Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month









(ATLANTA, GEORGIA)– Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Libraries are also a training ground for students of all ages to expand their knowledge and explore creative pursuits. The development of makerspaces is just one way libraries are seeking to meet this demand, ranging from low-tech, hands-on engineering opportunities for children and teens using toys and kits to the incorporation of high-tech tools like laser cutters and 3D printers.

Resources at the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. Students and patrons can also take advantage of the digital resources offered such as E-Campus, Galileo, Mango Languages, and much more.

“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Dr. Gabriel Morley, Executive Director of Atlanta-Fulton County Library System. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs, and for nontraditional students we offer GED resources. There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card.”

Throughout the course of the month, the library will host a number of activities, including Midday at Milton Book Club, Journey to Literacy with Junior League of Atlanta, and a Curiosity Day with Curious George.

Librarians provide important resources to families whose children are at the earliest stages of development, by teaching parents and caregivers the components of early literacy which help children develop the basic tools for school readiness. As of 2010, libraries in the United States offered more than 2.3 million children’s programs, which account for nearly two thirds of all library programming.
Older students can access high-speed Internet, digital tools and the opportunity to work with trained professionals on how to use them. Librarians provide guided training in digital media and grow digital literacy skills. Libraries also provide equity of access to digital tools and media, which has become increasingly important in high-poverty areas where students are less likely to have a computer or internet access in the home.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any of our 34 libraries system-wide or complete an online application at www.afpls.org.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Proudly Joins the Pianos for Peace 2016 Music Festival for Peace

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is pleased to be participating in one of the largest public art display projects in the city; the 2016 Music Festival for Peace. Pianos For Peace, a non-profit organization founded by composer and pianist Malek Jandali to transform communities and build peace through music and education, is launching its first annual outdoor festival and community arts program with a public unveiling of all 29 painted pianos on Saturday, September 3rd throughout metro Atlanta. Visitors of the Central Library, located at One Margaret Mitchell Square in downtown Atlanta, will have the opportunity to see, play and enjoy one of the beautifully hand painted pianos.  

Dr. Gabriel Morley, Director of Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System shared “People talk and talk and talk about peace, but not many people do anything about it. Malek Jandali, however, is doing something about it. Malek is combining two of the most important elements of the human condition – music and art –  to build a lyrical forcefield of peace around the City of Atlanta. Here’s a guy who is so committed to the idea of a peaceful society, he is using his art, in this case music, to bring people together.  Malek Jandali is combining his talent to bring about a change that is truly from the heart. I applaud his commitment to ensuring that ‘Peace Wins’ and that love can conquer all of our society’s challenges. The library is pleased to do its part to support the upcoming Pianos for Peace Festival,” Morley said. “I want to invite everyone in the city to stop by the library and take their turn at our festival piano in order to ensure that peace wins.”

Bring your friends and family for a visit to Central Library and make memories by being a part of this Music Festival for Peace. The Pianos for Peace exhibit runs through September 18th.



Branch Group Administrator Teryn Gilliam had the great pleasure meeting the internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Malek Jandali. He's the Founder and CEO of Pianos for Peace. He performed with local filmmaker Ameer Muhammad for a concert on the front terrace of the library.




Branch Group Administrator Teryn Gilliam shows off her skills and entertained on lookers by playing her 7th grade recital piece and receiving a standing ovation.

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Fiction Titles Available Now!

Check out the latest additions to the fiction titles in our catalog! These are just a few highlights to get you interested, so look them up and start placing holds now! Want to receive this list directly in your email inbox in the future? Simply sign up for the New Fiction Bookletters list on our website. And while you're there see what other great lists you could be subscribing to! 

New Fiction

A Sinful CallingA Sinful Calling
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2016-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455559596 Check Our Catalog

"Dillon hadn't been called by anyone. He'd called himself and he wasn't ashamed of it. But no good can come from . . . "

A SINFUL CALLING

Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the 
…More
Vinegar GirlVinegar Girl
By Tyler, Anne
2016-06 - Hogarth
9780804141260 Check Our Catalog

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work her pre-school charges adore her, but 
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First Comes LoveFirst Comes Love
By Giffin, Emily
2016-06 - Ballantine Books
9780345546920 Check Our Catalog

#1"NEW YORK TIMES"BESTSELLER A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from theauthor of "Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, "and "The One & Only." "First Comes Love" is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart wherever that may lead.

Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, 
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The Singles GameThe Singles Game
By Weisberger, Lauren
2016-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781476778211 Check Our Catalog

The new novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada" and" Revenge Wears Prada" a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.

How far would you go to reach the top?

When America's sweetheart, Charlotte Charlie Silver, makes a pact with the devil the infamously 
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The Light of ParisThe Light of Paris
By Brown, Eleanor
2016-07 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399158919 Check Our Catalog

"I adored"The Light of Paris." It's so lovely and big-hearted it made me long for Paris."

Jojo Moyes, "New York Times"-bestselling author of"Me Before You" and "After You"

"The Light of Paris" is the miraculous new novel from "New York Times" bestselling author Eleanor Brown, whose debut, "The Weird Sisters," was a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike.

…More

All Is Not ForgottenAll Is Not Forgotten
By Walker, Wendy
2016-07 - St. Martin's Press
9781250097910 Check Our Catalog


"An assured, powerful novel that blends suspense and rich family drama...it is, in a word, unforgettable." --William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB
It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect.
Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug …More

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

July Programs And Events!

Wow! So many programs, so little time...and this listing is only for the month of July! The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is excited to offer all of the below events and programs for FREE! Please take a look and start marking your calendars for some of our programs for children, teens, adults and seniors happening at your local library. You are sure to find things here for the whole family, and did we mention that everything is free?! 

We can't wait to see you at the library this summer!



Monday Gentle Yoga
Mondays, 11 pm - 12 pm.
Peachtree Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1315 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta 30309
For information call 404.885.7830

Monday Midtown Meditation
Mondays, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Peachtree Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1315 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta 30309
For information call 404.885.7830

On Your Mark, Get Set, Storytime!
Tuesdays in July. 10 a.m.
Children will enjoy stories, songs, dances, and crafts! A:3-5
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

Saturday Yoga with Barbara Baker
Saturdays, 12:30 – 2 pm.
Peachtree Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1315 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta 30309
For information call 404.885.7830

July Art Exhibit: Angela Ross Art Collection 
Friday, July 1-31. Library hours.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Celebrating Independence Day Creating Fireworks Art and Craft!
Friday, July 1. 11:30 am.
In celebration of Independence Day, participants will show off their creativity by decorating and displaying their very own colorful fireworks craft in the library. A: 6-13. RR, limited to 25 people only.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Introduction to Computers
Fridays, July 1, 15. 12 p.m.
Learn basic computer skills. A. RR.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Midday at Milton Book Club
Friday, July 1. 12 p.m.
This month we discuss Happiness Key by Emilie Richards.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

The GSU Bio-Bus presents DNA is for Families
Friday, July 1. 1 p.m.
This 90-minute program teaches children (and their parents!) the basics of DNA, genes, and inheritance through fun, hands-on activities. A: 5-12. Limit 20. RR.   
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

