Thomasville Times Enterprise

March 18, 2014

Roddenbery Memorial Library bringing people together

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — A “meet-up” is defined as an informal meeting or gathering of people with the same interests.

The Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo is making sure neighbors and friends of all ages have the opportunity to meet-up with people who have the same interests by getting together to do something, learn something or share something.

According to techno-lore, meet-ups were born form a test market event for a website in 2002. The idea gained a foothold in popular culture and is now known internationally. It is for people who want to learn to do something or share something.

At RML, each group will decide on the day, time and frequency of the meeting they will have. Most groups meet in the library but the venue is decided on the group as well. Meet-ups are only limited by the scope of the groups’ interests. Each group will have an organizer to open the venue and be a liaison with the library.

Currently, the following meet-ups are happening:

• Home School Meet-Up  — Wednesdays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

• Knitting Meet-Up — Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

• Literacy — Spanish and English, Thursdays at 7 p.m.

• Square Dancing — Fridays at 7 p.m.

• Chess — Saturdays, drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also, monthly meet-ups are taking place with Ladies Book Club meeting every fourth Monday at 2 p.m., Grady County Quilters on every fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. and the SciFi Meet-up, beginning April 1 at 6:30 p.m.

There are other meet-ups coming soon to the library, including archery, techno, star gazers, walking around town and new in-town meetings.

For more information, visit the facebook page or the website at, or call (229) 377-3632 if interested in being a meet-up group organizer.