric Masterson

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Many of us dream of following migrating birds to warmer climates for the winter, few people actually do it.  Eric Masterson did, and he did it by bicycle. Eric grew up roaming the Irish countryside for birds. When Ireland got too small, he started roaming the continent, and then that got too small so he moved with his wife to North America. It couldn’t last, and so on September 6th 2016, he left his Hancock house, jumped on his bicycle and started pedaling south in the wake of four satellite-tagged broad-winged hawks on their migration to South America. The trip was part documentary for a book project and part pilgrimage to follow what Eric characterizes as the eighth natural wonder of the world. Eric Masterson currently works in the field of environmental conservation with the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock. He is the author of Birdwatching in New Hampshire, a comprehensive guide to the occurrence of the Granite State’s birds, and is working on a second book documenting the life history of the Broad-winged Hawk. Free and open to all.