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Take Your Dreams Off the Shelf
Fall Into A Good Book
FROM THE DIRECTOR PAGE 3
#GIVING TUESDAY PAGE 4
Former Woodruff Arts Center CEO, Virginia Hepner, to Chair Library Foundation Annual Fund Campaign
Join AFPLS Outreach Pop-Up Library @ Candler Park Fall Festival - 1500 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 Sunday, October 1. 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Stop by the library tent to get your library card, check out a book, and learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more! All ages. Pop-Up Library @ Crabapple Fest 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton, GA 30004 Saturday, October 7. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop by the library tent to get your library card, check out a book, and download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more! We’ll also have a button maker, crafts, and games. All ages.
Virginia Hepner, 2017 Library Foundation Annual Fund Chair As the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation rounds out three decades of supporting the work of the libraries, Atlanta arts and culture leader, Virginia Hepner, will serve as the 2017 Annual Fund chair. “I am a life-long patron of my local library where I believe in the value and joy libraries can bring to our communities and to our lives. Supporting the work of our libraries ensures that everyone in Atlanta has access to free information, resources, and great programs no matter what their interest or walk of life.” The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation was established in 1988 to support the work and programs of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System that are beyond the reach of county dollars. Each year, the Foundation supports a wide range of programs, from summer reading and story time to wifi access and fitness programs. You can find more information about the work of the Foundation at your local branch or online. Support your library through the AtlantaFulton Public Library Foundation online at afplf.org or at http:// www.afpls.org/giving.
Pop-Up Library @ Alpharetta Food Truck Alley - 37 Old Roswell St, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Thursday, October 12. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The library is creeping into Food Truck Alley this fall with all of your favorite horror books and movies. Find out how you can download and stream your frightful favorites… if you dare! All ages. Pop-Up Library @ East Atlanta Farmers Market - 572 Stokeswood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 Thursday, October 19. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Stop by the library tent to get your library card and check out a book. We’ll also have a furry friend from Therapy Dogs International visiting from 5pm-7pm so you can Read to Rover. All ages. Pop-Up Library @ Maker Faire Atlanta - 65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr, SE, Atlanta, GA 30334 Saturday, October 22. Time TBD Stop by the library table to get your library card, check out a book, and learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more! We’ll also have hands on STEAM activities. All ages. Library After Dark: Halloween Horror Films – Metropolitan Branch Thursday, October 26. 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Get ready to scream! We’ve got scary movies playing all night. Movies start at 6pm and 8pm. Bring your movie snacks and a date! Adults.
Library After Dark: International Games Week – Metropolitan Branch Wednesday, November 1. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Join us for all your favorite digital and analog games. Bring your own games or play ours. We’ll have Wii, Nintendo Classic Edition, PS4, and more! All ages. Library After Dark: Movie Night – Alpharetta Branch Thursday, November 9. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Join us for movies on the big screen in the auditorium. Bring a date! We’re screening Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at 6pm and Wonder Woman at 8pm. All ages. Pop-Up Library @ East Atlanta Farmers Market - 572 Stokeswood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 Thursday, November 16. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Stop by the library tent to get your library card and check out a book. We’ll also have a furry friend from Therapy Dogs International visiting from 5pm-7pm so you can Read to Rover. All ages. Pop-Up Library @ Piedmont Park Farmers Market - 1071 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 Thursday, November 18. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Stop by the library tent to get your library card and check out a book. We’ll also have a furry friend from Therapy Dogs International visiting from 10am-12pm so you can Read to Rover. All ages. Library After Dark: International Games Week – Northeast Spruill Oaks Branch Thursday, November 30. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join us for all your favorite digital and analog games. Bring your own games or play ours. We’ll have Wii, Nintendo Classic Edition, PS4, and more! All ages.
“One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.” --Paulo Freire
Letter From the Director Dr. Gabriel Morley
t’s probably not surprising that I view
How did we, as a library, fail them? How did
IDs act as a library card giving students
the library as an educational and
we, as a society, fail them?
unfettered access to specific materials
political action program. The library
aligned with the school’s curriculum. For
has a clear agenda – promote literacy
I believe the answer lies in Paulo Freire’s
example, if students are discussing George
while enriching the lives of citizens. We
observation that we failed to respect their
Orwell’s classic, Animal Farm, they could
also have the broad charge of empowering
particular view of the world. Children and
simply scan a QR code with their phone and
individuals with the tools necessary for
young people are immersed in a new era that
have instant digital access to the book.
lifelong learning. I’m not convinced we’re
requires an intense focus on digital literacy.
doing that. Here’s why:
Books are merely one option now, among
These two exciting projects have the
many. We ignore this fact, or downplay its
About one-fifth of Fulton County residents
significance because that worldview often
generation of readers. In the meantime, let’s
are under the age of 18. That’s roughly
conflicts with our own core values. But how
continue to celebrate our successes and
200,000 children and teens. About 20,000
can we object? We made this digital world
champion those young readers who love
of those young people registered to
books, but let us also seek out and nourish
participate in the library’s recent Summer Reading Program:
those readers with a different worldview
Build a Better World.
In an effort to meet the needs of young
That’s not an insignificant number. We’re
readers in a way that is meaningful to
proud of those kids. They read over 125,000
them, the library is embarking on two new
As Freire was fond of saying, “Education is
books in six weeks. Research shows those
digital initiatives that enhance the reading
never neutral.” Neither are libraries.
kids will continue to read and develop and
experience. First, we are developing an
Let’s all make it part of our daily mission to
become successful later in life.
online reading program to complement
ensure kids are reading – something.
who need our support and encouragement.
our traditional face-to-face summer blitz. But what about the 180,000 kids who likely
Second, we are working with the local
didn’t spend time reading this summer?
schools to create a program where student
With a Lot of Help From Our Friends
he 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week will be held October 15-21, 2017. Have you seen a great performer at the library? Thank your Friends group. Have your children played with the Legos or competed at board game nights? Be sure to
thank your Friends group. Have you bought a book for less than $2.00? Thank your Friends book sale and store volunteers. Do you want to help advocate, fundraise and support the library? Join your Friends group. We started recording the Friends’ volunteer hours in 1996 and since then 2,840 Friends have donated over 322,000 volunteer hours across our Library System. 23 Friends groups support their local branches by hosting book sales, programs and funding items not covered in the county’s budget each year. We are truly grateful to our Friends for purchasing memberships, organizing and selling books, serving in a leadership role, funding programs at other branches, supporting staff and volunteers and most of all for sharing their passion and love of books, libraries and lifelong learning. In October, all Friends will be recognized and the President’s Volunteer Service Award for groups will be awarded to 15 Friends groups for donating 200-6,200 volunteer hours in 2016. Most Friends groups meet monthly at the branch, so be sure to join their next meeting or book sale (http://www.afpls.org/ events/book-sales).
Support Your Library through #givingtuesday - November 28th
or the first time, Georgia Gives
that encourage parents to read to their
Day is joining #GivingTuesday for
children early and often, outreach programs
a global day of giving fueled by
to schools and senior centers, and more!
the power of social media and
Share with your followers on Twitter, tag
Help the Atlanta-Fulton
Public Library Foundation to raise funds in support of our libraries this #givingtuesday by logging onto www.gagives.org and contributing to Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation. Your local branch will benefit by receiving funding for the important programs and resources our patrons have come to love.
Your dollars fund Summer Reading
at all 34 branches, story time programs
@afpls and use #givingtuesday.
LISTING Central Library & Library System Headquarters One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303 404.730.1845 Family History and Genealogy Month Sunday, October. All day The Central Library will be presenting a month of programs and events focusing on Family History and Genealogy, events will include classes, films, discussions and a community wide effort to identify participants in the Atlanta Civil Rights movement. Ages: All. 404.730.1896
Tweens, 404.730.1845 Herndon Family History and Genealogy Tuesday, October 10. 2:00 p.m. Join us as Historian in Heels; Dr. Karcheik Sim-Alvarado presents a fascinating program on the genealogy and history of the Herndon Family. Dr. Sims-Alvarado is the leading scholar on all the Herndon Family and all things Herndon. Instagram for Beginners Thursday, October 19. 2:00 p.m. Learn how to post a photo or video on Instagram, and how it will be displayed on your profile. Reservations required. Adults. 404.730.1915
English as a Second Language Wednesdays, October & November. 12:00 p.m. The department’s ESL program is open to non-native speakers of English who have a desire to improve their language skills. Reservations required. Adults. 404.730.1915
Classic Horror Film Fest Thursday, October 26. 5:30 p.m. Join us as we view a classic horror film every Thursday in October. This week is The Last Man on Earth (1964) followed by a Halloween Costume Contest with prizes. Light refreshments will be served. 404.730.1745
Techies Day Tuesday Tuesday, October 3. 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Techies Day with a STEAM story and an opportunity to play with Snap Circuit boards plus build a small circuit board of your own! Registration Required. Space is limited. All Ages Welcome, Ages 4+. 404.730.1845
“Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement: Filling the Gaps” Monday, October 30. 2:00 p.m. This program will summarize and provide highlights of the findings of the month long project to identify the unnamed supporters of Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement. Ages: All. 404.730.1896.
“Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement: Filling the Gaps” Tuesday, October 3. 2:00 p.m. This program will outline a project to identify the unnamed supporters of Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement. Were you or your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors or acquaintances part of the movement? Ages: All. 404.730.1896
My Account – Using AFPLS On-Line Services Tuesday, November 7. 6:00 p.m. Learn how to log into your account, review your checkouts and holds, renew materials, change your PIN, display the GALILEO password, place a hold, access new titles, learn more about the library’s services, contact the library and get answers to frequently asked questions. 404.730.1781
Computer Basics Wednesday, October 4. 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. 2:00 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of computer hardware and software. Reservations required. Adults. 404.730.1915
Margaret Mitchell’s Birthday Wednesday, November 8. All day Join us as we celebrate Margaret Mitchell’s 117th birthday. Special items from the Margaret Mitchell Collection will be on display and souvenirs are available in a limited supply. All ages. 404.730.1896
Windows 7 Basics Thursday, October 5. 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2. 2:00 p.m. Learn about files and folders, opening and closing windows, the Start menu, icon management, using programs, as well as basic troubleshooting techniques in this class. Reservations required. Adults. 404.730.1915
Greet & Meet Social Services Agencies: Strengthening Communities at your Public Library Wednesday, November 8. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Film Fest Sunday, October 8. 2:30 p.m. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for the screening of La Casa Del Fin De Los Tiempos (The House at the End of Time). Dulce is a mother of two who experiences terrifying encounters with apparitions inside her old house. Thirty years later, Dulce returns home to decipher the mystery that has tormented her for so long. 404.730.1745 Mini Masterpiece Monday Monday, October 9. 6:30 p.m. Teens & Tweens can create their own miniature masterpieces using acrylics on tiny canvases. Reservations Required. Space is limited. Ages: Teens/
My Account – Using AFPLS On-Line Services Saturday, November 11. 2:00 p.m. Learn how to log into your account, review your checkouts and holds, renew materials, change your PIN, display the GALILEO password, place a hold, access new titles, learn more about the library’s services, contact the library and get answers to frequently asked questions. 404.730.1781 Lions, Tigers, and Bears… Oh-rigami Wednesday, November 15. 10:30 a.m. Kids celebrate Origami Day (11/11) by creating their own origami lion, tiger, and bear faces using paper and imagination. Reservations Required. Space is limited. Ages 4+. 404.730.1845 Mobile Dairy Classroom Thursday, November 17. 10:30 a.m.
Mobile Dairy Classroom at Central Library Registration Required. Space is limited. All Ages Welcome, Ages 4+. 404.730.1845
Adams Park Library 2231 Campbellton Rd. SW, Atlanta 30311 404.752.8763 Fall Photography Exhibit October 2 -November 4 You’re invited to view International Photographer Rahmeek Rasul’s latest commissioned photography series of Farmers of the Mississippi Delta. All ages. Reception Monday, October 2nd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Crochet Club Monday, October 9th. 1:00 pm. Come crochet at Adams Park Library! We’ll have yarn, crochet hooks, and snacks! Reservations required. Ages 13+. Lego Club Wednesday, October 11. 3:30 p.m. Join us for Lego Club! There are snacks, an hour of building time, and Lego creations will be displayed in the library! Ages 5+ Cooking with Kids Saturday, October 14. 1:00 p.m. Good habits start early in life. In Chef Asata’s Cooking with Kids series, children will learn how to prepare simple dishes with healthy ingredients. Young chefs will explore new tastes and gain appreciation for vegetables and fruits. Ages 6+ Herb Drying and Uses Saturday, October 28. 2:00 pm. There are many uses, medicinally, aesthetically, and nutritionally for herbs. This workshop will go into detail about how you might save, dry and use the herbs you grow. Ages 13+ Art Club Wednesday, October 25. 3:30 p.m. Join us in creating an art project! Afterwards, you can choose to either display it in the library and pick it up at a later date, or to take it home right away! Ages 6+. Gentle Yoga Class Monday, October 30. 6:00 p.m. This is Yoga for Beginners. Join us as we practice the art of mediation and breathing through movement. This workshop will introduce curious learners on the basic poses for correct alignment and stretching. Bring a towel or mat for the floor exercises. All ages. This Fox Mini-Grant Project is brought to you by the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation. Lego Club Wednesday, November 8. 3:30 p.m. Join us for Lego Club! There are snacks, an hour of building time, and Lego creations will be displayed in the library! Ages 5+
Cooking with Kids Saturday, November 18. 1:00 p.m. Good habits start early in life. In Chef Asata’s Cooking with Kids series, children will learn how to prepare simple dishes with healthy ingredients. Young chefs will explore new tastes and gain appreciation for vegetables and fruits. Ages 6+
Adamsville-Collier Heights Library 3424 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr., Atlanta 30331 404.699.4206 Fall into Storytime Tuesdays, October - November. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and crafts. Ages 3-5. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Teen Read Week: Blackout Poetry October 8-14. Teen Read Week is celebrated every year in October and we’re celebrating all week long with a blackout poetry project. A newspaper article, an essay, even a novel can be transformed into a poetic masterpiece. No rhyming dictionary required! We’ll supply the words and the markers; all you have to bring is your mind. Ages 12-18 There’s an APP for that! Library on the Go Tuesday, October 10. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. 3:30 p.m. The library’s staff will assist patrons with downloading the APPS to popular AFPL library databases on their mobile devices and provide a tutorial on how to access them on their mobile device. Please bring a charged cellphone, tablet, and a laptop (if you have one). Ages: Juvenile, Teens, Adults Teen Open House: Wednesday, October 11. 4:30 p.m. Now that you’re getting into the rhythm of the school year, come by and learn how the library can help you improve your game at school. Library Database Demos, relaxation coloring and Snacks. Ages: 12-18. Tricks and Treats Storytime Tuesday, October 31. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and crafts about Fall and October Holidays. Ages 3–5. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. International Games Week: Wednesday, November 1. 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4. 1:00 p.m. In honor of American Library Associations’ International Games Week we will host two gaming days of classic board games and technology games, join us in the fun. All are welcome. Draw the Story Tuesday, November 14. 4:00 p.m. In honor Picture Book Month - a story will be read aloud, participants can draw their interpretations of the characters and settings on large pieces of paper. All Ages. Thanksgiving Make and Take Craft Wednesday, November 15. 4:00 p.m. Create a fun, festive and holiday craft to decorate your Thanksgiving table. All are welcome. Thanksgiving Movie Night Monday, November 20. 4:00 p.m. Join us for a showing of ‘Free Birds’ to get into the Thanksgiving spirit! All are welcome. Upcycling Craft Wednesday, November 29. 4:30 p.m. Don’t recycle –“upcycle”. Teens and Adults items that normally be thrown away to create a unique craft.
Alpharetta Library 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009 404.613.6735 NEW--Baby Storytime Wednesdays, October - November. 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children up to three years old. All families with children up to three years old welcome. No registration necessary. NEW--Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, October-November. 1:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, and other activities to support early literacy. For ages 3-5. All families with children from three to five years old welcome. No registration necessary. READ with Echo Wednesdays October - November. 4:00 p.m. Reluctant or anxious readers can sign up to read with Echo, a trained therapy dog. Registration is required. Call 404-613-6747 to register. Alpharetta Library Book Club Tuesday, October 10. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. 4:30 p.m. The group meets in the library’s meeting room. All are welcome. Teen Book Swap Thursday, October 12. 6:00 p.m. Have some gently used books that you’d like to swap out for other titles? Come by the Teen Room and swap books with other teens. Ages 13-18. No registration necessary. SAT Practice Test Saturday, October 14. 10:30 a.m. Get a head start with an SAT Practice Exam. To register, please visit www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the exam code: M266562 ACT Practice Test Saturday, October 21. 10:30 a.m. Get a head start with an ACT Practice Exam. To register, please visit www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the exam code: M266563 Foundation Center’s Fundraising Workshop Series Mondays, October 23 & 30 6:00 p.m. Mondays, November 6 & 13. 6:00 p.m. Help turn your dream of being your own boss into a reality! All adults welcome. To register, please email Michael. email@example.com Library After Dark: Movie Night Thursday, November 9. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Join us for movies on the big screen in the auditorium. We’re screening Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at 6pm and Wonder Woman at 8pm. All ages. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Author Talk and Book Signing—Karen White Thursday, November 16. 6:30 p.m. Karen White is a New York Times bestselling author who lives near Atlanta. She has published over 20 books, including the popular Tradd Street series set in Charleston, South Carolina. Her most recent book, The Night the Lights Went Out, was published in April 2017. Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. All adults welcome. No registration necessary.
Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30303 404.613.4010
ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta Creating Place: The Art of Equitable Community Building Sunday, October 1. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Alternate Roots, the Arts Exchange, C4 Atlanta, and WonderRoot will host the 2017 ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta, Creating Place: The Art of Equitable Community Building. This three-day gathering of workshops, and dialogues, will bring artists and cultural workers together to build community, and encourage social change. For Additional information about the ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta and schedule of events at https://alternateroots.org/rootsweekend-atlanta/ A3C Action Summit Embrace Art, Music and Hip-Hop Culture to Advance Social Justice and Civic Engagement Thursday, October 5. - Friday, October 6. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with A3C will host the 2017 A3C Action Summit. This two day summit will serve as a community platform for activists, academics and artists to explore contemporary social justice issues through engagement with community leaders resulting in the development of actionable initiatives. Additional information about the A3C Action Summit and schedule of events at http://www. a3cfestival.com/action-summit. Contested Bodies Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica by Dr. Sasha Turner Community Lecture Sunday, October 8. 7:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with The Baton Foundation will host Dr. Sasha Turner, Associate Professor of History Quinnipiac University, who will discuss her latest publication, Contested Bodies Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica. Atlanta Radical Book Fair. Books, History, Art, & Revolution Literary event Saturday, October 14. 12:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with On Our Own Authority! Publishing, and the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University, will host the 2017 Atlanta Radical Book Fair. This fair is a literary gathering of radical writers, publishers, artists, activists, and community organizations from across the American South and beyond, whose work gives voice to marginalized communities and disenfranchised people of color. This event will include panel discussions, exploring themes such as the Black radical tradition, anti-racism, mass incarceration, queer resistance, and the role of visual art in social action. The day will also be highlighted by a literary market featuring progressive and radical books, magazines, and alternative media. The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta by Dr. Maurice J. Hobson Community Lecture Wednesday, Oct 25. 7:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Alonzo A. Crim Center will host Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University, Dr. Maurice J. Hobson who will discuss his latest publication, The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta. Atlanta We Read: A Fly Girl Literary Mixer Literary Panel Discussion Saturday, October 28. 3:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with the African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) will host, Atlanta We Read: A Fly Girl Literary Mixer. Connect with some of today’s hottest female writers as they speak on writing and relationships. Moderated by Talia O. of The Shade Room this event features national bestselling authors Tamika Newhouse, Myss Shan, New York Times Bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, and newcomer Legendary LaQuita. The Flesh of History across Borders and Boundaries, Community Lecture and Performance Thursday November 02. 6:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration
with Georgia State University and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will host author, journalist, and filmmaker Fabienne Kanor, who will explore thru performance art and conversation, the psychological and physical trauma encompassed in the commodification of black bodies. This event will be moderated by Dr. Gladys Francis. The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited: A Celebration of African American Philanthropy November. The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host The Soul of Philanthropy (TSOP) a groundbreaking art exhibition dedicated to the sharing the traditions of African American philanthropy in the United States. This comprehensive multimedia exhibition has been brought to the Atlanta by presenting sponsor: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, in partnership with Hammonds House Museum. Local support has also come from African American Development Officers, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Wells Fargo, and State Farm. Talking Black in America: Film Screening Sunday, November 05. The Baton Foundation in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will host a screening of the documentary film Talking Black in America. Drawing from the perspectives of everyday speakers and the guidance of historians, linguists, and educators, Talking Black in America showcases the history and symbolic role of language in the lives of African Americans and highlights its tremendous impact on the speech and culture of the United States. The documentary addresses the persistent misinformation about African American speech and situates it as an integral part of the historical and cultural legacy of all Americans. This event will include a post screening discussion with Poet / Musician Derrick ABYSS Graham, Music Producer DJ Nabs, and Linguist Tracey Weldon, Associate Producer of Talking Black in America.
