Monday, July 7, 2014

Kimball Library News 6/30/14

Each week we’ll continue to offer up what’s in the queue for preschool, elementary, middle and high school ages for the summer.  Please remember to first register for summer reading as a whole and then register for each individual event that you plan to attend. 

FIZZ BOOM BUILD that SOUND!  Come make a home instrument then join in our band and hear the sweet sounds of music all around! Hopefully it will be just perfect for a courtyard concert outside! Kazoos and all!  Register children entering grades K-5 to join in the fun.  The ruckus will be happening on Monday, July 16th, at 6:30pm.

SPARK A CANDLE!  Teens and tweens from ages 10-19 will be making sparks and candles on Tuesday, July 15th, at 6:30pm along with Kathy Watson from Kimball Library and Carolyn Nenart from the Wenham Museum. 

Can you make a spark or a flame from flint?  You’ll get an opportunity to try.  (It’s a lot harder than it looks).  Be prepared to make a sand candle as well as one other candle of your choice with a funky geometric design.  Keep them because they’re cool or give them away as gifts. 

Please respect our age restrictions and this event is for residents only as we are nearly full with Atkinson youth.  Registration in advance is required.

The above entertaining programs are free of charge and sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library. 

On Wednesday, July 16th, at 6:30pm the AWCC is generously sponsoring “Science Isn’t Always Pretty” at Atkinson Academy.  This show is being performed by the popular and amazing Keith Michael Johnson who dazzled us in the fall with a sold-out show with bubbles. 

This beguiling program hits youth where they live.

We cover a lot of ground, from snake skins to simple machines, superstitions to Isaac Newton. Each topic builds upon the last until we realize: 1. Science is simply the way we describe why things happen and how stuff works.  2. We don’t have to wait to become scientists before we can start enjoying science.

The long-time success of ‘Science Isn’t Always Pretty’ hinges on 50 minutes of audacious show & tell, outrageous facts, scatology & more.
We’ll meet a famous scientist (Antoine Lavoisier), dissect an owl pellet to see what it ate for lunch, chemically conjure a batch of Slime (solid or liquid?) to see how well it flies, and break the sound barrier with an everyday machine that travels over 900 miles an hour.
Celebrate investigation & out-of-the-box questions in pursuit of a love of science.

Once again, this event is open to all ages (geared for ages 6 and up) and will take place at 6:30pm at Atkinson Academy. Please register.  Non-residents are welcome.

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

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