Friday, November 29, 2019

Overlooked History

        

   
4 non-fiction books highlighting the overlooked history of indigenous peoples of America.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Piglet

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Thankful

"A library is many things. It's a place to go if you want to sit and think. It is a place where books live, and where you can get in touch with other people, and other thoughts, through books. Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together—just the two of you. A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people—people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book." ~E.B. White, letter to child patrons of the Troy Public Library (Michigan), 1971 April 14th, reply to request from children's librarian Marguerite Hart

Georgia Gives / #Giving Tuesday


Join the movement & give back to your library 3 December 2019

You can support your local library this holiday season by making a donation during this nationwide day of giving. Simply visit GA Gives Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation or Friends of Ocee Library page to make a donation! This online donation platforms allows you to give at any time - 24/7/365. 

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, December 1. Abstract image of planet with vibrant colors.
World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
  • Metro Atlanta is second in the nation for overall new cases of HIV.
  • Metro Atlanta leads the nation in the rate of African American men diagnosed with HIV.
  • 1 in 7 African Americans with HIV don’t know they have it.
OUT and the Guardian discuss literary works that explore HIV/AIDS.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

All library branches will close at 6pm Wednesday 27 November. 

You may download books, movies, music, and 
manage your library account online anytime

Murder in a Minute

Not much time to read? Too many distractions to delve into a 'door stop' book? CrimeReads has 25 crime novels that are 200 pages or less.

"There are some trends that emerged from assembling this list. First, forget resolution—there’s no time for that in 200 pages or less. Instead, the authors below create as much doubt as possible, letting the reader’s imagination fill in the blank spaces necessitated by the form. Second, the twists in short crime novels are based more in human nature than in plot points... And, because these are crime books, the surprising part is just how bad human behavior can be. The biggest surprise for the reader, however, might be just how delightful all that bad behavior can be."

     

Top Picks for Kids and Teens

Here's Shelf Awareness' top picks for 2019! Look for them at the library or your local book shops-

Picture Books

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi, illus. by John Rocco
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, 
illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal
Small in the City by Sydney Smith
Moth by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Daniel Egnéus
The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, trans. by Helen Mixter, illus. by Jiu Er
The Fisherman & the Whale by Jessica Lanan

Middle Grade BooksStargazing by Jen Wang
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace 
by Ashley Bryan
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly

Young Adult BooksThirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
Lovely War by Julie Berry
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce by Angie Manfredi, editor
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Board
Lavena Café, 11585 Jones Bridge Rd Ste 230, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Saturday, December 7. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
TEENS: Join Ocee Library’s Teen Advisory Board and give your input on what the Ocee Library can do for kids and teens. Create program ideas, story times, movie nights, game nights, book clubs, decorate displays and do other special projects in the library. Contact: aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov.

The following programs are from Northeast Spruill Oaks branch, but may be of interest-

Johns Creek Poetry Group

Saturday, December 7. 10:15 a.m.
TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO THE ALPHARETTA LIBRARY, 

10 PARK PLAZA, ALPHARETTA, 30009.
Hear published poets lead the discussion and workshops for adults, teens and ‘tweens.

Speech Factory: Public Speaking for Teens

Sunday, December 15. 3:00 p.m.
TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO JOHNS CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 

10800 BELL ROAD, DULUTH, GA 30097.
Register your teen to learn the art of public speaking. Registration required: Janet.Wingard@fultoncountyga.gov.

Yoga

Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. Adults. 


Energy Yoga
Johns Creek Books and Gifts, 6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy Suite B500, 30022
Music in Me, 11705 Jones Bridge Rd A203, Alpharetta 30005
Sundays: December 1, 8, 15. 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Physical exercises to open and clear energy. Utilizes Qi Gong and meditation techniques. 


Ocee Yoga & Meditation

Newtown Community Center, 3115 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Mondays: December 2, 9, 16. 10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Introduces basic yoga and meditation techniques for beginners. 

Language Classes

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009
Mondays: December 2, 9. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Group classes in conversational English as a Second Language. First come, first served. 

No textbooks needed. No advanced registration is necessary. Adults.  

English as a Second Language (ESL) Group Classes

Johns Creek Books and Gifts, 6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy Suite B500, 30022
Thursdays: December 5, 12. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Group classes in conversational English as a Second Language. First come, first served. 
No advanced registration. No textbooks needed. Ages 18 and up. 
Contact: ryland.johnson@fultoncountyga.gov.

French Club

Lavena Café, 11585 Jones Bridge Rd Ste 230, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Thursdays: December 5, 12, 19. 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Practice speaking French with others. Teens and adults. 

Preschooler Programming

Preschool Story Time
Music in Me, 11705 Jones Bridge Rd A203, Alpharetta 30005
Tuesdays: December 3, 10, 17. 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Holiday story times with crafts for preschoolers with caregiver.
Dec 3: Hannukah; Dec 10: Kwanzaa; Dec 17: Christmas. 

Contact: aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov.

Family Yoga

Music in Me, 11705 Jones Bridge Rd A203, Alpharetta 30005
Wednesdays: December 4, 11, 18. 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Yoga for families! Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. 

Open to parents, grandparents, and preschool patrons. 
Contact: karen.kennedy@fultoncountyga.gov.

Baby Story Time

Music in Me, 11705 Jones Bridge Rd A203, Alpharetta 30005
Fridays: December 6, 13, 20. 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Join us for a special themed story time for babies. Ages 0 to 2 with caregiver. 

Your Move

Kid Chess
Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Thursday Dec 5. 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. No registration required. Ages 5 and above. Sponsored by Kid Chess.

Math Tutoring

CAST Math TutoringJohns Creek Books & Gifts, 6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy Suite B500, 30022
Sunday, December 8. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Individual math tutoring. Skilled AP high school math students coaching younger students. Bring your homework questions. Elementary and middle school. Registration not required. Contact: karen.kennedy@fultoncountyga.gov.

Art Programs

Adult Art Night with Johns Creek Art Center
Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd, Milton, GA 30009
Wednesday, December 4. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for arts and crafts with Johns Creek Arts. Ages 18 and up. 

Registration required. Contact: ryland.johnson@fultoncountyga.gov.

Young Artists

Johns Creek Books & Gifts, 6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy Suite B500, 30022
Saturday, December 7. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn the basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design and cartoon / Anime drawing. Ages 5 and above. Registration not required. Contact: karen.kennedy@fultoncountyga.gov.

Surf's Up!

Music After Dark: Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights
Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Rd 30009
Friday, December 13. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Acclaimed musicians, Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights, play surf-rock inspired 

holiday classics for the whole family. Part of the Ocee Performance Series. 

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Alpharetta Library Craft Club 
Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month. 11:00 a.m.
Participants each bring their own projects and supplies to work on.
Questions? Email momacharlie@hotmail.com. No registration is necessary.


East Roswell Library Needlecrafts Group
Thursdays, December 5-19. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join a community of talented needlecraft artists once a week to practice your skills, 

learn or teach new techniques. Adult.

Milton Library Community Crochet Circle

Thursday, December 12. 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we crochet, talk, laugh and share ideas. Bring your own supplies and 

all levels welcome! We routinely donate projects to local community groups. 
Meetings every other Thursday. Ages 18+.

100 Little Things

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find things to be grateful for. We tend to think of the big moments; a wedding or a new car. More often it's the little things that make all the difference. Here's a list of 100 to help you along. 19, 30, 83, and 86 are library/book related. We're also partial to 1, 21, 43, 44, 56, 97. 

Small Business Saturday

You may have seen the adverts for "Small Business Saturday" - the Saturday after Thanksgiving. While is easy to click and buy, please take time to shop our local businesses. Indie book shops provide an experience that the 'smiley A' just can't match. Here's a few: 

Johns Creek Books & Gifts - since 2018. 
Author events, book clubs. Community partner with Ocee library!