Buckhead Library 269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
internet to answer the questions. Those who answer every question correctly will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Please complete and return to the Buckhead Library Age10-17. The Career Fix Series: Learn How to Navigate a Job Fair Tuesday, October 10. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Get tips to tackle your next job fair like a pro and get results. Age Adult Storytime- Halloween: Hosting a Halloween Parade at the Shops of Buckhead Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:30 a.m. The library has partnered with The Shops of Buckhead and the Atlanta Police Department to host a Halloween Parade through the village at Buckhead. A police officer of The Atlanta Police Department will read a story and escort the costume wearing storytime group through the Shops of Buckhead, where the businesses have agreed to provide the children with treats at each store. Ages Infant-12 The Career Fix Series: Learn How to Get Promoted Tuesday, November 14. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Don’t get struck in your job. Learn how to position yourself for that next promotion opportunity. Age Adult 1st Annual Harvest Day at Buckhead Thursday, November 16. 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Join us for an evening of family fun! The Buckhead Library will host its 1st Annual Harvest Day with a special showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” along with crafts and more. All Ages In Observance of National Game and Puzzle Week: Tweens/Teens Game Day at Buckhead Library Monday, November 20. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Playing games and devising strategies keep the mind active and sharp. Join us to increase your appreciation of board games and puzzles while preserving the tradition of investing time with family and friends. Take your pick from Checkers, Candy Land, Connect Four and more! Age 10 and up. Registration is required
Cleveland Avenue Library Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish as a Second Language Wednesdays, October. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month learn Spanish as a second language. Age Adult Happy Gut Happy Brain Thursdays, October. 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Come on over and learn a simple, powerful holistic selfhealing technique that helps you develop a clean and healthy gut. Hispanic Heritage Month: Theme “Shaping the Bright Future of America” Monday, October 2- October 15. Join us during National Hispanic Heritage Month as we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. Come to the library and see a display of children’s and young adult books focusing on the Latino experience. Business Card Exchange Saturday, October 7. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Do you have a business or business idea and would like to network with other business owners and creative minds. Join us at the Business Card Exchange network make new business partners or pitch great ideas. Don’t forget to bring your Business Cards. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required. Age Adult Teen Read Week: Theme “‘Unleash Your Story.” Tween/Teen Internet Scavenger Hunt Monday, October 9 - Saturday, October 14. Celebrate Teen Read Week by completing an Internet Scavenger Hunt for prizes! Stop by the Circulation desk to pick up a Scavenger Hunt and use the Atlantic-Fulton Public Library System’s website www.afpls.org and
47 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 404.762.4116 Salsa Dancing Mondays, October – November. 6:30 p.m. Ms. Rose Lewis leads a salsa dancing lesson for beginners. Ages 18+. Quilting Exhibit Ongoing, October 2-21. Local quilting group Stitchers of Soul display a collection of their finest work. All ages. Yoga Wednesday, October 4. 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. 4:00 p.m. Atiba Omar and Towya Roberts present interactive and informative yoga lessons for all skill levels. Ages: 5+. Storytime with Special Guest: Lingual Kids Wednesday, October 11. 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Hispanic heritage month with Salsa Tales. A morning filled with stories, music, dance, and more. Ages 3+. Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Wednesday, October 11. 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, games, crafts, refreshments, and more! All ages. Zine Workshop with Alexa Lima Saturday, October 28. 3:00 p.m. A zine (/ˈziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Alexa Lima of hip hop collective WAKE will lead a workshop teaching participants the basics of
creating your own zine. Ages 8+. Boo! At the Library Monday, October 30. 6:30 p.m. Join us for a monster family gathering- games, music, refreshments, and more! All ages. Storytime with Special Guest Mama Koku Tuesday, October 31. 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Halloween with Mama Koku and her “Not Very Scary Stories.” Ages 3+. International Game Day Saturday, November 4. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bring a friend or family member to the library for an afternoon of fun and games. All ages. Storytime with Special Guest Miss LuvDrop Tuesday, November 21. 10:30 a.m. Come listen as Miss LuvDrop shares her wonderful stories and more with young readers. Ages 3+.
College Park Library 3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337 404.762.4060 Fast Track GED Program at the College Park Library Monday, October 2. 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 6. 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Youth Enhancement Services Inc. holds orientation and assessments for free GED classes. You must be 16-24 years of age. Registration Required. Ages 18+. Learn Spanish at the College Park Library Saturdays, October. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn Spanish and English as a second language in an interactive and conversational environment. Registration Required. Ages: Adults. Space is limited. Toastmasters International Saturdays, October 14 & 28. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. November 11 & 25. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join Toastmasters International and learn presentation skills. Registration Required. Ages: Adults. Colgate Brite Smiles Comes to College Park! Monday, October 16. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Children will enjoy a workshop about dental care given by Colgate Brite Smiles. Registration Required, Ages: 4-7, Space is limited, 50 participants max. Visual Arts Workshop with Ian Bell! Thursday, October 19. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Graphic Artist and Children’s Author Ian Bell will give a visual arts workshop for children. Registration Required, Ages: 6+, Space is limited. Fall Trees Program for Kids! Monday, October 23. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Children will enjoy learning about trees from the Dept. of Public Works. Registration Required, Ages: 4+, Space is limited, 25 participants maximum. Fun Fall Leaf Workshop Monday, October 23. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Children will have fun learning about different types of leaves and create art using water-based paint. Registration Required, Ages: 4-7, Space is limited, 25 participants maximum. Learn Spanish at the College Park Library Saturdays, November. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Learn Spanish and English as a second language in an interactive and conversational environment. Registration Required, Ages: Adults, Space is limited. Come Here Children’s Author, Brenda Tillman! Wednesday, November 8. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Children will enjoy listening to Children’s Author, Brenda Tillman read her new book,” Happy! Happy! Happy!” Books will be available for purchase. Registration Required, Ages: 4-7, 50 participants max.
Children’s Author, Arelious Cooper Monday, November 13. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Children will enjoy listening to Arelious Cooper read his new book, “Cooper Shapes Up,” a book about the importance of fitness for children. Books will be available for purchase. Registration Required, Ages: 4-7, 50 participants maximum. Steps for Starting Your Business-Start Up Basics Tuesday, November 14. 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The SBA will provide you with the skills and tools you need when starting a business. Registration Required, Ages: Adults. Steps For Starting Your Business-Business Concept Tuesday, November 28. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This workshop offers step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. Registration Required, Ages: Adults.
Second Chance Workshop Tuesday, October 31. 3:45 p.m. This workshop is comprised of vendors whose purpose is designed to assist the ex-offender in re-entering society in a resourceful manner. Participants will learn how to seek a job, gain successful interviewing skills knowing their rights, and how to start a company with available financial resources and much more. Adult. Registration Required. Fulton County Water Conservation Wednesday, November 1. 10:00 a.m. Preschoolers will have fun learning about practical ways to conserve water for their generation and beyond. Ages 4-5. Registration Required.
East Atlanta Library 400 Flat Shoals Avenue. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 404.730.5438
Dogwood Library 1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 404.792.4961
Peer Mentoring Program Saturdays, October & November. 12:00 p.m. This is an enrichment program where children and teens learn together and mentor each other. Ages 5-18. Registration Required. Dogwood Library Book Club Monday, October 2. 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 6. 3:00 p.m. Join us for the Dogwood Book Club on the 1st Monday of each month. Adult. Registration Required.
Tiny Tots Story Time Tuesdays. 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, playtime, and bubbles. For children under 5 years old and their caregivers. Meditation Classes Wednesdays, Noon – 12:30p.m. Free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or stress and help you to be the person you want to be in every relationship, creating harmony at home or on the job. HIV Free Testing Wednesday, October 4. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In partnership with Dekalb County Health Services
Grove Park Kids Art Collective Mondays & Wednesdays. October 2-30. 4:00 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays. November: 1-22. 4:00 p.m. After-School Enrichment program designed for 6th – 11th grade students using a curriculum built on Arts Integration to create art pieces which enhance the Grove Park community. Ages 12-17. Registration Required.
Crazy 8’s Math Club Thursday, October 5. 4:30 p.m. Have fun with math by doing activities like building glowin-the-dark structures. For 3rd to 5th graders. Limited to 16 participants who can commit to 8 weeks. Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grove Park Art Collective Tuesdays, October 3 & 17. 6:00 p.m Tuesdays, November 7 & 21. 6:00 p.m. Join us to create art pieces for the Grove Park Community highlighting uniqueness of this historic neighborhood. Adult.
Youth Lego Club Wednesdays, October 11 & 25. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, November 15 & 29. 4:30 p.m. Use your imagination to build something unique or challenge yourself by picking out of the idea box to build. Ages 6+.
Rebound Adult Mentoring (RAM) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays: October 3-31. 2:00 p.m Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays November 1-9. 2:00 p.m. Come join us for a weekly program sponsored by The Rizen One Ministries that will focus on you, the family and the community. Learn about the job market, setting goals and personal growth. Adult. Registration Required.
Slime Making Workshop Wednesday, October 18. 4:30 p.m. Learn to make some spooky, icky slime! Registration required. Ages 5+. Email email@example.com for more information.
