“Art in the Park” Artworks are Back

Thank you to all who participated in the “Art in the Park” children’s display. I hope you had a chance to view all the great artwork in the Heritage Village during the festival. All of the projects have been returned to the library and are ready to be picked up at your convenience.

New 4H Club coming soon!

The library is forming its own 4H group! If you would like to join simply pick up a form at the Service Desk or visit the 4H website for forms.  We need just 5 members to get started. If you already participate in a 4H project (Archery, Robotics, etc.) you can still sign up. This is a general club service like those offered through public schools. Agent Ali Merck will hold a meeting once a month at our library; bringing you a broad range of programs. Click the new 4H Club tab for more information and check back for club dates and upcoming opportunities!

Khan Academy Study Day

Khan Academy Study Day – Basic Algebra
Monday, September 26th at 10am
teens & preteens

Starting in September, we will offer a monthly study day for teens using Khan Academy, Crash Course and other online tools. Held in one of our study rooms with the big screen monitor and dry erase board, this is an opportunity to hang out with friends and help one another in a stress-free environment. Our first event will cover basic algebra. Khan Academy provides clear video tutorials on a variety of subjects allowing students to move at their own pace, and practice as they go. If you are a teen math wiz and looking to fulfill service hours for college/resume please come talk to us! We can use your help with this program.

How Old MacDonald Got His Farm

Please join us this Thursday, September 15th at 1pm.
Guest Jeff Killip, of the Jefferson Public Works Department, will explore the science of composting, with a fun, quirky picture book take on “Old MacDonald’s Farm”. Kids will make their own potting soil and plant seeds to take home. This program is for grade equivalents K-4th.

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Workshop for Art in the Park

Please join us this Thursday for a self-led, drop in workshop for those interested in submitting art entries into the annual Art in the Park student art contest. We will supply everything you need to complete a Grant Wood inspired landscape drawing. This project can be adapted to all ages/abilities. Younger kids can draw one element, like the covered bridge, using pattern for interest. More advanced students may use skills such as perspective and shading to create a landscape with foreground, middle ground, background and horizon .

All art will be displayed in the Heritage Village area of the park and each grade level will be scored by a panel of independent judges. Three top winners will be awarded from each grade level. First place art will be considered as an entry for the 2017 Art in the Park commemorative T-shirt.  Winners need not be present to receive an award and all artwork will be returned to the library.

If you need more time to complete this project or would like to submit a different work of your own, please drop them by the library no later than 7pm Wednesday, September 7th.

Rules and Details:

26th Anniversary Art in the Park Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at Hurricane Shoals County Park in Maysville, Georgia.

  1. Art work may be in pen and ink, acrylic, oil or watercolor. Pencil, charcoal or pastel does not reproduce well on a T-shirt but may be submitted for consideration.
  2. Minimum design size is 8.5” x 11” and maximum size is 12” x 14”.
  3. Subject must be related to Hurricane Shoals or Art in the Park activities.

 

Welcome Back

We hope you all had an awesome summer and are getting settled back into the school routine smoothly. We have an exciting new year planned with a few changes we hope will serve all of our homeschoolers better. Instead of the large once per month gathering we will be offering smaller programs peppered throughout the monthly schedule. This will allow more flexibility to provide guest programs, fit your busy schedules and focus on smaller groups within specific age ranges. Coming up in September we will have a drop in workshop for those interested in submitting art entries into the annual Art in the Park student art contest. We have also planned a program with guest Jeff Killip, of the Jefferson Public Works Department, to explore the science of waste management, recycling and composting for levels K-4. A representative of Jackson County 4H will come speak about opportunities in 4H for levels 4-12 grade. Also for older students we will be starting a Khan Academy Study Day, our first event will focus on Algebra. We will post the schedule just as soon as we have everything in place. Hope to see you soon!

May Gathering is Tomorrow!

Please join us tomorrow for fun and frolic Caribbean style. Hear Tante Telma, Thelma Ware, tell stories about her childhood in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn about REAL Caribbean culture, free from debauchery and commercialism. Learn to Calypso dance and take home some authentic Island recipes to make for yourself.

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April Gathering

This month we will present the Georgia Museum of Natural History’s “Turtles” Science-in-a-Box, postponed from last month. Join us Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30am to explore bones and preserved specimens of a variety of colorful and interesting species. Design your own turtle “camo”. Identify turtle tracks and re-create them in the sand. Learn to identify the different types of turtles by their unique attributes specially suited to life on land or water. Please, if you have a turtle or tortoise bring him/her to show and tell!

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GMNH Science in a Box: Turtles

Join us this Wednesday at 10:30am to explore the Georgia Museum of Natural History’s “Turtles” Science-in-a-Box. The kit includes bones and preserved specimens of a variety of colorful and interesting species. Design your own turtle “camo”. Identify turtle tracks and re-create them in the sand. Learn to identify the different types of turtles by their unique attributes specially suited to life on land or water.

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