Summer library programs continue each Tuesday

Special to the Progress-Argus

The Jackson-Butts County Public Library is sponsoring programs with the theme, "Make a Splash... Read," each Tuesday at 10 a.m., until July 27. The programs will be held at the Jackson-Butts County Exchange Building (Fair Grounds). The public is invited to these free programs:

June 22: The "Big Splash Puppet Show" will be performed by Peter Hart with Atlanta Puppets.

June 29: "Ride the Tidal Wave of Tales" will be held with The Story Express storyteller, LaDoris Bias-Davis.

July 6: Arthur Atsma will entertain with his island-themed magic show where water disappears, stories about water are shared and magic tricks involving liquid are performed to thrill the audience, young and not so young alike.

July 13: Kokopelli's Traveling Tales will include dance and puppetry and present authentic tales from Native America and the Aztecs of Mexico, for all ages.

July 20: Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy", will present "Circus Fanta-Sea." He is a nationally recognized touring artist who combines live vocal characterizations and songs with innovative puppetry designs for wholesome family entertainment while educating his audiences in the art of puppetry with his popular, behind-the-scenes demonstration following each solo performance.

July 27: Ken Scott, with his "Make a Splash with a Book" theme, is a children's entertainer, storyteller, speaker, author, and daddy. He will have new stories, Snowball the Rabbit, Croco the puppet, magic, and plenty of audience participation. He is a two-time winner of Atlanta Magician of the Year, performed five times at the White House, and performs yearly at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif.

The Jackson-Butts County Public Library will also sponsor 2010 Summer Reading Club Programs designed for children ages 11 and up on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. These programs will also be held at the Jackson-Butts County Exchange Building (Fair Grounds):

June 22: Part One of a woodworking workshop for those ages 10 through 16 will be hosted with Bill and Nita Medley. Participants must have attended at least one other prior Tuesday-night program this summer in order to participate.

June 29: Part Two of the woodworking workshop for those ages 10 through 16. Participants must have attended Part One in order to participate.

July 6: "Extreme Magic Show," hosted by Arthur Atsma, is a street-savvy magic show pushing the limits of reality, including mentalism, metal bending, impossible card tricks, and standup comedy magic targeted to teen audiences.

July 13: Chef Carlin will cover the basic techniques of cooking quick and easy dishes. Attendees will have fun preparing and eating their cooked creations.

July 20: The Reptile Wrangler, Ken Panse, will provide a hands-on encounter with a variety of reptiles and giant bugs.

July 27: Ken Scott will be offering a magic teach-a-trick workshop for older students. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned several magic effects, and get to keep them.

Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, call (770) 775-7524.