Library calendar

YOUNG ADULT GHOST STORY CONTEST: Through Friday, Oct. 16; open to students sixth through 12th grades; story must be typed, 1,000 words or less; must have full name, grade, school, age, English teacher's name and your phone number; call library for more information

TEEN READ WEEK: Oct. 18-24; drop by library to check out a book and enter the Teen Read Week Reading Raffle; a winner from each branch; for grades 6-12

KILL-A-WATT DEVICE AVAILABLE: Tool kit available for checkout at all Augusta-Richmond County public libraries; device measures amount of energy used by an appliance per hour and can help determine energy efficiency and the cost to operate each appliance

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

PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT IN TOUGH TIMES: 6:30-7:30 p.m. today

MOVIE NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Away We Go, rated R; Oct. 19, The Class, rated PG-13; Oct. 26, Sleepy Hollow, rated R

CHILDREN'S MOVIE MATINEE: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17; A Little Princess, rated G

SELF-DEFENSE FOR SENIORS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20; taught by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office; come learn the basic art of defending yourself

HALLOWEEN PARTY: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28; come dressed in costume

GHOSTLY NIGHT OF STORIES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, library auditorium; hear the winners of the Ghost Story Contest read their stories; with light refreshments

STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Tuesdays; for ages 3 to 6

STORY TIME: 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays; ages 2 and under; parents must stay with children

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

SENIOR SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Wednesdays; registration required

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

BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

CRAFT WORKSHOP: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20; Pumpkin Fun; ages 3-5

STORY TIME: 10:05-10:20 a.m. Wednesdays; for ages 18 months to 35 months

STORY TIME: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and up

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

COMPUTING FOR BEGINNERS: 10 a.m. Friday and Oct. 16; course introduces first-time users to the mouse, keyboard and Windows desktop; designed for people with little or no experience using personal computers; free; registration required

INTERNET BASICS: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4; course teaches how to find information on the Internet; taught in four sessions; free; registration required

GOOGLE: MORE THAN A SEARCH ENGINE: 10 a.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 29 and Nov. 5; course focuses on the different services offered by Google; four-session course; free; registration required

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30; slightly spooky stories and a Halloween craft; costumes may be worn; groups of six or more should reserve space in advance

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS: 6 p.m. Wednesdays; free

STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Tuesdays; with stories, games and songs; group of six or more must reserve space in advance

FRIEDMAN BRANCH

147 JACKSON ROAD

(706) 736-6758

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

MEET THE AUTHORS: JOHN SHIVERS: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, author will sign his contemporary Christian novel Broken Spirit

THE COLOR PURPLE BOOK DISCUSSION: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19; meeting of book club focusing on Southern women authors; light refreshments provided

STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Tuesdays

WALLACE BRANCH

1237 LANEY-WALKER BLVD.

(706) 722-6275

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 12:30-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

COMPUTER BASICS: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 28; learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and more

STORY TIME: 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; registration required


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