Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kimball Library News 4/3/12

Reserve this date—April 12th from 6:30-8:00pm— so you don’t miss Tom McGall from Fremont, NH. He 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 15 campaigns. Notable among these were the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 and Firebase Ripcord in 1970.

Refreshments will be served at this event. Friends are welcome.

Are you stressed about April vacation week (April 23- 28) because you’re staying home cooped up with children? No worries—we have plans for them. Here are just some tidbits on what’s happening. There will be more details on the online calendar and in future articles. As always, you can contact the youth department for more information at ext224.

Monday-April 23: Book Babies– 10:30-11:00am (Infants through age 2).
Origami Afternoon– 2:00-3pm (All ages) Make a few because they’re fun!
Brown Bag Book Club– 5:30-6:30pm (Grades 2-4) “Mysterious Miss Slade” by Dick King-Smith. Books are available at the desk. Please register.

Tuesday- April 24: Come For Breakfast- 10:00-11:00am (Kids K-Grade 5). Children can help fix their own breakfast to make it taste great! Registration is required.
Words with Teens & Tweens- 6:30-7:30pm (Grades 5 -12) Registration is preferred.

Wednesday – April 25: Build-A-Race Track- 4:00-5:30pm (Kids K and grades up). *Note: A Parent and child team activity. Register in advance.

Thursday – April 26: Vacation Week Scavenger Hunt– 10:00-3pm. Come in anytime and try your luck at finding everything hiding! Everybody’s welcome to find the stuff!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover – 6:00-7:30pm . Get your favorite animal ready for a night at the library. Hear stories, make s’mores, sing lullabies and more! Wear your jammies! Register now.

Friday – April 27: Duplo Day- 10:30-12pm (PreK and up). You do the dumping and we’ll do the picking up. All types of buildings and projects are encouraged. Bring your friends and create!

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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