LIBRARY NEWS – 7/25/10

Published 10:10 pm Saturday, July 24, 2010

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the final programs of the 2010 Children’s Summer Reading Club, “Let’s Go Swimming! A Modern Movement Exploration,” performed by members of the Jeslyn Dance Gallery of Huntington.

Last year’s performance of “Where the Sidewalk Ends” was such a hit the library invited the Jeslyn Dance Gallery back for this special performance to end the children’s summer reading club with a SPLASH! The whole family won’t want to miss this professional modern dance company as they create a watery world through dance, song, sign language and more.

The free programs are 45 minutes long followed by a 15 minute interactive session between the dancers and the children attending.

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The schedule for “Let’s Go Swimming” is:

2 p.m. Monday at the Ironton library

11 a.m. Tuesday at the Symmes Valley library

2 p.m. Tuesday at the Proctorville library

2 p.m. Wednesday at the South Point library

2 p.m. Thursday at the Chesapeake library

Other children’s programs scheduled this week are:

Storytime for ages three to kindergarten:

Ironton at 11 a.m. Monday

Proctorville at 11 a.m. Tuesday

South Point at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Chesapeake at 11 a.m. Thursday

Toddler Time for up to age three:

Ironton at 11 to a.m. Tuesday

This is also the final week for the 2010 Summer Reading Clubs. Participants in the children’s, adults’ and teens’ clubs have until Saturday to complete their club requirements and claim prizes.

Anyone interested in learning how to join one of the fastest growing and most popular social networking websites is invited to “Facebook 101” at 6 p.m. Monday at the Main Library in Ironton. For information, or to sign up call (740) 532-1124

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.

Make the perfect accessory for your day at the beach at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library! We’ll be making Waterproof Beach Bags that are perfect for carrying towels, swimsuits or your favorite summer reading materials. The craft programs are free with all supplies provided. Space is limited. To register, call or visit your local branch.

The Waterproof Beach Bag programs are scheduled this week at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Chesapeake library and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Proctorville library.

The Ironton library’s free “Going Green” series continues at 6 Thursday with “What Can You Do Now? Get Your Green On!” Presented by Sylvia Arthur, the program includes calculating your carbon footprint, “greening” you house, lawn and garden, and more. Everyone’s invited.