Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Kimball Library News 1/16/17

More excitement headed your way at the Kimball Library!

GIRLS WHO CODE: Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that teaches girls computer science and programming concepts. This is why we are launching a club at the library!  Kimball Girls Who Code Club is being run by certified Girls Who Code instructor Pam Livingston assisted by Kimball’s Kathy Watson.

The program will take place here at the library Thursday afternoons from 2:30-4:30. It does not cost anything to participate, but you are asked to bring a laptop to use. If this is a problem please initiate a conversation with Kathy ( as the library has a limited supply of laptops.  The club will take place weekly until June 13th.  The expectation is that you will come unless you are ill or out of town or other significant reasons.  The lessons build weekly and to ‘pass’ you must attend 80% of the meetings.

Questions? Contact Kathy Watson or call the library and ask to talk to her.  Be prepared to bring a laptop or have it dropped off for you.  Please note that the middle school and high school buses does do drop off here at 2:30.  Check with the bus policy regarding this arrangement.  This event is for girls in grades 6-12 only.

HEALTHY EATING FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING: Healthy Eating for Successful Living starts on Wednesday, February 1st, and runs for 6 consecutive sessions. This series requires registration and individuals must commit to attending all 6 sessions.  Registration is limited to 15 participants.  This program is graciously co-sponsored by the Atkinson Community Center.

Healthy Eating is a program for adults who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. Based on the USDA MyPlate, the main components of the program include: goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, self assessment and management of dietary patterns. Six consecutive 2½ hour sessions are followed by an optional Healthy Eating restaurant outing.

The program is delivered by trained leaders with the support of a nutritionist or registered dietician. Sessions are highly participatory and include an education component and hands-on activities.
In this workshop, you will...  learn to make healthier food choices, receive tips for improving portion control and label reading, plan meals to better control fats, sugars, carbohydrates and sodium, explore ways to add physical activity to your day, enjoy a healthy, delicious meal together and discover that making small changes can lead to BIG results!

For more info about the Healthy Living Center for Excellence go to:

FRIDAY FITNESS FUN: Join Ms. Michelle for a ZUMBA party on Friday night at 5pm (Feb 3) geared to ages 4-14!  ZUMBA helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporates fitness as a natural part of children's lives through movement, rhythm, and dance.

Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and bring water to drink. Be prepared to move a lot and get a great workout!  Register the children.  Accompanying adults may join in if they so desire.

STAY TUNED: We are working hard on some exciting programs and events for the winter school vacation week.  (Week of February 27th.)  Stay tuned!

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