Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kimball Library News 1/22/13

‘Create & Express’ yourself on February 7th if you are in Grades 2-5 from 4-5pm.  Join us in making large Valentine hearts out of crayon shavings and wax paper. They look beautiful hung from the ceiling or displayed against a window.  Your other option is to give it to your favorite valentine.  This special activity requires registration so please sign up online, drop by, or give us a call.  Seating is limited.
Save this sweet date for kids - Saturday, February 9th, from 11am-12pm for ‘Cookies to Decorate’.  A cookie story will be read first to get us in a decorating mood, and then it's up to you to decorate two cookies and eat them! Do your best artwork and see how it tastes! It could be messy, but it definitely will be delicious.  Registration is required for this fun event.  This is for ages 4-8 only, please.

The lovable Lab is back!  Hawke, the reader dog, will be in for another fun and furry visit on Wednesday, February 20th, from 4-5pm.  We need YOU to register to read to Hawke.  She’s waiting to hear some great stories, and only you can help!  Please come, bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours, and spend some time reading to our canine friend, Hawke.  Register!! (If no one registers she will not come.)  Parents, no need to worry, Lady Hawke is a trained therapy dog with lots of love and patience.

Atkinson Author, Catherine O'Brien, will be here on Tuesday, February 19th, for a talk and reading of her book, 'The Apple of Discourse'.  The ‘Apple of Discourse’ tells an enthralling love story taking place on a university campus during World War II.  Men were scarce during that time because they were 'over there'.  Women had more opportunities due to this shortage.  Millie White, the daughter of an eccentric professor, finds employment at a local service station.  John McCarran, the son of a dairy farmer, enlists in the Army serving in the Big Red One.  When their paths cross on the university campus three years later, John now a wounded veteran meets and falls in love with Millie.  John has competition despite the overwhelming majority of women.  Millie's father had matched her up with his teaching fellow, deferred from service due to his amblyopia.  The Dean of the College of Business has his eye on her as well.  These young people, though, have the same stripe only they can see.

Catherine O'Brien was born a navy brat, but she spent most of her growing up years in Fremont, NH.  Since childhood, she has been interested in history and writing. She now lives in Atkinson, NH with her husband and twelve year-old daughter.  The ‘Apple of Discourse’ is her first published novel.  Books will be for sale the night of the event.

Planning ahead?  We will be closed on February 18th for Presidents Day.  Stock up in advance and enjoy extra time on those 2 day loans the Friday before the closing.

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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