Read It Again - Now with twice the space! 
Used and new books, Holiday party, author visits, and more

Posman Books - Avalon and Ponce City Market

Phoenix and Dragon - 'books and gifts celebrating the human spirit' since 1995

And Thou Shalt Read - a focus on the Jewish community

Don't forget Friends of the Library groups at Alpharetta, Milton, Sandy Springs, and East Roswell branches for used book sales!

Thanks, Partner!

We'd like to thank Ocee's community partners for working with us during the library's renovation. Johns Creek Books & Gifts, Music in Me, Lavena Cafe, and Newtown Community Center have been very generous in sharing their space and time. This has allowed Ocee to continue its regular programming. Thanks to the Alpharetta and Milton branch libraries for hosting, too! 

Pure

I had wanted a quiet testament
and I had wanted, among other things,
a song a pure empty shape like a child
would draw when asked to draw the shape called home
a square with no roof but the sky and sky
thinks in clouds and when the clouds go clear
that light that falls down but is not falling
on things not paradise it won’t cohere
not the crystal acorn not the gold thread
not amen what fills also forms the eye

From Variations on Dawn and Dusk. Copyright © 2019 by Dan Beachy-Quick.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Libreria Acqua Alta

Venice's famous bookstore has become another causality of the severe flooding the city experienced last week.
Venice's legendary 'waterproof' bookshop overwhelmed by floods
With flooding a regular occurrence, the books are stored in plastic bins, old bath tubs, even a gondola! The exceptionally high tides overwhelmed the book store and the owners reported hundreds of books were destroyed.
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Libreria Acqua Alta (High Water Bookstore) is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful bookshops and has visitors from all over the world. The shop is also a refuge for neighborhood cats.
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Photos from 2014 flooding

More Dickinson

If you've been watching the Apple TV+ series, "Dickinson" or you've made some of her recipes featured in the earlier 16 November post, and are looking to learn more about the poet, Book Riot has some book suggestions.
A Loaded Gun cover  These Fevered Days cover  

Bitty Bronte Book

The Young Men's Magazine
The tiny book pictured above, written by a young Charlotte Bronte, recently sold at auction for over a half million pounds!

"These tiny manuscripts are like a magical doorway into the imaginary worlds they inhabited, and also hint at their ambition to become published authors." 

This story involves the Bronte sisters, tin soldiers, author Tracey Chavalier, Dame Judi Dench, and an multi billion euro arts scam. Hope you'll read the article for yourself.

In Nature

Jaime Herndon was feeling burned out - because life. While not an outdoorsy person, she began to crave nature. While she couldn't always get outside, she could find time for books about nature and National Parks. Maybe you're in a similar situation? Jaime has a book list  and other resources for you!
The Unlikely Thru-Hiker by Derick Lugo  That Wild Country by Mark Kenyon  End of the Rope by Jan Redford
If the Alpharetta branch is your current library, take some time to enjoy Brook St Park.

Did you know that your library card allows you to check out a ParkPass for any of the 63 Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites? Visit gastateparks.org to learn more.

"Little Women"

Laura Dern portrays the March family matriarch Marmee in the film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, which arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh star as the four March sisters. Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper are also part of the cast.

In addition to the movie, an audiobook narrated by Ms Dern debuts on Audible December 23.

"Being part of 'Little Women' has completely converted me into an Audible addict! I've fallen in love with audio -- it's a completely different acting experience. Audio is fantastic in its ability to let stories resonate through the voice alone. It's so private and intimate, you share the humor, irreverence and bravery of the writing with the listener in such a personal way," Dern said in a statement.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Yoga Moves Location Soon

Yoga teacher, Patricia, says, "Sunday class will move to the Music in Me studio at 11705 Jones Bridge Rd (across from the Ocee Library next to CVS) after Thanksgiving. We will have two more classes at Books and Gifts - November 17 and November 24. Classes will resume December 8th at 4:00 at Music in Me. It is a lovely place and much thanks to April for allowing us to use it while the library is being renovated!"