Getting to the Nuts and Bolts of Credit Report and Scores Tuesday, October 10. 5:00 p.m. UGA/Extension Fulton County Services will educate audience on the basics of interpreting a credit report and understand the meaning of credit scores. Adult. Registration Required. Hair Braiding Care 101: Before, During, & After Saturday, October 21. 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18. 3:00 p.m. Are you considering getting braids? Come and learn what to do before, during, and after the hair braiding process to keep your hair healthy and strong. All ages. Registration Required. Habitat for Humanity Tuesday, October 24. 6:00 p.m. Come find out about owning and building your own home with the lowest mortgage payments. Adult. Registration Required.
Alexander Technique for Relaxation Monday, October 23. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension The Power of Eating Fermented Saturday, October 28. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Come learn the benefits and techniques your food which is full of probiotics or good bacteria that’s good for your gut. Food samples provided. Adults Breaking the Chain with Crystal J: Cash Power Monday, October 30. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. When it comes to money, there are numerous of lessons that must be taught in order to climb to financial success. Learn the 8 principles “ Crystal J Principles” that she knows if well versed with, success is a guarantee. Adults Thanksgiving Craft Hour Wednesday, November 8. 4:30 p.m. Make something to take home to help decorate your Thanksgiving table! Ages 5+.
East Point Library 2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344 404.762.4842 Storytime Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Domestic Violence Workshop Tuesday, October 3. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, the law and how to obtain a TPO. Resume Boot Camp Wednesday, October 4. 10:30 a.m. Bring a copy of your resume to discuss. Learn what the new trend in resume writing is and how to get your resume to the top of the pile. Hoopla & Freegal Teen Party! Sunday, October 8. 2:00 p.m. Celebrate Teen Read Week by exploring eBooks, movies, music and more. Drive Holiday Business with Social Media and Email Marketing Friday, October 13. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Explore Tutor.com with eCampus Saturday, October 14. 2:00 p.m. Need help with Algebra, English, or another subject? Learn how to use Tutor.com through our eCampus database to receive live online one-on-one tutoring sessions and homework help in academic subjects. Grades K-12. Drive Holiday Business with Social Media and Email Marketing Friday, November 3. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parent University Thursday, November 9. 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for families to receive a wide variety of resources! Learn how to help student achievement through health classes, social service resources, and navigating the modern school system.
East Roswell Library 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076 404.613.4050 Atlanta Junior Bridge Tuesdays, October - November. 3:30 p.m. No class on 10/31 Learn a fascinating card game, meet new friends and improve your math skills. Presented by Atlanta Junior Bridge. Reservations required. Ages: 8-12. ESL Conversation Class Thursdays, October November. 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. No class on 11/23 Practice speaking English with other ESL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. Age: Adults. Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime Tuesday, October 3. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Experience a fun and engaging storytime and craft in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Presented by Lingual Lids. Ages: Preschool. Adult Art Class - Georgia O’Keefe Saturday, October 7. 2:30 p.m. Create a fall-themed Georgia O’Keefe canvas project while enjoying coffee and delicious desserts. Presented by Out of the Box Art Studio. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Reservations required. Age: Adult. Happy Tails/READing Paws w/ Bentley Tuesday, October 10. 3:30 p.m. Children can sign up to read to Bentley, a trained a
registered therapy dog. Work on reading skills with a great listener who loves hearing all kinds of stories. Caregiver required to stay in the room with their child(ren). Reservations required. Ages: 5-8. Choose Your Best Publishing Options Saturday, October 21. 2:30 p.m. An instructor from BookLogix will compare the two major publishing paths to give writers guidance on which path may be the better fit for them. Reservations required. Age: Adult. Bat-tastic Halloween Fun! Tuesday, October 31. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a bat-tastic story, meet Bat Lady and Robin and trick or treat at the library on Halloween. The schedule is as follows: Storytime at 3:30p.m., Bat Lady and Robin at 4:00p.m., Teen Costume Party at 4:00p.m., Trick or Treating in the library at 5:00 p.m. Age: Family Adult Cooking Class – Fall Dishes Saturday, November 4. 3:00 p.m. Join Chef Darwin as we learn to create fall dishes that are sure to warm you up on cold nights. Reservations required. Age: Adult. Healthy, Alternative Holiday Side Dishes Wednesday, November 8. 6:00 p.m. Tired of preparing the same boring holiday side dishes? Join Chef Lynn Ware of Custom Gourmet Solutions to explore new ways of adding some excitement to your holiday dishes. Chef Lynn will review: Glazing vegetables, creative winter squash dishes, tasty dishes, incorporating seasonal fall fruits, side dishes using holiday leftovers. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Reservations required. Age: Adult. Happy Tails/READing Paws w/ Fergus Tuesdays, November 28. 3:30 p.m. Children can sign up to read to Fergus, a trained a registered therapy dog. Work on reading skills with a great listener who loves hearing all kinds of stories. Caregiver required to stay in the room with their child(ren). Reservations required. Ages: 5-8.
Fairburn Library 60 Valley View Drive. Fairburn, GA 30213 770.306.3138 Tai Chi Tuesdays, October. 2:00 p.m. Instructor and longtime Tai Chi practitioner Dow Thompson will provide instruction in basic exercise for fitness and self- awareness utilizing Tai Chi principles. Ages 12 and up. Afternoon Storytime Wednesday, October. 3:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Ages 2-5. Introduction to Computers Fridays, October 6 & 20. 12:00 p.m. Learn basic computer skills. Adults. Reservations required. Pajama Storytime Tuesday, October 10. 6:30 p.m. Come in pajamas, robes and slippers. Well-mannered teddy bears and dolls welcome. Best loved blankets understood. Ages 2-6. Influence of Man Tuesday, October 17. 5:30 p.m. Cedric Ward, longtime educator and business owner, will provide tools and methods for youth to formulate goals and a follow through program for life and business Tai Chi Tuesdays, November. 2:00 p.m. Instructor and longtime Tai Chi practitioner Dow Thompson will provide instruction in basic exercise for fitness and self- awareness utilizing Tai Chi principles. Ages 12 and up.
Afternoon Storytime Wednesdays, November. 3:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! Ages 2-5. Introduction to Computers Fridays, November 3 & 17. 12:00 p.m. Learn basic computer skills. Adults. Reservations required. Pajama Storytime Tuesday, November 14. 6:30 p.m. Come in pajamas, robes and slippers. Well-mannered teddy bears and dolls welcome. Best loved blankets understood. Ages 2-6. Fall Drop-In Craft Thursday, November 16. 4:00 p.m. Let’s make a recycled bird feeder! Help the Earth and the birds! Ages 5-10.
Hapeville Library 525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354 404.762.4065 Preschool Storytime and Activity Tuesdays, October - November. 10:30a.m. Children will be entertained with stories, activities, and songs. Ages 3-5. Reservations Required Storytime in Española Wednesdays, October 4 & 25. 11:00 a.m. Wednesdays, November 1 & 29. 11:00 a.m. Children will be entertained with stories, songs, and activities in Spanish. Knowledge of Spanish is not required. Ages: 3-5. Reservation required. DIY- Make Treats for the Upcoming Holidays with Essential Oils Thursday, October 5. 3:00 p.m. Ms. Shena Qadhafi will teach you how to make body scrubs, body butters, and your other favorite treats for the holidays. Adult. Parasites: The Enemy Within Monday, October 9. 6:00 p.m. Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Ardinia Pierre, will explain how Parasites affect the human body, what a parasitic infection is, and how Parasites can be transmitted. Adult. Storytime with Chick-Fil-A Tuesday, October 17. 10:30 a.m. Olivia Brown and the cow will entertain the children with stories and treats. Ages 3-5 Reservations required. The Obesity Epidemic: How to Decrease Your Risk Monday, November 6. 6:00 p.m. Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Ardinia Pierre, will discuss weight loss, how to increase your metabolism, and food choices. Adult. Learn About Benefits You Might Not Know You Are Entitled To Thursday, November 16. 4:00 p.m. There may be public benefits you may be entitled to if you find yourself in an unfortunate situation; such as help in paying medical bills and Medicaid. Adult.
Kirkwood Library 11 Kirkwood Road SE, Atlanta GA 30317 404.377.6471 Drop In Computer Lab Daily, during hours of operation. Need computer help and no time for a full class? Get oneon-one assistance (as time allows) with your computer needs and online library resources. All ages. Teeny Tiny Tots Storytime Wednesdays, October - November. 10:30 a.m.
Join us as we build successful readers through language development, listening and social skills. Move, sing listen to stories and meet other babies and preschoolers in the neighborhood. Ages 6-36 months. Teen Homework Help Hour Mondays, October - November. 4:00 p.m. Middle and high schools students must show proof of school enrollment and an active AFPLS library card to receive up to 10 pages of free homework prints. Ages 13 -18. Teen Read Week Library Competition Tuesday, October 10 – Saturday, October 14. Daily, during hours of operation. Pick up a reading log from Kirkwood, Alpharetta and other participating libraries for a chance to win a free lesson from Scratch DJ Academy! Ages 13-19. Bank on Your Success: Basic Banking Monday, October 23. 6:00 p.m. Join the professionals from BB&T to learn the value of having a checking account, how to establish credit and the different types of accounts and tools to help you save money! Registration Required. Ages 16 and up. Teeny Tiny Social Play Tuesday, October 24. 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28. 11:00 a.m. A social play time with activities to engage all five senses in learning for your little ones! Ages 1-4 years. School’s in Session at the Kirkwood Library Thursdays, October 26. 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16. 4:30 p.m. Did you know your library card allows you to access free homework help resources? Register for this 30 minute class and learn how to use Tutor.com and Testing and Education Reference Center. Registration Required. Ages 12 and up. Medicare Open Enrollment Sessions for Seniors Mondays, November 13 and 20. 2:00 p.m. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Representatives will be onsite to assist seniors and their caregivers with Medicare open enrollment in these seminars. Reservations required. Ages 18 and up. Couponing for the Holidays Monday, November 20. 6:00 p.m. Learn how to save on holiday purchases with coupons and digital deals! Meeting room. Ages 18 and up. Music Together with Ms. Jennifer Wednesday, November 29. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Come sing, dance and play with child percussion instruments and have fun! Reservations required, sign up for either session. Ages 6-36 months.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library 409 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312 404.730.1185
Stephen Spring Presents Bike Safety for Teens! Wednesday, October 11. 4:30 p.m. Students will be educated by bicycle expert Stephen Spring on the basics of bike safety – braking, shifting, pedaling smoothly, agility, and turning. Ages: 13-17. Registration Required. Limited to 15 people only Button Making Activities for Teens Friday, October 13. 4:00 p.m. Come and transform the picture of your favorite character and creation into a button or make unique souvenirs for your friends and family using a button making machine. Age: 13-17. Reservations required. What Do Nurses Do? Tuesday, October 24. 10:30 a.m. Ever want to know what nurses do? Stop by your library and listen to a nurse who lives in our community as she read stories about nurses, what they do and how to become a nurse. Ages: 3-8. Reservation required.
