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Summer Reading Programs for ARCPLS

Augusta Public Library

APL Children’s Programs for June & July:

All month long: Help us grow a garden!
Come visit the children’s department to make a flower to help us decorate the department for spring!
All month long: Catch the Sun!
Come visit the Children’s department to make your very own sun catcher!
Lego Club 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (10am -12pm/4pm-6pm) 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (12-2pm)
Everything is AWESOME at our Lego Clubs! Join us at the library for LEGO play.
Sensory Storytime Every Tuesday | 10 am
Join us in the children’s department for an interactive Sensory Storytime! All ages welcome/best for 3-11
Make or Take Wednesday Every Wednesday | 10 am to 12 pm
Drop in for a quick craft on Make or Take Wednesday! Best for ages 3-8\
Storytime Thursdays | 10 am or 11 am
Join us at 10 am or 11 am on Thursdays for storytime! Best for ages 0-7.
Fabulous Fridays 1st and 3rd Friday | 10:30 am
Join us for fun STEM/STEAM activities on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month starting at 10:30 am. Best for ages 4-10
Sensory Storytime Last Friday of the Month | 4 pm
Join us in the children’s department for an interactive Sensory Storytime! All ages welcome/best for 3-11
“The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors” by Drew Daywalt. Friday, June 14 | 2 pm
Puppet Show

Special Programs:

Sean M Poppy and His Animals Tuesday, June 4 | 10 am
Join us in learning about local animals and their habitats!
Mr. Bill and his guitar George Thursday, June 6 | 10 am
Join us for special toddler tales and songs with Mr. Bill and his guitar George.
Storytime with Local Author Cathy Goldberg Fishman Thursday, June 27 | 10 am
A special toddler tales with guest reader and local author, Cathy Goldberg Fishman
100 Books Before Graduation Reading Challenge (Beanstack)
Starting January 1, 2024, begin the journey of reading 100 books before graduation.  Log your reading in Beanstack, and earn a new set of badges while earning prizes along the way. Go to arcpls.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack mobile app to register. For ages 12-18. 
July
All month long
Celebrate the fourth of July by making your very own patriotic paper lantern!
Special Programming:

Tuesday, July 9th, 1:30 pm:  Join us for a crafty art activity with the Morris Museum of Art. 

Tuesday, July 23rd, 10 am: Join us for a special storytime with Vamos Cantando! 

Friday, July 12th, 2 pm: Puppet Show, “Poesy the Monster Slayer” by Cory Doctorow

APL Young Adult Programs for June & July:

June 1-30 YA Book Club: Adventure YA area/Teen Space
While supplies last, pick up an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of a YA novel that celebrates adventure. Give your review for a chance to win a prize. Best for ages 12-18.
Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00am-1:00pm (drop-in) Vacation Tile Coasters HQ Auditorium
Come make a keepsake coaster of your travels or of places you would like to travel to using ceramic tiles, magazines, and Mod Podge Gloss. Call 706-434-2036 to register. Best for ages 12-18.
Monday, June 10 | 4:00pm Life Skills for Teens: Sewing by Hand ARCPLS YouTube channel, ARCPLS Facebook page.
Ms. Jordi, our YA Librarian, will show you basic hand sewing skills such as how to sew a button and more. Best for ages 12-18.June 10-22 Teen Take & Make Kits: DIY Plushies YA area/Teen Space. While supplies last, pick up a kit to make your own plushie. Best for ages 12-18.

Tuesday, July 9 | 2:00pm-4:00pm (drop-in)
Adventures in Art: Acrylic Paint Pouring
HQ Auditorium. Join Ms. Jordi, our YA Librarian, for a DIY (Do It Yourself) craft in which you will learn how to create abstract art using canvases, acrylic paint and a pouring medium. You will create a work of art to take home as well as one to decorate the YA area/Teen Space. Call (706) 434-2036 to register. Best for ages 12-18.

Saturday, July 13 | 2:00pm
New Skill Saturday: Lotion Bars
ARCPLS YouTube channel, ARCPLS Facebook page. Join Ms. Jordi virtually for a “Do It Yourself” craft in which you will learn how to create lotion bars. Best for ages 12-18.

