Friday, July 15, 2016

Kimball Library News 7/18/16

The youth of Atkinson have pulled together and have WON the summer reading challenge!  At the time of this press release there are well over 500 raffle tickets submitted between the children’s room and the teen jar.  This means on the night of the finale there will be times during the night where the Youth Services Director will be in a designated space where registered summer reading participants (only) will have a chance to shoot water from toys we provide at Kathy.  If your child doesn’t read the newspaper you can keep them in suspense as we will not announce it but we won’t lie if asked.  ;)

SUMMER READING FINALE: ON your MARK, GET SET, it's time to PAR-TAY for the closure of summer reading.  Pack up a picnic and the kiddos.  Eat the light supper that you have prepared in the courtyard, learn some western line dancing with Gail Eaton and friends (SURE, wear your cowboy boots!), and we'll be serving delicious ice cream sundaes with a variety of great toppings at the break that you can choose from.

Register the entire family (all ages) so we have enough ice cream and toppings, and we can notify you should the venue change if the New England weather does not cooperate.  Invite everyone as long as you account for them in the registration.

Also, we are having a very special guest invited that most of the littles will love—PETE THE CAT.  Pete will be wandering through at some point and be able to pose for photos with children.  He doesn’t talk, but he’s very friendly and understands gestures. 

ROUGH Itinerary: (Supper on the back lawn anytime--use our outdoor seating or bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs so you can be comfy.)  Arrive at 6 and stay until 7:45 and you won’t miss a thing!

  • Demo dance 6:15 - 6:30pm
  • Group lesson with event participants 6:30 - 7:00pm
  • Break from 7:00 - 7:30pm while ice cream is served
  • Group lesson with event participants again from 7:30 - 8:00pm
As you are reading this you may wonder if you are childless if you are welcome.  EVERYONE is welcome to register, the only portion of the evening slated for summer reading participants only will be soaking the Youth Services Director.  Only the summer reading youth will be eligible. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: During the month of August the 1pm movies will be shown bimonthly.  Next up: ‘Eye of the Eagle’ (August 9) and ‘Race’ (August 23).  The best seats go early so be prompt.  Free popcorn and a smile will be served.  Details on each film are available on the library calendar on our website.


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 7/11/16

MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES: It's time for the ‘Minute to Win It’ games! Everything is fast and furious! Sign up the kiddos and see how they do.  Time will fly by!

We'll be playing ‘Cookie Face’!  ‘Stack it Up’! ‘Suck it Up’! ‘Stack Attack’! ‘Scoop it Up’! ‘Moving on Up’! ‘Nuts Stacker’! ‘Junk in the Trunk’ and ‘Defy Gravity’! 

This is a speedy summer reading event and children entering grades kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to register quickly and try their skills out on Monday, August 1st, at 6:30pm.  Don’t blink and miss out. 

WHEN YOU READ, YOU SCORE! (BOSTON BRUINS EVENT): We are proud of the fact that we were one of the nine libraries in the state of New Hampshire to win this ‘When you read, you score!’ grant from the Boston Bruins.  Enthusiastically join us on Tuesday, August 2nd, at 6:30pm to celebrate and please wear black and gold to the event for Boston pride!

Register children of all ages to meet Blades, the Boston Bruins’ mascot.  Join us as we hear Blades' story, do a few simple crafts, and get photographs taken with Blades.  Some of the Ice Girls will be in attendance and be part of the trivia event.  Mark your calendar and register your kids--we can take up to 75 children for this event.  Non-residents are welcome.

STAY TUNED: As you all know, the Youth Services Director has challenged all the summer reading participants to get raffle tickets into the jar.  Our goal is to have your children in the game.  IF youth collectively get at least 500 tickets in the raffle jar(s), by July 30, Kathy will be the moving target of water squirt toys from 6-8 on August 4 from all participants.  GET IN THE GAME to win prizes and soak her!  We’ll announce the count next week when we promote our summer reading finale.


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, July 8, 2016

Kimball Library News 7/4/16



The summer concerts in the courtyard continue!

Thus far we’ve had lovely weather for drinking in the sounds of talented musicians.  Next on the docket is ‘Acoustic Truffle’ that will playing on Thursday, July 28th, at 6:30pm. (In the event of inclement weather this event will be moved inside.) Truffle acoustic trio consists of David Bailey (bass, vocals), Ned Chase (mandolin, guitar, lap steel & vocals), and Dave Gerard (vocals, acoustic & resonator guitars). These three musicians have been creating music together since 1986. They have performed in all but ten states across the U.S., playing as many as 275 shows in one year.

Truffle has achieved widespread popularity by headlining many respected venues as well as sharing the stage with international acts as Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Dave Matthew’s Band, David Lindley, and Blues Traveler to name only a few.

Truffle has released five albums (including ‘Nervous Laughter” on the November/Sony label) as well as contributing to Gerard’s four solo records, and assorted compilations. Their music has also appeared on multiple major motion picture soundtracks. Their latest, ‘That’s Right” is a collection of songs penned and arranged by all the members; with quality song writing, memorable melodies and tasty production, it is by far their most mature record to date. They have also contributed to all of Gerard’s solo albums, including the 2009 release ‘The Zoomy Trail”; voted best local/ regional CD of 2009 by Portsmouth NH’s WSCA radio. And the 2015 release ‘FIVE”; coming in in the top 15 CD’s of New England with FIVE stars by Edge Magazine.

The trio’s groove-driven acoustic style has a sound all its own. With elements of soul, bluegrass, R&B, and world beat, they bring a well-rounded set of ‘music-Americana” to the stage. Their love of acoustic music, and a different set list and approach from their electric shows, creates truly unique listening experience.
This event is generously sponsored by the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club.

