Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kimball Library News 4/15/13

Take a look at the two giant ‘Froggy’ characters hanging on the wall entering the children’s craft area to be inspired while you register. an all new ‘Here’s Froggy’ event just around the corner.  We just love Froggy’s humor and think you will, too.  Froggy books are written by Jonathon London and his humor appeals to a variety of readers.  A few of his books include ‘Let’s Go, Froggy!’, ‘Froggy gets Dressed’, ‘Froggy goes to the Doctor’, ‘Froggy learns to Swim’, and ‘Froggy’s Baby Sister’.   Join Froggy and us on Saturday, May 4th, from 11am-12pm for ‘Here’s Froggy!’ as we read Froggy stories and do special Froggy activities. This event is perfect for K-grades 3. Please register online or give us a call to join in the fun.

As you go through your spring cleaning, do you ever wonder if what you have in your hand is worth anything more than the dust it is collecting?  Join us on Tuesday evening, May 14th, from 6:30-8:00pm for ‘Antiques vs. Collectibles’.  Presenter Ron Wackowski, Certified Appraiser & Licensed Auctioneer and owner of The Queen's Falcon, Lawrence, MA, will discuss the difference between antiques and collectibles.  Attendees are welcome to bring a small item of interest with them.  Ron will discuss the items as part of the overall discussion.  You may have an undiscovered valuable treasure on your hands, and this may be the night you find out!  This event is sponsored by the generous ‘Friends of the Library’.  Refreshments will be served.

Have you been missing ‘Hawke, the Reader Dog’?  She was unable to be with us in April because she was having a small surgical procedure, and we are happy that she is well and raring to have kids read to her again.  We Need YOU to come read to Lady 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 friend Hawke.  She is a very literate Labrador!  Register now for your emerging reader or child who just likes books and dogs to read on Wednesday, May 15, from 4-5pm.  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.)

Reminder: Folklorist Jo Radner will be presenting 'Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England' on May 11th from 11:30am-12:30pm.  The stories we hear in our families tell us who we are and how we should view the world. What tales shaped New England identities in the 17th and 18th centuries?  In this performance, storyteller/historian Jo Radner juxtaposes Native American oral traditions and stories told by her own New England ancestors to reveal a complex colonial 'middle ground' in which English settlers and Native peoples saw one another as defenders and trespassers, pursuers and refugees, relatives and aliens, kind neighbors and ruthless destroyers.Top of Form
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