The GSU Bio-Bus Presents Biotechnology Forensics
Friday, July 1. 3 p.m.
Teen sleuths will participate in solving a crime, while learning about fingerprinting, blood typing, and DNA analysis.
A:: 12-18. Limit 20. RR.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Protect Your Heart: Take Good Care of Your Diabetes for Life
Saturday, July 2. 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to keep your heart healthy and talk to others about diabetes through games, role-playing, and other activities from the With Heartbeat Is Life (WEHIL) project. A: 12+. 
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Vanessa Lopez and Sophie Guoer Art Exhibition
Sunday, July 3 – Friday, July 29.
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 7. 5-7 p.m.
Vanessa Lopez is a self-taught artist from Ecuador whose Surrealist series of works were inspired by the connection between humanity and earth.  Sophie Guoer’s artworks reflect her study of shifting light filtering through the backyards and cityscapes of America.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Learning to Meditate
Sundays; July 3, 10. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Meditation techniques for beginners. Open to A: 10+.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

On Your Mark, Get Set…LEARN! Kaiser Permanente Puppet Show.
Tuesday, July 5. 10 a.m.
Join us for cool science experiments just for kids. A: 3-12. RR.
Join us for an interactive puppet show about lunch! How much sugar is really in that granola bar? Just because a drink is orange, does that mean its orange juice? Is it Fruit, or False?
West End Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740

Bringing the Words to Life!
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book. A: 3-6
Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363

On Your Mark, Get Set…STEM! Weird, Fun and Cool Science Experiments
Tuesday, July 5. 10:30 a.m.
Children will learn about science through demonstrated science experiments. A:3-12, RR
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Get Ready to Read Storytime
Tuesdays, July 5, July 12. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and crafts. A:3-5, RR for 10+.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Kenny and Friends Learn How to Read and Exercise!  
Tuesday, July 5. 10:30 a.m.
Kenneth Green and his puppet friends will educate youth on the importance of reading and exercising.  A: 4-13.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Make Your Own YouTube Videos
Tuesday July 5. 12 p.m.
Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own YouTube videos to showcase your talent? Dr. Kristi Garrett will show you how to do so.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Tai Chi
Tuesday, July 5, 12, 19, 26. 2 p.m.
Instructor and longtime Tai Chi practitioner Dow Thompson will provide instruction in basic exercise for fitness and self- awareness utilizing Tai Chi principles. A: 12+.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Silent Library
Tuesday, July 5. 4 p.m.
Can you keep quiet in the library while trying to complete the toughest challenges? Do you have what it takes? There is only was rule: quiet. Play if you dare. A: Tw/T
Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363

Ducky Duck Fun Time!
Wednesday, July 6. 10:30am
It is all about ducks! The Children’s Librarian will have children bugging out with excitement reading stories, finger plays and crafts about ducks. Eric Carle’s book “10 Little Rubber Ducks” would be amongst the titles read. A: 0-2.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Wednesday, July 6, 20, 27. 11 a.m.
Readers will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as we present “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during the summer library program. Activities may include games, art projects, songs and more. A: 3-8.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Give Peace a Change by Kaiser Permanente Theatre
Wednesday, July 6. 10 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente Theatre presents a fun filled theatrical display.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
For information call 404.792.4961 

Summer Reading Storytime
Wednesday, July 6, 13.10:30 a.m.
Children will enjoy various stories and interactive storytelling with Mama Koku. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779

Kids, Let’s Eat Healthy! Sponsored by the Fulton County Behavioral Health Dept.
Wednesday, July 6. 1 p.m.
Lynette Lee will teach children about the importance and benefits of healthy eating. A: 4-10.
25 participants maximum. RR.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

David Stephens & All Hand Productions
Wednesday, July 6.  1 p.m.
“Run, run, run as fast as you can,” says the star of The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man. In this 40 minute show, you’ll follow this little troublemaker as he makes narrow escapes from unsuspecting cookie lovers. You’ll meet Lots of characters in this wacky, fun-filled show.
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

Summer Reading Storytime
Wednesday, July 6. 1:30 p.m.
Youngsters will enjoy traditional storytime with fingerplays, reading and crafts. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779

Chattahoochee Nature Center presents a Georgia Wildlife Journey
Wednesday, July 6. 2:30 p.m.
Join us for this exciting journey; we’ll learn all about Georgia’s wild animals and meet some furry or scaly friends. Sponsored by FOML. RR. A: 5+.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Summer Fun Craft
Wednesday, July 6. 3:30 p.m.
Kids are invited to create a super-fun craft project. A: 4-10. RR.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Basic Spanish
Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27. 6 p.m.
Spanish grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension.
Buckhead Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305
For information call 404.814.3500

LIFE Skills for Parents of Tweens and Teens
Wednesdays, July 6, 13 & 20. 6:15 p.m.
Beth Carey, author of LIFE—Learning Information for Everyday, offers a 3 week class for parents on what teenagers do not know and often do not learn in school. Prize given every class. RR.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Read Set Go! A Country Day Friendly Folks!  Keeping South Fulton Beautiful Inc. Facilitator Dr. B. Morgan
Thursday, July 7. 10:30 a.m.
Children will enjoy listening to stories, hands on science adventures discovering the process of dissecting earthworms and the functions of segmented worms. A: 4-6.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075
Ready, Set, Lab: What is in Our Blood?
Thursday, July 7. 10:30 a.m.
This program will provide a hands-on look at what is in our blood: white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells.
A:5+, RR for 10+
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Hip, Hip Hooray for Stories!
Thursday, July 7. 10:30 a.m.
Children will celebrate reading and other activities. A: 2-5. RR for groups.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Magic and Ventriloquism with Keith Karnok
Thursday, July 7. 10:30 a.m.
Come join Keith Karnok and his cast of puppets, including his famous talking bird “Vern”, for an unforgettable show combining magic and ventriloquism. AAW.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Bringing The Words to Life!
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book. A:3-6
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

On Your Mark, Get Set…Learn!: BioBus
Thursday, July 7. 10:30a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
This 90-minute program is designed to provide children (and their parents!) with the appropriate fundamental concepts in genetics. A: 5-12. RR. Limit 30 per session.
West End Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740

Fiddlin’ Dan Mountain Man
3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta 30327
For information call 404.814.3508

Busy Bee Garden Club at Wolf Creek
Thursday, July 7. 12 – 2:30 p.m.
The Wolf Creek Garden Club was formed to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, providing to the community networking opportunities and provide special projects in which our members can participate.  We will organize speakers, activities and educational programs in the field of horticultural conservations. RR.  A: A.
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Website Building for Teens
Thursday, July 7. 2 p.m.
Create your own personal website using WIX website builder. A:T, RR.
Northwest Branch at Scott’s Crossing, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

