Starting 1 June 2021, Fulco libraries will begin Phase 2 of COVID-19 re-opening. Curbside pick-up will be discontinued. Library hours: Mon & Tues from 10am til 8pm and Wed-Sat 10am til 6pm. Patrons are asked to wear masks (regardless of vaccine status). For additional information visit www.fulcolibrary.org/reopening
Ready to blow a fuse? Unplug with a yoga class at Ocee Library. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Phone 770.360.8897 for information. (BTW: Northeast Spruill Oaks offers yoga Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Phone 770.360.8820 for details.) Sunday Dahn
October 13, 27.
November 10, 24.December 8, 22. 3:00
Dahn Yoga is a combination of stretching, breathing, and
Find out why Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, among other books were “not to be purchased, not to be accepted as gifts, not to be processed and not to be circulated” and deemed "unwholesome for children" in this short interactive quiz about banned books.
1963 novel, firemen don't put out fires, they start them. Set in a futuristic
society, they burn books and the dangerous ideas contained within their pages.
Fireman, Guy Montag, starts to question the system and seeks to escape the
control of the city.
paper, e, and audio, and foreign language versions as well as the 1966 film
on DVD in its collection.
"Hi, there! Jim Carrey here... As a father and grandfather, I know there’s nothing more important in our lives than the well-being and future of our children and grandchildren. There’s nothing more important than making them feel loved and worthy of our involvement.
So many children today are suffering from their parents’ busy lives, how much time and energy it takes just to provide for the family and keep the household working. Often, the kids are relegated to electronic games, TV, and surfing the Internet – all poor substitutes for parental engagement. We need to have things we can enjoy together.
I wrote How Roland Rolls specifically as a way for parents and grandparents to enjoy some quality hang-time. I hope the message of the story will help them feel connected, worthwhile, and a part of something vast and grand. Personally, I believe that time spent telling them a bedtime story is as close to heaven as we will get in this world.
To be a part of that heaven is my ultimate goal. And to make some kids happy … ‘cuz that’s how I roll."
19 October @ 2 p.m.–How Roland Rolls To attend the book signing, customers will be given a wristband at the Barnes & Noble Buckhead store with the purchase of How Roland Rolls.
The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information.Their Office for Intellectual Freedom promotes awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrates freedom of speech during Banned Books Week. This year, Banned Books Week is 22-28 September.
Visit this interactive infographic to learn the difference between banned & challenged books, the reasons books are challenged, see how many banned books from the last decade you've read, and more.
General Sale: Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th 10am to 9pm and Sunday 29th noon to 7 pm
Proceeds go to scholarships and community projects. More than 30 categories including mysteries, popular fiction, art, photography, military, philosophy, religion, biography, business, science fiction, history, travel…along with cassettes, CDs. and DVDs. Prices as low as 50 cents! Cash & checks only.
Workshop for Kids . . . Parents Welcome!
Wednesday 25September - 3:30
Academic competence is associated with the knowledge &
application of effective study skills. This interactive workshop will
engage students (and parents) and provide helpful take-home techniques for
young learners in grades 3 - 5. For information
All events are free. No tickets or
reservations necessary. Visit the GCB website for further information.
with Ellen Hampton, September 11th: My
Brother My Sister isa
memoir about her brother, who revealed he would soon begin to live openly as a
Jo Jo Moyes, September 12th: winner of the Romantic Novelists’
Association’s Romantic Novel Of The Year 2011 CeeLo Green, September 14th: CeeLo will join us at the Stonecrest
Library to sign his new book Everybody’s Brother.
Linda Spalding, September 18th: Her new book, The Purchase, is the story of
a Quaker family in the early 1800s. John Searles
and Chris Bohjalian, September 19th: Editor at
Fforde, September 20th: Author of the “Thursday Next” novels
reads from his new YA novel,
The Song Of the
Quarkbeast, A Last Dragonslayer Novel.
Poetry Atlanta Presents...,
September 23rd: features three local poets: Michael
Diebert, Kodac Harrison, and Ed Plavic Kevin Phillips, September 25th: Pulitzer Prize winning
author returns for the
paperback release of 1775: A Good Year For
Revolution. Lynn Cullen,
launchs her historical
Georgia Center for the
Book at DeKalb County Public Library 215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia
30030 (404) 370-8450 x 2225
Cassandra King, the bestselling author of Same Sweet Girls and The Queen of Broken Hearts, returns Monday 9 September - 7:15 pm - Decatur Library Auditorium, to discuss her new novel, Moonrise.
