Thursday, January 12, 2017

Kimball Library News 1/9/17



It’s a new year, and there is always something NEW at Kimball Library.

NEW KidsKnit: Want to knit a bit?  Join other tween and teens ages 9-19 after school on Mondays from 2:30-4:30pm.  Wait, you don't get out of school until 3?  No worries, we are liking the idea of kids arriving at staggered times and staying for some or all of the time allotted.  We'll have two adults that know how to knit/crochet to help and one adult that is a complete novice.  She will learn along with you. You need to bring your own supplies of yarn and needles.  If you already know how to knit (or crochet) bring your project.  If you are new to the craft, bring size 8 or 9 needles and #4 weight yarn.  We'll provide a pattern for fingerless mittens to start with.  

 Wait, how will you get to the library? The middle school bus drops off here and the elementary bus does, too!  You need to set that up with the bus company/school as to permission, etc.  Once you get started you are welcome to keep your projects here so you don't have to tote yours back and forth.   

Register ASAP.  Our first meeting will be January 30th.

NEW MOBILE HOTSPOTS: We have two tMobile hotspots you can check out for a one week loan period. These are great for second homes that don’t have internet or if you are saving your phone data plan. Simply turn them on and connect to the wifi with your phone, tablet, or laptop.  These are fast on internet speed and operate in most locations.  They have traveled to PA and back, been to Cape Cod, and have operated seamlessly in Freedom, NH.  They can handle up two 15 devices simultaneously.

The hotspots can been loaned out to members 18 and older in good standing.  To encourage prompt return, a $5 fine will be applied to each day late.  We know these will be a ‘hot’ item so we want everyone to have a turn!  Stop by and check one out.

REMINDER: For your protection, we insist that you carry a library card to present to us when you check out any items.  You can also use the Key Ring app or Red Laser app on your smart phone.  Even if you don’t have your plastic card anymore you can manually insert the numbers in these apps and it generates a usable barcode.  If you need help to do this, please stop by the circulation desk. 

ADULT CRAFT, COLOR & PAINT:  Just a reminder, to join us each Fridays from 10:15 – 12:15 to dabble in painting, coloring or creative craft.  This is an open time so feel free to stay the entire time, leave early or come late.  Remember, this is a no stress event so if you only have 30 minutes to spare than spend it relaxing with a group.  Please print your own painting or craft project and we supply the space as well as a limited amount of coloring supplies.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Stock up in advance, and do remember that downloadable books from OverDrive and TumbleBooks on our website are open 24/7 every day of the week. 
   
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 1/2/17



Keep Tuesdays at 1pm in your date book so you can see (most often) the latest films being released on Blu-Ray right here at the library on our 84” screen TV.  We’ll even serve you free, freshly popped popcorn!

What lies ahead:  January 10-The Dressmaker, January 17-The Accountant, January 24-The Light between Oceans, and January 31-The Queen of Katwe.  Pick up a movie brochure when you are in for details or take a peek on the website at the online calendar.  

ZUMBA FITNESS FUN:  Register in advance (ages 4-14) and join Ms. Michelle for a ZUMBA party on Friday nights (EVERY FIRST Friday starting in February at 5 PM.)

Zumba®Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. Learn easy steps, play games, activities and explore language and cultural elements exposed in the music. Hear songs you know such as 'Try Everything' from Zootopia as well as songs that feature languages and rhythms from around the world.

ZUMBA helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporates fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun.

Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and bring water to drink. Be prepared to move a lot and get a great workout!  Parents, you are welcome to join in if you desire!  Dress like the kiddos. :)

TEEN SERVICE HOURS: Atkinson teenagers in need of *community service hours need to register in advance to work at the Jack Frost Jamboree on Saturday, January 21st.  Your tasks will include set-up, clean-up, assisting or running games, and/or prize distribution.  You need to sign up on the website AND talk to Kathy Watson.  You may email her at kwatson@kimballlibrary.com or call the library at 603-362-5234.  Leave a message if she is not available.

Hours are 10am-3pm or negotiable.  A few Friday evening hours are also possible.  Teenagers are considered ages 13-19.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Stock up in advance, and do remember that downloadable books from OverDrive and TumbleBooks on our website are open 24/7 every day of the week.   

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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Kimball Library News 12/26/16



Learn anything ~ Learn anytime ~ Learn anywhere.

Join us for an introduction to online learning.  We will cover the basics to getting started with Universal Class and explore some course offerings.  Universal Class presents the highest quality online courses for individuals interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
There are over 500 courses, both self-paced and instructor-led and individuals can enroll in up to 5 classes at a time.  With 24/7 access, individuals can choose when they wish to participate in a class. 
 
From technical courses on computer software to digital photography to babysitting 101, a huge range of topics is available. Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, plus hundreds more.
This introduction class is offered in a small group setting (2 – 5 per class) on two consecutive Wednesdays (January 11 & 18).  You may attend one or both of the sessions. Participants may bring their own laptop or tablet OR may use one of the library laptop computers.

 *Registration is required. Please indicate if you plan to bring your own device or use a library laptop.  Individuals must have a Kimball Library card to attend this program.  

CHILLY CRAFTS: Want to ‘chill’ with us on Saturday, January 14th? Practice winter with us and make a few cute chilling crafts to take home.  Start time is flexible–come anytime between 10:30 - 12:30 and stay as long as you like. Register ASAP for this event so we’ll have enough supplies on hand. Children under age 6 need adult help.  The projects are geared toward kindergarten through grade 5, but precocious younger ones may try.

7th ANNUAL JACK FROST JAMBOREE: Do you want to know the best way to be excited about the cold month of January?   Put the Jack Frost Jamboree on your calendar.  We’ll have fun that will warm you right down to your toes!  It’s exciting for children and adults that the7th Annual Jack Frost Jamboree is right around the corner. It will be great competing in games and winning prizes, creating winter crafts, stomping on the hill with snowshoes (weather permitting), playing miniature golf in the stacks, eating hot dogs and popcorn, drinking hot chocolate, and greeting old friends!  Once again we’ll have crafts, games, and other treats for the kids. We’ll have a newly themed golf course winding through the stacks as well as refreshments for most of the day.   This spectacular family event will take place on Saturday, January 21st, from 10:30am-2:30pm even though our doors will be open for our usual Saturday hours (10am-3pm).  Take advantage of the flurry of activities and stop by for all or part of the day.  This fun and frosty event is sponsored by our totally ‘chill’ ‘Friends of Kimball Library’.

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.