July 15-21
Lotion Bars Take & Make Kits
YA area/Teen Space. This summer, create your own lotion bars to help combat dry skin. This take and make kit will include all ingredients needed to make your own lotion bars at home. Available while supplies last. Best for ages 12-18.

Wednesday, July 17 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (drop-in)
Adventures in Science: Slime Party
HQ Auditorium. Join us to explore a variety of slime recipes and learn a little about the chemistry of slime along the way. Come prepared to get a little messy! To register, call 706-434-2036. Best for ages 12-18.

Appleby Branch Library

ABL Children’s Programs for June & July:

June 1 – June 30
June Coloring Contest for All
Come in during the month of June, grab a coloring sheet and return it to us once you’ve finished your masterpiece.

June 1 – June 30
Adventure Begins at Your Library Now Scavenger Hunt
Come in during the month of June for an Adventure Begins at Your Library theme scavenger hunt for all ages.

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 8:00 pm
Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series
It’s back and in person! Enjoy a concert under the trees on the Appleby lawn every Tuesday in June. More information at arcpls.org/concerts

Saturday, June 15 | 1:30 pm
Puzzle Club
Piece together small, medium or large puzzles during Puzzle Club. All ages are welcome!

Tuesday, June 18 | 4:00 pm
Inside the Lines: Coloring Club
Take a break, let your inner artist out and enjoy an afternoon of coloring fun. Best for all ages and skills!

Thursday, June 20 | 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Friendship Bracelets Drop In
Create a friendship bracelet with beads, embroidery floss, and more! Drop-in to create a bracelet or take a kit home with you!

Monday, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 | 10:30am
Family Movie @ Appleby
Enjoy a movie rated G or PG on the library’s almost-big screen. Registration required for individuals and groups. Bring your own snacks. For more information or to register at 706-736-6244.

July Coloring Contest for All
Come in during the month of June, grab a coloring sheet and return it to us once you’ve finished your masterpiece.
July 1 – July 31
Adventure Begins at Your Library Now Scavenger Hunt
Come in during the month of June for an Adventure Begins at Your Library theme scavenger hunt for all ages.
Monday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 | 10:30 am
Family Movie at Appleby
Enjoy a movie rated G or PG on the library’s almost-big screen. Registration required for individuals and groups. Bring your own snacks. For more information or to register at 706-736-6244.
Tuesday, July 16 | 4 pm
Inside the Lines: Coloring Club
Take a break, let your inner artist out and enjoy an afternoon of coloring fun. Best for all ages and skills!
Tuesday, July 9 | 8 pm
Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series
Enjoy a concert under the trees on the Appleby lawn. More information at arcpls.org/concerts
Saturday, July 6 & 27 | 1:30 pm
Puzzle Club
Piece together small, medium or large puzzles during Puzzle Club. All ages are welcome!

Special Programming:

Wednesday, June 5 | 10:30 am In the Garden Activity Break
Listen to a story, create a craft, and/or participate in an activity celebrating our summer reading theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. This week we are adventuring into the garden. Registration required: 706-736-6244
Saturday, June 8 & 29 | 1:30 pm Lego Club
Join us at Appleby for Lego Club as we play with Legos. What can you build with the Legos provided? All ages are welcome!
Tuesday, June 11 | 3:30 pm Watercolor Paint: DIY Crafts for Kids
Join us at Appleby as we make DIY crafts using Watercolor Paint. Best for ages 5-11. Registration Required: 706-736-6244
Wednesday, June 12 | 10:30 am Under the Sea Activity Break
Listen to a story, create a craft, and/or participate in an activity celebrating our summer reading theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. This week we are adventuring under the sea. Registration required: 706-736-6244
Tuesday, June 25 | 3:30 pm Afternoon Storytime at Appleby
Join us for a half hour of Story Time. A library staff member or volunteer will read a selection of stories that have a theme (TBD). Aimed at pre-readers and early readers but ALL ages are welcome.
Wednesday, July 3 | 10:30 am Sean Poppy & Creatures of the CSRA
Join us as Sean Poppy from Savannah River Ecology Lab introduces us to some of the local creatures of the CSRA. Best for ages 3-12. Registration required: 706-736-6244.
Tuesday, July 9 | 3:30 pm Acrylic Paint: DIY Crafts for Kids
Join us at Appleby as we make DIY crafts using Acrylic Paint. Best for ages 5-11. Registration Required: 706-736-6244
Wednesday, July 10 | 10:30 am
On the Road Activity Break Listen to a story, create a craft, and/or participate in an activity celebrating our summer reading theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. This week we are adventuring on the road. Registration required: 706-736-6244

ABL Young Adult Programs for June & July:

Wednesday, June 12 | 10:30 am
Under the Sea Activity Break
Listen to a story, create a craft, and/or participate in an activity celebrating our summer reading theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. This week we are adventuring under the sea. Registration required: 706-736-6244

Tuesday, June 4 | 4 pm
Teen Tech Tip & Help
Bring your device – phone, tablet, laptop, etc. and receive one-on-one assistance from library staff. Best for ages 12-18. Registration Required: 706-736-6244.

Thursday, June 6 | 4 pm
Watercolor Paint: DIY Crafts
Join us at Appleby as we make DIY crafts using Watercolor Paint. Best for ages 12-18. Registration Required: 706-736-6244

Monday, June 10 & 24 | 2:30 pm Teen Movie @ Appleby
Enjoy a movie rated PG or PG-13 on the library’s almost-big screen. Registration required for individuals and groups. Bring your own snacks. For more information or to register at 706-736-6244.
Tuesday, July 2 | 4 pm Teen Tech Tip & Help
Bring your device – phone, tablet, laptop, etc. and receive one-on-one assistance from library staff. Best for ages 12-18. Registration Required: 706-736-6244
Monday, July 8 & 22 | 2:30 pm Teen Movie at Appleby
Enjoy a movie rated PG or PG-13 on the library’s almost-big screen. Registration required for individuals and groups. Bring your own snacks. For more information or to register at 706-736-6244.
Thursday, July 11 | 4 pm Acrylic Paint: DIY Crafts
Join us at Appleby as we make DIY crafts using Acrylic Paint. Best for ages 12-18. Registration Required: 706-736-6244

ABL Adult Programs for June & July

Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30 am & 4 pm
Senior Tech Tip & Help
Bring your device – phone, tablet, laptop, etc. and receive one-on-one assistance from library staff. Registration Required: 706-736-6244

Wednesday, June 12 | 10:30 am
Under the Sea Activity Break
Listen to a story, create a craft, and/or participate in an activity celebrating our summer reading theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. This week we are adventuring under the sea. Registration required: 706-736-6244

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 8:00 pm
Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series
It’s back and in person! Enjoy a concert under the trees on the Appleby lawn every Tuesday in June. More information at arcpls.org/concerts

Thursday, June 6 | 4:00 pm
Watercolor Paint: DIY Crafts
Join us at Appleby as we make DIY crafts using Watercolor Paint. Registration Required: 706-736-6244

Monday, June 24 | 4:00 pm
As the Page Turns – “The Thing About Jellyfish” by Ali Benjamin
Are you an adult who loves to read? Come by Appleby as we discuss this month’s book club read – “The Thing About Jellyfish” by Ali Benjamin. Call 706-736-6244 to find out what we’re reading this month!

Tuesday, July 2 | 10:30 am & 4 pm
Senior Tech Tip & Help
Bring your device – phone, tablet, laptop, etc. and receive one-on-one assistance from library staff. Registration required due to limited space. Call 706-736-6244 for more information and to register.

Tuesday, July 9 | 8 pm
Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series
Enjoy a concert under the trees on the Appleby lawn. More information at arcpls.org/concerts

Thursday, July 11 | 4 pm
Acrylic Paint: DIY Crafts
Join us at Appleby as we make DIY crafts using Acrylic Paint. Registration Required: 706-736-6244

Monday, July 22 | 4 pm
As the Page Turns – “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: My Adventures in Life and Food” by Moira Hodgson
Are you an adult who loves to read? Come by Appleby as we discuss this month’s book club read – “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: My Adventures in Life and Food” by Moira Hodgson. Call 706-736-6244 to find out what we’re reading this month!

Friedman Branch Library

FBL Children’s Programs for June & July:

Storytime
Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 10:00 am-11 am
Join us weekly on Tuesday for story time. For groups of 10 or more, pre-register at 706-736-6758.

Lego Wednesdays 4:00 pm.-5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26
Come create a Lego masterpiece. It will be displayed in the library. Legos are provided.

Chess Thursdays 4:00 pm.-5:00 pm
Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Meet fellow chess enthusiasts and play a game or two. Chess board provided.

CRAFTfantastic! Arts and Crafts 10 am
Monday, June 10
Join us in celebrating creativity and artistic expression with an hour of freestyle arts and crafts. Special guest: Nadia Williams, RCBOE Educator. No registration required. For ages 6-12.

Sunflower Seed Bombs | 10:30 am
Saturday, June 15
Join special guest Chimere Joy Brown in creating sunflower seed bombs that can be the perfect gift for family and friends, or can be planted at your home. Registration required; please call 706-736-6758.

Bilingual Story Time | 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 15
Did you know that hearing stories and songs in two languages can give your brain a boost? Let’s read, sing, and play together in English and Spanish! Geared towards kids ages 8 and under. Special guest: Ms. Zulailed Rivera, RCBOE Educator.

Art with the Morris Museum | 10:00 am

Tuesday, June 25
Drop into the library to make a work of art. All crafting supplies provided for your children. Registration required; call 706-736-6758.
Create Your Own Flag
July 3 at 10:00 AM
In honor of Independence Day, create your own flag! All materials will be provided.
Please register at (706) 736-6758.
Solar Energy Activity with Mr. Nipper
July 10 at 10:30 AM
We will explore, experiment, and create using science, technology, engineering, or math.
Please register at (706) 736-6758.
Let the Games Begin!
July 17 at 10:00 AM
Come hang out and enjoy an hour of family and friends game time. Games will consist of board and card games. This program is intended for children age 5 and older. Please register at (706) 736-6758.
Mail-a-Hug DIY Craft
July 24 at 10:00 AM
Create a card to mail to someone you love! All materials will be provided. Please register at (706) 736-6758.
Sand Art
July 30 at 10:30 AM
Colored art will be used to make a work of art! All ages are encouraged to participate.
Sidewalk Art
July 31 (All Day)
Create sidewalk masterpieces with chalk.

FBL Young Adult Programs for June & July:

Teen Workshop on Being an Entrepreneur
Monday, June 3
Does the idea of being your own boss sound good to you?
Join us for a workshop for anyone young interested in being an entrepreneur.

Monday, June 17 | 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Managing money for BROKE students
College can be the most fun of times but can also be challenging mentally, physically, and financially. It’s important to be able to manage your money so you can have fun without breaking the bank. Talk to a real financial advisor to help with budgeting and saving. Registration Required; 706-736-6758

Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 am
Motivating Young Athletes to Succeed
Join us for an open forum designed to motivate young athletes in the CSRA. For ages 14 and under. Local athletic coaches will be guest speakers. Call 706-736-6758 for more information.

Who Can Make the Best Paper Boat?
Friday, July 5 at 11:00 AM

Rock Painting
Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 PM

Beach Bracelet Making
Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 PM

Marvel Trivia
Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 PM

Maxwell Branch Library

MBL Children’s Programs for June & July:

Wednesday, June 5 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Splish Splash Story Time
Join Maxwell Library for a special story time visit from Ms. Rachel. After the story we’ll run through the sprinklers. Recommended for ages 4 to 11. Registration required. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library.

Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Eco Talk
Maxwell Library will host Sean Poppy from the Savannah River Eco Lab. Meet interesting creatures and learn fascinating facts about the environment that surrounds us. Recommended for ages 4-11. Groups of 4 or more Require Registration. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library.

