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Back to School Celebration
Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Main Library
Please join us for a Back to School Celebration! Visit the Main Library from 10-12 on Saturday morning, August 1. This event will feature Free Library Cards (with a photo ID), a Bicycle Safety Course presented by the Lake City Police Department, a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat, and information booths from these agencies and programs: Columbia County Health Department, Suwannee Valley 4Cs, Florida Department of Children and Families, Reading Pals, Early Learning Coalition of Florida Gateway, Presley Excel and Scholarship Program, Columbia County Sheriff's Department, and Columbia County Public Library. FREE school supplies to the first 100 children! FREE hamburgers and hot dogs! Register to win a FREE bicycle! Don't miss out!
Red Cross Program Series
Thursdays, August 13, 20, and 27 at 2:00 pm
Main Library

Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 pm
Disaster Preparedness with an emphasis on Hurricane Preparedness
Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. This is aimed to prepare you for disasters, help you create evacuation plans, understand the importance of a disaster kit and items within it, and know how to find local shelters and authorities.

Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 pm
Fire Safety

This informational session will feature tips and tricks on preventative habits, fire/smoke alarms, evacuation plans, meeting places, and more. On average, the American Red Cross responds to 63,000 fires a year, or about one fire every nine minutes. Having a plan in place can help you escape, but less than 1/4 of Americans have actually made a plan and practiced it. Learn how!

Thursday, August 27 at 2:00 pm
Citizens CPR

Learn about compressions-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This explains the basics on executing CPR and provides more information about the full CPR/AED First Aid course.

All programs are presented by Red Cross staff and volunteers and are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!
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Summer 2015 Children's Programs
Cooking with Kids: Mondays at 3:30 pm at the Main Library
Tinkerlab: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm at the West Branch
Tinkerlab: Wednesdays at 2:00 pm at the Main Library
Lego Club: Thursdays at 2:00 pm at the Fort White Branch
Baby & Me: Fridays at 11:00 am at the Main Library

For more information about Children's Programs, call 758-2101 for Main Library and West Branch programs or 497-1108 for Fort White Branch programs.
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