Scary Monster Craft! Saturday, October 28. 4:00 p.m. Get into the spooky spirit by creating a frightfully Monster Hug Accordion in your library. All craft materials will be provided. Ages: 5-10. Registration is required. Not-So-Spooky Storytime! Tuesday, October 31. 10:30am Come and listen to stories and participate in crafts about “trick or treat”. “Halloween Day” by Anne Rockwell would be among the stories read. Ages: 3-8. Registration required. Legos in the Library Thursday, November 9. 4:00 p.m. Come and use your imagination and build something beautiful. We will provide the Legos. Ages: 4-12. Reservation required Mumferd Safety Tales! Tuesday, November 14. 10:30 a.m. Mumferd the fuzzy puppet along with Kaiser Permanente’s safety tales crew will educate children, parents and educators about the many great ways they can be safe at home, school, and on the playground. Ages: 3-8. Registration required. Keeping America Beautiful for Teens Wednesday, November 15. 4:30 p.m. Join M/s Shelley Lange of Fulton County Environmental Division on this America Recycles Day and learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Ages: 13-18. Reservation required. Googley Goobley Dancing Turkey Craft Saturday, November 18. 11:00 a.m. Create a funny feathered, googly eyed, dancing legs turkey mobile wall decoration. Ages: 3-8. Reservation required. Happy Harvesting Storytime with Kenneth Green! Tuesday, November 21. 10:30 a.m. Harvest season is almost here! Kenneth green will captivate your mind with puppets, voice overs, and music in this interactive storytime program. Arts and craft activities will follow right after the performance. Ages: 3-5. Reservation required.
Mechanicsville Library 400 Formwalt Street., SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 404.730.4779 Teen Read Week Poetry Slam Contest Monday, October 9. 4:30pm Teens and Tweens Perfect Rhyming Technique. Reservations required. Ages 12-17. Constant Contact Information Session Thursday, October 12. 12:00 p.m. Drive holiday business with social media and email marketing. Reservations Required. What’s New in AFPL’s Digital Library? Wednesday, October 11. 12:00 p.m. New and popular electronic databases will be introduced and explored. Light Refreshments. Reservations required. Brain Recognition Day Friday, October 13. 4:00p.m. Learn fun activities to enhance your brain power. Reservations required. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group Thursday, October 19, 10:30am Support, fellowship and resources will be provided for affected grandparents. Reservations required. Great Test Taking Tips by Great Test Takers Thursdays, October 19 & 26. 4:00p.m. Test taking tips shared with students and parents to achieve a higher score. Reservations required. Ages 5-12.
National Teen Driver Safety Week Thursday, October 19, 4:30p.m. Parents and teens hear rules of the road explained by driver safety experts. Registrations required. Ages 14-17. Celebrate International Game Week Monday, October 30. 4:00p.m. Family and friends faceoff as they compete in fun game activities. Reservations required. November is Picture Book Month Thursday, November 2. Create your own picture book for display in the library. Car Buying Seminar Saturday, November 4. 12:30p.m. Everything you need to know before purchasing a new or used car. Registrations Required.
Metropolitan Library 1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30310 404.613.5722 Learning Spaces Thursdays, October 5 - November 16. 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Presented in collaboration with the United Way of Greater Atlanta, Learning Spaces is an early learning initiative designed for caregivers, childcare providers and children ages birth to 5. Focus includes language and literacy, cognitive development, and child wellbeing. Reservations required. Ages 1-5 Stories of fall days Wednesdays, October 4 & 11. 10:00 a.m. Read stories, Sing Songs and Learn about fall weather. Ages 2-5 Teens Engaging As Mothers Wednesdays, October 4 – November 1. 6:00 p.m. The T.E.A.M. project is a self-leadership program for teen moms. Learn to raise the next president, doctor, lawyer or artist! Incentives are offered for consistent participation and a certificate of completion will be given to those who attend each one. Food Talk: Better U Wednesdays, October 4 & 11. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This series of interactive sessions is aimed at helping you identify ways to make small lifestyle choices that lead to a Better U! Each session includes easy and fun exercises to help everybody move, a cooking demo, and tasting of healthy recipes. Each week will include a free educational gift. Friends of the Metropolitan Library Book Sale Saturday, October 7. All Day. The Metropolitan Library is turning two years old! Join in our celebration by stopping by our book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Metropolitan Library. Fire Safety Puppet Show Wednesday, October 18. 10:00 a.m. Atlanta Fire Department Outreach and Education Department presents a puppet show about fire safety and other topics. Ages 1-6 Metropolitan Computer Club Wednesday, October 18 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15. 10:00 a.m. This open forum club is designed for any of our patrons who have questions about their personal computers, software, apps, etc. to get answers and learn together in an informal setting. Come with questions, leave with answers! Introduction to Genealogy Research Thursday, October 19, 3:30 p.m. Learn all about the features of Ancestry.com, especially Census and military records. A short review of family trees and Ancestry DNA will also be included. Library After Dark: Halloween Horror Films Thursday, October 26. 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Get ready to scream! We’ve got scary movies playing all
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night. Bring your movie snacks and a date! Story Harvest Wednesday, November 1 – November 15. 10:00 a.m. Read stories, Sing Songs and Learn about fall weather. Ages 2-5 Library After Dark: Gaming Night Wednesday, November 1. 6:00 p.m. Help us celebrate International Games Week! Bring your best gaming skills to the library and enjoy analog and digital games including Wii, PS4, and Nintendo Classic Edition. Open Enrollment Assistance from BCBSGA Wednesday, November 8. 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29. 11:00 a.m. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia representatives will be available to work with seniors who need assistance during the open enrollment period.
Milton Library 855 Mayfield Road., Milton, GA 30009 404.613.4402 Traveling Vietnam War History Trunk October 1-13. Library Hours. The Milton Library is partnering with the Atlanta History Center and will be hosting the traveling history trunk on the Vietnam War — How did the events of the Gulf of Tonkin lead to more U.S. involvement in Vietnam? How did the Tet Offensive change the war for Vietnam and the United States? How are the lives of those we lost remembered today? With this trunk learn about key events in Vietnam, what soldiers wore and did to survive, with key objects including uniforms, American rations, and historical photographs and magazines. Book Clubs at Milton Branch October 1-31. October is National Reading Group Month. Join one of our reading groups this month! Badger and Fox Book Club for Children will meet on Sunday, October 1. 2:30 p.m. discussing Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan Email Liane.Wagner@fultoncountyga.gov for registration and more details. Ages 9-12. History Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 10. 6:00 p.m. discussing The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. Ages 18+. Midday at Milton will meet on Friday, October 13. 12:00 p.m. discussing the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Ages 18+. Protecting Yourself in the Online World Tuesday, October 3. 6:30 p.m. Identity theft and fraud is a real concern. Join Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors and Matt Powell & Associates for a meaningful conversation about what you should do to protect your money and your identity online. Ages 18+. Medicare: What you need to know. Wednesday, October 4. 6:00 p.m. Join Bonnie Dobbs from the Bonnie Dobbs Agency as she leads us in a discussion about Medicare and a session answering your questions as you transition into Medicare Insurance. RSVP is requested at Milton. firstname.lastname@example.org Ages 55+. Mock SAT Exam Saturday, October 14. 11:00 a.m. Take a Mock SAT exam for free! Applerouth Tutoring will proctor the exam and provide each student with a comprehensive report of their exam results, including strengths and weaknesses. Don’t miss this free opportunity to improve your SAT score! Limited to the first 40 students that register:. Ages 14+. https://www. applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=268503 Social Security Workshop Saturday, October 21. 1:00 p.m. When should I start taking my social security? Do I get more money if I take it at 63, 65, 67 or 70? Am I entitled to my ex spouse’s social security? What are the tax
consequences if I work and take social security? Join Debbie Dorman as she leads us you in answering these questions and more. RSVP to email@example.com Ages 55+. Medicare Changes in 2018 Wednesday, November 1. 6:00 p.m. Join Bonnie Dobbs as she explains the ever changing Medicare System with specifics on changes for 2018. Come with your questions as Bonnie shares her expertise to help you navigate the changes. Ages 55+. MOCK ACT Exam Saturday, November 4. 11:00 a.m. Take a Mock ACT exam for free! Applerouth Tutoring will proctor the exam and provide each student with a comprehensive report of their exam results, including strengths and weaknesses. Don’t miss this free opportunity to improve your ACT score! Limited to the first 40 students that register. Ages 14+. https://www. applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=268502 Wearable Technology with Generation InFocus Saturday, November 18. 1:00 p.m. Learn about renewable energy resources as we explore STEAM and how we can transform the things we wear. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Registration limited to 20 participants. Presented by Generation InFocus. Ages 8-13 Red Cross Blood Drive Challenge Wednesday, November 29. 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Join us in a friendly competition at the Milton Branch as we challenge the Post Road Library in Forsyth County to a blood drive to see which branch can collect the most pints of blood for donation to the Red Cross. Remember: 1 pint of blood can save 3 lives. Call 404.613.4402 to reserve your spot! Ages 17+.
