“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving
Erin Entrada Kelly's "Hello, Universe," has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for best illustration went to Matthew Cordell and his near-wordless story "Wolf in the Snow". Visit US News for the full list of winners!
Vimla Dave, RD/LDN, will teach
you how to fuel your growing body, with basic food groups and their role for
growth and development. Learn how to eat right to play hard and breakfast's
importance role, the key to learning. Kids and teens live cooking
demonstration. Ages 8 and above with caregiver. Registration required. Register by calling
770.360.8897 or register at the Patron Services desk.
Movies On The Big
Screen: Remember the Titans
Friday: February 16. 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The true story of a newly
appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season
as a racially integrated unit. Teens and Adults.
Story Time with Chris Harris
Tuesday: February 20. 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Local storyteller, Ms. Chris
Harris, will entertain with a story, puppets and fun atmosphere. Ages 2 and
above with caregiver.
Movies On The Big
Screen: PJ Superheroes
Saturday: February 24. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on their nighttime
missions, into the night to save the day. Gekko's desire not to take the blame
for stealing Cameron's mini-car allows Luna Girl to almost destroy HQ! Owlette
tries to get back at Night Ninja by destroying his masterpiece statue, but she
learns two wrongs don't make a right.
Turkish garbage collectors in the country’s capital city of Ankara have opened a public library that is full of books that were originally destined to be put into landfill. The workers began collecting discarded books and opened the new library in the Çankaya district of Ankara. News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away... The library now has over 6,000 fiction and non-fiction books and includes a children’s section, an area dedicated to scientific research books, and a number of English and French language books for those who are bilingual. The library building itself used to be a brick factory and is located at the sanitation department HQ. The building featured long corridors and an aged brick facade and transformed perfectly into a library... “Before, I wished that I had a library in my house. Now we have a library here,” Serhat Baytemur, a 32-year-old garbage collector, told state media.
Wednesdays: February 7, 14, 21,
28. 10:15 am.– 11:15 am.
Physical exercises to
open and clear energy, Qi Gong, and meditation. Bring a yoga mat or towel and
wear loose comfortable clothes. Open to adult patrons only.
CAST Free Math Tutoring
February 4, 11, 25. 2 -4 pm.
will provide math instruction. Bring an assignment or a math topic that you are
struggling with. First come first served basis. No registration required. Ages
8 and above.
Mondays: February 5, 12, 26. 11 am – 12 pm.
Introduces basic yoga and meditation techniques for
beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. Adults only.
time for Preschool
Tuesdays: February 6, 27. 10:30 am. – 11 am.
Join us for a special themed story time. Stories, songs, fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and
their parents. Ages 2 and above with caregiver.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Group Classes
Thursdays: February 8, 15, 22. 2 pm. – 4pm.
Group classes in
conversational English as a Second Languages 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
Story time for Babies
Fridays: February 9, 16, 23. 10 am – 10:30 am.
Join us for a special themed story time for babies. Ages 0 to 2 with caregiver.
Movies On The Big
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Long Haul
Friday: February 9. 4 pm. – 5:45 pm.
Greg schemes to use his family trip to Meemaw's 90th birthday party as an opportunity to sneak into a video game convention.
Ages 5 and above with caregiver.
Bees and Quotes Kids Art
Saturday: February 10. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bees and Quotes Art Studio
teaches kids art techniques. Ages 5 and above with caregiver. Registration required. Register by calling 770.360.8897 or register at the
Patron Services desk.
"So much has changed since Ellison’s groundbreaking tome won the National Book Award in 1953, but arguably even more has not. Most notably, many men of color often are not seen by our society as themselves so much as what is projected upon them, which is a profoundly lonely way to move through life. As a powerful mirror to the most alienating aspects of American life, this book burns bright 65 years after its original publication."