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December
Sat Dec 0 1

Résumé Help

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Land that job you’ve been working towards! Schedule an appointment to receive help with making your résumé the strongest it can be. Call 770-479-3090 (Ext. 228) to schedule your appointment.

Sat Dec 0 1

Tech Help

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Have a question about how to use something technical, like checking your e-mail from your phone? Sign up for a help session to answer your questions. If you have a question about your device, please bring it (and any necessary power cords) with you. Please know your password before attending. Call 770-479-3090 (Ext. 228) to schedule your appointment.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Do you want to read the same book as others, but don’t have room in your schedule to meet? Visit the library for a copy of this month’s book, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs, or a read-alike. Discussion questions and bonus material are available, too. If you’d like to meet with others to discuss the book (and eat book-themed snacks), join us Monday, December 31 at 3:00 PM. Call 706-692-5411 to request a copy.

Sat Dec 0 1

Reading Paws

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-735-2025.

Sat Dec 0 1

LEGO Club

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

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.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Join local author Morgan Huneke and illustrator Rebekah Huneke as they share the story and creation of Carrie Mouse. Participants will have the opportunity to create their very own character in the same style as the book characters. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration is suggested and opens November 17; call 770-735-2025 to sign up.

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

The Birth of Jesus by local author Elizabeth Dolezal illustrates the true magic of Christmas in an imaginative telling of the nativity story. See the journey to Bethlehem come to life through whimsical handmade characters. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Mon Dec 0 3

Coloring Group

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

The coloring fun continues! Our coloring group has been meeting every Monday for years; come meet new friends! All materials are provided. For ages 16 and older.

Mon Dec 0 3

Beginner’s Yoga

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

See what yoga is all about in this introductory course led by Jigna Patel. Registration is required and opens November 19; call 770-345-7565 to sign up.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Join the Hand Knee and Foot card game! The rules for this game are similar to Canasta and Samba. For ages 18 and older.

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Explore and enjoy some exercise fun for parents and children with Certified Personal Trainer Lisa Dudash! Registration is required and opens November 19; call 770-345-7565 to sign up.

Mon Dec 0 3

Family Storytime

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

Mon Dec 0 3

Reading Dogs

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-479-3090.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

All teens are invited to get into the Holiday spirit by watching Elf (Rated PG)! Refreshments are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Pictures with Santa Claus, a tree-lighting, crafts, and entertainment provided by the Hickory Flat Elementary School Chorus await you at our Holiday Open House! Refreshments are provided. Don’t forget to pick up your Winter Literacy Challenge log while you’re here! For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

The Gilmer County Library is pleased to once again be hosting Holiday trees and wreaths decorated by community groups! Live music, prize drawings, Santa Claus, and of course… tree presentations will be ongoing during our celebration. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Begin the Holiday season with a special Christmas storytime and craft, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. Following this celebration, please join us for holiday entertainment beginning at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments are provided by the Ferst Readers of Pickens County. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Join us for our 25th annual Holiday program, featuring seasonal entertainment with a special story and skit by our library staff members. Light refreshments are provided by the Ferst Readers of Pickens County. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue Dec 0 4

Flu Shot Clinic

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

The Pickens County Health Department is visiting the library to provide flu shots to ages 18 and older. With most insurance companies, flu shots are no cost. An out-of-pocket payment of $25 will be required for those without insurance. For more information, contact the Pickens County Health Department at 706-253-2821.

Tue Dec 0 4

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Tue Dec 0 4

Library Yarners

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

All fiber-artists are welcome to join us for our weekly crochet and knitting meetings. Morning and evening meetings are scheduled; attend either or both!

Tue Dec 0 4

Knit & Crochet

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Let Ms. Darlene help you get started on a knitting or crocheting project. Bring your needles and yarn and be prepared to have fun! No prior knowledge is required.

Tue Dec 0 4

Reading Dogs

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-345-7565.

Tue Dec 0 4

LEGO Club

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

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.