required. Ages: Adults. Local Author Nicole Castroman Visits NE/Spruill Oaks Saturday, October 14. 2:00 p.m. Come join us during Teen Read Week at the NE/ Spruill Oaks Library to meet local author Nicole Castroman. She will discuss her novel Blackhearts, a historical fiction adventure set in 17th century England about the early life of the notorious pirate Blackbeard. Read the book and come join the discussion! In the Teen Center. Registration required. Ages: 12 and up. Jane Austen Book Club Saturday, October 21. 2:00 p.m. The Northeast/ Spruill Oaks Library invites Jane Austen fans young and old to participate in our Jane Austen Book Club. To celebrate Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary, we are reading all six of Jane Austen’s novels throughout the year. During the October meeting, we will be discussing Mansfield Park. The Jane Austen Book Club is open to teens and adults. In the Community Room. Registration required. Ages: 12 and up. Meet Local Author Gail Heller Wednesday, November 1. 4:30 p.m. Local author Gail Heller reads from her recently published picture book, The Nog Story, about the history of eggnog. In the Teen Center. Registration required. All ages welcome. Johns Creek Poetry Festival Saturday, November 4. 10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join published poets for a fun, informative morning of learning about the craft of poetry and remembering late co-chair of the Johns Creek Poetry Group, Ronald Boggs, while reading his poetry. Adults and students older than 10 years of age.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta GA 30327
Six-Week SAT Prep Class Mondays, October 2-November 13. 6:00 p.m. Bespoke Tutoring offers a six-part series of SAT prep classes covering both verbal and math components. In the Teen Center. There will be no class on October 9 due to the Columbus Day holiday. Registration required. Ages: 14-18. 770-360-8820. Baby and Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, October -November. 10:15 a.m. Come join us at the library for storytime this fall! Children will learn, explore, and play through interactive stories, songs and crafts. In the Community Room. Ages 4 and under. Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library Book Club Tuesday, October 3. 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 11. 11:00 a.m. October’s selection is The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. November’s Selection is The Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Facebook Basics by BH Technology Group Saturday, October 7. 10:30 a.m. Join us for this comfortable and fun 90-minute session where you’ll learn some new and safe ways to use your Facebook account. Making Healthy Transitions for Women Support Group Wednesdays, October 11 and November 8. 10:00 a.m. Join this support group for women led by certified life coach using a step-by-step, easy and concrete plan for exploring any lifestyle change. Registration required. Ages: Adults. Naturalization Information Session Saturday, October 14. 10:30 a.m. Learn about eligibility requirements for becoming a United States citizen. Speak with an Immigration Officer and get your citizenship questions answered. Registration
Toddler Time for ages 2-4 Wednesdays, October - November. 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time incorporates movement, nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and picture books for young children. Easy Reader Book Club Thursday, October 12. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Come to Northside after school for a fun game and lively discussion of an easy reader chapter book. We will provide the book, come with a copy of the chosen book. Snacks and light refreshments. Ages 5-8. 3D Printing Showcase for Adults Saturday, October 14. 12:00 p.m. Come see a 3D printer in action! Our presenter, Alexander Vaughn, will use his computer to program his machine to print a small object. Participants are encouraged to watch the machine as it prints and ask questions about the machine and 3D printing in general. eBook Tutorial Tuesday, October 17. 6:00 p.m. Bring your laptop or mobile device and learn how to download and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks free from the library. Wifi is available to use in the branch. All ages welcome. Robotics Showcase for Adults Saturday, October 28. 12:00 p.m. Come learn the basics of coding and robotics with Alexander Vaughn! Mr. Vaughn will demonstrate operating a simple robot and take questions from participants. Family Movie Night Monday, October 30. 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Come to Northside for a costume party and family movie night featuring Charles Schultz’s The Great Pumpkin. Treats and tricks will be had by all in the Children’s Room. Ages pre-school through elementary.
Loom Knitting for Teens Saturday, November 4. 12:00 p.m. Learn to knit a simple rolled brim hat. You will need to bring your own yarn but we can lend you everything else. Claire Kimball will lead you through the basics. Please arrive on time. Registration required space is limited. Learn the Basics of E-Resources for Your Child Thursday, November 9. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parents and preschool and elementary children are invited to attend an information and hands-on workshop on digital resources offered by Atlanta Fulton Public Library System. We will learn about Worldbook, Miss Humblebees, Gale databases and Tumblebooks for elementary students. Ages with parents, pre-school through elementary.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing 2489 Perry Boulevard NW, Atlanta GA 30318 404.613.4364 Introduction to Microsoft Word Mondays, October 2 & 16. 1:00 p.m. Learn to create resumes using Microsoft Word templates. You will also learn to save a copy to your flash drive and attach it to an email. Please bring a flash drive with you. Reservations required. Adults. Introduction to Internet Thursdays, October 12 & 26. 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to use web browsers and search engines. Unlock the power of the Web! Reservations required. Adults. Tween Adventurers Book Club Saturdays, October 14 & 28. 12:30 p.m. Adventure, mysteries, and more! Participants will read and discuss books that transport the reader to magical and exotic locales. Come to the first meeting to pick up the book for the month. Reservations required. Tweens/ Teens. Fire Safety Puppet Show Wednesday, October 25. 10:30 a.m. The Atlanta Fire Department will present a puppet show on how to be safe if they are in a fire. Registration is required for groups. Ages 3-5. Gross me out at the Library Thursday, October 26. 4:00 p.m. Come out for a day of gross (but fun) science projects at the library. Registration is required for groups. Ages 8-12. Beauty in Bloom Monday, November 13. 5:30 p.m. Learn how to take care of your skin and hair naturally. Let the real you shine through! Reservations required. Adults. Storytime Celebrating Native Voices - Native American Heritage Month Wednesday, November 15. 10:30 a.m. Pre- school children will learn about the Native American culture and participate in activities that relate back to the rich cultural history. Ages 3-5. Registration is required for groups. Visions for the Future Friday, November 17. 4:30 p.m. Decorate your own vision box and fill it with your goals for the future. Reservations required. Tweens/Teens. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party Saturday, November 18. 1:00 p.m. Do you love the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Celebrate ten years of Wimpy Kid with the wimpiest birthday party ever. Participants can test their knowledge with wimpy trivia and take part in a variety of wimpy activities. Ages 8-12. Registration is required. A Wee Bit Thankful - Storytime Wednesday, November 22. 10:30 a.m. Kids will have a chance to hear how various characters
celebrate Thanksgiving. The will complete crafts about sharing and spending time with family and friends. Registration is required for groups. Ages 3-5.
Ocee Library 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road. Johns Creek, GA 30005
English as a Second Language (ESL) Group Classes Thursdays: October – November. 4:00 p.m. -- 6:00 pm. Group classes in conversational English as a Second Language (ESL) for beginner to intermediate English speakers. First come, first served. No advanced registration is necessary. Free and open to the public. Ages 18 and up. No textbooks needed. Water Works Story Time Friday, October 6. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join us for a water-themed preschool story time presented by Fulton County Water Works. Adult Java Coding Wednesdays: October 11 & 25. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Wednesday: November 15. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Learn the basics of Java: basic programming, conditions, “loops,” and arrays. Java is easy to learn, and is an essential and popular programming language used to make mobile applications in Android. Laptops welcome. Adults ages 17 and above. Registration required. Limit first 30. ACT Mock Exam Saturday, October 14. 10:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Take a practice ACT test! Register at https://www. applerouth.com/schools.php/128876. Registration required. Ages 14-18. SCORE -- Start Your Own Business – A Special Business - Information Session Saturday, October 14. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. A professional SCORE mentor will show you what you need to start your own business. In 2016, SCORE mentors helped clients start 54,072 businesses. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. All ages from teens to adults. Legacy Audio Book Club Tuesday: October 17. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday: November 14. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. A legacy audio book club open to the community! This trailblazing book club doesn’t just read, we listen! Join us for thoughtful discussion about books that inspire us, inform us, and connect us to each other! Free and open to the public. Ages 18 and up. For information call 770360-8897. Teen Java Coding Wednesday, October 18. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Learn basics of Java, including basic programming, conditions, “loops”, and arrays. Java is an essential and popular programming language used to make mobile applications in Android. Java is often an easy language to learn. Laptops welcome. Grades 6 and above. No younger siblings please. Registration required. Limit first 30. Register at Patron Services desk or call 770-3608897. Database Crash Course with Mr. Johnson: Information Self-Defense Thursday, October 26. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A topical crash course featuring AFPLS databases with Ocee’s Adult Services Librarian, Mr. Ryland Johnson. “Information Self-Defense – How to Spot Fake News & Conduct Research Online.” Learn simple techniques to evaluate the quality of online information. Adults & students of all experience levels are welcome. First-come, first-served. Laptop users welcome. Adults only ages 17 and up. Adult Reference Area.
Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Presents a Fun Fall Festival Saturday, October 28. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us for a fun afternoon featuring a movie starting at 3pm, games, and apple fun. Courtesy of Ocee Friends. Movies on the Big Screen: The Boss Baby Tuesday, November 7. 10:30 a.m. A hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. (IMDB.com) Database Crash Course with Mr. Johnson: Research Using EBSCO Databases Thursday, November 16. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A topical crash course featuring AFPLS databases with Ocee’s Adult Services Librarian, Mr. Ryland Johnson. “Research Using EBSCO Databases.” Learn how to navigate EBSCO Databases for research. Great for high school students, college students, and professionals! Adults & students of all experience levels are welcome. First-come, first-served. Laptop users welcome. Adults only ages 17 and up. Adult Reference Area. Declawing Test-Anxiety: Put the Tiger to Bed with Proven Success Strategies Saturday, November 18. 10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Explore potential confounding factors such as processing speed deficits and learning differences, familial expectations, generalized anxiety disorders, metacognition, and self-regulation strategies. Help your students take the edge off of high-stakes testing. Teens ages 13+ and parents. No registration required.
Palmetto Library 9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY, Palmetto GA 30268 404.613.4075 Blue Shirt Day! World Day of Bullying Prevention Monday, October 2. 4:00p.m. Wear a blue shirt to show solidarity against bullying and cyberbullying. Learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action. All ages. Barnyard Storytime Tuesdays, October 3, 17 & 24. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, November 7 & 28. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy listening to fun stories, wacky songs, and lots of creative theme-related activities. Ages: 4-6. Farmhouse Tutoring Classes @ the Library with Ms. Kokumo / Educator Tuesdays, October 03-24 & November 02- 21. 4:30 p.m. Educational activities to assist your child with the help he or she needs the most. Learn about our online tutoring programs - A collection of kids’ reading and math skills. Ages 7-12. Adult Farmhouse Crochet & Knitting Classes Saturdays October 07- 28. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Adults will learn the old fashion way of crocheting & knitting their very own garment. Ages- Adults Teens Color Yourself Happy Contest! Wednesday, October 19. 5:30 p.m Wednesday, November 23. 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the peaceful benefits of this favorite childhood friendly completion time! AGES 13-17 Barnyard Book or Treat Tuesday, October 31. 4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m. Come in costume and get a treat. Enjoy spooky stories and crafts. Ages: 5 and up. Crafternoon: Origami Thursday, November 2. 3:30p.m. Celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paper folding during World Origami Days. Ages: 8-12. The Spoken Word Country Time Thursdays, November 9 &16 .4:00- 5:00p.m. Teaching Teens the basics of public speaking and helping
them to become comfortable doing it. Ages 13-17
Teens! Give Thanks Holiday Drop in Craft Thursdays November 02, 09 &16. 4: 00 p.m. - 5:30p.m. Teens will enjoy a day filled with everyday fun creating their very own holiday recipes book. Ages 13-17
Saturday Family Storycraft Saturday, October 21. 3:30 p.m. Join us for a harvest/Halloween themed story and craft that you can take home with you. . A sample craft project will be on display in the branch several weeks before the session. All ages are welcome, but we ask that parents and caregivers provide assistance with scissors and glue to little ones when needed. Ages 4-8.
