Adult Programs

Hancock Town Library Survey

Got an opinion? Share it with us and we’ll enter you in a raffle to win a $20 gift certificate to Fiddleheads Café! If you’re a library user, let us know what you like and what you think we could improve. If you don’t use the library, tell us what might bring you through the doors. Our aim is to make the Hancock Town Library a resource for everyone in town; your input will help us do that. Go online to: or pick up a hard copy of the survey at the library. Thanks so much!

Build A Better World

Why should the kids have all the fun this summer? This year’s Summer Reading Program theme for both kids and adults is Build A Better World. Grown-ups, for every hour you read a library book between the end of June and August 9th, you earn a raffle ticket. If you write a short book review of the book you’ve read you get an extra ticket. Book reviews will be posted on our online catalogue. The Grand Prize will be dinner for two at the Hancock Inn! Other prizes include gift certificates from Fiddleheads Café and the Toadstool Bookshop. Come in and see the great summer reads our staff and volunteers have on display or choose from all the new books we’ve ordered!

Tuesday July 25th at 7:00 pm
Horseshoe Meadows to Happy Isles: Hiking the John Muir Trail with John Collins

John Collins and Russ Wright of Webster NH spent 31 days hiking California’s John Muir Trail (260 miles) which included hiking to the summit of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental U.S.  They will be sharing their experiences and the gear they used along with a 75 minute video presentation with stunning photography. Free and open to all.

Thursday July 27th at 7:00 pm
De-Clutter and Organize

Certified Professional Organizer Helene Parenteau will talk about what works and what doesn’t work when getting organized, based on her 35 years as a professional organizer. She will talk about how to de-clutter, organize and downsize, who wants your stuff and who doesn’t, and more. Since 1982, Helene Parenteau has organized homes, offices, and retirement estates up and down the East Coast. She has a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Management and Marketing. Based in New England, Helene helps individuals and businesses get organized. With understanding and compassion, she takes the anxiety out of decluttering, downsizing and relocating. Her services have been featured in Washington Post, Washingtonian, Washington Women, Woman’s Day, Senior Digest, Eagle Tribune and other publications. She is one of only 265 certified professional organizers in the United States. Free and open to all.