2018-01-10 / Other Jenkins News

Library News

By Sharon Blank

Would you like to build a snowman? That’s the question that we’re asking teens and older kids at our monthly Teen Space program on Saturday, January 13, at 12:30 pm. We will be showing them how to turn socks and scrap fabric into cute and cuddly snowmen.

The library will be closed on Monday, January 15, to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every Tuesday at 4 pm we have a fun storytime and craft. It’s a great way to help your kids learn to love reading, and kids who read, succeed. This Tuesday, January 16, we will be telling tales of winter. Next Tuesday, January 23, our story will be “Bear Snores On”, and we’ll be having a “beary” good time.

Our monthly “Paint @ the Library” adult painting class will be on Saturday, January 20, at 11 am. We will be celebrating winter with a penguin painting!

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The Jenkins County Memorial Library Board of Trustees will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at the library. The Screven-Jenkins Regional Library Board will be meeting at the Jenkins County Memorial Library on Thursday, January 25 at 4 pm.

New at the library – “Poppies of Iraq” by Brigitte Findakly. Brigitte Findakly grew up in a middle class family in Iraq, before the war. In this graphic novel, she and her cartoonist husband Lewis Trondheim show what her life was like under Saddam Hussein, the education system, and her family’s experiences as Orthodox Christians in the Arab world. As conditions in Mosul deteriorated, her father hoped that life would return to being secular and prosperous, but it was not to be. Finally, they fled to Paris, where Brigitte found herself caught between worlds, one of many people who had to find a way to live as an exile.

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

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