Events & Programs at SGRL
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Schedule of Library Board Meetings - Fiscal Year 2014

South Georgia Regional Library
3rd Tuesday - 1:00pm

July 16, 2013
September 17, 2013
November 19, 2013

January 21, 2014
March 18, 2014
May 20, 2014

Valdosta-Lowndes County Library
3rd Tuesday - 1:00pm

September 17, 2013
November 19, 2013

March 18, 2014
May 20, 2014 

Statenville Library
2nd Tuesday - 4:00pm

August 13, 2013
November 12, 2013

February 11, 2014
May 13, 2014

Miller Lakeland Library 
2nd Monday - 5:00pm

July 8, 2013
October 7, 2013

January 13, 2014
April 14, 2014

Valdosta Lowndes County Library
Kelly Lenz - Director
300 Woodrow Wilson Drive
229-333-0086
ext. 214

Seasonal Events

Crafters of the Round Table

Calling all...painters, model makers, beaders, knitters, tatters, loomers, leather punchers, quilters, scrapbookers or any other type of craft you do, if you are interested in sharing your craft with others, please come join the Crafters of the Round Table on January 18, 2014 @ 2pm in the Folsom Room at the Main library branch located at 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive.

You are responsible for bringing any supplies needed including drop cloths, tape, glue, scissors, needles, whatever your craft may require.  This club is meant to inspire others to branch out to other crafts and enjoy teaching others.  If enough interest is shown, Crafters of the Round Table will hold a gathering every month on the 3rd Saturday.

For more information, please contact Debbie Altobello @ 333-0086 x230 or by email daltobello@sgrl.org

Recurring Events
GED Class – Our library system has teamed up with Wiregrass to offer a free GED preparation class at VLC on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 to 8:00pm in the Folsom Room.

 Here are the highlights:

  • The class is completely free.  
  • Must be 16 or older.
  • Orientation is required.  (They will be given more information after signing up.)

For more information please direct all inquiries to Wiregrass Technical College at 229-333-2123.  

Vampire Book Club – This book club will be reading books based on Vampires. This discussion group is for mature audiences only. Contact Suzie Butts 229-333-0086 ext. 212.

  • Must be 18 years or older to participate.
  • Suzie Butts will be leading the group.
  • The group will have a monthly movie night, dates and movie to vary monthly.
  • The group will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm.

Teen Book Club – Looking for a cool place to meet and make friends?  Come to the Teen Book Club to read the latest and greatest in teen fiction and participate in movie nights and “lock ins” at the library! For any questions please contact Celia 229-333-0086 or email at cstrickland@sgrl.org

The teens meet every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

  • Must be 13 to 19 to participate.
  • The Teen Book Club meets to discuss popular teen fiction.
  • Parents must fill out the permission form before the teen may join the club.
  • The Teen Book Club is a place for young adults to meet and make friends.

Conversational Spanish Classes
Main Library
229-333-0086

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Public Library will be holding Beginning Spanish Classes on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Folsom Room. No registration is required.


Friends Booksale - VLC
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Saturday

Bookfellows - VLC

Books should be available shortly at the Reference Desk.   Used books are often available locally at the Backdoor Bookstore or online from Amazon.com. All meetings are at 300 Woordrow Wilson Drive unless stated otherwise.
 
All meetings will be at 4pm unless otherwise noted.

Book Talks - VLC



Adult Programs - VLC


Children Programs - VLC

Mondays @ 11:00am – Baby Storytime for children under 2.  Storytime is a 50 minute program that includes stories, crafts, songs and free play.

Tuesday s @ 11:00am – Toddler Time for children 2-5. Storytime is a 50 minute program that includes stories, crafts, songs and free play.

Tuesdays @ 4:00pm – All Ages Storytime Storytime is a 50 minute program that includes stories, crafts, songs and free play.

The Brown Bag Book Club (BBBC) meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:30. The BBBC is for children 7-12 who want to read and discuss chapter books.  They're welcome to bring a small brown bag snack.  Parents will need to remain with children under 10 years of age per SGRL policy.

Duplo Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:00am. The Duplo Club is for children ages 2-6.  Duplo blocks are provided for the kids to play and build with.

Lego Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30.  Lego Club is for children ages 6-12.  Children are provided with LEGOs and building challenges.

Movie Day will be the last Wednesday of every month.  A G or PG rated movie will start at 4:00pm. Begins January 30, 2014.

Computer Courses - VLC

Computer classes every Thursday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
All programs listed are given by Eric Mathis in our computer lab. For more information call 229-333-0086 ext 238.

