“Check It Out” at the Gilmer County Library


This Week @ Gilmer County Library: May 15, 2017 – May 23, 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.

All Ages Program

Saturday Matinee
Saturday, May 20 @ 2:00 PM
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Join us for a showing of the latest tale from the Stars Wars Universe. Refreshments Provided.

Teen Programs

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.

Coding Club
Tuesday, May 23 @ 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of computer coding. Each meeting will build on the previous, but you can work at your own pace. Join anytime! Ages 10-18.

Adult Programs

Tuesday, May 16 @ 11:00 AM
Learn the parts of a computer, the basics of how to use a computer and how to access the internet.

Lunch & Learn Knitters
Wednesday, May 17 @ 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.

Book-To-Movie Club
Monday, May 22 @ 5:00 PM
Come watch Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Louisa becomes a caregiver for Will, a wealthy young banker who is left paralyzed and cynical from an accident two years earlier. As time goes on, their friendship grows and they help each other in ways they did not know possible.

The Friends of the Library Bookshelf
This week you’ll find an interesting collection of books on Native Americans at the Bookshelf.  Fiction, non-fiction and coffee table books are featured in this selection.

Remember that the library welcomes donations of gently read books and magazines. Those that the library does not need come to the Bookshelf, with all the proceeds benefiting the library.  Do not forget to visit the “back room” of the Bookshelf for newly stocked non-fiction and magazines.

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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