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Parent & Me time: FREE library storytimes

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Free kids events Savannah library storytimesLive Oak Public Libraries storytimesare a wonderful FREE way to expose your child to storybooks read aloud by a librarian as well as songs and fingerplays.

Plus, attending storytimes regularly helps your child to become accustomed to visiting the library regularly.

Free storytimes are offered for different age groups at the local branches – including Wilmington Island, Bull Street, Pooler, Thunderbolt, Oglethorpe Mall branch & Tybee Is. – at various times on weekday mornings. You can find a storytime happening at at least one branch Mondays through Thursdays.

There’s even a new afternoon, after-school storytime now that’s offered for ages 5 to 11 at 4 PM Tuesdays at the Oglethorpe Mall branch library.

Each library branch storytime brings something a little different – Bull Street library storytime unfolds inside a cottage playhouse that looks like it’s right out of a Golden Book while storytime at Southwest Library next to Savannah Mall is in a new, sunlit auditorium.

Enjoy energetic choruses of “Hurry Up, Hurry Up, Drive that Fire Truck,” “Little Red Wagon” and standards like “Wheels on the Bus” plus fun stories, crafts and more.

Click here for the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries.

PLEASE NOTE: STORYTIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING SUMMER & HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM STORYTIMES. MORE INFO HERE. 

FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2014, Nov. 15

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Savannah Children's Book Festival 2014

2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs present the 11th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.

The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

Authors and Illustrators 

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs are proud to announce a stellar lineup for this year’s book festival.

The 2014 lineup of renowned and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators includes Lois Lowry (“The Giver”), Tedd Arnold (“Fly Guy”), Rosemary Wells (“Max and Ruby”), Bob Staake (“The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House”), David Ezra Stein (“Interrupting Chicken”), Bruce Degen (“Magic School Bus”), Bob Shea (“Dinosaur vs. Bedtime), Kevin O’Malley (“Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates”), Carin Berger (“A Perfect Day”), Ted Dunagan (“A Yellow Watermelon”), Meaghan Fisher (“I Love Ladybugs”), and Kelly Starling Lyons (“Tea Cakes for Tosh”).

This free day-long event in Forsyth Park in Savannah brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day.

The festival will also include more than 50 authors and illustrators from throughout the Lowcountry and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an International Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment. In addition, a book walk will be staged among the trees so families may enjoy a story together reading from one page to the next throughout the park.

Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center. For more information, call (912)652-3600. For updates, keep checking www.liveoakpl.org and follow Live Oak Public Libraries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

From Macho to Mom: a military sergeant’s humorous handbook for surviving being a stay-at-home dad

Friday, August 15th, 2014

From Macho to Mom bookJ. Masters is a retired USAF Sgt. SERE Instructor. He spent over 20 years within the strict discipline of the military and he was good at it what he did, more than good really. He was an exceptional member of the United States Air Force. He thrived.

Then came retirement.

J. Masters tried out several professions after retiring from the military, but he never found anything that fit his personality so well as the SERE field. Then his wife, several years his junior, graduated and Masters decided that it was his turn to tackle homemaking and child-rearing full time while she became the bread-winner.

And tackle motherhood he did.

The results of his applying military principles to household life were at times ridiculous, at times fruitless, and, most times, comedic. Day after day, Masters discovered that there was something infinitely more challenging than performing pre-jump checklists and surviving enemy interrogation (no enemy interrogator is quite as effective as a child asking all the whys of the known universe)- housewifery (as he so aptly coined) was the most challenging role he’d ever played.

One day, Masters sat down at his computer- the house finally quiet with the older kids at school and the younger kids napping- and started typing (rambling really). Every day, he penned the hilarity and chaos of household maintenance.

From Macho2Mom, in all its randomness, will have you laughing, crying and truly appreciating the greatness of mothers all over the planet.

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON here.

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For readers 5 & older: FREE reading to therapy dogs @ Live Oak Public Library branches

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Reading program for kids; dog days Savannah

Dog days

Got a shy beginner reader?

