Location:268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone:706-635-4528

Upcoming events

  • 05-30-2018 3:00 PM - 05-30-2018 4:00 PM

    Join the Gilmer County Master Gardeners as we paint ceramic pots with a colorful design of your choice! Pick your plant and learn how to transplant and care for it at home. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is suggested and opens May 16; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

  • 05-31-2018 6:00 PM - 05-31-2018 7:30 PM

    All survival roads begin with the study of plants. Join survivalist, educator, and author Mark Warren as he shares how his 48 years of teaching fire-making, shelter-building, tracking, water purification, wild cooking, stalking, and archery have roots in botany. Learn about the foods, medicines, and craft materials to be gleaned from plants, then and now. Books will be available for sale and signing.

  • 06-01-2018 10:00 AM - 06-01-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 06-02-2018 2:00 PM - 06-02-2018 3:30 PM

    Experience Pictionary in virtual reality! Help your team guess what you’re drawing with your virtual artist’s palette and tools with a rocking music and geology theme. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-04-2018 3:00 PM - 06-04-2018 4:00 PM

    Explore a vivid underwater world full of life with Oculus Rift, a VR system that completely immerses you inside virtual worlds! Ocean crafts, sensory stations, and activities will be on hand for entertainment! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-05-2018 9:30 AM - 06-05-2018 11:30 AM

    Learn about how to eat healthy without spending a lot of money, the value of having a grocery list, what it means to eat healthy foods, and portion control to prevent weight gain. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.

  • 06-05-2018 1:30 PM - 06-05-2018 3:00 PM

    Learn about how to stretch your food dollar, the importance of paying bills on time, and how to keep track of your spending. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent.

  • 06-07-2018 2:30 PM - 06-07-2018 4:00 PM

    Experience Glow Worm Caves of New Zealand, NASA’s Curiosity Rover on the red rock dunes of Mars, zooming through a mining cave, sitting in the Blue Angels’ cockpit during a precision flying exercise, swimming with Great Whites Sharks, and more! Join us as we explore the rocking sensations of virtual reality. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-07-2018 4:00 PM - 06-07-2018 5:00 PM

    Join us for an afternoon of captivating sleight-of-hand magic, audience interaction, and comedy from magician Arthur Atsma as we kick off our 2018 Summer Reading Program! Arrive early for the best seats! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-07-2018 6:00 PM - 06-07-2018 7:30 PM

    A mortar and pestle offers a rare example of a stable technology, surviving thousands of years without significant change and connecting their users to ancient culinary history, the food we eat, and an increased intensity of fresh flavors. When you use these stone or wood tools to grind spices into powder or make food into paste, you are using essentially the same tools as the Aztecs, the Celts, the Sioux, the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, to name just a few. Join Chef Lauri Grizzle as she explains techniques to use mortar and pestles, and demonstrates the creation of four mouth-watering dishes from basil-peanut pesto to honey pecan-date rolls for you to taste (and with recipes available to take home). For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-08-2018 10:00 AM - 06-08-2018 4:00 PM

    Are you ready to rock?! It’s time for action! Did you know that giving one pint of blood may save three lives? Come give blood and then relax in our parlor.

  • 06-08-2018 10:00 AM - 06-08-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 06-08-2018 5:30 PM - 06-08-2018 7:00 PM

    Take aim and help your team be victorious as you dodge the other team’s lasers! This after-hours event is for teens and adults.

  • 06-09-2018 11:00 AM - 06-09-2018 12:30 PM

    Witness and taste some of your favorite meals made healthier, yet still delicious. Presented by Jessie Moore, UGA Family and Consumer Services Agent. There will be a Fitbit raffle for all attendees. Registration is required and opens May 26; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

  • 06-09-2018 2:00 PM - 06-09-2018 3:00 PM

    A different theme each month! Children may work alone or in teams to build LEGO masterpieces, which will be displayed in the library until next month’s meeting. LEGO and DUPLO are provided. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-11-2018 6:00 PM - 06-11-2018 8:00 PM

    Get your game on and test your skills against other players with popular video games like Mario Kart! Discover a whole new level of gaming immersion using our Oculus Rift virtual reality sets.

