Friday, May 13, 2016

Kimball Library News 5/16/16


Join us as we start summer reading on June 1st!  Rolling registration begins and all the upcoming events that you’ve been waiting for will be unlocked and open for registration.  Have your calendar handy in advance and save the dates.  We have lots to choose from!  Don’t forget that the summer kick-off event starts with ‘Toe Jam Puppet Band’ on Wednesday, June 15th, at 6:30pm.  You do not have to be a child to enjoy this zany hilarious variety show.  Registration is required and currently available.
 
CONCERT IN THE *COURTYARD JUNE 16TH: Join us at 6:30pm as Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid have combined their talents to create one of the most potent duo teams in acoustic music. They are both gifted instrumentalists, strong and versatile singers, and prolific songwriters, and are comfortable in a dizzying array of styles of roots and Americana music. They jump from show stopping Celtic jigs and old-time fiddle tunes to house-shaking blues rockers, soaring gospel duets, and achingly beautiful ballads. Reid’s legendary acoustic and slide guitar work make a perfect backdrop for Andersen’s powerful fiddling, and they take turns on lead and harmony vocals to showcase a large and interesting repertoire of original, traditional and contemporary music. They have brought audiences to their feet at folk & bluegrass festivals, clubs, coffeehouses and concert halls across the US and in Europe, and have released 4 highly-acclaimed collaboration recordings. 

* In the event of inclement weather this event will be moved indoors.

PAPER MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS: Make a mountain climber! A castle climber! A rock climber! A ninja climber - even a bug climber! Using your own design, see how your climber competes when it really starts climbing! Competition climbing at its best when we finish our designs. This is a summer reading activity for children entering grades K thru 5. Registration is required starting June 1.

T/WEEN *YOGA WITH LISA WISLER: Come try out yoga on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 6:30-8:00pm!  Yoga is lots of things.  The word means 'union' as in connecting your body and mind.  This happens by learning to pay attention to your breathing while you move your body in different ways.  It can be gentle or a vigorous workout.  In this class you will have a chance to try it out and see for yourself.  Come learn, try some moves and ask your questions. 

Yoga helps you tap in to the power of your own mind, and can help you relax, focus, stretch, gain strength, and get in touch with your Self...lots of things.  But most of all yoga is whatever you want it to be, and it's FUN!  Check it out!  (If there is enough interest, we may offer a second class to continue exploring new things).

 *We scored and are giving away a yoga mat to each of the 15 registered participants (entering grade 5 through age 19 in the fall).  Please, ONLY sign up if you are sure you can make it so you don't take a space and mat away from other person.  THANK YOU.

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed Memorial Day weekend in its entirety (May 28-30).  Please 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.

Kimball Library News 5/9/16




Join us as we kick off our ‘Concerts in the Courtyard’ series with The Night Owl Jazz Combo on *Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30pm. This is an amateur jazz sextet made up of Timberlane High School Jazz Allstate musicians. The rhythm section is made up of Harrison Szczapa on drums, Anna Cronin on piano, and Ben Longchamp on bass. For horns, Nolan Hennessey and Zachary Hertrich play trombone while Joey Winslow from Exeter High School plays saxophone.

The group plays jazz standards such as Caravan, Tenor Madness, & Yesterdays but with the combo's own unique touch. Come join us for the evening as they perform one of America's original art forms, jazz.
*In the event of inclement weather this event will be moved indoors.  If held outside you may bring lawn chairs or blankets, or you may sit on our built-in seating in the courtyard wall.  Cross your fingers for moderate temps!

SUMMER READING KICKS OFF WITH TOE JAM PUPPET BAND: Toe Jam Puppet Band performs all year round in venues all over New England. Their zany brand of original music gets all who come up dancing and smiling!  This variety show will please any age who has a sense of fun and humor in their bones.  Bring a smile and be prepared to tap your toes!  Bring Grandma, bring your friends, and bring your brother.  We've got something for everyone.  This is the official 2016 kick-off into summer reading!

We'll be meeting in the Kimball Library Courtyard on Wednesday, June 15th, at 6:30pm.  Please register ALL ages.  In case of inclement weather this event will be held at Atkinson Academy.  We will contact you via the email you leave us when you register if this is the case.  As always, you may bring your own chairs and blankets for courtyard performances or sit right on the grass.

This event is generously sponsored by the Elizabeth Smith Estate and is free and open to the public.

NEW to the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: In recent years, Kathy Watson challenges the teens to earn enough raffle tickets to put her in a predicament such as pink or purple hair, creepy crawlies being put on her, and other various ‘fun’ activities.  This year the teens will join forces with the kindergarten-grade 5 youth.  Our goal is to have you in the reading 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 provided by the library from 6-8pm on August 4 from all summer reading participants in attendance.  Encourage your children to GET IN THE GAME to win prizes and soak her!  Registration starts June 1st!

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed Memorial Day weekend in its entirety (May 28-30).  Please 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.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kimball Library News 5/2/16



Drop by and take a look at our local talent hanging in our meeting room. Jackie Cunningham’s oil painting class is up for viewing on our walls. Ms. Cunningham is proudly featuring works by her students exhibiting beautiful landscapes and still life. The show runs through mid May. A ‘meet and greet’ reception will be held on Friday, May 13th from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. If you missed it the last time around, this is your opportunity.  All are welcome to come enjoy the views and encourage the artists.
Featured artists of the class are:  Linda Balut, Linda Bourassa, Cynthia Buchan, Dorothy Kantola, and Janet Porter. For questions about the exhibit please contact Jackie at 603 401-2779.

SUMMER READING REGISTRATION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER: We are excited to announce that summer reading registration will be open starting June 1st.  The annual summer reading program is a 6-8 week series of events to promote reading through the summer months with fun events and activities around a main theme decided by CSLP. This year’s theme for grades K-5 is “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!”  The theme for grades 6 and up is “Get in the Game - READ”.  The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.

Register your children and teens to participate in the program and they earn a chance to win some of our fantastic prizes.  Even the babies have an early literacy calendar so they can be in on the fun and learning. Here are a few benefits of summer reading programming for children:  Children are motivated to read. Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library. Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.  Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.   Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.  Having high levels of literacy are needed for higher education and future employment and most standardized tests that teenagers will take include a reading comprehension portion. Moreover, we delight in the idea that children and teens who stay with the library tend to continue to be library participants in the future.

Registration opens on June 1st and will remain open until the end of July.  Our kick-off will be on June 15th (more on that next week) and our finale will be on August 4th.

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed Memorial Day weekend in its entirety (May 28-30).  Please 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.