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Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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March 2019

VegUcate Yourself: The 5 W’s of Vegetarian & Vegan Diets

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Educate yourself about vegetarian and vegan diets with UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Barbara Worley. In this one-hour program, you'll learn about different types of diets, alternative sources of nutrients found in meat, and possibilities for life-long use of these diets. After the presentation, participate in interactive meal plan activities. This program is intended for adults. Admission is free, but advance registration is required at https://forsyth.libnet.info/website/event/1585925.

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April 2019

Preserve the Flavor: A 4-week Farm to Table series with UGA Extension

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Besides knowing that you should stick your leftovers in the fridge immediately if you want them to be edible later, what do you know about food preservation? Do you know how to can it or freeze it properly? Learn how to do all that and more as we continue the UGA Extension Farm to Table series in this special course with Extension Agent Barbara Worley: Preserve the Flavor: A 4-Week Workshop Week 1: Boiling Water Canning Wednesday, April 10 at…

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Preserve the Flavor: A 4-week Farm to Table series with UGA Extension

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Besides knowing that you should stick your leftovers in the fridge immediately if you want them to be edible later, what do you know about food preservation? Do you know how to can it or freeze it properly? Learn how to do all that and more as we continue the UGA Extension Farm to Table series in this special course with Extension Agent Barbara Worley: Preserve the Flavor: A 4-Week Workshop Week 1: Boiling Water Canning Wednesday, April 10 at…

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Preserve the Flavor: A 4-week Farm to Table series with UGA Extension

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Besides knowing that you should stick your leftovers in the fridge immediately if you want them to be edible later, what do you know about food preservation? Do you know how to can it or freeze it properly? Learn how to do all that and more as we continue the UGA Extension Farm to Table series in this special course with Extension Agent Barbara Worley: Preserve the Flavor: A 4-Week Workshop Week 1: Boiling Water Canning Wednesday, April 10 at…

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May 2019

Preserve the Flavor: A 4-week Farm to Table series with UGA Extension

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Besides knowing that you should stick your leftovers in the fridge immediately if you want them to be edible later, what do you know about food preservation? Do you know how to can it or freeze it properly? Learn how to do all that and more as we continue the UGA Extension Farm to Table series in this special course with Extension Agent Barbara Worley: Preserve the Flavor: A 4-Week Workshop Week 1: Boiling Water Canning Wednesday, April 10 at…

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El día de los niños Book Fiesta

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Celebrate children and the love of books! Since 1925, El día de los niños, El día de los libros has been celebrated throughout Mexico to emphasize the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Join us for a bilingual storytime that includes stories, singing, dancing, and crafts to encourage family reading and increased understanding of other cultures. No registration required. All ages welcome.

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Bringing Literature to Life: Arsenic and Old Lace

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Want to know the real story behind Arsenic and Old Lace? Did you know it was a play before a movie? Enjoy a re-enactment of scenes from the play with educator and historian Sloane Meyer who brings literature to life in Victorian costume. Stay afterwards for a screening of the original film from 1944 starring Cary Grant.

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Community Garden Day inThe Secret Garden

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Get dirty at the library! Come play in the dirt with us as you work on seasonal projects and activities led by a Forsyth County Master Gardener Advisor that help maintain the beauty of The Secret Garden located behind the Cumming Library. Each month's project will take about an hour to complete and all tools and supplies will be provided. Be sure to wear sunscreen and clothes appropriate for working outdoors. You might also like to bring your own gloves.…

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Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Mad-House

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Nellie Bly is best known for agreeing to feign insanity in order to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. Her reports were published in the New York World, and later compiled into a book, Ten Days in a Mad-House. As a reporter, Bly also broke records for traveling around the globe, attempting to turn the fictional Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne into fact for the first time. She…

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June 2019

Aerospace Workshop

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Learn all about the Civil Air Patrol during this exciting and informative workshop! Learn about the importance of aerospace in today's world and how you can participate in this educational program. Kids will create bottle rockets. We'll go outside and test our creations at the conclusion of the program. This event is for kids in grades K - 10. Registration is not required.

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Aliens: Escape from Earth presented by ScienceTellers

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure with ScienceTellers. Using science…

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Music With Mr. Michael of The Learning Groove

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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"Mr. Michael" Levine is the co-founder of The Learning Groove music & movement company. He also is the music producer of the NY Times bestselling Pete The Cat picture books by Eric Litwin and James Dean, as well as the new Nut Family books by Eric & Scott Magoon and the Groovy Joe books by Eric & Tom Lichtenheld. Join us as Mr. Michael shares interactive music and fun! Recommended for ages 2 and up. No registration required.

