The Friends of the East Kingston Public Library!
APRIL 2014
Upcoming Programs & Events
Frogs Unite the World - Storytelling and Craft by Debra Ballou
Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:00 PM
Recommended Ages: 5-12
Join the Friends of the East Kingston Library as we listen to folktales by renowned
seacoast storyteller Debra Ballou. She will entertain us with stories and fun facts
about frogs from all over the world. Children will also engage in activities including
decorating a frog mask and creating spring peepers.
New Hampshire native, Debra Ballou, storyteller, writer, and environmental educator,
tells cultural and natural history stories including: folk tales, fairy tales, original tales,
personal stories, poems, and stories from indigenous tribes of North America. Some
stories include audience participation, musical instruments, and singing. With twenty
years of experience, Debra performs and conducts workshops in retirement
communities, classrooms, nature centers, libraries, museums, restaurants, and special
events. She has performed on college and community radio programs.
All Program & Events are sponsored by The Friends of the East Kingston Public Library.
Special Event!
Breast Cancer Fundraiser in memory of Ann Maskalenko
Please join us on April 11th at 7 pm when the library will be hosting, in cooperation
with Kyra Densford and the East Kingston Elementary School, the movie Frozen.
Kyra’s mom, Ann Maskalenko recently lost her courageous battle to Metastatic
Breast Cancer. Refreshments are available and there is a suggested donation of $5.
Checks may be written out to : Metastatic Breast Cancer Network. http:// . If you are unable to attend and would like to make a contribution,
checks may be mailed to the East Kingston Elementary School. We appreciate your
Current Display at the Library!
Check out the display case at the library. On display is East Kingston memorabilia,
complete with a Browns Academy ring and voter roles from the 1940's. There are a
few mysteries we could use help unraveling in some old photos.
April 1, 2014 The East Kingston Public Library has been yarn bombed!
New at the Library
Help is here!
Do you need help with downloading books to
your tablet (Kindle, iPad, etc.) The library is
now offering help on Saturdays from 10:00 AM
to 2:00 PM.
Disc Cleaning!
Do you have a DVD or CD that is scratched?
The library now has a cleaner and for the fee of
$1.00 we will clean your discs. We cannot
however guarantee results. Some discs are
scratched beyond repair.
Display your Treasure!
Do you have items you would like to display at
the library for others to enjoy? A lockable small
display case is available. Call the library and
talk to Tracy Waldron about your items
Continuing Programs at the Library
Book Club at the Library
One day in 2009, 24 year old Susannah Cahalan
woke up alone in a strange hospital room,
strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to
move or speak. Join our book group when we
discuss her memoir...
Brain on Fire on April 30 at 7 pm.
Copies of the book are available at the library.
Story Hour at the Library
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga with Peter Stein
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Thursdays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Knitting/Craft Afternoon by the
Fireplace! Mondays 1:00 PM
Telescope available to take home
You can check it out just like a book 2 weeks maximum
Museum Passes to:
On April 1st, April Fools' Day staff and patrons at the library were met with an array
of knitted farm animals and spider webs climbing up the pergola and ensnaring trees
and mailbox. We had been yarn bombed! Can you guess which children's' book the
display represents?
Created by: Gisela Lloyd
The Children’s Museum, Dover, NH
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Strawbery Banke Museum, NH
The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens,
Newbury, NH
Independent Museum, Exeter, NH
Details are available on our website under
The Friends of the East Kingston Public Library!
APRIL 2014
Yarn bombing is a craze and form of street art or graffiti knitting that strikes at
random and often publicizes a good cause.
On-Going Fundraisers
Book Bags
Look around at other local libraries and you will
find other book based examples of fiber art.
Participating libraries are Brentwood, Exeter,
Kensington, Newfields and Stratham. Get your
tag’it PASSPORT at the EK library and visit
them all.
Envirosax® bags, small enough to fit in the palm
of your hand, expandable to accommodate all
your shopping and travel needs.
This April surprise spreads the word and raises
consciousness for Womenade of Greater
Squamscott. Founded in 2005, Womenade
offers short term financial assistance to local
women. School nurses, guidance counselors,
medical personnel and members of the clergy
forward requests and specific needs.
Available at the Library or
the Used Book Shop for $10.
Visit their website for more information: or visit their Facebook site
Used Book Shop Update!
Finally, the new sign is up and looks great! Ron and Bridget Reedy of Reedy Signs
& Designs, located in Exeter, created the sign and donated it to the Friends. Their
generosity is greatly appreciated and we thank them very much. Ron has also made
the sign for the Library. Check out their website:
We make it easy – just click below to become a
2014 Membership
If you don’t wish to pay online just pick up a
Friends brochure and leave your payment at the
The East Kingston Public Library is not just a library
– it’s become a community center! To maintain and
grow this valuable resource, we need folks like you
to renew their membership in the Friends for 2014.
Member dues and other generous donations allow us
to continue offering the many free programs offered
at the library, and to purchase items for the library
which are not covered by their tax-supported budget.
This is especially important during difficult economic
May / June Programs/Events
Family Movie Night - last movie before summer - TBA 7:00 PM
6/27 & 28 Ocean Gaming Fundraiser
12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
More programs are in the planning stage right now. Watch for emails and check
on the Library’s website for more information.
For additional Information visit our
East Kingston, NH Library
Friends Officers
Roberta Daly, President
Cheryl Maron, Secretary
Gisela Lloyd, Treasurer
(603) 969-3667
(603) 647-1136
(603) 479-9662
Important Dates
Friends Meeting
5/28 Trustee Meeting
Created by: Gisela Lloyd
Used Book Shop
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EK Public Library
EK Public Library
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
41 Depot Road
E. Kingston, NH 03827
Tel: (603) 642-5744
10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 1
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