Closer to Ocee, Ms. King will speak about Moonrise and her life as a popular Southern author on Thursday 26 September - 6:30 pm at Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch of AFPL. Her books will be available for sale. Refreshments. Registration required: phone 770-360-8820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In today's world, literacy isn't just about reading. New to the computer? Need a refresher? Ocee Library is offering several introductory classes. Introduction to MS Word 2010 Tuesdays 17 September, 8 October, 5 November at 1:00 pm
Introduction to Database
Wednesdays 18 September, 16 October, 13 November, and
11 December at 6 :00 pm
A hands-on computer workshop to learn about databases
the library has to offer and how to use
them! Adults and Young
Introduction to MS Excel
Tuesdays 24 September, 22 October, 19 November at 1:00 pm
Adults, reservation required.
For more information or to make reservations, phone 770.360.8897
Manila - Barefoot, dirty, and in tatters street kid, "MJ" often visits this book store to beg for money or food. Sometimes he comes just to read. When the store isn't full with customers, the manager allows him in.
Financial hardship forced MJ to drop out of school some time ago and has been living with his grandfather, a street vendor, for 3 years. His sister has been adopted by family and a brother lives in a boys' home. The youngest sibling died. MJ's mother has one child with her. MJ has recently moved back with his mom and can return to school. At 13, he will enroll in 2nd grade. He says, "While I am nothing. I want to be an inspiration to young beggar like me, determined to graduate, study."
“Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal
empowerment and a means for social and human development. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and
essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population
growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace
and democracy. A good quality basic
education equips pupils with literacy skills for life and further learning;
literate parents are more likely to send their children to school; literate
people are better able to access continuing educational opportunities; and
literate societies are better geared to meet pressing development.” www.unesco.org
"Guests at Sunday's reception will always be able to say they went to a wedding once at the Worcester Public Library. The couple incorporated library-themed touches where they could. The guest book was an old dictionary; guests were asked to find a word they felt described the newlyweds and write their names next to it. Place settings resembled book pages, and the centerpiece vases were wrapped in them." -Telegram
Chess Club: Wednesday 4 & 18 September and 2 & 16 October - 6:00 pm. Ages 5 to 13. Atlanta Junior Bridge Class: Monday 3:30 pm. Excludes: September 2 & 23, October 7 & 28. Ages 8-18. Ocee Astronomy Club: Thursday September 5 & 19. and 3 & 17 October - 4:30 pm. Ages 7 to 13. Registration required. Please send an email with your name and age to:email@example.com. Terrific Tuesday Crafts: Tuesday 10 September & 8 October - 4:00 pm. Ages 5 to 12. Parent or caregiver must be present for ages 7 and under. Limit of 30. Popsicle Door Hanger Craft: Wednesday 11 September - 5:30 pm. Ages 5 and to adult. We have glitter, too! Geek Chic: Thursday 12 September - 6:00 pm. Ages 12 to 18. Learn to personalize your clothes using a variety of fabrics, accessories, and embellishments. Bring a cardigan, t-shirt, or anything else you would like to alter.
Stop by for music,
stories, and lots of interactive fun! Ages
Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24,
31 at 10:30 a.m.
Stop by for stories,
music, and simple crafts! Ages 3-5
Music for Babies with
Tuesdays: September 10 & October 15 at 10:30
Babies ages 0 to
2 and their parents are invited to attend these entertaining and educational
programs. Learn how music teaches your baby early literacy skills, improves
motor function and deepens the bond between baby and parent.
A library card is the most important school supply. Libraries are an essential service for the nation’s children. They bridge the digital divide by providing a full range of information and services to children and adult learners. Libraries offer free access to important educational resources like online homework resources, access to online databases and e-books. A library card is the “smartest" card you can own! September is Library Card Sign Up Month. It's quick, it's easy, and best of all - it's free! Here's what you need to know to get your Atlanta Fulton Public Library card.