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Posted: May 25, 2010 5:30 p.m.

A summer full of fun at the library

This summer the staff of the Newton County Library has planned events every week for children, teens, adults or the whole family.

Children

Saturday, May 29
Dunk Your O's! - 10 a.m. in the meeting room. The summer reading club will host a kick-off party where cookies and milk will be served.

Tuesday, June 1
Kids' Knitting Club - 2:30 p.m. in the story room. Knitting is a fun craft that builds confidence, creativity and health. Continuing from the summer session, Kids' Knitting Club will meet every Tuesday. Beginning knitters will learn more basic knitting skills. Experienced knitters are welcome to join and work on fun projects with the beginners. Children ages 8 and up are welcome.

Wednesday, June 2
Didgeridoo Revolution - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Children can come hear music played on the Didgeridoo as well as learn about all things Australian.

Wednesday, June 9
Atlanta Puppets - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Attendees will enjoy a professional puppet show... no strings attached!

Wednesday, June 16
Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Listen to Mann tell stories and add your own tale in an interactive activity.

Friday, June 18
Movie Day at the Library - 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Children's favorite "Finding Nemo" will be showing this day.

Wednesday, June 23
Feel the Beat with Scott Douglass - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Attendees will experience the fun and excitement of percussion instruments.
Wednesday, June 30
Stories in Song with Wendy Bennett - 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Wendy Bennett's kid-friendly program will entertain and engage.

Wednesday, July 7
Keith Karnok, magician - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Amusing and amazing prestidigitation! Children are sure to love this magic show!

Wednesday, July 14
Sharks in the Water! - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the meeting room. This final program for the Summer Reading Club will have everyone participating in stories and songs with Miss Leata.

Friday, July 16
Movie Day at the Library - 2 p.m. in the meeting room. "Surf's Up" at the Library! Family and friends are invited to enjoy this animated film.

Teens

Thursday, June 3
Teen Movie Evening - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the meeting room. "JAWS 3" is all about jaw-dropping fun with friends.

Thursday, June 10
Get Your Kicks Sneaker Craft - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the story room. Teens can bring their own canvas sneakers for decorating with markers provided by the library.

Thursday, June 17
Comic Book Workshop with Kyle Puttkammer - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the meeting room. Teens will learn the secrets of comic book development from an expert.

Thursday, June 24 and July 1
Anime Video Workshop - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room
For two weeks on Thursday evenings, teens can learn from other Anime Club teens how to make their own anime video. Registration is required. Teens not actively participating are still welcome to attend and share a computer with a friend.

Thursday, July 15
5th Annual Iron Chef Competition - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the meeting room. Guests will decide who is the best teen chef at the library.

Adults

Tuesday, June 8
Chapter and Verse Book Club
Members will read and discuss works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room. To find this months selection go to "Book Clubs" under the Discover tab of the library website.

Wednesday, June 16
Brown Bag Book Club
Bring your lunch and discuss your favorite books with other avid readers on the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the board room. Instead of reading the same book, members read from the same genre. To find this months selection go to "Book Clubs" under the Discover tab of the library website.

Wednesday, June 16
Congressman Linder
A staff member from Congressman John Linder's office will be in the library lobby from 1 p.m. to 30 p.m. every third Wednesday to answer questions, listen to concerns and help with federal agency assistance.

Thursday, June 17 and June 24
Library Bridge Club.
Expert or novice, if you know how to play Bridge, join fellow players the third and fourth Thursdays of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room for an afternoon of games.

Families

Tuesday, June 1
Toddle Tales - 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. in the story room. This free, interactive program designed for parents and their 18-month-old to 3-year-old children is a great way to start a reading program. Reading aloud to children develops and fosters their natural curiosity and creativity and their ability to use their own imagination. It expands children's horizons, quells fears, exposes them to new situations and teaches them appropriate behavior. Reading children's stories aloud to our kids is also just plain fun!

Friday, June 4
Baby Talk -- 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. in the story room. This program is designed for parents and their 6- to 18-month-old infants and features songs, finger-plays and stories, each Friday.

Saturday, June 12
Family Reading Club - 11 a.m. in the story room. This is an opportunity for families to grow together in literacy. The club members will all read the same title, then get together for discussions. Target Corporation, one of the library's community partners, has generously granted funds to purchase multiple copies of desired titles so that all families will have enough copies to read the same book at the same time. The titles will be chosen with input from the founding members of the club, so that they have meaning to families.

Programs at the Newborn Library Service Outlet

Wednesday, June 2
Make a Bookmark! - 3:30 p.m. Children can listen to fun summer stories and design and make their own bookmarks.

Wednesday, June 9
Who Stole the Cookie? - 3:30 p.m. Stories, snacks and fun!

Wednesday, June 16
Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann - 4 p.m. Children can enjoy interactive activity with an expert storyteller.

Wednesday, June 23
Fun in the Sun - 3:30 p.m. Themed stories and songs will make children feel like they are at the beach.
Butterflies! - 3:30 p.m. Stories will be read aloud as children design and create their own butterfly.

Wednesday, June 30
Stories in Song with Wendy Bennett - 4 p.m. Wendy Bennett's program will entertain and amuse children who attend.

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