Tuesday, November 19, 2019 |
Linda Wright speaks at Booked for Lunch on November 21
Local writer Linda Wright will be discussing her memoir, My Turn, at the November Booked for Lunch program on Thursday November 21 at 12:15 p.m. in the County Main Library First floor program room.
Linda Wright is a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association and the Big Bend Poets & Writers. She was one of the editors and contributors to Life Lessons: Writings from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The Florida State University, published in 2010.
Ms. Wright is a retired librarian and planning consultant for libraries and library organizations. In her career, she has worked for one school library, four public libraries and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Her short stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada: 101 Heartwarming and Inspiring Stories by and for Canadians and Persimmon Tree, an online magazine of the arts by women over sixty.
Booked for Lunch is a program sponsored by the Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library which brings local authors into the library to speak on their works while patrons enjoy their bagged lunch along with refreshments provided by the Library.
County Main Library Presents Author Josh Crute!
Meet author Josh Crute at Family Time on Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m., and hear him read “Oliver: The Second-Largest Living Thing on Earth”, a story set in the Sequoia National Forest. Crute uses his wit and humor to help readers understand how the tree comes to grow and flourish while in the shadow of taller trees. Family Time is offered each Saturday at 11 a.m. for children of all ages and their caregivers.
Andy’s Room, Saturday, December 7
Children ages preschool through elementary grades are invited to experience a life-sized Andy’s Room. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) activities including racing LEGO cars, making army men parachutes and experimenting with potatoes and light-bulbs. Josh Crute, the author of Toy Story 4: Little Golden Book, will be at the County Main Library at 3 p.m. to read his book.
The Andy’s Room program will be offered at the following library locations on December 7:
Dr. B. L. Perry, Jr: 1 - 3 p.m.
Eastside: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Northeast: 12 - 3 p.m.
Woodville: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lake Jackson Branch will host Andy’s Room on Saturday, December 14. See online calendar for times or call 606-2665.
December 19, 3 - 6 p.m. - Laser Tag Main Library
Teens get ready for laser tag at the Library! Use the obstacles, focus your mind, and be the last one standing!
Gingerbread House Competition
Saturday, December 7, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Sugar and spice and all things nice are in store for the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library Gingerbread House Competition! Compete in three categories and taste the sweetness of victory: Most Creative, The Classic OG (Original Gingerbread), and Best of Kits and Molds. Winners in each category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Not a baker? Come enjoy the exhibition of houses and light refreshments. Registration information will be shared on our website and by request at any of the library locations as we get closer to the date.
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Sundays in November 1 -5:45 p.m.
Our Library's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) event will take place in Program Room B from 1 - 5:45 p.m., every Sunday in November! As a "Come-Write In" location, the Leon County Main Library will provide writing space and resources. And, as always, staff is happy to assist aspiring writers in whatever way we can.
Annie Get Your Glue Gun Crafting Meetup
Thursday, December 12, 3 -5 p.m.
BYOC (Bring Your Own Craft) to this crafter’s meetup at the County Main Library the second Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Bring a project to work on plus share your ideas and tips with others. Have a crafting question? We have a book for that! You can take advantage of the library’s crafting collection during this meetup. Light refreshments will be provided.
Clip, Click & Save: Couponing Workshop with Jenny Martin Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for a couponing workshop with Jenny Martin, the creator of Southern Savers, “Where finding deals and steals is simple and rewarding!” Jenny Martin is the creator of SouthernSavers.com, one of the most popular couponing sites in the South with more than 1.5 million users.
Boards and Books Tabletop Gaming
Monday, November 18, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Why be bored when you can play board games? Embrace "boardom" at Boards and Books, LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library’s tabletop game night! Bring old friends and make new ones playing games like Monopoly, creating a world of adventure in D&D, or see who’s who in Codenames! These games and more are free to play starting at 6 p.m. Let’s get dicey!
Here's a sneak peek of what's coming soon!
A Warning by Anonymous
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
The Attack by W.E.B. Griffin
Genesis by Robin Cook
Final Option by Clive Cussler
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark
Spy by Danielle Steel
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
The Welcoming by Nora Roberts
Browse our entire collection at www.LeonCountyLibrary.org for more great picks. In most cases, you can place a hold before the book comes out!
Eastside Branch Library Update
The 4-H Insect Club, also known as “The Insectomaniacs,” is meeting at the Eastside Branch Library, which is a great location for observing insects, while the 4-H office undergoes renovations. The club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Club members learn how to identify, collect, preserve and pin insect specimens, observe insects under a microscope, compete in the state-wide “Insectathon” competition and even eat insects during a special edible insect lesson! Kids can join the club by signing up through 4-H at 4-H Insect Club
Another new program at the Eastside Branch Library is Crazy 8s Math Club for Children Grades K – 2 on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. The class introduces math skills to children by engaging them in exciting hands-on activities. The program runs for eight weeks and will end on November 20. Registration is not necessary, and children are welcome to attend any of the programs when they can.
The Eastside Branch Library now presents a “Stay and Play” program immediately following BabyTime. BabyTime and “Stay and Play” are held Tuesday mornings beginning at 11:30 a.m. and are for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years old and their parent/guardians. BabyTime is led by a librarian and features rhymes, songs and short stories that appeal to babies and toddlers. “Stay and Play” is an unstructured program that encourages babies and toddlers to explore sensory toys and interact with each other.
The Teen Authors Guild, for students in grades 6-12, is meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:30 - 6 p.m. under the direction of local author M.R. Street. Young authors are welcome to join the meetings where they will share ideas, refine skills, and write and critique together.
The Bucket List Book Club meets every 4th Thursday at 6 p.m. and after eight years of reading and meeting together continues to be a fun, friendly and educational program. New members are always welcome.
The Eastside Branch Library is uniquely located next to one of our County’s most picturesque parks, the Pedrick Pond Park. This location benefits Library patrons as they enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting as well as the services of the Library. In June, Leon County installed a “signature tree planting” of 125 Crabapple trees along the Pedrick Pond Park trail near the Library. The trees will provide shade along the 0.7-mile trail and will become a beautiful sight in the spring when they bloom. We hope you will find some time to visit our beautiful and unique branch library.
Muriel Llewellyn, Eastside Branch Library Manager
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