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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis


Nancy Guinn Library sets children’s summer programs



The Nancy Guinn Library in Conyers will begin issuing reading logs  starting May 24 for this year’s Summer Reading Program.


Children, ages 4 years old to 5th grade, are encouraged to record the time they spend reading this summer, and bring the log to the library after finishing each reading level.  Prizes will be given for each level attained.  Children younger than 4 also can sign up and receive an Activity Log to complete and receive a prize. 


Thursday, July 17, is the last day to turn in reading logs for prizes.


In addition to the fun of reading stacks of books this summer, children will be able to enjoy various entertainment at the library, including several hands-on creative programs based on science and inventing. Here’s a look at some of the activities planned:


Monday, June 9 – “Let’s Build It”- Lego and Wii Program, 4 to 6 p.m.


Build some of your best creations during the Lego-themed Wii event.  All ages are welcome. No registration required. Program will be held in the meeting room.


Tuesday, June 11 –“Up, Up and Away” Flying Program, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Make paper airplanes, flying saucers, UFOs and launch them into flight. Learn which design flies the farthest, the straightest and the highest in the flight contest. Limited to 40 children.  Registration required.


Tuesday, June 17 – “The Robot Factory Program,” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to be a robot? Here’s your chance to become one by building and designing your very own robot costume. Bring in some cool robot making stuff to mix with our cool robot making stuff and let the fun begin. Limited to 40 children ages 5-12.  Registration required. Program will be held in the meeting room.


Wednesday, June 25 –“Protecting our Water Resources with FIZZ!” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come and get fizzed about taking care and preserving the environment and natural resources. Presented by the Rockdale County Water Department. Space limited to 50 children. Registration required. Program will be held in the Meeting Room.


Tuesday, July 8 -“It’s Alive”-Weird Science Program, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Release your inner Einstein.  All ages are welcome. No registration required. Program will be held in the meeting room.


Saturday, July 12-“Superheros Anonymous” – Family Movie Event  1 to 3:30 p.m. Were you bitten by a radioactive spider? Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Or do you possess super powers like riding a bike with no hands or doing one-armed cartwheels? Watch ‘The Incredibles” and come dressed as your favorite superhero. All ages are welcome to attend.


Friday, July 18- End of the Summer Reading Party, 2 to 4 p.m.


All reading program participants are invited to enjoy games, refreshments, and grand prize drawings. Grand prizes are donated by The World of Coca Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Dream WNBA team, Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins and others. The party will be held downstairs in the meeting room.



For programs that require registration, visit the Youth Services Department Desk or call 770-388-5040, ext. 113. The library is located at 864 Green St., Conyers.   


                                  Thrilling Thursdays for kids


Children and their parents are invited to spend a Thursday morning enjoying entertainment during “Thrilling Thursdays” at the Nancy Guinn Library beginning in June. All of the programs will be held in the meeting room on the lower level from 10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.  They are general public performances for all ages.  No registration is required.


Thursday, June 5—All Hands Production Puppet Theatre presents:


“The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man.”  Follow the Gingerbread Man as he escapes from unsuspecting cookie lovers. There will be lots of exciting characters to meet in this wacky, fun-filled puppet show.


Thursday, June 12—“Big Thinkers Science Exploration”


The Big Thinkers team will present awesome science experiments that skillfully combine education and entertainment.


Thursday, June 19—Adam Boehmer, Juggler


Juggler extraordinaire  Adam Boehmer of the world famous “Boehmer Family of Jugglers” will perform mind boggling juggling feats and tricks to amaze and entertain children of all ages.


Thursday, June 26—Ken Scott- ‘Fizz, Boom!’ Magic Show


Ken and his puppet friend ‘Croco’ will sizzle the stage with amazing magic tricks, spellbinding stories, and hilarious comedy. Features lots of audience participation.


Thursday, July 10—Lew-E’s ‘Educational Circus’


Lew-E ‘The Clown’ presents an exciting and fun-filled show welcoming everyone into the magical world of the circus. Children and adults can live out their circus dreams with Lew-E.


Thursday, July 17—Atomic Adam’s Mad Scientist Program


Doc Adam’s explosive and educational science experiments will inspire children to one day ‘Rule the World’ with science. Children will experience lots of fizzing and booming during this fun filled program.


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