Friday, June 14 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Father’s Day Take-Away Craft
Visit Maxwell Library and celebrate Father’s Day with a take-away craft. Recommended for ages 6 to 11. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Tuesday, June 18 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Juneteenth Craft
Maxwell will have a craft devoted to Juneteenth to help bring awareness to a national holiday that celebrates the commemoration of the ending of legalized slavery in the United States. Recommended for ages 6 to 11. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, June 26 | 10:00 am – 11:00am
Crafting Imagination Hour
Join Maxwell Library for an hour of crafting fun. We’ll supply the materials, you supply the ideas. Recommended for ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, July 3 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Story Time
Join Maxwell Library for a half hour of Story Time. Aimed at pre-readers and early readers but ALL ages are welcome. Groups of 4 or more require registration. Call us at 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, July 10 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Lego Imagination Hour
Join Maxwell Library for an hour of Lego fun. We’ll supply the Lego bricks, you supply the ideas. Recommended for ages 6-11. Registration required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, July 17 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Guest Musician
Join Maxwell Library as we host Mr. Bill, Nancy, and George the guitar. Recommended for ages 0 to 5. Groups of 4 or more Require Registration. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library.

Wednesday, July 24 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Sidewalk Chalk
Join Maxwell Library staff for a half hour of drawing. But not just any kind of drawing; we’ll be drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. Recommended for ages 4 to 11. Registration required. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library.

Wednesday, July 31 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tie Dye T-Shirts
4-H will visit Maxwell Library to help children (of ALL ages) make their own Tie Dye t-shirts! Patrons MUST bring their own shirt. Recommended for all ages (younger children will need assistance). Groups of 4 or more Require Registration. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library.

MBL Young Adult Programs for June & July:

Wednesday, June 5 | 2:30 pm
Self-Affirmation Jars
We will discuss why it’s important to love and be kind to ourselves, even though it can be difficult. We will also make a self-affirmation jar to help you put it into practice. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, June 12 | 2:30 pm
String Craft
Join us at Maxwell Library for string crafting fun. We will make keychains, bracelets, and lanyards. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, June 18 | 4:00 pm
Celebrate Juneteenth with Voices of Freedom
Maxwell will play a selection of audio recordings from former slaves recounting their experiences. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, June 26 | 2:30 pm
Flowerpot Power
Join us for decorating flower pots. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Wednesday, July 26 | 2:30 pm
Flowerpot Power
Join us for decorating flowerpots. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Thursday, July 6, | 11:00 am
Craft Time for Young Adults
Join Maxwell Library for an hour of crafting fun. We’ll supply the materials; you supply the ideas. Recommended for ages 12-18. Registration required. Call 706-793-2020.

Monday, July 10 | 3:00 pm
Wood Craft Cutting Board Designing for Teens
Join us at Maxwell to design your own cutting board for cooking. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Registration is required. Call 706-793-2020.

Friday, July 21 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Game Time for Young Adults
Join Maxwell Library for Game Time. We have a lot of fun board games to play. Or bring your own game from home. Card games are welcome as well. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library if you have any questions.

Thursday, July 27 | 3:00 pm
Journaling for Teens
Join Maxwell Library as we discuss the benefits of journaling for teenagers. First journal will be provided by the library. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 706-793-2020.

MBL Adult Programs for June & July:

Monday, June 10 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn to Print
Come to Maxwell Library and we will teach you how to print from your device. You must bring your own computer or device. Registration required. Call 706-793-2020.

Thursday, June 6 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Game Time for Senior Citizens
Join Maxwell Library for Game Time for senior citizens. We have a lot of fun board games to play: Monopoly, Catan, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, and more. Or bring your own game from home. Card games welcome as well. Call us at 706-793-2020 or come visit us at Maxwell Library if you have any questions.

Thursday, June 24 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Download the Library
Come to Maxwell Library and we will teach you how to access e-books and digital audio books with your PINES library card. You must bring your own computer or device. Registration required. Call 706-793-2020.

Thursday, July 13 | 4:00 pm
Digital Detox
Have you been online too much lately? Do you feel like your digital self is slipping out of control? Have you let yourself install too many apps, clicked “I agree” a few too many times, lost track of how many accounts you’ve created? Perhaps you feel you’re not as in control of your digital life as you’d like to be. Don’t despair! This data detox is designed just for you.

Thursday, July 20 | 4:00 pm
Blackout Poetry
Blackout poems are interesting from a creative writing and visual perspective. Join us and learn about this art and writing format.

Diamond Lakes Library

DLL Children’s Programs for June & July:

Saturday, June 1 | 11 – 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Book Bash at Pendleton King Park
Join in on fun for the entire family! Enjoy food, face painting and get a free book to get your headstart on summer reading. Registration is required by visiting https://www.uwcsra.org/book-bash or by scanning the QR Code in each library location.