International Games Day @ Palmetto Library Saturday, November 18. 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. Join us in a day of fun as we celebrate International Games Day in collaboration with the American Library Association. Try your hand at a board game, puzzle, cards, and other activities. All ages.
Peachtree Library 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 404.885.7830 Toddler Time Mondays, October - November. 10:30 a.m. Storytime with alternating themes, some linked to holidays, red letter days on the calendar, celebrations and observances, and the seasons. We will share picture books, sing songs, and participate in other activities related to our theme. Ages 2-3. Monday Midtown Yoga Mondays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join instructor Michael Johnson to a gentle and relaxing way to improve your physical health and mental outlook Preschool Storytime Tuesdays October – November. 10:30 a.m. No Preschool Storytime November 14. Themed storytime in which we will share storybooks and participate in other activities related to our weekly theme. Ages 4-5. Wednesday Yoga Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library. Thursday Thoughtful Yoga Thursdays: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join instructor Michael Johnson to a gentle and relaxing way to improve your physical health and mental outlook; partnering with Midtown Mediation, which immediately follows this program. Thursday Midtown Meditation Thursdays: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Meditation can help you relax, reduces tension-related pain, helps lower your blood pressure, and improves the immune system; partnering with Gentle Yoga, which immediately precedes this program. Friday Yoga Fridays at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm. Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library. Saturday Yoga Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library. Children’s Chess Club Tuesdays, October. 4:00 p.m. Come to the library this winter to practice the strategic game of chess. Chess Club takes place on six consecutive Tuesdays and is divided into two sessions: True beginners with no previous experience will meet from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Players who already know how to move the pieces will meet with a group from 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.. Sponsored by Championship Chess, The Friends of Peachtree Library, and John Wieland. Registration required. Ages 6-12. Kids Origami Club Saturday, October 14. 3:30 p.m. Join us as we practice origami, the Japanese art of paperfolding with special instructors and make something you can take home. Although recommended for children 8-12, younger interested children who have assistance from a parent or caregiver are welcome to attend. Ages
Monday Midtown Yoga Mondays: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join instructor Michael Johnson to a gentle and relaxing way to improve your physical health and mental outlook Wednesday Yoga Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library. Thursday Thoughtful Yoga Thursdays: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join instructor Michael Johnson to a gentle and relaxing way to improve your physical health and mental outlook; partnering with Midtown Mediation, which immediately follows this program. Thursday Midtown Meditation Thursdays: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Meditation can help you relax, reduces tension-related pain, helps lower your blood pressure, and improves the immune system; partnering with Gentle Yoga, which immediately precedes this program. Friday Yoga Fridays at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm. Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library. Saturday Yoga Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library.
Baba Yaga’s Halloween Hootenanny! Wednesday, October 25. 6:00 p.m. Wolves, witches, and firebirds, OH MY! Dress in costume, bring your friends, and witness this incredible shadow puppet show for yourself. Shadow Puppeteer Mr. Damon and the Ponce de Leon Library invite viewers and families for celebration of fall and Russian folklore! Afterwards, we’ll be making bat shadow puppets. NanoWrimo kick off Wednesday, November 1. 6:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. Bring your laptop, your journal, and your friends! This will be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow Atlanta-area writers, in addition to sharing support and ideas. Ponce Adult Book Club Wednesday, October 11. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. 6:30 p.m. Join us each month for lively book discussion. The October Selection is Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists by J. Courtney Sullivan. The November Selection is Wild Card Quilt by Janisse Ray. Call or stop by the branch to reserve your copy. Friends of the Ponce Library Book Sale Saturday, October 21. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Library book sales are a great way to support your library while getting some great deals on books and other media. Interested in further supporting the library? Join the Friends! Tail Waggin’ Tutors Sunday, October 22. 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 19. 3:00 p.m. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Sponsored by Therapy Dogs International. Call to reserve your 15 minute session. Ages 5-12.
Roswell Library 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA 30075 770.640.3075
Ponce De Leon Library 980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Tales for Tykes Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Join our children’s librarian, Austin, for Monday morning story time for toddlers. Ages 2-4.
Family Storytime Mondays. 10:30 a.m. Theme-based story time that incorporates books, singing, and rhymes! Ages 2-5.
Free ESL Classes Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conversational English. All levels. All ages welcome.
Playdate Mondays. 11:00 a.m. The meeting room is open for parents, caregivers, babies, and toddlers to play, and socialize. Feel free to bring your lunch. Ages 0-5
Weird October Wednesdays Wednesdays in October, 4:30 p.m Adopt a Marimo, make zombie dolls, just come and be weird with Austin and some of your friends at the library every Wednesday leading up to Halloween. 10 and up.
Lego Club Mondays. 4:30 p.m. Use your imagination, build, design, and share your creations with new friends. Ages 5-10.
Yoga at the Library Tuesday, October 3. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, November 7 & 14. 10:30 a.m. Nourish your mind, body, and spirit! The techniques of Yoga are taught in a light, joyful, and thorough manner – equally useful and suitable for different levels of Yoga students. Adults.
Meditation Thursdays. 12:00 p.m. Stress less and live more with lunchtime meditation hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center. Come free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or accumulated stress. Adult Yoga Sundays. 3:00 p.m. Join us for adult yoga workshops. All skill levels welcome. Please bring a mat or towel. Just Dance Wednesday Wednesday, October 11. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15. 4:30 p.m. It’s Just Dance Wednesday! Join us after school for a Just Dance tournament in the meeting room. Bring yourself and challenge your friends to a dance battle.
Spanish Story Time Tuesday, October 10. 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14. 11:00 a.m. Designed for all young ages, this story time hour is in Spanish and explores stories and rhymes. Ages 0-12. Food Talk: Better U Mondays, November. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Food Talk: Better U is a series of 4 interactive sessions aimed at helping you identify ways to make small lifestyle choices that lead to a Better U! Each session includes easy and fun exercises to help everybody move, a cooking demo, and tasting of healthy recipes. Class is limited to 25 participants. Adults.
How to Reduce Knee Pain Wednesday, November 8, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Josh Davis explains the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, discusses common injuries that can lead to pain and knee replacement, and how to treat your knee pain. We’ll learn ways to reduce stresses on the knee joint without reducing activity. Adults. Zumba Thursdays, November 9 & 16, 11:00 a.m. Zumba makes working out fun so show up. Adults. Financial Security Workshop Wednesday, November 15, 3:00 p.m. Join Ayisha Phillips as she offers insight on building a basic financial education. Learn new ways to build a better financial future for you and your family at any economic level. Adults. Yogic Meditation Saturday, November 25. 3:45 p.m. Join Heartfullness Meditation for this in-chair meditation session to learn to relax the mind. Adults.
Sandy Springs Library 395 Mount Vernon HWY., Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404.303.6130
Children’s Storytelling Contest Children who are interested must email a 5 minute video clip delivering their best performance ever of their favorite story! Participants must be able to use voice projection with lots of energy and animation. If we receive enough entries there will be a performance in front of a live audience. Ages 5 & Up. Please email all submissions to leah.germon@ fultoncountyga.gov. Defensive Driving Workshops Tuesday - Wednesday. October 3-4. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday – Wednesday. November 7-8. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Participants should plan to attend both sessions of each class. The AARP guidebook is $15.00 for members, $20.00 non-members but not required for participation for those who choose to audit only. Registration required. Swell Forever Music Thursday, October 5 & 19; November 2 & 16. 10:15 a.m. Parent & Me baby and toddler play date to sing, dance, and play instruments! Please come early as space is limited. Ages: 4 & under. Korean Brush Painting for Adults Tuesdays, October 3, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, October 17 & 31. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, November 14 & 28. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Join Teresa as she teaches participants simple Korean brush painting techniques. Painting supplies will be provided. Registration required. 404-303-6130. Korean Brush Painting for Kids Tuesday, October 3. 4:30 p.m. Join Ms. Teresa as she teaches participants simple Korean brush painting techniques. Painting supplies will be provided. Registration required. Ages: 9-12. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Peripheral Neuropathy Wednesday, October 11. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join David Jones as he discusses tools to treat peripheral neuropathy. Musical Afternoon with Cellist Blake and Ilana Hilley Sunday, October 15. 3:00 p.m. Please join us for a classical music presentation of cello and bass. All Ages. Basic Resume Writing Skills Wednesday, October 25. 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Participants will learn resume writing tips, techniques,
best resume format, do’s and don’ts of resume writing. Presented by Health and Well-Being publication, U Sandy Springs. Becoming a Foster Parent Saturday, October 28. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Make an impact in a child’s life by becoming a foster parent through Bethany Christian Services. Registration required. 877-224-3458. Atlanta Audubon Society Monday, November 6. 4:30 p.m. Fun, hands-on activities build on science concepts for students. Registration required. Ages: 5 & up. Email leah.germon@ fultoncountyga.gov
Southeast Atlanta Library 1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315 404.613.5771 A Hot Chocolate Day Thursday, October 12. 3:30 p.m. Have a cup of hot sweet chocolate with marshmallows on us! Ages: 5-Up. Graphic Design Class Saturday, October 14. 12:30 p.m. Learn the basic elements of graphic designs that include color, line, shape, scale, space, texture and value. Ages: 13-Up. Estate Planning Tuesday, October 17. 4:00 p.m. An Estate Planning presenter will discuss and answer questions like, “What are the different ways to pass my estate to others?” Information on wills, trusts, powers of attorney will also be discussed. Ages: Adults. Tuesday Evening Movie for Children Tuesday, October 24. 5:30 p.m. Marvel’s Hulk: Where the Monster Dwell. Doctor Strange and a team of monsters must help the Hulk overcome his dream self in order to defeat Nightmare on Halloween night. All ages. 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Thursday, October 26. 3:00p.m. Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The 10 warning signs and symptoms will be discussed. Ages: Adults. Halloween Crafts and Treats Tuesday, October 30. 3:30 p.m. Trick-or-treaters can get into the spirit with these spooky Halloween crafts, and enjoying candy treats while having a fun crafty time. Ages: 5-12. Health Information Resources for Veterans Thursday, November 9. 3:00 p.m. This class will cover reliable health information resources for veterans and their families. Ages: Adults. Six Eves Prevail through the Garden of Nutrition – Book Discussion Saturday, November 11. 1:00 p.m. Six African-American nutrition professionals will share their individual stories about becoming nutritionists and dietitians during the ‘60s and ‘70s. All ages. Macaroni and Cheese Class Thursday, November 16. 4:00 p.m. Learn how to make my mom’s old fashion delicious macaroni and cheese. Be prepared to sample this cheesy treat during class. Ages: 13-Up. Event Planning Saturday, November 18. 1:00 p.m. This class will provide key tips for creating layered, lush and lovely tabletops for every season and event. Ages: Adults.
