Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kimball Library News 1/17/12

Tech THIS out! If you got a new e-reader or gadget recently that makes you want to hide, then we can help you hold your head up high again. You can have a brief lesson here called “Turn it On!” on your tech toy (Kindle, iPad, iPod, Nook or other device compatible with Overdrive) and learn how to put a free library e-book on it. This is a basic tutorial for newbies. Please register for a Friday morning or Wednesday evening appointment. Available time slots are on the online calendar link right on our website at www.kimballlibrary.com. Got questions regarding what you should bring? Ask for Kathy Watson (tech toy technician) at (603) 362-5234. (These tutorials are for Kimball Library card holders in good standing only, please.)

New on Friday nights are the Friday Freewheelers! Led by the lovable “Miss Betsy” we are inviting preschool and elementary children with their parents for a 'mixed bag' of six week sessions on Fridays. Some possibilities include: stories, BINGO, a simple craft, a science activity or games. It's a grab bag kind of evening! Please note that sessions will run with breaks rather than consecutively as in the past. If you take a peek on the online calendar each session has posted what the activity of the night will be. Here’s a preview of the activity scheduled for January 20th: June in January! Imagine its 75 degrees and sunny! Join us for SUMMER fun: stories, coloring pages & popsicles! (*no sunscreen required) You won’t want you or the children to miss this. Check out our plans, and then pack up the children for a fun Friday educational experience.

New for youth on Thursdays are “Create & Express” art classes. Generally, these will be fun and easy crafts for any skill level. Each month in-house artist, Judy Marden, will offer you one or two crafts to choose from. The crafts will coordinate with the holidays and/or seasons and will often be offered for elementary age through middle school. The first project will be a two week craft ‘Art with Heart’ that will have a valentine theme. Children will be painting and decorating a heart-shaped wooden frame the first two Thursdays in February. Children in kindergarten through grade 3 will work from 4-5pm, and youth in grades 4 and up will work from 5-6pm. This is a two week commitment. Please note that we have limited space and registration is required.

Spice up your life on Thursday, February 9th, from 7-8pm and learn the art of spice blending with Steven Scaturro. Steve is the owner of ‘Buzz Bomb World Spice Blends’ in North Hampton, NH. He will share his knowledge of the many uses and benefits of using herbs and spices for health and enjoyment. Steven has been participating in Farmer's Markets and Fairs for five years. You may have seen him at the Salem, NH, Farmer's Market. He will be sharing some of his special recipes and his love of blending spices.

For more information on Buzz Bomb World of Spice Blends go to http://www.buzzbombspiceblends.com. Some spices will be on sale at the presentation.

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

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