, Kingston, NH


November 1, 2012

Kimball Library News

By Kathy Watson,

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ATKINSON – Enjoy a perfect day of ballet fun for the budding dancers and story lovers in your family on Tues., November 27 at 4:30 p.m. when ballerinas from The European School of Dancing take center stage at the Kimball Library, Atkinson. Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his lovely picture book, Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig, while the dancers perform the story. As an added treat, a mini-movement lesson will be offered to the children in the audience after the performance and Rottenberg will sign copies of his book which will be available for purchase.

“Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig” tells the tale of Gwendolyn and Omar – two best friends who have big dreams. Gwendolyn longs to dance ballet and Omar wants to join the football team. There is just one problem – they are both pigs! How will Natasha Levertov, the greatest teacher of dance in ze vorld, help them make their dreams come true? Adorable illustrations and charming text make this story a hit with girls and boys. It is not just for aspiring dancers but shows all children the joy of pursuing what they love.

This author/dance event is free. The storybook is geared for ages 4-9, but all ages can relate to overcoming obstacles and pursing what you love. Bring your cameras for great photo opportunities with the ballerinas or the author.

For more information about Gwendolyn, take a peek at

For more information about The European School of Dancing you can email Caroline Sharplin at or call her at 603-362-2421.

Please note that we will be closed on Mon., November 12, observing Veteran’s Day.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website, call 603-362-5234, or email us at

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