Make an Up-cycled T-shirt Bag
Thursday, July 7. 3 p.m.
Got an old t-shirt from that sport you don’t play anymore? Bring it over and learn how to make an eco-friendly bag out of it, no sewing required! Bring your own shirt; limited shirts will be available. A: 13-17. RR; limited to 10 participants.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Fun with Science and the BioBus!
Friday, July 8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus is a mobile laboratory that presents hands-on activities designed to get kids excited about science! Reserve a time slot and see what cool bio facts they will bring out for us this year! RR.
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

I’m Ready to Read and Share! 
Friday, July 8. 10:30 am.
Youth will enjoy an interactive storytime program including stories, songs, and crafts. Bobby Norfolk’s book “Anansi Goes to Lunch” would be amongst the titles read. Light lunch would be served. A: 4-17. Reservation strongly required, limited to 25 people only.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Get into the Game of Checkers!
Friday, July 8. 3 pm.
Have fun at the library testing your checkers skills against your friends or against the Youth Services Librarian.    A: 13-17. RR, Limited to 10 people only.                                                                         
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Get Fit Challenge
Friday, July 8.10:30-12 p.m.
Each month we will engage in exercise to see how much we can improve by the end of the summer. A:5U
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Get in the Game: Sketch and Snack
Friday, July 8. 2 p.m.
Join us for a day of painting in the park. Light snacks will be served. A:TW/T, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

What’s in that Lunch Anyway?
How much sugar is really in that granola bar? Just because a drink is orange, does that mean its orange juice? Is it Fruit, or False? Find out these answers and more with “What’s in that Lunch, Anyway?!?” and get the recipe to be a healthier you. Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre will be presenting a game show style program to kids of all ages, focusing on the key concept of living a healthy lifestyle.
Ponce de Leon Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Youth Chess Club
Fridays, July 8,15, 22, 29. 4:30 p.m.
 All youth chess lovers unite for fun! Beginning or Advanced players welcome
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Smart Start Homebuying Seminar
Saturday, July 9, 23. 10:30 a.m.
A monthly class designed to calm the nerves with knowledge and what you should expect when purchasing a home.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Strategic Planning for Sustainable Growth and Development
Saturday, July 9.  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us as Austin Thompson, author and presenter instructs participants in writing a strategic plan to capitalize on the mission, goals, objectives, and vision of their specific business.  This class also offers instruction for non-profit organizations. A:A.
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Act in Time: Heart Attack Signs
Saturday, July 9. 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to keep your heart healthy and talk to others about heart disease through games, role-playing, and other activities from the With Heartbeat Is Life (WEHIL) project. A: 12+. 
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Storytime
Saturday, July 9. 1 p.m.
Participants will enjoy listening to stories about Amari’s adventures while enjoying an afternoon snack and craft. A:3-12, RR
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Teen Top Chef: Cupcake Wars
Saturday, July 9. 2 p.m.
Are you an expert at decorating cupcakes? Do you think you are great at mixing unusual flavors? Can you take down the competition? Come compete at Ocee’s first ever Cupcake War. A: 12-18
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Happy Tails/READing Paws
Sunday, July 10.  2 p.m.
HappyTails/READing Paws program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog.  RR and a signed parental permission waiver form will be required. Program held the 2nd Sunday of every month starting in July.
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

Heartfulness Meditation
Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, 31. 4 p.m.
Learn the benefits of meditation. Develop clarity of mind, self-confidence, awareness, and focus.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Story Time and Craft
Mondays, July 11, 18, and 25. 10:30 a.m.
Children will listen to stories and make crafts celebrating the theme of the Summer Reading Program. A: 4-6.
25 participants maximum. RR.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Palliative & Hospice Care Explained Seminar
Monday, July 11. 2 p.m.
Explore the real value of palliative and hospice services.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Learn to Play Bridge
Monday – Friday, July 11-15.  2 p.m.
Join us as Joanne Urvan teaches you the benefits (sharpening and exercising your memory, analyzing and strategy building are just a few) of playing Bridge. Ms. Urvan will instruct novices to more advanced players in learning this strategic card game.  A: 8-18
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

The Mayor’s Reading Club Storytime
This year, we’re reading Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco as part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, and will complete a craft. A:6-10
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

Let The Game Begin!  Beginners Chess Class for A
Monday, July 11. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Chess play and basic instruction with expert Rishi Jailall.  Come and observe or play.  A, beginners and intermediate players are welcome.  Chessboards and sets are provided.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Rock Trunk
Tellus Science Museum “Rock Identification Trunk.” The Rock Identification Trunk helps children learn to identify the different kinds of rocks. AAW
Buckhead Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305
For information call 404.814.3500

Companion Planting and Crop Rotation
Monday, July 11. 5:30 p.m.
Understanding companion planting and crop rotation is vital for a good garden. Learn how to group your plants for optimum harvest and growth.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Couponing Basics
Monday, July 11. 6 p.m.
Save while enjoying extraordinary merchandise from everywhere. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779

Canning and Food Preservation Basics 101
Monday, July 11. 6 -7:30 p.m.
This class is geared toward those who want to preserve food through canning, freezing and drying methods for the first time, or to have a refresher on the basic preservation supplies, recipes, and the science of why it is important to properly preserve food to avoid contamination.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Presents Mumferd’s Safety Tales!
Tuesday, July 12. 11 a.m.
Mumferd got brand new swimming goggles from his cousin Mumferdita and wants to go to the pool by himself to test them out. He learns different ways to stay safe in the water, but finds out that the safest way is to go swimming with an adult. A: 3+. NO RR.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Leap Into Light & Shadow!
Tuesday, July 12. 11 a.m.
Hercules returns with Olympic adventures!  Swift Atalanta outraces her competition. Youths and maidens of Crete leap over charging bulls! Come join the Olympic shadow puppet adventure!   A: 3+. NO RR.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Tommy Johns Magician-Reading: Sport of Champions
Tuesday, July 12. 1 p.m.
“READING: The Sport of Champions!” is a brand new, mega fun show featuring magic, puppets, comedy, storytelling and audience participation! This engaging and hilarious show will entertain your kids and parents while they learn that good readers are WINNERS who can do almost ANYTHING!
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

Exotic Wildlife Animals
Tuesday, July 12. 10:15 a.m.
Mr. Hodge will entertain and educate you with his menagerie of exotic animals. Discover amazing animal adaptations and learn about conservation concerns of many animals including cockatoos, parrots, spectacled, owls, monitor lizard and many more.
Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
Tuesday, July 12. 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a storytime featuring the Mayor’s Summer Reading book.  Children will also participate in a fun activity. A:3-12, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!: Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
Tuesday, July 12. 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a storytime featuring the Mayor’s Summer Reading book.  A: 3-12. RR.
West End Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740