Allen Statenville Library
Jackie Culpepper - Branch Manager
David Peeples - Echols and Lanier Branch Coordinator

123 Highway 129 S., Statenville
229-559-8182


Dorothy Neison
June 7 @10:00AM

She will introduce ancestry.com and information on genealogy research.  If you have questions and need answers we would love to see you here!!) 

Legal Aide Assistance
May 16 from 1:00-4:00PM
June 20 from 1:00-4:00PM

Summer Reading Program Registration May 21st

Summer Reading Program Kickoff May30th @ 5:00 with Bill Packard

Couponing
Every Monday @ 4:00PM with Mary Daugharty

English as a Second language class:
Please contact Jackie Culpepper or David Peeples at 229-559-8182 for appointment.

Basic Computer Classes
Schedule with Jackie Culpepper.

Salter Hahira Library
Janet Register - Branch Manager
220 E. Main St., Hahira
229-794-3063


Preschool Story Time at the Hahira Public Library!
Wednesdays at 11:15 AM.  Bring your little ones for classic stories, finger plays, and book related activities.  Suitable for ages Birth-4 1/2 years.  For more information, please call 794-3063.

Hahira Book Club
Monthly on Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Dates to be announced.

Johnston Lakes Library
Jeanna Allums - Branch Manager
720 Lakes Boulevard
229-559-8016


Family Game Night
First Thursday of Each Month at 4:30 pm
Family fun with board games and puzzles for all ages.

For Adults
Lake Views Book Club – 3rd Monday of every month at 2 PM.  Reading of selection is recommended but not required.

Game Day For Adults - Meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm

Beginning Computer Classes - Please see staff member for details

For Teens

Teen Short Stories – Available periodically throughout the year.  Teens may add a line to a developing story. 

For Children and Their Parents/Teachers
Home School Group – 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from August to May.  Children enjoy a story/science activity while parents share ideas.

Lego Club - Children age 8 and up. Please see a staff member to register.

Preschool Story Time - Every Wednesday at 11:30 am.

Special Events!
Dr. Seuss Celebration – Early March – Stories; Seuss related activities.  Family recommended!

Summer Reading Program – Signup begins in May; program runs June – July.  Prize drawings.

Costume Day – Usually late October.  Come inside in costume and receive a treat.  Choose a book related to costume and get entered into a prize basket drawing.  Recommended for children aged 12 and under.

McMullen Southside Library
Beverly Sanders - Branch Manager
527 Griffin Avenue
229-253-8313


Open Mic Night
The third Thursday of every month @ 6:00pm

Show your talent at our Open Mic Night or just kick back and enjoy special performances by Poetic Magic.

Miller Lakeland Library
David Peeples - Branch Manager
124 South Valdosta Road
229-482-2904


The Lanier County Public Library at 18 South Valdosta Road is starting a couponing class beginning Tuesday May 1st at 2:00 and continuing every Tuesday at the library.    Persons who attend the May 1st program will be elligible to win a bag full of groceries.

For more information, please contact David or Sabrina at the Lanier County Library at 482-2904.

Teen Book Club – Looking for a cool place to meet and make friends?  Come to the Teen Book Club to read the latest and greatest in teen fiction and participate in movie nights and “lock ins” at the library! For any questions please contact Celia 229-333-0086 or email at cstrickland@sgrl.org

The teens meet every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

  • Must be 12 to 19 to participate.
  • The Teen Book Club meets to discuss popular teen fiction.
  • Parents must fill out the permission form before the teen may join the club.
  • The Teen Book Club is a place for young adults to meet and make friends.

SGRL Closed Dates 2013 & 2014 - Subject to change

Thursday - July 4, 2013
Independence Day
Friday - July 5, 2013
Furlough Day
Friday - August 30, 2013
Furlough Day
Monday - September 2, 2013
Labor Day
Monday - October 14, 2013
Staff Development Day
Wednesday - November 27, 2013
Furlough Day
Thursday - November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving
Friday - November 29, 2013
Thanksgiving Friday
Tuesday - December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve
Wednesday - December 25, 2013
Christmas Day
Thursday - December 26, 2013
Day After Christmas
Friday - December 27, 2013
Furlough Day
Tuesday - December 31, 2013
New Year's Eve Day
Wednesday - January 1, 2014
New Year's Day
Monday - January 20, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday - February 17, 2014
Staff Development Day
Friday - April 18, 2014
Furlough Day
Sunday - April 20, 2014
Easter
Friday - May 23, 2014
Furlough Day
Monday - May 26, 2014
Memorial Day

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Last Updated 01/07/14