Friday, February 13, 2015

Kimball Library News 2/9/15

VACATION WEEK FEBRUARY 23-27: Monday: ‘Mother Goose on the Loose’ (ages 0-2) at 10:30am, ‘Sparkling Bird Craft’ (grades K-5) at 4:00pm.  Tuesday: ‘Pirate Day!’ (age 3-grade one) at 10:30am, ‘Snap Circuits Lab’ (grades 3-6) at 6:30pm.  Wednesday: ‘Story Book Eve’ (grades 1-3) at 6:30pm, ‘Zentangle’ (grades 4-12) at 6:30pm, Thursday: ‘Mother Goose on the Loose’ (ages 0-2) at 10:30am, ‘Movie Night-Big Hero 6’ (ages 6 and up) at 6:15pm.    Friday: Game ON! (all ages) from 11:00am – 6:00pm.

PIRATE DAY: Ahoy thar, matey! Come be a pirate today. Wear your eye patch, and dress up in your favorite pirate costume! We'll taste some pirate food, hear a pirate story and have fun with special activities! Arrgh, it's a pirate day for me and you!  Make sure ages 3-grade 1 register for this swashbuckling event on Tuesday, February 24, from 10:30-11:30am or we’ll make you walk the plank!

SNAP CIRCUITS LAB: Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits work to run the everyday devices that they're familiar with. They'll also gain valuable lessons in building and in following instructions. With these projects, children will experiment with things like electric switches, integrated circuits, digital circuits, fuses, and the transformation of circuit sounds into other sounds.

The lab will give opportunity to explore and build in step by step fashion with the help of the facilitator. We have ten kits so we are allowing only ten registrations in the range of grades 3-6. Register in advance and come in on Tuesday, February 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm.

STORY BOOK EVE: Who is your favorite book character? Do you have more than one?  Come dress up as your favorite character and join us for lots of fun! We will read popular stories, play a trivia game about children's literature and even make our very own book. Registration is required for this activity for grades 1-3 on Wednesday, February 25th from 6:30-7:30pm.

ZENTANGLE: Zentangle is an abstract, patterned drawing created according to the tenets of the Zentangle method. Using the standard format of a 3.5-inch square tile, the artist creates a structured pattern according to his or her whim following a basic set of guidelines. No technology, special materials, or educational background are necessary to become a Zentangle artist. IF you have a fine line Sharpie or Zentangle pen, bring it.  Otherwise, come as you are!  This is an exploring workshop for beginners in grades 4-12.  Registration is required.

BEGINNING YOGA: This class will be offered as a series such that each class builds on the previous one, so please plan to attend the full series on Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 from March 4-April 8. Though designed for the beginner, those with limited or rusty experience will also find much to draw on.

The classes will introduce basic yoga poses and practices, with focus on good technique and mindfulness.  Physical activity will involve moving from seated on the floor, to kneeling, to standing and balances poses, and gentle inversions like Down Dog, gentle backbends like Cobra, and gentle inversions like Bridge.

Come learn the basic asanas (poses), the language of yoga, and principles like mindfulness and breath work which help develop strength and flexibility, calmness and focus.

The teacher, Atkinson resident Lisa Wisler, is taking a 200 hour teacher training.  The class series completes one requirement of that course, and she is happy to be able to offer it here at the Kimball Library.  Plan to wear comfortable clothing for exercise, and bring a yoga mat.  Registration is required.

MORE INFO: Our calendar on the website has a plethora of information on these events and many others you may have missed reading about.  Go to and not only read the posts on the page, but also click the calendar icon and see each event for the month and months to come.  Please also ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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