BONNET STRINGS: Join us for this unique program on Tuesday, September 9th, at 6:30pm as Saloma Miller Furlong enlightens us about her journey away from the Amish.
Furlong was born and raised in an Amish community in Ohio. Driven by her desire for freedom and more formal education, she broke away from her community -- not once, but twice. She graduated from Smith College in May 2007 with a major in German Studies and a minor in Philosophy. Her education included research on the Amish with Dr. Donald Kraybill. During her thirty-year inner struggle of coming to terms with her Amish past, she has gleaned a better understanding of herself and of her heritage.
Saloma Miller Furlong is the author of two books 'Why I Left the Amish' and its new sequel 'Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds' released on February 3, 2014. Furlong is also featured in the PBS American Experience documentaries The Amish (2012) and The Amish: Shunned (2014). Both books and DVDs will be available for purchase during the evening.
This program is sponsored by the Atkinson Women's Civic Club and the Friends of the Kimball Library. It is open to Atkinson residents only and registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact the Kimball Library at 603 362-5234 with any questions.
ACCEPTING DONATIONS: Kimball Library accepts book donations year round, but twice a year we urge you to clear out what you no longer want and bring them in to us. The Town-wide Yard Sale (Sept 27) is coming up and we’d like to have a large selection for folks to peruse and purchase. These items take some time to be sorted through which is why we are asking for them now. We accept books, music, and DVDs in good condition. Please be sure books are not moldy or damaged and that music and movies are playable the entire way through. We do not accept any magazines, text books, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or Reader’s Digest condensed books. When we receive your donation, we first sort through to see if we’d like to add any of the items to our collection. If we don’t add the item(s) to our collection, we then decide if it is to be sold or to be transferred to a charitable organization. Please take care to recycle your unwanted items by helping the environment and your local library. Donations can be received during open hours from Monday-Friday (10-8) and Saturday (10-3). If you have large amounts of materials, please call ahead so we can be sure to assist you.