What about those reluctant tween and teen readers? Have you considered graphic novels? Manga? Teen magazines? NEW to Kimball Library in magazines is Justine magazine. Justine covers teen fashion, style and beauty, celebrity news and more. Other teen magazines titles to consider include Mad, Seventeen, Batman and Robin, Superman, and J-14. We also have a myriad of titles in the children’s room including National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Young Rider, Ranger Rick, and many others. This is a perfect way to get your child to read without feeling overwhelmed. Stop by today with your kids and check some out.
HULA HOOPING with PINTO BELLA on Monday, July 18 @ 5-6pm (Ages 5-10) OR 6:30-7:30pm (Ages 10-19): To start off the program, Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop. During programs for the youngest levels, Pinto starts the program by reading ‘Veda’s Victory’, a book by Allison Avalon about a shy girl learning to hula hoop and finding her place in the world. Pinto has a diverse collection of books about hula hooping for participants to look at before and after the program as well.
After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while Pinto Bella walks around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, she takes some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!
We’ll be meeting in the Kimball Library Courtyard. In case of inclement weather this event will be held at Atkinson Academy. Registration is required for both age groupings. Non-residents are welcome to sign-up.
FUN O-LYMPICS: GAME ON! Get ready for the silly, the ridiculous, the Fun-O-Lympics! Join us on Thursday, July 21st, at 6:30pm as we play a variety of games that are a little out of the ordinary. Just to wet your whistle, think about throwing cheese curls onto a shower cap doused with shaving cream! The goal is to have fun with friends and enjoy these silly games. Register children entering kindergarten through grade 5 for friendly competition.
JULY BOOK DISCUSSIONS: The teens and tweens will discuss ‘The Running Dream’ by Wendelin Van Draanen on July 6th at 6:30pm. ‘Night owl’ adults will discuss ‘Circling the Sun’ by Paula McClain on July 19th at 6pm. ‘Lark’ adults will discuss ‘An Unsuitable Job for a Woman’ at 10:15am on July 27th. All discussions are free and open to the public. Books may be obtained at the front desk.
FEATURED ARTIST: Nolan O’Connell is a New England artist who focuses on woodcut relief printmaking. Prints are created through the carving of wood blocks with various chisels and carving tools. By the time the print has been completed, the block has been destroyed by the process and no further prints can be printed. Come view his work on display through the summer and watch his print making process at: https://nolanoconnell.squarespace.com/current
HOLIDAY HOURS: We’ll be celebrating our freedom with you as the library will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Enjoy your independence! Stock up accordingly.