Tue Dec 0 4

Library Yarners

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

All fiber-artists are welcome to join us for our weekly crochet and knitting meetings. Morning and evening meetings are scheduled; attend either or both!

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to paint some happy trees in the style of painter Bob Ross! We’ll be following one of his iconic instructional painting videos to make our own lovely interpretations of his painting. Materials are provided.

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Join teachers and volunteers from Woodstock Elementary School upstairs in the Youth Department as they help children struggling with homework, projects, and school assignments. Parents of the children being tutored can engage with volunteers on the main floor for ESL tutoring.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

This is your chance to get your holiday picture taken with Santa Claus! Refreshments and activities for all ages are provided. Don’t forget to pick up your Winter Literacy Challenge log while you’re here! For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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.

Wed Dec 0 5

MahJongg Meetup

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Drop in on Wednesday afternoons to de-stress and get your creative juices flowing. Socialize over a tabletop game (such as Scrabble or MahJongg) or color a picture. Players and colorers of all skill levels are welcome!

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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.

Wed Dec 0 5

Reading Dogs

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-591-1491.

Wed Dec 0 5

Coding Hour

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Learn some simple coding with Raspberry Pi! Enjoy a full hour dedicated to coding, how it works, and learning basics. For all ages and skill levels; children must be accompanied by an adult.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Welcome the Holiday season with the R.T. Jones Carnival! Enjoy crafts, carnival games, refreshments, and our annual Festival of Trees. We even have a special visitor coming: Santa Claus! Celebrate the holidays with library staff and friends. Don’t forget to pick up your Winter Literacy Challenge log while you’re here! For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu Dec 0 6

Sit & Stitch

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Come and be crafty every Thursday! Enjoy the friendship of other creative people.

Thu Dec 0 6

Holiday Storytime

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

Thu Dec 0 6

Tech Time

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Have a question about how to use something technical, like checking your e-mail from your phone? Sign up for a 30-minute help session to answer your questions. Please bring your device with you and know your passwords before attending. Registration is required and opens November 21; call 706-692-5411 to sign up.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Drop-in and explore the basics of virtual reality! Our librarians will walk you through using a VR headset, VR controllers, and set you up on an immersive adventure to help develop your skills. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Enjoy Holiday festivities with music from the Bascomb Elementary School Chorus, refreshments, and a special visit from Santa Claus! Don’t forget to pick up your Winter Literacy Challenge log while you’re here! For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Teens can participate in this tabletop role-playing game in a fun, positive, and instructional environment. No experience required! Longtime player Stephen Lawrence will lead and teach. Materials are provided.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Holiday cards: make, take, and give! Join us for hands-on training to create multiple, unique, personalized Christmas cards, ready for giving. This make-and-take class is led by Diane Squires. Materials are provided. Registration is required and opens November 19; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Adults are invited to learn about and “paint” inspired by auroras. Materials are provided. Registration is requested and opens November 21; call 706-692-5411 to sign up and secure materials.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Giving one pint of blood may save three lives! Appointments are available. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter keyword: Gilmer Library, or call 1-800-Red-Cross. Together we can make a difference!

Fri Dec 0 7

Friends Crocheting

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Get in touch with your crafty side in our weekly crocheting group!

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Celebrate the season with classic holiday stories full of humor and heart as Disney characters present their delightful and uplifting adaptations of classic holiday stories! Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fri Dec 0 7

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Celebrate the season with classic holiday stories full of humor and heart as Disney characters present their delightful and uplifting adaptations of classic holiday stories! Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat Dec 0 8

Merry Grinchmas!

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Come dressed in your pajamas with your “Who” hair do and visit with the Grinch as we celebrate the Holiday season with How the Grinch Stole Christmas themed activities and crafts! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat Dec 0 8

LEGO Club

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

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.

Mon Dec 1 0

Coloring Group

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

The coloring fun continues! Our coloring group has been meeting every Monday for years; come meet new friends! All materials are provided. For ages 16 and older.

