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The public is invited to come virtually chat with Edgar Award winner Walter Sorrells, the prolific mystery and young adult author who has penned numerous popular series over the last several years.

The Skype™ chat will take place on Friday, November 15th at 4:00pm in Synovus/CB&T Meeting Room A of the Columbus Public Library.

Young Adults will know of Mr. Sorrells as the author of many of the Flight 29 Down books (based on the television series), the fabulous new prequels to the Pendragon series called The Travelers, plus his very own teen mysteries Fake ID, Club Dread, Eratum, First Shot and The Silent Room.

Adult mystery fans may know him as the creator of Atlanta private investigator Sunny Childs, written under the pen name Ruth Birmingham. He has published six novels in the Sunny Childs series. In addition, writing under the name Lynn Abercrombie, he has written several additional mysteries including Blind Fear.

Find out more about Mr. Sorrells at his website.

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Join us for our bi-weekly chess club. We provide a social atmosphere for anyone who wants to play chess. Whether you're a grandmaster or just eager to learn for the first time, everyone is welcome.

  • Teen Cosplay Workshop

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at CB&T (side B)

    Are you interested in cosplay, but don't know where to start? In this workshop, you will get the chance to socialize with other cosplayers and learn tips and tricks as we create cosplay accessories for upcoming conventions. Some materials will be provided, but you may also bring your own projects to work on.

  • Big Eyes, Small Mouth

    When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Come along on epic adventures, fight monsters, and meet princesses in this anime-fantasy style roleplaying game. Event open to teens ages 12 to 18.

  • End-of-Summer Splash Bash!

    When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Did you meet your summer reading goal? Come celebrate with us at our outdoor water party! Bring your wet suit, sunscreen, and a towel and be prepared to get soaked. Children and teens of all ages are invited.

  • Anime Club

    When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Teen Department

    Eat ramen and other delicious snacks while we watch a different series of anime each time. Event open to teens ages 12 to 18.

  • Read & Play Storytime

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library

    Join us in the children's area as we have fun listening to stories, signing songs, and repeating rhymes, all while you and your little one(s) learn. Interactive crafts and playtime immediately follow the program! Adult caregivers and children age 0-5 are invited to attend.

  • Tiny Tales (0-24 months)

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Synovus (side A)

    Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child’s first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.

  • Minecraft Monday (Ages 6-12)

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Tired of fighting Creepers and running from Enderman? Want some interactive fun, both online and off? Join us for an immersive Minecraft experience full of fun crafts and free play! No registration required.

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Join us for our bi-weekly chess club. We provide a social atmosphere for anyone who wants to play chess. Whether you're a grandmaster or just eager to learn for the first time, everyone is welcome.

  • Tiny Tales (Ages 0-24 Months)

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 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!

  • Email and Cloud Storage

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Get started with email and saving documents online with Google Drive. Learn how to compose messages, address multiple recipients, add attachments, and much more! *Limited spots available. Registration is strongly encouraged. Please call (706) 683-8805.*

  • American Sign Language: Silent Chat

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Mildred L. Terry Public Library at Alpha Kappa Alpha Room

    Come practice your American Sign language skills in a friendly, casual environment. Every ASL skill level welcome. the goal is signing only. No voices please! Call 706-243-2782 or email mlt@cvlga.org for more information.

  • Chess at the Library

    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: South Columbus Public Library at Conference Room

    Join us for our bi-weekly chess club. We provide a social atmosphere for anyone who wants to play chess. Whether you're a grandmaster or just eager to learn for the first time, everyone is welcome.

  • Adult Crafternoon

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Calling all adults! Join us as we make a unique craft! Each month we will have an activity focused on painted rocks, paper lanterns, or CD artwork decorating! All materials will be provided.
    May- CD Artwork Decorating, June- Painted Rocks, July- Paper Lanterns.
    All materials will be provided.

  • MS Excel Basics

    When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at Rothschild Technology Room

    Learn how to use and format spreadsheets, set up basic formulas, and create charts.

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