Friday, February 24, 2017

Are you ready to celebrate the magical, whimsical stories of Dr. Seuss with the library? Join us next week for amazing stories that are "truer than true and you'er than you!" Oh the things you will do, when you visit your local library on Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2). You may find yourself crafting a cat! A cat in a hat! Or dining on delectable Green Eggs and Ham. You may find a special guest reader, a fan-tab-ulous treat, special characters and yummy cake to eat! Join us next week (see the schedule below)! You won't want to miss it, you know where to go.




Enjoy this video of some of last year's highlights from Read Across America Day! 



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month with Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System



CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Check Out More Programs at www.afpls.org 

To Be Young, Gifted, & Talented:  A Creativity Series
We are looking for writers in grades 3-8 to participate in our annual Black History Month writing contest with the theme: Why I Celebrate Black History Month

Monday, February 6, - Saturday, February 25, 2017
Essay must be received on or before Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Palmetto Branch.
Essay Guidelines:

  1. Essay must be 200 words or less.
  2. Writer must complete and attach the submission form.
  3. One essay per student. 
  4. One winner will be chosen from each grade level, (grades 3 -8) for a total of six (6) winners.
  5. Winners will be selected on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and notified on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
  6. All winners will receive a prize and recognition during the Summer Reading Kickoff.
 
PALMETTO LIBRARY 
9111 Cascade Palmetto Hwy, Palmetto, Ga 30268
For more information call 404.613-4075



Black History Month Book BINGO
February 2017
Kirkwood Library
11 Kirkwood Rd., Atlanta, GA 30317
Get a bingo card and check out 5 books in a row to enter the grand prize drawing for your family! Free and open to the public. See library staff for details 

Twenty African Americans Who Changed History 
This selpaced online class examines twenty men and women in African American history who dedicated their lives to creating a better America. It shares the circumstances into which they were brought or born in America, and the obstacles they faced. 
Register Today! www.afpls.org/ecampus



Family African American History Program
Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:00 p.m
Wolf Creek Library
3100 Enon Road Atlanta, Ga 30331

Take a Historic Journey as the Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., presents as Afternoon  of Reflection Honoring African American History Not Often Told 

Little Known Black History Facts 
Saturday, February. 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30076

Hands –on learning workshop for families with children ages 6 and up. Presented by the Israelite Nation History and Culture. Registration is required.

Story time and craft 
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30076
Sunday, February 12 and Sunday, February. 26 at 2:00 p.m.-2:45p.m.
Children’s books titled: Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford and Coretta Scott by Ntozake  Shange will be read and children will create a craft.

Celebrate and Elevate; ‘A Communal Conversation on Alvin Ailey’ Community Discussion 
Saturday, February 11. 3:00 p.m.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta 30303
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Alvin Ailey Ambassadors of Atlanta, will host Celebrate and Elevate: A Communal Conversation on Alvin Ailey.

Food History of the South
Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch
1463 Pryor Road Atlanta, Ga 30315

Come out and join us as we explore the history of the foods that we know as Traditional Southern Food. Learn how and why these foods became our comfort foods and are known around the   world as Soul, Southern and Ancestral foods.

Private Movie Screening of the film “Selma” for teens only 
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30076
Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 4:00p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Teens will view a private screening of the movie “Selma”. Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.


Story Time
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:15am-11:15 a.m.
Since 1976, the month of February is a time to recognize, celebrate, and honor the rich and diverse history of African Americans. Join us at Southwest Library as we recognize the richness of African-American culture with music, storytelling, dance and more in honor of Black History Month. Special guest Rosemary Robertson will foster the experience of toe tapping and head bobbing rhythm of African American Heroes who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. 


Black History Stamp Program 
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Metropolitan Branch
1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, Ga 30310

From Old Guard to Vanguard: A Second Generation Panther by Malik Ismail. Author’s Discussion and Book Signing 
Saturday, February 25. 3:00 p.m.  
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta 30303
Join local author and historian Malik Ismail, who will discuss his latest publication. The book explores the historical importance and the ongoing contemporary relevance of the Black Panther Party.

The Big Ticket: Invictus
Monday, February 27, 2017
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Invictus tells the extraordinary human story of how that moment became possible. It shows how a sport, once the preserve of South Africa's Afrikaans-speaking minority, came to unify the new rainbow nation and tells of how - just occasionally - something as simple as a game can help people to rise above themselves and see beyond their differences.
All children must be accompanied by parents during the movie. Tickets can be obtained from the Southwest Library circulation desk. You must have the movie ticket to enter room. Movie tickets are limited due to seating arrangements. Please call for tickets availability. NO TICKETS RESERVATION, First come-first serve basis.

Story Time
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:15-11:15a.m.

Please join us as we welcome children's author, Ms. Akua Agosi to Southwest library for the celebration of Black History Month. Ms. Akua Agosi will be reading her latest book “Madam C.J. Walker's Road To Success”, to the children. Ms.  Akua Agosi is devoted to writing books that instill and promote children’s pride as well as awareness in African culture.  All of Akua's books introduce a sense of pride, encouragement and the power to overcome any situation and achieve difficult goals.