Tag: Friends of the Library

Stark Decency: NH’s WW II German Prisoner of War Camp ~ *Program cancelled ~ this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

*As of 3/9 the presenter has cancelled and this event will be rescheduled at a later date.  Thank you for your understanding. During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were held at Camp Stark near the village of Stark in New Hampshire’s North Country. Allen Koop reveals the history of this camp, which tells us much about our country’s war experience and about our state. Presenter:  Allen Koop… Read more

15th Annual Holiday Peddlers Market: November 2, 2019, 9am-3pm @Atkinson Community Center

15th Annual Holiday Peddlers Market: November 2, 2019, 9am-3pm @Atkinson Community CenterThe Friends of Kimball Library will host their 15th Annual Holiday Market on Saturday, November 2 from 9-3 at The Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., (Rte 121) in Atkinson, NH. This “crowd pleaser” continues to draw folks from near and far, featuring locally crafted items, purveyors of fine foods, fresh greens to order for the upcoming holidays, plus a delicious boutique café and a gourmet baked goods table. *There… Read more

Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore & Legends with paranormal expert Sam Baltrusis ~ (Registration Required) 6:30 on 10/17/2019

Sam WickedSalemBKBaltrusis will be discussing his 2019 release book, Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore & Legends. About The Book:  It’s no surprise that the historic Massachusetts seaport’s history is checkered with violence and heinous crimes. Originally called Naumkeag, Salem means ‘peace.” However, as its historical legacy dictates, the city was anything but peaceful during the late seventeenth century. Did the reputed Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, strike in Salem? Evidence supports… Read more

Friends of the Library – FALL Book & Bake SALE: Saturday, September 28, 2019 8AM – 3PM

Book Sale **September , 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM A large selection of fiction and non-fiction books will be available as well as DVDs, audio books, and music. Most books are $2.00 or less.  The best part is that all proceeds go to adult and children’s programs offered throughout the year at the Kimball Library. Come early for the best selection and the baked goods! If you would like to donate books,… Read more

The Bel Airs ~ 2019 Summer Concert Series @ 6:00, Thursday, 7/18/2019

Belairs2019Outside in the courtyard! Back by popular demand! The Bel Airs perform Doo Wop and 50-60’s Vintage Rock ‘N’ Roll, with elegant five part harmonies and stereophonic instrumental arrangements. Their music takes you on a romantic journey back to classic cars, sweet sixteen girls wearing saddle shoes, bobby socks and poodle skirts. The Bel Airs were ranked #1 on the ReverbNation Music Charts for 2013, 2014 & 2015.  They were… Read more

The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human with Benjamin Kilham ~ (Registration Required) @ 6:30 on Monday 5/13/19

Black bears, thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior that possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, matri-linear hierarchy, and a mix of intentional and emotional communication. Bears can live for as many as forty years, which allows them long-term benefits from forming relationships with fellow cooperators. Ben Kilham, Ph.D is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme, New Hampshire. His love of… Read more

Friends of Kimball Library Meetings

Join this lively group and support your local library. The Friends are responsible for fundraising all the amazing extras they provide to the Kimball Library. They meet once a month to brainstorm new ideas and work on existing fundraisers. Meetings typically start at 10:30. See below for the upcoming meetings.   September 12th, 2018 October 17th, 2018 November 14th, 2018 January 16th, 2019 February 20th, 2019 March 20th, 2019 April… Read more

Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire with Cristina Ashjian (NH Humanities) – Registration Requested @ 6:30, Thurs. 3/28/2019

NHhumanitiesExemplaryCountryEstatesIn the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale of abandoned farms to summer residents. After introducing the country house movement, Cristina Ashjian focuses attention on some of the great country estates featured in the New Hampshire program between 1902 and 1913. Which private estates were recognized as exemplary, and who were their owners?… Read more

The Friends of the Kimball Library WIN ‘Friends of the Library’ Award!

Friends2018friendsplaquewinners2018friends2018editedOur FABULOUS Friends of Kimball Library were awarded the NH Library Trustee Association ‘Friends of the Library’ award!  They could not be more deserving!  Join this amazing group for their monthly meetings and roll-up your sleeves to keep up with all they do to support us.  We could not be more proud.  🙂 Click on their photo to view the post in its entirety to see the plaque!… Read more

Join us tonight for: A Few Seconds With Our Fathers Songs and Stories of WWII ~ Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz @ 6:30 on Thursday 11/8/2018

curt and jennJoin us for A Few Seconds With Our Fathers Songs and Stories of WWII, a tribute to WWII veterans, their families and generation. Through personal and historical stories, Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz perform original songs, and popular tunes from the war years including a tribute to Curt’s father, who was a WWII vet. This is an expanded concert and includes stories about the roles women played during the war… Read more