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American Girl History Book Club

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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A book club for American Girl fans who want to learn more about the historical eras of the characters. Read any book from the American Girl series about Felicity before the program then participate in discussion, activities and crafts from the Colonial period. For ages 7 and up. Learn history! Boys and girls welcome! Space is limited so come early to get a ticket for this program.

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Leap into Literacy with Skippyjon Jones

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Families with young children are invited to enjoy a simple breakfast, stories, songs, and early literacy activities at the Cumming Library. Children can also meet beloved book character Skippyjon Jones and take home a free book courtesy of Barnes & Noble and Scholastic! Leap into Literacy programs are designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, but children of all ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver. Admission is free. Special thanks to Community Cup for their support of this early…

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Grow It, Don’t Throw It: Master Gardeners Summer Series

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Want to take your buy local commitment to the next level? Learn how to reduce waste, save money, and have fun! The Master Gardeners will guide you in growing plants, fruits, and vegetables from scraps, cuttings, and more. Please bring clean garden gloves if you can.

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H.G. Wells – Bringing Literature to Life

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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The science fiction of H.G. Wells is brought brilliantly to life by historian and spirited lecturer Sloane Meyer. From beloved masterpieces like The Time Machine and Invisible Man to The War of the Worlds, that perennial classic about an alien invasion that struck fear in the heart of a nation, Meyer takes you on a roller coaster ride through the imagination of one of our greatest authors. If you like, after Sloane's presentation, stay and watch the original movie version…

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American Girl History Book Club

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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A book club for American Girl fans who want to learn more about the historical era of the characters. Read any book in the American Girl series about Nanea and enjoy discussion, activities and crafts from Hawaii in 1941. For ages 7 and up. Learn history! Boys and girls welcome! Space is limited so arrive early to get a ticket.

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Ken Scott Comedy and Magic Show

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Celebrate summer reading at the library with the one, the only, Ken Scott! Voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the Year, Ken has performed all over Georgia and all over the country. He has even performed at The White House! Be prepared to laugh at Ken's fun magic show!

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Lew-E’s UFO Show (Unbelievable Funny Object Edition!)

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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We are proud to present "Lew-E's UFO Show (Unbelievable Funny Object Edition)!" Join Lew-E the Clown and his puppet buddy, OOGLY-BOOGLY, on a journey that is bound to be as FUN as any other show we have produced! Music will fill the air and your readers will gleam with delight as Lew-E unleashes his creative brand of comedy! Join us on a mission to uncover what's inside OOGLY-BOOGLY's Top Secret Space Box of Amazement! This program is suggested for ages…

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Creative Circle – Solar System Bracelets

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Come to the library for crafting fun and fellowship for adults! This month we will learn to make solar system bracelets to celebrate our summer reading theme A Universe of Stories.

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American Girl History Book Club

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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A book club for American Girl fans who want to learn more about the historical era of the characters. Read any book from the American Girl series about Maryellen and participate in discussions, activities and crafts from the American 1950's. For ages 7 and up. Learn history! Boys and girls welcome! Space is limited, please arrive early to get a ticket.

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Girls on the Run Book Club Summertime Book Club

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Girls on the Run is excited to host a Summertime Book Club featuring The Crisanta Knight Series! Geanna Culbertson is the award-winning author of The Crisanta Knight Series. Since Book One’s release in May 2016, the series has won many awards, including a Mom’s Choice Award for best family- friendly media, a Living Now Choice Award for “best lifestyle and world- changing books” in adventure fiction, a Benjamin Franklin Award for best books in Teen Fiction, and many more! This…

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The Dawg That Did Not Hunt – Remembering Lewis Grizzard

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Join Peter Stoddard as he shares his collection of Lewis Grizzard tales, collected for his recently published book entitled The Dawg That Did Not Hunt.

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Cirque du Todd: The Flying Debris Extravaganza Juggle-Palooza!

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Todd Key's "Cirque du Todd: The Flying Debris Extravaganza Juggle-Palooza" combines juggling, circus skills, magic, and just the right mix of comedy and reading encouragement for kids of all ages! No registration required. Please arrive early to obtain a ticket. TWO SHOWS: Tuesday, July 23 at 11:00am Friday, July 26 at 6:30pm

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Ray Bradbury – Bringing Literature to Life

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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One of the most celebrated authors of the twentieth century, Ray Bradbury was a master of dystopian fiction and world building. Join spirited lecturer and historian Sloane Meyer as she brings the pages of Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, in addition to some of his other popular works, to life.