ONGOING SUMMER READING REGISTRATION: School has been out for a while, and you may not have noticed time racing by.  You have been meaning to get to the library, but you figure that it’s too late for summer reading registrations for your kids entering kindergarten all the way up to college age.  Not to fret, it’s not too late to get them registered as we still have lots of prizes left and lots of great events on the horizon.  Make the library part of your summer plans!  We are not winding down until August 4th.

YOUTH REMINDERS: Don’t miss out—Frisbee with Todd Brodeur on July 13th, Hula hooping with Pinto Bella on Monday July 18th,  and basketball with Ilze Luneau on July 27th.  Check for detailed information on the website or give us a call.

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, June 24, 2016

Kimball Library News 6/27/16



Learn something new today!

We have ‘Universal Class’ on our website which gives opportunity for over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses just by clicking an icon and entering your library card number.  You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses, and you have up to 6 months to finish each course.  You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.  Attend class and do assignments on your personal schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.

These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.  Jump on to kimballlibrary.com and the ‘Universal Class’ icon and starting enriching your summer today!

BALLOON HOCKEY: Balloon hockey is sure to get the children moving and is a perfect game for the ‘on your mark, get set’ summer reading theme. We'll need a few items to make our hockey stick and then it's just blowing up the balloons and we're on our way to invigorating play!

This is a summer reading activity for kids entering kindergarten through grade 5. Registration is required for this event taking place on Monday, July 25th, at 6:30pm.  After we get our supplies ready there will be nothing left to do but smack the balloons right to the goal! We’ll shoot, and then we’ll score! Refreshments will be provided for the recovery afterward.  :)

BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT WITH CHAMPION ILZE LUNEAU: You will be amazed with never before seen basketball ball-handling tricks with three, four, five, and six basketballs.  Ilze dribbles, juggles and spins basketballs on a balance board, and using other props to music and dance.  Volunteers may get to spin 1, 2 and 5 or 6 basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, etc.
Ilze is the first person (male or female) to ever dribble 5 and 6 basketballs using just hands.  And Ilze is the only one who can dribble 5 basketballs on an indo board.

You can enjoy the show and at the same time hear a valuable message on setting goals, working hard, never giving up and leading a balanced life while achieving your dreams and enjoying every day. 

Ilze Auzina-Luneau came to United States from Latvia. Ilze was an All-American basketball player at the College of Saint Rose, 1993-1997, and graduated with a finance and international business degree in 1997.  In 2001, she received her MBA degree from SUNY, Albany.  After finishing her degree and having three girls, Ilze started performing basketball shows full-time year round.

Ilze has performed at many half-time shows at college, NBA and WNBA games, Final Four, NBA All-Star, many school assemblies and many Christian outreach events (especially Upward Basketball leagues). Ilze has also appeared on ESPN, Ellene Degeneres and Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

REGISTER & DON'T MISS THIS EVENT taking place on Wednesday, July 27th, at 6:30pm!   Anyone is welcome (including non-residents) and we’d like all ages to register online or give us a call and we’ll sign you up. EVENT LOCATION: ATKINSON ACADEMY (17 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, NH)

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 6/20/16



What about those reluctant tween and teen readers?  Have you considered graphic novels?  Manga?  Teen magazines?  NEW to Kimball Library in magazines is Justine magazine.  Justine covers teen fashion, style and beauty, celebrity news and more.  Other teen magazines titles to consider include Mad, Seventeen, Batman and Robin, Superman, and J-14. We also have a myriad of titles in the children’s room including National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Young Rider, Ranger Rick, and many others.  This is a perfect way to get your child to read without feeling overwhelmed.  Stop by today with your kids and check some out.

HULA HOOPING with PINTO BELLA on Monday, July 18 @ 5-6pm (Ages 5-10) OR 6:30-7:30pm (Ages 10-19): To start off the program, Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop. During programs for the youngest levels, Pinto starts the program by reading ‘Veda’s Victory’, a book by Allison Avalon about a shy girl learning to hula hoop and finding her place in the world. Pinto has a diverse collection of books about hula hooping for participants to look at before and after the program as well.

After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while Pinto Bella walks around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, she takes some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!

We’ll be meeting in the Kimball Library Courtyard.  In case of inclement weather this event will be held at Atkinson Academy.  Registration is required for both age groupings.  Non-residents are welcome to sign-up.

FUN O-LYMPICS: GAME ON! Get ready for the silly, the ridiculous, the Fun-O-Lympics! Join us on Thursday, July 21st, at 6:30pm as we play a variety of games that are a little out of the ordinary. Just to wet your whistle, think about throwing cheese curls onto a shower cap doused with shaving cream!  The goal is to have fun with friends and enjoy these silly games.  Register children entering kindergarten through grade 5 for friendly competition.

JULY BOOK DISCUSSIONS: The teens and tweens will discuss ‘The Running Dream’ by Wendelin Van Draanen on July 6th at 6:30pm.  ‘Night owl’ adults will discuss ‘Circling the Sun’ by Paula McClain on July 19th at 6pm.  ‘Lark’ adults will discuss ‘An Unsuitable Job for a Woman’ at 10:15am on July 27th.  All discussions are free and open to the public.  Books may be obtained at the front desk.

FEATURED ARTIST: Nolan O’Connell is a New England artist who focuses on woodcut relief printmaking.  Prints are created through the carving of wood blocks with various chisels and carving tools. By the time the print has been completed, the block has been destroyed by the process and no further prints can be printed. Come view his work on display through the summer and watch his print making process at:  https://nolanoconnell.squarespace.com/current
 
HOLIDAY HOURS: We’ll be celebrating our freedom with you as the library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.  Enjoy your independence!  Stock up accordingly.

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.