The Jefferson Public Library’s book sale will be held on March 20, Friday, 9am-6pm and March 21, Saturday, 9am-4pm at the Jefferson Station Meeting Room adjacent to the library. Thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, and movies for adults and children priced to sell.
Other upcoming book sales dates:
Harold S Swindle Public Library – April 13-18
Auburn Public Library – April 23-27, with a second book sale in October
Braselton Library – June 18, 19 & 20
Maysville Public Library – October 3
Winder Public Library – October 2, 3 & 5
Many of our libraries also have ongoing book sales.
The deadline is March 8 to vote. The winner will be announced on March 26 at the KSU Children’s Literature Conference.
The Georgia Peach Book Award works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of twenty nominated titles. Then young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Book and Honor Books. Vote now for books you read from the current nominees: 2014-15 Georgia Peach Book Award.
Open for ages 12-18, Auburn Public Library’s Teen Night meets the second Thursday of each month at 5pm and has activities that rotate between movie nights, game nights, DIY classes, workshops and more! Snacks and drinks provided.
Others YA programs in the region include:
At the Auburn Public Library…
Google Earth Scavenger Hunt on March 12th at 6pm (ages 12 – up) — will include prizes, food, and drinks
At the Braselton Library…
“Teens Duct Tape Wallet Making” – March 19th at 5pm as part of Tech Week and National Craft Month
At the Commerce Public Library…
“Pen & Sword, ” a young writers group meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6-7:30pm
Chess Club meets every week from 6-7:30pm
Teen Advisory Meeting on March 5th at 6pm
At the Jefferson Public Library…
“The Maze Runner” movie night on February 23rd, at 4pm.
“Manga Madness,” a manga-themed party with cosplay, crafts, themed foods, and anime on March 16th, at 5:00 pm
“Mockingjay” to be discussed at YA Book Club on March 30th at 4pm, followed by the movie, “Mockingjay: Part 1″ at 4:30pm
Wall Design Contest for the wall in the YA section, open to young adults ages 11-18. The deadline for submissions is May 30th.
Besides Zoo and Park Passes, the library also has the “Passport to Puppetry” which is valid for up to four free museum admissions to the museum at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Parties with children must include at least one adult.
The museum provides educational fun with more than 350 puppets from around the world, highlighting the fact that every civilization on our planet has its own unique form of puppetry tradition. By examining and learning more about the cultural traditions of other countries, one gains a greater understanding of our shared histories and values.
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays with hours varying upon day and programming. In addition to four free admissions, the “Passport to Puppetry” also entitles library patrons to attend a performance at the Center and/or participate in a Create-a-Puppet Workshop at a 25% discount, when space is available. Complete details, including valid dates, show times, hours of operation, and reservation information are available online at www.puppet.org. Current shows include “RainForest Adventure” and “Anne Frank: Within and Without.”