If the holidays bring on stress for you, consider trying one of Ocee's classes (see schedule below). Several of our neighboring library branches also offer yoga and meditation classes. Be well - body, mind, and soul!

What's the HOOPLA?

Like Overdrive and Libby, hoopla is a digital download platform. Selections on Overdrive are tailored to Fulton County's audience, while hoopla’s selections are more broad, and include public domain classics and older best sellers. If you can’t find something you want on Overdrive, hoopla is a great place to check for more titles.

In addition to books, music and video, hoopla has all Marvel and DC titles, Overdrive has more indie comics. Patrons have up to 10 checkouts per month on hoopla.

Sandy Springs Branch Remodel!

The Sandy Springs Library opened on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to a full house, including County Commissioners, County and local officials and residents. 
The new children's area includes a storytime and craft room, children's computer section, reading nooks throughout and open spacious layout.
The computer lab allows patrons to find all available computers in one place, close proximity to printers and staff assistance! A big improvement from our previous layout.
New study rooms allow for more private reading, studying or collaborative projects for students, adults, seniors, tutoring or anyone looking to meet in a more private setting.
Small reading nooks like these allow patrons to enjoy some natural light while reading, studying, checking email or just relaxing.

New Auto-Renewal Feature

The Fulton County Library System recently rolled out auto-renew, a new feature to better serve our patrons. Checked-out materials will now be automatically renewed on the day they’re due. This does not apply to digital check outs such as Overdrive or Hoopla, only items available in the physical library collection.

Pre-overdue notices will still go out as usual. If a patron doesn’t return or renew the item by the due date, it will be automatically renewed.

An item won’t auto-renew if:
- It’s reached its maximum renewals.
- There’s a waiting list.
- The patron’s account is blocked.
- Inter-Library Loans do not auto-renew.

Patrons are always encouraged to check their accounts online to stay on top of their due dates.

Have You Signed Up?

The library system is excited to share news and information from around the Library System with our patrons through @FulcoLibrary News. This new digital format will replace the printed Access newsletter you have previously seen in our branches. Not to worry! You will still be able to pick up a monthly calendar of events at your local branch, however you will receive even more useful information about your library and what's happening around the County in this format.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Have You Used Overdrive/Libby?

Here's a few suggestions and tips-

The Family Road Trip Collection is perfect for holiday drives!
Road tripping with smaller children? This collection contains shorter stories
Frustrated by Overdrive wait times? These collections can help!
Try Something Different: https://afpls.overdrive.com/collection/31970
Available Now: https://afpls.overdrive.com/collection/31965
Your Next Great Read: https://afpls.overdrive.com/collection/31961

Upcoming Books Sales

Looking to stock up on books for the colder weather? Have book lovers on your Christmas list? Would like to have books on hand for kids home over holidays or visiting?

Friends of the Alpharetta Library Book Sale 
10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009 
Saturday, December 7. 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Friends of the Milton Library Book Barn Sale 
855 Mayfield Rd, Milton 30009 
Saturday, December 14. 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Holiday Hours

The following schedule applies to all libraries in the system

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 
Libraries close at 6 pm for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 28, 2019. Closed
Friday, November 29, 2019. Closed

Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Closed for Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Closed for Christmas

Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Closed for New Year's Eve
Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Closed for New Year's Day

100 Novels That Shaped Our World

'Stories have the power to change us. The BBC asked a panel of leading writers, curators and critics to choose 100 genre-busting novels that have had an impact on their lives, and this is the result. These English language novels, written over the last 300 years, range from children’s classics to popular page turners. Organised into themes, they reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking. There was months of deliberation and reflection by the panel but what would you have chosen? Share the novel that's shaped you on BBC's Facebook page or using #mybooklife on Twitter.'

