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11-21-19


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


Hours: M, W, Th, Fri – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues. – 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WEEKLY/ MONTHLY PROGRAMS
STARBOOKS CAFE


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 3 – Featuring Christmas trees
December 10– Featuring family traditions
December 17 – Featuring favorite toys
December 31 – Featuring 2020
You do not need to bring a story; just come for the companionship.


TRAVELING LIBRARY
Get ready!! Have books, will travel!!  


Our blue book wagon will be coming with library books to a location near you.


You may check out books, return books, or even sign up for a library card.  The traveling wagon returns to each location every three weeks.  A sign will be posted at each location with the date and times of the next visit.

Schedule
Wednesday, December 4 from 9:45-10:15 AM  Copeland Community Center


Tuesday, December 10 from 10:00-10:30 AM Dacier Manor
Tuesday, December 17 from 11:00 - 11:30 AM Rumph Dining Room


BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS, THE TRAVELING WAGON WILL NOT RESUME ITS SCHEDULE UNTIL JANUARY 8.  THERE WILL BE NO OVERDUE FINES FOR THOSE USING THE TRAVELING LIBRARY.


DISPLAY CASE
The Jo Kennon Library has a locking display case.  There are 5 shelves, approximately 12” x 12”.  The public is invited to put a display in the case.  Sign up to place your exhibit in our display case.  

ART DISPLAY
Each month a different painting will be featured. Also come see the art in our gallery space, by local artists and refreshed often.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
STORY TIME – Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM. This program is for toddlers through 4 years of age.


Children are encouraged to stop by any time to do a craft.



YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Every Saturday at 1:00 PM.  All school age children are welcome.
First Saturday – Legos
Second Saturday – Makerspaces
Third Saturday – Art
Fourth Saturday – Movie
HANDBELL CHOIR


Every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 PM.  All school age children are welcome.  No experience is needed.  The class is taught by Mr. and Mrs. Phipps.

FREE TUTORING
The 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.

MAIL DELIVERY OF LIBRARY BOOKS
Because it is difficult for some of you to get to the library, we offer home delivery.


Audio or written books will be delivered to your mailbox.  Each person wanting home delivery needs to have a library card and will fill out a home delivery application.  Only one book at a time will be sent.  Individuals can call the library to request a book, or one will be chosen based on the application.  Applications to receive home delivery may be picked up at the post office, each apartment building, Copeland Community Center, or upon request can be sent to your mailbox.


If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call the library at 658-2670.

WORLD WAR I DISPLAY
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History have joined forces to bring us World War I: Lessons and Legacies, a beyond-the-textbook look at the war and its aftermath.  World War I arose from widespread social, political, cultural, and economic upheavals that were reshaping the world in the opening decades of the 20th century.  The war accelerated those changes, transforming public and private life in ways that continue to reverberate today.
This World War I display can be seen in the meeting room of the Jo Kennon Library.  Also on display and available for check-out are books on World War I.



SPECIAL PROGRAMS
CARD MAKING
Due to popular demand, Card Making will expand its times.  Join us and instructor, Gail Chapman, to learn how to make cards.  All supplies are provided.
Monday, December 2 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 3 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 10 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 16 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 31 at 10:00 AM

December 3 at 4:00 PM – Craft Club – Join us on the first Tuesday of the month. This month the craft is decorating Christmas ornaments.  All supplies are provided.

December 5 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM – History of Suwannee County – Join us when Eric Musgrove, Clerk of Court and County Historian, will be covering the history of Branford.

December 6 and 9 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Christmas Cards for Veterans – Join us to make and send Christmas cards to veterans.  All supplies will be provided.

December 12 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat (second and fourth Thursdays) is a great opportunity to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like in a barbershop.  All are welcome!

December 12 at 1:00 PM – Food Demonstration - Foodies unite!!!  Join us on the second Thursday of the month when Kim Griffin of IFAS will be here to talk about making five meals in less than 30 minutes.  She will be making and serving jambalaya.

December 13 at 10:00 AM – A Christmas Carol – We are honored and privileged to have John H. Bell, thespian, here to do a one man show of the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is an annual gift to the community as part of the Live Oak Artists Guild’s outreach and education program.  This tale by the “man who invented Christmas” has been adapted for stage by the McAlpin resident.
Hot apple cider and cookies will be served.

December 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Rock Painting – Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists.  All supplies are provided.

DECEMBER 24 AND 25 WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

December 26 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat (second and fourth Thursdays of the month) is a great opportunity to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like in a barbershop.  All are welcome!!

December 28 at 1:00 PM – Movie –This Christmas classic is a romantic tale that takes place in a Vermont lodge – where it almost always snows on Christmas.


MORE FROM THE LIBRARY

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

BOOK BOUQUETS
You might receive a book bouquet from the library.  We will randomly deliver to your door a suitable book decorated by the staff.  The staff at the library just want to spread some good cheer.

DONATIONS
The Jo Kennon Public Library would appreciate your donations of plastic shopping bags.  If possible, smooth them out before donating.




VOLUNTEERS
The library 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.


The library is looking for guest readers.  Our story time is every Wednesday at 10:00 AM.  If you are interested in reading or presenting a program to 3 and 4 year olds, please contact the library.


NEW RELEASES
Haben by Haben Girma – The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.
Poisoner in Chief by Stephen Kinzer – The bestselling author of All the Shahs Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIAs secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and 60s.


Wyoming Heart by Diana Palmer - Cort Grier is no ordinary rancher. Despite his vast wealth, he still works the land with his own bare hands, unlike his troublesome new neighbor, Mina Michaels.


Dark Illusion by Christine Feehan – A magician and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls in this powerful Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.


Half Finished by Lauraine Snelling- Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women friends join together to form a “UFO” group – Unfinished Objects.  Before long, one group had grown into several in the small town.  New relationships bloom and some members get a deeper understanding of what it means to belong to a community.


I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
-Borges