Mon Dec 1 0

Beginner’s Yoga

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

See what yoga is all about in this introductory course led by Jigna Patel. Registration is required and opens November 26; call 770-345-7565 to sign up.

Mon Dec 1 0

Bridge Club

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Beginners and experienced players alike are welcome to gather to play this globally-popular card game. For ages 18 and older.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Join the group for challenging fun playing different board games! A chess set is available for attendees. For ages 18 and older.

Mon Dec 1 0

BINGO for Books

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Join us for BINGO with a twist! Great books and puzzles are the prizes! Light refreshments are provided. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Children of all ages are welcome as we celebrate the season with a party featuring fun games, activities, and a special craft pertaining to Dr. Seuss’ beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

It’s your library! The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a way to make your voice heard by planning and implementing library events. Earn volunteer hours, help us select new materials for the library, and more. All teens are welcome to attend this meeting! If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board, pick up an application at the library.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Cherokee County Teen Advisory Board Members are getting their very own time for socialization and fun. We’ll have an Ugly Sweater contest and icebreaker games to get to know each other better.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Our cool alternative to the typical Holiday party! We’ll be exploring the alter egos of Santa Claus from around the world, including Krampus, La Befana, and the Yule Lads. Enjoy “minute to win it” games, rocking music, and a snack bar to round out the fun! For teens and adults.

Tue Dec 1 1

Nutrition Knowhow

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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.

Tue Dec 1 1

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Tue Dec 1 1

Library Yarners

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

All fiber-artists are welcome to join us for our weekly crochet and knitting meetings. Morning and evening meetings are scheduled; attend either or both!

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Join us for a special Kindermusik program that uses engaging musical experiences to help your child grow! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue Dec 1 1

Dishes & Wishes

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Before you deck the halls, come celebrate with us! Bring your favorite dish and recipe to share with others.

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy coffee, conversation, and a book discussion with new friends. This month’s meeting features a Holiday party! All ages are welcome; new members are encouraged.

Tue Dec 1 1

Knit & Crochet

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Let Ms. Darlene help you get started on a knitting or crocheting project. Bring your needles and yarn and be prepared to have fun! No prior knowledge is required.

Tue Dec 1 1

Budgeting Basics

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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.

Tue Dec 1 1

Library Yarners

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

All fiber-artists are welcome to join us for our weekly crochet and knitting meetings. Morning and evening meetings are scheduled; attend either or both!

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Join teachers and volunteers from Woodstock Elementary School upstairs in the Youth Department as they help children struggling with homework, projects, and school assignments. Parents of the children being tutored can engage with volunteers on the main floor for ESL tutoring.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Calling all needle crafters! Join in the fun and conversation! If you knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint, or enjoy any other activity that uses needle arts, bring your current project or simply grab your needles, yarn, hooks, fabric and/or patterns and join us.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Create cool, trendy gifts that your friends and loved ones will actually use! Hand-stamped gift bags and tags are included so your gifts are ready for giving! Supplies for all three projects are provided. For ages 10-18.

Tue Dec 1 1

Teen Writers Club

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Aspiring teen writers are invited to this evening writing workshop! We’ll be discussing common issues that writers face when working on a story or a manuscript. Sharing is optional, but encouraged!

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Children can create Holiday art prints using their painted hands and feet, perfect for keepsakes and gift-giving! Materials are provided; please wear paint-friendly clothes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wed Dec 1 2

MahJongg Meetup

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Drop in on Wednesday afternoons to de-stress and get your creative juices flowing. Socialize over a tabletop game (such as Scrabble or MahJongg) or color a picture. Players and colorers of all skill levels are welcome!

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Join a community of readers who meet once a month to enjoy some lively conversation about literature. This month’s theme is “winter”. Children should read a book independently or with a caregiver and share a brief book talk about their book with the group. Refreshments are provided.