In this popular library program, children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with the most patient of listeners: therapy dogs. For readers ages 5 and up.

Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Saturday, Sept. 13, 12 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Monday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Saturday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Saturday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Summer Bridge Activities available at Barnett’s Educational Supplies, Savannah

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah

Keep those brains stimulated during summer break with the help of Summer Bridge Activities at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Store Hours:
M-F 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Closed during April, May and June

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, emailbarneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program & Performances, June 1-Aug. 16

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Summer Reading Program Savannah libraries Take part in Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program June 1-Aug. 16. For ages 0-18.

Visit any Live Oak Public Libraries Branch and pick up your “Fizz Boom Read!” reading log or download one from www.liveoakpl.org. To qualify for all the great prizes, you’ll need to register online on the library’s “Discovery Lab” web page.

At the library’s Discovery Lab site, kids can also share reviews of your favorite books, see what others are reading for the summer, make a wish list, and keep track of what you’ve read. For reading, you earn coupons for various local treats and activities; a coupon good for a free book at Barnes & Noble; and chances to win this year’s grand prize is a $500 spending spree at Savannah Mall.

Details here.

FREE PERFORMANCES, PROGRAMS

The summer reading program includes oodles of free performances & programs for kids at various library branches throughout the summer. Programs include free Huck Finn performances by Savannah Stage Company; free Mad Science Experiment; free Fiddlin’ Dan shows; free Circus King shows; free Legend of King Arthur performances; free The Magic Man shows & Chad Crews Magic shows; free Cartooning & Drawing with “The Library Dragon” illustrator Michael P. White. Details on those shows & many more here.

FREE Project Kid book launch, art show @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Scribble Project Kid book launch Savannah

EXCITING NEWS: National author and former Parent’s Magazine lifestyle director Amanda Kingloff will visit Scribble Art Studio in Savannah for a book signing/art show May 30th, 5-7pm as she releases her new book “Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun”.

View the Scribble Art Show “Mouse Portraits” and create a masterpiece with Amanda Kingloff! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Project Kid book launch, art show @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Scribble Project Kid book launch Savannah

EXCITING NEWS: National author and former Parent’s Magazine lifestyle director Amanda Kingloff will visit Scribble Art Studio in Savannah for a book signing/art show May 30th, 5-7pm as she releases her new book “Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun”.

View the Scribble Art Show “Mouse Portraits” and create a masterpiece with Amanda Kingloff! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Test prep books, flashcards available @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Barnett test prep books, products Savannah

It’s hard to just have one, but Barnett Educational Supplies staff in Savannah narrowed down their list of must-haves to share with you! Stop in they’ll show you why these products are number one on their list.

Test prep Barnett Savannah Test Prep Math Word Problem flash cards, $2.99

test practice books Barnett Savannah Test Practice books available in grades 1-8, $15.99

Test prep flashcards Barnett Savannah Test Prep flash cards available in grades 2-6, $12.99

Shop Local, Shop Barnett!

Store Hours:
M-F 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Closed during April, May and June

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

For readers 5 & older: FREE reading to therapy dogs @ Live Oak Public Library branches

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Reading program for kids; dog days Savannah

Dog days

Got a shy beginner reader?

In this popular library program, children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with the most patient of listeners: therapy dogs. For readers ages 5 and up.

Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Saturday, Sept. 13, 12 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Monday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Saturday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Saturday, Sept. 27, 12 p.m.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

SeussFest coming to Savannah Children’s Museum, March 1 & 2

Monday, February 10th, 2014

SeussFest 2014 SavannahSeussFest is coming to Savannah!

On March 1st and 2nd, Savannah Children’s Museum will celebrate the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Even Savannah History Museum and WhistleStop Café are getting in on the fun this year. You don’t want to miss it.

This year, Savannah Children Museum is expanding SeussFest to include both the WhistleStop Cafe and Savannah History Museum!

Join SCM for tons of Seuss-themed activities like Story Time, art activities, science, recycling and fitness. Plan on getting messy with Oobleck!

