PRESIDENTS’ DAY CELEBRATION
11 a.m. Feb. 16, Plains High School Museum, Plains. President and Mrs. Carter will speak about their time in the White House followed by a short question and answer session. Hosted by the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. Immediately following his lecture, Carter will be available to autograph books. Guests will be able to purchase books at the Eastern National bookstore located inside the museum. The Plains Depot and Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm also will be open. www.nps.gov/jica. 229-824-4104. Free.
7 p.m. Feb. 17, Medical School Auditorium, 1550 College St. Topic: “On Authorial Custody, Narrative Complication, and Dramatic Context: For Serious Writers and Readers.” 7 p.m. March 3, Medical School Auditorium. Topic: “Big Stories: An Examination of Stories that Transcend Conventional Narrative Shapes.” Gordon Johnston, email@example.com. 478-301-2588.
7 p.m. Feb. 18; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Presidents Dining Room, University Center, Mercer University. The Frances Sewell Plunkett Lecture Series In The Decorative Arts will feature Stanley Murashige, associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who specializes in the history of Chinese art. Free. www.mercer.edu.
PRIME TIME PRESCHOOL
Peach Public Libraries is seeking families with children ages 3-5 to participate in a series of programs focusing on literacy acquisition and early literacy skills. Parents of preschoolers will learn how to book-share with their children, how to ask questions that encourage critical thinking, how to make reading enjoyable and relevant, and how to encourage children to internalize a love of learning. A series of six programs will be offered each Tuesday evening at Byron Public Library beginning in March. A second series of six programs will be offered each Monday evening at Thomas Public Library beginning in late April. During each program, each family will receive a free books. To register to participate in the program, contact Maira Hernandez at 478-825-1640.
MACON WRITERS GROUP
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDS STORY TIMES
MUDDY ’MULGEE STORY TIME
10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, Dot Baker Community Room, M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. A 30-minute program for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by a supervising adult. 478-892-3155.
BIBB COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
West Bibb Public Library, 5580 Thomaston Road: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 478-744-0818. Lanford Public Library, 6504 Houston Road: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 478-621-6973. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave.: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, 478-744-0859. Riverside Public Library, Rivergate Shopping Center, 110 Holiday Drive N.: 10:30 a.m. Friday, 478-757-8900.
HOUSTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Centerville Public Library, 206 Gunn Road, Centerville: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 1-4. 10:30 a.m. Thursday for ages 5-8, 478-953-4500. Nola Brantley Public Library, 721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 1-4 years, 478-923-0128.
PEACH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Thomas Public Library, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fort Valley: 11 a.m. Thursday for ages 18 months to 3 years; 4 p.m. the first Thursday of every month for ages 4-7 years, 478-825-1640. Byron Public Library, 105 W. Church St., Byron: 11 a.m. Wednesday for ages 18 months to 3 years; 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month for ages 4-7 years, 478-956-2200.
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