Wed Dec 1 2

Reading Dogs

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-591-1491.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Discover the history, grapes, and wines of one of Gilmer’s most thriving industries. Join wine writer, judge, and historian Wayne Crawford for a tour of Gilmer’s Wine Country: past, present, and future.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

All Aboard! Come in your jammies and bring the whole family for a dramatic evening as we present our traditional reading of The Polar Express. We’ll begin with hot cocoa and cookies, start reading promptly at 7:00 PM, and end with a special commemorative craft. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu Dec 1 3

Sit & Stitch

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Come and be crafty every Thursday! Enjoy the friendship of other creative people.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

It’s a Winter Ball for all senior citizens! Enjoy LIVE Holiday music, Holiday crafts, and tasty treats! For ages 55 and older.

Thu Dec 1 3

Holiday Storytime

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Chase away the winter blues and join the Pickens County Master Gardeners in a creative garden design program! Learn about the elements of garden design, placing the right plant in the right place, and color themes. We’ll then craft a centerpiece in the style of Japanese Ikebana. Registration is required and opens November 29; call 706-692-5411 to sign up and secure materials.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Bring your blanket and wear your best pajamas to experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic holiday tale come to life through our annual read-aloud. Our favorite conductor will be on hand to give you a ticket to an evening of story time, refreshments, and The Polar Express movie (Rated G). For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to join in on the gingerbread decorating fun! Materials are provided. Registration is required and opens November 29; call 770-926-5859 to sign up.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Cozy up with Santa and Nana Claus for a special storytime! This beloved couple is reading some Holiday stories, and afterwards there will be an opportunity to visit and take pictures. Pictures may be taken for personal use only. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Join us for creativity, coffee, and conversation! This month, build your creative toolkit with personalized Holiday tags for your fabulous family and friends. Ribbon, beads, greenery, buttons, and other materials are provided. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fri Dec 1 4

Friends Crocheting

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Get in touch with your crafty side in our weekly crocheting group!

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Enjoy the Muppets’ version of the Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol about a miser who’s visited by three ghosts (Rated G). Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fri Dec 1 4

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Join us for the classic animated TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Come in your pajamas and stay for fun activities afterwards. Refreshments are provided while supplies last. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

The Birth of Jesus by local author Elizabeth Dolezal illustrates the true magic of Christmas in an imaginative telling of the nativity story. See the journey to Bethlehem come to life through whimsical handmade characters. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Winter is here! So naturally, we’re showing Captain America: Winter Soldier (Rated PG-13). Refreshments are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat Dec 1 5

LEGO Lab

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat Dec 1 5

Dungeons & Dragons

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Join us for this popular tabletop role-playing game! Join us again on December 27 for our regularly scheduled meet. All materials are provided, or you may bring your own. Light refreshments are provided. For ages 10 and older.

Sat Dec 1 5

LEGO Club

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

Sat Dec 1 5

CoderDojo

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Explore CoderDojo, where you’ll learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment! For ages 7-17; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Enjoy an afternoon with the Drop-In Genealogy group researching and learning about various topics. Ancestry.com is available for use within the library, as well as other research tools. Bring some questions and perhaps we can “crowdsource” some answers. Call 770-479-3090 (Ext. 232) to add your name to the mailing list.

Sun Dec 1 6

Project Pinterest

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Join us as we explore Pinterest-inspired creative projects!

Sun Dec 1 6

LEGO Club

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

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.

Mon Dec 1 7

Coloring Group

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

The coloring fun continues! Our coloring group has been meeting every Monday for years; come meet new friends! All materials are provided. For ages 16 and older.

Mon Dec 1 7

Beginner’s Yoga

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

See what yoga is all about in this introductory course led by Jigna Patel. Registration is required and opens December 3; call 770-345-7565 to sign up.

