GET POP CULTURED
Barnes and Noble, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Throwback Thursdays: every Thursday in July. James Patterson Day: July 26, all day. Dr. Seuss “What Pet Should I Get?” Launch: 7 p.m. July 28. Dr. Seuss Spectacular: 7 p.m. July 31. 478-474-0161.
6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Perry-Houston County Library, 1201 Washington St., Perry. Hosted by the Central Georgia Genealogical Society. Doors lock at 6 p.m. A beginner’s workshop will be offered from 6-6:45 p.m. or patrons may immediately begin using the online computer genealogy programs available. Bring laptops, research logs, notebooks and pencils. CGGS members will be available to assist. 478-987-7260. Limited space; call the library to make a required reservation, 478-987-3050. www.cggs.org.
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“MACON HISTORY” SALON SERIES
5:30-7 p.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Talks and tours related to the fascinating and unique history of Macon, hosted by Historic Macon. Aug. 14: Wimberly Treadwell will lead a tour of Macon’s downtown alleys, beginning in the alleyway between 551 Cherry St. and the Rookery; reservations required, contact Kim Campbell at email@example.com or 478-742-5084; $10 for Historic Macon members, $15 for non-members. Sept. 8: Matt Jennings and Stephen Taylor, authors of “Images of America: Macon.” Unless noted otherwise, admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. www.historicmacon.org.
K.W. PENNDORF BOOK SIGNING
6-8 p.m. July 30, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, the Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. The author will be promoting her new middle grade adventure story, “Freya and the Dragon Egg.” www.kwpenndorf.com.
RACHEL IVERY BOOK SIGNING
Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 22, Goodwill Industries, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Author Rachel Ivery will be signing her children’s book, “Daniel the Fastest Horse.” Free. 478-475-9995.
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.
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