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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!

10/21/2018
  • Movie Sing Along Sunday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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10/22/2018
  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Intermediate Spanish Class (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Spooky Movie Monday
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

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

10/23/2018
  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Preschool Storytime- Halloween Spooktacular
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Pumpkins Everywhere
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Wii Zumba Fitness Seniors Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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10/24/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
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  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Children Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Decorate your Treat bag!
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
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  • Teen Halloween Party
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
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  • Surprise Halloween Movie
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

10/25/2018
  • Eat healthy while saving Money
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Maxwell Book Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Computer Class: Intro to Microsoft Excel
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Wii Zumba Fitness Adult Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Classic movie for Seniors
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Get to know your Databases
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    See more details

  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

10/26/2018
  • Fabulous Fridays
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Adult Holiday Candle Decorating Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Young Adult Zine Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Spanish Class
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Halloween Family Carnival ($5 Advance Tickets Only)
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
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10/27/2018
10/29/2018
  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Intermediate Spanish Class (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Pines Catalog Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Spooky Movie Monday
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

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

10/30/2018
  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • It's Halloween!
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Wii Zumba Fitness Seniors Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Kid Tech: Typing Skills
    Location: Appleby
    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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10/31/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Children Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Surprise! Spooky Craft!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

11/01/2018
  • Get to know your PINES Account
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Wii Zumba Fitness Adult Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Teen Tech Help
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
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  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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  • Thanksgiving Coloring Contest
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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  • Holiday Bookmark Design Contest for Teens
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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11/02/2018
  • Fabulous Fridays for Homeschoolers
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
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  • Spanish Class
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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11/03/2018
  • Beginners Chess for Kids
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Friends of the Augusta Library Book Sale
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
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11/05/2018
  • Get to Know Your PINES Account
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Intermediate Spanish Class (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Flash Fiction Workshop (Grades 6-12)
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

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

11/06/2018
  • Healthy Eating for Kids
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Online Shopping Guide
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Wii Zumba Fitness Seniors Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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11/07/2018
  • Legislative Breakfast
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 7:30 AM-9:30 AM
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  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
    See more details

  • Children Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Computer Class: Computer Basics 1—Keyboard & Mouse Skills
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

  • Game Day (Grades 6-12)
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-7:30 PM
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11/08/2018
  • Wii Zumba Fitness Adult Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Movie for Special Needs
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    See more details

  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
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11/09/2018
11/10/2018
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Basics of Couponing(CANCELED)
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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  • Audio Described Movie Series and Looking Forward Support Group for Older Blind
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

11/11/2018
  • All Libraries Closed--Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
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11/12/2018
  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Intermediate Spanish Class (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

  • All Libraries Closed--Holiday
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
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11/13/2018
  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Special Thanksgiving story time and craft
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
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  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Wii Zumba Fitness Seniors Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Computer Class: PowerPoint Part 2
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    See more details

11/14/2018
  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
    See more details

  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Wellness Checks
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Children Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Identity Theft with Walton Options
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Kid's Crafternoon
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    See more details

  • Tertulia: Conversational Spanish Group
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

11/15/2018
  • Wii Zumba Fitness Adult Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Movie for special needs adult
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    See more details

  • Family Movie Day
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • A-A Meeting
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    See more details

11/16/2018
  • Fabulous Fridays for Homeschoolers
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Spanish Class
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

11/17/2018
  • Couponing 101
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Family Lego Day
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    See more details

  • Coco (PG) Cine: Spanish Movie Series/Películas en español
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 1:30 PM-5:15 PM
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  • LEGO Day @ Friedman
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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11/19/2018
  • Techconnect 1-on-1
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Jr. Lego Club
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    See more details

  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Intermediate Spanish Class (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    See more details

  • Beginners Spanish (FULL)
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    See more details

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

11/20/2018
  • Preschool Storytime
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Busy Bee Storytime
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Story Time with the Morris Museum of Art
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    See more details

  • All Ages Storytime
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Wii Zumba Fitness Seniors Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
    See more details

  • Thanksgiving Break Movie
    Location: Friedman
    Time: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
    See more details

  • Teen Trivia Night: Disney Edition
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    See more details

  • Tuesday Night Movie Series
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
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Other Sponsors

 

Special Thanks:

National Legacy Foundation, Inc. & Ms. Shirley Wills

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