Thursday, July 24, 2014

Every One of Us Has a Story

Memoir Workshop

June 4, 2014 by Jill Prouty  
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Jessica Handler, author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013), will lead a memoir workshop at Peachtree City Library on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop, entitled “There’s More Than ‘Me’ in Memoir,” is open to writers of all levels. There [...]

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Happier Homeschooling

February 27, 2014 by Jill Prouty  
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Like many moms who work outside of the home, last winter I found myself at wit’s end. My then-3rd grader was bringing home all kinds of work he couldn’t get done at school. He was tired and frustrated every night – and he wasn’t the only one. Our whole family was miserable. We spent our evenings yelling at [...]

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Entrekin Book Signing

August 1, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Peachtree City resident and former FW cover girl, Jill Smith Entrekin, will be signing her lastest novel, Buck’s Junction, at Peachtree City Library on Sunday, August 4th, at 1:00 p.m.  Entrekin’s first novel, Start of Flint was released in 2011 by Room 272 Press and has maintained a 5 star rating on Amazon. Publisher’s Description of Buck’s Junction: Buck [...]

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Free Gardening Make and Take

July 12, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Peachtree City Library’s summer reading program for adults, Groundbreaking READS, is presenting a free “make and take” gardening project at the Peachtree City Community Garden on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.   Volunteers from the library and Peachtree City Garden Club will show you how to turn an empty plastic water bottle into a self-watering planter. Attendees are [...]

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Local Literature – Live!

July 11, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Local writers will take their turn at the microphone on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at The Georgia Shrimp Co. and Murph’s Bar in Peachtree City. The reading is a culmination of the first True Story! Writers Workshop held at Peachtree City Library on July 13 led by Kate Sweeney, co-founder and curator of [...]

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True Story!

June 26, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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True Story!, the popular Atlanta-based nonfiction reading series where rogue writers and nervy journalists share true tales and actual artifacts that relate to those tales (think show & tell for grown-ups), is coming to Peachtree City in the form of a Writers’ Workshop! Kate Sweeney, who curates the successful reading series, will lead a True [...]

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Southern-Fried Sleuthing

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Peachtree City Library will host a book signing with local mystery author Larissa Reinhart on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Reinhart’s latest, Still Life in Brunswick Stew (Henery Press, 2013), is the second installment in her Cherry Tucker Mystery series. The first book in the series, Portrait of a Dead Guy (Henery Press, 2012), [...]

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Step-by-Step Survival Guide for Mother of the Groom

March 5, 2013 by Joyce Beverly  
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The older I get, the more I appreciate “experiential vs. intellectual” understanding. Books, blogs, lectures, experts and friends may prepare me for a task or opportunity but it’s not “real” until I live it. This has never been more true for me than last year when my son became engaged. Until that time, the phrase [...]

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Join Backyard Bird Count Feb. 15-18!

February 7, 2013 by Bonnie Helander  
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Each year in February for a four-day period, people across the country and around the world take some time to count the birds they see in backyards, parks, woods, wetlands or anywhere you find our feathered friends. It only takes as little as 15 minutes on one day or you can count as long as [...]

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The Poet in You

January 7, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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“[Poetry] is the lava of imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.” ~ Lord Byron Ever wanted to try your hand (or heart) at poetry? We are surrounded by inspiration. The car that wouldn’t start, the hole in your sock, the smell of burning leaves. The trick is to identify something that might seem mundane and use words [...]

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Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Up the Skyline for the Holidays

November 27, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
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It’s time to start a new holiday tradition and bring your whole family to Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights – Holiday Nights, where you can wander through a 30-acre fantasy land of over a million lights. The light show runs through January 5th and will get more crowded as we get closer to Christmas. My [...]

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Designing with Containers: Think Outside the Pot!

September 14, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
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As the weather cools and you get outside in your garden again, consider where you need a focal point to liven up an empty or monochromatic space. Containers are a great way to add a pop of color or an interesting shape, texture or style to the garden scene – and you don’t even need [...]

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