Friday, December 2, 2016

Kimball Library News 11/28/16



School vacation weeks are approaching soon, and we are interrupting the preschool story times until the New Year.  Mother Goose, Bitty Books, Kiddie Lit, and Creative Words will all have a two week intermission the last two weeks of December.  Classes will resume starting January 3, 2017. Happy Holidays!

*DROP N SHOP ONE: There's something in the air! And...it must be SNOW! Come make a clear snowman ornament to hang on your tree or in your window! Read a few stories. Make a reindeer cookie just perfect for eating! Practice your present wrapping. There's much to do as we start the holiday season right here in our library. Please register for this fun event taking place on Saturday, December 3, from 10:30am-12:30pm.

*DROP N SHOP TWO: Join us for a day of dancing, exercise, and musical fun! We'll start with a 60 minute ZUMBA Kids' class, and end by making our own instruments, playing musical chairs, and a musical instrument guessing game. This popular event will be sure to fill up quickly so please sign up today for December 10, from 10:30am-12:30pm!

*DROP N SHOP THREE: Let’s make decorative,  minty candy cane crafts and delicious, festive candy cane bark.  Let’s play lots of candy cane games and learn the peppermint twist. Let’s register ASAP for Saturday, December 17, from 10:30-12:30 before it’s too late!

*All 'Drop 'n Shop' participants must be at least 6 years of age to be left without an adult. Ages 6-9 must have an adult fill out a waiver on that morning to be left here in our care. Children under 6 must be supervised by a parent or adult. Children ages 10 and up are allowed to stay without an adult or waiver according to library policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

HOLIDAY HOURS: The Kimball Library will be closed from December 24-26.  Please stock up accordingly, and have Happy Holidays from all of us!

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

Kimball Library News 11/21/16



AN HOUR OF CODE: The hour of code is a family event coming to Kimball Library via the Sylvan Center in Salem, NH as part of a movement to enrich and educate during National Computer Science Week.  You'll be virtually joining other students all over the world. Your school age child will learn some computer programming through fun and engaging activities.  Join Sylvan and Kimball Library for the movement by registering youth in kindergarten and up and coming to this 'BYOD Hour of Code' event on Tuesday, December 6, from 6:15-7:15pm.

There will be a total of 14 computers available from the library and Sylvan, so if you have any device or gadget that you can use to connect to our public Wi-Fi, and you prefer to use it, please bring it.  This will leave those for the less fortunate 'device-less' youth to use. (BYOD=BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE if you like)

This event is being held in partnership with 'Sylvan of Salem'. You can visit their website at Sylvan.Salem@sylvanlearning.com

INTRO TO COMPUTERS: Join us for an introductory computer class.  These classes are geared to individuals who have little to no computer experience. The classes will meet 2x (back to back Wednesday afternoons) and will cover the basics to getting started with computers. Participants do not need to have a computer at home although access to a computer is helpful.  This class is offered in a small group setting (2 – 5 per class) and participants will be using the library laptop computers.

Lesson one on Wednesday, December 7th will introduce the basics such as: how to use a keyboard and mouse, basic computer concepts such as resizing and navigating toolbars, windows, and menus and file management (creating and opening files and folders) as well as learning the basics in Microsoft Word.

Lesson two, on Wednesday, December 14th will continue learning the basic ins and outs of Microsoft Word.

 *Registration is required. Please indicate your level of experience:  NONE or NEW (as in new to computers but has basic typing skills). Individuals must have Kimball Library card to attend this program. 

DECEMBER MOVIES @1PM: December 13 showing ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, December 20 showing ‘loveactually’, and December 27 showing ‘The BFG’.  Popcorn will be served.  Movies start promptly at 1pm.  Children under 10 may not be left unattended.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kimball Library News 11/14/16



BOXWOOD TREE CLASS: Learn how to make a beautiful fresh boxwood tree to enjoy for the holidays. The boxwood tree is an elegant design made out of boxwood and decorated with velvet ribbon, gold glass balls, berries and natural gypsophila. This popular centerpiece will last for months and is perfect for your home or for those who want a small holiday tree to enjoy. 

Felicia Motherway will guide you through this popular class on Tuesday, December 6th, from 6-8pm.

Reservations are required and class size is limited to 20 people.  Materials fee of $35.00 must be paid in advance.  Please sign up at the circulation desk.

Back by popular demand, Kimball Library once again will be hosting three Saturdays in a row of our entertaining and educational ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’ Saturdays.  Mark your calendar now for the following dates and times so you can register your children (online or over the phone) for December 3, 10, and 17 from 10:30am-12:30pm.  We are definitely “Santa’s Elves” for your children.  We’ll occupy them with fun activities while you shop or wrap gifts.  Each Saturday will host a different teacher and unique projects.  Please send them with simple snacks and spill-proof beverages.  You’ll fa la la la la all the way home! 

**All 'Drop 'n Shop' participants must be at least 6 years of age to be left in the building without an adult.  Ages 6-9 must have an adult fill out a waiver on that morning to be left here in our care.  Children under 6 must be supervised by the attending caretaker.  Children ages 10 and up are allowed to stay without an adult or waiver according to library policy.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Register soon (kindergarten to grade 5 appropriate), please, for this very popular event so we can have the necessary supplies.)

DROP ‘N SHOP~LET IT SNOW (Dec 3):  There's something in the air, and perhaps it is snow! In any case, come make a clear snowman ornament to hang on your tree or in your window.  Hear a few wintry stories. Make a reindeer cookie just perfect for eating! Practice your present wrapping. There's much to do as we start the holiday season right here in our library. Please register for this super snowy event scheduled for Saturday, December 3, happening at 10:30am until 12:30pm.

DROP ‘N SHOP~WE’VE GOT THE BEAT (Dec 10): Join us for a day of dancing, exercise, and musical fun! We'll start with a 60 minute ZUMBA Kids' class, and end our time by making our own instruments, playing musical chairs and a musical instrument guessing game. This popular event will be sure to fill up quickly so please sign up today for this zany Zumba event to be held on Saturday, December 10th, from 10:30am-12:30pm.

DROP ‘N SHOP~PEPPERMINT TWIST (Dec 17):  ‘Come on baby, let’s do the twist!’  Let’s make decorative, minty candy cane crafts and delicious, festive candy cane bark.  Let’s play lots of candy cane games and learn the peppermint twist.  Let’s see how candy canes are made!  Register ASAP for this minty mountain of delight that will occur on Saturday, December 17th, 10:30am to 12:30pm.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.