Friday, April 7, 2017

Kimball Library News 4/3/17

Join us on Tuesday, April 20th, at 6:30pm for ‘Meet Lucy Stone: Enter the Antebellum World of the Abolition and Women's Rights Movements’. There was a time in our national history when a married woman did not have legal rights to the money she earned, the property she inherited, or the children she bore.  During this same era citizens of the United States thought it a legal and rational pursuit to buy and trade human beings.  Lucy Stone, born in Brookfield Massachusetts 1818, decided it was time for this nation to demonstrate the democracy it preached. Crisscrossing the country, she spoke eloquently and passionately about the most important issues of her time. 

In this first-person interpretive program, Judith Black introduces American Lucy Stone, the first woman hired by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society as a public speaker and the 'Shining Star' of the Abolition and Women’s Rights Movements. The presenter dispels well-worn platitudes about the antebellum North by interjecting historic and personal truths about these social reform movements. Her presentation also paints a dynamic and detailed picture of what it takes to change the world you are born into. Follow Lucy as she makes her case for tax resistance, her challenges to marriage laws and motherhood, and her pro-Emancipation response to the Civil War. Go with her to The American Equal Rights Association Convention in May 1869, where she eloquently supports the 15th Amendment, which gave African-American men the right to vote.

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities.  Please register to let us know that you are coming and so that you may receive a friendly reminder.

Register for ‘Mr. Recycle Head Man’ on Monday, April 24th, at 6:30pm for youth in grades K-5.  This craft is perfect for your desk or favorite shelf, and it’s fun to make using your own ideas! All you need to do is bring a can with the top removed. We'll do the rest right here. 

On Tuesday, we will host a ‘Daffodil Craft’ between 10:30am and 12:30pm for ages 2+ to grade 3.  April Showers bring the flowers but we can make our own with no soggy buds, just pretty posies! Join in the fun and go home with a beautiful flower for your room or kitchen table! Parents are welcome to help their children. You may come anytime to do your project between 10:30am and 12:30pm, but please register in advance so we’ll have enough supplies.

LIBRARY BUDDIES FINALE: For the kids and teens who are participating in Library Buddies, our final meeting date is on April 19th from 4-5pm.  Participants are welcome to bring a non-messy finger food to share with the group as we wrap up our time with a little party.  Notices will go home to everyone, but this way you can start planning now.  If your child has a dietary restriction we’d appreciate your donation in particular keeping that in mind.  We have roughly 30+ participants in all.

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