Friday, January 11, 2013

Kimball Library News 12/31/12

Start 2013 on the right note by giving your child some musical education!  Come Meet the Flute’!  In this introductory series of classes we will have fun while developing musical thinking and listening skills.  We'll play lots of musical games and find out how the flute makes its sound.  This is a hands-on active class that requires caretaker and child participation.  This is a 3 week commitment and is by registration only.

We are offering 2 distinct sessions of this class.  Tootie Flutes I is geared for children ages 3-5 and is from 2:00-2:30pm.  Tootie Flutes II is for children ages 5-7 and is from 3:30-4:00pm.    Musician and teacher, Judy Teehan, will be instructing the classes.  When you register, you are enrolling for 3 consecutive Wednesdays at the same time.  This is a requirement for signing up.

Start off 2013 right with a commitment or a re-commitment to book discussion.  That’s what resolutions are all about, right?  You can come in and get a book for any discussion.  Next on the docket we are hosting the following: teens (grades 9-12) on January 9 will be discussing ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green, adults on January 15 at 6pm will be discussing ‘Destiny of the Republic’ by Candace Millard, adults on January 23 at 10:15am will be discussing ‘How it all began’ by Penelope Lively, Brown Baggers (grades 2-4) on January 28 at 5:30pm will be discussing ‘Eve of the Emperor Penguin’ by Mary Pope Osborne, and tweens (grades 5-8) on February will be discussing ‘Flyaway’ by Lucy Christopher.

‘Craft’ a new year’s resolution by signing the children up for ‘Create & Express’ classes on Thursdays from 4-5pm.  Each week there is something new, and each registration is for a different age grouping. On January 17th you should join us in painting wooden penguin masks. The masks will then be used at the January Jack Frost jamboree.  You get to show off your art work at the jamboree then take it home!
This craft is best suited for children grade 1 and up, and registration is required.

Please be aware that the 2013 children’s story hours will be resuming the week of January 7th.  We currently have 3 sessions of Kiddie Lit (ages 3-6 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a NEW class on Friday), Bitty Books (ages 2-3 on Tuesdays), Mother Goose on the Loose (infants to age 2 on Mondays), and book discussions for 3 distinct age groups: teen~ grades 9-12), tween~ grades 5-8, and Brown Bag Club grades 2-4.  Please register for these classes.  Also remember that we have PJ Peeps for ages 4-8 every Friday night, and you may drop in with pajama-donned kids at 7pm for a story and snack.

Make a new year’s resolution to travel, and start on January 16th at 6:30pm!  Journey down to the equator and explore Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands through the camera lens of Dennis Krause.  He and his wife recently visited the Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions for an adventure of a lifetime.   Their voyage aboard the National Geographic “Islander” traveled to seven different islands home to many species of mammals, reptiles and birds.   Each island was inhabited by a unique group of creatures ranging from playful sea lions and sea turtles to primitive marine iguanas and giant tortoises to colorful blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds.  Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and see up close and personal what he observed years ago and what makes the Galapagos Islands the very special place it is today.  Join Dennis and his visual presentation of his day to day experiences on this ageless group of islands…The Galapagos.  Refreshments will be served on this unique travel odyssey and, as most library events are - this program is sponsored by the generous Friends of the Kimball Library.

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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