  • 06-12-2018 6:00 PM - 06-12-2018 7:30 PM

    Bingo! There are multiple ways to win. Compete to pick out your prize from our collection books, puzzles, and more! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-13-2018 10:30 AM - 06-13-2018 11:30 AM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 06-13-2018 4:00 PM - 06-13-2018 4:45 PM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 06-14-2018 11:00 AM - 06-14-2018 12:30 PM

    Snuggle up to soft and woolly animals! Llamas, sheep, rabbits, and more will be on-hand for petting and feeding, as well as photo ops! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-14-2018 6:00 PM - 06-14-2018 7:30 PM

    Gilbert “Rockman” Treadwell is presenting about the metamorphic rocks under our feet here in the Southern Appalachians, South Georgia deposits, and Northwest Georgia’s Paleozoic rocks. There will be many samples of the different rocks to examine, as well as a geological map of Georgia. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-15-2018 10:00 AM - 06-15-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 06-18-2018 6:00 PM - 06-18-2018 7:30 PM

    Show us what you can do, whether it be singing, playing an instrument, or lip-syncing! Feel free to express yourself in a welcoming atmosphere. Refreshments are provided.

  • 06-19-2018 10:30 AM - 06-19-2018 12:00 PM

    Become a Paleontologist for a day when you excavate dinosaur bones, dig for fossils, and play dinosaur games during this educational and hands-on program! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-19-2018 2:30 PM - 06-19-2018 4:00 PM

    Preserve your paper documents by making a digital copy for free! Scan any object (family pictures, letters, legal, and ledger sized documents, black and white or color) that fits on our 12” x 17” scanner bed for transfer to a digital copy. Participants must bring a USB flash drive (recommended) or a working e-mail address. Registration is required and opens June 5; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

  • 06-19-2018 5:30 PM - 06-19-2018 7:30 PM

    Adventurers wanted! Whether you’ve been playing for years or would love to learn, join us for the popular tabletop role-playing game: Dungeons & Dragons! All materials are provided, or you may bring your own.

  • 06-20-2018 10:30 AM - 06-20-2018 11:30 AM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 06-20-2018 4:00 PM - 06-20-2018 4:45 PM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 06-22-2018 10:00 AM - 06-22-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 06-22-2018 3:00 PM - 06-22-2018 6:00 PM

    The Garden Club of Ellijay invites you to a Flower Show! Experience delicate beauty and intricate design with this year’s European Garden theme. Then, complete your visit by voting for your favorite.

  • 06-23-2018 10:00 AM - 06-23-2018 3:00 PM

    The Garden Club of Ellijay invites you to a Flower Show! Experience delicate beauty and intricate design with this year’s European Garden theme. Then, complete your visit by voting for your favorite.

  • 06-23-2018 1:30 PM - 06-23-2018 2:30 PM

    As part of this year’s annual flower show, join the Garden Club of Ellijay as we welcome Heather Adams, Interpretive Ranger of Fort Mountain State Park, and learn about the beautiful gardens of Georgia’s State Parks.

  • 06-25-2018 6:00 PM - 06-25-2018 7:30 PM

    Are you a music genius? Be the first to “Name that Song” while competing in Music Trivia and Mystery Lyrics! Enjoy cool music, food, fun, and prizes!

  • 06-26-2018 6:00 PM - 06-26-2018 7:30 PM

    We welcome back Brian Quinlan, author, historian, and battlefield war guide, as he speaks about Samuel H. Stout, Confederate Surgeon and Medical Director. During the Civil War, Stout was a surgeon to the Army of Tennessee and later in charge of sixty hospitals for the Confederate Army. After the war, he taught at the Atlanta Medical College (now Emory School of Medicine), and was a co-founder and the founding dean of the Baylor College of Medicine.

  • 06-27-2018 10:30 AM - 06-27-2018 11:30 AM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 06-27-2018 4:00 PM - 06-27-2018 4:45 PM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 06-28-2018 3:00 PM - 06-28-2018 4:00 PM

    Come face to face with some incredible creatures! We’ll explore the fascinating world of insects through insect specimens, live insects, and cool costumes! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-28-2018 6:00 PM - 06-28-2018 7:30 PM

    Learn the tradition, science, and methods of seed saving! Presented by Josh Fuder, Cherokee County UGA Extension Agent.

