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LIBRARY NEWS — 02/21/10

Senior citizens and others are invited to play Presidential Bingo at four Briggs Lawrence County Public Library locations this week. If you can answer questions such as “Who was the thirteenth president?” and “Which president was widowed and remarried while in office?” you could fill up your bingo card first and be a winner.

Invite your friends, get out of the house and join us for Presidential Bingo at the Ironton library at 10:30 a.m. Monday, the Proctorville Library at 2 p.m. Monday, the Chesapeake library at 2 p.m. Tuesday or the South Point library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Do you want to join the trend of making new friends through an internet social networking web site? There will be two free workshops featuring the top social networking site, called “Facebook: the Basics,” at the Ironton Briggs library branch on Monday at 2 p.m. and repeating at 6 p.m. You’ll learn how to set up a Facebook account, add pictures, find friends, join groups and more.

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 the Chesapeake Branch Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone’s invited to this free travel talk entitled “Traveling to the Caribbean Without a Passport.”

Everyone interested in learning to crochet as well as those already experienced at the craft is invited to the Crochet Club at the Southern Branch Library in South Point at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Beginners should bring a “G” or “H” hook and yarn. Experienced crafters may bring a current project. For information call (740) 377-2288.

Briggs Library retiree, Sheila Brumfield, is continuing her popular Crochet and Knitting Club at the Eastern Branch Library in Proctorville on Thursday at 6 p.m. Ms. Brumfield will provide basic instruction and help with projects for beginning through intermediate level crafters. Participants need to bring “G” or “H” crochet hooks, knitting needles and yarn. Please register by the Wednesday at the branch or by calling (740) 886-6697.

You don’t need knitting needles to create a beautiful scarf. All you need is yarn. Teens are invited to learn the craft of finger knitting at three Briggs Library locations this week; 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ironton, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chesapeake, and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Proctorville.

Briggs Library is partnering with the AARP to provide free tax preparation assistance at two library branches. Volunteers for AARP Tax-Aide will be at the Chesapeake Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and at the Southern Branch Library in South Point from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Assistance is provided on a first come-first served basis.

The Briggs Library children’s department offers programs for homeschooling families at two locations. On Tuesday at the Main Library in Ironton, the kindergarten through third grade class meets at 2 p.m. and the fourth through eighth grade class is at 3 p.m. The classes repeat at the same time on Wednesday at the Southern Branch Library in South Point. For information call Jan Gullet at (740) 377-2288.

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

Storytime for ages 3 to 5:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Monday

Symmes Valley at 4:30 p.m. Monday

Proctorville at 11 a.m. Tuesday

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 3:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesday