Banned book week is here, and the library has displays to pique your interest about reading something considered “banned” by others. Check it out at the Circulation Desk and on shelf-talkers all …
Banned book week is here, and the library has displays to pique your interest about reading something considered “banned” by others. Check it out at the Circulation Desk and on shelf-talkers all throughout the library.
• The Peace by Piece Quilt Club is back in action and ready to make beautiful fabric art for the library. Join members to work on new projects or even learn about knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome and supplies are provided.
• Monday at 4:30 p.m., the teens gather for gaming in the Teen Zone. They have board and card games as well as Wii and Xbox gaming. Feel free to bring a multi-player E-Rated game to share.
• Later on Monday, a craft night is making its resurgence at the request of the patrons. T-shirt rebuild is back and making new items out of old T-shirts. Bring your own or use what’s on hand. Program starts at 6 p.m.
• Bilingual Story Time has been a huge hit. Join in every Tuesday at 1 p.m. for stories read in Spanish and English. There will also be crafts and music.
• Tuesday, the Teen Book Talk and Tween Book Chatter groups meet at 4:30 p.m. Join the teens to discuss “A Monster Calls,” by Patrick Ness. Join the tweens in a chat about “Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective,” by Donald Sobol. Tween chatter is for ages 7-12 and Teen Talk ages 13-17.
• Movie nights for adults 18 years and up is back this week. Join in every month to watch a film related to STEM. Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” rated PG-13 will be showing. Free popcorn.
• Thursday at 4:30 p.m., the tween and teen writing clubs will meet to write their own works of art. Scribblers for tweens meets in the Children’s Room and is for ages 9-12 and the teen Scribblers meets in the Teen Zone. Both of these groups work through creative writing prompts and participants are encouraged to share their writing projects.
• Friday all ages are welcome to a Lego building event at 12:15 p.m. Creations will be photographed and shared on the libraries social media. Come build with us.
• Join the Friends of the Library Association for an evening of theatrical intrigue at its fall fundraiser. Support your Library and enjoy a fabulous night on the town. Can you solve the Murder of the Loaded Librarian? This event will be held at the Museum Center at Five Points on Oct. 28. Doors open for the Cast Meet & Greet at 5:50 p.m. Showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW at the Circulation Desk and at the Chamber of Commerce — $75 lets one meet the cast for drinks and hors d’oeuvres to learn what they know before the show; $50 gets you in to see the performance only.
All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library. Some of the special cast include: Library Director Andrew Hunt, Children’s Librarian Keisha Parks, Young Adult Librarian Nikki Branam, and History Branch Manager Margot Still.
• Story times are happening all the time at the library. Little ones 0 through 3 have Wiggle Worms on Mondays at 3 p.m. and Baby Bookworms on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m.
• Bring your “young’uns” to enjoy the music and interactive play offered by these events. Pre-school aged children can attend on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Families of all ages can enjoy stories on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at Family Story Time. All of these groups will have stories read to them and partake in an activity or craft.
• Making plans for Halloween yet? Due to the overwhelming success of past teen Yule Balls, the library will be hosting a Harry Potter Halloween event for all ages. Join in at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 for a night in Diagon Alley. Dress-up is encouraged.
• Don’t forget — the library offers free Zumba classes every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning at 8 a.m.
• For more information on the library, its resources and programs, visit www.clevelandlibrary.org.
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