Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kimball Library News 2/20/17

Join us on Saturday, March 11th, from 10:30-11:30am to make a shamrock necklace.  This relatively easy and fun project is suited for children in kindergarten through grade 5.  Please register by calling or visiting the online calendar so we can ensure that we have enough supplies.  Get ready to be stylin’ on St. Patty’s Day!

TEEN SERVICE HOURS: We will be running our infamous library buddies program again this year on Wednesdays from 4-5pm from March 15 to April 19.  Sign up your K-3rd emergent or flourishing reader in the little buddies program today. We also very much need big buddies from grades 6-12.  This is opportunity to nurture a new or non-reader.  They’ll have a little buddy to read and play games with.  They will read together for 30 minutes and do crafts we prepare or play games we provide for 30 minutes.

T/weens will receive community service hours for their time.    This is a 6 week commitment unless other arrangements are made.  T/weens should talk directly to Kathy Watson, Director of Youth Services about how to register for this event series.  Residents take priority, but we do take Timberlane students from other towns.

SNAP CIRCUITS: We’re back at Snap Circuits on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm for the entire month of March.  The lessons start out with a simple electric light and switch project that demonstrates how electricity is turned on and off with a switch. Further along, kids can put together a two-speed fan, create clap-controlled sounds, and more!

The lab will give opportunity to build in step by step fashion with the help of the facilitator. This is not considered a 'free play' activity.  Register youth in grades 2-5 only, please.

WICKED PISSED: Yep, you read that right!  From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. They’ve been raw and rowdy, sometimes high minded and humorous, and in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long-running and legendary. There are even some that will undoubtedly outlast the region’s ancient low stonewalls. For instance, did you know that the Breeds and the Bunkers are still fighting over a hill? Or that the revolution is still being fought—by Lexington and Concord?! From the colonial era, through early aviation (CT claims the Wright Bros. are wrong), to Red Sox-Yankees and present-day food fights, Ted Reinstein tells us who’s really 'Wicked Pissed” in New England, and why. After his lively presentation on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm, there will be time for Q&A, and book-selling/signing.

Ted Reinstein, a native New Englander and local writer, offers us fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England in this fun, accessible book. Bringing to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself, Reinstein demonstrates what it really means to be Wicked Pissed.

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