Fridays at 10:00 a.m. (6/7, 6/14, 6/28)
Movie Day Adventure!
Join us here at the Diamond Lakes Library as we watch family friendly movies on the big screen that take us on a cinematic adventure! Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Monday, June 10, 2024 – Friday, June 14, 2024
Take and Make Craft
Crafting can be fun! Visit our branch to grab a craft kit while supplies last. Each kit will have materials and instructions to complete the craft at home. Best for ages up to 12 years old

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 10:30 a.m.
Father’s Day Storytime & Craft
Happy Father’s Day! Join Diamond Lakes Branch Library as we celebrate Fathers with a loving Storytime and craft. Registration is required: 706-772-2432.

Wednesday, June 26 | 9:30 a.m.
Tie Dye with 4-H
Bring your own white t-shirt and create a one of a kind groovy shirt with the help of 4-H. Registration is required: 706-772-2432

Tuesday, July 2 | 1:30 p.m.
Storytime with Morris Museum
Join Morris Museum at Diamond Lakes Branch Library as we explore the arts through book readings and art projects. Registration is required: 706-772-2432.

Fridays at 10:00 a.m. (7/5, 7/12, 7/26)
Movie Day Adventure!
Join us here at the Diamond Lakes Library as we watch family friendly movies on the big screen that take us on a cinematic adventure! Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Family Flicks
Chill out and enjoy a family- friendly movie on our big screen. Films will be rated G, PG or PG-13. Registration is not required.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 10:30 am
Storytime with Lionel Jones
Join us for a special story time with local author, Lionel Jones. He will be reading his children’s book entitled, “Cleophus the Clogging Cow”. Best for ages 0-5 years old. Registration is required: 706-772-2432

Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 10:00 am
Storytime with Author Causandra Broussard
Join us for an exciting Storytime with local author, Causandra Broussard. She will be reading her children’s book, “Patala Patane and Her Polka Dot Express: A Time to Be True.” Best for ages 3-10 years old. Registration is required: 706-772-2432.

Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Family Flicks
Chill out and enjoy a family- friendly movie on our big screen. Films will be rated G, PG or PG-13. Registration is not required.

Wednesday, July 24 | 9:30 a.m.
Sand Art with 4-H
Join us to learn how to make beautiful artwork out of sand with the help us 4-H. Registration is required: 706-772-2432

Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28, 2023
Back- to- School Contest
Are you ready for school? Come into our branch and test your luck by guessing how many crayons that are in our jar. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 31st and will receive a grab bag filled with school supplies.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 10:30 am
Paint & Surf Craft!
Paddle out to the Diamond Lakes Branch Library and catch a fun craft. Best for ages 5-12 years old. Registration required, call 706-772-2432 to register.

DLL Young Adult Programs for June & July:

Saturday, June 1 | 11 – 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Book Bash at Pendleton King Park
Join in on fun for the entire family! Enjoy food, face painting and get a free book to get your headstart on summer reading. Registration is required by visiting https://www.uwcsra.org/book-bash or by scanning the QR Code in each library location.

Fridays at 10:00 am (6/7, 614, 6/28)
Movie Day Adventure!
Join us here at the Diamond Lakes Library as we watch family friendly movies on the big screen that take us on a cinematic adventure! Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – Saturday, June 29, 2024
Bookmark Challenge
Put your creativity to the test! Stop by the Diamond Lakes Library and pick up a template to design your very own bookmark. When you’re finished, turn it in at the Service Desk. The bookmark with the most unique design will be displayed and printed for public use.

Thursday, June 13 | 11:00 a.m.
YA Bouncy Balls
Learn how to design and make your very own bouncy ball. Best for ages 12 and older. Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.
Cybersecurity 101 (with Amandla IT Security)
There is an attempted cyber-attack every 39 seconds. Learn how to protect your systems, network, programs, devices and data from cyberattacks by using technologies, processes and controls taught to you by the Amandla IT Security team. Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm
Family Flicks
Chill out and enjoy a family- friendly movie on our big screen. Films will be rated G, PG or PG-13. Registration is not required.