Mon Dec 1 7

Family Storytime

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

Mon Dec 1 7

Reading Dogs

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-479-3090.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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! Come as early as 5:00 PM to create your character, or feel free to play as one of our pre-made characters. All materials are provided, or you may bring your own. For ages 12 and older.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

This month, our book club for unconventional readers will be reading Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin. USA Today raves: “Fascinating… a rollicking microcosm of budding science, medieval culture, and edge-of-your-seat suspense”. Let’s meet in the R.T. Jones Memorial Library Georgia Room for a lively discussion! Call 770-479-3090 (Ext. 228) to add your name to the mailing list.

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Bring your blanket and wear your best pajamas to experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic holiday tale come to life through our annual read-aloud. Our favorite conductor will be on hand to give you a ticket to an evening of music, crafts, photo opportunities, and refreshments. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue Dec 1 8

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Tue Dec 1 8

Knit & Crochet

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Let Ms. Darlene help you get started on a knitting or crocheting project. Bring your needles and yarn and be prepared to have fun! No prior knowledge is required.

Tue Dec 1 8

DIY Sock Snowmen

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Make your very own sock snowman! Perfect for decorating your home during the winter months. Materials will be provided.

Tue Dec 1 8

Kendama Club

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

A Kendama is a Japanese skill toy that has become popular all over the world. Use one of our kendama (or bring your own) and share your tips and tricks with others. All skill levels are welcome! For ages 9 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue Dec 1 8

Chess & Chat

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Join fellow chess enthusiasts for our monthly chess club! All ages and skill levels are welcome; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue Dec 1 8

Reading Dogs

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Children 6 and older can read to a non-judgmental, furry listener who won’t laugh if the reader stumbles or makes a mistake. Children are asked to select their own reading material before their scheduled session. Parents can register their child (two weeks in advance) for a 10-15 minute reading session by calling 770-345-7565.

Tue Dec 1 8

Manga Club

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Teens are encouraged to read and discuss different manga series and related topics. This program will encourage reading and group discussion in a fun and innovative way. Refreshments (and manga) are provided.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

A Christmas party just for teens! Have snacks, play games, and hang out with your peers!

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Join teachers and volunteers from Woodstock Elementary School as we celebrate with a Holiday party in appreciation of everyone’s hard work!

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Calling all needle crafters! Join in the fun and conversation! If you knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint, or enjoy any other activity that uses needle arts, bring your current project or simply grab your needles, yarn, hooks, fabric and/or patterns and join us.

Wed Dec 1 9

Music and Moves

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Get moving and grooving with our friends from Go Noodle! It’ll be a dance party to remember! Experience parachute play, music, gross motor skills, and storytelling in one action-packed hour! Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Wed Dec 1 9

MahJongg Meetup

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Drop in on Wednesday afternoons to de-stress and get your creative juices flowing. Socialize over a tabletop game (such as Scrabble or MahJongg) or color a picture. Players and colorers of all skill levels are welcome!

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Learn how to read and listen to books on your computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card! Before attending, please make sure that your library card is up to date and that you have a library PIN. All tech skill levels are welcome. Registration is suggested and opens December 5; call 706-635-4528 to sign up.

Wed Dec 1 9

Learning Computers

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Are you ready to learn about computer basics? Sign up for a 30-minute help session to answer your questions. Library computers are available, or you may bring your own device. Please know your passwords before attending. Registration is required and opens December 5; call 706-692-5411 to sign up.

Thu Dec 2 0

Sit & Stitch

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Come and be crafty every Thursday! Enjoy the friendship of other creative people.

Thu Dec 2 0

Holiday Storytime

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Travel the world from the comfort of your very own library! Experience Google Earth images with our virtual reality headsets. You choose where you want to go! Adventure awaits. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu Dec 2 0

Teen Coding Club

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Interested in learning how to code? Learn the basics and then move on to more advanced projects. Join anytime!

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to personalize their own Holiday cards with supplies and then leave the cards for a secret Santa to deliver to a local nursing home. Materials are provided.

