Monday, December 22, 2014

Kimball Library News 12/22/14

GORILLA TREKKING:  Did you know there are only approximately 880 mountain gorillas in the world?  They inhabit an extinct volcanic region called the Virunga Range along the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in East Africa.  This is the same region American, Dian Fossey (Gorillas in the Mist) lived dedicating her life to research and protection of the mountain gorillas.

Be prepared to join in on a journey of a lifetime by participating in some armchair travel and trekking with Dan and Diane Heer as they share their most recent travels to Rwanda and Uganda.  You’ll get to see their photos and videos and hear of their adventures of gorilla trekking this fall (September 2014).  Photographs and videos of the gorillas in their natural habitat will be presented along with some general landscapes of Rwanda & Uganda.

This free exciting and educational adventure is open to the public and commences on Tuesday, January 13th, from 6:30-8pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  (Stems, bamboo shoots, haha…)

JACK FROST JAMBOREE: Did you know that this is our 5th annual Jack Frost Jamboree and each year it just keeps getting better?  We have so many games and activities planned!  Join us for some snappy winter fun on Saturday, January 24th, between 10:30 and 2:30pm. Think 'winter carnival' with a twist.

Try these activities on for size:  Our custom miniature golf course in the stacks, winter crafty projects, games, games, games (and earning tickets for prizes!), face painting, hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and possibly other surprises.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) will be there with snow shoes from 11:30-1:30, weather permitting, if we get a visit via Jack Frost. (No snow, no go.)  Dress accordingly as we do hope to have outdoor fun if we have even a little bit of the fluffy white stuff.

This is a free spectacular event sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Bring the family!

MAH JONG REMINDERS: We are seeking a few new novices so you can all learn together.  Many of those who play on Mondays from 1-4:30 were taught by Betty and she’s prepared to bring some newbies on board.  The game is the American version of Mah Jong and we have roughly 20 people a week who play.  It will be an opportunity to meet new people and learn a new skill.  Don’t be shy—sign up today.

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be open on Wednesday, December 31st from 10am-3pm, and closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  We certainly celebrate all of you!

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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