Events: For Adults
Savannah’s Monuments: The Untold Stories
A special program presented by local scholar & author Michael Freeman.
Author Michael Freeman will discuss some of the topics in his book, “Savannah’s Monuments: The Untold Stories,” which details the histories and behind-closed-door chronicles of 69 monuments in Savannah.
Documentary Film Screening: Acadian Brown Cotton
Join the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs for a special screening of “Coton Jaune, Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story,” a documentary film about the history, tradition and artistry of handspun and handwoven Acadian brown cotton blankets, and the Cajun women who made them.
Meet Sharon Gordon Donnan, one of the film’s directors, who will be leading the post-screening discussion, and sharing her artifacts and stories
English Conversation Circle
Author Event: Chief David Lyons
Join us for an evening of conversation to celebrate Garden City Police Chief David Lyons’ book, “A Long Way from Whitehall.” The book tells Lyons’ story of growing up poor in rural Alabama, his career in the Navy and Army, and his eventual decision to pursue police work. Chief Lyons will relate some of the many adventures he has had along the way and will surely inspire those in attendance through his tales of perseverance and drive.
“A Long Way from Whitehall” by David Lynn Lyons is a 2014 autobiography put out by Archway Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster. Download the flyer.
Book Clubs @ Your Library
Getting Started In Genealogy with Charlie Bourland
Learn the basics of beginning the adventure of tracking down your ancestry.
Genealogist, speaker and author Charlie Bourland will teach this comprehensive 9-hour program. Mr. Bourland will provide the skills needed to create a step-by-step work plan to research family history and leave a lasting legacy for descendants. Download the flyer.
S.W. Chatham Library, 925-8305
English - Farsi Fun
Fiber Arts Groups
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.
The Campaign for Healthy Kids and Families
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.
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. 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.
Heartbeats for Life GA: With Jeff Adams
Heartbeats for Life-GA with Jeff Adams Diabetes: It’s Not Just About the Sugar
HeartBeats for Life-GA is a non-profit organization with a proven record of helping those who want to prevent or reverse heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and/or lose excess weight. Information is provided FREE!
Southwest Writer's Group
English Conversation Circle.
TREELoft Exhibit: Saltwata: Portraits from a Southern Sea Island
H.E.L.P.: Home Educators Library Program
Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration
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.
African American Genealogy Group
The focus of this group is genealogical research that is unique to the African-American community. Chaired by Mildred Reynolds, the group shares research strategies, skills and findings. Mildred Reynolds, Chair.
S.W. Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, August 13, 10 a.m.
GED Classes @ the Library!
Live Oak Public Libraries offers GED classes in partnership with Savannah Technical College. Register by calling (912) 443-5446 or email adulteducationFAQ@savannahtech.edu.
Classes have been delayed until September. Stay tuned for more information.