The Fulton Library system is now offering wireless printing curbside. Simply follow these basic steps to get your FREE (10 page) print job** started today:
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Monday, December 14 – Friday, 18
Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, 23
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, December 28 – December 30
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
December 19 and 26
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 20 and 27
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Ocee's yoga instructor, Patricia, has posted her classes on-line!
"I hope all of you will consider joining our online classes. It is so healing to be connected in our efforts toward physical, mental and spiritual health."
Martens are weas carnivorous mammals who often steal bird eggs and are difficult to get rid of. Norbert Schild earned the nickname of 'book marten' by raiding German libraries of thousands of dollars of antique maps. Learn how librarians were able to track Schild.
“Growing up in a military family and moving a lot meant my best friends were library books. We always found the local library first. School librarians befriended me.”—Kerstin C.
“I believe libraries are sacred places. They hold the history, science, and imagination of the ages. From first holding a book which I could read on my own, at age four, to now seventy fours years later, I have discovered information, travel, novel perspectives, the past, innovative ideas, and so much more. My life has been enriched beyond measure.”—Kathryn F.
“I am thankful for my library because during the upheaval of 2020, my library never missed a beat and fed my heart, mind, soul and spirit; making quarantine, uncertainty, suffering from COVID, and isolation so much easier.”—Kristin S.
"The Library That Dolly Built" is a feature-length documentary, covering the history, impact and future of Dolly Parton's world-wide book gifting program. Featuring the music of Dolly Parton, the film is narrated by actress and author, Danica McKellar." Premiers 9 December!
Friday, November 27, 2020
The Sierra Club suggests you enjoy your holiday outside. Some of their ideas include:
- Learn about your area's Indigenous culture
- Take a 'gratitude ramble' - use all your senses
- Nature arts and crafts (Xmas gifts or ornaments?)
- Plant a winter herb garden - or plan for spring
- Look at the stars (full moon 11/30!)
Most any day is a great day to be outside. The library can help with research, field guides, park passes, etc. Or just take a book out on your patio to get a little sun and fresh air.
Independent bookstore have long been squeezed by the 'river' mega-retailer. With COVID-19, estimates are that 75% of all Christmas shopping will be done online. Indies need your support more than ever this year.
Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. They believe that bookstores are essential to a healthy culture. They’re where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. They’re also anchors for our downtowns and communities.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Libraries offer options for those with dyslexia:
- Audio books - can combine with paper books for more impact
- Large print books
- Digital books - able to change fonts, font size, background color, etc
- Hi/Lo books - age appropriate themes combined with easy reading
- 'Reading Paws' - dogs provide a calming non-judgmental presence
- Librarians - get to know them!
Saturday, October 24, 2020
In 1965, Admiral James B Stockdale became Vietnam's highest ranking POW. Stockdale spent nearly eight years in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton"; beaten, tortured, confined to a 3' x9' windowless concrete cell, denied medical care, as well as letters from home.
Stockton was later interviewed about his coping strategies. When asked about which prisoners didn't make it, he replied, "Oh, that's easy, the optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, 'We're going to be out by Christmas.' And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they'd say, 'We're going to be out by Easter.' And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart. This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
Remaining Early Voting Hours:
Saturday, October 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Features of the new website include:
- a new catalog, allowing patrons a more positive experience when tracking holds in their accounts, creating lists as well as rating books and finding reading recommendations from other users or librarians
- a new events calendar, which will allow patrons to search events system-wide based on location, interests, ages and more
- improved search capabilities
- simple navigation
- streamlined pages for each library branch, highlighting features of the branch, hours of operation and more
Friday, October 16, 2020
Early voting for the November 3, 2020 General Election begins Oct. 12 and ends Oct. 30. Voters can head to the early voting polling sites during the following days and times.
Monday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct. 30: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday Voting: Oct. 17 and 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Voting: Oct. 18 and 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022 is now also available for curbside pickup. Click here for a full listing of libraries providing curbside services, phone numbers and hours.
To pick up library materials on hold, residents are asked to:
• Bring their library or photo ID to the branch where their items are being held
• Follow signs to designated parking spaces for curbside service (or to designated tables for walk-up services)
• Call the number on signs to alert a staff member that they have arrived and provide their name
• Show the staff member photo ID or library card through closed window
• Open/unlock trunk or back seat door to allow library staff to place items in their vehicle
• Walk-up patrons will use social distancing to provide ID and receive materials in front of branches
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
But to advocates for women’s welfare, it was crucial that farm women took time to read.
“Every women, no matter how hard she must work, must pause at times for recreation, even though it may be only an occasional evening or Sunday afternoon,” Dagney Hinderaker, a women’s club leader from Astoria, South Dakota, wrote. “They will be more refreshed and have more things to think about if they will sit down and read.” '
Monday, May 25, 2020
Open Letter to Duke Class of 2020
Not All Right and That's OK
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Show our nurses your appreciation by staying home as much as possible. If you must be out practice ''social distancing", wear a mask, and wash/sanitize your hands frequently.
National Nurses Week begins 6 May and ends 12 May which is Florence Nightingale's birthday. The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to commemorate the 200th birthday of Miss Nightingale.
