Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Friends host book signing at Elbert Co. Public Library March 31 at 3:00

Tea, Book Talk and Signing for Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening, Friday, March 31 at 3:00

The Friends of the Elbert County Public Library invites the public to a tea, book talk and signing led by Richard Wall honoring his wife Carol Wall’s memoir, “Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening” on Friday, March 31 beginning at 3:00p.m.
Named one of the” top ten books in 2014” by USA Today and one of the “best books of 2014” by AARP, ”Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart”  is Carol Wall’s memoir of the last years of her life.  It’s the story of the unlikely friendship and source of strength she found in the Kenyan–born gardener who helped restore her garden as well as her spirit, heart and faith.  Her husband, Richard, will share her story on March 31 as he picks up the torch and carries on what Carol began when she first laid pen to paper writing this book.
Here’s what the critics say about Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening…
“In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting – as in her garden, as in life” – People Weekly, 4 stars
“You won’t learn much about gardening in this beautiful book…But you will put Wall’s memoir down with a new appreciation for how far roots can travel for nourishment, especially those that spring from our hearts” – New York Times Book Review – Dominique Browning.
‘The ground in winter holds a thousand lovely secrets’--Come learn about the secrets discovered in Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening.

For more information, give us a call at 706-283-5375. 



Spring Break Programs for Children & Youth

Kids on Spring Break and they need something creative to do?
Register them to attend one of the programs offered at the Elbert County Public Library!

Wednesday, April 5 at 10:30
Canvas Bag Decorating Program.
The first 35 children to register will have the opportunity to create beautifully colored canvas tote bags using a technique called "Sharpie 'tie-dye'". Call the Library at 706-283-5375 to register your child.  Space is limited to 35, register soon before all spaces are filled.

Friday, April 7 starting at 3:30,
Pancake Art with Gretchen!
11 year olds and up can create Pancake Art with Gretchen Elm in the library’s meeting room.    Is it art, or is it just an excuse to eat pancakes in the afternoon?   We don’t care! Either way ,we’ll be making colorful pancakes until the batter runs out.
These programs are free of charge. Parents only need to register their child to ensure a space is reserved for them. 

For more info, give the Library a call at 706-283-5375.

Elbert County Public Library

345 Heard Street
Elberton, GA  30635
706-283-5375   Fax 706-283-5456

Library Hours

Mon., Thurs.           10-8
Tues., Wed., Fri.     10-5
Sat.     9-1
Closed Sundays
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We provide computer services, fax & copy services, as well as books, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, audio books, and genealogy reference material.  Computer services include Internet access (PC and wireless), Microsoft Office, Resume Writer &

Monday Classes for Older Kids

Summer vacation means that Investigation Station Classes return for children in grades 3 and up.  These weekly classes begin on Monday June 6 and will continue through July 11, although there will be no class on July 4. 

Each activity-oriented session offers an opportunity to do things using information they learn through reading. Sessions may focus on science, art, crafts, games, outdoors or other special experiences.  There's no charge for attending, and reservations are not required.

If you have a child 4 years old or younger, make plans to bring him or her to a fun-filled program every Tuesday at 10:30.  Children and their caregivers will experience age-appropriate stories, fingerplays, songs, games and simple crafts.  

This new program just started in May, and the response has been great!  There's no need for reservations -- just come and enjoy a half hour of participative fun.

Give us a call at 706-283-5375 if you have questions.

Events leading up to August 21st Total Solar Eclipse!

Monday, July 24 at 5:30p.m. --Dr. Maurice Snook retired from UGA will present a program suitable for Youth and Adults providing information on the affect solar eclipses have had on history as well as information about what will happen on the day of the eclipse and how to build a "pin-hole viewer" for safe, indirect viewing. Bring a cardboard shoe box or similar shaped cardboard  container to build a viewer along with Dr. Snook.  

Saturday, August 19 at 10:30a.m. children and youth can create Solar Eclipse Art,

Other projects to be announce at a later date.

Bowman Library

A Service Unit of Elbert County Public Library
21 Prince Avenue
Bowman, GA  30624

Library Hours

Mon. - Fri.              1:00 - 6:00
Saturdays 10:00 - 3:00
Sundays           Closed

Services provided include PC and wireless computer access, books, DVD's, magazines, audio books, local fax and copies.

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