ATKINSON — New year, new hobbies?

Whether you enjoy knitting, crocheting, rug braiding, quilting or another form of needlework come join us for Needle Crafters. Each Wednesday, this informal gathering is a fun meet-up for those who are currently working on projects or who wish to start one. Are you stuck on a stitch or confused by a pattern? Most likely someone in the group can help. It is a great group to get some ideas for beginning new projects as well. This weekly meet and greet group enjoys conversation and laughs all while stitching away.

Come alone or bring a friend. All experience levels and ages are welcome. You do not need to be an Atkinson resident - All are invited. Please bring your own supplies. This opportunity happens on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Come unwind, de-stress and create every Friday at 10:30 a.m. In this fun Friday meet-up, folks dabble in painting, coloring or creative crafting using oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, and pencil. They work on canvas, wood and sketchpads and coloring books. Please bring your own materials.

Research shows that creative activities help you relax. This is an open time so feel free to stay the entire time, leave early or come late. Remember this is a no-stress event so if you only have thirty minutes to spare than spend it relaxing with fellow creative art enthusiasts.

Registration is suggested for both of these activities as it helps us to plan accordingly plus we can give you a friendly reminder that you have some time set aside just for you!

THE KEYS TO PUBLIC SPEAKING NO-ONE IS TALKING ABOUT WITH LINDA UGELOW: Join us as Linda Ugelow teaches techniques and methods for speaking confidently in every situation. Learn tips and tricks to feel more confident, relaxed, and natural in public speaking. The program is free and open to the public. Please register for this new event happening on February 13 at 6:30 p.m. and cross this New Year’s resolution off your list.

Linda Ugelow, TV host, speaker, and movement specialist coaches entrepreneurs and professionals on how to master the inner game of being seen and heard without the nerves, as well as polishing their presence and delivery for speaking on stage or on camera. With a degree in psychology and a Masters in Expressive Therapies, she’s been helping people get comfortable in their skin for decades. She’s emceed for TEDx DebrecenUniversity, presented at the European Conference on Positive Psychology in Angiers, France, and performed as a finalist for the MassMouth Storytelling Slam. You can hear her interviewed on numerous podcasts such as Join Up Dots and Content Academy, and she is producer and host of the TV show/podcast, Women Inspired.

NEW FACES: Meet Daniele Guest, our newest Youth Librarian. She is so excited to be working at Kimball, and cannot wait to meet everyone! Stop by to say hello and ask about her new favorite book.

Not new, but meet Kathy Watson, currently Assistant Director/Youth Services Director who will be the Interim Director as the Search Committee looks for a new director for the library. We all appreciate your support and patience meanwhile we will continue to bring you exciting new programs and events. Happy New Year to all!

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed on January 20, observing Civil Rights Day. Overdrive Downloadable Books, the Libby App, Kanopy, and Hoopla are open 24/7 with a library card in good standing.

MORE INFO: Go to to register for events on the ‘calendar icon’ or use the databases. You may also call us Mon.-Fri., from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and on Sat., from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 603-362-5234 to register with a ‘human’. Miss a news article? Go to to read each and every one!



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