“Check It Out” at the Gilmer Library, Week of 5/8 to 5/16


This Week @ Gilmer County Library: May 8, 2017 – May 16, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The 2017 Summer Reading Program (SRP) begins May 25th and end on July 31st. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World”, and SRP participation provides great benefits to young children in the form of continued literacy awareness, social involvement, and experiencing new ideas. However, SRP is not solely for youngsters. The SRLS SRP encompasses all ages. We offer SRP activities for young children, teens, and adults. SRLS promotes literacy and continued learning across all age groups. Expect fun times and plenty of programs for all ages this summer. Check our Facebook page in the coming weeks for full SRP details.

Child Programs

Lego + Crew
Saturday, May 13 @ 2:00 PM
Lego + Crew has a different theme each month, and we now offer KNex building sets. Children can work alone or in teams to make their own special creations, which will be displayed at the library until the next month’s meeting. Or follow the KNex plans to build planes, UFOs, and more. Lego + Crew is open to anyone who wants to participate.

Teen Programs

Book & Movie Club
Monday, May 8 @ 5:00 PM
This month’s book is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Watch the movie and discuss the book after. Free snacks!

Teen Open Mic Night
Monday, May 15 @ 5:00 PM
Do you sing or play an instrument?  Are you a poet or comedian?  We’re giving you the opportunity to be in the spotlight.  Even if you’re not interested in performing, come and enjoy the entertainment.  Pizza, snacks, & hot chocolate provided.

Kendama Club
Tuesday, May 16 @ 4:00 PM
Do you like trying out new games or skills? You should try out Kendama.  Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. It strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. No worries if you don’t own one. We have plenty for the newbs to play with.

Adult Programs

Homeschool Meet & Greet
Tuesday, May 9 @ 4:00 PM
Homeschool families are invited to connect with other families and to learn about some of the resources the library has to offer. This will be a great opportunity to share experiences and ideas and to give your input for upcoming homeschool programming. Any children attending must be supervised. No registration is required

Lunch & Learn Knitters
Wednesday, May 10 @ 12:00 PM
Got a pattern that is “Needling” you? Looking for something new to get “Hooked” on? Join us on Wednesdays from 12-2 and let us try to “Unravel” your problem! Or come and learn how to knit or crochet. Everyone is welcome.

Gilmer Apple Industry
Thursday, May 11 @ 2:00 PM
Gilmer County Genealogical Society will host. Presented by Roger and Ann Futch, owners of R&A Orchards, a family orchard established at the end of WWII. Refreshments served at 1:30 PM.

Gateways to Science Book Club
Thursday, May 11 @ 6:00 PM
Our fifth installment of the new Informal Science Book Club. We are discussing Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. Presented by Gary Hyde and GCL. Themed meal provided.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf
Need gardening help or inspiration?  Look no further than the cart outside the Bookshelf where you will find both beautiful and informative gardening books.

Take a look at the “last chance” shelves where our inventory of half-priced books is refreshed weekly.  You can put your payment for these books in the donations box if the Bookshelf is closed.

Bookshelf hours are from 10:30-5:00 on weekdays and from 12:00-2:00 on Saturdays

Location and Contact Information
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-635-4528.  Fax: 706-635-3528.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

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