MICHAEL BUFFALO SMITH BOOK SIGNING
2 p.m. April 12, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2371 Vineville Ave. The author will be signing copies of “Rebel Yell,” with Q&A, and a concert from Tommy Talton and Friends. Also scheduled to perform are Harvey Dalton Arnold (the Outlaws), Donnie Winters (the Winters Brothers Band) and Smith. Other stars from the book also will be on hand. www.thebighousemuseum.com.
6:30 p.m. refreshments and networking, 7 p.m. program, April 14, Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. The Houston-Peach AAUW meeting will feature the author discussing her book “Suffer & Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907.” Visitors welcome. 478-953-0201. www.houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net.
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HOUSTON COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OLD BOOK SALE
10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. May 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2, Georgia Grown Building, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Proceeds benefit Houston County libraries. $5 April 30 (free for Houston Friends members); free admission May 1-2. All books half price May 2. 478-923-0128.
“CIRCLES WITH SHEL”
11 a.m. May 9, the Platforms at Coleman Hill, 285 Spring St. Celebrate the poetry of Shel Silverstein that inspired the “Circles” sculptures of Coleman Hill. Free coffee and doughnuts. All ages are welcome. Hosted by the College Hill Alliance and Mount de Sales Key Club. 478-621-4420. Free.
PRIME TIME PRESCHOOL
Peach public libraries are 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 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 PUBLIC LIBRARIES
West Bibb Public Library, 5580 Thomaston Road: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 478-744-0818. Shurling Public Library, 1769 Shurling Drive: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 478-744-0875. 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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