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December 2018

The year is winding down, but we still have lots of great activities going on in the Children’s Area before the end of December!  Check out one of three performances of our winter puppet show! This year’s show is Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party.Hilarity ensues in this silly puppet show full of animal antics, based on the book by Bernard Waber. 

Join us Thursday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m. for our Christmas Around the World Craft Fair. Each country around the world celebrates Christmas in its own unique way. Learn about some of these wonderful traditions by making crafts from six different countries at our drop-in craft fair while supplies last.

 Winter is coming and so is Jack Frost! With a touch of his finger, the seasons begin to change. Listen to Kazuno Kohara’s enchanting story of this famous wintery character, then learn the science of snow! Short film and craft included. 

Looking for a good read during winter break? Pick up a copy of Eva Ibbotson’s The Abominables at the children’s desk, then join us for our Chapter Readers Book Club on Thursday, January 10 at 4:00 p.m., featuring this title.

Registration is now open for our second session of First Steps in Music class for preschoolers! Help your child become tuneful, artful and beatful with this curriculum-based music and movement class for young children.

Celebrate early childhood with songs, stories, games and dancing. Folk songs, rhymes and classical music are used to develop young musical minds and abilities in the 7-week course for children ages 3-5. Registration is limited to 25 children. Please call the Children’s Desk 706-613-3650 Ext. 314 to reserve your spot. Class Dates are Thursdays, January 10, 17, 31 and February 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that Storytime is officially on vacation from December 17th through January 1st. 

The library will be closed December 24-26 for the Christmas Holidays. We will close at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, and be closed all day Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays!

 

 

October 2018

One Spooky Night; A Vintage Halloween Carnival

One Spooky Night: A Vintage Halloween Carnival

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.

Put on your favorite Halloween disguise and join us for our 19th annual haunting evening of seasonal tales, costumes, shadow puppetry and surprises! 

After the performance, enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the library for non-food prizes at every public desk.

Journey through the haunted Storyroom, play carnival games and make an assortment of spooky crafts. 

For all ages with caregiver. Performance in Meeting Rooms A&B. Activities building-wide. 



Open Chess Play

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MONDAYS, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Come and play chess with us this and every Monday at 4:00-6:00 PM! Every skill level is welcome! Open to ages 7 to 18. Learn how to play this game of skill and strategy. Led by volunteer members of the local Chess and Community Conference. All skill levels are welcome. For children and teens ages 7-18. In Multipurpose Rooms.

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Virtual Storytime

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Muzzy Club Language!

Available on your computer (sign in with your library card number)

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

ABCmouse.com: Now available FREE at our library

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