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.

Wednesday April 25th at 4:30pm
Ping Pong Finals!
Finals for the Second Annual HTL Ping Pong Tournament coming up! Come see the showdown between Tim Hattie and Peter Andersen (Advanced Division) THIS Wednesday April 25th at 4:30 pm. Should be a terrific game between two fierce competitors!
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Carpet Project Update: The third and final leg of the carpeting project will take place in late May/early June. We’ll replace the carpeting in the young adult and children’s sections of the library. Once again we encourage you to buy carpet tiles for $20 each to help defray the cost of this big job! We’ll be moving a lot of books, toys, furniture and all the public computers. During this time we will try to stay open as much as possible but ask for your understanding if things are a bit chaotic. We’ll also try to keep a couple of public computers accessible but know that we won’t have as many as usual up and running. We’re working on the timing right now so watch our website ( and Facebook page for dates we will be closed. Exciting to see the library updated after 30 years! Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for their help in funding this project.

Wednesday May 2nd at 7:00pm
Jenn in Japan!
Children’s Librarian Jennifer Wood recently took a trip to Japan. Join us as Jenn shares stories, pictures, and travel tips from her time in Japan. Over the course of 18 days Jenn traveled through Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Ōkunoshima (bunny) Island, Sendai, and Tokyo. She watched street performers, rode the shinkansens, held a fox, went on a journey to find the giant crab, and more. Learn what she’s glad she knew before she went, what she wishes she’d known, and what she’d do again! Teens and tweens thinking of traveling abroad are encourage to come and ask questions.

Tuesday May 8th from 6:00-7:00pm
State Representative Jon Manley
Join Rep. Manley as he updates his constituents on what’s going on at the statehouse in Concord. Rep. Manley represents Bennington, Greenfield, and Hancock. All are welcome.

Wednesday May 9th at 7:00pm
Game Night for Grown-ups!
Bring a game if you’ve got one, and a snack or beverage for the table. Always the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm. Please RSVP to us here at the library: 525-4411 or just so we have an idea of numbers! All are welcome.

Thursday May 10th at 7:00pm
History of Local Hancock Railroads with Dale Russell
Dale Russell is a train historian born and raised in Greenfield, NH, the third generation of his family to live near the Boston & Maine railroad line. He’s been a rail buff all his life, collecting railroad photographs and papers for many years. Dale will talk about the history of railroads in and around Hancock. Co-sponsored by the Hancock Historical Society and the Hancock Depot.

Tuesday May 15th 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!” Open to all.

Thursday May 17th at 12:30pm
Books Sandwiched In
Join our book club as they discuss A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova. This will be the last book club before the summer break. Copies of the book available at the front desk for all Hancock Town Library patrons. All are welcome!

Thursday May 17th at 7:00pm
Classical Folk Music with Harp, Bowed Psaltery, and Bodhran
Catherine Graves, Wendy Graves and Susan Graham’s paths converged in January of this year when they discovered a shared love of folk music. The songs played will represent over 700 years of folk tradition, ranging from the 1300s to the present. They’ll be performed by two voices, three varieties of harp (neo-Celtic, wire-strung, and antique single-action pedal harp, circa 1790), two bowed psalteries, and one bodhran! The performers hope to demonstrate the timeless allure of these instruments and encourage the audience to experience them first-hand in this one-of-a-kind program. Come hold a harp made during Mozart’s era!

Friday May 25th at 7:00pm AT THE HARRIS CENTER!!!
Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather – The Mt. Washington Observatory
While many places experience severe weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) has been operating a continuously-staffed scientific outpost on 6,288-foot Mount Washington in northern New Hampshire since 1932, providing many remarkable stories and an intimate knowledge of the mountain. Join MWO’s Will Broussard for a journey into the alpine zone and the unique life and work of the weather observers stationed at the top of New England. 7 to 8 p.m. at the Harris Center. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the GEP Dodge Library in Bennington.