Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kimball Library News 1/24/12

We have book discussions galore for all ages and February is a great month to try one out. Tweens (grades 5-8) meet on Feb 1 at 6:30pm to discuss ‘Gathering Blue’ by Lois Lowry. Teens (grades 9-12) meet on Feb 8 at 6:30pm to discuss ‘Dark Water’ by Laura McNeal. Adults meet on Feb 21 at 6pm to discuss ‘Kitchen House’ by Kathleen Grissom and/or on Feb 22 at 10:30am to discuss ‘River of Doubt’ by Candice Millard. Children (grades 2-4) meet on Feb 27 from 5:30-6:30 with their brown bag suppers. It’s the perfect time of year to get cozy with a book! Book discussions will lead you to books you would not have tried on your own, new literature loving friends, and a myriad of other compatible books and people. All discussions are open to ‘drop in’ if you would just like to listen and see what all the fuss is about.

Do you know that we have sessions for preschoolers and babies and registration slots are still available? Registration is required for all classes marked with an asterisk. It is not a problem to begin mid-session. Please take advantage of these opportunities.

***Book Babies (Ages 0-2) Mondays, January 24-February 27, 10:30-11am. Infants through age 2 with their caregivers are invited to join us for simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. Please feel welcome to stay after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages. This 6 week session is from 1/23 to 2/27. (Library closed on Feb 20).

***Bitty Books (Ages 2-3) Tuesdays, January 17-February 21, 10:15-11am. Children ages 2-3 with their caregivers are invited to join us for itty bitty stories, rhymes, fingerplays or songs and a simple craft. This 6 week session is from 1/17 to 2/21.

Family Frolics (All ages) Mondays, January 23-February 27, 1:15-2pm or Thursdays, January 19-February 23, 1:15-2pm. All 'kids' (generally preschool age) and their caregivers are welcome to participate in some early literacy activities. Be prepared for music, movement, rhyme, and simple stories. This drop-in 6 week session is from 1/23 to 2/27. (Library closed on Feb 20).

***Kiddie Lit (Ages 3-6) Tuesdays, January 17-February 21, 11:30-12:15 or Thursdays, January 19-February 23, 10:15-11am or 11:30-12:15pm. Crafts, music, new friends and adventures into literacy are found during these classes. Caretakers may stay and listen or relax in another part of the library. This 6 week session is from 1/17 to 2/21.

Selling your house? Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 16, from 6:30-8pm to get the education you need. This is your time to learn how to get it ‘show-ready’. Join Kerri Durkee of Functional Home Designs for some insider tips and tricks on preparing your home for sale. From cleaning and de-cluttering to neutralizing, and beyond, you will come away with an understanding of how and why home staging is an integral part of your sales strategy.

Please note that the library will be closed for Presidents Day on Monday, February 20th.

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