Monday, April 9, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week with AFPLS!






Sunday, April 8-14. Library Hours
During National Library Week, pick up an "I Love the Library Because" sheet at the East Roswell Branch. Completed sheets will be displayed in the Children's Department.
East Roswell Library - 2301 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Roswell, Ga 30076

Libraries Lead during National Library Week
April 8-14.
Enjoy Featured branch displays highlighting significant library events.
All ages 404-730-4779
Mechanicsville Library – 400 Formwalt St. SW Atlanta, Ga 30312

National Library Week
April 9 - 13. 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Come out and get to know your Northwest Library. Visit our information table to learn about library materials and services. All Ages.
Northwest Library – 2489 Perry Boulevard, NW Atlanta, Ga. 30318

Love Your Library Poster Contest
April 9-14.
Celebrate National Library Week by making a poster highlighting your favorite book, character, or why you love libraries. Ages 5-11.
Northside Library – 3295 Northside Pkwy.  Atlanta, Ga 30327

National Library Week Scavenger Hunt
Monday-Saturday, April 9-14. Library hours.
Celebrate this year’s National Library Week theme, “Libraries Lead” by participating in a scavenger hunt!
Ask for a list of questions at the service desk, search the library for answers, and return your completed list to library staff to earn a prize!
All ages. 404.762.4116
Cleveland Avenue Library-  47 Cleveland Avenue, SW Atlanta, Ga 30315

Be Book Worm # Me Too & Read a Book Today! Let’s Celebrate National Book Week!
Monday, April 09- 15. 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Come and enjoy a fun time of reading a daily book and creating your very own journal of crafts and book summaries. Ages 6-12
Palmetto Library – 9111 Cascade Palmetto Rd. Palmetto, Ga 30268

Stories for Shorties
Tuesday, April 10. 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays as we celebrate National Library Week.  Please arrive on-time to minimize distractions. No food/beverages, please. Bottles okay. Ages 0 - 5.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd. Milton, GA 30009

Love on your Library
Tuesday, April 10. 10:30am
Patrons are invited to write on colored hearts cut-outs about why you love the East Atlanta Library which will be displayed in the windows of the branch.
East Atlanta Library – 400 Flat Shoals Ave, SE. Atlanta, Ga 30316

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Creative Crayon Story Time and Crafts
Tuesday, April 10. 10:30 a.m.
Reservations Required. All Ages Welcome, Ages 4+.  404.730.1845
Central Library – One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, Ga 30303


AFPLS Mobile Book Bike in MILTON
Tuesday, April 10. 12:00 p.m.
Help the Milton Library celebrate National Library Week with the AFPLS Mobile Book Bike! Plus, meet the library's mascot: Rocky the Reading Raccoon! Get your free library card now!
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd.  Milton, Ga 30009

Books with Pups- Canine Assistants
Tuesday, April 10. 3:30 p.m.
Ash and Fitz are back! Read to a friendly therapy dog with one of Canine Assistant's K-9 Kids wonderful volunteers.
Great for reluctant readers and kids looking to build fluency skills and improve confidence! Each child will read one-on-one to a therapy for fifteen minutes. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited, MUST email Liane to sign up:
Liane.wagner@fultoncountyga.gov  Every other Tuesday beginning at 3:30 PM.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, GA 30009

Celebrate National Library Week
Tuesday, April 10. 4:00 p.m.
Reading puzzles and activities for elementary aged children
Metropolitan Library – 1332 Metropolitan Parkway Atlanta, Ga 30310


Books with Pups- Canine Assistants
Tuesday, April 10. 5:00 p.m.
Come, hang out with board game enthusiasts and soon-to-be fans.  Play games you don’t get a chance to play at home and meet some new people.  Defeat boredom with us and learn a new game.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd. Milton, Ga 30009

Libraries, Lattes, Literacy and Leadership
Wednesday, April 11.
Come and join us as we celebrate National Library Week with coffee, snacks, a book and friends.  Ages: All ages. 
MLK Library – 409 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Atlanta, Ga 30312

A Little Bit of Storytime
Wednesday, April 11. 10:00 a.m.
Stories.
Washington Park Library – 1116 MLK jr. Dr. S.W. Atlanta, Ga 30314

