Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kimball Library News 10/12/15

CRAZY EIGHTS MATH CLUB:  Who?  Grades 3-5?  When?  Thursdays in October and November from 4:30-5:30pm.  Why?  You’ll get to do mischief making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too.  We already started the club, but we still have some seats left and we know you’ll fit right in, so register today!

EYES ON OWLS: Who whoo whooo what? A live owl program that includes 6 owls, that’s who and what!
Everyone loves owls! Yet, how often do you get to see an owl up close? Perhaps you've glimpsed the shadowy form of a Great-horned Owl in the beam of your headlights as you traveled a back road at night. Have you ever scanned a frozen saltmarsh or hayfield in winter, hoping to find that arctic hunter, the Snowy Owl? How about that mob of noisy crows circling a white pine tree? Have they found an owl?  Join teacher/naturalist Marcia Wilson and author/photographer/naturalist Mark Wilson in sharing their passion for owls!

'Owls of the World - Who's Watching You?' introduces you to the owls of New England and beyond. Mark and Marcia share the field marks, signs and naturalist's skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. Next, you meet six live owls (from small to huge) up close. Everyone participates in a hooting lesson and learns tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. While the selection of live owls varies from group to group, chances are you'll meet New England's tiniest owl, the Northern Saw-Whet Owl (weighing in at 4 ounces) along with the world's largest owl, the Eurasian Eagle Owl (check out that five foot wingspan!). Other species that figure prominently in our program can include Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Great-horned Owl, Snowy Owl and Spectacled Owl. Owl pellets and white wash are topics of great interest at our programs and we spend time dissecting these fascinating aspects of owl biology. Join us for a hooting good time!

This event will be held in the courtyard on Saturday, October 31st, from 11am-12:15pm, weather permitting.  DRESS ACCORDINGLY AND BRING BLANKETS, CHAIRS, OR USE OUR BUILT-IN SEATING.  The back-up venue is at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St, Atkinson.  We will email you on Friday, October 30th, if the location changes.  Thanks for your patience and pray for good weather!

This event is generously sponsored by the Atkinson Recreation Department.

MORE INFO: Our event calendar found on our website has detailed information on these events and many others you may have missed reading about.  Go to www.kimballlibrary.com 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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