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This Week at the Carnegie: Feb. 17-21

Updated: Feb 21


Mid-Winter break has arrived! If you are looking for something fun to do while the kids are on break, check out our Freckleface Strawberry play on Thursday or stop by to watch a movie, read, or play in our reading room!



We haven’t forgotten the adults! We have a full week of programs featuring local authors, the Newnan Art Rez - Artist of the Month, and guest speaker, Dr. Pelham discussing how to create caring, age-friendly communities. Check it all out below!



Program dates, times, and descriptions are below. Please visit our Eventbrite page to register for programs in advance unless otherwise noted. All programs at the Carnegie are open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted.


Monday

The Newnan Carnegie Library will be closed on Monday, January 17th. for President’s Day. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you visit later in the week!



Tuesday

AARP Driver Safety Program: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*There is minimal fee for this program. * Contact Jesse Johnson at 678-485-0655 to register and for more information. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. All ages welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.



NCLF Program - Carl Ware: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Registration is requested for this program. To register, please click here.


Carl Ware is an American success story. Born in 1943 to humble Georgia sharecroppers, he faced hardship while growing up black in the Jim Crow South. His father made history as the first black man to vote in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since Reconstruction.

Ware worked his way through college, taking part in the Atlanta Student Movement. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he rose to become one of the most influential business leaders and philanthropists of his generation. Ware was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1973 and later served as its first black president from 1976 to 1979. In 1979 he was named vice president of Special Markets for Coca-Cola USA.


He founded the Coca-Cola Foundation and became known as the company’s “Daring Diplomat.” As the highest-ranking African American executive at the Coca-Cola Company, Ware would become the architect of his employer’s South Africa disinvestment and the first American businessman to meet with Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990. During this time, Ware proved instrumental in the fall of South Africa’s brutal system of apartheid.


In 1991 he was appointed deputy group president of Coca-Cola’s Northeast Europe Africa group. In 1993 he became the company’s first black group president, heading the Africa operations. Retiring from Coca-Cola in 2003 as head of global public affairs and administration, Ware served on the boards of Georgia Power, National Life of Vermont, Cummins, Chevron, and PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and as chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Now, for the first time, Ware shares his incredible and inspiring story and how he rewrote the rules for power sharing in America.

For more info: www.carlwareauthor.com



Wednesday

Exercise is Medicine: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.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. Certified instructors from Piedmont Newnan Wellness Center provide forty-five minutes of gentle therapeutic exercises. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. All equipment provided. No need to RSVP, come as able! Attendees are admitted on a first come, first serve basis. A waiver will need to be signed at your first class.



Gentle Yoga: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please join the Carnegie for Gentle Yoga with Yvette! Instructor, Yvette Monet will guide adults & seniors at all levels of physical ability in stretch & strengthen muscles exercises. Gain flexibility & balance and relieve stress. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. All equipment provided or bring your own mat. No need to RSVP, come as able! Attendees are admitted on a first come, first serve basis. A waiver will need to be signed at your first class.



Newnan Art Rez - Max Kaufman: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a talk by current artist in residence, Max Kauffman, where he will discuss his work as painter, muralist, and sculptor--and highlight his current project with the historical R.D. Cole wooden mold collection to create a sculpture for Newnan. Registration is requested by visiting Eventbrite.



Thursday

Family Program – Freckleface Strawberry: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us at the Carnegie for a laugh-out-loud play involving a feisty redhead. "Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup ... and even wearing a ski mask to school! With the help of her loveable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that's what makes everyone special." Reservations are required. To register, please click here.



Hometown Novel Nights: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join Angela McRae, Christopher Swann, and David Coppage for a discussion on their books, writing journeys, and stories. Southern Fried Books will be on site to handle all book sales. A time for Q&A and book signing will occur after the panel. Registration is requested. To register, please click here.



Friday

Exercise is Medicine: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.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. Certified instructors from Piedmont Newnan Wellness Center provide forty-five minutes of gentle therapeutic exercises. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. All equipment provided. No need to RSVP, come as able! Attendees are admitted on a first come, first serve basis. A waiver will need to be signed at your first class.


Aging in Cities: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How can we create caring communities, and why is it important for all ages? What is an age friendly city and how does it work? Dr. Pelham describes in detail her Centers’ experience assisting 18 cities through this exciting, scientific process and how it shapes a better future. While this program is free, registration is required. To register, please click here.


Anabel Pelham, Ph.D. is president of the National Association of Professional Gerontologists (NAPG) and emeriti professor and founding director of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State University. She is also Founding Director of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE) a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation and a past member of the Foundation's Board of Directors. CAFE provides technical assistance to cities and communities to become World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly. Dr. Pelham is president of the Board of Directors of the Council on Aging, Central Oregon, and a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Gerontological Association (OGA).

Dr. Pelham has expertise in global issues in aging and gerontology, Age-Friendly Cities and community development, community-based health and human services, qualitative research methods, graduate gerontology curriculum development, geriatric care management, life-long learning, and credentialing and accreditation in the field of gerontology.



Future Program Spotlight!

Leap into Saturdays!

Saturday, February 29th. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please click here for more information or to register!



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