Published Sunday, January 06, 2013

Around Town: Coweta libraries participating in Circus reading program

From STAFF REPORTS

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Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books?

Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and the Coweta Public Library System will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros.!

The reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate. The best part is that kids can earn a Ringling Bros. circus ticket by simply reading five of their favorite books.

Children from ages two to 12 are encouraged to register with a librarian at any Coweta Public Library System location to get started.

This unique library reading program will encourage children not only to read, but also to discover, dream and learn. For more information, visit www.readingwithringling.com , www.cowetapubliclibrary.org or stop by any CPLS branch. Supplies are limited and there is a limit of one ticket per child.

The reading program coincides with a local visit by Dave and Cherie, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter. The program features some serious fun on Jan 17 at 7 p.m. at the Central Library located at 85 Literary Lane, Newnan.

They are no class clowns, but are certain to add amusement to a special 30-minute circus storytime, which will encourage children not only to read, but also to discover, dream and learn.

The library event is free but registration is required. Call or visit any Coweta Public Library System to register.

The Central Library can be reached at 770-683-2052.

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CARNEGIE HAPPENINGS ANNOUNCED

The Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan has a variety of programs this month:

Sack Lunch Cinema will be Jan. 16 at noon. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy watching the movie “Moonstruck.”

Armchair Travelers will be Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. and will cover Beijing, and Jilin, China.

Deborah Kidwell will present a program on pastels Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

The Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange St. in Newnan.

For details, or to reserve a spot in any program, call 770-683-1347.

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MASTERS OF MOTOWN COMING TO NEWNAN

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts will feature great hits as the Masters of Motown show comes to town Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. Masters of Motown has been called the most entertaining history lesson ever performed.

This show authentically reproduces the look, choreography, style and sound made famous by a record label that was relatively unknown at the time but went on to profoundly influence the history of popular music.

The performance goes beyond the music to preserve the integrity of the entire Motown experience.

For many, Masters of Motown is the ultimate stroll down memory lane.

For younger generations, the show offers a way to experience a period in our country’s past that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

The show features a completely live performance with seasoned musicians and world-class performers from The TFC Band.

This group has toured extensively world-wide for more than 30 years, performing at private events, festivals, casinos, corporate events and military bases from coast to coast and overseas, including tours of Europe and Africa.

After having toured together for decades, The TFC Band created the Masters of Motown show in 2008 as a way to heighten the experience for their fans and deliver the full package-a stage show which captures the sights, sounds and feel of the Motown era.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast of Masters of Motown has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan.

For details on tickets call 770-254-2787 or visit www.thecentreonline.net .

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