Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kimball Library News 10/18/11

Stop by on Saturday, November 5th, between 11am and 1pm (after you’ve shopped at the Peddler’s Market starting at 9am) to gather information from the Atkinson Energy Fair presented by the Atkinson Energy Commission. The fair will feature short talks on how to lower your energy bills without making major investments. Vendors from local companies offering energy savings products and services will be available to talk to. Attendees are invited to stop in for a brief visit or stay to maximize your opportunities.

Stop by on Tuesday, November 8th, from 6:30-8pm to be entertained and educated regarding the ‘Granite State Sacrifice during the American Civil War (1861-1865). This program is for history buffs or anyone interested in a good free program.

April 2011 marked the 150th Anniversary of the commencement of the American Civil War. For the next four years, the 150th Anniversary will play out over and over again from the firing on Fort Sumter, out in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina in April of 1861 to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in April of 1865. The speaker for the evening will be Steven Robert Closs, author of “Willing Sacrifice: Granite State Valor during the American Civil War 1861-1865”.

The focus of the program is the ‘Fighting Men’ of Atkinson, NH; one of which is a Medal of Honor recipient, who is buried in town and his story is included in Mr. Closs' book. In remembrance of those Granite Staters who sacrificed all for Union and the abolition of slavery, Mr. Closs has been traveling around the State of New Hampshire lecturing on the contributions made by New Hampshire’s valiant sons during that monumental war. Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the Atkinson Historical Society.

Stop by on Saturday, November 12, between 11am and 2pm to take part in the 4th Annual National Gaming Day @ Your Library. Libraries all over the USA will be playing video games and board games. Teens will have the opportunity to play Wii games and/or board games in the large meeting room. Children in grades 1-5 will be able to play Wii games and/or board games in the Children’s Room. Younger children may play board games or cards with adults. Adults can join in the Wii or in board games as space permits.

Days NOT to stop by on in the month of November include Friday, November 11th, (Veterans Day) and Thursday, November 24th and Friday the 25th (Thanksgiving break). Please note you CAN stop by on Saturday the 26th for our usual 10am-3pm hours.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at We encourage you to ‘like’ us on Facebook/KimballLibrary.Atkinson.NH, follow us on Twitter/KimballLibrary, and RSS feed our blog -- Also, you can get news directly sent to your inbox twice a month. Please ask us if you are interested. This is a fabulous way to stay abreast of the newest events.

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