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Headquarters library to celebrate 'Three Kings Day'

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

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.

Saturday-Sunday

Clayton State University's Genealogy Club will hold a free, two-day workshop on organizing family records, on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 3 p.m., to 5 p.m., in room 200 of the Clayton State University Library, which is located on the university's main campus in Morrow. Advance registration is requested, and people can register by contacting University Archivist Rosemary Fischer, by e-mail at rosemaryfischer@clayton.edu, or by telephone, at (678) 466-4333. For more information about the workshop, or about joining the genealogy club, send an e-mail to selmajoey@yahoo.com.

The Jonesboro branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Saturday Family Movie" event on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 2:30 p.m., to 4 p.m., at the library branch, which is located 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. The movie scheduled to be shown is "Brother Bear." For more information, call (770) 478-7120.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to hold its January business meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

The Jonesboro branch of the Clayton County Library System will a "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stories and Craft" event on Monday, Jan. 10, from 7 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the library branch, which is located at 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 478-7120.

Tuesday

The Forest Park Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "TEEN Movie Night" on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the branch, which is located at 696 Main Street, in Forest Park. The movie scheduled to be shown is "Last Song." For more information, call (404) 366-0850.

Wednesday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold its weekly "Imagi-Nature Storytime" event on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 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.

Jan. 14- Jan. 16

Clayton County Public Schools' Fine Arts Department will perform its 2011 all-county musical production of "Willy Wonka" on Friday, Jan. 14; Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro. The performances will begin at 7 p.m., for the Jan. 14, and Jan. 15 performances, and at 2:30 p.m., for the Jan. 16 performance. Tickets cost $5 in advance, and $7 at the door on the day of each performance. For more information, call (770) 473-2875.

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.