Friday, August 26, 2016

Kimball Library News 8/22/16

Got books?   

We have our semiannual book & bake sale coming up on September 24th from 8-3pm.  Donating good quality materials are a good way to clean out your house and help your local library.  

We accept books, music, and DVDs in good condition.  Please be sure books are not moldy or damaged and that music and movies are playable the entire way through.  We do not accept any magazines, text books, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books.

When we receive your donation, we first sort through to see if we’d like to add any of the items to our collection.  If we don’t add the item(s) to our collection, we then decide if it is to be sold or to be transferred to a charitable organization.  Please take care to recycle your unwanted items by helping the environment and library.

Donations can be received during open hours from Monday-Friday (10-8) and Saturday (10-3).  If you have large amounts of materials, please call ahead so we can be sure to assist you.

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION: The first meeting for the fall is on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:00pm.  The book of the month is 'The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien.

The Vietnam War still has the power to divide Americans between those for it and those against. Today it also divides us, just as surely, between those who remember its era firsthand and those not yet born when the troops came home. There also exists a divide between those who have served and those who have not.  There may be no better bridge across these twin divides than Tim O'Brien's novel in stories The Things They Carried. The details of warfare may have changed since Vietnam, but O'Brien's semi-autobiographical account of a young platoon on a battlefield without a front, dodging sniper fire and their own misgivings, but the challenges these young men faced in combat and after the war illuminate the challenges faced now and then by so many Soldiers Home & Away. *This description is adapted from The Big Read's Reader's Guide (c) 2016.

This book discussion is presented as part of a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant called Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away.  This is a collaboration involving nine southern NH libraries and Timberlane Regional School District.  For more details about this project and a full schedule of events and other details go to

MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION (Grades 8-12): Join us on Wednesday, September 28, at 10:15am to discuss ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls.  Coffee is always available with a sweet treat! All are welcome even if you just come to listen.

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another.

Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: Unless otherwise indicated, we’ll be showing movies in our ‘theater’ in comfy chairs.  Take a look at what’s in the queue—September 6: ‘The Jungle Book’, September 13: ‘Money Monster’, and September 20: ‘Hamburger Hill’.  Movies start promptly at 1pm.  Popcorn will be served.  

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