“Check It Out” at the Gilmer Library, Week of 5/30 to 6/6


This Week @ Gilmer County Library: May 30, 2017 – June 6, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The 2017 Summer Reading Program (SRP) has begun and it doesn’t end until 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 for more SRP details.

All Ages Program

Get in the Mood, Donate Food!
Thursday, June 1 – All Day
Nonperishable Food Drive. All donations will go to the Gilmer Community Food Pantry. Every 5th item gives the donor the opportunity for a scratch and win prize. Ask a librarian for details.

Saturday Matinee
The LEGO Movie
Saturday, June 3 @ 2:00 PM
Calling all Builders, Let’s Get Inspired! Emmet, an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special — an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly — and hilariously — unprepared for such a task

Teen Programs

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

Lunch & Learn Knitters
Wednesday, May 31 @ 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.

Wednesday, May 31 @ 2:30 PM
Learn the basics of creating personalized slideshows and presentations.


Seed Saving for the Future
Thursday, June 1 @ 6:00 PM
Learn the tradition, science, and methods of seed saving presented by Josh Fuder, Cherokee County UGA Extension Agent.

Be a Better Driver
Friday, June 2 – All Day
Refresh and update your driving skills. Attendance is free or you may choose to register with AARP by paying a $20 registration fee making you eligible to receive a certificate at the end of the day. Certificates may be accepted by your insurance companies, however, discount eligibility is at the discretion of your insurance company.

Cupcakes: A Success Story
Tuesday, June 6 @ 6:00 PM
Join us to hear their story and enjoy eating cupcakes. Nicki and Haley, owners and operators of The Sweet Shoppe of the South are community builders, successful entrepreneurs, 2012 Flavor of Ga Finalists, and Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Season 6 Winners.


The Friends of the Library Bookshelf

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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