Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kimball Library News 7/21/14

THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE-ANIMAL DEFENSES:  Join Mona from “Critters & Creatures” who will present eight live animals (as well as some artifacts), pointing out some of the various cool ways animals use to protect and defend themselves – such as puffing up to appear larger, quills & bristles, hard shells, venom, urticating (irritating) hairs, stinky glands, regenerating tails, batesian mimicry (when a non-venomous animal resembles a venomous one), camouflage, horns/antlers, etc.

This educational and informative event will be held on Thursday, July 31st, in the Kimball Library Courtyard at 6:30pm.  Please register each person who will attend.  Guests and non-resident friends are welcome, however, we do ask that they register as well in case we need to change venues due uncooperative weather.  We are fortunate that our amazing Friends of Kimball Library sponsored this event for us and is offering it to us free of charge.

SUMMER T/WEEN CHALLENGE:  Many of you know that our t/weens are reading like crazy in order to submit raffle tickets to win prizes such as Water Country passes, ice cream cards to Bre’s Ice Creamery, Canobie Lake tickets, iTunes cards and more.  They also are competing ‘against’ Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director, to see it they can get 800 tickets in the jar by July 30th.

IF the t/weens DO get 800 tickets in the jar by July 30th, there will be a bit of madness going on here following the ‘Element of Surprise’ event on Thursday, July 31st.  At the END of the show, if the t/weens have 800 raffle tickets in the jar, then Kathy will be subjected to wearing a large ball python as well as having millipedes and hissing cockroaches draped on her.  IF the t/weens fail, there will be an opportunity for a 15 minute petting zoo.  Obviously, you’ll want your camera! 

[Secret information being divulged—as of Friday, July 18th, there were 666 tickets in the jar.  This gives the t/weens 12 days to get another 134 in there.  GO T/WEENS!]

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

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