Friday, April 29, 2016

Kimball Library News 4/18/16

PEREGRINE SPRING--A MASTER FALCONER'S EXTRAORDINARY LIFE WITH BIRDS OF PREY WITH AUTHOR NANCY COWAN: Join us on Saturday, May 14th from 12-2pm as author, Nancy Cowan, presents ‘Peregrine Spring’ to the reading public.  She will be discussing the lessons she has learned in living with raptors and will have a falcon and hawk with her to view.  Provided the conditions are right there will be an outdoor flight demonstration with her one of her birds of prey, a Harris's Hawk. A question and answer session will follow her presentation.  In addition, she will have copies of her March release book, ‘Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey’ available to purchase and to have signed.

‘Peregrine Spring’, Nancy Cowan’s memoir of her thirty years living intimately with raptors, gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. From retrieving her falcon from the local police 'lock up,” to finding her husband in bed with a gyrfalcon, to a heart-breaking race to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is a constant, ever-changing adventure. Cowan’s birds have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible.

Nancy Cowan is a master falconer, wildlife rescue expert, sled-dog sportswriter and historian, popular speaker, and award-winning writer.  After spearheading a years-long campaign to win legalization for falconry in the state of New Hampshire, she and her husband founded the internationally-known New Hampshire School of Falconry.  A licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Nancy has worked with a variety of hawk and falcon species which have been injured or orphaned and frequently is consulted on the care and rehabilitation of injured birds. The New Hampshire School of Falconry, is located in Deering, NH and is a federally licensed falconry.

BAKE, BOOK & YARD SALE:  Drop by and take a peek at what we’ve been gathering the past six months on Saturday, May 21st, between 8am and 2pm.  A large selection of fiction and non-fiction books will be available as well as music CDs, movies, baked goods and yard sale items.

Hardcover fiction & non-fiction books are $2.00 each or 3 or $5.00. Fiction & non-fiction paperbacks are .50 - $1.00 each.  DVDs & music are $1.00 - $2.00 each.  Audio books range from $1.00 - $3.00 each.  Children’s books are .50 for hardcover & .25 for paperbacks. Some collector & autographed books are priced individually.  For more information or directions please contact the Kimball Library, 603 362-5234 or

The Friends of the Library will have many yummy homemade baked goods for purchase.  Stop by to stock up and support a great local organization.

From 8:00 - 2:00 Yard Sale items will also be on available for purchase.  If you have items you would like to donate to the Friends for the Yard Sale please contact the library at 362-5234.  We are not accepting clothing or large furniture items. 

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kimball Library and will be used for future children's and adult programming.

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed Memorial Day weekend in its entirety (May 28-30).  Please stock up accordingly.

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