South Fulton Library Gladys S. Dennard 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City, GA 30291 404.613.3092 Storytime @ South Fulton Wednesdays, October - November. 10:30 a.m. Join us for a weekly story time and craft activity. Ages 3-6. Registration required. Chess Club for Kids Saturdays, October 7 & 21. 12:00 p.m. Saturdays, November 4 & 18. 12:00 p.m. Learn the game of chess with Coach Jay! Parents are welcomed to attend. Ages 8-12. Registration required. Teen Read Week, “Unleash Your Story” Monday - Saturday, October 9-14. 10:00 a.m. Come and join in a library scavenger hunt. Pick up a form at the branch and turn in the form by the deadline and whoever gets all the correct answers will pick a prize. Three winners will be picked. Ages 13-18. College Recruitment Fair Tuesday, October 10. 6:00 p.m. Come and join the Greater Atlanta Regional Network representing over 30 colleges and universities and speak with the regional advisors. Adults STEAM Club Thursday, October 12. 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9. 4:00 p.m. Join us for STEAM Club where children will participate in an after school science, technology, engineering, art, and/ or math (STEAM) activity. Ages 6-12. Anger Management Workshop Thursday, October 19. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16. 6:30 p.m. Learn the strategies for anger episodes, Building social skills and adopting to triggers. Facilitated by Alvin Anderson, MDiv., MACC, NCC, LAPC, CAMS II Lego Club Tuesday, October 24. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November. 21. 4:00 p.m. What can you build? Use your imagination, build, design, and share your creations with new friends. Ages 3-12. Registration required. Jazz in the Afternoon Saturday, October 28. 3 p.m. Enjoy the melodic sounds of John Robertson and Rosemary Robertson. For all ages. Game Night Tuesday, October 31. 6:00 p.m. Wear your favorite costume and join us for game night. Attendees will enjoy board games, electronic games, and refreshments at the library. All ages welcomed. Youth Entrepreneurial Marketing 101 Saturday, November 18. 12:00 p.m. Have a great idea? Need funding, customers and possible investors? Learn how to market your business and to deal with the challenges you face with getting a business off the ground. Ages: 12-18.
Southwest Library 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta GA 30331 404.699.6363 Preschool Storytime Tuesdays, October-November. 10.15 a.m. Preschool Storytime is a fun early literacy program for kids ages 4-up and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome! Join us for an hour of interactive stories, songs, rhymes, games, and accompanying activities perfect for preschoolers. Ages 4-up.Reservation required for groups 10 or more.
Toddler Storytime Wednesdays, October- November. 10:15 a.m. Do you have children ages 3 and under? We have a Storytime just for you! Each Wednesday, toddlers and their caregivers enjoy an hour play-based program featuring developmentally appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and activities that will keep toddlers moving while introducing them to the Storytime experience. Ages 0-3. Reservation required for groups 10 or more. Jack O’ Lanterns and Pumpkins Halloween Storytime Tuesday, October 31. 10:00 a.m. Have a SPOOKtacular good time! We will have fun activities and crafts celebrating one of our favorite days of the year. Prodigies of Music – Concert and Master Class – Jazz Concert Saturday, October 21. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us for a jazz concert and master class featuring Prodigies of music. Hosted by Rosemary Robertson and presented by COMAS Music Group. Adults. “Southwest Open Mic Night For Writers” Tuesday, October 3. 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7. 6:00 p.m. Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join for the Open Mic Reading. Open Mic is a welcoming and vibrant environment for poets, musicians and performers to share their work for the first time, or to try out new material. All levels are welcome, even if you just want to soak up vibes. Adults. Grown-ups Love to Color 2 Thursday, November 9 & 16. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Coloring-it’s not just for kids anymore. Join us for relaxing hours of coloring, and see why these intricate and beautiful new coloring book designs are all the rage. Materials will be provided. Relieve stress and tension. Just relax and color. Adults. Gobble, Gobble, Gooble! Turkey Day Craft Tuesday, November 22. 10:15 a.m. The Holidays are here! It’s a time to get together with the whole family! Let’s get a move on it, time to go. A Gobbeldy Gobble Gathering of Fabulous Thanksgiving Tales & Songs that are Just Right for this Storytime. Join us for holiday arts and crafts.
Washington Park Library 1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314 404.752.8760
Boo-tastic Halloween Storytime Wednesday, October 4. 10:00 a.m. Stories, songs and movement. Ages 3-6. Reservations required. Catch A Spider Craft Wednesday, October 4. 4:00 p.m. Create a paper plate spider web. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. What Can You Find @ the Library? Wednesday, October 11. 4:00 p.m. Teens and tweens search for clues in the library to form a word. Teens Reservations required. Unleash the Creativity Within Thursday, October 12. 4:30 p.m. Create a unique item to wear or display on your bedroom wall. Teens Reservations required. Health Screenings Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop Tuesday, October 17. 5:30 p.m. Adult. Reservations required. Whiskers and Wings Storytime Wednesday, October 18. 10:00 a.m. Stories, songs and movement. Ages 3-6. Reservations
winter. Adults. Registration required.
Monster Bash Wednesday, October 25. 4:00 p.m. Wear a costume, play games, create a monster craft and receive treats. Ages 3-12. Reservation required.
Ready, Set, Code! Saturdays, October 7-November 18. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explore the world of computer programming/coding. Ages 9 and up. Limited to 20 participants. Must bring a laptop. Registration required.
Beaded Pumpkin Craft Wednesday, November 1. 4:00 p.m. Create a beaded pumpkin craft using beads and pipe cleaners. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. Hug-a-Book Bookmarks Wednesday, November 8. 4:00 p.m. Make your own hug-a-book bookmark using felt and other materials. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. Color Your Stress Away Tuesday, November 14. 5:30 p.m. Come and color your stress away. Adult. Reservations required. Family Crafts Wednesday, November 15. 4:00 p.m. Families will create something special together. All Ages. Reservations required.
West End Library 525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta GA 30310 404.752.8740 Chess Club Mondays, October – November. 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. Weekly Beginner’s Chess club for youth ages 12-18. Boards and refreshments provided. Arts After-school Program Tuesdays & Thursdays. 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon filled with expression and creativity. This art-based after school program serves as a great opportunity to learn more about the elements of art and principles of design. Ages: School aged youth Pre-School Storytime and Art Session Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, poetry, learning and art! Reservations required. Ages: 3-7. West End Readers Book Club Monday, October 23. 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Monday, November 27. 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Join in for a discussion of the current book of the month. Refreshments served. Stop by the library for title. Adults. Dia de los Muertos Coloring Contest Visit the branch to get your coloring sheet and return by October 27th. Prizes will be awarded. All ages. Harvest Sugar Scrub DIY Tuesday, November 15. 4:30 p.m. Sugar scrubs are a simple beauty recipe with countless variations, and they can be incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating to the skin. Join us in making and take! Reservations required. Ages: 10 and up
Chess Club for Kids Saturdays, October 7-November 18. 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Ages 8 and up. Reservation required. Build an Online Health Coaching Business Saturdays, October 14 & 28. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18th. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Interested in helping people achieve mind and body wellness? Join Nurturing Seeds ALA, LLC for guidance on how to build a health coaching business online. Adults. E-Resources Training Thursday, October 26. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Stop by Wolf Creek for a lab session tutorial using our electronic databases on your portable reading devices. Patrons will learn how to access the library’s eCampus and eResources where classes, magazines and more are available. All ages welcome. Wolf Creek Library Afternoon Book Club Thursday, October 26. 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16. 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Come prepared to discuss the monthly selection and have a lively discussion. New members are welcome! Adults. A Creepy Cool Family Night @ Wolf Creek Library Monday, October 30th. 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wear your costume early and join us for a spooky event of stories, games, crafts, and a STEM-related activity. All ages. Family Storytime Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy songs, stories and crafts. Ages 5 and under. Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Wednesday, October 25. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. We want your ideas! Build your leadership experience and let your voice be heard as we design programs especially for teens. Learn about volunteer opportunities and all that the library has to offer. Ages 12-18. Weatherfest Fun Friday, November 17. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Calling all young scientists and future meteorologists! Participate in a day of STEM-related activities for the whole family. All ages.
Wolf Creek Library 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta GA 30331 404.613.4255 Lego Club @ Wolf Creek Library Wednesday, October 4. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to build, build, build! Lego fans are invited to the library to create and have fun. This is a self-guided activity and we supply the Legos. Ages 4-12. Fall Gardening Tips Saturday, October 7. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Want to start a fall garden? Join City Fresh Gardens for instruction on growing greens and preparing your yard for
Digital Resource Winner!
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Keba Green may not be a lottery winner, however, she certainly was the lucky recipient of a brand new mini iPad. The iPad was donated by the InfoGroup, for attending an Entrepreneurs’ workshop featuring RefUSA. RefUSA is a database of the library that helps patrons to target market, create mailing lists, find jobs, etc. These workshops are given frequently throughout the AFPLS. Be on the lookout for future programs November 13th- November 15th this year.
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