Richmond Hill Public Library
|Richmond Hill Public Library
9607 Ford Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3580 — directions
The Richmond Hill library will present a free computer class on using e-mail on Friday, March 1st at 11:00a.m. The class will cover the basics of setting up and using an e-mail account. Topics covered will be:
- Setting up an account
- Attaching documents
- Managing contacts
- Avoiding spam
- Maintaining a clutter-free inbox
Call (912) 756-3580 for more information.
Common Threads has participated in the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project for two years now. The Project is supported by the Red Heart Yarn company. Each year 2 official colors are chosen from the Red Heart Yarn collection to represent the Games. Crafters are invited to create scarves for the athletes to wear throughout the Special Olympics events. The scarves create a sense of unity and express the communities’ support of these athletes and this program.
The scarves may be knitted, crocheted, or loomed, but they must be made with both official colors and must be 6 inches wide and between 54-60 inches long. Red Heart Yarn supplies free scarf patterns on their website for crafters to use, but most of us enjoy creating our own unique designs.
Each state participating in the Special Olympic Games lists the events they are hosting, the number of scarves they will need, and the date scarves must be received. This year Georgia chose to participate in the 2012 Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games hosting 3-on-3 Basketball, Team Basketball, Gymnastics, Power lifting, Figure Skating, Roller Skating, Bowling ,and Basketball Skills; and we chose to support the athletes of this great state. Our club made 33 cherry red and soft navy blue scarves to help Special Olympics Georgia reach their goal of requested 2,450 scarves. Last year our club supported Texas and Virginia with aqua and blue scarves.
The idea for the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project resulted from an opportunity to provide a gift of welcome for the athletes of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Boise,Idaho. A call went out to crafters requesting a donation of 5,000 Red Heart Yarn deft blue and white scarves:by the start of the Games, 60,000 scarves had arrived from every state and from 12 countries around the world.
In 2011, the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project became a national event with 35 Special Olympics Programs participating.
(written by Common Threads member Naomi Fay)
Need some special Christmas Gifts??? The â€œCommon Threadsâ€ Knit, Crochet and Quilting Group will be hosting a Silent Auction at the Richmond Hill Library as of Nov. 29th. A variety of different items will be available for auction. Each item will have a Closing Date and Time. Please stop by the library to view the items and place your bid. Detailed information is available at the Display tables.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society / Relay for Life Richmond Hill.
Employing a variety of voices, languages from distant lands, hand-held instruments, colorful fabrics, and creative movement, J’miah Nabawi’s interdisciplinary brand of storytelling programming has been invited to appear throughout the U.S. and abroad.Â Nabawi is known for his fun and engaging programs and love of storytelling.Â He was named a Traditional Master Artist by the Georgia Council for the Arts, through its National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) sponsored Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Â His storytelling isÂ interdisciplinary and reflectiveÂ of the “story-dance-musical drama” found throughout Africa and its Diaspora.Â Â He touches worlds of people using the many languages that are woven through his telling, singing, and reading-aloud.
On June 9, 2010 he will perform at the Pembroke Library at 10:30am, and the Richmond Hill Public Library at 2:00pm. Â OnÂ June 10, 2010 you can see him at the Statesboro Regional Library at 10:30am.Â Â Performances are free and open to all ages.
The Richmond Hill Library will celebrate “National Handwriting Day” on January 23rd in honor of John Hancock’s birthday. Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence and is famous for his large, bold signature. The lost art of handwriting is one of the few ways we can uniquely express ourselves. In honor of this special day, the library invites everyone to rekindle that creative feeling by submitting a handwritten poem or short story.Â Judges will choose the best entry based on penmanship and neatness. Original content may earn you extra points.Â The winner will receive a classic calligraphy Introductory Kit. All entries will be displayed throughout the library. Entry forms are available at the library and should be submitted to the Circulation Desk no later than noon on January 23.
All entries should meet the following criteria:
- hand written (NO computer!!!)
- no longer than 1 page
- ink only (NO pencil please)
Exciting things are happening at the Richmond Hill Library. In August this year we formed a Knit & Crochet group that meets every Wednesday from 10-12am here at the Library to work on projects of all types. The response has been incredible and these ladies have been amazing in their dedication. Beginners are learning from those more experienced, ideas and patterns are being shared, support and encouragement is given in high doses, and friendships have formed as this group finds itself gaining solid footing and purpose. It has been decided that the group should have a name that will identify them to other groups in the area and “Common Threads” seemed to be the most fitting.
Besides projects for themselves, the ladies are also working on items to be given to “Project Linus” and “Warm Up America“. A wide variety of Baby Blankets, Infant caps, Comfort Blankets, Scarves and Afghans have been completed and even the Teen Advisory Board members lend a helping hand in assembling some knotted Fleece Blankets. We are now ready to hand over 18 items to Project Linus and 9 items to Warm Up America. This is an incredible achievement in such a short time where each item was created with love and care for someone in need. All materials are being donated by the members and any yarn donations will be appreciated.
Anyone interested in joining the “Common Threads” is welcome to come by the Richmond Hill Library on Wednesdays during the above mentioned times.
Magician Chad Crews combines mystery, illusion, and reading in his â€œThe Authors of Mystery and Horrorâ€ Library Program.Â What happens when you combine reading, magic, and famous authors of mystery and horror? The answer: An exciting and spooky magic show that is geared towards Library Teen Programs. Magician Chad Crews will be performing his â€œAuthors of Mystery and Horror Showâ€ in libraries all across Georgia and South Carolina during the fall and winter months. He will be performing two shows at the Richmond Hill Public Library on October 19, 2009.Â The first performance will be at 4:30 p.m and a second show begins at 6:30 pm.
The show is especially popular around Halloween, and is used by libraries as a way to bring in more teenage visitors. Chad uses many tricks that are tailored to the themes of many of Edgar Allan Poeâ€™s most famous poems and stories. The show also introduces itâ€™s viewers to many interesting and little known facts about Poe and his influence on future authors, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame, as well as Harry Houdini, the famous magician and escape artist.
Chad has been performing magic for many years, and travels all over Georgia and South Carolina performing educational magic shows for schools and libraries. For more information about Chad and his unique shows as well as a schedule of his performances, you can visit his website at www.chadcrewsmagic.com.
Come and join us at the Richmond Hill Public Library as we make blankets for “Project Linus” and “Warm Up America”. Project Linus began in 1995 and volunteers all around the country make blankets for children at local Cancer Care Centers. The name is taken from the Peanuts Character who is never without a blanket of his own.
“Warm Up America”Â is all about neighbors helping neighbors. Afghans are made for distribution to the following places: Womenâ€™s shelters, Nursing homes, Hospitals and hospices, churches, AIDS facilities, community service agencies and a variety of national non-profit agencies.
All Skill levels are welcome. We are hoping to team up those with experience with beginners to share their knowledge and skills. Anyone interested, please stop by the Richmond Hill Library to sign up. Yarn and Needle Donations are always appreciated.Â Please call the library at (912) 756-3580 for more information about the programs. Groups meet on Wednesday’s from 10am until 12noon.
In March, the Pembroke and Richmond Hill libraries teamed with local artists to provide free art lessons to county residents. The classes were made possible by a $2,000 grant through Arts on the Coast and local artists taught the art classes. Several different classes were offered including oil and acrylic paints, children’s drawing, and watercolor painting.Â People from all age groups learned art supplies, art techniques, and composition.Â Â Students were taken from the beginner level all the way through to their completed project.