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July 2019

The Flight of Leonardo presented by Mr.Damon’s Theater Arts & Puppets

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Let your imagination soar with Leonardo Da Vinci and the art of shadow puppetry. Incindeo the dragon and his friends take you on a funny and inspiring adventure through Leonardo’s Da Vinci’s life. Travel from the vineyards of Tuscany, through Leonardo’s apprenticeship in Renaissance Florence, and into his fascinating work as a multifaceted genius of science, engineering and art. No registration required. All ages welcome.

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Mumferd Learns to Exercise presented by Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Mumferd wants to have a playdate and has everything he thinks he needs: the tv remote, popcorn, his favorite comfy pillow. But run and play outside–estas loco?!? Mumferd discovers that physical activity can be fun, keeps him strong and healthy, and is a good way to relax while making friends. Muy divertido! No registration required. All ages welcome

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Mark Warren Presents Cherokee Medicine

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Cherokee Medicines and How They Can Be Used Today” The diverse flora of the Southeast once provided everything that was needed by the original inhabitants. This is why native people held in high esteem every plant of forest and field. Our modern day ignoring of these gifts is what separates us from a life of truly interacting with nature on an intimate level. And that loss has, no doubt, contributed to our careless handling of the land. The good news…

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Cherokee Medicine with author Mark Warren

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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The diverse flora of the Southeast once provided everything that was needed by the original inhabitants. This is why native people held in high esteem every plant of forest and field. Our modern day ignoring of these gifts is what separates us from a life of truly interacting with nature on an intimate level. And that loss has, no doubt, contributed to our sometimes careless handling of the land. The good news is that this trend can be reversed, one…

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In Abundance: Journey from Self Discovery to Self-Publishing with author Shanna Swenson

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Join community author Shanna Swenson as she discusses her books, what inspired her to write them and her personal journey of self discovery and self-publishing. Ms. Swenson will be available to sign books at the end of the discussion. Books will also be available for sale.

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To the Moon and Beyond with Dr. Lesley Simanton-Coogan

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Almost 50 years ago on July 20, 1969 the first humans set foot on the Moon. Today, the Moon is still the farthest our species has traveled, but not the farthest we've explored. Join Lesley Simanton-Coogan of the University of North Georgia's (UNG) George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium to learn about exploration in our solar system and beyond. Lesley Simanton-Coogan is the Planetarium Director and a Lecturer in UNG's Department of Physics. She received a B.A. in physics at Albion…

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The Big Bad, Little Red Pig Show presented by Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Join Emmy nominated Atlanta puppeteer Lee Bryan for a magical and hilarious production. Through different types of puppets, voices, and songs, Lee brings stories to life in a creative, innovative show. Today's performance will be the "Big Bad, Little Red Pig Show"! All ages welcome. No registration required, but please arrive 30 minutes early to obtain a ticket.

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Simply Organized with author Heather Rogers

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Heather Rogers, author of A Simplified Life, will discuss different methods of tidying and organizing your space.

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Fox in a Box: Win passes for a tour of the Fox Theatre!

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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The fabulous Fox Theatre has been an Atlanta landmark and destination for almost 100 years. From the twinkling lights that adorn its ceiling to the Egyptian and Arabian inspired decor, the theatre is an architectural masterpiece and the jewel of Atlanta. Take a walk down memory lane or discover the Fox for the first time as we peek behind the curtain. In addition, attend the program and enter to win passes for a tour of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta!…

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Girls on the Run Book Club with author Geanna Culbertson

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Girls on the Run is excited to host a Summertime Book Club featuring The Crisanta Knight Series! Geanna Culbertson is the award-winning author of The Crisanta Knight Series. Since Book One’s release in May 2016, the series has won many awards, including a Mom’s Choice Award for best family- friendly media, a Living Now Choice Award for “best lifestyle and world- changing books” in adventure fiction, a Benjamin Franklin Award for best books in Teen Fiction, and many more! This…

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Fox in a Box: Win passes for a tour of the Fox Theatre!

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Free

The fabulous Fox Theatre has been an Atlanta landmark and destination for almost 100 years. From the twinkling lights that adorn its ceiling to the Egyptian and Arabian inspired decor, the theatre is an architectural masterpiece and the jewel of Atlanta. Take a walk down memory lane or discover the Fox for the first time as we peek behind the curtain. In addition, attend the program and enter to win passes for a tour of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta!…

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August 2019

Mark Warren Presents “What Made Wyatt Earp Tick?”

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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What Made Wyatt Earp Tick? Many historians have attempted to dissect the personality of Wyatt Earp, calling him a complex man with contradictory callings. He was, in fact, a very simple man with a straight-forward demeanor. His physical prowess put him in a commanding position among other men, but his confidence and deliberation were the palpable forces that made others fear or admire him. After 63 years of research, author and Western historian Mark Warren reveals the true nature of…

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