August 2022 Peachtree City Library events

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Crayon Collection Month:

The month of August 2022.

Did you know over 150 million still-good crayons are thrown away each year in the United States? But crayons don’t decompose and there are kids who have no crayons of their own!  We can fix that by collecting, recycling, and donating our crayons to others. Take the pledge to collect gently used crayons. Bring them to the Peachtree City Library and drop them in the Crayon Collection box in the Children’s Department.

 

Dog Photo Contest:

Entries accepted: August 1st-15th, 2022

Community Judging: August 18th-31st, 2022

Celebrate National Dog Month with Peachtree City Library’s Dog Photo Contest! Is your dog as cute as our own OBie, the Storytelling Dog? Show us how cute and adorable your dogs are and win prizes. Participants may submit one (1) original family-friendly photo of each their dogs. Photos must be no larger than 4 x 6. Winners in each category (cute and cuddly, funny, lovable, best all around) will be announced on September 2nd, 2022.Pick up a form online or at the Peachtree City Library.

 

 Conversational Spanish:

Thursdays, August 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, 2022, 6:00pm  —Theater Room

Join the Peachtree City Library for conversational Spanish. Are you already learning Spanish? Come have a chat and practice your conversational skills. We’ll cover the following topics: Ask and Tell Where Someone is From, Ask Whether Someone Speaks a Language, Get Someone’s Attention, & Talk About Seasons and Weather. For ages 14+ and all skill levels. No previous experience is necessary. This is a drop-in event, no registration is required.

 

Adult Pick-Up Craft Week: Plastic Bottle Wind Spinner

Week of Monday, August 8th, 2022—Peachtree City Library Facebook Page

Pick up your craft kit and then tune in to the Peachtree City Library’s Facebook Page on Monday, August 8th to watch an instructional video on how to create your own super easy DIY craft. Library Assistant Susan C. will show you all the ins and outs of this super easy craft. August’s craft is a Plastic Bottle Wind Spinner. Ages 18+. https://facebook.com/peachtreecitylibrary/

 

Author Carolyn Curry Book Talk & Signing:

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, 1:00pm —Floy Farr Room

Join the Peachtree City Library for a book talk and signing with celebrated author Carolyn Curry. Carolyn will be discussing her new book Sudden Death which will be released on Tuesday, August 2nd. On site book sales will be available courtesy of Book Miser. This is a drop-in event, no registration required. This event will be held in person at the Peachtree City Library in the Floy Farr Room on the lower level of the library.

 

Morning Book Club:
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, 10:00am —Readers & Writers Room

The Peachtree City Library hosts a morning book club on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10 am. (Adults 18+)

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…as Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her. ~from Goodreads.com 

 

OB, the Storytelling Dog

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, 11:00am —Peachtree City Library Facebook Page

OB reads a fun new fairytale each month. https://facebook.com/peachtreecitylibrary/

 

Evening Book Club
Thursday, August 11th, 2022, 6:00pm —Readers & Writers Room

The Peachtree City Library hosts an evening book club on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm. (Adults 18+)

The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

This Gothic morality tale is the story of a man who, taken by his own beauty, pledges his soul in a desperate bid for eternal youth. But when his wish is granted, things go terribly wrong. A painting of Dorian begins to age in his place, while Dorian himself becomes a dangerous narcissist who destroys everyone standing in his way until the day he is forced to come face to face with the ugliness of his own conscience. ~from Goodreads.com 

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover (No Registration Required)

Drop off Friday, August 12th, 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm

Pickup Saturday, August 13th, 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm

Your favorite stuffed toy gets to explore the Peachtree City Library at this fun sleepover!

Drop off your toy on Friday, and when you pick them up the next day you will receive a goody bag and photos from their overnight adventure!

 

Adult Sensory Storytime

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, 12:00pm —Readers & Writers Room

This 30-minute storytime and craft for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

 

What’s Jill Reading?

Thursday, August 18th, 2022, 8:30pm —Peachtree City Library Facebook LIVE

Join Librarian Jill P. for a reboot of What’s on Jill’s Nightstand? on the Peachtree City Library Facebook Live Page each month to find out what she’s been reading. https://facebook.com/peachtreecitylibrary/

 

Retirement Income Seminar with Ray Dunlap and Renee Borchardt

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, —Floy Farr Room

Two Sessions Available: 1:00pm & 6:00pm

Join Ray Dunlap, CFP®, AIF® and Renee Borchardt, CFP® for Retirement Income. In this seminar, they’ll cover: sources of income in retirement, withdrawal strategies, taxes, expenses to consider including housing and health care. Plus, plenty of time for Q&A! This program will be held in the lower level of the library in the Floy Farr Room.
Registration required. Register at https://retirementincome.eventbrite.com.

 

Cozy Talk Book Club

Monday, August 22nd, 2022, 10:00am —Readers & Writers Room

A monthly book club to discuss your next favorite Cozy Mystery read. August’s book pick is A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear. Limited copies available at the Circulation desk.

Keeping You in Stitches – Basic Crochet
Saturday, August 27th, 2022, 1:30pm —Readers & Writers Room

Join Linda B. as she instructs you on basic crochet stitches. Patterns will be provided. Ages 18+.  No registration required.

 

Coming in September!

AARP Smart Driver Course
Friday, September 2nd, 2022, 10:15am-4:45pm  —Floy Farr Room
The AARP Smart Driver course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance agent for details). This event will be held on the lower level of the library in the Floy Farr Room. Registration Required.
Registration Opens on Friday, August 5th
Cost: $20 for AARP members; $25 for Non-Members. Cash or check accepted on day of class.
Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com.