I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to
me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To
this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I
am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many
caring people in this world." — Fred Rogers
"UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the
human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none –
such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and
misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common
humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness." Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, / Or bends with the remover to remove: / O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, / That looks on tempests, and is never shake 'Sonnet 116', William Shakespeare
She had blue skin,/ and so did he./ He kept it hid/ and so did she./ They looked for blue/ their whole life through./ Then passed right by--/ and never knew 'Masks', Shel Silverstein
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye / Who cheer when soldier lads march by, / Sneak home and pray you'll never know / The hell where youth and laughter go 'Suicide in the Trenches', Siegfried Sassoon
(Newser) – If you've been ignoring Amazon's prodding to update your Kindle, you may want to start paying attention. As Quartz reports, any Kindle purchased before 2012 must be updated by Tuesday, March 22, in order to continue being able to connect to the Internet. If you miss the deadline, you'll lose access to books you've purchased and stored in Amazon's cloud, the ability to download new books, and more. You can still update after Tuesday, but the process is "more cumbersome," Quartz notes. Complete instructions and a list of impacted devices here.
In the spirit of
March Madness, come in and vote for your favorite book!
by Kaiser Permanente
What's in that Lunch, Anyway?
Tuesday March 22.
10:30 am. Preschoolers.
North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Outreach Bus
Appointments only. March 23. 10 am
- 4 pm.
Provides emergency assistance via the NFCC mobile
unit, particularly for families with
transportation challenges.For more information or to apply online visit the
website at www.nfcchelp.org or call 770-640-0399 (ext. 463)
Thursday March 24. 6:30-7:45 pm
Sponsored by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this workshop
presented by Edly Vliet shares information needed about the U.S. naturalization
process. Adults only.No reservations
required.Free and open to the public.
Today is National Quilt Day! Who hasn't enjoyed wrapping up in a quilt? All the better if it's been lovingly passed down through your family.
Search the AFPLS catalogue "quilts" and you'll find history, children's books, and quilt inspired fiction. For creative types, there's a great selection of how-to and pattern books from traditional to modern to art quilts for beginner to experienced stitchers. Start small by piecing a pillow or a book bag. It's OK just to look at these beautiful works of heart, too.
March 16 meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners confirmed the
appointment of Dr. Gabriel Morley as Director of the Atlanta-Fulton County
Library System, effective April 20.
"This is an exciting time for the library system in Fulton County," said
County Commission Chairman John Eaves. "Seven new libraries have opened and an
eighth will be completed this year. Nearly two dozen other libraries will be
renovated. I have long said libraries are one of the most popular and valuable
resources we provide. With Dr. Morley at the helm, we will open a new chapter
on the future for every one of our residents, young and old."
book donations.Ocee Friends
couldn't raise funds without your donations of gently used books. Thank you! However, if you have books that
are soiled, missing pages/covers, or are outdated (ie: technical manuals,
travel guides) we ask that you please take them to Webb Bridge Middle School
Recycling Club’s bins. The school is just over a mile from Ocee library.
Mold is a health hazard. You don’t want it in your house and no one else does either! Carefully seal moldy or mildewed books in a plastic bag and put
them in your trash.
Bustle visits 15 literary heroines we wanted to be. They're brave, smart, curious, and independent. Which ones caught your imagination when you were young? Several of us Friends are fans of #11. WWNDD?
Check the AFPLS catalogue to revisit them - or share them with the young women in your life.
The position of AFPLS Library director has been vacant for several years. 'The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has accepted the
recommendation of the Library Board of Trustees in naming a finalist for the
Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.
Dr. Gabriel Morley was named as the sole finalist for this position. He
currently serves as the Director of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library in Lake
Charles, Louisiana, and has also held library leadership positions in Tennessee
and Mississippi. Dr. Morley holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education, a Master of
Library Science, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern
Atlanta native and adopted son of South Carolina, Pat Conroy, died yesterday at age 70. Conroy authored Prince of Tides, The Great
Santini, The Beach, and other
best-sellers. The author revealed his pancreatic cancer diagnosis just last month.
'The water is wide and he has now passed over,' said his
Adverbs are those modifiers that typically end in -ly. It turns out that horror writer Stephen King isn't a fan. Find out why King believes the road to hell is paved with adverbs in an excerpt from his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. If you'd like to read more of On Writing, AFPLS has a copy.