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January 2, 2014

Kimball Library News

By Kathy Watson
Youth Services Director

---- — ATKINSON – Take time to plan a little ‘down time’ to decompress with some items from the library - stock up on books, movies, music, and magazines. For those of you who have compatible gadgets, browse and check out downloadable books right off our website. You can choose from hundreds of ebooks and audio books and have one for free on your gadget in a matter of minutes.

What about something affordable and educational for your family on their vacation? Have you considered the myriad of museum passes we have for discounted prices? Take a gander at a just a few of the featured museums below.

What about the Currier Museum of Art? The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs year-round. The museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House - reservations required. The Currier Museum Art Center offers studio workshops and classes for children and adults.

What about the Museum of Fine Arts? Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. They welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

The Museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years; 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. In 2011, the west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces. Improved and new galleries for European, Asian, and African art have opened through 2013, with more to come.

What about learning to ‘de-stress’ a bit? Instructor Nanci L. Meli will offer basic breathing techniques and instructions on beginning a daily meditation practice on two Saturdays in January.

These workshops are at 10:15 a.m., on January 11th and 18th. Pen and paper for note taking are encouraged. This is a free workshop and a great way to start the New Year.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com. You also can get news directly sent to your inbox twice a month. Please ask us if you are interested. This is an efficient way to stay abreast of the newest events.