a Big Library Read for Cleveland Bradley County Public Library’s digital library is sponsored by Overdrive. Now through June 1, the novel “The Four Corners of the Sky” by Michael Malone will be available for free downloading on READS. The Adult Summer Reading Program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” will continue throughout the summer. All participants will receive a bookmark and reading log at registration. The goal this year is to have 300 adults participate.
At the library, there will be a showing of “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” at 4 p.m. on May 30.
Dr. Jones, a Lee University professor, will give an archaeology talk on June 4 about “Reading Dirt in Southeast Tennessee” at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library.
The Scholastic Book Fair continues in the Children’s Room through June 3 for books and accessories for children and teens. Teens will be meeting Tuesday for Books to the Big Screen at 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone area. “Little Women” by Louisa May Allcott will be discussed and watched.
A class in Japanese is offered this summer at the library, beginning June 5 and continuing each Monday and Wednesday through June and July. There will be two classes offered at 10 or 11 a.m. The classes will be taught by Yumi Nomura, who was born in China but has been a Japanese citizen since she was 16. To register for this class, call the library at 472-2163, ext. 126. The classes will be limited in size and minimum age will be 16.
A Scholarship Benefit Concert featuring the Kantorski-Pope Piano Duo will be presented by the Cleveland Music Club at the Museum Center at Five Points on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for the concert have to be purchased in advance to assure seating. They are now available at the public library on Church Street, and at Meagher & Meagher Furniture, at the corner of Inman and Church Streets. Tickets may also be purchased from members of the Cleveland Music Club. For more information, call the Museum Center at Five Points at 423-339-5745.
Summer is almost here and for many kids that means it’s time for camp. The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual summer camp which benefits children from disadvantaged circumstances. Children ages 7-12 are eligible to go to The Salvation Army’s Division Camp located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. The fun-filled week will offer crafts, fishing, swimming, sports, songfests and campfires with a focus on learning about God’s love. Certified camp instructors supervise all swimming and waterfront activities and there is a nurse on duty at all times. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 423-308-3467.
Foundation House Ministries, which opens this month, is seeking volunteers to teach Bible studies, crafts, tutoring, cooking classes, parenting and nutrition classes. Donations of money, home furnishings, clothing, food and toiletry items would be appreciated also. Call Suzanne Burns at 400-2753 for more information.
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