Mama Koku Presents
Tuesday, July 12. 10:30 a.m.
Stories in My Pants and I need to Dance!
Cleveland Avenue Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Magic and Mime Presented by Tom Pierce
Tom Pierce presents a show full of magic, mime, and mirth! Family Audience.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Deborah the Storyteller
Tuesday, July 12. 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime all about the Tortoise and the Hair and other classic tales. A: 12 and under. RR.
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Bringing The Words to Life!
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book. A:3-6
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Take a Tour of Colgate “Bight Smiles Bright Future” Dental Van! 
Tuesday, July 12. 10:30 a.m.
Be inspired to take control of your oral health with a visit to the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future Dental Van and listen to the story “Fluffy Meets the Tooth Fairy” by Kate McMullan. Dental experts will be onsite to educate youth on how to take care of their oral health and will also be giving away freebies. A: 4-17.RR, limited to first 30 people.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Ready Set Go! Drop & Roll Barnyard Story time / Palmetto Fireman Dwayne Ernest
Tuesday, July 12. 10:30 a.m.
Children will enjoy listening to fun stories, wacky songs, finger plays and lots of creative theme related activities.
A: 4-6.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Farmhouse Summer Tutoring Classes @ the Library with Ms. Kokumba / Educator
Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26. 3:30 p.m.
Educational activities to assist your child with the help he or she needs the most. Learn about our online tutoring programs - A collection of kids’ reading and math skills. A: 7-12.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Barry Stewart Mann presents Lazy Louie’s Lucky Day
Northside Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta 30327
For information call 404.814.3508

Bringing the Words to Life!
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book. A:3-6.
Northwest Branch at Scott’s Crossing, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

Play Ball! Fun Sports Craft for Children
Tuesday, July 12. 2 p.m.
Children will make a craft celebrating baseball, football and basketball. A: 7+.
25 participants maximum. RR.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Lazy Louie’s Lucky Day
Tuesday, July 12. 2 p.m.
Barry Stewart Mann will tell active stories of summer fun. AAW. RR for groups.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Edible Watershed with Gwen Brinkley
Tuesday, July 12. 2 p.m.
Learn about the water cycle and how water moves through the watershed!  “This is a yummy way for kids to be able to define a watershed, its elements and storm water pollution.  A: 7-9. Maximum 15.RR.
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Get in - to Fit in Fitness Boot Camp
Tuesday, July 12. 11-12 p.m.
Kids of all ages welcome to come and get fit with Madison James!  A: 3+. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Magician Tommy Johns
Tuesday, July 12. 3 p.m.
The most magical Tommy Johns comes to the library this summer! Come for amazement and fun!
Alpharetta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

The Social Media Marketing Class
Tuesday, July 12. 4 p.m.
Social media marketing is one of the most efficient ways to market and grow a business – yet many people don’t really understand how it works. This program covers all of the most important aspects of social media marketing – social media overviews and trends, strategies, emerging social networks, and more. A: Tw/T
Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363

College Essay Writing Workshop for Teens
Tuesday, July 12. 5 p.m.
Need help figuring out how to pick a topic? Never written an essay? Get a head start on those applications you will need to do in the fall. We will discuss how to pick a topic and how to write an essay that speaks about you.
A: 16-18. RR; limited to 10 participants.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Think, Create, Innovate STEM with Dr. Karen Hypolite
Tuesday, July 12. 6 p.m.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Milton Astronomy Club
Tuesday, July 12. 6 p.m.
Jeff Thompson will discuss the loveliest planet, Saturn. A:A&T
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Advanced Note Taking
Tuesday, July 12. 6 p.m.
Join Huntington and learn how to move your note taking to the next level. Recommended for middle /high school students and their families.  RR.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Kenny & Friend, Pe-Tay, the Penguin
Wednesday, July 13. 10 a.m.
Kenny and Friend will present Pe-Tay, The Penguin.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
For information call 404.792.4961 

Mama Koku Presents
Wednesday, July 13.  10 a.m.
Stories in My Pants and I need to Dance!
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779

On Your Mark, Get Set… Collage!: Create a Collage Using All Geometrical Shapes.
Wednesday, July 13. 10 a.m. and 3  p.m.
Join us for an art session. All you need is your imagination!  We will supply the shapes, background paper and glue.
West End Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740

Reach New Heights with Tiny Yogis Storytime
Wednesday, July 13. 10 a.m.
Reach your potential by stretching your mind with Ms. TaJuana Jones. A: 3-6.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760

Generation In Focus Presents “Circuit in Motion”
Wednesday, July 13. 10:30 am.
Tired of playing with just Legos? Circuits-in-Motion is the cooler version of regular Lego robotics. Students will go further than just snapping toy bricks; they will dive deeper into robotics and little bits by adding cir­cuitry boards to Legos. A: 13-17. RR, limited to first 25 people only.
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Butterfly Ballad: Puppet Show
Wednesday, July 13. 10:30 a.m.
Come follow the journey of the caterpillar as it transforms into a beautiful butterfly with the puppeteers of Piccadilly Puppets. A: 3-8.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Vegetable Soup!
Wednesday, July 13. 11 a.m.
Learn to love your lima beans and enjoy your eggplant while watching this fun, fast-paced variety show! Just like vegetable soup, it contains a little of everything: music, games, puppets (and a little learning, too!) Find out how to be a stronger you while having a good time! A: 5+. RR.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Water/Wastewater Treatment EnviroScape Model Town
Wednesday, July 13. 1 -2 p.m.
Bring the whole water treatment cycle to life by taking an educational journey through Water/Wastewater model town. Learn all about the entire water treatment cycle.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760

Fashion of Business
Wednesday, July 13. 1 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion and learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry.  Our panel will consist of local fashion professionals, led by Felicia Ruiz, partner of Factory Girls, a local Fashion Incubator.  Ms. Ruiz and co-founders Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir seek to “elevate the image of the Atlanta fashion culture through the cultivation and retention of quality designers.” 
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Public Safety 101
Wednesday, July 13. 2 p.m.
Join our Zone 6 Safety Officer for important information on public safety in the neighborhood. AAW. 
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

More About Your Computer
Wednesday, July 13.   3 p.m.
Participants will learn how to customize the desktop and their Internet home page, install programs, clean the desktop, uninstall programs, defrag, and load music into Windows Media Player.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Out of the Box Art Studio: Ready, Set, CREATE
Wednesday, July 13. 3:30 p.m.
Create a Jackson Pollock inspired action painting on canvas. Presented by Out of the Box Art Studio. A: 6-11. RR.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Gain a Valuable Insight Into Self Appreciation and Self Belief!
Wednesday, July 13. 4 p.m.
Fulton County Health expert, Lynette Allen will educate participants on how their thoughts affect the way they act, and how they can change and improve their self-confidence.  A: 12-17.  RR for groups of 10 or more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Make Your Own YouTube Videos
Wednesday, July 13. 6:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own YouTube videos to showcase your talent? Dr. Kristi Garrett will show you how to do so.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

AARP Safe Driving
Thursday, July 14. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course. You will learn: defensive driving techniques; proven safety strategies; new traffic laws and rules of the road. Plus, there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance. $15 for AARP members. $20 for non-members. RR.
Ponce de Leon Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Get in the Game: Job Searching for Teens
Thursday, July 14. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Teens will learn how to job search using the Internet. A:T, RR
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Mama Koku Presents
Thursday, July 14. 10:30 a.m.
Stories in My Pants and I need to Dance!
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Ready, Set, Lab: Brown Sugar Homemade Ice Cream
Thursday, July 14. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Learn how to use chemistry to make tasty treats? Come join and find out! A: 5+. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Hospice Services and the Dying Dementia Patient
Thursday, July 14. 12:30-1:30 a.m.
Come to this ACES monthly meeting for aging adults and their caregivers.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Brace Yourself
Thursday, July 14. 1 p.m.
Make your own rexlace cuff silver bracelet. A: T.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760

