Free Fun

Head to the Library!

Boredom can strike when it’s too cold to play outside. Luckily, our public libraries offer an abundance of free indoor activities. We present a sampling of library events here, but you’re encouraged to examine the calendar of the library branches nearest you to find similar activities.

Doggie Tales

Some Gwinnett Library locations. Visit gwinnettpl.org for more information.
Kids will love practicing their reading skills alongside a four-legged furry friend from Atlanta Therapaws. These trained dogs make great companions and even better listeners. Best for ages 5-10.

Film Fest

Some Cobb County Library locations. Visit cobbcat.org/calendar for more information.
Who knew you could even watch a flick at the library? Whether it’s a series of short films based on picture books or a classic Western feature, the whole family is sure to find something suitable.

Lego Club

Roswell branch; Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m. 115 Norcross St., Roswell; 770-640-3075.
Let the architect in every kid come out to play at this afternoon activity. This club is all about creativity and learning such things as patience. Kids can look forward to building a “Winter Wonderland” along with other Lego lovers. Pre-register by Jan. 22.

Rockin’ Readers

Powder Springs branch. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 4181 Atlanta St., Powder Springs; 770-439-3600.
Explore stories and themes introduced through reading, music and art. Reading comprehension is the focus of this learning adventure. Activities designed for ages 4-10.

Crafty Saturdays

Chamblee Library; Jan. 12, 2 p.m. 4115 Clairmont Rd., Chamblee; 770-936-1380. 
Kids’ artistic creativity can run wild. Here’s an opportunity to create masterpieces that parents will surely want to hang in the kitchen. Pre-registration begins two weeks before the event. Best for ages 7-12.
– Sarah Egan