School Library Tour
Wednesday, April 11. 10:30 a.m.
In celebration of the National Library Week, schools are invited to take a tour of the East Point library to learn about different programming and services that we offer that can make children become leaders in their communities. Ages: 4 - 10
East Point Library – 2757 Main Street East Point, Ga 30344

Wednesday Morning Yoga
Wednesday, April 11. 10:30 a.m.
Say Namaste for National Library Week. Join us for this free yoga classes. No experience necessary.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Sound Beginnings with Ms. Linda
Wednesday, April 11. 11:30 a.m.
This music class is designed to develop intelligence and confidence in the young child through a setting of music, play, and parental nurturing. For ages 0 – 4 with parent (and siblings). Email Liane.wagner@fultoncountyga.gov to sign up!
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Let’s Play Music with Ms. Linda
Wednesday, April 11. 2:00 p.m.
Join us for an exciting interactive music class for children and parents which emphasizes piano playing, note reading, ear training, rhythm and classical music. Ages 4 – 6 with caregiver. Space is limited. Registration required.  Email Liane to RSVP: Liane.wagner@fultoncountyga.gov
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Friends of the Milton Library Book Sale
Wednesday, April 11. 3:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Milton Library is a non-profit organization that holds weekly book sales to raise money to support the programs and events at the Milton Library. Come shop for book bargains and support your neighborhood branch! 
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Celebrate National Library Week
Wednesday, April 11 – 4:00 p.m.
Reading and Book Trivia and activities for teenagers
Metropolitan Library – 1332 Metropolitan Parkway Atlanta, Ga 30310


Water Around Us
Wednesday, April 11. 4:00 p.m.
Water Resources will visit the library. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. 404.752.8760
Washington Park Library – 1116 MLK jr. Dr. S.W. Atlanta, Ga 30314


Atlanta Audubon Society presents: Common Birds of Atlanta Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, April 11. 4:00 p.m.
In this program, students will learn how to identify common birds by sight and sounds and compare and contrast characteristics of each. An interactive class session can be followed by a bird walk to see what birds we can find! Binoculars are provided. Ages 5-11. Space is limited. Email Liane.wagner@fultoncountyga.gov to sign up.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Kool Koding
Wednesday, April 11. 5:00 p.m.
Kids in grades 4th and up are welcome to join this fun club for coders.  Bring your own device. Sponsored by Milton Teen Advisory Board.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

AP World History Exam Strategy Session
Wednesday, April 11. 6:30 p.m.
Join the instructors from C2Education as they help get you prepared for your AP Biology test this spring with an insightful strategy session.  No reservations needed, grab a classmate or two and join us!
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Issues and Ideas Book Club
Thursday, April 12. 10:30 a.m.
Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Issues and Ideas book club. This unique book club does not have a monthly required book. We invite you to read a non-fiction or biography and give a 10-15 minute presentation discussing the "issues and ideas" brought forth in the book. 
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Oh My D.E.A.R. Read!
Thursday, April 12. 10:30 a.m.
What is more fun than reading? Visit your library today and have fun by reading a good book in recognition of Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day and National Library Week. Reservations required.  Ages: 2-6. 404.730.1185.
MLK Library – 409 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Atlanta, Ga 30312

National Library Week - Drop Everything and Read
Thursday, April 12. 3:30 p.m.
Reading is the way to your future so drop by the library for the afternoon.  Ages 5 -12.
Northwest Library – 2489 Perry Boulevard, NW Atlanta, Ga. 30318

D.E.A.R. Storytime
Thursday, April 12. 3:30 p.m.
Drop in for a reading of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and other stories.  Stay for a cookie treat. Ages: 5-8.
East Roswell Library - 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, Ga 30076


D.E.A.R. Day @ the Library
Thursday, April 12. 4:00 p.m.
Retell a Ramona story. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. 404.752.8760
Washington Park Library – 1116 MLK jr. Dr. S.W. Atlanta, Ga 30314


Lego Club @ Milton Library            
Thursday. April 12.  4:00 p.m.
It’s National Library Week! Guess this week’s theme and get building! Kids are encouraged to spread kindness and use their imaginations! Great opportunity to make friends & gain confidence speaking in front of groups.  Ages 5 – 11.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

