Library corner: Programs for ‘Tweens’ offered
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Tweens are children who fall in between being a child and a teenager. They are children in the sense that they are not yet teenagers but they differ from small children in that they are not primarily occupied with play.

The library is now identifying this group as the Tween Zone and adding new activities just for them. On Feb. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the library will hold the first Tween Zone Book Chatter for those ages 7 through 11.

Wimpy Kids Unite! Join other Tweens to discuss your favorite “Wimpy Kid” book. Meet in the Storytelling Room where goodies will be provided.

A monthly tween movie will begin on Feb 18 with the showing of “Cars 2.” This will be for ages 6-11. The Tween Zone Lego Club will kick off its first meeting on Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. The activity will be held monthly and anyone interested in Legos should attend this organizational meeting. All interested Tweens in that age range are invited.

A Community Legal Forum on Family Law will be held in the Cleveland Bradley Community Room Feb. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Bradley County Bar Association in association with the library and the Bradley County Law Library Commission, this is a continuing educational series free to the public on topics of interest as part of an Equal Access to Justice Program.

Local Cleveland attorneys participating on this panel will be: Jerry Hoffer, Philip Jacobs and Jack Tapper. Topics of interest in all Family Law matters will be discussed, including audience participation in a question-and-answer session. Seating is limited so please call ahead to register at 472-2163.

Teens, there will be a writing workshop on Feb. 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Want to fine tune your writing skills and learn the art of persuasive writing? Join us in the Teen Zone located on the second floor.

The Friends of the Library Association will host its Book and Coffee Series on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch with a review of the memoir by Neil White, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts.” Bonnie Tollefson, retired librarian, FOLA member and volunteer, will review this book.

For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.