This Week at Gilmer County Library: July 18, 2018 – July 25, 2018

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Heath Lee – Library Manager

GCL will closed on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.

The 2018 Summer Reading Program (SRP) is drawing to a close. SRP officially ends July 31st.  We still have plenty of activities and programs happening over the next couple of weeks, and you still have time to complete the activity sheets and claim your prize. Continue to check our Facebook page for full SRP details.


All Ages Programs

Gelatin Painting
Wednesday July 18 @ 3:00 PM
Gelatin printing uses a water soluble ink and a gelatin slab as a printing “plate’ to create beautiful and unique prints. Join us to learn the basics of this mono-printing technique. Then, we will turn you loose to create your own basic print, to consider making a more challenging collage print, or to experiment with positive and negative image layering. All materials provided. Registration recommended: 706-635-4528.

Footloose Dance Party and Music Jam
Thursday July 19 @ 2:00 PM
Play a variety of instruments, make your own, and then show off your moves as we dance to popular tunes from yesterday and today! Yummy snacks provided!


Ellijay Rocks
Tuesday July 24 @ 10:30 AM
Everyone is joining in the fun of painting, hiding, and finding rocks around Ellijay! Come meet founder Laura Wilson. Learn how to prepare rocks and paint with us. Supplies provided but the hiding place is up to you. Build our community and spread joy one rock at a time

Rock n’ Roll Spheros Challenge
Wednesday July 25 @ 3:00 PM
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to maneuver a round robot through various challenges and an obstacle course, all while rocking out to music. Rock and roll. Control. Play.

Youth Programs

Just Breathe Family Yoga
Saturday July 21 @ 2:00 PM
Certified instructor Noor Moody presents introduces family yoga for fun and relaxation using simple poses and breathing techniques.


Young Adult Programs

Dungeons & Dragons
Monday July 23 @ 5:30 PM
Whether you’ve been playing for years or would love to learn, join us for the popular tabletop role-playing game: Dungeons & Dragons! All materials are provided, or you may bring your own.


Adult Programs

Coosa and Coosawattee
Thursday July 19 @ 6:00 PM
The “Coosa Kingdom” was the last of the advanced temple mound building cultures in N.W. Georgia. They controlled the “Great Valley” trade routes and villages between Tennessee and Alabama and their artifacts show extensive trade contacts with the tribes on the Gulf and the Atlantic coast. Join Wayne Hooper of the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild (B.R.A.G.) and the Gilmer Co. Historical Society as he speaks on the “Coosa Kingdom” as described in 1540 by the conquistador, Hernando De Soto. This presentation will feature local artifacts, combined with archaeological and written historical information about this lost culture.

A World Down Under – Spelunking
Tuesday July 24 @ 6:00 PM
Enter the fascinating and fragile underground world of caves. This program will include the science and art of speleology, cave exploration, conservation, and the many challenges involved in a sport that explores a part of the natural world that many never see. Exciting, beautiful, and even deadly if one is not properly prepared, caving is guaranteed to get the heart racing and adrenaline pumping! Cave location discussions will center on the TAG region, (Tennessee-Alabama-Georgia).

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

Library Location & 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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