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Branch Calendars

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View or print out a monthly calendar to keep up with special events, storytimes, classes and other programs at your favorite Live Oak Public Libraries branch.
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PrintCalendars | tags: Bull Street, Carnegie, Forest City, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Oglethorpe Mall, Ola Wyeth, Pooler, Pooler library, Port City, Rincon, Southwest Chatham, Springfield, Thunderbolt, Tybee, West Broad, WW Law

Summer Reading Program

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Live Oak Public Libraries is pleased to announce the grand prize winner of its 2015 “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program (SRP). A winner was chosen from among eligible program participants and receives a $500 Tanger Outlets gift card. The 2015 grand prize winner is
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For Kids | tags: Summer Reading Program

Book Clubs @ Your Library

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Join a book group at one of our branch libraries, or find out how to start one on your own. Call or visit today!
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For Adults | tags: Book Clubs, Carnegie, Garden City, Islands, Midway, Ola Wyeth, Southwest Chatham, tea time, Tybee

Genealogy 101

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Learn the basics of beginning the adventure of tracking down your ancestry. Garden City Library, 629-5070
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For Adults | tags: Garden City, Genealogy Classes

Goodies for the Grands

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National Grandparents Day is coming! Stop by the library to make unique presents for the special elders in your life. All ages.
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For Kids | tags: crafts, Springfield

English - Farsi Fun

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Have some fun learning Basic Farsi and English expressions. All Ages.
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For Kids | tags: WW Law

Family Read Nights

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Come relax at our Family Reading Night at the Garden City Branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries. Join us for a night of stories, songs and s’mores as the Library transforms into campgrounds complete with tents, glow-in-the-dark stars and Lanterns.
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For Kids | tags: Family, Garden City

Talk Like a Pirate Day Party

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Ahoy, me mateys! Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day with stories, crafts and activities. You can dress like a pirate too! Arrr! Ages 5 and up.
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For Kids | tags: Islands, Pirates

Gentle Power Yoga Classes

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Gentle Power Yoga Classes: Build Strength, Balance and Flexibility One hour Gentle Power Class suitable for beginners as well as more experienced yogis. Please come prepared with yoga mat, yoga block, water bottle and hand towel.
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For Adults | tags: Southwest Chatham, Yoga

Yoga

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Family Yoga options. Different programs offered.
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For Kids | tags: Yoga

Schools In!

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Fun stories, music and crafts related to back to school.
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For Kids | tags: Pooler

Music & Movement

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Learning from songs and moving to the music. Ages 0 to 5.
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For Kids | tags: Islands, music, Oglethorpe Mall, Southwest Chatham

Online Selling Seminar

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Find out how to sell items on EBAY! You’ll also learn about the best and most efficient ways to move your products across the country and around the world! FREE seminar presented by representatives from the United States Postal Service®
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For Adults | tags: Bull Street, EBay, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Rincon, Selling

TEDxLOPL Talks

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We will be fostering learning, inspiration and wonder with Shawn Acher’s talk, “The Happy Secret to Better Work” and Daniele Quercia’s “Happy Maps,” followed by a facilitated discussion about the ideas worth spreading (or challenging). Admission is free. Just bring an open mind and prepare to share. We’ll screen two recent TED Talks and then turn the discussion over to you.
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For Adults | tags: Islands, TEDxLOPL

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

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Friends of the Library Used Book Sale starts with a Preview Night on Tues., Sept. 29 and ends with a bag sale on Sun., Oct. 4.
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Featured | tags: Book Sale, Southwest Chatham

“Love My Card” Balloon Party

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September is Library Card Signup Month and we’re celebrating with a special balloon party presented by Savannah Balloons! A library card isn’t required to attend the program (but if you don’t already have one, it’s a perfect time to “get carded!”). Ages 3 and up.
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For Kids | tags: Bull Street, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Midway, Oglethorpe Mall, Pooler, Port City, Rincon, Southwest Chatham, Springfield, Thunderbolt, West Broad, WW Law