Hallmark Christmas

Of the 40 Hallmark Channel Christmas movies this year, 11 of them are based on books. 
Here's a few to get you started reading. Visit Book Riot for the complete list, a brief synopsis, and their movie name.

THE GOODBYE BRIDE BY DENISE HUNTER

CHRISTMAS WISHES & MISTLETOE KISSES BY JENNY HALE

THE HOUSE OF WOODEN SANTAS BY KEVIN MAJOR

A CHRISTMAS BRIDE BY HOPE RAMSAY

A FAMILY UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE BY TERRI REED

Dickinson's Recipes

Seems Emily Dickinson was more famous for her baking than her poetry during her lifetime. LitHub features several of her recipes for the holidays. The "Black Cake" requires 19 eggs and 5 lbs of raisins. The fruitcake is said to weigh ~20 pounds! The other recipes included in the article look delicious! This one would be great to make with the kids-

Gingerbread:

1 quart flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
Make up with molasses

The editors of Emily Dickinson: Profile of the Poet as Cook add these instructions: “Cream the butter and mix with lightly whipped cream. Sift dry ingredients together and combine with the other ingredients. The dough is stiff and needs to be pressed into whatever pan you choose. A round or small square pan is suitable. Bake at 350 degrees for 20–25 minutes.” There is no attendant recipe for the glaze, although Dickinson did apparently glaze her gingerbread, and sometimes garnished it with an edible flower or two.

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Like a big holiday meal, sometimes too much of a good thing is just too much. The same can be said for long books - say 500+ pages. Book Riot has a few suggestions to make it through to the very last word.

  • Know yourself - read a few pages before you commit 
  • Reduce distractions
  • Break up long books. Read something short and easy 1/2 way
  • Slow down - it's not a race
  • Listen - try the audio version
  • Take notes or journal
  • Read in an enjoyable, comfortable space

Goodbye, Gabriel

NEWS
Nov 13, 2019
By Arielle Kass, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The director of the Fulton County library system is leaving the county for a job in New Orleans, according to a statement from that city.

Gabriel Morley came to Fulton County in 2016, and was the first permanent director since 2012. At the time, he said he wanted to use the system to foster new ideas about what a library could be.

Morley has spearheaded projects including an initiative to allow Atlanta Public Schools students to use their student IDs as library cards. He’s also been the director through much of a project to rebuild and renovate library branches. The system is in the midst of a $275 million program.

Morley did not respond to an email seeking comment about his move.

In a statement, Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson said Morley had “provided outstanding leadership during a period of strategic expansion for the Fulton County Library System.”

In a statement released Tuesday, the New Orleans Public Library said Morley would be the new executive director of the system. He was chosen after a six-month, nationwide search.

Morley will lead the 15-branch library system beginning in January.

Fulton County will begin a nationwide search for his replacement.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Do You Reread?

Laura Sackton, contributor to Book Riot, shares some thoughts on rereading.

"When it comes to rereading, every reader is different. For some, rereading is an essential part of loving and understanding the books they read; for others, it’s a chore. I fall somewhere in the middle. There are certain comfort books I read over and over, books that I can pick up when I’m stressed or upset and that always immediately make me feel better. There are other books that are just too good, too complex and layered, to read only once.

In the past few years, though, my relationship with rereading has shifted, thanks to my new favorite thing: rereading books on audio. Rereading a book is always a different experience from reading it the first time around. But listening to a book after having read it in print is something else entirely. There’s a wonderful depth to rereading on audio. It’s still rereading, but there’s also an element of newness to it. Good narrators bring so much vitality to books. Hearing characters voiced aloud adds layers to those characters I don’t always experience in print. Listening to an author read their own memoir can add an emotional depth that’s impossible replicate in print. Rereading on audio is the perfect blend of new and familiar. It’s a way to get a new perspective on beloved books."

You can download audiobooks from the library system website!

