Monday, August 25, 2014

Kimball Library News 8/11/14

Meet Caesar, who is descended from the Goddess Venus. This program introduces Caesar as a young boy living with his Mother, Aurelia, and his Aunt Julia; two women who will shape the boy who will be the most powerful man on earth.  Using a rich variety of texts, Sebastian Lockwood shows Caesar as a man who clearly saw his destiny and fulfilled that destiny with the help of remarkable women - Cleopatra amongst them. A poet, historian, linguist, architect, general, politician, and engineer, was he truly of the Populi party for the People of Roma? Or a despot and tyrant? This performance shows Caesar as a remarkable genius who transformed his world in ways that still resonate today. 

Sebastian Lockwood is a storyteller and teacher.  Lockwood's performances are designed to take complex texts and make them accessible and exciting for audiences from 5 to 95.  He has studied the classics and Anthropology at Boston University and Cambridge University in the UK.

Meet Caesar, the man from Venus, on Thursday, August 28, from 6:30-8:00pm. This program is sponsored by the Atkinson Historical Society.  Light refreshments will be served.

NEW BEGINNINGS:  Mark your date book as all preschool story times resume the week of September 8th.  This includes Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 0-2), Bitty Books (ages 2-3), Kiddie Lit (ages 3-6), and PJ Peeps (ages 4-8). 

*MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE: Infants through age 2 with their caregivers are invited to join us for simple stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs.  This national curriculum will keep your child on the go for 30 minutes.  Please register online, over the phone, or in person.  This event brings caretakers and parents together.  Join us on Mondays at 10:30am beginning September 8th.

*BITTY BOOKS:  Children ages 2-3 with their caregivers are invited to join us for itty bitty stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs and simple crafts.  Register for Tuesdays at 10:15am beginning September 9th. 

*KIDDIE LIT: Crafts, music, new friends, and adventures into literacy are found during these classes. Caretakers may stay and listen or relax in another part of the library.  Pick your day—either Tuesdays at 11:30 starting September 9th, or Fridays at 10:15 or 11:30 starting September 12th. 

*PJ PEEPS: PJ peeps are welcome to come in pajamas and listen to several stories and get a goodnight snack.  This is a story time for families and their young children capable of listening to several books.  We are serving stories and a single snack.  Please check our preschool classes if you are looking for an included craft and longer session.  This is a drop-in event.  Friends are welcome.  :)  See you on September 12th!

*We take scheduled breaks throughout the year so please check the calendar for dates.  Reminder emails are sent to registration only classes when classes are in session.

LIBRARY CLOSED: We will be closed all of Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 1).  We will re-open on Tuesday September 2.  Please stock up in advance!

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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