Dancing Robots

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Would you like to teach a Robot to dance? No experience or dancing skills necessary! Members of the Society of Women Engineers will teach you everything you need to know. Students will learn how to work with an EV3 Lego Mindstorm robot to program/create their dance. Watch out you might just learn some new moves (while learning STEM)! Space is limited. 6th - 8th grade students. Download the flyer.
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For Teens | tags: robots, Southwest Chatham, STEM, teens

Teen Programs

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Teen programs scheduled for the month of September. Engineering, art, clubs, and more. Consolidated listing.
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For Teens | tags: Bull Street, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Midway, Rincon, Southwest Chatham, Springfield, Teens, Tybee

Fiber Arts Groups

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A family style program in which experienced knitters share their tips and techniques with beginning knitters. Ages 8 and up. Call the library to register and for information on supplies. S.W. Chatham Library & Garden City Library
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For Kids | tags: Garden City, knitting, Southwest Chatham

Toes to Nose: Family Yoga

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Family Yoga is a fun way for your child to learn how to move creatively and interact with others. This class combines yoga postures with games, props and storytelling. Everyone participates! Children see the adults doing the poses, and then learn how to do it themselves easily. Children must be accompanied by their parent or caregiver.
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For Kids | tags: Garden City, Yoga

LEGO® Club

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Think you're a master LEGO® builder? Join our LEGO® Club to hone your skills. Our monthly meetings will include a themed LEGO® build where you can create your own masterpieces! You may even find you work on display in the library. Ages 5 and up.
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For Kids | tags: Bull Street, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Midway, Pooler, Rincon, Southwest Chatham, Springfield

The Campaign for Healthy Kids and Families

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Every 2nd Tuesday each month, Application assistance for public health insurance programs, Georgia Medicaid, PeachCare and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP.) Eligibility for public benefit programs is based on income and family size. Please bring income verification and government-issued ID. http://healthykidssavannah.org/ Register by calling 652-3627.
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For Adults | tags: Bull Street

Dog Days

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In this popular library program, children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with the most patient of listeners: therapy dogs. For readers ages 5 and up.
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For Kids | tags: Bull Street, Garden City, Islands, Oglethorpe Mall, Pooler, Rincon, Southwest Chatham

Bourbon & Books

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Join us for a cocktail party to celebrate Johnathon Barrett’s first book, “Rise and Shine!” S.W. Chatham Library, 925-8305 Thurs., Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m. “Rise and Shine!” by Johnathon Barrett is a Southern gentleman’s delicious culinary journey through the Land of Dixie, confirming that food does indeed equate to love.
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For Adults | tags: Bourbon and Books, Southwest Chatham

Prepped For College

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Don’t miss this panel discussion for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Representatives from Armstrong State University, Savannah State University and Savannah Technical College will answer your questions on the college admissions process, financial aid, and other topics. Download the flyer.
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For Teens | tags: Bull Street, college, Southwest Chatham, teens

Magnetic Fishing

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A program designed for children ages 3 to 7 to learn how to hold a fishing pole. No hooks needed! We will catch our fish with magnets and wins prizes.
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For Kids | tags: Southwest Chatham

Who Was?

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Join us every other Monday during Fall semester for a biography program based on the popular Who Was? series. During each program, we will pick a different notable person and do activities and games based on their life. Ages 5 to 12.
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For Kids | tags: Oglethorpe Mall

Family Game Time

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An evening for families to spend time together and play board games provided by the library. All ages.
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For Kids | tags: Family, games, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Midway, Tybee

Fantasy Football for Teens

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Think you know about football? Do you keep up with the NFL? Think you know more about it than our librarian? Show off your football knowledge in our Fantasy Football League! Ages 12 to 18
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For Teens | tags: fantasyfootball, football, Teens

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

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Join us for a fun, family bubble program! Ages 5+
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For Kids | tags: bubbles, kids, Southwest Chatham

Baby Play Date

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Join other babies and caregivers for our weekly sensory play drop in program. With plenty of stimulating toys and activities for babies and toddles, and good conversation for caregivers, everyone’s sure to find something they love to do at the Baby Play Date!
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For Kids | tags: babies, Garden City, Oglethorpe Mall, Southwest Chatham

