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March 21, 2013

Kimball Library News

By Kathy Watson
Youth Services Director

---- — ATKINSON — We just love Froggy books and think that you will, too. Froggy books are written by Jonathon London and his humor appeals to a variety of readers. A few of his books include ‘Let’s Go, Froggy!’, ‘Froggy gets Dressed’, ‘Froggy goes to the Doctor’, ‘Froggy learns to Swim’, and ‘Froggy’s Baby Sister’. Join Froggy and us on Sat., April 6, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for ‘Here’s Froggy!’ as we read Froggy stories and do special Froggy activities. This event is perfect for K-grades 3. Please register online or give us a call to join in the fun.

‘We all have our own mountains to climb. They may be four thousand footers in the White Mountains, but they may be bringing up children, or caring for aging parents. They may be going to school, tackling a difficult project, dealing with an illness, or searching for your passion in life. This presentation is not a presentation of ‘look at us, look what we did.’ It is a presentation of ‘look inside you, you can do this too.’

‘It’s Not About the Hike’ is for anyone and everyone -- hikers and non-hikers, people who are sedentary or active, outdoor enthusiasts and indoor homebodies, ten year olds and ninety year olds and everyone in between. The presentation is not about the hike; it is an inspirational and motivational program about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zones, overcoming your own fears, finding your passions and living your life to the fullest. This hour-long multi-media event includes movies, music, and photographs. It is both humorous and touching as the speakers share from their hearts about their personal lives in a way that makes the message and learning universal.

Take a peek at our speakers and their inspiring stories: Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper

“We are two 50-plus-year-old women who started walking the sidewalks of Keene and ended up climbing the one hundred highest mountains in New England. We thought we were just going out for a hike when we climbed our first mountain. We were wrong. We were beginning the journey of a lifetime. We have reached the summits of over 244 mountains since 2006, hiking through all four seasons. We have walked more than 1,600 miles and gained over 487,000 feet in elevation. But it’s not about the numbers. It’s about who we are becoming as we hike. We are discovering the strong courageous determined joyful women inside. Hiking has shown us the way to our hearts and our healing and given us a glimpse of who we really are.”

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library in memory of Catherine Zingg. Please mark the date for Tues., April 16, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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