Midday at Milton Book Club
Friday, April 13. 11:00 a.m.
For National Library Week the club will be discussing the book, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. New members are always welcome! Email Ellen.Baxter@fultoncountyga.gov for details.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

Senior Moment Technology Sessions
Saturday, April 14. 10:00 a.m.
One-on-One 30 minute technology instruction for Seniors ages 50+ are offered every Monday at the Milton Library. Whether you need to learn how to use various types of Social Media applications, Email, iPad, iPhone, Tablets, Smart Phones, or Microsoft apps, individuals may register twice a month by calling to register at 404-613-4402 or send an email to milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov. Just let us know what you need to learn.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

AP World History Practice Exam
Saturday, April 14, any three hours
AP World History Practice Exam: Students will need to schedule a 3 hour block of time to take the practice exam on Saturday, April 14 or Sunday, April 15 during library hours.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

Friends of the Milton Library Book Sale
Saturday, April 14. 10:00 a.m.
The Friends of the Milton Library is a non-profit organization that holds weekly book sales to raise money to support the programs and events at the Milton Library. Come shop for book bargains and support your neighborhood branch! 
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

Books with Pups- Humane Hearts
Saturday, April 14. 10:30 a.m.
Shadow is back! Read to a friendly therapy dog with Humane Hearts volunteer, Ms. Keri! Great for reluctant readers and kids looking to build fluency skills and improve confidence! Each child will read one-on-one to a therapy for fifteen minutes.  Ages 5 and up. Space is limited, email to sign up: liane.wagner@fultoncountyga.gov 
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

Yoga for Everyone
Saturday, April 14. 11:00 a.m.
Start your Saturday with Yoga. Instructor, Mita will be offering free weekly yoga classes.  Bring your yoga mat and water for this relaxing, healthful library program.  All ages welcome.
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Rd Milton, Ga 30009

Celebrate Earth Day at Milton Library
Saturday. April 14. 1:00 p.m.
Join our friends from Autrey Mill Nature Preserve as we celebrate our beautiful planet with Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, recycling relay game, and a fun seed-bomb activity. Ages 5 - 11.  Email Liane to RSVP! liane.wagner@fultoncountyga.gov 
Milton Library - 855 Mayfield Road Milton, Ga 30009

Self Defense for Women
Saturday, April 14. 3:00 p.m.
What better time to learn how to protect yourself than during National Library Week! Email Milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov to RSVP. Ages 18 and up.
Milton Library 855 Mayfield Road Milton, GA 30009

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Black History Month Programs


2018 Black History Month Programs 

Black History Month Book Bingo!
February. During hours of operation.
Pick up a bingo card and check out 5 books in a row from the Kirkwood Library to win prizes while supplies last! All ages.
Kirkwood Library
11 Kirkwood Road SE, Atlanta GA 30317

African American History Storytime
Wednesdays. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
African American history stories with coinciding crafts.
Ages 3-5 Reservation required. 404-730-4779
Mechanicsville Branch Library
400 Formwalt St SW. Atlanta, GA 30312

Friday Movies at Ponce Celebrates Black History Month
Fridays. 3:00 p.m.
Join us every Friday afternoon in February for popular movies that celebrate black history. We will be showing Selma, Malcolm X, I am Ali, and A Raisin in the Sun. All movies are rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of Ponce Library.
Ponce De Leon Branch Library
980 Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Atlanta, GA 30306

Black Farmers Photography Exhibit
February 1 –March 10. 2018
View International Photographer Rahmeek Rasul’s latest commissioned photography series of Farmers of the Mississippi Delta.  All ages.
Adams Park Library
2231 Campbelton Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Black History Month Essay Contest
Thursday, February 1-Monday, March 5.
Participants will write a 1-2 page essay about a major figure in Black history. Complete essay contest rules and details available at branch. Ages 8-17.
Cleveland Avenue Library
47 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Black History Symposium
Saturday, February 3. 10:30 a.m.
Renown author and preacher Dr. L. H. Whelchel, Jr., a foot soldier in the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, shares a personal perspective on Black History.  Sponsored by Holsey Temple CME Church. Teens and Adults. Registration required for groups.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Six Eves Prevail through the Garden of Nutrition – Book Discussion
Saturday, February 3.2:00 p.m.
Six African-American nutrition professionals will share their individual stories about becoming nutritionists and dietitians during the '60s and '70s. All ages. 404.613.5771.
Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road. Atlanta, Georgia 30315

