2017-06-07 / Other Jenkins News

Library News

By Sharon Blank

It’s time for Summer Reading! School is out, and we have a lot of fun planned for the next few weeks!

First up, we have our weekly Teen Space craft programs every Wednesday at 1 pm, where we will show your teens and older kids how to do a lot of cool stuff. Our first project, this Wednesday, June 7 at 1 pm, will be newspaper pots, a cool way to grow gorgeous flowers and tasty plants. Our next project on Wednesday, June 14 at 1 pm, will be making a mechanical hand that really works!

Next up we have something for the adults – our monthly “How It’s Done” workshop on Saturday, June 10 at 12:30 pm, where we will show you how to make stunning geometric artwork with nothing besides paper and string.

On Monday, June 12 at 2 pm we’ll have a visit from the folks at the GSU Wildlife Education Center (better known as the Raptor Center) who will be bringing their cool and sometimes creepy critters for all ages to enjoy. It’s a fascinating experience for all ages to meet these amazing animals, many of whom live right here in Georgia!

Every Tuesday at 4 pm, we have our super storytimes for the little ones. This Tuesday, June 13 at 4 pm, we will talk about building things. Next Tuesday, June 20 at 4 pm, we’ll tell your kids how they can grow their own pizza!

Our monthly “Paint @ the Library” adult painting class will be on Saturday, June 24 at 12:30 pm. We will teach you how to paint a dog.

Want to know more about what’s happening at the library? Head over to the library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jenkinscountymemoriallibrary and click “Like!”

New at the library – “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam” by H. R. McMaster. The Vietnam War led to the loss of over 58,000 American lives, and impacted the way that we see and understand war for generations to come. But what led to the war? How did we come to the decision to send so many of our young men into a conflict on the other side of the world? Learn what went on behind the scenes.

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

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