TAB Meeting (Teen Advisory Board)
Thursday, July 14. 1 p.m.
Teen Advisory Board meets to plan for Fall 2016 programs and Club Day. RR.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Kaiser Permanente presents “What's in That Lunch Anyway?”
Thursday, July 14. 1 p.m.
Is it Fruit, or False?  Find the answer to this question and more with “What’s in that Lunch, Anyway?” and get recipes to be a healthier you! RR.
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Financial Literacy for Teens
Thursday, July 14. 1:30 p.m.
Talk about spending and saving money. Teens will learn how to budget for all circumstances. A: 13-18
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

The Reading Games: Multimedia Magic Show 
Thursday, July 14. 2 p.m.
On your mark, get set…read! Magician Bill Packard uses a combination of story-telling, magic, music, puppetry, and games to entertain, educate, and inspire children to read. AAW.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Introduction to Finding Grants
Thursday, July 14. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Representative from the Foundation Center will help navigate the grant finding waters.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Vegetable Soup! Teaching Children Healthy Eating
Friday, July 15. 10:30 a.m.
Come learn and have fun with Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre! This fun, fast-paced variety show teaches children the importance of healthy eating and exercise all while having a great time with music, games, and puppets. A: 5-10.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Get in the Game, Let’s Learn About Watersheds, It’s Elements, and Our Community! Sponsored by The Dept. of Public Works
Thursday, July 14. 2 p.m.
Children will make an edible watershed that represents their community. They will also be able to define a watershed, its elements and storm water pollution. A: 7-12. 20 participants maximum. RR.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Super Summer Craft Session
Thursday, July 14. 2 p.m.
Children will create crafts that energize. A: 5-10. RR for groups.

Art Studio
Thursday, July 14. 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28. 2:30 p.m.
Create your own masterpiece using water color paint as the medium. A: T, RR.
Northwest Branch at Scott’s Crossing, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

Make Your House a Haven To Come Home To
Thursday. July 14. 3 p.m.
Learn your style of decorating, making the most of what you already have, and ideas to incorporate new life into your space. A:A.
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Hour of Code for Teens
Thursday, July 14. 4 p.m.
Come and learn the basics of coding through the “Hour of Code” program! We will make bracelets in binary, learn coding logic with Legos, and play video games that teach coding fundamentals. A:11-18. RR.
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

How Do I Find What I am Looking for on the World Wide Web: Basic Internet Skills?
Friday, July 15.  10:30 a.m.
This class is for new computer users who would like to learn how to use the Internet. We will learn how to open a web browser, how to navigate to different sites, and how to search the web using a search engine.   A and Seniors. RR.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Fulton County Water Resources – Learn About the Environment
Friday, July 15. 1 p.m.
Learn about the water cycle and create a craft with the Department of Water Resources! A:10U
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

“Lazy Louie’s Lucky Day” With Barry Stewart Mann
Friday, July 15. 2 p.m.
Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann presents “Lazy Louie’s Lucky Day.”
Alpharetta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Teen Henna Workshop
Friday July 15. 4 p.m.
Middle school and high school age youth are invited to join us for a henna program led by Ms. Mehtab. After a basic overview in the art of henna, each participant will create his or her own unique henna tattoo. Henna is a plant based dye that safely stains the skin for 1-2 weeks. Participation is limited to 20, call to register. A: T.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Making Luxurious Bath and Body Products 
Saturday, July 16.  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
During this workshop Jenine Lemons, presenter will teach participants how to make natural deodorant, body butter, and aromatic bath salts using very simple materials. The recipes can be re-created at home.
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Implementing Your Business Plan
Saturday, July 16. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This session is restricted to individuals who attended “Starting a Business 101”, individuals who have a completed business plan and individuals who currently own a business but need help in implementing their business plan. 
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Atlanta Audubon Society Presents Taking Flight
Saturday, July 16. 11 a.m.
Join as we learn all about flight with Ms. Melanie. Students will make flying paper eagle! Sponsored by FOML. A: 7+.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Basic Jewelry Making Lessons with Lisa Ingram
Saturdays, July 16. 12:30 p.m. A: 14 – Adult.
Participants have option to bring your own project materials.
Cleveland Avenue Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Healthy Eating On a Budget 101
Saturday, July 16. 1 p.m.
Learn how to make healthy, quick and budget-friendly snacks with vegetarian food aficionado, J. Kendrick. AAW.
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

“Lazy Louie’s Lucky Day” With Barry Stewart Mann
Saturday, July 16. 3:30 p.m.
Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann presents “Lazy Louie’s Lucky Day.”
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Kids Origami Club
Peachtree Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1315 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta 30309
For information call 404.885.7830

The Mineral Trunk
Tellus Science Museum “Mineral Identification Trunk.” The Mineral Identification Trunk helps children identify the different kinds of minerals and the simple tests used to identify them. AAW
Buckhead Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
269 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta 30305
For information call 404.814.3500

Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppet Theater
Northside Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta 30327
For information call 404.814.3508

Bringing the Words to Life!
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book.  A: 3-6
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Caring for Aging Family Members
Monday, July 18. 6 –7:30 p.m.
Caring for elderly parents and talking to elder parents on Wills, trusts and possible long term care options can be a challenge. What do you do when a loved one dies? How do you handle with an elder with Alzheimer’s, how do you monitor an elder’s medications or if necessary choose the right nursing home?  Have all your questions answered at this information session on elder care. A: A.
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Netsmartz Workshop for Teens
Monday, July 18. 2 p.m.
Learn the rules of Internet safety through activities and discussion based on the program created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A: 14+. 
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Teen Short Film Contest
Submission Deadline: Monday, July 18. 8 p.m.
Films must be produced by teens. More than one teen may work on a film, may appear in a film, but should perform no other duty in the actual creation of the film. Films may not be more than 20 minutes long. No outtakes, please. Teens may submit more than one film. Films submitted to the contest will not be returned, and must be submitted on a DVD or a USB Drive, clearly marked with the name of the Director. A panel of judges will select the winners in each category. People's Choice Award will be chosen at the Teen Filmmaker Festival on August 2 at 1 p.m. by audience members. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animated, Horror.  Films should be appropriate for A: 12+. Email marcia.divack@fultoncountyga.gov if you have questions.
Alpharetta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Atlanta Junior Bridge Summer Camp
Monday – Friday, July 18 – 22. 2 -4 p.m. 
Learn a fascinating card game, meet new friends and improve your math skills. Presented by Atlanta Junior Bridge. A: 8-18. RR.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Exercising Your Water Rights
Tuesday, July 19. 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Get ready for an interactive and hands-on activity celebrating water!  A: 3-6. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Kung Fu Adventures: Legendary Stories from China 
Tuesday, July 19. 10:30 a.m.
Join Lingual Kids for a special storytime all about china that includes a short Kung Fu demonstration. A: 12 and under. RR. 
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

