Monday, July 2, 2012

Kimball Library News 6/26/12

Bring your blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the second ‘Summer Concert in the Courtyard’.  Be prepared to enjoy an evening of folk music with Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz on Tuesday, July 17, from 6:00-8:00pm.   This musical event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library.

Curt has performed throughout the USA.  He was a Songwriting Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival (Texas) and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (New York).  He has recorded 4 CD's of his original songs, is a musical instructor in Portsmouth, NH, and teaches songwriting in Adult Ed programs in Maine and New Hampshire.

Jenn Kurtz is a respected harmony signer who performs in numerous venues throughout New England.  Please take advantage of this musical night out.  This performance is free and open to the public.

We are mixing up the evening book discussion by moving it forward one week in July and combining it with a movie event.  This will all take place on Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30-8:30pm. To celebrate Charles Dickens 200th Birthday, the evening book discussion group will meet and discuss Nicholas Nickleby and watch the movie.  Please join us and share in 'British High Tea' by bringing tea sandwiches or finger desserts to share.  The movie runs 2 hours, 12 minutes.

There is STILL time to register for summer reading!  Ages 3-19 are welcome.  Please check out some of our great events coming up!  Register for the program as a whole and for each event your child, tween, or teen is interested in.  Most programs have age restrictions.  Please register in the guidelines for each event.

T/ween Star Party and S’more (Ages 10 and up)/Tuesday, July 10, 8:00-9:30pm:  Join Tony Costanzo and his crew for a night of hands-on star exploration and education.  Tony is the proprietor of Astronomy Shoppe in Plaistow, NH and we will be able to use his fantastic telescopes for viewing stars and planets.  As for s'more--use your imagination!  :)  Astronomy Shoppe website:

For the Star Party, parents of youth ages 10 and up are welcome and encouraged to attend with your children.  Please register for this event—even the adults.  Registration begins 6/14/201 for residents and 7/5/2012 for non-residents.  T/weens who register and attend that are part of summer reading get a raffle ticket submitted to our prize jar.

T/ween Wonderstruck! Book Discussion (Grades 5 and up)/Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-7:30pm:  This is a combined meeting of teens and tweens for the summer.  This particular graphic novel will appeal to any age.  Please register—we like to make sure we have enough candy for our teens and tweens.  Book blurb~Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories--Ben's told in words, Rose's in pictures--weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful--with over 460 pages of original artwork--Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.

Summer Reading Event—Catch a Dream! (Grades K-5)/Thursday, July 12, 6:30-7:30pm:  Have you ever wondered what dream-catchers were? Or what they were used for?  Come join us for a night of Native American lore and craft.  We will make a dream-catcher then sit around the fire telling stories - just as the Native Americans did many years ago.  We may even do a rain dance!  Registration is required.

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 --  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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