Thursday, July 13 | 12:00- 3:00 pm
Gaming @ Diamond Lakes Branch Library
Are you a Gamer? Show off your skills with the help of Game Rover Mobile Gaming Truck. Registration is required: 706-772-2432. Best for ages 12-18 years old.

DLL Adult Programs for June & July:

Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
GED Classes at your Library!
It’s never too late to get your diploma. Diamond Lakes Branch Library is hosting GED Classes. Registration is through Augusta Technical College’s Adult Education department and classes are held at Diamond Lakes Library. For more information and to register, please call 706-771-4131.

Saturdays at 12 p.m. (6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, and 6/29)
Movie Day Adventure!
Join us here at the Diamond Lakes Library as we watch family friendly movies that take us on a cinematic adventure! Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.
Intro to Computers – Part C (Microsoft Word)
Patrons will learn how to use the basics of Microsoft Word templates, the Home tab, the Insert Tab, the Layout Tab, and Review Tab. Registration required, call 706-772-2432 to register.

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
Medicare 101
Learn everything you need to know about Medicare in this workshop for seniors turning 65. Registration is required by 678-528-0373 or by visiting www.GAMedicare101.org

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 12:30 p.m.
Classic Movies
Seniors come out and enjoy blast from the past with an old school movie showing here at the Diamond Lakes Library. Films will be rated G, PG or PG-13. Registration is not required

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.
Intro to Computers – Part D (The Internet)
Patrons will learn how to access the internet, how to tell whether a site is secure or not, and to navigate search results for the information requested. Registration required, call 706-772-2432 to register.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.
Cybersecurity 101 (with Amandla IT Security)
There is an attempted cyber-attack every 39 seconds. Learn how to protect your systems, network, programs, devices and data from cyberattacks by using technologies, processes and controls taught to you by the Amandla IT Security team. Registration is required, please call 706-772-2432 to register.

Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Family Flicks
Chill out and enjoy a family- friendly movie on our big screen. Films will be rated G, PG or PG-13. Registration is not required.

Monday, July 10 at 3:30 pm
Intro to Computers – Part D (The Internet)
Patrons will learn how to access the internet, how to tell whether a site is secure or not, and to navigate search results for the information requested. Registration required, call 706-772-2432 to register.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Adult Crafternoon
Let’s get “all together now” and paint one-of-a-kind masterpieces at Diamond Lakes Branch Library. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required: 706-772-2432.

Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Family Flicks
Chill out and enjoy a family- friendly movie on our big screen. Films will be rated G, PG or PG-13. Registration is not required.

Monday, July 24,at 3:30 pm
Intro to Computers – Part A (The Basics)
Patrons will learn how to use the keyboard and mouse, to navigate the start menu and open applications on the desktop, and to insert a flash drive, headphone jack and disc and how to access them on the computer. Registration required, call 706-772-2432 to register.

Wallace Branch Library

WBL Children’s Programs for June & July:

Tuesday, June 4 | 10:00 am
Storytime with Local Author Lionel Jones
Join Mr. Jones as he reads his book “Cleophus the Clogging Cow, sings songs, and dances. Please call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best for ages 0-5.

Thursday, June 11 | 10:00 am
Father’s Day Storytime and Craft
Join us for a Father’s Day Storytime and craft your father will love. We will have craft books on display so you can continue the fun at home with dad. Call 706-722-6275 for more information. Best for ages 4-11.

Saturday, June 15 | 11:00 am
Storytime with Biscuit and Ms. Angela Prince
Join Biscuit the Great Dane and some of his friends for a special Saturday Storytime at Wallace Branch Library. Kids of all ages are welcome to meet, greet, and listen to stories. Please call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best for all ages.

Tuesday, July 2 | 11am
Pop-up Storytime with Ms. Rachel
Join us for an all-ages, all-abilities Storytime with Children’s Librarian Rachel Kee. Please call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register.

Wednesday, July 3, 24, & 31 | 10:00 am
Signing with Sara Beginner Sign Language
Join us at Wallace Branch Library for an exciting in-person American Sign Language (ASL) class! This beginner-level class is taught by the talented Elementary Teacher/Signer, Sara Cooks. To register or get more information about the class, feel free to give us a call at 706-722-6275. Suitable for all ages!

