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This Week at the Carnegie: March 10-15


This week we have so many great events and programs at the Carnegie. Please call 770-683-1347 to register for these programs in advance. Remember all programs at the Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge.

Sunday

NCLF Program: Keith Dunnavant “Spy Pilot” 2:00-3:30 p.m. One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Soviet authorities eventually released him in exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. On his return to the United States, Powers was exonerated of any wrongdoing while imprisoned in Russia, yet, due to bad press and the government’s unwillingness to heartily defend Powers, a cloud of controversy lingered until his untimely death in 1977. Now his son, Francis Gary Powers Jr. and acclaimed historian Keith Dunnavant have written this new account of Powers’s life based on personal files that had never been previously available. Delving into old audio tapes, letters his father wrote and received while imprisoned in the Soviet Union, the transcript of his father’s debriefing by the CIA, other recently declassified documents about the U-2 program, and interviews with the spy pilot’s contemporaries, Powers and Dunnavant set the record straight. The result is a fascinating piece of Cold War history. This is also a book about a son’s journey to understand his father, pursuing justice and a measure of peace. Almost sixty years after the fact, this will be the definitive account of one of the most important events of the Cold War. Co-author and Newnan resident, Keith Dunnavant, will present a program on “Spy Pilot” at the Carnegie on Sunday, March 10th at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30. Book signing to follow.

Monday

Exercise is Medicine 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. EIM is a circuit cardio alternating safe and easy to follow low-impact aerobics with strength conditioning. Elastic tubing with handles is used for resistance training and core strengthening. The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program includes “move and learn” activity designed to offer those of all ages with chronic diseases the cardio-strength-flexibility and balance training needed to safely improve chronic health condition symptoms.

Crochet 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. This class is designed for beginners as well as more advanced. If you want to learn the basics and make a lap robe then bring one crochet hook - size “h” - and one 7 ounce skein of “Red Heart” yarn. For all levels of skill. Instructor, Judy Davenport, teaches the basics and will guide through any trouble spots. For experienced, please bring your current crochet project.

Tuesday

How You Can Have a Healthy Home Lawn 2:30-3:30 p.m. Join the Coweta Master Gardeners to learn the basic steps to maintain a “healthy” lawn that will minimize battles with weeds and disease. This covers essential routine maintenance activities, basic weed control practices and how to identify and control several common diseases. Registration is requested for this program by calling 770-683-1347 or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-you-can-have-a-healthy-home-lawn-tickets-56944468438

Wednesday

Exercise is Medicine 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. EIM is a circuit cardio alternating safe and easy to follow low-impact aerobics with strength conditioning. Elastic tubing with handles is used for resistance training and core strengthening. The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program includes “move and learn” activity designed to offer those of all ages with chronic diseases the cardio-strength-flexibility and balance training needed to safely improve chronic health condition symptoms.

Gentle Yoga 1:30 pm to 2:30 p.m. This class is designed for adults & seniors of all levels of physical ability. Instructor, Yvette Monet, guides in stretching & strengthening muscles. Helps you to gain flexibility & balance and relieve stress.

Book Club with Lola 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Newnan Carnegie Library hosts Book Club with Lola! Lola, a registered therapy dog, and her handler, Ms. Pam provide a free fifteen minute, private reading exercise for elementary and middle school aged students. *Registration required.* Please call 770-683-1347 to register.

Thursday

Preschool Story Time 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A fun time of singing, dancing, reading, crafting, and learning! There’s always a little silliness too. This is a program that requires pre-registration. Please visit https://www.newnancarnegie.com/story-time for more information.

Book Reading with Theresa Brown 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join the Carnegie Library as we welcome New York Times bestselling author, Theresa Brown, for a special book reading and discussion. Former English professor turned nurse, Brown will read from her latest book, The Shift, which chronicles a day in the life of a nurse. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from this groundbreaking author, recipient of the New Georgia Literary Achievement Award (worth $10,000), administered by the UWG's School of the Arts. Registration is required for this program as seating is limited. You can register by calling 770-683-1347 or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-reading-with-ny-times-bestselling-author-theresa-brown-tickets-56507442281. The first 50 attendees to arrive will receive a copy of her NY Times bestseller, The Shift.

Friday

Exercise is Medicine 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. -- EIM is a circuit cardio alternating safe and easy to follow low-impact aerobics with strength conditioning. Elastic tubing with handles is used for resistance training and core strengthening. The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program includes “move and learn” activity designed to offer those of all ages with chronic diseases the cardio-strength-flexibility and balance training needed to safely improve chronic health condition symptoms.

American Military History 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please join The Carnegie Library for American Military History with Dr. Todd. Dr. Walter Todd has a Ph.D. in History but focuses mainly on American Military History. Dr. Todd has been a professor at The University of West Georgia as well as West Georgia Technical College where he is a faculty member in the history department. Dr. Todd enjoys sharing his love for America’s past, present, and future through his teachings. Dr. Todd will be speaking on the Development of the Modern Military Helmet in the 20th Century into today! Registration is requested please call 770-683-1347 or register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-military-history-with-dr-todd-tickets-58384347154. All programs at The Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge. www.newnancarnegie.com

We hope to see you at the Carnegie Library this week!


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