Commerce Library will close on October 11 for training | JacksonHerald TODAY
The Commerce Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 11 so staff can participate in a regional Piedmont staff day in Jefferson. This meeting takes place once a year so that staff are trained on IT updates, as well as new policies being implemented in the region. The library will reopen at the usual times Tuesday at 10 a.m.
For children aged 8 to 12, there are still places to register for the Storybook Art Club on Tuesday, October 12, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The theme for this month is “Little House Four” and the project will be “About the Four Seasons”.
The most recent history walk in the Children’s Tower is “Walter’s Wonderful Web” by Tom Hopgood. It is the story of a spider whose webs keep breaking down in the wind. Walter does not give up, however, and weaves “spectacular” shapes into his web. Kids can enjoy the story and then create their own shapes on a geoboard.
Another benefit of a Commerce library card is access to Mango Language programs from any computer or mobile device. Over 70 languages are presented in a self-paced learning environment. The average lesson is 10 to 15 minutes and clients can choose to hear the words at conversational speed as well as record pronunciation compared to native speakers. However, many customers still prefer to check out one of the many sets of books and audio CDs here at the library. Essential, Intermediate, and Advanced Books and CDs are available in English, Spanish, English, French, German, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese. These documents are located at the end of the audiobook shelf.
Boo Fest is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm There will be a magician, the PuRL pop-up library, a Buzzie Bee tour, games, treats and more. Children are encouraged to dress up and bring a bag for their treats. Downtown businesses, local nonprofits, and churches interested in participating are urged to notify Angel Abounader at 706-335-5946 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New adult dramas now available include: “Jailhouse Lawyer” by James Patterrson, Nicholas Sparks “The Wish”, “Kitchen Front” by Jennifer Ryan, “The Unknown” by Heather Graham, “The Dark Remains” by William McIvanney, ” The Brutal Telling “by Louise Penny,” “A Fatal Arrangement” by Gayle Roper, “If Looks Could Kill” by Elizabeth Penney and “Angels Watching over Me” by Gabrielle Meyer
New non-fictional ones include: “Navigating Autism” by Temple Grandin, “Selected Speeches” by Barack Obama and “Good Grief – Embracing Life at a Time of Death” by Catherine Meyer and Anne Mayer Bird.
Upcoming programs include:
• Tuesday, Storybook Art Club from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, Computer basics, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, Kidsercise at 10:30 am
• Thursday, Teen ‘Smash’ Bros, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Thursday, chess, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Yoga, 6 p.m.
• Friday, baby and me, 10:30 a.m.