Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kimball Library News 10/14/13

“The head bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the foot bone…”

Make no bones about it, this 'joint is jumpin'!' Come to a skeleton connection where we'll put the bones in all the right places. These fun, moveable skeletons are quick and easy to make, and we'll learn some 'bone-ified' facts about the body at the same time. This activity is for children ages 6-9 or in grades 1-3.  Make sure you register your children so they get a seat.  Mmmmm... bones! Bon appetite for a 'special kiddie-bone' treat!

It’s a ghostly, ghastly time of year and we’ve got a special event planned all about NH cemeteries and gravestones.  Be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, October 28, from 6:30-8:00pm so that you will not be left out in the cold, dark night. 

Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock, and learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. 

About the Presenter, Glenn Knoblock:
B.A. in History, Bowling Green State University; independent scholar and author of twelve books and over 70 articles; author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire history and African American military history; serving as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University's landmark African American Biography Project.

This program is from a grant by the NH Humanities Council.  It is sponsored by the Atkinson Historical Society.  Refreshments will be served.

Here’s a haunting little reminder that we have an evening story time on Friday nights at 6:30 for ages 4-8.  Bring the little ones in their pajamas for PJ Peeps.  Story and snack are included.  J

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at  You also 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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