The WhistleStop will be serving Green Eggs and Ham($4.99). At noon, there will a special story Time featuring Green Eggs and Ham on the WhistleStop Patio.

Savannah History Museum will be joining in the fun from noon-2pm with our “Hats Off” exhibit, a story Time featuring The Cat in the Hat and a special craft.

SeussFest is one of Savannah Children’s Museum’s enhanced programming offerings, meaning everything will take place during normal operating hours both March 1st (10-4) & March 2nd (11-4). All activities will be included in admission/membership.

Go to www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org or call 912-651-4292 for details.

Saturday 3/1/14, 10am-4pm
Sunday 3/2/14, 11am-4pm
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah Children’s Museum, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah 31401, 912.651.4292 On Facebook here. Savannah Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Children’s Books: Let’s Play Football app & book for Super Bowl Season

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Let's Play Football book for childrenClueless about the sport that’s about to overtake your house this Super Bowl Sunday? We here at SouthernMamas.com have been watching football for longer than we care to admit without really understand all the intricacies and rules of the pigskin pastime.  Which is why we’re thrilled about the new hardcover book for kids “Let’s Play Football” by Jon Richter.

Written by a real-world father and son team, the book explains football in a fun way & has gorgeous illustrations. In the story, the “Lions vs. the Bears” (real lions, real bears) take readers from training camp through the AFL (Animal Football League) Championship game. Perfect for ages 2-7 years old.

There’s even a glossary at the back to help kids remember football terminology and a FREE Let’s Play Football book-app available in the iTunes app store. The app is narrated by ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Ron Jaworski with help from Philadelphia Eagles Merrill Reese.

Thanks to this lively read, while watching the Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos this Sunday, your kids (and you) will have much more of clue.

Available direct from www.letsplay-football.com or through Amazon here. For more info, click here or email info@letsplay-football.com

Stay connected by liking Let’s Play Football on Facebook here.

WATCH THE VIDEO TRAILER (featuring the voice of the Eagles Merrill Reese) by clicking here.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE BOOK-APP (featuring NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski) from the iTunes store by clicking here.
BUY THE HARDCOVER BOOK from either Amazon or from the book site HERE.

Kumon Reading Program in Savannah: Why you can’t skip your child’s 20 minutes of reading tonight

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Kumon Reading Tutoring Savannah

 

 

 

 

Schedule your child’s FREE placement test at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah: (912) 920-8899

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Savannah, www.kumon.com/savannah , open on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-7 PM,  in Piccadilly Square @ 10010   Abercorn Ave. Suite 5A, Savannah, 31406. For more info or to schedule a complimentary placement test, call owner and instructor, Janese Cooper at (912) 920-8899. Kumon of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE 2013 Savannah Children’s Book Festival, Forsyth Park

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Savannah children's book festival 2013One of our favorite local kids’ events, the annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival happens Saturday Nov. 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park in Savannah.

The festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. The ninth annual festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country. The festival will also include more than 60 Coastal Authors, arts and crafts, an International Tent, a variety of food and entertainment, a Book Walk and graphic novel/comics area.

This year’s featured authors and illustrators are:
Robin Bridges
Marc Brown
Peter Brown
Nick Bruel
Nina Crews
John R. Erickson
Denise Fleming
Tad Hills
Brian Lies
Jim McMullen
Rachel Renee Russell
Don Tate

Download the lexile level information for the books by the above featured authors and illustrators.

Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center. For more information, call 912-652-3689. For updates, visit the library’s Facebook page by clicking here.

Book Signing “Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter” by Tracy Brisson @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Confessions of a teacher recruiterYou’re invited to a Book Signing “Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter” by Tracy Brisson @ Barnett’s Educational Supplies in Savannah .

Saturday, November 16, 3-5pm

Meet teacher recruitment expert Tracy Brisson and author of Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job at Barnett’s exclusive author-signing event!

Barnett Educational Supplies is celebrating its 68th year of business. They proudly serve schools, teachers, parents, homeschoolers, churches as well as restaurants and clubs. Their wide variety of merchandise ranges from carnival prizes to complete classroom supplies. If you don’t see what you need, call them!