The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives to achieve universal health coverage by 203o.
Monday, May 4, 2020
"I want to hopefully shed some light amid the confusion. There is a continuum of COVID19 in between 'you die' and 'you get over it and return to normal.' Today is day 31 for me. I tested negative on day 27. Yesterday out of nowhere, I was hit with crippling fatigue and chills. My cough is almost gone, and I've been fever-free for two weeks, but when it comes to COVID19, testing negative doesn't mean it's over. For all who talk about wanting it to spread among the healthy to encourage 'herd immunity,' let me ask you: if you get sick with COVID19, how do you know how sick you'll get? I'm a healthy 50 year old with no underlying medical conditions...devoted to developing and maintaining mental, physical, and spiritual health.
I'm a pediatric physical therapist. I work in homecare with infants and toddlers. Prior to COVID19, I would travel to people's homes and work with up to ten children a day for 30 minutes each. Prior to COVID19, I struggled with insomnia, but I could still get up after a nearly sleepless night and rock my day job. Now, I can get a full night's sleep and be wiped out after doing a couple of telehealth sessions with kids via Zoom.
I talk to other COVID19 survivors who still experience symptoms after 30, even 40 days, symptoms like kidney pain, fevers, coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, circulation problems, loss of smell, loss of taste, body aches, rashes, back pain...
This is not an all-or-nothing virus. It's not 'you die' or 'you don't die.' When we see the numbers of people who've 'recovered from COVID19' posted to illustrate how it's not that bad, those numbers don't take the lingering health issues and symptoms into account.
Please think about this when you question social distancing. Please think about this when you question wearing a mask in public. Ask yourself, 'Can I be sick for over a month or more? Can I deal with the uncertainty of when or if this sickness will go away if I get it?'
I'm not looking for sympathy or trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to diminish the memories of those who've died or the pain felt by their loved ones. I grieve for them all. What I hope I'm doing is giving you another tool in addition to gloves, masks, and social distancing to keep yourselves, your loved ones, and all of us safe and healthy: knowledge that this is real, knowledge that we don't know enough about it yet, and that the continuum of COVID19 is more complicated than dead versus 'recovered.'
Please stay safe, my friends."
|Alice Liddell - 1858|
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
With shelter in place orders in effect and school sclosed for the foreseeable future, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, will release six episodes of the program, Julie’s Library ahead of schedule. The first episode in the series will be made available on April 29 and the subsequent five episodes will be released each week thereafter.
The podcast, which is aimed at audiences age 4–10. Book readings will be mixed with conversation with guests and vocabulary words selected by children.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Tonight summer comes to a world remade.
Streets are carless. Silence treads the roads.
The sky is clear for a red kite sailing,
flamboyant, his flame ablaze on blue,
his wings and the fork of his tail
flexing on the wind.
Miles above in the high air over the fields,
over the flights of rooks, crows, gulls,
over the cities, the clouds, the atmosphere,
in the vault of heaven the ozone layer clears
of particulates, of nitrogen dioxide,
and we can breathe again.
Listen! in this clean new silence
that is not silent: birdsong,
a small wind in the trees,
the fall of a petal, an opening leaf,
a page turning,
your breath, mine.
Blaen Cwrt, Ceredigion: 28 March 2020
Earth Day Live - a 3 day on-line event!
This USA Today article has lots of info and links.
Newsweek highlights the ways the pandemic has impacted the environment.
The Verge lists numerous on-line events.
The Sierra Club offers great articles and resources about the environment.
CNN reports on the benefits of nature and how you can enjoy the outdoors at this time. They also include links to animal livestreams.
Please take time to learn what you can do for the planet and all its beings. Earth Day needs to be every day.
Monday, April 20, 2020
This year during National Library Week, let’s celebrate by showing our appreciation for the many innovative ways libraries, librarians and library workers are continuing to serve their communities during a time of crisis.
- American Library Association
Friday, April 17, 2020
In an effort to spread cheer and promote literacy among families that are sheltering in place during the pandemic, Michelle Obama is teaming up with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS Kids to launch a weekly read-aloud series. Beginning on April 20 at noon ET and running through May 11, “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will feature the former First Lady of the United States reading live from favorite picture books on the PBS Kids Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Michelle Obama said in a statement, “At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I’m excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories (and to give parents and caretakers a much-needed break).”
The program, which is in support of Penguin Random House’s new “Read Together, Be Together” campaign and PBS Kids’s “Read-Along” initiative, will also include literacy activities, tips, and resources for each of the books featured on “Mondays with Michelle Obama.”
The schedule is as follows:
April 20 at noon: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler
April 27 at noon: There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, illus. by Greg Abbott
May 4 at noon: Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
May 11 at noon: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Let the light of late afternoon
From Otherwise: New & Selected Poems by Jane Kenyon, published by Graywolf Press. Copyright © 1996 by the Estate of Jane Kenyon.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
As healthcare workers care for patients with COVID-19, they commit themselves to difficult, draining work and also put themselves at risk of infection. Thousands have tested positive with the virus and at least 150 have died - including one in Georgia.