Monday, June 1, 2015

Kimball Library News 6/1/15

CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD with RAMBLIN’ RICHARD: Richard Kruppa, known musically as ‘Ramblin ’Richard,” will perform songs and stories from the war years on Tuesday, June 16th @ 6:30 PM.
 Along with these memorable songs, he tells interesting stories. The songs span many years and include familiar American popular songs from the 1930s into the 1960s, along with music from Broadway and motion pictures, and some traditional folk, old-time, Gospel, and patriotic tunes, as well. Along with singing, he accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, and ukulele. His stories relate to the songs- how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular, and what they dealt with that may not be apparent. The stories are told in an interesting, ‘…the rest of the story’ manner. 

A retired professor, Ramblin’ Richard establishes an especially relaxed, comfortable and casual rapport with his audiences. A seasoned musician and member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, he studied American folk music as a graduate student and was in a group that opened for the Beach Boys and the Lettermen. Recently, the Seacoast, New Hampshire musician provided music for the sound track of a motion picture. Several of his songs are found on CD, and some of his music is included on a 2012 Christmas CD.

Richard is a retired professor from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  This delightful event is sponsored by the generous Friends of the Kimball Library.  Don’t miss out!

SUMMER READING REGISTRATION STARTS JUNE 8th: Please bring in children entering grade K-5 to register for ‘Every Story has a Hero’ and youth entering grade 6 and up to register for ‘Unmask’.  Participation is the key factor in this year’s summer reading program.  

BIG TRUCK NIGHT: This is our 3rd Annual Big Truck Night!  Everybody’s welcome to our big truck event on Monday, June 29 @ 6:30pm. Bring the friends, grandmas and grandpas to see the diggers, fire trucks, emergency vehicles and police cars! Climb aboard and toot the horns! Bring your cameras!

We will locate between the fire station and the library in the parking area. There’s fun for all ages as you climb aboard the big rigs and chat with the drivers.  Each year we try to add new vehicles.

Please register in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.  This way we’ll be able to contact you.

MORE INFO: Our calendar on the website has detailed 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.  You may call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

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