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Help us BUILD A BETTER WORLD this summer… and WIN!
Georgia’s most exciting Summer Reading Challenge will be here soon and it’s better than ever! Starting May 13, come by your branch or join us online for BUILD A BETTER WORLD! at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries!
IT’S EASY TO PARTICIPATE!
The Rules are simple… just read! Every time you read ten titles (for kids up to age 11) or read for 5 hours (for teens and adults) you earn a treasure trove prize and an entry into our grand prize drawings. You can also add up points by going to one of our hundreds of free library programs or using one of our online services.
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ALL AGES GET TO PLAY!
Born yesterday? You get to play! Entering your 18th decade of life? You get to play! This year, everyone can take part in the challenge, making it easier for families, siblings and friends to play along together.
GREAT PRIZES! 
For Children- book bundles, LeapPads, Kindles and more!  For Teens- iPads, Custom Converse, gift cards & more!  For Adults- iPads, Kindles and more! 
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HOW DO I ENTER?
BUILD A BETTER WORLD! registration begins May 13th. You can enter one of two ways:
1) Pick up (or download) a Summer Challenge reading log at any branch of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. Be sure to pick one up for each member of the family!
2) Register online here.
GREAT PROGRAMS!
Groups of 7 or more are welcome at any program but should contact their branch first to guarantee a space.
It wouldn’t be a Summer Reading Challenge without great programs, and this summer we’re pulling out all the stops! Hundreds of FREE programs for all age groups!
GREAT ENTERTAINERS!
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FANTASTICAL FEATS OF DERRING-DO!
Columbus favorite ARTHUR ATSMA returns with death-defying feats of sleight-of-hand, unbelievable demonstrations of mind over whatever and a possible appearance by Gus the stunt chicken.
Wednesday June 7
10:30am – Mildred L. Terry Public Library
1:30pm – South Columbus Public Library
4:30pm – North Columbus Public Library
Thursday June 8
11:00am – Parks Memorial Public Library
2:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm (evening show!) – Columbus Public Library
Friday June 9
10:00am – Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library
2:00pm – Marion County Public Library
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GREAT STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
STORYTELLER BABATUNDE (TV and film actor Jason Louder) was a crowd favorite at the recent Columbus Children’s Book Festival. Come find out why as he visits our libraries with stories that will delight your whole family!
Monday June 26
10:30am, 1:30pm – Columbus Public Library
4:00pm – South Columbus Public Library
Tuesday June 27
10:00am – Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library
2:00pm – Marion County Public Library
5:00pm – Parks Memorial Public Library
Wednesday June 28
10:30am – Mildred L. Terry Public Library
1:30pm – North Columbus Public Library
BUILD A BETTER WORLD is POWERED BY 


           

  • Studio 3K

    When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Join us as we create, explore, and redesign! Ages 12-18.

  • Get Hooked! Crochet Club

    When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Walker Room

    New to crochet? Come and learn the basics. Experienced? Come and crochet with us. Attendees are encouraged to bring current projects to each session. Attendees can also work on group projects.

  • Teen Summer Kick-Off Movie

    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Teens ages 12-18! Summer is underway. Bring your friends and join us for a movie to celebrate.

  • Coder Dojo

    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Learn to speak like a computer by joining us at this weekly drop-in coding club! Everyone—preschoolers to teens—can get hands-on experience with this important digital literacy skill.

  • Game On

    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Calling all gamers! Join us for some exciting outdoor games, board games, and interactive team games this summer. Ages 12-18.

  • Rhythm & Rhyme Music Time

    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    This fun sing-along storytime program will introduce children and caregivers to an assortment of songs, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, ear training, and simple instrument playing! Children will have the opportunity to play various music instruments, including: drums, bells, triangles, xylophones, ukuleles, accordions, and egg shakers! Following the program, children may checkout a music instrument to take home for a whole week! Recommended for ages 0-5.

  • Rhythm & Rhyme Music Time

    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    This fun sing-along storytime program will introduce children and caregivers to an assortment of songs, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, ear training, and simple instrument playing! Children will have the opportunity to play various music instruments, including: drums, bells, triangles, xylophones, ukuleles, accordions, and egg shakers! Following the program, children may checkout a music instrument to take home for a whole week! Recommended for ages 0-5.

  • Friday Family Flicks

    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Relax with us as we screen a family favorite: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”(PG-13), Feb. 24; “The Secret Life of Pets”(PG), March 31; “Finding Dory”(PG), April 28; The BFG(PG), May 26.

  • Tiny Tales (Ages 0-24 Months)

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Tiny Tales encourages parents to take an active role as their child’s first teacher by introducing book and language activities that can be repeated at home. This fun-filled program for babies and toddlers includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, and much more!

  • Take Away Tuesdays

    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus/CB&T combined

    Join us each week as we learn from some amazing people who continue to make a difference in our community! You will be able to take away interesting facts and discover ways that you can also help to build a better world! A craft will be provided at the end as well!

  • The Conversation Circle

    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Practice your English in a relaxed group setting.

  • Tea and Music: The Musical Tea Cup

    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Auditorium

    The Margaret Carney Tea and Music Series returns for it's eleventh year! Join us for this wonderful concoction of concert and lecture performed by the faculty, staff and students of the Schwob School of music, with delicious hot tea and snacks provided by the Muscogee County Friends of Libraries.

    This afternoon's concert is "The Perfect Duos: Tea and Music plus Flute and Piano." Leslie Thompson, flute; Andrew Harry, piano.

  • One-On-One Computer Assistance

    When: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    Would you like some help learning a computer skill, building a resume, or researching a topic? Try our One-on-One computer assistance classes. Book a 30 minute class for personalize instruction to help you look for a job, format a paper, fill out online forms, etc. Registration is required.

  • One-On-One Computer Assistance

    When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library

    Would you like some help learning a computer skill, building a resume, or researching a topic? Try our One-on-One computer assistance classes. Book a 30 minute class for personalize instruction to help you look for a job, format a paper, fill out online forms, etc. Registration is required.

  • Dessert & Drama Book Club

    When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Join us for a sweet treat and a dramatic read. The following book discussions will take place on: May 27, Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson; June 24, The White House by JaQuavis; July 22, Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson; August 19, Trouble & Triumph by T.I. Join the Facebook group for reminders and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dessertdrama/.

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