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

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

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Join us for our annual holiday tradition! We’ll be reading the holiday classic, The Polar Express, while enjoying crafts and hot chocolate. Wear your pajamas and have fun! For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Design, create, and take home a set of four winter coasters! Materials are provided. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Technology Act Grants to States Program. Registration is requested and opens December 6; call 706-692-5411 to sign up and secure materials.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Drop in anytime for National Crossword Puzzle Day! We’ve got puzzles for all ages and skill levels. Should you finish a puzzle, turn it in to a librarian for a small prize! For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fri Dec 2 1

Friends Crocheting

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Get in touch with your crafty side in our weekly crocheting group!

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Dress up in your Whoville finest for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then stay to watch the classic animated TV special of the same name. Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fri Dec 2 1

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Dress up in your Whoville finest for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then stay to watch the classic animated TV special of the same name. Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun Dec 2 3

Library Closed

All Sequoyah Regional Library System branches are closed on Sunday, December 23 in observance of Christmas Break.

Mon Dec 2 4

Library Closed

All Sequoyah Regional Library System branches are closed on Monday, December 24 in observance of Christmas Break.

Tue Dec 2 5

Library Closed

All Sequoyah Regional Library System branches are closed on Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Break.

Wed Dec 2 6

Library Closed

All Sequoyah Regional Library System branches are closed on Wednesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Break.

Thu Dec 2 7

Sit & Stitch

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Come and be crafty every Thursday! Enjoy the friendship of other creative people.

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Drop in anytime for a winter-themed book walk throughout the Youth Services department! Participate in a winter activity and stop at the children’s desk for a prize to take home (while supplies last). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu Dec 2 7

Holiday Storytime

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

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.

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks on your device! Schedule a 30-minute personal help session to answer your questions. Before attending, please make sure that your library card is up to date and that you have a library PIN. Registration is required and opens December 13; call 706-692-5411 to sign up.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to eliminate your boredom by viewing Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Rated PG-13) at the library. Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thu Dec 2 7

LEGO Robotics Club

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30189

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to join in on some LEGO fun! We’re taking apart, re-building, and programming our LEGO Mindstorm robots.

Thu Dec 2 7

Dungeons & Dragons

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Join us for this popular tabletop role-playing game! All materials are provided, or you may bring your own. Light refreshments are provided. For ages 10 and older.

Fri Dec 2 8

Friends Crocheting

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Get in touch with your crafty side in our weekly crocheting group!

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Enjoy the animated movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Rated PG)! Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fri Dec 2 8

MahJongg Meetup

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Enjoy playing MahJongg? This is the group for you! Meet with other people to play American MahJongg, based on the ancient Chinese tile game.

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

Come meet the Cherokee County Fire Department! Learn about fire safety and explore a working fire engine! For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Enjoy the animated movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Rated PG)! Refreshments are provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All Sequoyah Regional Library System branches are closing at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 31 in observance of New Year’s Eve.

Mon Dec 3 1

Beginner’s Yoga

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115

See what yoga is all about in this introductory course led by Jigna Patel. Registration is required and opens December 17; call 770-345-7565 to sign up.

Mon Dec 3 1

Coloring Group

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

The coloring fun continues! Our coloring group has been meeting every Monday for years; come meet new friends! All materials are provided. For ages 16 and older.

Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Join the Hand Knee and Foot card game! The rules for this game are similar to Canasta and Samba. For ages 18 and older.

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Calling all kids! Bring an adult (or your whole family) and celebrate the New Year with a “Countdown to Noon” party! We’ll play games, make a special craft, enjoy party foods, and have a balloon drop right at noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

Calling all kids! Bring an adult (or your whole family) and celebrate the New Year with a “Countdown to Noon” party! We’ll play games, make a special craft, enjoy party foods, and have a balloon drop right at noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon Dec 3 1

Book Club Meet

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane, Jasper, GA 30143

Join us to discuss this month’s book, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs, and eat book-themed snacks! Call 706-692-5411 to request a copy.

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