Dash for Cash is a¬†money-in-your-pocket class that focuses on helping people better manage their day-to-day spending and find ways to stretch their dollars.¬† These classes are held on an occasional basis, and more information on this class may be found on our Home Page¬†when we have one scheduled. Previous classes have focused on couponing, budgeting, using the Internet to be a smart shopper, and preserving foods.
Reflections and Perception¬†(RAP) is an hour-long women'sdiscussion¬†group that meets at 1:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.¬† RAP aims to share knowledge, viewpoints, and opinions on a wide variety of topics in a comfortable and enlightened environment. This lively group¬†writes two or three timely, thought-provoking questions on the board and¬†spends the hour discussing the posted subjects.
Used book sales are held twice a year in April/May and December.¬†¬†All proceeds from the¬†book sales go to the Friends of the Elbert County Library to support Library programs and purchase of materials. Items typically offered for sale are materials weeded from the Library's collection as well as donations received from community supporters.¬†The selection may include fiction and nonfiction books, children's books, videotapes, audiotapes, magazines and paperback books. We do take¬†donations from the community to widen the selection at these sales.
The Library occasionally schedules arts and crafts classes depending on patron interest. Basic knitting classes are taught once a quarter, and other topics may be added.¬† Because class sizes are limited,¬†notice of these events is usually only made within the Library and on this website Several of the students from these classes meet every Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. to work on their knitting projects and enjoy each other's company. If you are a knitter (or want to become one) come join this lively knitting circle of friends.¬†
Toddler Time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30. This program combines stories, songs, crafts,games and activities for pre-school children and their parents or caregivers.¬† No need for reservations, just come prepared to sit on the floor with your child and have fun!
During the school year, Library staff takes monthly Story Time programs to the Kindergarten, Pre-K, Head Start and day care centers. Occasional holiday-related programs may also be¬†scheduled at the Library during the school holidays.¬†Check out¬†our Home Page for information on any of these activities.
This year's Summer Reading Program,¬†"On Your Mark, Get Set. . . READ!" promises lots of fun activities and programs using a fitness/sports theme.¬†Weekly programs for children of all ages will be held on Fridays,¬† beginning with an exciting kick-off program on May 27 -- Fitness Expert Lindsey McCurley from the EMH Wellness Center will get everyone moving to some great music as well as offer good suggestions for healthy eating.
For 5 of the 8 Friday morning programs there will be¬†2 performances -- one at 10 and a second at 11:30.¬† Although both shows are open to kids of all ages and their parents, we expect the day camps will attend the 10:00 show and the later program will attract families with small children, individual caregivers and their children.¬† The hope here is that we can minimize the overcrowding¬†we have experienced over the past few years.¬† Content will be the same at each performance.¬† Besides the kick-off program, there will be only one show at 10:30 on June 17, and July 1.
On Tuesday mornings at 10:30 we will continue our new Toddler Time story time sessions for pre-school aged children and parents.¬† Come join us for a fun time of music, stories and games.
Every¬†Thursday ¬†afternoon at 3 p.m.¬†there will be Legopalooza where children (and their parents) can come by and play with our Legos.
Every Monday afternoon, there will be special Investigation Station classes for children in grades 3-8.¬† Some of the classes will require reservations as seats are limited.¬†
Here are some pictures from our previous programs:
Library staff occasionally teaches short classes on reference sources to high school classes as well as to the general public.¬† As demand warrants a class can be set up¬†for: Using Galileo; Using the Internet to Be a Better Shopper; and Google and Beyond -- Learning some new ways of finding information. This material can also be taught on an individual basis as a part of the Computer Coaching program.