Dr. Andrea Lewis, Children’s Author
Monday, February 5.  10:30 a.m.
Children will listen to Dr. Lewis read her book, “Valerie’s New Friends.” Reservations required. 50 participants maximum. Ages 4-6.
College Park Library 3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Black History Movie Monday
Monday, February 5. 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a movie on the big screen to celebrate Black History and enjoy light refreshments. All Ages. Registration is required.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Black History Month Storytime
Tuesdays, February 6 & 13. 10:30 a.m.
Interactive stories and crafts in honor of Black History Month that celebrates life, teaching and the love for humanity. Children of all ages
Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

African Americans in the Military
Tuesday, February 6. 4:00 p.m.
In observance of Black History Month the AUC Archives Research Center will provide a presentation and discussion about the history of African Americans in the United States military. All ages.
Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315

Freedom Stories
Wednesdays, February 7, 21,& 28.10:00 a.m.
Stories will highlight Black authors and art. Ages 3-6. Reservations required. 404.752.8760
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Storytime with Babatunde
Wednesday, February 7. 10:30  and 11:15 am
Come out for a fun and interactive cultural experience through stories, African drums, movement and singing. Presented by Babatunde Speaks. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Ages 2-6
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076

Auntie Fran Reads
Wednesday, February 7. 4:00 p.m.
Come and hear Auntie Fran’s newest book Noot’s in Charge. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. 404.752.8760.
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Bead Rasta Inspired Jewelry Craft
Wednesday, February 7. 4:30 p.m.
In this simplified activity your child can make their own Rastafarian type of necklace using beads and any type of shell. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. 404.752.8760.
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Fun, Facts and Figures for Teens
Thursday, February 8. 4:30 p.m.
Teens will be informed about popular and important facts about African American using quizzes, puzzles and activities. Teens. Reservations required. 404.752.8760
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Celebrate Black History Month with the Johns Creek Arts Center
Thursday, February 8 at 4:30pm
Come join the NE/ Spruill Oaks Library as we celebrate the many colors of us through a special art program presented by the Johns Creek Art Center. Ages 5-9.
Northeast/ Spruill Oaks Library
9560 Spruill Rd. Johns Creek, GA 30022

Barnyard Black History Meet & Greet Celebration Honoring Sergeant W.O Smith /Tuskegee Airman
Tuesday, February 08. 5:30-6:30p.m.
February is Black History Month. Stop by the Palmetto Library and learn the story of Sergeant Smith’s life as an Airman in the USA Air Force. Light Refreshments. Families & Friends  All Ages.
Palmetto Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY Hwy., Palmetto GA 30268

Black Speculative Arts Movement Convention BSAM Atlanta
Afrofutures Arts Convention 
Saturday, February 10. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Movie Screening: My Friend Martin
Saturday, February 10. 10:30 a.m.
We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. during black history month with a screening of My Friend Martin, a film highlighting the importance of his activism, words, and teachings. This film is a cartoon appropriate for ages 6+.
Martin Luther King Jr., Library409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta 30312

Black History Film Fest
Saturdays, February 10, 17, & 24. 12:00 p.m.
Bring your family and join us for an afternoon movie of featured movies, Glory, Selma, and 42 The True Story of An American Legend.  All ages welcomed.  No registration required.
South Fulton Library
4055 Flat Shoals Road. Union City, GA 30291

Babatunde
Saturday, February 10. 12:00 p.m.
Babatunde the Griot and his magnificent drummer Uncle Spirit will take children on a magical journey throughout the Motherland through stories and music. This program is part of Roswell Roots’ month long celebration. Ages 4-8.
Roswell Library 
115 Norcross Street. Roswell GA. 30075

Family Black History Program
Saturday, February 10. 2:00PM-5:45PM
Take a historic journey as the Eta Omega chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presents an afternoon of reflection, honoring African American history not often told.
Wolf Creek Library
3100 Enon Road. Atlanta, GA 30331