  • 06-29-2018 9:30 AM - 06-29-2018 11:30 AM

    Join us for creativity, coffee, and conversation! This month, build your creative toolkit with Fresco Painting, a method of painting water-based pigments on freshly applied plaster. We’ll prepare our dry pigments with water to then set with the plaster so that the stone does not appear painted, but the pigment and the stone are one. All materials are provided, or you may bring your own. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 06-29-2018 10:00 AM - 06-29-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 06-30-2018 11:00 AM - 06-30-2018 12:30 PM

    Children and their adult(s) will be inspired to paint their own masterpieces while listening to different genres of music! This program encourages children to creatively express themselves through the medium of paint! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-02-2018 5:30 PM - 07-02-2018 7:30 PM

    Adventurers wanted! Whether you’ve been playing for years or would love to learn, join us for the popular tabletop role-playing game: Dungeons & Dragons! All materials are provided, or you may bring your own.

  • 07-06-2018 10:00 AM - 07-06-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 07-07-2018 2:00 PM - 07-07-2018 3:00 PM

    A different theme each month! Children may work alone or in teams to build LEGO masterpieces, which will be displayed in the library until next month’s meeting. LEGO and DUPLO are provided. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-09-2018 6:00 PM - 07-09-2018 8:00 PM

    Put your skills to the test with different tabletop games! These aren’t the games you’ve played a hundred times before. We’re playing King of Tokyo, Seven Wonders, Splendor, and more! Refreshments are provided.

  • 07-10-2018 1:00 PM - 07-10-2018 2:00 PM

    Certified instructor Sarah Glaze is introducing kids to this growing sport that exercises the body and brain! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-10-2018 6:00 PM - 07-10-2018 7:30 PM

    Certified instructor Sarah Glaze is teaching awareness, assertiveness, safety strategies, and physical techniques to enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive a confrontation. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-11-2018 10:30 AM - 07-11-2018 11:30 AM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 07-11-2018 11:00 AM - 07-11-2018 12:00 PM

    Apps are simply a part of our kids’ lives. To help filter those that may help improve early literacy goals from those that may not, we’ve chosen a variety of apps for you to experience, play with, and explore. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-11-2018 4:00 PM - 07-11-2018 4:45 PM

    Family storytimes are designed for families with children of all ages. Storytime is followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • 07-12-2018 6:00 PM - 07-12-2018 7:30 PM

    Get a taste of the gold rush and meet “gen-u-ine” prospectors at our keep-what-you-find outdoor gold-panning experience! Hear tales of Dahlonega’s gold prospecting days, presented by Benny Chester of the Weekend Gold Miners Prospecting Club. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-13-2018 10:00 AM - 07-13-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 07-14-2018 11:00 AM - 07-14-2018 12:30 PM

    During Small Business Saturday, get your marketing questions answered! Join our morning speaker, Molly Elmore of Ridgeway Soap Works and Brand Strategy Group of Ellijay, as she discusses brand positioning and creating successful marketing calendars. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-14-2018 11:00 AM - 07-14-2018 4:00 PM

    Looking to start your own small business, or do you have one waiting to grow? Do you prefer to buy from and support our local community? Help us celebrate the small businesses of Gilmer County with guest speakers at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, as well as a vendor fair at 1:00 PM. Enjoy themed crafts and activities for kids and families all day long! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-14-2018 3:00 PM - 07-14-2018 4:30 PM

    During Small Business Saturday, get your tax questions answered! Join our afternoon speaker, Marie Wyrosdick of Accounting & Tax Specialists of North GA, to learn about LLC creation and taxes for small business needs. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-16-2018 6:00 PM - 07-16-2018 8:00 PM

    Zombies, EMP, nuclear fallout, natural disasters… Do you have the skills to survive an apocalypse? Learn evasion techniques, wilderness skills, and make your own survival kit!

