• 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher. Plus there are prizes. This program is ongoing, so you can sign up anytime. No limit. Please come to the library to register. Sponsored by the Kimball Lions Club, the Kimball Friends of the Library, and Great River Regional Library.
• Old MacDonald Had a Banjo – 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Old MacDonald Had a Banjo imagines a farm full of songs bursting out entertaining, educating, and involving the audience in singing, movement, and silliness. Folk musician Paul Imholte plays fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, cello, harmonica, spoons, jaw harp, and, of course, banjo. No preregistration, but space may be limited if moved indoors. Ages 0-8. A Legacy event.
• American Mah Jongg classes – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11; 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13.
Not to be confused with the game you play on the computer, American Mah Jongg is a variant of a Chinese tile game that is played with 4 players and utilizes racks, jokers, and “Hands and Rules” score cards. Learn to play this fun and challenging game. Registration is preferred. For adults. Limit 8. Sponsored by the Kimball Area Friends of the Library.
• Alcohol ink water bottles – 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Alcohol inks are brightly colored dye-based paints that are most often used in creating free-flowing textures. They can be used alone in mixed-media projects such as printing and stamping, jewelry making, fabric dying, and brightening up household objects. In class, you will experiment with alcohol ink and create a beautiful one-of-a-kind water bottle to take home. Ages 15 to adult. Limit 12. Registration required. A Legacy event.
• Paper mosaics – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
Traditionally, mosaic art is created with bits of tile or glass. In this class you will use paper to create a mosaic to hang. Ages 12 to adult. Limit 12. Registration required. A Legacy event.
• 9/11 Memorial and Museum Poster Exhibit.
On display at the library through Sept. 30, this exhibit explores the history of 9/11 its origins and ongoing implications while encouraging critical thinking about the legacy of an infamous day in history 20 years ago. Visit the Kimball Library during open hours. Find our hours on our website at http://griver.org.