Friday, May 13, 2016

Kimball Library News 5/9/16

Join us as we kick off our ‘Concerts in the Courtyard’ series with The Night Owl Jazz Combo on *Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30pm. This is an amateur jazz sextet made up of Timberlane High School Jazz Allstate musicians. The rhythm section is made up of Harrison Szczapa on drums, Anna Cronin on piano, and Ben Longchamp on bass. For horns, Nolan Hennessey and Zachary Hertrich play trombone while Joey Winslow from Exeter High School plays saxophone.

The group plays jazz standards such as Caravan, Tenor Madness, & Yesterdays but with the combo's own unique touch. Come join us for the evening as they perform one of America's original art forms, jazz.
*In the event of inclement weather this event will be moved indoors.  If held outside you may bring lawn chairs or blankets, or you may sit on our built-in seating in the courtyard wall.  Cross your fingers for moderate temps!

SUMMER READING KICKS OFF WITH TOE JAM PUPPET BAND: Toe Jam Puppet Band performs all year round in venues all over New England. Their zany brand of original music gets all who come up dancing and smiling!  This variety show will please any age who has a sense of fun and humor in their bones.  Bring a smile and be prepared to tap your toes!  Bring Grandma, bring your friends, and bring your brother.  We've got something for everyone.  This is the official 2016 kick-off into summer reading!

We'll be meeting in the Kimball Library Courtyard on Wednesday, June 15th, at 6:30pm.  Please register ALL ages.  In case of inclement weather this event will be held at Atkinson Academy.  We will contact you via the email you leave us when you register if this is the case.  As always, you may bring your own chairs and blankets for courtyard performances or sit right on the grass.

This event is generously sponsored by the Elizabeth Smith Estate and is free and open to the public.

NEW to the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: In recent years, Kathy Watson challenges the teens to earn enough raffle tickets to put her in a predicament such as pink or purple hair, creepy crawlies being put on her, and other various ‘fun’ activities.  This year the teens will join forces with the kindergarten-grade 5 youth.  Our goal is to have you in the reading game!  IF youth collectively get at least 500 tickets in the raffle jar(s), by July 30,  Kathy will be the moving target of water squirt toys provided by the library from 6-8pm on August 4 from all summer reading participants in attendance.  Encourage your children to GET IN THE GAME to win prizes and soak her!  Registration starts June 1st!

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

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