children's programs

Preschool Storytime

Please join us for Preschool Storytime!  We meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Join us for a time of stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun! 

Children's Afterschool Program

Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us for a special monthly program.  We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.  Each month we have a fun activity or program, and learn about something new!  

LEGO Club

The LEGO Club is a fun way to inspire and cultivate imagination and creativity.  We meet the 3rd Friday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Each month we meet and build creations based on a central theme.  The top 3 LEGO creations are displayed in the front of the library for all to enjoy for 30 days!  All ages are welcome.  We have a LEGO Duplo set for kids who aren't ready for conventional LEGOS yet!  We are gladly accepting LEGO donations!

Teen Book Club

Here is where teens and tweens can read their favorite authors and discuss them.   We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in the YA Room.  Snacks provided.

Anime Club

Where Teens and tweens can get together and share ideas on anime and manga, while also learning a brief history about different genre's and Japanese culture. This club's focus is to provide a safe and secure knowledge of anime and manga. Participant will come away knowing what's safe to watch and read. This program is free to all who attend. Adults and children are welcome. For more information, please call 706-754-4413 and ask for Miss G.  We meet the 1st Saturday of the month from 10 -1 in the Community Room.

READ Dog

Reading sessions with therapy dogs are free and open to children in 1st grade and above. Pre-registration is required and space is limited! 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. Call the library at 706-754-4413 to schedule a reading session. 

Adult Programs

Friends & Family CPR Class

Family & Friends CPR teaches the life-saving skills of CPR and choking relief for adults, children and infants. This is a NON-CERTIFIED course for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a completion card. This course is Free! Sign-up required. Limited to 15 people. 4th Friday of every month from 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Danny Densmore, AHA CPR Instructor. 

Book Club

Join us for the Clarkesville Library Book Club! We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Community Room at the Clarkesville Library. We read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books, and would love to have you join us! New members are welcome!
 

You Can Do This! Beginner Knitting & Crochet Class

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO LEARN TO KNIT OR CROCHET? Let's get started!! Basic stitches will be taught. Please bring 4-ply worsted weight yarn and knitting needles and/or crochet hook depending on what you want to learn to do! Class size is limited to 8. Call the library 706-754-4413 or drop by the front desk to sign up. Instructor: Mary Norris This class is for adults.  Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month 1-3 p.m.

Beginner Computer Class

Need help learning basic computer skills? The Clarkesville Library offers free classes on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from 10:00 - Noon. This class is hosted by Computer Helpers Barbara Allen and David "Mickey" Mickler. A slow, step by step approach is taken. Students help each other and no one is left behind. This is a beginner adult class that will teach basic computer skills common to all programs and applications. Lesson plans will be adjusted based on the needs of the class. PLEASE NOTE: If you have a laptop or device, please bring it to use during the class. Other computers will be available but depending on class size, sharing may be required.  Sessions are drop in, no registration required. 

Caring With Cards

Join us for this free event with Stampin’ Up demonstrator Jini Merck! Caring with Cards is a fun experience creating beautiful handmade greeting cards, and at the same time the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life! This workshop takes place the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.   All cards created will be donated to your choice of the following charities: The Ronald McDonald House, Operation Write Home, Hospice, and the Red Cross Holiday for Heroes. This event is self-paced, and includes all supplies. While designed for adults, children ages nine and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. 

Mobile Career Coach

The Mobile Career Coach will be visiting the Clarkesville Library every other month in 2017 –  January 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21, and Nov. 16 on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. They are available to provide free assistance with resumes, cover letters, online job searches and applications, career assessment surveys, job interview skills, and a number of other inquiries! 

NE GA Mythological Roundtable Circle

This group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monthly programming is inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell. The JCF Mythological Roundtable draws together people who have a deep and abiding interest in the human mythic story, how that multifaceted story has shaped the evolution of human culture, and how the myths we are living now are creating the world of tomorrow. 

Art Made Easy

Learn to paint with Watercolor! Sylvia makes it fun and easy! First class is Thursday, October 19th from 1—2:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Sign up required. Class size is limited to 20. See the front desk or call the library 706-754-4413. Supplies needed:Please bring white paper, a pencil and an eraser. This is an adult art class.

Explore Science!

This class is aimed at adults, teens, and older children (grade 4 & up) who want to know more about science. Each segment will begin with viewing a carefully selected YouTube video, followed by discussion, questions and answers. A presentation of various science topics in an entertaining and lively format.  Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.

Grief Support Group

This FREE ongoing group is designed to provide support, education, and resources to those who are coping with the loss of a loved one.     Group leader:  Barbara Johnston, R.N. with Foothills Counseling Center 706-754-5155  Meets Mondays 2-3 p.m. starting October 16th, 2017.