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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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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