Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kimball Library News 4/14/14

We hardly dare to say it but SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  It’s that glorious time of year to get rid of the old and get on with the new.  In your cleaning frenzy, you may stumble across books, movies, or music that you might like to donate to us.  Got donations?  COME TO US.  We are gearing up for the big sale that will be happening on May 17th from 8am-3pm.  Up until May 15th we are requesting that you bring your oldies but goodies to us.  We do have restrictions on some materials—namely we’d like your non-moldy fiction (not Reader’s Digest condensed books), non-fiction (not textbooks or encyclopedias), and playable DVDs or music CDs.  We no longer accept cassettes or VHS.

Last minute registrations are being taken for our special bimonthly visit from Imajine That Museum on Thursday, April 24, at 10:30am.  Miss Sarah from the museum is visiting and will hold an ART class for ages 3-6.  The limit is ten children maximum.  This month’s theme is ‘Puppet Show’ where you will design your very own paper puppet to make a puppet show at home.   Please give us a call or sign up online.  We do allow age two if they are very ready for crafts and attentive to book and teacher listening.

Tweens and teens have time to come get a book for their respective book discussions in May.  Tweens (grades 5-8) will be meeting on Wednesday, May 7, at 6:30pm to discuss ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio and contemplate the life of August Pullman.  August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.  Wonder begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.  Are you ‘wonder’ing what happens? Please get your copy at the front desk.

Teens (grades 9-12) will be meeting on Wednesday, May 14, at 6:30pm to discuss ‘You’ by Charles Benoit.  You're surprised at all the blood. Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Think fast. Time's running out. . .’  Time is running out, teens!  Run and pick up a copy of this book at the main desk.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com. 

Kimball Library News 4/7/14

The last week of April will be the start of the spring vacation week activities which runs into the month of May.  Stay tuned for future articles on the details of each event.  This is our ongoing saga.  Read on!

Midweek fun begins on Wednesday night, April 30th, at 6:30pm.  Come join us for a spooky good time in a spring time ‘Monster Mash’!  We will celebrate with music, games and will create our very own monsters. This event is for grades K-5 and registration is required.

Thursday will be an opportunity for kids to show their creative side.  First register so we will have ample supplies, and then drop in anytime between 10:30am and 2:30pm to make a very simple May basket.  Fill it at home with flowers or candy and then hang it on your neighbor's doorknob!   Ring the bell and say 'HAPPY MAY DAY!

On Friday we have “The Great Scavenger Hunt Adventure” scheduled from 12:00-7:00pm.  Bring children in for a simple, fun scavenger hunt around the library or they can choose a more difficult adventure. Tiny trinkets will be given out for each adventurer who completes the hunt.  See Miss Emily at the Children's Desk between to start your adventure.

We can’t make spring happen on the outside, but we can put a spring in your step on the inside!  Join us on Tuesday, April 22nd, at 6:30pm and you’ll be getting a smile on your face and swaying your toes to the tunes as you listen to AKSARA.

AKSARA, a 6 woman a cappella ensemble from Southern NH, will perform at the Kimball Library on the evening of the 22nd and you’ll definitely want to be here, as well as invite your friends to share in the music.   AKSARA has performed in many local venues over the last 16 years and has produced 5 CD recordings.  AKSARA performs a variety of selections in many styles that are compelling, renewing and healing. 

The group is part of Inner Harmony Music, a non-profit organization.  Additional information is available at http://www.victoriaschneider.com/music_aksara_about.html. This free event is sponsored by the wonderfully generous Friends of the Kimball Library.  Refreshments will be served. 
Got book donations?  COME TO US.  

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kimball Library News 3/31/14

The last week of April will be the start of the spring vacation week activities which runs into the month of May.  This is our ongoing saga.  Read on!

First out of the gate on Monday, April 28, at 10:15am will be the usual ‘Mother Goose on the Loose class’ for babies through age 2.   Infants through age 2 may join this class at any time in their development.  This is a great chance for your toddlers to even have a little play date after class.  Talk to Kathy Watson for more information on the particulars if you are interested in participating.

We are also having two other ‘special’ vacation events on Monday the 28th.  Beginning at 1pm, we are having ‘Birdhouse Mania’ for an hour which will be a limited seating class for youth in the grade one to six range.  We have sweet wooden structures that need a personal loving touch.  Prepare to get messy with paint.  Register in advance and dress accordingly.

Our third Monday event is ‘Kente Paper Weaving’ for grades K-5 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Come make a colorful symbol of African culture. The beautiful Kente cloth is worn by many people around the world. Grades K-5 are invited to make a paper mat using Kente design by registering in advance. It's fun for the family, so bring a mom, dad or even grandma or grandpa to weave along with you.  

We have a totally despicable Tuesday planned (April 29) and it starts off with ‘Nerdy Nummies’ for children age 2 through grade 5. Making minion cupcakes are part of the fun, a mini minion movie will be shown, and there just might be a despicable game.  We have two time slots to accommodate more children.  Please choose either 10:15am or 11:30am and register your children.

ALSO, on Tuesday the 29th we have ‘Despicable T/weens Open Mike Night’ for ages 10-19 starting at 6:30pm.  Why let the ‘little kids’ have all the fun?  It’s going to be a DESPICABLE event.  Making minion cupcakes (nerdy nummies!) are part of the fun and then it will be ‘DESPICABLE OPEN MIKE NIGHT’ starting at 7pm.  All tacky talents must be 5 minutes or less.  Despicable cheap and worthless prizes will be awarded.  Do you DARE to register?  Get your friends ages 10 and up to register with you.  You still don’t get it? THINK ‘Despicable Talentless Show’.

 **Please respect our age restrictions**

1. Acts should be original AND rated PG or under.
2. Acts should be 5 minutes or less
3. FUN only – no haters


Still don’t get it?  Talk to Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director.

We want to be as friendly and welcoming at possible, but for any library events that require registration we respectfully request that non-residents refrain from signing up until 24 hours in advance of the event start.   This gives the residents of the town to take a seat if they’d like.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please check out our facebook page, please ‘like’, tag, and share our photos or events.  It’s also terrific when you upload photos of your own to our page when you participate in our events or classes.  We love the positive press from social networking!  If you haven’t already, do visit us at www.facebook.com/KimballLibrary.Atkinson.NH and peruse our many albums and see if you can find yourself or family members. 

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com.