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Library officials to unveil Forest Park branch design

Today

East Clayton Elementary School will hold a "Spirit Night" on Thursday, March 3, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at Monkey Joes, at 1395 Southlake Pkwy., in Morrow. The cost of admission is $8.99. Call (404) 362-3885.

The Clayton County Library System will hold a public unveiling of the new Forest Park library branch's design plans on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 7 p.m., at Forest Park City Hall, at 745 Forest Pkwy. Library officials will also explain the progress being made to build the new facility. Call (404) 366-0850.

Saturday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Yu-Gi-Oh" Tournament on Saturday, March 5, from 2 p.m., to 4:45 p.m., at the library branch, 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. "Yu-Gi-Oh" is a trading card game, in which contestants use cards that represent monsters, magic spells and traps in duels against each other. The tournament is open anyone over the age of 8. Call (770) 473-3850.

The Jonesboro Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Family Movie" event, on Saturday, March 5, from 2:30 p.m., to 4 p.m., at the library branch, 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. The film scheduled to be shown is "Monsters vs. Aliens." Call (770) 478-7120.

The Morrow Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Dr. Seuss Games" event, on Saturday, March 5, from 3 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., at the library branch, 6225 Maddox Road, in Morrow. Call (404) 366-7749.

Monday

The Forest Park Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Monday Family Movie" event, on Monday, March 7, from 6:30 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the library branch, 696 Main Street, in Forest Park. The film scheduled to be shown is "A Bug's Life." Call (404) 366-0850.

The Morrow Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Morrow Monday Night Movie" event, on Monday, March 7, from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., at the library branch, 6225 Maddox Road, in Morrow. The film scheduled to be shown is "Bell, Book and Candle." Call (404) 366-7749.

Tuesday

The Forest Park Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Teen Tech Week Movie" event, on Tuesday, March 8, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., at the library branch, 696 Main Street, in Forest Park. The film scheduled to be shown is "TRON." Call (404) 366-0850.

The Morrow Branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Tuesday Movie Night" event, on Tuesday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., at the library branch, 6225 Maddox Road, in Morrow. The film scheduled to be shown is "The Cat in the Hat." Call (404) 366-7749.

Wednesday

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Imagi-Nature Storytime" on Wednesday, March 9, from 2 p.m., to 4:45 p.m., at the library branch, 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Children will hear nature-themed stories, sing songs and make a nature-themed craft during the event. Call (770) 473-3850.

March 10

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will host a "Landlord/Tenant Seminar" on Thursday, March 10, from 7 p.m., to 8:30 p.m., at the library branch, 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. A representative of the Metro Fair Housing Authority will lead an information session on legal issues that involve landlords and tenants. Call (770) 473-3850.

March 12

Clayton County Public Schools will host a free "E3 Parental Involvement Conference" on Saturday, March 12, from 8:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., at Charles R. Drew High School, 6237 Garden Walk Blvd., in Riverdale. The conference is a workshop, designed to educate parents on how they can better support their children academically. Call (678) 817-3078.

Notes

The Clayton County Library System has entered a national competition to win more than 1,600 "For Dummies" self-help instructional books. The library system that gets the most people to become fans of their special contest Facebook page May 1 will win the prize, which library system officials estimate is worth more than $20,000. To participate in the contest, log onto www.claytonpl.org, and click on the "CCLS For Dummies" link, in the "upcoming events" sections of the main page. That will take you to the library system's contest Facebook page, where people can click on the "Like" button. Call (770) 473-3850.

Clayton County Public Schools is registering students between now and March 8 for the Elite Scholars Academy Charter School's "Random Selection Process." The registration is for students who will be in the sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, ninth- and tenth-grades during the 2011-2012 school year. To register, log onto www.clayton.k12.ga.us/.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced that Airman Byle S. Williams, II, a 2007 graduate of Riverdale High School, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Riverdale residents, Byle and Tonji Williams.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Pfc. Whitney N. Dacosta, the daughter of College Park resident, Linda Barksdale, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. She graduated from Westlake High School, in Atlanta, in 2010.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled staff writer Curt Yeomans. .