WellCare Health Fair
Tuesday, July 19. 10:30 a.m.
Health information and health screenings for the family. AAW. RR.
Northwest Branch at Scott’s Crossing, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

Kaiser Permanente Presents “Mumferd Learns to Exercise”
Tuesday, July 19. 10:30 a.m.
Take an educational journey with Mumferd and learn many great reasons to exercise, from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression.  A: 4-13.  RR for groups of 10 or more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Bringing the Words to Life!
Tuesday, July 19. 11:00 a.m.
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book. A: 3-6  
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Storyteller Jerry White!
Tuesday, July 19. 11 a.m.
Join dynamic storyteller Jerry White, a percussionist, songwriter, screenwriter, actor and singer, as he uses spoken word, costumes and music to “Bring the words to life!” A: 3+. NO RR.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Noonday Nosh Book Club
Tuesday, July 19.  12 p.m.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

What’s in that Lunch Anyway?
Tuesday, July 19. 2 p.m.
How much sugar is really in that granola bar? Just because a drink is orange, does that mean its orange juice? Is it fruit or false?  Find out these answers and more as Kaiser Permanente helps us get the recipe for a healthier lifestyle. 
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

“It’s Story Telling Time – On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”
Tuesday, July 19. 2 p.m.
Deborah Strahorn will tell stories that make you move. AAW. RR for groups.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Mama Koku Presents
Tuesday, July 19. 10:30 a.m.
Stories in My Pants and I need to Dance!
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Barnyard Storytime
Tuesday, July 19. 3:30 p.m.
Get Set Reading with Lingual Kids @ the Library
Children will discover the fun of reading with a total immersion of Spanish, French and Chinese along with some exciting game. AAW.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Let’s Explore Business Databases
Tuesday, July 19. 6 p.m.
The library provides several excellent business-oriented databases that can provide important information.  We will explore these databases and how to best use them. A. RR.
Fairburn Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn 30213
For information call 770.306.3138

Canning Class
Tuesday, July 19. 6 p.m.
Kristen Sumpter is back and providing us with some valuable canning how-to tips.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Bringing the Words to Life!
Come join Jerry G. on a musical movement journey from inside a book. A:3-6.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
For information call 404.792.4961 

The Reading Games: Multimedia Magic Show 
Wednesday, July 20. 10:30 am
On your mark, get set…read! Magician Bill Packard uses a combination of story-telling, magic, music, puppetry, and games to entertain, educate, and inspire children to read. AAW.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Words with Patrons!
Wednesday, July 20. 11 a.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of competing with fellow patrons and staff in a good old fashioned game of scrabble.   A: A, RR.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Biobus Presents DNA is for Families!
Wednesday, July 20. 11 a.m.
Parents and children will engage in the same hands-on activities to learn how our DNA makes us unique, and that parents pass genes down to their children.  A: 5 & up. RR. Email leah.germon@fultoncountyga.gov
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Biobus Presents The Heart and Your Health!
Wednesday, July 20. 1:30 p.m.
In the Heart & Your Health module we introduce students to the basic anatomy and function of the mammalian heart, and the circulatory system. The high point of the lesson is the opportunity to handle a preserved cow heart. A: 8 & up. RR. Email leah.germon@fultoncountyga.gov
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

NEW SAT Test Prep Sessions
Ponce de Leon Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

On Your Mark, Get Set…Enjoy! National Ice Cream Day
Wednesday, July 20. 12 p.m.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with summertime stories and ice cream. A:3-12, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Exercise Your Mind: Read The Mockingbird Next Door
Wednesday, July 20. 12:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss The Mockingbird Next Door, a biography of Harper Lee by Marja Mills, who befriended the author in the last decades of her life. 
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Ready, Set, Stay Safe
Wednesday, July 20. 1 p.m.
APD officers interact with children as they provide street smart safety tips. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779

Beginning Genealogy
Wednesday, July 20. 2-3 p.m.
Class will teach the basics of researching your family tree.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Healthy Living Habits for Teens
Wednesday, July 20. 4 pm.
Fulton County Health expert, Patricia Jackson, will teach participants the importance of healthy eating and physical activities for healthy growth, development and well-being. A: 12-17.  RR for groups of 10 or more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Black Power and the Struggle for Liberation in Latin America
Wednesday, July 20. 5 p.m.
Continuing on from youth, the audience will look at how the black power movement expressed itself in Latin America among Black and Indigenous peoples. This program will take a particular focus on women, including but not limited to Queen Mother Moore whose birthday was July 27, 1898.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Adult Game Night
Monday, July 20. 5:30 p.m.
Bring a family member or a friend for an exciting evening of fun. 
Adams Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta 30311
For information call 404.752.8763

Meditation for Beginners
Wednesday, July 20. 6:30p.m.
This one-hour guided session offers a simple but powerful practice to help you easily and naturally become meditative. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Presented by Isha Foundation.   
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

On Your Mark, Get Set…STEM!: Weird, Fun and Cool Science Experiments
Tuesday, July 21. 10:30 a.m.
Join us for cool science experiments just for kids. A: 3-12. RR.
West End Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310
For information call 404.752.8740

I Can Move! Children’s Exercise Program Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Thursday, July 21. 11 a.m.
Children will have fun learning about the importance of exercise. A: 5-10. 50 participants maximum. RR.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Franklin Pond Chamber Music!
Thursday, July 21. 11 a.m.
Please come and hear classical music played at its finest with Franklin Pond Chamber Music, a unique year around chamber music program for talented string students.  AAW. NO RR.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Get Ready, Get Set, Sew/The Mosley Family
Thursday, July 21. 12 p.m.
Learn basic hand and machine stitches. A: 7-16.
Cleveland Avenue Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Leap into Light and Shadow with Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppet Theatre
Thursday, July 21. 1 p.m.
Join us for a participatory shadow puppet show where kids get to build their own shadow puppet. A: 12 and under. Space is limited. RR.
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Georgia State’s Biobus Program on Family DNA
3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta 30327
For information call 404.814.3508

Word 2010 for Beginners
Thursday, July 21. 2 p.m.
Participants will learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.  A:A, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime
Thursday, July 21, August 4. 10:30 a.m.
Bring your blanket to this fun, outdoor storytime that celebrates nature! Meet us under The Olde Oak Tree at the Milton library. A: 4+.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Ready Set Go!  Summertime Drop in Craft
Thursday, July 21. 2 p.m.
Children will enjoy a day filled with whimsical flair, creating their very own theme related art pieces. A: 7-12.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Score a Win with Sand Art
Thursday, July 21.  2 p.m.
Children will create fun summer crafts. A: 5-10. RR for groups.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

The Dos and Don’ts of College Admission Essays
Thursday, July 21. 6:30 p.m.
Parents Welcome. A: 13-18
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

