Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 7, 2010

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

Everyone’s invited to participate in a Briggs Library Book discussion group. Two groups meet this week. The South Point library group will discuss “Heart and Soul” by Maeve Binchy at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Ironton evening group will talk about “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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.

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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.

Bring the family and some snacks for a free “big screen” presentation of the hilarious animated movie, “Planet 51” at the Ironton library at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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 three to five:

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 three:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesday