TAKE ME OUT TO THE LIBRARY - AND TO THE BRAVES GAME!
ATLANTA — This summer, the Atlanta Braves are again partnering with Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) for the 2014 Atlanta Braves Summer Reading Program, “Home Run Readers,” presented by SUBWAY.
The popular educational outreach program encourages students to build a love for reading, as well as advance their reading skills during the summer months.
Home Run Readers rewards students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia with a free Braves ticket and a free SUBWAY “Fresh Fit For Kids Meal” for reading books and completing an online activity. Discounted tickets for accompanying family members and friends will be available for each game for as low as $12 each.
Reward tickets can be redeemed up to one week in advance for any of the five following games:
• Tuesday, June 3, versus the Seattle Mariners;
• Tuesday, July 22, versus the Miami Marlins;
• Sunday, Aug. 17, versus the Oakland Athletics;
• Tuesday, Sept. 2, versus the Philadelphia Phillies; and
• Tuesday, Sept. 23, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Home Run Readers is open to all Georgia students in grades K-12. The sign-up period runs through Aug. 24.
Program rules, a list of suggested titles, registration information and redemption forms are available online at www.braves.com/reading.
Potato Picks Middle School Book Club:
"Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen
Friday, November 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
All middle school students are invited to join us in the discussion of the Newberry Award winning book, “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. This novel is a fast paced adventure of Brian Robeson, who must learn to survive in the Canadian wilderness after his plane crashes. Participants will enjoy a lively discussion, unique prizes, yummy snacks, and some indoor target practice. All middle school students who plan to attend this discussion must pre-register by calling 706-743-8817 and everyone must read the novel prior to attending. If you are interested in donating prizes for this meeting, we are asking for anything that is associated with the outdoors and survival. For more information, please contact Tiffany.
Artist’s Lounge: Printmaking
Local middle and high school students: join us Wednesday, November 13th at 4:30 pm in the library’s meeting room for a lesson in printmaking! All materials will be provided, but you must register for this free art class by calling 706-743-8817.
Photo courtesy of Ruth Bleakley.
Teen Movie Night
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Stop by the library to enjoy a free showing of the 1988 Tim Burton film Beetlejuice! The movie tells the story of a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts, haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious “bio-exorcist” named Beetlejuice from the underworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants permanently. Indulge in some of our spooky-themed snacks and drinks while enjoying the movie. Come dressed up in a costume for a chance to win a prize!
Movie Night @ Your Library - Hotel Transylvania
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.
Just in time for Halloween, we will be watching Hotel Transylvania. A human boy, Johnny, has stumbled upon Dracula’s hidden hotel. The hotel Dracula built to raise his daughter and where monsters bring their families to spend vacation away from humans. Mayhem ensues as Dracula tries to convince the boy to leave before the others discover he is indeed human. The movie begins at 6:00pm in the library’s meeting room and some light refreshments will be served. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes and PJ’s are welcome.
Teen Anime Club: Kiki’s Delivery Service
Thursday, October 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Oglethorpe County Library is showing Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service for its anime club. All teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend this free showing of the Disney version of this movie.
Kiki is a young witch-in-training, and has reached the age of 13. According to tradition, all witches of that age must leave home for one year, so that they can learn how to live on their own. Along with her talking cat, Gigi, Kiki flies away to live in a seaside town. After starting her own delivery service (using her broom as the delivery vehicle), Kiki must learn how to deal with her new life, especially after she loses the power to fly.
The film is based on the Japanese children’s novel by the same name, and rated G. Free popcorn will be served!
Young Adult Skills Class: PREZI
Wednesday October 9th at 4:30 pm
Teens, do you have a school project or presentation coming up? Are you tired of traditional PowerPoint presentations? Would you like to WOW your teachers and classmates with something different? Come to this free class to learn how to make amazing multimedia presentations using Prezi, a web-based alternative to PowerPoint! This cool alternative presentation tool steps away from the concept of slides and into an unlimited canvas format that allows you to easily map out your presentation as ideas come to you. This tool is also excellent for group projects and collaborations, allowing multiple people to work on a presentation simultaneously!
This web-based tool requires an email address to register for a free Prezi account. Teens are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer with them in order to follow along during the class, though this is not a requirement. Those without a laptop are still welcome to attend and listen. How-To instructions in the form of a handout will be provided for everyone who attends!