We asked readers, book club members, local authors and librarians to weigh in with beach-worthy additions to summer reading lists.
"Coraline," the first stop-motion animated film to be conceived and shot in 3-D, is visually dazzling, as you'd expect - but strangely joyless.
Contact information and upcoming events at libraries serving the Richmond County area.
BRISTOL, England - Inside a cavernous office-park building in this southwest English city, dozens of grown-ups are moving goofy clay figures around like kids playing with their Barbies or GI Joes.
HITCH (COLUMBIA TRISTAR, $28.95): Will Smith is likable as Hitch the Date Doctor, a professional romantic consultant who tries to coach hapless cases such as Albert (Kevin James) in the art of getting a woman's attention and inspiring her affection.
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TEEN ACTIVITY WORKSHOPS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 18; poetry workshops with poet Reesee Willis
Feeling a little bit rusty after a whole summer of playing? Pick up a book and start to get back into the swing of things for school. Here is reading list from the Reading is Fundamental campaign, www.rif.org, for children of different ages.\r\n
Seasonal MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATION: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, Druid Park Avenue. Special events RECORD/CD COLLECTORS' CONVENTION: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shoney's Inn, Interstate 20 at Washington Road; $3, ages 12 and younger free with parent. AUGUSTA MOTORSPORTS SUPER CLASH: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 10, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $15, or $7.50 for ages 12 and younger; 722-3521.
Seasonal CHRISTMAS TEA: Sponsored by the Johnston Women's Club; 3-6 p.m., Gomillion Hall, Augusta Road, Johnston, S.C. AUGUSTA SYMPHONY HOLIDAY POPS: Pianist Butch Thompson joins symphony for annual event; 7:30 tonight; William B. Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $12-$28; 826-4705. KWANZAA FESTIVAL: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Regency Mall. Performers include the Cutno Dance Ensemble. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Redcliffe Plantation State Park, Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; adults $2, students $1.