How Fit Did You Get?
Friday, July 22. 10:30-12 p.m.
Join our Get Fit Challenge Finale! Celebrate yourself and find out how much you’ve improved. A: 5+.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

Sports Pennant Arts and Craft!
Friday, July 22.  10:30 a.m.
Calling all sports loving kids! Visit the library and create your very own colorful sports pennant that you will use to welcome and cheer on your team during the sports season. Light lunch would be served. A: 4-17. Reservation strongly required, limited to 25 people only.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Back to School Savings: Couponing with the Pretty Frugal Diva
Saturday, July 23. 10:30 a.m.
The Pretty Frugal Diva is back to share valuable strategies to help you save money on back-to-school shopping. She’ll tell you where and when to shop, how to stack coupons for the best deals, and more!
Ponce de Leon Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

ACT Scores Back Strategy Session
Saturday, July 23. 11 am
If you took the Princeton Review practice test on June 18, then join us for a Scores-Back Strategy Session from 11 am – 1 pm where a Princeton Review Instructor will review your scores and give test tips and strategies! A: 12 - 18. Space is Limited. Reserve Your Space Today!
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

De-Mystifying Water
Saturday, July 23. 12-2 p.m.
Wolf Creek Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3100 Enon Road, Atlanta 30331

Eat in a Heart Healthy Way
Saturday, July 23. 12:30 p.m.
Learn how to keep your heart healthy and talk to others about heart disease through games, role-playing, and other activities from the With Heartbeat Is Life (WEHIL) project. A: 12+. 
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Netsmartz Workshop for Tweens
Saturday, July 23. 2 p.m.
Learn the basic rules of Internet safety through activities and discussion based on the program created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A: 11-13. 
Kirkwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
11 Kirkwood Road, Atlanta 30317
For information call 404.377.6471

Journeys: A Book Club
Saturday, July 23, and August 27. 1 p.m. 
A book, a project for library or personal needs, a discussion on life journeys. A:A.
Cleveland Avenue Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Advanced Bead Bracelet Lessons for Teens and A
Saturday, July 23. 1:30 pm
Workshop participants will learn the techniques for constructing a double-strand bracelet.  Each participant will leave with a unique, beaded bracelet. Bring your own beads or use ours. RR. A: 12+.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

eBooks Publishing 101 Workshop
Saturday, July 23. 1:30 p.m.
This workshop will cover the basics of eBook publishing, including how to price an eBook and more. Presented by BookLogix. RR.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Get in the Game: Whodunit?
Saturday, July 23. 2 p.m.
Teens will put their investigative skills to use by using clues to solve a crime. A:T, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Little Red Barn: Hee Haw! Movie Theater @ the Library
Saturday, July 23. 2 p.m.
Children will enjoy educational and entertaining movies on Adventure, Sports, and Cartoon characters Book flicks.
A: 7-12.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Cleansing for Health
Saturday, July 23. 4 p.m.
Participants will learn the top 3 cleansing foods for daily health and vitality. Presented by Precious Frazier.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Ready, Set… Juggle
Monday, July 25. 10:30am
Ron Anglin’s juggling tricks will astound and captivate audiences during this hour long family program. AAW.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Magic Man Entertainment presents Reading Games
3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta 30327
For information call 404.814.3508

Let The Game Begin!  Beginners Chess Class for A
Monday, July 25. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Chess play and basic instruction with expert Rishi Jailall.  Come and observe or play.  A, beginners and intermediate players are welcome.  Chessboards and sets are provided.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Cooking with Chef Lynn
Monday, July 25. 6 pm.
Summer salads and grilling is a fun festive outdoor activity. This cooking class includes live cooking demonstration, food sampling, preparation, educational instruction and handouts. Reservations are required. Adult  environment. Hosted by Chef Lynn Ware, Custom Gourmet Solutions. 
East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Design Workshops for Graphic & Web Designers
Monday, July 25. 6 p.m.
Immerse yourself in an intensive and fun typography and graphic design experience at the Southwest Library for Design Studies. Learn about graphic design principles, talk with experts about the effectiveness of design, and explore what graphic design has to offer.  Participants will finish this workshop with a better understanding of design aesthetics, image forms, using color, layout and typography. Participants will also gain working knowledge of Adobe creative software. A: A/T
Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.6363

Bio-Bus wrapping up summer reading at Palmetto!
Tuesday, July 26. 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
A crew of Georgia State University students will be teaching youth about  Heart & Your Health through a specially design module inside your library. Topic is appropriate for A: 8+ (rising 3rd graders through High school).
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

On Your Mark, Get Set…STEM!: Bingo Math                       
Tuesday, July 26. 10:30 a.m.
Children will participate in Math Bingo and other fun math games. A:5-12, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Make Reading Fun with Sharon Smith!
Tuesday, July 26. 10:30 a.m.
Sharon Smith with Fulton County Water Resources will entertain kids with stories, songs, and arts and crafts.  Schim Schimmel’s book “Dear Children of the Earth” will be amongst stories read. A: 4-13. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Autrey Mill Featuring Birds and Eggs
Tuesday, July 26. 10:30 a.m.
Come follow the journey birds and eggs as they transform. AAW.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

All Hands Productions Presents
Tuesday, July 26. 11 a.m.
Join Brer Rabbit and his friends for 40 minutes of stories, music, and humor in this new production by solo puppeteer, David Stephens. The New Adventures of Brer Rabbit combines the classic characters with new, original stories.
A: 3+. NO RR.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

Ethics of Health: Focus on Empathy
Tuesdays, July 26, August 30. 1 p.m. 
Medical professionals are not strangers to ethical dilemmas, but what role does empathy play in ethical decision making? In this informative presentation you will learn about the factors that influence medical ethics.  Walk away with a new understanding of how empathy affects your ethical decision making.
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

Chocolate Olympics
Tuesday, July 26. 1:30 p.m.
Teens compete in different events to try to win the Gold! A: 12-18.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Airplane Glider Craft
Tuesday, July 26. 2 p.m.
Children will make their very own wooden airplane gliders. A: 7-10. RR.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

SQ3R: Study Skills for All Ages
Tuesday, July 26. 6 p.m.
Take the mystery out of studying as Huntington explains what SQ3R is and how students of all ages can apply this powerful study skill to their school work.  RR.
Milton Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009

Mystery Readers’ Book Club
Tuesday, July 26. 6:30 p.m.
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
115 Norcross Street, Roswell 30075
For information call 770.640.3075

Exercising Your Water Rights
Wednesday, July 27. 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Get ready for an interactive and hands-on activity celebrating water! RR for groups of 10 or more. A: 7+.
Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30331
For information call 404.699.4206

What is in that Lunch?
Wednesday, July 27. 10 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente will feature stories on kid’s lunch filled with music and puppet show to end the summer reading program and activities.
Program is made possible by the support of Kaiser Permanente.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
For information call 404.792.4961 

Summer Reading Grand Finale with GSU Bio-Bus
Wednesday, July 27. 10:30 a.m.
Children will participate in hands on science activities and demonstrations via the Bio-Bus Program sponsored by Georgia State University.
Dogwood Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
For information call 404.792.4961 