Scarlet Letter

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Friday, November 1, 2019

November Programs for Teens

TEEN ADVISIORY BOARD
Alpharetta Branch Library 
Saturday, November 2. 1:00 pm  
Discuss what library can do for teens. Plan programs, displays and special projects. Leadership opportunity.  
Contact aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov  

TEEN SUPPORT GROUP 
Alpharetta Branch Library 
Saturday, November 9. 12:00 pm  
Discuss teen problems, stigmas and compassionate community. How to seek help when needed. 
Contact aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov  

CAST MATH TUTORING 
Johns Creek Bookstore 
Sunday, November 3, 17. 1:30 pm—3:30 pm  
Free individual math tutoring for all grades.  
Contact karen.kennedy@fultoncountyga.gov 

FRENCH CLUB 
Lavena Cafe 
Thursday, November 7, 14,21. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 
Practice speaking French. Teens and Adults. 
Contact aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov 

Alpharetta Branch Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta 30009 
Johns Creek Bookstore 6000 Medlock Bridge Pky #B500 Johns Creek 30022 
LaVena Café 11585 Johns Bridge Road #230 Alpharetta 30022 

Relax

ENERGY YOGA  
Johns Creek Bookstore 
Sundays, November 3, 10, 17. 4:00—5:00 pm  
Exercises to open and clear energy. QI Gong meditation. 
Contact ryland.johnson@fultoncountyga.gov  

OCEE YOGA and MEDITATION 
Newtown Community Center 
Mondays: Nov 4, 18.  10:00 am 
Introduces basic yoga and meditation techniques for beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. Adults only.  
Contact ryland.johnson@fultoncountyga.gov  

FAMILY YOGA 
Music in Me 
Wednesday, November 6, 13, 20, 27. 4:00 pm  
Yoga for young families. Open to parents and grandparents.  
Contact aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov 

Johns Creek Bookstore 6000 Medlock Bridge Pky #B500 Johns Creek 30022 
Newtown Community Ctr. 3115 Old Alabama Road Johns Creek  30022 
Music In Me 11708 Jones Bridge Road #A203 Johns Creek 30005

Programs for Kids

BABY STORYTIME 
Music in Me 
Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, 22. 10:00 am  Babies ages 0 to 2 with caregiver. 

YOUNG ARTISTS 
Johns Creek Bookstore 
Saturday, November 2, 16, 23. 3:45 pm  
Basics techniques of drawing, painting, elements and design. 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME 
Johns Creek Bookstore 
Tuesdays, November 5, 12. 10:30 am  
Preschoolers ages 2 to 4 with caregiver. 

KID CHESS 
Alpharetta Branch Library 
Thursday, November 7. 6:00 pm  
Chess strategies, game variations. 

MUSIC FOR PRESCHOOL 
Alpharetta Branch Library 
Tuesday , November 19. 11:00 am  
Live entertaining and educational program. Music for early literacy. Pre-schoolers ages 2 to 4 with caregiver.

Questions? Contact karen.kennedy@fultoncountyga 
Alpharetta Branch Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta 30009 
Johns Creek Bookstore 6000 Medlock Bridge Pky #B500 Johns Creek 30022 
LaVena Café 11585 Johns Bridge Road #230 Alpharetta 30022 
Music In Me 11708 Jones Bridge Road #A203 Johns Creek 30005

Language Programs

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 
Alpharetta Branch Library 
Mondays, November 4, 18. 11:30 am  Conversational English. No text book required. Contact ryland.johnson@fultoncountyga.gov  

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 
Johns Creek Bookstore 
Thursdays, November 7, 14,21. 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Group classes. No textbooks required. Contact ryland.johnson@fultoncountyga.gov 

FRENCH CLUB 
Lavena Cafe 
Thursday, November 7, 14,21. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm 
Practice speaking French. Teens and Adults. 
Contact aaron.brown@fultoncountyga.gov 

Alpharetta Branch Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta 30009 
Johns Creek Bookstore 6000 Medlock Bridge Pky #B500 Johns Creek 30022 
LaVena Café 11585 Johns Bridge Road #230 Alpharetta 30022