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“Check It Out” at the Gilmer County Library

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This Week @ Gilmer County Library: June 28, 2017 – July 5, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The Gilmer County Library will be closed on July 4th. The library will re-open July 5th.

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 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.

Youth Programs

Family Story Times
Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, June 28 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Sphero SPRK Free Play
Thursday, June 29 @ 4:00 PM
Can you maneuver our round robots through the course and complete other objectives? Roll. Control. Play. Age: 6+, 9 and under with adult supervision

Reading with Rackley
Tuesday, June 27 @ 11:00 AM
Children 4 years of age and older can read to Rackley who won’t laugh if mistakes are made or the reader stumbles.

Tropical Treasures
Tuesday, June 27 @ 3:00 PM
Meet several colorful, bizarre, and interesting animals from the tropical areas around the world. Live animals include: very large spider, lizard, frog, large insect, and a snake! Presented by the Tennessee Aquarium. Age: All ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Family Story Times
Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, July 5 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Teen Programs

STEM Camp – Mission: Save the Library
Friday, June 30 @ 3:00 PM
Use STEM to save the library in this 5-part camp. Each part stands alone or attend all for maximum fun. Age: 8-14, 9 and under with adult supervision

For the Love of Cats & Dogs
Monday, July 3 @ 5:00 PM
Make cat and dog toys to donate to the animal shelter while watching Secondhand Lions.
Age: Ages 10-18

Adult Programs

Lunch & Learn Knitters
Wednesday, June 28 @ 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.

Fake News
Thursday, June 29 @ 6:00 PM
What is fake news? Does it exist? How do I know what news is ‘real’? What are the cultural effects of all this confusion?  Andy Ashurst, publisher of the Times-Courier newspaper, will aid us in deciphering the current rhetoric, as well as, fact from fiction.

All Ages Programs

Morning Creatives: Building with Colors
Friday, June 30 @ 9:00 AM
Join us for creativity, coffee, and conversation. This month build your creativity toolkit with Color Collages. All materials provided.

Saturday Matinee: The Lorax
Saturday, July 1 @ 2:00 PM
Inspire yourself to be the change you want to see in the world! Rated: G Twelve-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey, the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree.

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.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

“Check It Out” at the Gilmer County Library

Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: June 21, 2017 – June 28, 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 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.

Youth Programs

Family Story Times
Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, June 21 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Beyond the Book
Monday, June 26 @ 2:00 PM
Go beyond the pages of the book with crafts & activities. Experience a different book each week.
Age: All ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Reading with Rackley
Tuesday, June 27 @ 11:00 AM
Children 4 years of age and older can read to Rackley who won’t laugh if mistakes are made or the reader stumbles.

Tropical Treasures
Tuesday, June 27 @ 3:00 PM
Meet several colorful, bizarre, and interesting animals from the tropical areas around the world. Live animals include: very large spider, lizard, frog, large insect, and a snake! Presented by the Tennessee Aquarium. Age: All ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Family Story Times
Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, June 28 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Teen Programs

Slimeology
Monday, June 26 @ 5:00 PM
Make different types of slime including color change. Ages 10-18

Coding with the Sphero SPRK+
Tuesday, June 27 @ 4:00 PM
Learn the basic principles of coding in an approachable and fun way. Be creative and have fun with our round robots. Make. Code. Share. Ages 10-18.

Adult Programs

Garden Club Flower Show
Friday, June 23 @ 2:00 PM
The Garden Club of Ellijay will hold their 2017 Flower Show at GCL. This will be a 2 day event as all their magnificent flowers will be on display for all of our patrons and visitors to view. The show is competitive and judged, and the club has arranged for a keynote speaker to speak Saturday 6/24/17.

Author Laura C. Martin
Saturday, June 24 @ 1:30 PM
Taming the Natives: Gardening with Southern Wildflowers. Laura C. Martin has been writing about nature, crafts, and gardening for 25 years and has served as garden editor for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and Georgia magazines. She is the author of 18 books, most recently The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers, featured on the Discovery Channel. Her lectures and workshops on crafts and gardening delight audiences across the United States.

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.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

“Check It Out” at the Gilmer Library

Education

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: July 19, 2017 – July 26, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is winding down with only a week remaining. Be sure to work hard to complete your logs and remember to turn them in before August 1st to receive awards and to enter to win some fantastic prizes. Check our Facebook page for more SRP details.