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales & products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

What every early childhood parent should know: Tips for Encouraging Early Literacy from St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Monday, October 21st, 2013

St. Andrew's School private schools on the coast, SavannahThis sounds like something not to be missed for those of us with beginning readers: a free presentation on “What every early childhood parent should know about how to encourage early literacy”.

When: Fri. Nov. 1, 9:15 AM Coffee with Meet and Greet; 10 AM Presentation.

Where: St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah (Wilmington Island) 31410

About the presenter:

Tricia Yates is a prekindergarten teacher and literacy leaders at St. Andrew’s School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education, a master’s degree in reading and has 18 years of experience as a Title 1 Reading Coordinator working with early childhood through 12th grade students.

This informative session will focus on an overview of literacy development in early childhood, including resources and strategies to give your child the building blocks to develop strong reading skills and a love for literacy.

RSVP to Christine Sapp, email sappc@saintschool.com or call 912.897.4941 ext 400.

St. Andrew’s, a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school, is located on Wilmington Island. For more information on the Savannah private International Baccalaureate World School visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Young Writer’s Contest & Book Trailer Contest, Savannah

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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FOR INFO ABOUT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST, BOOK TRAILER CONTEST & NOV. 16 SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL, CLICK HERE.

FREE Storytimes for tots @ Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah, Wilmington Island, Tybee, Pooler & more

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Storytimes in Savannah librariesFREE Storytimes  @ Live Oak Public Libraries branches in Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Tybee Island, Rincon/Springfield, Hinesville are a wonderful FREE way to expose your child to storybooks read aloud by a librarian as well as songs and fingerplays.

Plus, attending storytimes regularly helps your child to become accustomed to visiting the library regularly.

Storytimes usually involve much more than simply reading a book. Chances are your child will also engage singalongs, fingerplays and crafts.

Click here for a the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries & the targeted age levels for each. (Storytimes were on a hiatus for the last two weeks of August 2013 but most return the first or second week September. Call ahead to confirm!)

Click here for the list of local FREE library storytimes.

 

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

 

FREE “Charlie & the Chocolate Balloon Factory” kids’ performance @ various library branches, Savannah

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Based on several classic children’s books, this program by balloon artist Lynnae Weller (owner of Savannah Balloons ) tells the story of a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  Strange things happen to several book characters.  Shrek gets stuck in a tube, Alice in Wonderland drinks something she shouldn’t have, and Peter Pan loses his ability to fly.  Can a boy named Charlie save the day and return everything to normal?  Ages 3 and up. Download the flyer.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.

Tybee Island Library,786-7733 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m.

Bull StreetLibrary, 652-3600 Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.

W.W. Law Library, 236-8040 Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Thursday, Sept. 26, 2:15 p.m.

Lynnae Weller is the owner of Savannah Balloons. If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Savannah Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail info@savannahballoons.com

Like Savannah Balloons on Facebook here.

Savannah Balloons, 912-228-3024, e-mail info@savannahballoons.com , www.savannahballoons.com

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Savannah library summer reading program: Kids keep track of summer reading online & win prizes

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Summer 2013 Reading Program SavannahHave you registered your little readers for the Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program yet?

Summer Reading Program
Dig Into Reading!
June 1 – Aug. 17, 2013
For all ages up to 18 years old

Kids create a quick online profile – which can include their photo – and keep track of the book titles they’ve read this summer – which they will need to get their free book from Barnes & Noble. Just go to the Live Oak Public Libraries Dig Into Reading page by clicking here.

Kids earn coupons for various activities & business around Savannah and chance to win this year’s grand prize is a trip to Atlanta for a family of four, that includes a three night stay at the Hyatt Downtown Atlanta (near Centennial Park), admission to Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank Museum, “Imagine It!” The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and more.

A total of THREE grand prizes will be given away. The grand prize drawing will be held at the Bull Street Library on Aug. 23. Entry forms must be submitted by Aug. 17 to qualify.

Stop by any library to sign up and start reading! More info here.