Gentle Power Yoga Classes

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Build Strength, Balance and Flexibility One hour Gentle Power Class suitable for beginners as well as more experienced yogis. Please come prepared with yoga mat, yoga block, water bottle and hand towel. Wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move without restriction. Yoga is practiced in bare feet. Instructor: Katherine Johnson, Certified 200RYT Yoga Alliance Registered.
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For Adults | tags: Southwest Chatham, Yoga

Saints, Shrews, and Sassy Boys: Shakespeare’s Women

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Mary Villeponteaux, an Associated Professor and Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern will examine the variety of female characters found in Shakespeare’s plays, from the “shrewish” wife who fights her husband’s dominance in Taming of the Shrew to “saintly” figures, such as Desdemona in Othello who meekly accepts her husband’s anger and is eventually murdered by him. These, as well as the cross-dressing heroines of the comedies who pass as young men, will be discussed in the context of English Renaissance society and its expectations for wome
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For Adults | tags: Adult, Bull Street, Shakespeare

Southwest Writer's Group

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Aspiring writers and published authors discuss and develop their craft while receiving thoughtful, positive and useful critique in a supportive environment. All skill levels, genres and styles are welcome.
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For Adults | tags: group, Southwest Chatham, writers

Tee Off With TWIGS!

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The Bull Street Library was transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course with a SUPERHEROES theme, on May 30. Proceeds benefited Live Oak Public Libraries.
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For Kids | tags: Bull Street, fundraiser, golf, miniature golf

Savannah Children's Book Festival

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This year’s festival will be held on Sat., Nov. 14, in Forsyth Park, from 10 a.m. to 4.pm.
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For Kids | tags: art, Bull Street, Carnegie, contest, Garden City, Hinesville, Midway, Ola Wyeth, pooler, Port City, Port Wentworth, poster contest, Rincon, scbf, Springfield, West Broad, WW Law

English Conversation Circle.

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Join us on to practice your English conversation skills. Improve your English speaking, listening and comprehension skills.
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For Adults | tags: English, Garden City

Daddy & Me

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This is a program for children 6 and younger and their dads or other male caregivers. Activities include songs, rhymes, stories, games, & playtime.
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For Kids | tags: Oglethorpe Mall

TREELoft Exhibit: Saltwata: Portraits from a Southern Sea Island

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"Saltwata: Portraits from a Southern Sea Island" Photographs by Ann Sosbe This exhibit is now open through Aug. 31. Download the flyer.
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Summer Reading | tags: Bull Street, Exhibit, photographs, TREE Loft

H.E.L.P.: Home Educators Library Program

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Home educators can meet other homeschool families and discuss topics relevant to home education. Activities and games will be provided for their children during the meeting.
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For Kids | tags: Garden City, homeschool

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)

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Each month we’ll feature a different STEAM activity to help you explore all the fun you can have with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 5 and up.
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For Kids | tags: art, engineering, Islands, math, pooler, science, Springfield, steam, technology

Anime Club

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This monthly club meeting for teens ages 12 to 18 features a variety of anime activities and discussion topics.
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For Teens | tags: anime, club, Hinesville, teens

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

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Get involved with your library! Make your voice heard in your community, develop leadership skills, and have fun making new friends. TAB is a place to share ideas about activities, materials and services for high schoolers. Ages 14 to 18.
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For Teens | tags: Hinesville, TAB, teen

Cool & Crazy Crafts

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This craft program features a seasonal or holiday themed art activity. Ages 4 and up.
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For Kids | tags: Bull Street, Carnegie, Forest City, Garden City, Hinesville, Islands, Midway, Pooler, Port City, Port Wentworth, Rincon, Springfield, Tybee

Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration

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Live Oak Public Libraries celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Carnegie Library. Read about the history of this community icon and celebrate its bright future. The Carnegie Library opened on East Henry Street in August 1914 to serve Savannah’s black community.
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For Kids | tags: Carnegie, celebration, centennial

Teen Game Time

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Teens play old-school games such as jacks, tic tac toe and a variety of board games at W.W. Law on Fridays.
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For Teens | tags: games, Islands, WW Law

Homeschool Hangout

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Homeschool Hangout is back! Homeschoolers ages 7 to 12 and their families are invited to this specially designed program.
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For Kids | tags: Hinesville, homeschool, Islands, Oglethorpe Mall, Springfield