Library events

STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Pendleton King Park, Troupe Street; today, guest reader Earnestine Covington; July 16, guest reader K9 Officer Gary; bring a blanket or chair; held by Augusta Library and Pendleton King Park Foundation; (706) 821-2600

VACATION READING PROGRAM: Ends July 24; for children and young adults; earn prizes for reading; visit local library for more information

MAIN LIBRARY

902 GREENE ST.

(706) 821-2600

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday

TEEN MOVIE SERIES: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Monday, Inkheart, rated PG; July 20, Twilight, rated PG-13; July 27, Coraline, rated PG

MARTIAL ARTS: 2-3 p.m. Saturday; with Johnny Hughes; for ages 11 and up

HARRY POTTER RELEASE PARTY: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 16; come celebrate release of new Harry Potter movie with trivia, crafts and snacks

ALCHEMY DANCE WITH ELE-MENTS: 3-4 p.m. Saturday, July 18; learn the art of belly dancing

EARLY BIRD MOVIE: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21; Madagascar, PG

LEARN TO DRAW MANGA: 2:30- 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 27; with Xavier Jones and Sheldon Eastman; for ages 11 and up; registration required

MAXWELL BRANCH

1927 LUMPKIN ROAD

(706) 793-2020

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday

CHILDREN'S MUSICAL THEATRE: 10 a.m. Wednesday; workshop for children presented by the Children's Musical Theatre Ensemble

MATISSE PAPER COLLAGES: 3-4 p.m. Monday, July 20; learn about the style of Henri Matisse's paper collages and create one yourself; for ages 4-12; reservations required

FIRE SAFETY: 10 a.m. Wednes-day, July 22; presented by the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department

APPLEBY BRANCH

2260 WALTON WAY

(706) 736-6244

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday

MAKING FOAM VISORS: 2 p.m. Tuesday; ages 9, 10

SAFETY WEDNESDAYS: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Wednesday, Pet Care and Safety; July 22, Safety with Eva Cooper

DIAMOND LAKES BRANCH

101 DIAMOND LAKES WAY

(706) 772-2432

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday

FAMILY MOVIE AFTERNOONS: 2 p.m. Mondays in July

SURPRISE CRAFT: 10 a.m. today; be creative with a secret craft; for ages 6-10


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