Things you have to take advantage of at the Public Library

STEAM KITS: Amazing!! Full of activities, lesson plans, books, games. A duffle bag of endless possibilities. They almost make me believe homeschooling could be a piece of cake.

Check out time: 2 weeks

Renewals allowed:1

LAUNCHPADS: They have these great tablets that are loaded with games geared towards a specific topic and age group. Reading, science, music and more. These are also awesome when heading on a road trip.

Check out time:1 week

Renewals: N/A but you can get a days grace period if you call.

CHECK OUT PASSES: This is one of my favorite perks of the library. So you don’t have the money to visit some of the Atlanta museums? It’s ok, head to the library and take advantage of the FREE passes! These include Go Fish, Museum of Puppetry Arts, Zoo Atlanta, and GA State Parks Pass. There’s even a new one this year for a history museum called Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Check out time: varies
Renewals: N/A

PROGRAMS: There is something for everyone. We have seen authors speak, magicians, African drummers, the Columbus Orchestra, Family Art projects, Storytimes, Children’s programs (with a theme, books, music and art projects), Spanish, Sign Language, Chess, Coloring & Coffee, Gardening, Book Club’s, Festivals and more. If there isn’t a program for you, there will be. Keep checking back, and don’t forget the different branches offer different things. So check all of the calendars for the surrounding locations!

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Sleepy

After a long day, I thought I’d stay home and go to sleep early. That was funny! The kids are waking at crazy hours and not at the same time. My thoughts of relaxing went out the door and I quickly regretted skipping Derby today šŸ˜©. Yes I said Derby, funnest and best work out ever (that’s another post). Ladybug is in this phase where she can literally talk, all day (not an exaggeration), and has excellent breath control because I never hear her stop to breath. And Chipmunk has a mischievous streak and loves to aggravate Ladybug just because she can. I know, “they grow up so quickly and I’ll miss these days”…The problem is, will I remember them, through my tired haze.

Saturday’s in Columbus, GA

*Toddler group at South Columbus Library at 10:15am
*Marketplace on Broadway 9am-12pm

*Skate lessons at Hollywood connection from 10-11am, discounted skating if purchased before 11:30.

CANCELED UNTIL SCHOOL STARTS: second Saturdays at the museum aren’t happening again until Fantastic Fridays are over.

Fourth (4th) of July


All events happen on the 4th of July unless otherwise stated.

COLUMBUS, GA

National Infantry Museum
http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/events/freedom-fest-4th-of-july-celebration/
Or
https://www.evensi.us/amp/freedom-fest-2017-national-infantry-museum/214814790

Callaway Gardens
http://www.chattahoocheeriverwhitewater.com/Event/2017/07/01/Callaway-Gardens-July-4th-Weekend-Star-Spangled-Beach-Party/7352/

Auburn
http://www.chattahoocheeriverwhitewater.com/Event/2017/07/04/Auburn-4th-of-July-Celebration-Featuring-Lamont-Landers/7354/

Phenix City
http://www.chattahoocheeriverwhitewater.com/Event/2017/07/04/Let-Freedom-Ring-Phenix-City/6477/

ATLANTA

Stone Mountain (July 1-4)
http://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events/Fantastic-Fourth-Celebration

Six Flags  (July 2-4)
Bring a can of coke get in an hour early. Check out other perks below.
https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/special-events/july-4th-fest

Centennial Park
https://www.gwcca.org/4th-of-july-celebration/