Great Falls Senior Center opens 2013 with future of library services

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 9830 Georgetown Pike Great Falls VA 22066  See map

To make Great Falls seniors' library experience more meaningful, the Senor Center opens 2013 with aprogram on the future of libraries and their services particularly relevant to older citizens.

Fairfax County Library Director Edwin S. Clay III will discuss the challenges and opportunities for libraries in the 21st Century. He also will explain how eBooks are impactin ght epublishing industry and our libraries. To raise the comfort level of guests, the program will feature a "petting zoo" of sorts that shows guests how to use an e-reader and the library's eBook collection. And Directory Clay will solicit guests' input on how the library can best serve them.

Janice Kuch, manager of the Access Services Department, will share the library's special services for the homebound and vision-challenged customers.

The event is January 8 at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, 11:00am to 1:30pm. A box lunch will be served. A modest donation is appreciated.

The eventis sponsored by the 100 members of he Rotary Club of Great Falls. The Rotary meets at the River Bend Golf and Country Club on Thursday mornings for breakfast at 7:30am. Meetings are open to the public. For more information visit www.rotarygreatfalls.org.

Since its first official program in July, the Center has invited guests to recognize local citizens who have lived in this community for 50 or more years; learn the significant history of Dranesville Tavern; hear about future plans for The Turner Farm Park; visit the Great Falls National Park; and celebrate the holiday season.

The Senior Center will introduce a pilot program of exercise classes appropriate for seniors in January. The initial class instruction will be "tai chi," a slow movement exercise know to reduce stress and to offer other benefits such as mental clarity. Other plans are in the works for future road trips and appearances by nationally-known Great Falls residents.

To attend, e-mail linda.fernald1@verizon.net or call 703-759-3721. If you need transportation to attend, contact Maddie or Gene McCabe at 703-438-0810. ###



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