Mike Glenn presents Frederick Douglass
Monday, February 10. 6:00 p.m.
Former NBA star Mike Glenn will discuss Frederick Douglass on the 200th birthday of this important figure of American history and present original documents from this historical figure and abolitionist leader. Descendants of Frederick Douglass will attend this program. This program is part of Roswell Roots’ month long celebration.  Reservation required. Adults.
Roswell Library 
115 Norcross Street. Roswell GA 30075

Little Known Black History Facts
Sunday, February 11. 2:30 pm
Families with children ages 6 and up. We will share information on the amazing journey of African-American in this multi-media presentation for families with a hands-on learning workshop incorporated for children. Presented by Israelite Nation History and Culture. Registration required.
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076

Divided States
Fine Art Exhibition
Sunday, February 11, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Artist Talk: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11.
In recognition of Black History Month (2017), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will present Divided States, a select exhibition of artwork curated by Tracy Murrell from various visual art series by renowned artist CharlyPalmer (“Tar Baby”, “White Wash”, “Stain-glass”, Eminent Domain”, “Blackness” and the most recent “Silent”). Divided States boldly chronicles the unending evolution of a profound socially consciences artistic vision, that unapologetically roots the Black experience at the center of American History. Charly Palmer’s intrepid textural brushwork, signature bold color palette and eloquent layering technique, forms a perfect union that gives voice to, we the people who continue to live in the Divided States of America.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Black History Collage Project
Monday, February 12. 4:30p.m.
Children will bring Black History memorable “Civil Rights Leaders & Freedom Riders” History alive by creating their own collage. All materials provided. Ages: 7-12.
Palmetto Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY, Palmetto GA 30268

Farmyard Children & Black History Collage Project
Monday, February 12. 4:30p.m.
Children will bring Black History memorable “Civil Rights Leaders & Freedom Riders” History alive by creating their own collage. All materials provided. Ages: 7-12. 404.613.4075
Palmetto Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto  Hwy. Palmetto, Georgia 30268

Black History Movies
Tuesdays, February 13 & 27. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Family movies about African American events and people that have had a great impact on the world today. All ages. Reservations required.
Washington Park Library
1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Atlanta, GA 30314

Black History Month Trivia Night for Teens
Tuesday, February 13. 6:00 p.m.
Do you know Black History?  Would you like to learn more about Black History in a fun way? Join us for a hands-on learning experience as teens compete in a friendly game of Black History Month Trivia.  Ages 13-18. Registration required.  404.613.3092
South Fulton Library
4055 Flat Shoals Road. Union City, GA 30291

Explore African American History Databases
Wednesday, February 14. 10:00a.m.
Patrons will experience African American History through online library databases.
Mechanicsville Library
400 Formwalt St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30312

We Love Black History Month
Wednesday, February 14. 11:00 a.m.
Storytime focuses on learning about and creating crafts that relate to Black History.  Ages 3-5.  Registration is required for groups.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Movie Screening: The Fire Next Time
Friday, February 16. 4:00 p.m.
This documentary examines the life and times of one of America’s most prolific writers, James Baldwin. The film covers the impact he had on America as a renowned black author, activist and man. Ages 13+.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta 30312

Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court
Book Signing and Lecture
Sunday, February 18. 3:00 p.m.
The Baton Foundation, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host distinguished legal historian Professor Paul Finkelman, who will discuss his latest publication, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Black History Month Storytime
Tuesday, February 20. 10:30 a.m.
Children will hear stories and poems about famous African-Americans and how their lives impacted the America we know today.
Adamsville-Collier Heights Library
3424 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Atlanta, GA 30331

Black History Facts and Trivia
Tuesday, February 20. 2:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon learning and testing your knowledge of interesting Black History facts. Ages 5-12. Registration is required for groups.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Follow the Underground Railroad
Tuesday, February 20. 4:00 p.m.
Come and learn how to map and trace the path and history of the Underground Railroad all the way to Canada using the digital library’s African American Newspaper database.
Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road. Atlanta, Georgia 30315

Black History Month Poetry Reading
Tuesday, February 20. 4:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a dramatic reading of famous black poets such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and others. Ages 10+.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312

