Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kimball Library News 11/15/11

Last week you were promised some details regarding upcoming holiday events, and we hope you did your part by penciling in those dates. It’s now time to get out the indelible ink and stamp them in. We will add to the list as time goes on.
We are kicking off the holidays with the ever-popular and crafty Felicia Motherway. On Thursday, December 1, from 6-8pm it is your night to 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. This also is a great gift idea. Even the ‘craft-impaired’ will leave with a tree that looks like it was featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Reservations are required as the class is limited to 20 people. Materials fee of $30.00 must be paid in advance in order for your registration to be secure. Please sign up at the circulation desk.

For children on Saturdays (December 3rd, 10th, and 17th) will be our ever popular ‘Holiday Drop N’ Shop’ from 10:30am-12:30pm on the first two dates. On the 17th, we will end at 1pm. The ‘dropping off’ part is for children ages 6 and up who can be left in our care by signing our release forms. We’ll occupy them with a movie and fun in our large meeting room while you shop or wrap gifts. The movie will be shown first followed by a simple craft class. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stay for the movie and activities, but a parent or adult supervisor must stay in the building. There will be a different craft and movie each week. Give us a call or come get a brochure detailing our movie schedule.

As for the details on the holiday drop n’ shop crafts... On December 3rd, the craft will entail designing a sparkling holiday ornament for your tree or perhaps for that of your teacher or best friend. On December 17th, the elves will assist you in sanding and painting holiday coasters. These not only make a thoughtful gift, but also a great keepsake. On December 17th, you’ll need to stay a little bit longer to design a decorative pillow case. You will definitely need to bring your own pillowcase from home for this. You will be rocking out your bedroom with a festive pillow, or, if the holiday spirit strikes you, you might wrap it up for someone you love. And shhhhh, don’t tell anyone that we said so, but there will be a special treat on December 17th. Rumor has it that Santa is coming to town and will pop by Kimball Library.

We also have more surprises around the corner for kids in January. Kids in grade 5 will get a lot more opportunities to join in on some events traditionally limited to grades 6 and up. Stories and crafts may be added and/or rearranged for preschoolers. Stay tuned! The best way to keep up is to get news directly sent to your inbox twice a month. Please ask us to add you to our list. This is an efficient way to stay abreast of the newest events and we only send twice a month.

Please note that we will be closed in November on Thursday, November 24th and Friday the 25th (Thanksgiving break). We ARE open on Saturday the 26th for our usual 10am-3pm hours.

Also note that we are making changes that require more education and training than can be done is just a few hours, so we need to close the building to the public on Thursday, December 15th. Please forgive us in advance as this is not our custom.

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 --

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