12TH ANNUAL WINTER HOLIDAY MARKET: Atkinson, NH comes alive with holiday cheer on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 – 3:00 PM. Artisans and craftsmen will come together in what truly will be a celebration. Shop for perfect gifts or treat yourself to fine crafts, supporting regional and local artists who represent clay, fiber, original oils, soaps & lotions, glass and unique jewelry. Georgia pecans, jams/jellies and NH maple syrup will be back by popular demand. Stop by the ‘Friends Café’ for morning coffee and pastry - a cozy place to greet friends and neighbors. Please note: we have invited many new and exciting artisans.
This extravaganza takes place at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. (Rte. 121) Atkinson, NH and is sponsored by The Friends of Kimball Library. Don’t miss out!
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR COMING: Join us as Terry Farish shares Luis Paints the World and then be part of creating a mural on Wednesday, October 19th, at 6:30pm. This program requires registration and is open to 1st through 5 grade students.
About the book: 'Little Luis cannot understand why his adored big brother Nico wants to leave for the army—his brother’s answer makes no sense. Why can’t he see the world from right there from home? In Luis Paints the World (2016) Terry Farish portrays a story that is seldom addressed in books for young children: brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers leaving for military service. It is a story that plays out again and again across our country, very frequently in minority families, and the reasons are often abstract ideas that are difficult for children.
About the author: Farish has been writing novels and nonfiction about refugees and immigrants for many years, informed by her early work for the Red Cross in Vietnam. A reviewer writes, 'She takes readers past the news accounts and into the hearts and dreams of new Americans.” Farish also writes picture books. THE CAT WHO LIKED POTATO SOUP, illustrated by Barry Root, is a winner of a Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books Blue Ribbon. LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD illustrated by Oliver Dominguez and JOSEPH’S BIG RIDE, illustrated by Ken Daley.
Terry Farish presents literacy program with immigrants and refugees through New Hampshire Humanities. She lives in Kittery, Maine.
This program is presented as part of a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant called Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away. This 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 www.communitystoriesnh.org .
SPOOKY CRAFT: Make 2 spooky spider webs for Halloween! We'll weave our own webs and then eat the other! Come join us for the Halloween fun. Be sure to invite your friends (grades K-5)! This spooky craft day is a happening on Saturday, October 22nd, from 10:30-11:30. Register in advance so we can have the proper amount of supplies, please.