If that isn’t incentive enough to sign up, how about the chance to win college savings?

The Path2College 529 Plan will award one Georgia student, 16 years and under, who participates in the Summer Reading Program with $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan account. Entries must be submitted online between May 1 – Aug. 15 2013. Details about the sweepstakes, including the official rules and the online entry form, can be found at http://www.path2college529.com/news/reading.shtml .

TO SEE THE SCHEDULE OF FREE SUMMER PERFORMANCES FOR KIDS THAT ARE PART OF THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM, CLICK HERE.

FREE Summer 2013 Performances for Kids @ Live Oak Public Library Branches

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Summer Reading Events

Every summer, Live Oak Public Library branches in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Effingham, Pooler, Tybee Is. & Hinesville offer FREE fun performances for kids as part of the Summer Reading Program.

These shows are great ways to entertain & educate your kids, encourage reading & cool off FOR FREE.

Click here to check out the line-up of performances for Summer 2013. The shows kick off June 4 2013.

There are some longtime favorites like Magical Educator Chad Crews as well as Fiddlin Dan who will be performing this summer as Ruby the Clown. Kids are going to excited about Rock N Roar Dino Show. The talented actors from Hampstead Stage Company will return again, this summer performing “The Secret Garden.”

See the schedule performances here. These shows are also now included in our online Events Calendar which you can access by clicking here.

Children’s book author/illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt visits Savannah May 13-16

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Children's author/illustrator visiting savannah may 2013Children’s book author/illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt will present enthusiastic, energetic talks filled with childhood stories, vibrant stories and readings of her books in Savannah including at:

6 PM Monday May 13 @ Villa Maria Center

5:30 PM Tuesday May 14 @ the Salvation Army Community Center.

Books sales and donations will be matched by Usborne Books & More 50% to provide Jonathan James & The What if Monster and Monster plush sets for The Salvation Army-Savannah’s shelter.

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt will be also visiting 5 area schools:

Bartow Elementary
Isle of Hope School
St. Paul Academy
Bible Baptist School
Effingham Christian School (with Naomi Havens)
More info here.
Melissa A. Mallory, Independent Educational Consultant, 912-856-1450, mmallory@myubah.com. www.EsteemReading.com.  On Facebook here. Usborne Books & More is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Saved by the Deal: 50% BooKafe offering $2.50 for a $5 on anything in the shop, Pooler

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Saved by the Deal Bookafe DealThis week’s Saved by the Deal: 50% BooKafe – Offering $2.50 for a $5 on anything in the Pooler shop.

BooKafé is a new concept of Christian Bookstore and Coffehouse. The name BooKafe is composed by words “Book”, “a” and “fé”. “Fé”is faith in Portuguese; “a”is towards in Portuguese. Therefore, BooKafé means books that lead to Faith. Georgia’s first BooKafe joins 300 plus found around the world.

The BooKafe is a wonderful, locally-owned cafe and book store in Pooler just off the Pooler Parkway. It is a receptive and cozy place where everyone is welcome and you can enjoy our freshly brewed coffee, delicious treats, breakfast, lunch or dinner. On the run down the Pooler Parkway, use their drive through window.

View the deal details here.

The BooKafe, 920-G Morgans Corner Rd, Pooler, Ga. 31322 tel. (912) 450-3500 email bookafe.savannah@gmail.com
https://www.savedbythedeal.org/index.php?positionID=2568 

FREE Cat in the Hat shows to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Savannah, Effingham, Hinesville

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Join Live Oak Public Library branches in the Savannah/Effingham/Hinesville area in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

As “The Cat in the Hat,” Reuben Haller (a musician, clown and former Cirque du Soleil performer) brings this classic book to life. The show, complete with Things 1 & 2, a grumpy fish, and a balancing birthday cake, involves children as participants from start to finish. Don’t miss this one! Ages 3 & up.

Please call ahead to confirm times & dates.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Midway Library, 884-5742 Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232- 6395 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Carnegie Library, 231- 9921 Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

Bull St. Library, 652-3600 Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.

