Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus

Please join us at the Auburn Public Library on December 1st, Saturday, at 6pm for a memorable storytime with the man himself, SANTA CLAUS! Each child will get to speak to Santa personally and have their photo taken. There will also be a fun sing along, and milk and cookies. The Auburn Public Library is located at 24 5th Street, Auburn, Georgia (near the water tower).

On Thursday, December 11th at 4pm, Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to the Commerce Public Library (1344 South Broad Street Commerce, GA) for their annual children’s Christmas party.

On December 18th and 19th (Thursday and Friday), Santa is coming to the Braselton Library (15 Brassie Lane, Braselton, Georgia). On December 18th, he will appear at 4pm and on December 19th, at 11:30am for a special storytime. Also on December 19th at 10:30am, he will be available for a special baby lap sit storytime.

Programs will vary at each location.

Zumba at the Maysville Public Library

Zumba at the Maysville Public Library

Work off those extra holiday pounds at the Maysville Public Library. Licensed instructor Jennifer Smith teaches Zumba every Thursday night at 6pm (not Thanksgiving Thursday, Christmas Thursday, or New Years Thursday, of course, but all of those other Thursdays and plenty of Thursdays in 2015). Classes are free and no registration is required. Maysville Public Library (706-652-2323) is located on 9247 Gillsville Road in Maysville, GA.

Piedmont Regional Library System has programs for all ages, including adults. Besides Zumba, Maysville Public Library
has their “Bookends” Book Club on 2nd Thursday of the month at 11am, Crocheting Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm, and Knitting Club on 4th Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm.

Other adult programs…

  • Auburn Public Library (24 5th Street, Auburn, GA, 770-513-2925):
    Sit ‘n’ Knit — every Monday at 1pm
    Cover to Cover Book Club — 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Braselton Library (15 Brassie Lane, Braselton, GA, 706-654-1992):
    ESOL, English to Speakers of Other Languages — every Wednesday at 1pm
    Citizenship Class — every Thursday at 5pm
  • Harold S. Swindle Public Library, Nicholson (466 U.S. Highway 441 South, Nicholson, GA, 706-757-3577):
    Yarn Club — every Tuesdays at 6-8pm
    Quilting with Friends at Nicholson Community Center — Tuesday 10-noon and Thursday 7-9pm
  • Jefferson Public Library (1000 Washington St, Jefferson, GA, 706-367-8012):
    Knitting Group — 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon
    Adult Book Club — 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm and 2nd Thursday of each month at 6pm
  • Winder Public Library (189 Bellview St., Winder, GA, 770-867-2762):
    Computer Classes — 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
    Mystery Book Club — 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm
    Film Club for Adults — the last Monday of the Month at 5pm
    Advanced Acrylics Studio — most Tuesday and Fridays at 10am


With the holidays, you may want to call to verify the schedule.

Cookbooks to Benefit Friends

Auburn Friends Cookbook
Cookbook to benefit Friends of the Auburn Public Library is now available at the Auburn Public Library (24 5th Street, Auburn, GA), for the modest price of $12.00. The book features over 425 pages of great recipes, fun facts, and the history of Auburn, GA and is an ideal gift for Christmas.

Also, the Harold S. Swindle Public Library (5466 U.S. Highway 441 South, Nicholson, GA) still has copies of their Friends Cookbook for $10.00. Remember, it is all for a good cause.

Food for Fines at Winder and Nicholson in November

Food for Fines

The Winder and Harold S. Swindle Public Library invite you to participate in Food for Fines. Donate a canned food item to pay for your library fines! Items will be donated to a local food bank.

Items collected at the Winder Public Library will benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Harold S. Swindle’s Food for Fines items will benefit the Banks Jackson Food Bank. The most needed food drive items include peanut butter, soups, chili, beef stew, canned fruits and vegetables, canned pasta, canned chicken, cereal, rice, pasta and sauce and dried or canned beans.

Both libraries will also be accepting “Adventure Bag” items. Adventure Bags is a local nonprofit that provides bags stuffed with essential items to children entering foster care or other agencies throughout north Georgia. In 2013, they provided over 1000 bags to foster children in 26 counties. Please visit their website at www.adventurebags.org to learn more. Each item donated will equal $1 in fines.

Please note that donated items cannot be used to pay for lost or damaged materials, but they can be used to pay-off overdue balances. The Winder Public Library is located at 189 Bellview Street, Winder, Georgia and the Harold S. Swindle Public Library is located near Benton Elementary School at 5466 U.S. Highway 441 South, Nicholson, Georgia. This is a great cause. We hope you can help.