Library reading program about ‘adult enrichment’

Kicks off Saturday with music and food

If you think the Clayton County Public Library’s adult summer reading program is only about books, think again.

This year’s program, which kicks off with music and food at 11 a.m. Saturday at the library’s headquarters branch in Jonesboro, will include classes on everything from Skyping to making doughnuts — all wrapped around information you can find on these subjects at a library, of course.

“It’s more about adult enrichment, making life more enjoyable,” said Sherry Turner, headquarters managing librarian.

This year’s theme is Between the Covers, and one of the tie-ins is a bookmark featuring the program mascot, a sleepwalker, to be hidden in the pages of various books in the libraries’ adult sections. Any adult who finds the bookmark can bring it to the information desk and get a prize, which might be anything from an audio book to a restaurant gift certificate. Adults can also get prizes for writing book reviews that qualify them for drawings.

Classes will be offered as well. A course on genealogy — which ties in with the library’s genealogy room — is back by popular demand. New this year are classes in Skyping, scrapbooking, self-publishing and making doughnuts. In addition, courses on computers, tower gardening and praise dancing are scheduled.

“This is for their hobbies, their interests, how to do anything they do better,” Turner said.

The Clayton County Library’s headquarters branch is at 865 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.claytonpl.org and and check its online calendar.