Mama Koku Presents
Wednesday, July 27.  10 a.m.
Stories in My Pants and I need to Dance!
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

American Hip Hop Vs African Culture Hip Hop!
Wednesday, July 27. 10:30 a.m.
Benetta Standly will visit the library to educate youth about the similarities and the differences between American Hip Hop and African culture Hip Hop. A: 11-17. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

What’s in that Lunch Anyway?
Wednesday, July 27. 2 -3 p.m.
Come and play the nutrition game with the whole family presented by Keiser Permanente. AAW.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760

Read THIS, if you like THAT…: Readers Advisory Workshop 1: Investigative Murder and Intrigue
Wednesday July 27. 1 p.m.
Are you a fan of James Patterson and his stories of murder, mystery and intrigue with the occasional romance thrown in?  Looking for authors with similar themes or genres?  Join us for an interactive session led by our General Collection librarian. 
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Zendala Workshop
Wednesday, July 27. 2 p.m.
The relaxing and imaginative art of Zendala combines two art techniques, zentangle and mandala, resulting in fascinating detailed circular drawings using colorful artist’s pens and markers. A: 12-18. Limit 20.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Back to School Celebration
Wednesday, July 27.  3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the school year. A: 5-17. RR.
Northwest Branch at Scott’s Crossing, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

Wonder Wisdom Book Club
Wednesday, July 27. 4:30 p.m.
All first through fifth grade independent readers are encouraged to pre-register and join us for exciting book discussions and fun activities once a month.  Pick up a copy of “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White and tell us about your favorite character, favorite chapter and more!  Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

How to Reinvent Yourself At Any Age Workshop
Wednesday, July 27. 6 p.m.
In this interactive workshop, discover how to successfully reinvent yourself. RR.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Get in the Game: Teen Gaming @ Your Library
Thursday, July 28. Library hours.
Teens will enjoy a day of all types of gaming at the library. A:TW/T, RR.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Bio-Bus Sampler
Thursday, July 28. 10 a.m.
Come and board the Georgia State Bio-Bus.
Washington Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta 30314
For information call 404.752.8760

Magic and Mime Presented by Tom Pierce
Tom Pierce presents a show full of magic, mime, and mirth! Family audience.
College Park Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Recycling with the Lorax!
Thursday, July 28. 10:30 a.m.
During this hour long program presented by the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, children will read The Lorax, play a recycling game, and make a “seed bomb”. In the Community Room. A: 7-11. RR.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Magician Ken Scott
Thursday, July 28. 11 a.m.
Come join magician Ken Scott as we close the library’s summer reading program.  Ken Scott’s entertaining and educational magic show is a perfect family event. AAW.
Ocee Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
For information call 770.360.8897

Dollars and Cents: Financial Literacy for Children
Thursday, July 28. 1 p.m.
Taught by the UGA Extension program, children will learn the basics of what money is, how it works and to maximize their spending and saving potential. In the Community Room. A: 7-11. Limit 30. RR.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

Ethics Of Health: Focus on Empathy
Thursday, July 28. 1 p.m.
Explore the critical role empathy plays in medical ethics. 1 hour board approved CEU certificates to licensed RNs, SWs, and Case Managers. Presented by Amity Care Hospice.
East Roswell Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
For information call 404.613.4050

Exercising Our Right to Read! Tell Tales Adult Summer Book Club
Thursday, July 28. 1 p.m.
Join us this summer as we work our minds out with great summer reads!  We will meet each to discuss preselected books with interesting questions and points of interest.  July’s discussion will cover The Watermelon King by Daniel Wallace.  Book discussions are not limited to what’s been planned and all attendees are encouraged to share their own topics of discussion.  A: A, RR.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Summer Reading Relay
Monday, July 28. 12:30 p.m.
Children will enjoy a challenging obstacle course for fun and prizes. RR for groups of 10 or more.
Mechanicsville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
400 Formwalt Street SW, Atlanta 30312
For information call 404.730.4779

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!  Summer Reading Finale
Thursday, July 28. 2 p.m.
Say goodbye to summer with our final program of the season!  Prizes and surprises for big readers!
Hapeville Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

On Your Mark, Get Set, Celebrate Reading!
Thursday, July 28. 2 p.m.
Children who have read 10 books will celebrate summer reading success! A: 4-10. RR for groups.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Teen Financial Literacy Class
Thursday, July 28. 2:15 p.m.
Taught by the UGA Extension program, teens will learn the basics of what money is, how it works and to maximize their spending and saving potential.
In the Community Room. A: 12-18. Limit 30. RR.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

AARP Safety Driver Class
Friday, July 29. 10  a.m.-4  p.m.
AARP Smart Driver course for A and teens 17 and older. AARP guidebook is not required unless you want a certificate. Registration $15 for AARP members with a membership card and $20 for non-members. Bring bag lunch.
East Point Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
For information call 404.762.4842

How Do I Find What I am Looking for on the World Wide Web: Basic Internet Skills Part Two?
Friday, July 29.  10:30 a.m.
This class is part two of the basic internet skills series for anyone needing to know how to effectively use search engines. A: A, RR.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Ponce de Leon Annual Spelling Bee
Test your wits and spelling knowledge at our end-of-the-year spelling bee.  A: 6-12.
Ponce de Leon Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Get Into the Game of Checkers!
Friday, July 29. 3 pm.
Have fun at the library testing your checkers skills against your friends or against the Youth Services Librarian.    A: 13-17. RR, Limited to 10 people only.
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
409 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta 30312

Harry Potter Birthday Party
Friday, July 29. 3 pm
Potterheads young and old are invited to celebrate Harry’s birthday. Be sorted, compete for the house cup, try your hand at quidditch, brew potions and much more!
Alpharetta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Reading Rolette’s Book Club @ the Library
Friday, July 29. 3:30 p.m.
Juveniles will discover the fun of reading during the summer along with some exciting book discussions. A: 10-12.
Palmetto Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9111 Cascade Palmetto Highway, Palmetto 30268
For information call 404.613.4075

Teen Lock-In
Friday, July 29. 6 p.m.
Stay up late at the library! Crafts, snacks, music and games. A: T, RR.
Sandy Springs Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328
For information call 404.303.6130

AARP Smart Driver Course   
Saturday, July 30. 10:30 a.m.-5  p.m.
AARP Smart Driver course, previously Defensive Driving, for A and teens 15 and older.
AARP guidebook is not required unless you want a certificate. Registration is $15 for AARP members
with a membership card and $20 for non-members.
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022
For information call 770.360.8820

A Noble World: Atlanta Artists Center Exhibition
Sunday, July 31 – Friday, September 16
First Thursday Opening Reception, Thursday, August 4. 5-7 p.m.
A multi-media group art exhibition presented by members of the Atlanta Artists Center.
Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303
For information call 404.730.1781

Food Through History
Sunday, July 31. 3 p.m.
Learn about what people ate in the past, what original portion sizes were, what other countries consume, and cultural eating habits. Zema Love Fire, an educator, natural living advocate and food researcher will share her knowledge about these topics.
Metropolitan Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System