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This Week at the Carnegie:March 9-13

We had an amazing Saturday opening day with over 100 people visiting the Carnegie, many for the first time! Did you miss out on the fun? Don’t worry! We are now open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We still have plenty to keep you busy throughout the week, so make sure to check out the wonderful programs we have planned.



Program dates, times, and descriptions are below. Please visit http://newnancarnegie.eventbrite.com/ to register for programs in advance unless otherwise noted. All programs at the Carnegie are open to the public and free of charge.


Monday

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.



Crochet: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join the Carnegie Library on Mondays for Crochet at the Carnegie! If you are a beginner please bring one crochet hook - size “h” - and one 7-ounce skein of “Red Heart” yarn. Instructor, Judy Davenport, teaches the basics and will guide through any trouble spots. For experienced crocheters, bring your current project. Drop in as able, no need to RSVP!



Tuesday

AARP: Driver Safety Program: 9:30 a.m. – 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.



The Other Night School: Blackwell Prize Winner – Graham Barnhart

6:00 p.m. – Refreshments

6:30 p.m. – Reading and Presentation


Join us for a reading by poet and US Army veteran Graham Barnhart, whose debut collection "The War Makes Everybody Lonely" earned him the Blackwell Prize in Writing (worth $10,000) administered by SOTA. Registration is required. To register, please click here.

Graham Barnhart served in several overseas campaigns as a Special Operations medic. His work with soldiers, trauma victims, and other medical personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan undergirds much of his poetry. With artistry and grace, insight and compassion, Barnhart examines the many violences associated with armed conflict--physical and environmental, of course, but also social and psychological. His startling debut collection of poems, The War Makes Everyone Lonely, has been praised for its spine-chilling explorations of military aggression, its subtle representations of soldierly bonds, and its hope that language--artful language--might somehow shape a future where war occupies a far less central place in global affairs. The book has been called a "searing field report" and a search "for words to describe realities that may have no words, yet require them." Barnhart joins a host of important American writers who have grappled with the horrors of war, from two of our greatest poets--Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson--to novelists such as Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut, and Julia Alvarez.



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.



Book Club with Lola: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to improve your child's reading confidence and skills! Registration is required. Please call 770-683-1347 to register.



Thursday

American Military History: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 and West Georgia Technical College. Dr. Todd enjoys sharing his love for America’s past, present, and future through his teachings. This month he will cover the development of submarines as a dominant weapon by many nations during the late 19th. and early 20th. centuries. While the program is free, 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.


Saturday

Building Open: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Our building will be open for you to enjoy our circulating book collection, children’s reading room, public use computers, and more!



Future Program Spotlight!

Entrepreneur Storytime

Featuring: Kenya Brantley - Greenhouse Mercantile

Thursday, March 19th. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please click here for more information or to register!



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