Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kimball Library News 9/15/14

WII IS BACK ON FRIDAYS:  Starting up again in October after an extended summer hiatus, adults are invited to play on our Wii system.  This is a great time to come and participate or just observe until your feel comfortable.  Wii will give you the opportunity to try bowling, golf, tennis, baseball, or skiing, but the current crowd will twist your arm to bowl with them.  Come for part or all of the time allotted.  This is an adult only event.  Invite your friends and make some new ones while you’re here.

TWEENS & TEENS DISCUSSIONS: Register your tween (middle school age) or teen (high school age) for one of the following~ ‘The Ghost’s Grave by Peg Kehret or ‘The Summoning’ by Kelly Armstrong.  The tweens will meet on October 1 at 6:30pm to discuss ‘The Ghost’s Grave’ and teens will meet on October 8 at 6:30pm to discuss ‘The Summoning’.  Books are currently available for pick-up for both groups.  Register your t/ween and help them get here.  It will be a ghostly good time for all!

SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET ON THE GREEN:  The Timberlane High School Drama Team will perform '15 minutes of Hamlet' by Tom Stoppard featuring six characters in a shortened and hilarious version of Hamlet. The skit will be put on by Eric Constantineau and his English students. Eric is an English/Drama teacher at Timberlane High School. Weather permitting, the skit will be performed at the Kimball Library Courtyard amphitheater. Weather not permitting, we will have the Hamlet skit inside the library. Stop in at 5pm on Thursday, October 2nd, and enjoy this fine performance.

SHAKESPEARE BY ANOTHER NAME:  Following ‘Hamlet on the Green’ starting at 6pm, Mark Anderson will present a 45 minute discussion of Hamlet, a play considered by many to be the greatest play ever written in the English language. Why is the play considered truly great and who did Hamlet truly represent? Mark will address some of these very interesting historical questions. 
As seen in the recent movie 'Anonymous', some believe that the character of Hamlet is based on the life of Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Some famous people in the past like Sigmund Freud and Helen Keller seem to have come to the same conclusion and argued that Edward de Vere actually wrote Hamlet. This is known as the 'Oxfordian' theory of Shakespeare authorship which hold that de Vere wrote the plays, poems and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare. Many others disagree and side with the William Shakespeare camp. They are known as the 'Stratfordians' because William Shakespeare was from Stratford-upon-Avon. Sides have been taken and an interesting debate has been ongoing for many years. Many people consider this a literary and historical mystery that should be solved once and for all time.  

Note that this presentation is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Mark will also stay to sell and sign his book and answer questions. 

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at  We also have some great pictures our facebook page.

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