Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kimball Library News 2/12/13

Want to make some cool Lego creations?  Drop in on Tuesday, February 26th, from 11am-1pm. Come build skyscrapers, mystery scenes or something creative with our Legos or Duplo blocks. See how clever you can be! It’s more fun to build with others.  Please don't bring your own Legos as it's hard to keep track of them. Come for all or part of the time.  Bring a friend (ages 4 and up).  No registration is necessary.

Do you have too many of the same old books?  Join us for a ‘Book Swap Party’ on Thursday, February 28th, from 1-2pm.  Do you have books that you've read already two or three times? Or, books you'd like to change for new reads? Bring them to the library and take home a different book! If you bring 3 books, you can swap for 3 because that's how it works! It’s fun to get some new reads and let someone else have your old ones. We'll also have cookies and punch while we choose the books.  We work up an appetite while we swap.  Grades 1-5, please register in advance.

Do you need a little crafty light in your life?  Grades 3 and up can come and enjoy the art of decoupage while making a jolly snowman.  Finish with a tea light and watch how your project glows!  Please register in advance and make note of the age selection.  We have limited seats, and we don’t want you to miss out on Thursday, February 28th, from 6:30-7:30pm.

Kids, do you need a fun way to burn off some energy?  Join in the fun on Friday, March 1st, from 1:30-2:30pm as we play games and enjoy moving with a parachute.  Songs and surprises will make this a workout you won't want to miss!  Please register in advance so we’ll know how many parachutes we need.

Would you like an interesting way to expand your knowledge of George Washington’s runaway slave?   Join us on Wednesday, March 6th, from 6:30-8pm for a living history program ‘If am Not for Myself, Who Will Be for Me?’.  Our guest performer will have you believing that she is the runaway slave.

Oney Judge Staines, according to the constitution, was only three-fifths of a person.  To her masters, George and Martha Washington, she was merely 'the girl.'  All she wanted was the freedom to control her own actions, but her account of escaping the Executive Mansion in Philadelphia, fleeing north and establishing a life in New Hampshire is not a typical runaway story.  Portrayed by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, Oney's tale provides an alternative perspective on the new nation's social, political and economic development, from one whose personal experience so contradicted the promise of the principles embodied in the nation's founding documents.

This program is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Kimball Library.  Refreshments will be served.

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