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April 25, 2013

Kensington Library News

KENSINGTON – Kensington Library is pleased to offer the following programs.

Museum Passes: Go see a museum with your family over vacation week. We have passes to seven museums on the Seacoast and in Boston. Call ahead to reserve!

Page to Screen Book Club: Our book club continues to meet once a month on a Tuesday night. Stop in to discuss “Serena” by Ron Rash on Tues., April 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Artist of the Month: Kensington is very fortunate to have so many talented, local artists. The Library would like to showcase their work and will be exhibiting them on a monthly rotation. Local artist, Mary Jane Solomon, is currently displaying her paintings. M.J. is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association and the Seacoast Artists Association. If you are an artist who would like to exhibit your work, please let us know.

Preschool Story Hour: New Times: Join Ms. Lindsey for stories and a craft on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. There will be no story time during vacation week: April 22-26.

We also have a special Saturday story time on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

Brendan Dubois Talk: Local author, Dubois, will be at the Library on Tues., May 7 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his wonderful mystery series starring Lewis Cole. He will also read from the new book he is working on.

Friends Book, Plant and Bake Sale: Sat., May 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Grange across from the Library. Support your library and take home some great books, plants and homemade goodies.

For more information, please visit our website at www.kensingtonpubliclibrary.org; email us at kensingtonlibrary@comcast.net or call 603-772-5022.

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