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What's up at the library: January 2013 programs and events


January 02, 2013
Power Healing

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn to heal yourself. No registration required.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information and reservation, call 770-360-8820 or email shuyuntseng@yahoo.com.

Laughter Yoga

Saturdays: Jan. 12, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18. 2:30 p.m.

Let laughter lighten your mood. Instructor is a certified Laughter Yoga leader trained by Dr. Madan Kataria. Registration is required.

Northeast/ Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Friends of the Northeast Library Book Club

Wednesdays, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    

Enjoy interesting and lively discussions – new participants always welcome! Each title is available one month prior to its discussion. Schedule is as follows: January – “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” February – “The Kitchen House,” March – “The Invisible Bridge,” April – “The Thirteenth Tale” and May – “A Paris Wife.”

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For more information, email karen.swenson@fultoncountyga.gov.

Chess Club

Wednesdays, Jan. 2, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

All children ages 5-13 are welcome to attend. Club members will learn strategies, game variations and have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. Registration is not required.

Ocee branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Ocee Astronomy Club

Thursdays, Jan. 3, Jan. 17 at 4:30 pm.

Club members will participate in activities, experiments and interactive games. Registration is required. If you plan to join the club, please send an email with your name and age to: marcia.divack@fultoncountyga.gov. Ages 7-13.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Meditation and Yoga Class

Most Fridays, begins Jan. 4. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Learn the Korean “one” yoga method for stress relief and good health. No registration is required. Each class limited to first 25 participants. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Northeast/ Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

 

Johns Creek Teen Poetry Group

Sundays, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5. 2:30 p.m.

On the first Sunday of the month, an esteemed published poet and member of the Georgia Poetry Society will present his/her original works to the teens for discussion. The teens will also bring in an original work for presentation and group discussion. Ages 12-18. Registration required.                                                                                                                                             Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Baby and Me Storytime

Tuesdays, Jan. 8 – 29. 10:30 am.

Participate in songs, stories and rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Ages 0 to 2 years. Registration is not required.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Line Dancing

Most Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Enjoy improved physical and mental health with this fun, relaxing activity. Taught by Jean Chen, longtime line dancing instructor. New participants always welcome. No registration required.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

 

Art on Tuesday

Tuesdays, Jan. 8, Jan. 22. 4:30 p.m.

This special series of art programs on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, are for children and teens ages 10 to 14 and will feature exciting hands-on projects in a number of different styles and techniques, including pointillism, pop art and encaustic art. Please dress in old clothes or bring an apron or smock, some projects will be messy. This program is limited to 20 and registration is required. If you plan to attend, please send an email with your name and age to: marcia.divack@fultoncountyga.gov. Ages 10 to 14.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

 

Dahn Yoga Classes

Most Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8. 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Classes combine stretching, breathing and meditation and are for beginners. No registration is required. Each class limited to first 25 participants. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Northeast Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Kids Can Learn Ballet Dance Too! Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 9. 11 a.m.

Join in on the fun as we learn the classical ballet.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Winter Wonder Storytime and Craft

Wednesday, Jan. 9. 4:45 p.m.

Winter wonder craft program will start at 5 p.m. Registration is not required; however, program limited to the first 40 arrivals. Ages 5 and up. All children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Jan. 31. 10:30 am.

Participate in stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 3 to 5. Registration is not required.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 10. 5 p.m.

Join Ginny Cline, the young adult librarian at Ocee, and explore ways to enhance the library programs for teens.

Ages 12 -18.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

 

Free Math Tutoring

Sundays, Jan. 13, 20, 27. 2 p.m.

All children in kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to attend. Tutors are available to help you with any math fundamentals that you are struggling with. Registration is not required; just bring any work you need help with.

Ages 5 -14.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Introduction to MS Word 2010

Tuesday, Jan. 15. 1 p.m.

An introductory class to familiarize computer users with Microsoft Word. Adults. First come, first seated.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Beginning Readers’ Book Club

Tuesday, Jan. 15. 4 p.m.

Join us for book discussions and related activities. Ages 5-8. This program is limited to 20 children. Registration is required. To register and reserve a copy of each month’s book, please send an email including your name and age to marcia.divack@fultoncountyga.gov

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek      

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Music for Babies with Ms. Jennifer

Friday, Jan. 18. 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Bring your baby to this rockin’ good time with Ms. Jennifer! Music helps develop language, vocabulary, reasoning and coordination, so come on out and sing and move and build those skills! Each session is limited to 15 babies, if the 10:15 a.m. session is full; please wait for the 11 a.m. session. Ages 3 months to 2 years. Registration is not required.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Teen Business Series: Introduction to Public Speaking

Sundays Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19.2:30 p.m.

This program presented by Toastmasters will teach teens the basics of public speaking and help them become comfortable doing it. An advanced member of Toastmasters will discuss topics including creating goals, developing a personal mission and thinking on one’s feet when in a public speaking situation. Teens will practice public speaking as part of the program. Ages 12-18. Registration required.                                                                                                                                             Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

U.S. Citizenship Winter Test Prep Classes

Sundays, Jan. 20 – March 24. 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Reservation/green card required by Jan. 27. Sponsored with Jewish Family and Career Services.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information and reservations, call 770-360-8820.

Adult Self Defense Workshop

Tuesday, Jan. 22. 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Reservation required. Presented by Revved Up Kids, Inc.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information and reservation, call 770-360-8820.

Introduction to MS Excel 2010

Tuesday, Jan. 22. 1 p.m.

An introductory class to familiarize computer users with Microsoft Excel. Adults. First come, first seated.

Ocee branch, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8897.

Wednesday Storytime for Preschoolers

Wednesdays Jan. 23, 30, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Interactive stories, fingerplays, songs and playtime. Ages 4 and under.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Thursdays Storytime for Preschoolers

Thursdays, Jan. 24, Jan. 31. 10:15 a.m.

Interactive stories, fingerplays, songs and playtime. Ages 4 and under.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Friends of NESO Library Winter Book Sale

Thursday, Jan. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 27

Private “For Members Only” – Thursday, Jan. 24 – 1-5 p.m.

Public – Friday, Jan. 25 – 1-5 p.m.

Public – Saturday, Jan. 26 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Public – Sunday, Jan. 27 – 2-4 p.m.

Wide range of books and media for sale at super prices! Donations welcome. Volunteers needed.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

Master Minds Chess Club

Mondays Jan. 28 – May 20. 6:15 p.m.

Come play with other chess players. Boards provided. In partnership with Championship Chess.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

 

Winter Cooking with Chef Lynn

Mondays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4. 6:30 p.m.

Come learn about winter cooking with Chef Lynn. Registration required.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information and reservation, call 770-360-8820.

 

College and Career Series for Teens: Writing Research Papers

Tuesdays Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5. 6 p.m.

Each week research paper writing tutor Sarah Calhoun will break down in detail a specific part of the creative writing process. It is highly recommended that teens sign up for and attend all six weeks in order to maximize the benefits of this program. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Northeast/ Spruill Oaks branch, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek

For information, call 770-360-8820.

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