Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kimball Library News 3/20/12

Got class? We do! Look on our website ( for ‘Universal Class.’ Available subjects are: accounting and booking, alternative medicine, arts and photography, business, career training, computers and technology, cooking, crafts and hobbies… And those are just the subjects A-C! Some sample classes are: Interview skills 101, Medical terminology 101, Photography Basics, Microsoft Office 2007, Wedding Planning 101, Caring for Seniors, Stress Management 101, Writing Basics 101 and much much more. There are over 500 online continuing education courses. You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 classes at a time, and you have up to 6 months to finish each class. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet. Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. All of these courses are free for Kimball Library patrons in good standing.

Pull up a chair on April 12th from 6:30-8pm and enter into some Vietnam history. Tom McGall from Fremont, NH will talk about his experience in Vietnam as a member of the Screaming Eagles: 101st Airborne.

Tom is one of the soldiers interviewed on the History Channel Documentary based on the Screaming Eagles. The library will be showing the documentary on April 10th at 6:00 PM and on April 12th at 10:30 AM. Show time is approximately 1 1/2 hours long.

During the Vietnam War the 101st Airborne Division fought in several major campaigns and battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill in May 1969. Upon its arrival in Vietnam in 1965 (1st Brigade, followed by the 2nd and 3rd brigades in 1968), the division was an airborne unit.

In mid-1965, the 1st Brigade and support troops were deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, followed by the rest of the division in late 1967. The 101st was deployed in the northern I Corps region operating against the Vietnam People’s Army (NVA) infiltration routes through Laos and the A Shau Valley for most of the war. In almost seven years of combat in Vietnam, elements of the 101st participated in fifteen campaigns. Notable among these were the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 and Firebase Ripcord in 1970.

Do not miss out on these moments in history. This program is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Do you need a new way to get the little ones involved in a story that you don’t have to narrate? We’ve got TumbleBooks and a TumbleBook library on our website. Here you’ll find story books, read-alongs, Tumble tv, puzzles and games, language learning, and nonfiction books. Kids can listen to books or read the text along with the narrator. Parents, you’ll love these stories as well. You can use this on your computer at home or come into the library and use ours. You’ll love the simplicity. It’s all just one click away!

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