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Jo Kennon Public Library

DOWLING PARK — A Thanksgiving feast will be served at the Jo Kennon Public Library next month.

The library is hosting a Thanksgiving potluck Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. The library will be providing the turkey and those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish and an appetite for a delicious meal. All are welcome to attend.

Also during November, the library and the entire Suwannee River Regional Library System will be offering the community a Food for Fines program in which patrons are offered fine forgiveness for shelf-stable food items. Each food item donated equals $1 towards the forgiveness of outstanding overdue fines — damaged and lost fees are not part of the program. The food collected at the Jo Kennon Library will be donated to Love INC.

Gail Chapman will be at the library five times during the month to teach card making. All supplies are provided. The Card Making classes will be held Nov. 4, 5, 18, 19, 26, all at 10 a.m.

The Craft Club meets Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. to work on leaf luminaries. All supplies are provided.

On Nov. 7 and Nov. 21, the seed library will be open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. In addition to checking out seeds — up to three packets each month — the Master Gardeners will be available to answer any gardening questions.

Eric Musgrove, the county historian, will also visit the library Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. to continue his History of Suwannee County series. He will be discussing the history of Live Oak this month.

The library will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

On Nov. 12, Kristina Young and staff from Elder Options will be at the library for individual conferences with residents concerning Medicare, supplemental health insurance and prescription plans. Call the library at 386-658-2670 to make an appointment.

The Barbershop Chat discussion group meets Nov. 14 and Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like in a barbershop. All are welcome to attend.

The library’s rock painting party is set for Nov. 19 from 6-7 p.m. All supplies are provided.

The gathering of the SongFarmers of Dowling Park will take place Nov. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the library. All musicians, friends and families are welcome and musicians of all ages, skill levels and styles are invited to join the musicians’ circle.

The library will also be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving.

The Starbooks Cafe is open at the library every Tuesday from 9:30-11 a.m. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks will be served. On Nov. 5, the cafe will feature veterans, with heroes featured Nov. 12, collections on Nov. 19 and Thanksgiving on Nov. 26.

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