Rockmart Library hosts puppet show
Rockmart Library, located at 316 N. Piedmont Avenue, plans to host a Holiday Puppet Show with a special appearance from Santa on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Area children will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and share their Christmas wishes. He will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and parents are welcome to take pictures.
The puppet show “Santa’s Missing Mail” will follow promptly at 11 a.m. This 40 minute show tells the story of Ominous Crook and his sidekick, Skellmutt, two dastardly bad-guys who are out to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus’ mail.
This production, written by David Stephens, debuted in 1998 and is being brought back for the holiday season. It incorporates moving-mouth hand puppets and is guaranteed to bring a smile.
Additionally, new materials have arrived:
Adult Fiction: Wishes for Christmas – Fern Michaels, All the Single Ladies – Dorothea Benton Frank, Patriot – Ted Bell, Radiant Angel - Nelson DeMille, Bruch Back - Sara Paretsky, Make Me – Lee Child, Nemesis – Catherine Coulter, No One Gets Out Alive – Adam Nevill, Undercover – Danielle Steel, Jack Pine – William Hazelgrove, SeveNeves – Neal Stephenson, Letters to the Lost – Iona Grey, Iron Wolf – Dale Brown, Starlight on Willow Lake – Susan Wiggs
New Movies: Paper Towns, Jurassic World, The Heat, Unfriended, Blackwood, San Andreas, Dope, Tomorrowland, DragonballZ– Resurection “F”.
More than 500 high school students attended the Transition Fair held recently at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Floyd County Campus in Rome to learn about the different academic programs and services the college has to offer and other options for life after High School.
Students from Floyd County High Schools, Rome City Schools, Cedartown High School, Rockmart High School, Calhoun City Schools, and others came to the Floyd County Campus Conference Center to interact with GNTC faculty and staff, and additional representatives from other area colleges, the U. S. Army, and personnel from various businesses and healthcare facilities.
GNTC academic program representatives included instructors from Auto Collision, Business Management, Business Administrative Technology, Computer Information Systems, Construction Management, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, EMS Professions, Horticulture, Industrial Systems Technologies, Industrial Electrical Controls, Instrumentation and Controls, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, and Ultrasound.
GNTC staff was also on hand to provide information about admissions, academic support, disability services, financial aid, special populations, student life, and addition- al student services.
There also were representatives and vendors from Cave Spring Center, Dalton State College, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Region 1, DIGS Rome, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), Glass Outreach, Highland Rivers, Network Day Service Center, NWGA Cancer Coalition, 2Work Staffing, and U.S. Army,.
There will be another Transition Fair held in March 2016 at the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. For more information contact Sheila Parker, sign language interpreter and disability services coordinator .at (706) 295-6517.