Friday, November 8, 2019

Kimball Library News 11/11/19


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 lpowers@kimballlibrary.com 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.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com to register for events or use the data bases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234 to register with a ‘human’. Miss a news article?  Go to https://kimballlibrary.blogspot.com to read each and every one!

Kimball Library News 11/4/19


According to Kanopy, Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. They partner with public libraries and universities to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.  According to us, Kanopy is an answer to patron requests for more downloadable services and this is just our way of delivering, yet again, the best we can to our marvelous patrons.  You will get 10 free downloads per month. Try it out today by visiting https://kimballlibrary.kanopy.com/.  Simply add your library card number and password that you use when you log into Koha.  You need to have a current card in good standing.  Let us know if you have any questions.

POPULAR HOLIDAY DROP ‘N SHOP: Let the kids spend the day with crafts, art, music, games, and movement! Our finale will be a show with Michelle's Menagerie!  There are limited spots so please register children in grades 1-5 for this exciting event on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 – 2:30.  Children who attend all-day kindergarten will also be considered.

10-10:15 Drop off & sign waiver.  Children may not be left unless the waiver is signed by a parent or guardian, they have a lunch, and they have appropriate outdoor gear.

10:15-12:00  Sessions 1 and 2 will consist of developmentally appropriate crafts and games. We have plans to make wintery crafts as well as play snow globe BINGO and more. 

12-12:30 Session 3: Lunch break with outdoor recess. If weather is very poor we will use our STEM toys at the break.  Please pack a lunch for this session as well as outdoor gear.

12:30-1:15 Session 4: Holiday ZUMBA and Games with MICHELLE COLLINS—Join us to reconnect and have fun with Miss Michelle! Join us for a fun and vigorous workout to holiday music you love! Get exposed to dance moves from around the world in repetitious formats that are easy to follow. If you aren't sure- just move your feet to the beat! Get healthy and strong together and have fun doing it! Please wear clothing you can move in and supportive footwear.  Get your jingle ON!

1:30-2:30 Session 5: MICHELLE'S MENAGERIE  (Siblings & parents may join us. We would appreciate you registering for Michelle's Menagerie separately if your child is not involved in the Drop n Shop event.) Michelle's Menagerie combines entertainment and education to create an exciting learning experience that will long be remembered! All programs provide an opportunity to learn about animals and their importance in the world. This is not a petting zoo, it is an awesome wildlife encounter.  Michelle’s Menagerie will be bringing her ‘Rainforest Animal’ collection.

TEENS HAVE OPPORTUNITY FOR VOLUNTEER HOURS at the DROP n’ SHOP.  CONTACT KWATSON@KIMBALLLIBRARY.COM 

HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note we are closed on November 11th for Veterans’ Day and on both November 28th and 29th for a Thanksgiving break.  We are open regular Saturday hours on November 30th. Stock up accordingly, and remember that Hoopla and Overdrive Downloadable books are open 24/7.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com to register for events or use the data bases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234 to register with a ‘human’. Miss a news article?  Go to https://kimballlibrary.blogspot.com to read each and every one!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kimball Library News 10/28/19


Year after year, this festive and practical program is full to capacity—BOXWOOD TREE CRAFTING with Felicia Motherway.  It’s not too soon to get your place reserved for December 2 from 6-8:00 PM. 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 does not let anyone leave with a Charlie Brown tree—even the craft-impaired will have a beautiful creation.

Reservations are required and must be done in person at the library with a materials fee of $38 must be paid in advance. Cash or checks made out to Felicia Motherway reserves you a seat.  

THE REAL EASTERN COYOTE WITH CHRIS SCHADLER: Learn the true story of the eastern coyote - how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy. Learn why it is a creature of our own making! It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives 'wild' back to our wild lands. This New Wild also requires that livestock and pet owners step up to steward our creatures with greater care. Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America. Yet, it survives and thrives despite efforts to eradicate it.

Parking will be at a premium—register soon and arrive early! This wonderful event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library will take place on Thursday, December 5th, at 6:30 PM.

Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike or garden. 'Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems', according to Chris, who, with 30 years of wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching, will demonstrate that 'knowledge is power' when it comes to living with coyotes.

Christine Schadler’s interest in wild canids began in the 1970s as a volunteer at the Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana. This opportunity and others inspired an eventual Masters in Conservation Biology at Antioch University in Keene. Her thesis focused on the Natural Recovery of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan. Chris lived in Michigan and Minnesota during the early 1980s where her research into the gray wolf continued and her speaking career began.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Chris taught in the Natural Resources Department at UNH, receiving many teaching excellence awards. She also instructed and mentored adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College and currently is an Adjunct Professor at Rivier University.
While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris' attention shifted to the Eastern Coyote when she and her flock of sheep moved to New England. She is now the NH and VT Representative for Project Coyote, a national organization promoting coexistence with coyotes. Chris co-founded the NH Wildlife Coalition which aims to broaden public input into wildlife decision-making. She chairs the town Conservation Commission and is a Select Person in Webster, NH.

HOLIDAY HOURS: November has two special occasions that the library will be closed. Please note we are closed on November 11th for Veterans’ Day and on both November 28th and 29th for a Thanksgiving break.  We are open regular Saturday hours on November 30th. Stock up accordingly, and remember that Hoopla and Overdrive Downloadable books are open 24/7.

MORE INFO: Go to www.kimballlibrary.com to register for events or use the data bases. You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234 to register with a ‘human’. Miss a news article?  Go to https://kimballlibrary.blogspot.com to read each and every one!