Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kimball Library News 3/14/16

ESTATE PLANNING: At this free legal seminar, Elder Law Attorney Edward 'Ted' Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime of savings from a prolonged nursing-home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently. Attorney Beasley, former chairman of the American Bar Association Elder Law Committee, presents this lively and engaging seminar in everyday language, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Gregory Gagne of Affinity Investment Group will present financial planning tips.  Each attendee will receive a free book ‘Trusts for the Average Person: The Optimum Estate Plan’.

This program is being offered at two different times on Tuesday, April 12th.  Join us in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 or in the evening from 6:30 - 8:30.  Please sign up on our website calendar or call 603-362-5234 to register for this free seminar.

PAINTED PAPER PLATE FLOWERS: Register grades K and up to come in on Saturday, April 9th between 10:30am and 12:30pm and create a gorgeous paper plate craft. We will use liquid watercolors to paint beautiful vibrant flowers. Join in the fun and think spring! Come at any time during the two hour window to exercise your creativity. 

I CAN’T DIE BUT ONCE – HARRIET TUBMAN’S CIVIL WAR: Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti's characterization of Harriet Tubman is a lucid, well-researched biography about the remarkable life of an enduring warrior. As Harriet Tubman, she weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage and determination in the quagmire of racial exploitation. The United States Government enlisted Tubman as a scout and spy for the Union cause and she battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War, but Tubman is best known for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Though she is one of the most famous women in our nation's history, we have come to know her life through fictionalized biographies written for school children. Quezaire-Presutti separates reality from myth to reconstruct a richer and far more accurate historical account of Tubman's life.

Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti has combined her expertise in public speaking and interest in conducting historical research with her passion for storytelling and dramatic performance. Quezaire-Presutti studied under Professor Lloyd Barbee at the University of Wisconsin and has been a committed scholar of African American Studies, in particular women of color. She is listed on the Performing Artist roster at the Connecticut Historical Society Museum, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and the Social Theatre with Young Audiences of Connecticut Arts for Learning. She received the Institute of Texan Cultures' Director's Award for Excellence, the Greater Hartford Arts Council/ Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, and first place in the International Toastmaster Award competition for Interpretive Reading.

Free and open to the public on Thursday, April 16th, from 6:30-8:00pm, this program is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Kimball Library. 

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 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, Flickr, Blogspot and Instagram.  Just send your email address by text message: text KIMBALLLIBRARY to 22828 to get on our newsletter mailing list.  You may also call us Monday-Friday from 10-8 and on Saturday from 10-3 at 603.362.5234.

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