Thursday, June 30, 2011

Library Closed for Independence Day

Just a reminder that all branches of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will be closed on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Branches will reopen as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

If you or your family is looking for some weekend activities before the 4th, check our events calendar to see what may be happening at a branch near you.

We hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy 4th of July celebration!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Fair and Author Signing

Ever thought about writing your own book but weren't sure where to start or how to get the completed project out there? Well, this upcoming book fair will have representatives from two publishing companies on hand for anyone who has questions about writing and getting published in today's publishing climate.

The Fulton County Employees Association is hosting a Book/Author Fair on June 30, 2011 in the Atrium of the Fulton County Government Center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. More than 20 authors will be on hand to sell and autograph their books too. An excellent opportunity to network with other book-loving folks!

The FCGC is located at:

141 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day @ Your Library!

Don't forget that Father's Day is this Sunday, June 19th! Why not beat the heat with a family outing to your local library to get some great books or movies to enjoy with Dad? You can also find the Zoo Pass or the Georgia Parks pass checked in at a few branches. Check our Events Calendar for events or programs that may be happening at a library near you over the weekend.

Here's a few suggestions of things to check out with Dad!

All new crafts for Mother's Day and Father's Day by Kathy Ross

Father's Day crafts by Fay Robinson

Weber's charcoal grilling : the art of cooking with live fire by Jamie Purviance

Grillin' with gas : 150 mouthwatering recipes for great grilled food by Fred Thompson

The Family handyman best weekend projects by Reader's Digest Association

In the long run : a father, a son, and unintentional lessons in happiness by Jim Axelrod

The reading promise : my father and the books we shared by Alice Ozma

We wish all the fathers out there a happy, safe and fun-filled Father's Day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Library Website Maintenance 6/11 - 6/13

All Fulton County websites, including The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, will undergo maintenance this weekend and will be unavailable from noon Saturday, June 11 until Monday, June 13 at 7 a.m. But never fear, you can still access many of the library's services, including your account and the card catalog, by bookmarking the links below! We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our patrons.

Access the Catalog

Access 'My Account' for the Catalog

Access Overdrive Downloadable e-Media

Access A-Z Databases

Access GALILEO (other databases)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Author Visits and Book Signings @ Your Library!

Some very popular and well-known authors will be visiting various Atlanta-Fulton Public Library locations over the next few weeks to discuss their latest works, and offer book signings to those in attendance. Don't miss out on a chance to meet and greet some of your favorites!

6/11: Mary Monroe discusses Mama Ruby at the Auburn Avenue Research Library

6/11: Sugar Ray Leonard discusses The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring at the West End Branch

6/16: Sister Souljah discusses Midnight and the Meaning of Love at the Central Library

Be sure to check our Events Calendar often for upcoming programs, author visits and activities throughout the system. And look here for library locations and hours. We hope to see you at an author visit soon!