The Commerce Public Library has announced that another client, Sawyer Check, has completed the 1,000-pound B4 Kindergarten program. Parents and grandparents interested in participating in this program are encouraged to inquire at reception.
Children’s Librarian Catherine Harris said, “It will be interesting to see how many books Sawyer and his family can finish before he actually starts kindergarten! “
She adds, “The program is straightforward and can be managed through Beanstack or paper logs. Children will receive a prize after reaching each 100 pound level and will receive a special binder, book and certificate when they reach 1000. ”
The library supports American Legion Post 56 in its VA Medical Center Comfort Items Drive. These items will be delivered by Post 56 to Charlie Norwood Medical Center and Fisher House later in October. Members of the community who wish to donate are encouraged to drop off items at the library or the Legion in Jefferson. There is a long list of acceptable items at the library and on the library’s Facebook page. The deadline for deposit at the library is October 8.
The library will feature special ghost stories for kids at 5 p.m. and another spookier story at 7 p.m. for teens on Thursday, October 7. Treats will be offered and the event will take place outside in the Memorial Garden.
Library assistant Sandra Cope recently hosted the Paint and Chat program and has another planned for the holidays. Cope’s next program, however, will be a beginner’s computer course. This class will take place on Tuesdays October 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The entry-level course will cover an introduction to the Windows operating system, connecting to the Internet, e-mail, and the telephone. Each class will be limited to nine participants, so be sure to call the library at 706-335-5946 to reserve a spot. There will be an advanced course in November that will cover Windows Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for customers interested in learning more.
October is Archives Month, so Library Volunteer Tina Harris will be hosting two tours of the Dorothy & Lamartine Hardman Jr. Heritage Hall this month. One will take place on Tuesday October 19 at 11 a.m. and the second will take place on Thursday October 21 at 6 p.m.
New adult dramas now available include: “A Darker Reality” by Anne Perry, “The Burning” by Jonathan Kellerman, “An Impossible Promise” by Jude Deveraux, “Daughter of the Morning Star” by Craig Johnson and Susan Wittig ” Albert’s Hemlock “.
There are also three new fantasy / sci-fi novels from JB Simmons, “Clothed in the Sun”, “Unbound” and “Great White Throne”. Three new audiobooks are also on the shelves, “Dead in the Water” and “Swimming to Catalina” by Stuart Wood and “Daylight” by David Baldacci.
Upcoming programs include:
• Tuesday, writing group for adults, 10:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, Computer basics, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Kidsercise, 10:30 am
• Thursday, Ghost stories for children, 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Ghost Stories for Teens, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Teen ‘Smash’ Bros., 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Yoga, 6 p.m.
• Friday, baby and me, 10:30 a.m.