Youth Programs
Bubble Magic with Ziggy
Thursday, July 20 @ 3:00 PM
Join us for our SRP Finale! Musical magic show with bubbles and the Amazing Ziggy!

Teen Programs
Zombies at the Library
Friday, July 21 @ 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Bring your Nerf guns and ammunition to take out the zombie horde that has infiltrated the library. But be careful, or you could be turned into a zombie. Meet & greet with snacks and instructions at 5:30. Zombie outbreak begins at 6:00. Grades 6-12

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.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

“Check It Out” at The Gilmer Library

Education

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: July 12, 2017 – July 19, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is winding down with only a few weeks remaining. Be sure to work hard to complete your logs and remember to turn them in before August 1st to receive awards and to enter to win some fantastic prizes. Check our Facebook page for more SRP details.

Youth Programs
Family Story Times
Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, July 12 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Touch-A-Truck
Thursday, July 13 @ 11:00 AM
Come check out the new hot ride on the Ellijay Police force- the new motorcycle! Other vehicles include: police car, ambulance, fire truck & more! Free Kettle Corn from HWY 52 Kettle Corn while supplies last!

Kids Jujitsu
Monday, July 17 @ 2:00 PM
Learn Jujitsu basics with instructor Sarah Glaze

Kendama Club
Tuesday, July 18 @ 3:00 PM
A Kendama is a Japanese skill toy that has become popular all over the world. Use one of our Kendamas or bring your own and share your tips and tricks with others. All levels welcome!
Age: 9+, 9 and under with adult supervision

Adult Programs
Preserving Your Family Recipes
Thursday, July 13 @ 6:00 PM
Valerie Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes, will discuss the value of recipes and examine these artifacts as historical documents. Includes preservation tips and approaches to engage with the dynamic history and function of your family recipes.

Saturday Matinee: Viewer’s Choice
Saturday, July 15 @ 2:00 PM
This week’s movie selection will be chosen by our patron’s so stop in and see what surprise movie we will be showing. Free refreshments will be offered.

Women’s Self Defense
Monday, July 17 @ 6:00 PM
Awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive. Presented by Sarah Glaze.

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.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

4th of July Events

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Upcoming fourth of July events happening in your hometown, Ellijay, Ga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Check It Out” at The Gilmer County Library

Community

This Week @ Gilmer County Library: July 5, 2017 – July 12, 2017
Heath Lee – Library Manager

The 2017 Summer Reading Program 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 activities for young children, teens, and adults. Expect fun times and plenty of programs this summer. Check our Facebook page for more SRP details.

Youth Programs
Family Story Times
Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, July 5 @ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

I Spy
Thursday, July 6 @ 11:00 AM
Based on the popular I Spy books, this program will put your spying skills to the test!
Age: all ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Lego + Crew & The Lego Batman Movie
Saturday, July 8 @ 2:00 PM
This month’s Lego Club includes a special viewing of the new Lego Batman movie. Watch the movie while building your special creation, which will be displayed in the library until next month’s meeting. Age: All ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Kids Yoga
Monday July 10 @ 2:00 PM
Relax and get fit with Yoga for Kids! Age: All ages, 9 and under with adult supervision

Birds of Prey Animal Program
Tuesday, July 11 @ 3:00 PM
Get up close and personal with different birds of prey such as owls and hawks. These birds are amazing. Program presented by Amicalola Falls State Park.

Family Story Times
Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday, July 12@ 4:00 PM
All ages welcome. Family Story Time is an excellent way to strengthen your children’s literacy skills, and all stories are always followed by a simple craft you can complete with your child

Teen Programs
STEM Camp – Mission: Save the Library
Friday, July 7 @ 3:00 PM
Use STEM to save the library in this 5-part camp. Each part stands alone or attend all for maximum fun. Age: 8-14, 9 and under with adult supervision

TableTop Games
Monday, July 10 @ 5:00 PM
Put your skills to the test at different tabletop games. These games aren’t the games you’ve played a hundred times. Games include King of Tokyo, Seven Wonders, Splendor, and more! Free snacks!
Grades 6-12

Adult Programs
What’s in My Food???
Thursday, July 6 @ 6:00 PM
The downfalls of the traditional American diet and how to choose the right nutrient rich food for you. Presented by Dietary Apothecary Sarah Burnett, MS, RD, LD.

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.
http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/gilmer
https://www.facebook.com/GilmerLibrary
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM-6PM.

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