Tybee Library, 786-7733 Saturday, March 2, 3 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library, 236-8040 Monday, March 4, 4:30 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, March 5, 11 a.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Tuesday, March 5, 4 p.m.

Author of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” will be at Savannah Book Festival

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Wimpy Kid Comes to the Savannah Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries is excited to partner with The 2013 Savannah Book Festival to present a special appearance by Jeff Kinney, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series author and cartoonist! Kinney has published 85 million “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books, which have been printed in more than 44 countries.

He’ll be at Trustees Theater on Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. Tickets for this special event are $5 each and are on sale at the Savannah Box Office, (912)525-5050 or www.savannahboxoffice.com .

Help your child read by reading books to therapy dogs at Live Oak Public Library branches

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Join Live Oak Public Libraries staff in reading great books to their therapy dogs! This is great opportunity to build confidence for the reluctant reader, ages 5 and up.

Dog Days

Islands Library, 897-6233
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.

Pooler Library
Monday, November 19, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, December 17, 4:30pm
For more information, call 748-0471

Southwest Chatham Library
Saturday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m.
For more information, call 925-8305
Springfield Library
Thursday, Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 754-3003
Rincon Library
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 826-2222
Always check with the branch for schedule changes.

Always check with the branch for schedule changes.

Help Your Child Read by Reading Books to Therapy Dogs at Live Oak Public Libraries

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Join Live Oak Public Libraries staff in reading great books to their therapy dogs!  This is great opportunity to build confidence for the reluctant reader, ages 5 and up.

Dog Days

Islands Library, 897-6233
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.

Pooler Library
Monday, December 17, 4:30pm
For more information, call 748-0471

Always check with the branch for schedule changes.

Always check with the branch for schedule changes.

Book signing: Chris Blaine, author of preteen series “Beyond Hocus-Pocus” at Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Chris Blaine, author of the Beyond Hocus-Pocus series of preteen books will host a book signing at Barnett Educational Supplies at 38 West DeRenne Avenue from 10 AM-noon & 4-6 PM on Friday, Oct. 26 2012.

Chris Blaine, well known for his hair-raising campfire stories filled with monsters, ghouls and ghosts were originally given during Scout camping events in order to get the boys in their zipped tent, in a sleeping bag, quiet and with lights out. The series of scary short stories were taken from an oral format, set in the woods at night with Mr. Blaine’s using numerous props and, after prompting, placed into a written format some years later. A portion of the proceeds has been and will continue to be given to the Boy Scouts.

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their events/sales.

Don’t forget: For the entire month of October, Barnett Educational Supplies on West DeRenne Avenue in Savannah is having a 20% off sale on ALL Melissa & Doug products! Barnett has never had a sale like this before! The store has working-parent friendly hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM. So you can swing by on the way home from work.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE children’s art classes Oct. 2 & 23 with Scribble Art Studio artists, Savannah

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Bring your kids for FREE Storybook Art classes with Scribble Art Studio at Southwest Chatham Library. For ages 5 and older.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m.
Drawing inspiration from Maurice Sendak’s wonderful illustrations, create a “Where the Wild Things Are” monster!

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m.
Learn to draw and paint Rocket, the loveable dog featured in the 2012 Savannah Children’s Book Festival title “How Rocket Learned to Read” by Tad Hills.

Southwest Chatham Library is at 14097 Abercorn Street, Savannah,  31419 (behind Target at Savannah Mall).

For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Children’s book author/illustrator Jan Brett to discuss her new book in Savannah

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Jan Brett, a popular children’s book author-illustrator, will visit Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah on Oct. 11 for a book signing and special discussion about her new book, Mossy.

The event is free and open to the public. Her specially decorated 45-foot tour bus will be parked in front of Barnes & Noble.

Mossy features an adventure about an amazing turtle with a gorgeous garden growing on her shell. Mossy loses her freedom when Dr. Caroline, a biologist, takes her to live in her Edwardian Museum.

The signing will be 10 AM Thurs Oct. 11, 2012 at Barnes & Noble, Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Savannah.