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October 31, 2013

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON — The 9th Annual Peddlers Market will be held on Sat., November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Like every year, this is a shopping experience you won’t want to miss.

The Friends of Kimball Library are proud to present their annual Peddlers Market. They are pleased to support Yankee ingenuity and the entrepreneurial spirit to present their largest representation of high-quality contemporary and traditional artisans, crafters, and purveyors of fine foods. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better with holiday gift items for everyone on your list. Please take note that even now there are many beautiful raffle baskets prepared and you may buy tickets at Kimball Library even before the event. Don’t be enslaved to the mall or gift cards—buy the unusual! Free admission, free parking, and an opportunity to do your holiday shopping will all be under one roof.

The location of this fine event is at Dyke Auditorium at Historic Atkinson Academy, 17 Academy Avenue, Atkinson.

Another exciting event coming up soon is a Veterans’ Day Program - Richard Rubin, author of ‘The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War (WWI)’ is the presenter.

In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War One. But then he found another. And another. Eventually he managed to find dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone now.

His decade-long odyssey led him across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, and battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. But at the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met—several dozen, aged 101 to 113, all of whom have now passed away.

They include: a new immigrant, drafted and sent to France, whose life was saved by a horse; a Connecticut Yankee who volunteered and fought in every major American battle; a Cajun artilleryman nearly killed by a German airplane; an 18 year old Bronx girl ‘drafted’ to work for the War Department; the 16 year old who became America’s last World War One veteran; and many, many more.

You won’t want to miss this informative program on Thurs., November 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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