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:00 am
Community Leaders Storytime with Georgia Wildlife Conservationist
We cordially invite you to attend a Wildlife Show by the conservationist, Krystavia Hannah, who will provide an in-depth look at the wildlife in our community. For further details and registration, please contact us at 706-722-6275. This event is open to all.

Thursday July 18 | 10:30 am
Learn About Service Dogs with Biscuit and Friends hosted by Ms. Angela Prince
Come meet Biscuit, the friendly Great Dane, and her pals on every third Thursday! It’s your chance to discover the amazing world of service dogs and enjoy a cozy 15-minute reading session with them. For further details and registration, please contact us at 706-722-6275. This event is open to all.

Tuesday, July 23 | 10am
Storytime with Local Author Ceretta Smith
Come join us for an exciting event with local author Ceretta Smith! Experience the joy of her captivating book, The Black Sheep, while enjoying delightful songs and dances. For more information or to register, please call 706-722-6275. Perfect for children ages 0-5.

Tuesday, July 30 | 10 am
Vamos Cantando with Roger Bellow and Berita Martin
We cordially invite you to attend Vamos Cantando, an interactive show teaching Spanish with puppets, songs, and props. For further details and registration, please contact us at 706-722-6275. This event is open to all.

WBL Young Adult Programs for June & July:

Thursday, June 13 | 11am
Teen’s Juneteenth Bracelet
Come to Wallace Branch to make a bracelet for Juneteenth. All materials will be provided and the instructor will show you how to make the bracelet. Please call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best for ages 12-17.

Wednesday, July 10 | 10 am
Tie Dye Library Book Tote with Richmond County Extension4-H
Teens join us for a fun DIY Tie Dye craft with the Richmond County Extension 4-H Leaders. All materials will be provided. However, you may bring your own tee-shirt to tie dye. Call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best for ages 12-17.

Wednesday, July 17 | 2 pm
Teens MakerSpace Tee-shirt with Jor’danan Curtis
Teens are invited to join us for a thrilling tee-shirt craft in Canva.com. We are collaborating with Jor’danan Curtis, our amazing Young Adult Librarian from the Main Branch. Don’t forget to bring your own tee-shirt! For more information, feel free to call 706-722-6275. This event is perfect for individuals between the ages of 12-17.

Saturday, June 1 | 1:30 pm
Let’s Talk About It hosted by LaShana Bradwell of LaShana Bradwell Speaks
Let’s Talk About It” kiosk will be established in the atrium of Wallace Branch. Ms. Bradwell will be present to engage in dialogue from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. regarding two critical subjects: “Get Your House in Order: End-of-Life Plans,” which addresses preparations for life’s final stages, and “Get Your House in Financial Order: Finances,” which focuses on the organization of personal finances. Call 706-722-6275 for more information.

Monday, June 3 | 10:00 am
Microsoft Word: Part 1
Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. We’ll cover basic formatting options, like how to bold text, adjust line spacing, and change the page alignment. Call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best for ages 18+.

Monday, June 24 | 10:00 am
Summer Adult Painting Class
Bring a friend and join us at Wallace Branch Library for a summer acrylic paint class. This program is free and open to the public. Call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register.

Saturday, June 22 | 11:00 am
Wallace Book Club with Abhaya Velmani of Americorp
Join us for an interesting book discussion on the fourth Saturday of each month. A new Book will be selected for each book discussion. The book of choice for this month is “Kehinde” by Buchi Emecheta. For more information or to register, call 706-722-6275.

Monday, July 1 | 10:00 am
Microsoft Word: Part 1
Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. We’ll cover basic formatting options, like how to bold text, adjust line spacing, and change the page alignment. Call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best for ages 18.

Saturday, July 27 | 11 am
Wallace Book Club hosted by Sharelle Robinson
Join us for an interesting book discussion on the fourth Saturday of each month. A new Book will be selected for each book discussion. The book of choice for this month is “Faith” by Michelle Larks. For more information or to register, call 706-722-6275.

Monday, July 22 | 10:00 am
Summer Personalized Glass Class
Bring a friend and join us at Wallace Branch Library for a Personalized Glass class. Call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register.