Monday, September 19, 2016

Kimball Library News 9/5/16

Now it’s back to school and you may suddenly be wondering what to do with the littles left behind.  Don’t you worry, we have plans for the babies, toddlers, and preschool age kiddos in your life.
Join us by registering for some of the preschool classes below.  We require registration so we can adequately be equipped by space size and supplies.  If you sign up, we consider you registered for the academic school year with some exceptions for holidays and such.  Please send us an email or call if you cannot attend to help with our preparation. 

MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE: Mother Goose on the Loose is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Infants through age 2+ with their caregivers are invited to join us on Mondays at 10:30am for repetition and rhymes.  Please feel welcome to stay after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages.

BITTY BOOKS: Children ages 2-3+ with their caregivers are invited to join us on Tuesdays at 10:15am for itty bitty stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs, and a simple craft.  This is a simplified story time for the children who are already two years of age.  It’s also a good fit for older children who have a hard time attending to more than one story per class.

KIDDIE LIT: Crafts, music, new friends and adventures into literacy are found during these classes. These classes meet on Tuesday at 11:30am, or Fridays at either 10:15 or 11:30am.  Most often multiple books are read and an accompanying activities are provided to go along with the theme.  Caretakers may stay and listen or relax in another part of the library.  

TOM MCGALL-SCREAMING EAGLES 101STAIRBORNE: Please join us to hear Tom McGall from Fremont, NH on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30pm. He will talk about his experience in Vietnam as a member of the Screaming Eagles: 101st Airborne.

Tom left for Vietnam in October 1968 and was assigned to Delta Co. 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade 187th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  He spent most of his tour of duty in the northern part of South Vietnam along the Laotian boarder in the A Shau Valley.  It was there in May 1969 on Operation Apache Snow that the Division engaged the North Vietnamese Army (N.V.A.) on Hill 937, know to Vietnamese as Dong Ap Bia and later to Americans as 'Hamburger Hill”.

In the battle of Hamburger Hill, Tom received a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He completed his tour in September 1969 and was discharged in October 1969 with the rank of Staff SGT.
Tom McGall was featured in the History Channel 'The True Story of the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne Division” as well as on Fox news, War Stories with Oliver North 'Hamburger Hill The Real Story”.  He also when to Ft. Benning for the Discovery Channel and contributed his experience and knowledge of Jungle warfare for the making of the documentary 'American Commandos: Airborne”. 

This program 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 .

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