Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kimball Library News 10/9/12

Create & Express (Thursday crafts for kids at 4pm) has two new offerings coming up in the month of November.  On November 1st, we’ll be making clothespin airplane magnets.  This activity is geared toward grades two through five.  We will glue the airplane together, and then you can let your imagination soar when it comes to the part where we paint it.  Please be sure to register in advance for this class from 4-5pm as seating is limited.

Likewise, on November 8th, we will be decorating vegetables at 4pm for Create & Express crafts.  Yep, it sounds silly, but painting and decorating gourds and pumpkins is lots of fun.  Create a unique design on your pumpkin or gourd or give your veggie a goofy expression.  The library will provide the veggies, but you are welcome to bring your own small gourd or pumpkin if you prefer.  This project is suited for children in grades 1-5 and registration is required.

On Wednesday, November 7th, we’ll be honoring our veterans with a special night entitled “A Few Seconds with Our Fathers: Songs and Stories of WWII” from 6:30-8pm.  Songwriter Curt Besette and Jenn Kurtz are presenting a program honoring WWII veterans and their generation through stories and Curt's original songs.  The songs are about Pearl Harbor, the war in Europe, veterans returning home with emotional and physical wounds, life on the Home Front....and the historical facts surrounding these songs and stories.  Several of the songs are about Curt's father, who was a WWII veteran, and a son's awareness that his father, like so many veterans, never said a word about his war experiences.  Also included are popular war-era songs representing a generation's hope for the future.

Curt Bessette has performed throughout the USA.  He has recorded 4 CDs 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 singer who performs in numerous venues throughout New England.  She has an extensive Social Services background working with members of the WWII generation.

This duo has performed at the library in the past and always draws a nice crowd, so don’t wait for the last minute to come down even though registration is not required.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library.  Refreshments will be served.

Mark the date for Saturday, November 10th, from 11am-2pm. This is the first part of a two part series on the “Kimball Science Fair”.   We have a day of science made possible by the Harvard Pilgrim Community Spirit Mini Grant.  “Mad Science” will host 6 different stations and offer some take home science projects.  Want to see your hair stand on end?  Want refreshments?  Stay tuned for more details next week—but save the date!

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