2017-04-26 / Other Jenkins News

Library News

By Sharon Blank

Who’s ready for a fiesta? This Tuesday, May 2 at 4 p.m. we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo during our weekly afterschool storytime. Then next Tuesday, May 9, at 4 p.m. we will be telling stories about Mother’s Day. It’s going to be a ton of fun for the little ones, so don’t miss it! Remember, storytime is at 4 p.m. every Tuesday, and there’s no better way to help support a child’s love for reading.

We haven’t forgotten about the teens and older kids, either – our monthly “Teen Space” program will be on Saturday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m. and we’ll be playing video games.

Our next “How It’s Done” workshop will be on Saturday, May 13, at 12:30 p,m. We will show you how to make cute bookmarks from plastic canvas. It’s a fun and free way to make something uniquely your own.

Our monthly “Paint at the Library” adult painting class will be on Saturday, May 20, at 12:30 p,m. We’ll be hitting the beach with a summer landscape.

Are you a genealogy or local history fan? Ask about our brand new microfilm reader/printer, it’s pretty amazing.

The Screven-Jenkins Regional Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at the Screven County Library.

New at the library – “An Uncommon Protector” by Shelley Shepard Gray. The Civil War is over, and the nation is picking up the pieces. One of those trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation is Laurel Tracey, who finds herself running the family ranch alone after her father and brother were killed in action and her mother died of heartbreak. Finding a group of squatters settling down on her land, she needs someone who’s dangerous enough to run them off and desperate enough to take the job. She finds her man in former soldier Thomas Baker, who has been jailed for being unable to pay off some fines. When she offers him a chance to get out in exchange for a year’s worth of room and board as he works off his debt, he takes the offer. But when cattle start dying and Laurel’s life is threatened, he realizes that he just might have signed up for more than he bargained for – in more ways than one.

Well, that’s all for now – see you at the library!

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