  • 07-18-2018 3:00 PM - 07-18-2018 5:00 PM

    Learn the basics of this monoprinting technique! Use a water-soluble ink and a gelatin slab as a printing “plate” to create beautiful and unique prints. Create your own basic print, make a more challenging collage print, or experiment with positive and negative image layering: the choice is yours! Materials are provided. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is suggested and opens July 5; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

  • 07-19-2018 2:00 PM - 07-19-2018 4:00 PM

    Play a variety of instruments, make your own, and show off your moves as we dance to popular tunes from yesterday and today! Refreshments are provided. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-19-2018 6:00 PM - 07-19-2018 7:30 PM

    The “Coosa Kingdom” was the last of the advanced temple mound building cultures in Northwest Georgia. Numbering over 50,000 people, they controlled the “Great Valley” trade routes and villages between Tennessee and Alabama and their artifacts show extensive trade contacts with the tribes on the Gulf and the Atlantic coast. Join Wayne Hooper of the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild and the Gilmer County Historical Society as he speaks on the “Coosa Kingdom” as described in 1540 by the conquistador, Hernando De Soto. This presentation features local artifacts, combined with archaeological and written historical information about this lost culture.

  • 07-20-2018 10:00 AM - 07-20-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 07-21-2018 2:00 PM - 07-21-2018 3:00 PM

    Certified instructor Sarah Glaze presents an introduction to family yoga for fun and relaxation using simple poses and breathing techniques. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-23-2018 5:30 PM - 07-23-2018 7:30 PM

    Adventurers wanted! Whether you’ve been playing for years or would love to learn, join us for the popular tabletop role-playing game: Dungeons & Dragons! All materials are provided, or you may bring your own.

  • 07-24-2018 10:30 AM - 07-24-2018 12:30 PM

    Everyone’s joining the fun by painting, hiding, and finding rocks around Ellijay! Meet founder Laura Wilson, learn how to prepare rocks, and paint with us. Materials are provided, but the hiding place is up to you. Build our community and spread joy, one rock at a time! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-24-2018 6:00 PM - 07-24-2018 7:30 PM

    Let’s go spelunking! Enter the fascinating and fragile underground world of caves. This program includes the science and art of speleology, cave exploration, karst development, conservation, and the many challenges involved in a sport that explores a part of the natural world that many never get to see. Exciting, beautiful, and even deadly if one is not properly prepared, caving is guaranteed to get the heart racing and adrenaline pumping! Cave locations will focus on the TAG region (Tennessee-Alabama-Georgia).

  • 07-25-2018 3:00 PM - 07-25-2018 4:00 PM

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to maneuver a spherical robot through various challenges and an obstacle course, all while rocking out to music. Rock and roll. Control. Play. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-26-2018 6:00 PM - 07-26-2018 7:30 PM

    Grab your binoculars and join Master Birdman Tom Striker as we learn about our local birding population; how to attract birds using calls, feed, and plants; and tips to discriminate lookalikes.

  • 07-27-2018 9:30 AM - 07-27-2018 11:30 AM

    Join us for creativity, coffee, and conversation! This month, build your creative toolkit with clay folk art with a resist-dying ink glaze. Basic, geometrical clay forms will be made ahead of time, which you’ll put together to form, paint, and resist-dye your ideal folk creature. We recommend you wear your painting clothes. All materials are provided, or you may bring your own. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 07-27-2018 10:00 AM - 07-27-2018 3:00 PM

    Unearth your roots with Gilmer County Genealogy Society Volunteers every Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 in our Genealogy Room. GCGS is ready to help you with your research!

  • 07-28-2018 10:00 AM - 07-28-2018 12:30 PM

    Ready to unearth your family’s past? Uncertain how to start? Join Karen Titus of the Gilmer County Genealogical Society and learn how to organize family data, what resources are available, and how to use them. Registration is suggested and opens July 14; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

  • 07-31-2018 10:30 AM - 07-31-2018 11:30 AM

    Our friends at Amicalola Falls State Park are bringing some of their local, cold-blooded creatures! This is a great opportunity to see snakes, lizards, and other reptiles up close. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.