Published 7:54 pm Saturday, January 2, 2010

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere exotic, but don’t want the hassle of getting a passport? Have you considered the U. S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico? Steve Call from Ohio University Southern will help you discover a tropical paradise at the dead of winter at two Briggs Lawrence County Public Library locations this week. Everyone’s invited to a free travel talk, “Traveling to the Caribbean without a Passport,” at the Chesapeake Branch Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday and the Main Library in Ironton at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Bring a snack and a friend for the “Classic Movie of the Month” at the Southern Branch Library, South Point, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. In “Road to Utopia,” Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are off to the Klondike country as two failed vaudevillians who steal the deed to a gold mine and end up on the run with an heiress-turned-saloon girl in tow. For information call (740) 377-2288.

Everyone interested in learning to crochet as well as those already experienced at the craft is invited to join us for the Crochet Club at the Chesapeake Branch Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Bring a “G” or “H” hook and yarn. For information call (740) 867-3390.

Email newsletter signup

Learn the basics of setting up and using an email account at the free workshop, “Email Basics for Seniors,” at the Southern Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Registration is limited to eight participants. For information call (740) 377-2288.

The Briggs Library young children’s program schedule featuring books, crafts, songs, and games for this week is:

Storytime for ages three to five:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Monday

Symmes Valley at 4:30 p.m. Monday

South Point at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Chesapeake at 11 a.m. Thursday

Symmes Valley at 11 a.m. Saturday

Toddler Time for up to age three:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesday