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Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program
May 26 – July 27

Richmond County residents of all ages can earn prizes (while supplies last!) just for reading and participate in a variety of fun (and nearly all are FREE!) programs during the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System’s (ARCPLS) 2018 “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program.
Registration will open online and at all Augusta-Richmond County Public Library branches on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

All participants must complete and return their reading logs to their local Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System branch between May 26 and July 27 for prizes and a chance to win a Kindle Fire! while supplies last. Reading requirements vary depending on the age of the participants.

Registration & Rules

Register Online:

You may also register at any Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System branch location.

Children (10 & under)

Children have a choice of reading logs: Reading for time (15 hours) or number of books (30 books).
Children reading for time will mark off the amount of time they have read in 15 minute increments on their reading logs. Children reading for number of books will write down the name of the book they read on their reading logs.

Young Adults (11-17)

Young adults have a choice of reading logs: Reading for time (15 hours) or number of books (10 books).
Young adults reading for time will mark off the amount of time they have read in 15 minute increments on their reading logs. Young adults reading for number of books will write down the name of the book they read on their reading logs.

Adults (18+)

Adults must read 5 books and list those titles on the appropriate space on the bingo card. Adults can make BINGO just by reading any 5 books of their choosing or they can try one of the challenges on the card!

Programs & Special Events

Check out the calendar below for all of our Summer Reading Programs! You can also download our Summer Reading Program brochure for a list of events by location.
Here are a few special events of note:

Summer Reading Kickoff

Tuesday, May 29
6 pm
Appleby Branch Library (2260 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904)
Groove on down to the Appleby Branch Library for the Summer Reading Kickoff! Play games, make crafts, listen to the melodies of Mr. Bill and His Guitar, enjoy free snacks courtesy of Lanier’s Meat Market and more! Keep the evening going by staying for the free Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series beginning at 8 pm.

Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
June 4 through July 11
11 am – 1 pm
Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901)

Mayor Hardie Davis invites all young people under the age of 18 to join the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club! Participants in this free program will read books of their choice, participate in an enrichment activity and eat lunch every day. Learn more

Teen Wrap-Up Party

Saturday July 28th Time to be Determined
Celebrate the end of summer reading at our Teen Wrap-Up Party! There will be food, music, dancing, and games! Keep an eye out for more details!

06/20/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Cute Critters
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Savannah River Ecology Lab
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • 1st Day of Summer Craft
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Microsoft Word: Part 1
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Family Pop Up Movie
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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06/21/2018
  • Teen Tech Help
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Morris Museum of Arts
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Movie for Special Needs
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Resumes for Teens
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 4:00 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Yoga for Kids
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Talent Night
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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06/22/2018
  • 4H Resume Writing and Yoga Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Musical Movies
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Intermediate Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • The Wiz: Interactive Movie
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
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06/23/2018
  • Family Lego Time
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Anime Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Cine: Spanish Movie Series/Películas en español
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:30 PM-5:15 PM
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06/25/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Extra Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Sand Art with 4-H
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Monday Musicals
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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06/26/2018
  • Mr. Bill and his Guitar
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Kid Tech: Typing Skills
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Jam Session
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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  • Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
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  • Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
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06/27/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • 4-H Sand Art
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • A Visit from the Morris Museum
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Movie Sing-Along Day
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Yoga for Young Adults with 4-H
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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06/28/2018
  • Maxwell Morning Book Club
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Resumes for Teens
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 4:00 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Yoga for Kids
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
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  • Teen Trivia Night
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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06/29/2018
  • 4H Resume Writing and Yoga Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Musical Movies
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Beginner Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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07/02/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Monday Musicals
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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07/03/2018
  • Fifth Third Bank will host Busy Bee Storytime at the Wallace Branch
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Pronunciator Tech Class for All Ages
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Paws for Literacy
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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07/04/2018
  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • All Libraries Closed--Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
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  • Closed for Independence Day
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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07/05/2018
07/06/2018
  • 4H Resume Writing and Yoga Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Musical Movies
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Intermediate Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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07/07/2018
  • Maxwell Library Story Time with Mrs. Husid
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 11:00 AM-11:45 AM
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  • Beginners Chess for Kids
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Coupon Group
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Sleepy Saturday Movie Day
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
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07/09/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mom and Me Time
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Karaoke Fun for Kids
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Monday Musicals
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

07/10/2018
  • Tiny Seed Art with 4-H
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Resume/ Portfolio Writing for Teens
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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  • Kid Tech: Typing Skills
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Jam Session
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Download the Library
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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07/11/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Puppet Show for Children
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Ann Sprinkle and Her Therapy Dogs
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mom and Me Time
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Wellness Checks
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Mayor's Summer Reading Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Kid's Crafternoon
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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07/12/2018
  • Youth Yoga & Menacing Menacing Microbes with 4-H
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Musical Craft for Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Resumes for Teens
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 4:00 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Maxwell Library: Yoga for Kids
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Book to Movie Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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07/13/2018
  • 4H Resume Writing and Yoga Workshop
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Musical Movies
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Library Beginner Spanish for Adults
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Teen Paint Night
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
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07/14/2018
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Looking Forward Support Group for Older Blind
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Audio-Described Movie presented by GLASS
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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  • Manga Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Yearby Memoir Writing Class
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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07/16/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Mom and Me Time
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Karaoke Fun for Teens
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    See more details

  • Monday Musicals
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Refit - Christ Community Health Services
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

07/17/2018
  • Story Time with the Morris Museum of Art
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Ann Sparkle and Her Amazing Therapy Dogs
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Our Website: A Helpful Guide
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Music With Mr. Bill
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Gaming Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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07/18/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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  • Maxwell Library Story Time
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Rock Painting for Kids
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Around the World with Music and Instruments
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Mommy and Me Time
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

07/19/2018

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Special Thanks:

National Legacy Foundation, Inc. & Ms. Shirley Wills

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