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11-26-18

Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library December Events
10655 Dowling Park Drive
Live Oak, FL 32064
386-658-2670

WEEKLY PROGRAMS
Starbooks Café
Every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 AM the Starbooks Café will be open to the public.  Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be served (free of charge).
December 4 – Featuring the veterans
December 11 – Featuring the sewers
December 18 – Featuring the good ol’ days
You do not need to bring a story or sewing; just come for the companionship.

Children’s Story Time
Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM children and toddlers are invited to story time.  Activities include story reading, singing and crafts.
Children are encouraged to stop by any time to do a seasonal craft.


Movies
November 29 at 3:00 PM and December 1 at 1:00 PM
Two women exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life.  Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other’s home.  While each suffers from a minor case of culture shock, both women also end up becoming involved with a man.

December 6 at 3:00 PM and December 8 at 1:00 PM
A regular-sized man was raised as an elf by Santa Claus.  When the news is finally broken to the regular-sized man that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family.

December 13 at 3:00 PM and December 15 at 1:00 PM
The main characters must deal with a holiday with their in-laws

December 20 at 3:00 PM and December 22 at 1:00 PM
This romantic tale takes place in a Vermont lodge – where it is almost always, a white Christmas.


December 27 at 3:00 PM and December 29 at 1:00 PM
This movie celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances, and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.



SPECIAL PROGRAMS
November 29 from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Kristina Young with Elder Options of Gainesville will be at the Jo Kennon Public Library to answer questions about the Medicare Open Enrollment and review with you options for you to consider.  Call the library to schedule a time to meet with Kristina Young.

December 4 from 4:00 -5:00 PM – Craft Club – You’re welcome to bring any crafts you’re currently working on, like crocheting, knitting, painting etc.  Or you can come pick up a new hobby with our craft stamps and other card making and scrapbook supplies.

December 6 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM – Seed Library – Come in and talk with our Master Gardener volunteers and get some seeds!  All you need is a current SRRL library card and you can “check out” up to three packets of seeds every month.  There are no due dates and you’ll never accrue overdue fines.  This month’s workshop starting at 10 AM is entitled Nature Provides Holiday Décor.

December 6 at 12 noon - History of Suwannee County – Eric Musgrove, clerk of court and county historian, will be talking about the early 1940s.

December 13 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat will discuss topics of common interest, ranging from history to current events and much more will be covered, just like in a barbershop.  Come to enjoy a great time of discussion with great people and great coffee.

December 13 from 1:00-2:00 PM – Recipe Swap – Cookie Exchange – Bring three dozen cookies, one dozen to sample and two dozen to exchange.

December 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Rock Painting – Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists.  All supplies are provided.

December 20 from 9:30 – 11:30AM – Seed Library- Come in and talk with our Master Gardener volunteers and get some seeds!  All you need is a current SRRL library card and you can “check out” up to three packets of seeds every month.  There are no due dates and you’ll never accrue overdue fines.  

December 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Armchair Travels – Ireland – Jennings Bunn will be telling us about his recent trip to Ireland.

December 24 and 25 – Closed, Christmas Break

December 27 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat will discuss topics of common interest, ranging from history to current events and much more will be covered, just like in a barbershop.  Come to enjoy a great time of discussion with great people and great coffee.



More from the Library
Volunteers
The library is looking for volunteers to “buddy” read or tutor math to elementary children.  If you are interested, please stop by the Jo Kennon Dowling Park Library and pick up an application.
The library also needs plarn (plastic yarn) makers.  Literally thousands of bags have been donated and now it needs to be turned into plarn.  Stop by the library for a quick lesson and supplies to make plarn.  No experience is necessary.


Techies
Are you needing help with your cell phone, computer, or e-reader? Sign up at the library for one-on-one help.

New Releases
Stop in the library for some great Christmas movies and books.  They will get you in the holiday mood.
Donations
The Jo Kennon Public Library would appreciate your donations of plastic shopping bags.  If possible, smooth them out before donating.
New Automatic Door
The Jo Kennon Library now has an automatic door opener installed on the back door, which makes entering with wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and armloads of books easier.  You can now enter the building without assistance.
Art Gallery
Stop in the library to see our fine collection of art.  The pieces of art are on loan to us from the Village Artist’s Guild.
Free Tutoring
The Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library is now accepting applications for free tutoring.  If your child is in the first – fifth grades and needs some one-on-one help with either reading or math please stop by the library to fill out an enrollment form.  Specific tutoring times will be determined by the child’s schedule.
Please remember the tutors are volunteers who like to help children improve their reading and/or math skills.  If your child is being tutored, we ask that every effort possible be made to attend their session.  Children that do not show up, will be removed from the program.

Handbell Choir
The Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library will be starting a handbell choir for the youth.  No experience is needed.  All youth ages 7 – 17 are invited to join.  Mr. and Mrs. Phipps, who have previously taught handbells to the Japanese, will be in charge. The choir will meet from 4:00 – 5:00 PM every Thursday.  Sign up by stopping in or calling the library at 386-658-2670 to find out when the first class will begin.