Black History Trivia for Tweens & Teens
Tuesday, February 20. 6:30 p.m.
Tweens and Teens have the opportunity to win a prize by solving word find, cross word, and missing letter puzzles about events and people in Black History. Reservations Required. Ages: Teens/Tweens, Space is limited. 404.730.1845
Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta GA 30303

Documenting the Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday, February 21. 4:00 p.m.
Ms. Cynthia Lewis Patterson, Director of Archives at the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, will present an overview of efforts to comprehensively document the modern Civil Rights Movement relevant to the African American Experience.  Adult
Hapeville Library
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354

Celebration of African-American Heritage Stories
Wednesday, February 21. 10:30 a.m.
Read stories, sing songs and learn about Innovators and Famous Figures in African-American History
Ages: 2-5
Metropolitan Library
1332 Metropolitan Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30310

Black History Trivia
Thursday, February 22. 4:00 p.m.
Children will play a trivia game in recognition of Black History Month. Ages 6-10.
College Park Library
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

Black History Month Story Time and Crafts
Thursday, February 22. 4:00 P.M.
Let’s get together and have some treats with story time and crafts. Munch! Munch! Munch!  Martin Luther King would be proud!  Ages: Families
Hapeville Library
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354

Black History Outside the Book: Every Child Should Have a Book
Thursday, February 22. 4:30 p.m.
Teens will share their favorite picture book to little ones. Teens. Reservations required.
Washington Park Library
1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314

Commemorative Unity Wreath Making Workshop
Thursday, February 22. 4:30 p.m.
The Ponce Library, in partnership with Firehouse Creative Productions, will sponsor a commemorative wreath making workshop. The wreaths will be made in honor and remembrance of our history, and as a commitment to our future. Participants are invited to display these wreaths along the funeral processional route on April 9th 2018, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s funeral. Space is limited. Email  anne.vagts@fultoncountyga.gov to register.
Ponce De Leon Branch Library
980 Ponce De Leon Ave.,  NE. Atlanta, GA 30306

Black History Cinema
Thursday, February 22. 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a movie on the big screen to celebrate Black History and enjoy light refreshments . All Ages. Registration is required.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Black History Film Festival
Friday, February 23 6:00PM-8:00PM. Opening Reception
February 24 10:00AM-5:00PM. Film Festival Saturday
Join us as Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Urban Film Review present a celebration of cinema and Black history.
Wolf Creek Library
3100 Enon Road. Atlanta, GA 30331

Sankofa Storytime
Afrocentric Tales and Activities that celebrate the Black Diaspora  
Saturday, February 24. 11:00 a.m.
Please join all the fun with books and stories, songs, movement activities and crafts celebrating the Black Diaspora.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Black History Film Festival
Saturday, February 24. 12:00 p.m.
The Black History Film Festival will feature films detailing both seminal moments in the civil rights movement and unheralded African-Americans who contributed to American history. All ages.
Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315

Sports Memorabilia
Sunday, February 25. 2:00 p.m.
Step back in time and view a collection of sports memorabilia from the Negro League on view courtesy of local resident and collector. This program is part of Roswell Roots’ month long celebration.  Teens and adults.
Roswell Library
115 Norcross St., Roswell, GA 30075

Farai Caldwell, Children’s Author
Monday, February 26. 10:30 a.m.
Children will listen to Farai Caldwell read his book, “Black Kids,” in recognition of Black History Month. Reservations required. 50 participants maximum. Ages 4-8.
College Park Library 3647 Main Street. College Park, GA 30337

Black History Movies
Tuesdays, February 27. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Family movies about African American events and people that have had a great impact on the world today. All ages. Reservations required. 404.752.8760.
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta, GA 30314

Ian Bell, Children’s Author and Graphic Artist
Wednesday, February 28. 4:00 p.m.
Ian Bell will read his book, Mo’ and the Dudes “Time Travels Through History”, a book about middle schoolers travels through Black history of the past. Mr. Bell will also give an overview of his career as a graphic artist. Ages 8-12.
College Park Library 3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Standing Up for Civil Rights Family Program
Saturday, March 3. 1:00 p.m.
Children are encouraged to read Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colon. In conjunction with the Roswell Read’s community reading event, come make posters at the library to reflect your civic engagement. Ages 3 and up.
Roswell Library
115 Norcross St., Roswell, GA 30075