Rock­mart Li­brary hosts pup­pet show

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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.

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