Atlanta Junior Bridge Mondays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. 3:30 p.m. Exercise ALL your muscles! Learn to play the fascinating card game of bridge! Limitedto 16 participants.Free and open to children ages 8-18. To reserve your space or for more information, call Karen Christian 770-998-9723 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays, December 3 &
17. 6:00 p.m.
children ages 5 to13 are welcome
to attend. Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have
the opportunity to participate in a tournament. Registration is not required.
Ages 5 to 13.
We'll have a bigger selection than our 'Book Nook', but less than a regular
books sale... Come along to Friends of Ocee Library 'Mini' Book Sale Saturday 13 December from 1-5 pm.
Add to your winter reading stash (you never know what our weather will bring!), find books for gift giving, and pick up materials to keep
the kids entertained over holiday break. Prices are 50 cents, $1, and $2. Cash
and checks only. Remember, money raised goes to programming and materials for Ocee library.
The Alpharetta Community Chorus will treat patrons to a holiday mini-concert at 3:30.
“When I first heard that Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall, I immediately wondered: Did he fall — or was he pushed?”
P D James is the author of the popular Adam Dalgliesh murder mystery series as well as the dystopian “The Children of Men”, and most recently, "Death Comes to Pemberly". Several of her novels have been adapted to the big and small screen.
James passed yesterday at 94. Her autobiography, writing tips, and novels in book, audio, and video can be found in the AFPLS catalogue.
'This year’s theme
is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility” and “presents
all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and
honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child
receives a quality education.” '
AlpharettaCommunity Chorus presents a program of songs featured in our favorite Christmas
specials: A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, and Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer and more.
Come along and
join in Saturday 13 December at 3:30 !
Opened 7 November 2014, the Johns Creek Memorial Walk is a world-class memorial dedicated to veterans, their families and supporters. It is located on four acres in a quite wooded section of Newtown Park and is a handicap-accessible, landscaped trail with black granite memorials commermorating every major conflict dating from World War I. Each memorial includes the conflict's name, years and campaign service medal. The entrance plaza is a brick sitting wall with flags for each branch of service and is the beginning of a lasting landmark for future generations.
888,245 handcrafted poppies will fill the 16 acre dry moat of the Tower of London. The Tower was used as a recruitment center during World War 1. Each represents a British and Commonwealth life lost during WW1. The first poppy was 'planted' in July to mark the centenary of the war. The last will be installed tomorrow, Remembrance (Veterans) Day. The installment is titled The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red - inspired by a poem penned by an anonymous British soldier.
"The construction of the Berlin Wall put an abrupt and violent end to daily life, leaving traces that are visible even today on Bernauer Strasse. The sealing off of the sector border starting on 13 August 1961 made dramatic changes especially in the everyday lives of the people living on Bernauer Strasse. From one day to the next, they could no longer travel freely through their own neighborhood, and neighbors, friends, and relatives were separated from one another. The house across the street was suddenly part of another political system. Through no fault of their own and against their will, the people of Bernauer Strasse became eyewitnesses to and actors in an episode of post-war German history. In desperation, people jumped out of the windows of apartments bordering West Berlin and paid with their lives. Some of the Bernauer Strasse escape attempts succeeded, however. Cameras and film crews brought these scenes to a watching world." from Berlin Wall Memorial
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Learn more about the Wall and the Cold War with materials in the AFPLS collection. There are selections for the history book to young readers.
November 15 and Sunday, November 16. 2:00 p.m.
you missed this over the summer, now is your chance to learn the skills and
techniques to write your best lyrics and melodies. Nashville based musician
Jameson Elder will lead this two day workshop. Ages 13 to 18. To learn more
about Jameson and experience his music, visit www.jamesonelder.com