Kidz Zone Creative Arts Class for kids ages 5-12 meets every Thursday at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. A meal is provided at 6 p.m. and class begins at 6:45 p.m. Club 316 begins June 10 and meets each Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army. A meal will be served. Club 316 is a Bible-based character building program. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 308-3467. These activities will go through December.
“Dig into Reading,” the children’s summer reading program, will have a kickoff party Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library and Lee University’s park adjacent to the library on Eighth Street. All children through age 12 are invited to attend this fun event to begin a summer of reading and fun activities provided by the library through the end of July. A complete list of activities and sign-up sheets are available at the Children’s Room Desk. Sign up today!
The Zombie Prom on Saturday at 7 p.m. begins the teen summer reading program, “Beneath the Surface.” Come dressed in costume and have a professional make-up artist create a one-of-a-kind creation on you. A live DJ will be on hand as well as plenty of Zombie treats. The teen program is an after-hours event at the library to take place every Friday and Saturday evening from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Scholastic Book Fair continues through Monday at the library. There will be a Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader class on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. This workshop will be about using your Nook to download free e-books with the library’s READS service. To register for a workshop, stop by the Non-fiction Desk on the second floor.
Lee University professor Dr. Richard Jones will provide an entertaining and informative program on “Reading Dirt in Southeast Tennessee” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. This is part of “Groundreaking Reads,” the adult reading program.
A class in Japanese is offered this summer at the library, beginning Wednesday 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.
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 308-3467.
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