Drop in between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10th, to wish Director, Diane Heer, farewell and happy travels as she retires at the end of this calendar year. Diane has been a dedicated and loyal director of the Kimball Library since June 1, 2008 and has been a leader for change and progressive standards in this public library. Join us for refreshments and celebratory hoopla to honor her and her accomplishments. Please share this information with others (friends and neighbors) who may not see this particular invitation. The public and all librarians are enthusiastically encouraged to come! Refreshments will be provided and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all.
YANKEE INGENUITY: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People (Atkinson Historical Society Program): Jo Radner shares a selection of historical tales ''humorous and thought-provoking'' about New Englanders who have used their wits in extraordinary ways to solve problems and create inventions. The stories are engaging and entertaining, but also may raise some profound questions about our admiration of ingenuity and about the ethics of pursuing discoveries without taking their potential outcomes into account. The performance will include discussion with the audience, and may introduce a brief folktale or a poem about inventiveness and problem-solving.
Storyteller Jo Radner received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent 31 years as professor at American University in Washington, DC, teaching literature, folklore, American studies, Celtic studies, and storytelling. She has published books and articles in all those fields, and is now writing a book titled Performing the Paper: Rural Self-Improvement in Northern New England, about a 19th-century village tradition of creating and performing handwritten literary newspapers. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network.
This program is sponsored by the Atkinson Historical Society and a grant through the New Hampshire Humanities. Register for this free and exciting event taking place on Thursday, December 12th, at 6:30 PM. Parking may be tight so please consider carpooling and arriving early.
CHILDREN’S DISPLAY CASE: Kids are proud of their collections as they should be! We have opportunity once a month to feature a collection of someone in the age range of K-12 in the display case in the Children’s Room. We’ve had Legos, snow globes, minions, Star Wars, Hot Wheel cars, American Girl dolls and accessories, Byers Choice Carolers, Curious George, cat collection, Perler beads, Shopkins, Hatchimals, and so much more! Drop by the Children’s Room and talk to one of the youth librarians if your children want to put their collection on display some month. Please know there is sometimes a multiple month wait.
Likewise, any adults who have a special collection that may be of interest please let us know. We have highlighted beautiful art work, crafts, antiques, etc. in the past. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
DOWNLOAD/STREAM: In case you’ve forgotten, these services are available to you with a current library card in good standing: Kanopy (movies), Overdrive (ebooks and audiobooks), Hoopla (ebooks, music, and audiobooks), the Libby app (Overdrive selections on a user-friendly app), and there is access to our databases with goodies such as Novelist if you need help finding a new author or a read-alike. If you are unfamiliar with our services and need friendly tech help please call for an appointment or email kwatson@kimballlibrary to agree on a one-on-one time for 30 minutes. This tech help is done in lieu of large classes so you will have individualized attention for just your device or need. Remember----there is no such thing as a silly question! Call the library or email today to get started.
HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note we are closed on both November 28th and 29th for a Thanksgiving break. We are open regular Saturday hours on November 30th. We are so thankful for all our wonderful patrons!! Stock up accordingly, and remember that Hoopla and Overdrive Downloadable books are open 24/7.
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