Saturday, February 6, 2021

"Gee's Bend" (free theater!)

Act 1 Theater presents
"Gee’s Bend" - Feb 19 & 20, 26 & 27 2021 - Fri/Sat at 8 pm

In celebration of Black History Month with the City of Alpharetta

Gee’s Bend is the story of the Pettway women, quilters from the isolated community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Beginning in 1939, the play follows Alice, her daughters Sadie and Nella, and Sadie’s husband, Macon, through segregation, family strife, and the Civil Rights movement. Throughout their lives, the women’s extraordinary quilts provide a respite from the turmoil around them. In the last act of the play, it is the year 2000; the quilts have been discovered as folk art and have become very valuable. Sadie is pleased with the recognition, but despite the lure of the big city, she returns to Gee’s Bend and continues to quilt. Wilder’s play explores the resilience of the human spirit, especially as it is expressed in art. For middle school and older.

Click this link to go to Act 1 secure ticketing site and get your free streaming ticket (compliments of the City of Alpharetta) to "Gee’s Bend". 

Visit the library (on-line) to learn more about Black history or quilting. 


Thursday, January 21, 2022

Handwritten

“To me, typing is like work, Neil Gaiman explained. “Writing with a pen is like playing. And you can write on planes when they’re taking off and landing.”

An article from Fast Company examines the benefits of writing by hand.  


Wednesday, January 20, 2022

Merging Resources

Starting February 1, all of our magazines from RB Digital will merge into Overdrive and the Libby app! Our most popular eBook and eAudiobook platform focuses on providing access to adult fiction and non-fiction, with a special emphasis on bestsellers. Check out up to 15 titles at a time and carry an additional 15 on hold. While wait times may appear to be long, eBooks and downloadable audio circulate faster than other materials.



"The Hill We Climb"

“The Hill We Climb”
Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. We’ve braved the belly of the beast, we’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace and the norms and notions of what just is, isn’t always justice. And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it, somehow we do it, somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished...

Learn more about the young poet and read the entire text here.

Monday, January 18, 2022

Brothers (and Sisters)

 

Sunday, December 6, 2021

Curbside Printing

 The Fulton Library system is now offering wireless printing curbside. Simply follow these basic steps to get your FREE (10 page) print job** started today:


• Visit the Wireless Printing page.
• Type in your library card number, then click "Log in."
• Locate and upload the document you want to print.
• Call the branch ahead of time to print your document and ask when you can pick up your prints. **Staff will need your name and library card number or account ID, please have this information ready when you call.
• When arriving at the library, call the number listed at curbside to let staff know you have arrived.

**If you have more than 10 pages to print, inform staff how you are paying for your prints. You can pay for prints using your credit/debit card system online or pay using exact change once you arrive at the pick-up location.

Early Voting at Ocee

Early Voting Starts December 14
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Monday, December 14 - Friday, 18
Monday, December 21 - Wednesday, 23
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, December 28 - December 30
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday Voting:
December 19 and 26
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday Voting:
December 20 and 27
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All 7 library branches in North Fulton are early voting sites.