Linda Hyles, Editor July 2008
Christie Rudd, Co-Editor www.thecolumbuslibrary.org
The mission of the
Aflac Vacation Reading Program
“Catch the Reading Bug”
is to be a vital
access to ideas, and
Magician/bug hunter, Arthur Atsma is on the trail of Dewey, the magical
reading bug! This show is filled with magic, card tricks and stories that
will entertain and amaze.
Library is a vital
and dynamic Monday, July 7th
resource that 10:00 a.m. – Quitman County Public Library
nurtures the quest 1:00 p.m. – North Columbus Branch Library
4:00 p.m. – South Columbus Branch Library
enrichment, Monday, July 14th
10:00 a.m. – Columbus Public Library
reading, and opens 1:00 p.m. – Marion County Public Library
the doors of 4:00 p.m. – Parks Memorial Library
imagination for all
Thursday, July 17th
11:30 a.m. – Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Public Library
Inside this 2:30 p.m. – Mildred L. Terry Branch Library
2 Programs for Adults
2 Movies for Adults
2 Book Clubs
3 Teen Programs
Page 2 Adults
Beginning in October, 2008, the Beacon will go from a monthly to a
quarterly publication. As we work toward revitalizing the Beacon, with a
fresh look and more content, we ask for your patience. Should you have
any questions about programming during August and September, please
visit our website at www.thecolumbuslibrary.org or call (706) 243-2669.
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (NR)
Thursday, July 10 at 3:00 p.m. (North Columbus Library)
Talk to Me (R)
Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. (Columbus Public Library)
Margot at the Wedding (R)
Classics, Documentaries, Thursday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. (North Columbus Library)
New Releases … Death at a Funeral (R)
we’ve got the movie for you! Monday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. (Columbus Public Library)
I Want to Live (NR)
Admission is free to all movies. Thursday, July 31 at 3:00 p.m. (North Columbus Library)
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Judge & Jury Book Club
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Tuesday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m. (North Columbus Library)
Page Turners Book Club
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. (Mildred L. Terry Library)
Brown Bag Book Club
Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller
Wednesday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m. (Columbus Public Library)
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Page 3 Teens
Wii Game Days
We’ve got the hottest games, including Dance, Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more!
Tuesday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m. (Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Library)
Tuesday, July 8 at 3:00 p.m. (Mildred L. Terry Library)
Friday, July 11 at 12:30 p.m. (Parks Memorial Library)
Thursday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. (North Columbus Library)
Monday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. (Columbus Public Library)
Happy Birthday, America!
Food, fun, games…come celebrate with us!
Thursday, July 10 at 3:00 p.m. (Mildred L. Terry Library)
Share ideas with other teens on creating & designing your own web page, the best sites on the
Internet to download music, and more!
Tuesday, July 15 at 12:00 p.m. (North Columbus Library)
The Aflac Teen Summer Reading Program rocks on!
Teens who read 5 books this summer can earn a chance to win an iTouch.
Details are available on our new Teen Website at
Our Friends Support Us – Please Support Our Friends!
Through tax-deductible contributions and sales at its Bookstore, located in the Columbus Public
Library, the Friends of Libraries supports library programming and outreach throughout Muscogee
County and the surrounding areas.
For more information on how to join, please contact Friends of Libraries, PO Box 5381 Columbus, GA 31906.
Page 4 Children’s
“CATCH THE READING BUG” PUPPET SHOW
Come join us for the “Catch the Reading Bug” puppet show. The show will take children on
several adventures with different types of bugs, including a spider, a ladybug, a roach, a
bee, and an ant. The show will include audience participation, activities and songs.
Monday, July 14th
10:00 a.m. – Mildred L. Terry Branch Library
1:30 p.m. – South Columbus Branch Library
Tuesday, July 15th
11:00 a.m. – Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Public Library
3:00 p.m. – Lumpkin Public Library
Wednesday, July 16th
10:00 a.m. – Quitman County Public Library
1:00 p.m. – North Columbus Branch Library
Thursday, July 17th
2:00 p.m. – Columbus Public Library
Friday, July 18th
11:00 a.m. – Marion County Public Library
3:30 p.m. – Parks Memorial Public Library
Children’s Movie Matinee
James & the Giant Peach (PG)
An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends
human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach,
who take the boy on a journey to New York City.
Tuesday, July 22nd at 4:30 p.m. (Columbus Public Library)
It’s not too late to join the Aflac Vacation Reading Program! Join the
thousands of area children who have already “caught the reading bug”!
Pick up a reading log at your favorite library today!
The Aflac Vacation Reading Program ends July 26th.