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Clayton library branches to close early today

Today, Friday-Sunday

All branches of the Clayton County Library System will close on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m., and remain closed on Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holidays. The branches will re-open on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 1:30 p.m.

Monday

Clayton County Public Schools has announced its offices and schools will re-open, after the winter holiday break, on Monday, Jan. 3, but it will be a professional development day for employees, and students should not report to school on that day. For more information, call (770) 473-2700.

The Forest Park branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold a "Holiday Family Movie" event on Monday, Jan. 3, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 696 Main St., in Forest Park. The movie scheduled to be shown is "Toy Story." Advance registration is requested. Call (404)366-0850.

Tuesday

Clayton County Public Schools has announced that all students are expected to return to school, for the first day of second semester classes on Tuesday, Jan. 4. For more information, call (770) 473-2700.

Wednesday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold its weekly "Imagi-Nature Storytime" event on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 7 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Participating youths will hear stories about nature, sing songs about nature, and make a nature-themed craft. Call (770) 473-3850.

Thursday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold a "Three Kings Day Movie" event on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m., to 6:45 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Participating youths will watch "Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day," featuring television cartoon character, "Dora, The Explorer," and then make a Three Kings Day craft. For more information, call (770) 473-3850.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Public Library System offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English, or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test-preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site, at www.claytonpl.org.

The Everett Music School is offering a Music After School Program for local children, at the school's new location at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Campus, at 230 Ga. Hwy. 138, Bldg. B, in Riverdale. Through the program, youths receive homework assistance, Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) preparation, math and reading enrichment, and music lessons for piano, drums, singing and music theory. Transportation is also available. The cost of the camp is $65 per week. For more information, go online to www.eMusicSchool.org, or call (404) 969-KEYZ.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.