Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Check Out The Book Club Play!

Don’t miss a chance to have some big fun and support your libraries in the process! Horizon Theater’s, The Book Club Play will make you laugh out loud. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation will receive proceeds for tickets sold on our website, which will be used to help enhance all library resources including filling empty shelves, expanding programs for communities and providing access to technology. Don't wait, opening night is May 15! 

The Book Club Play is a comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new books titles, and these six friends are bound for pandemonium. A delightful new play about life, love, literature, and the side-splitting results when friends start reading between the lines.

Book Clubs are welcome, so why not get your club together and have a night out at the theatre? For more information contact the Horizon Theatre Box Office:

Horizon Theatre Company
1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Is National Poetry Month!

National Poetry MonthThe Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System wants to encourage all of our patrons to celebrate National Poetry Month this April!
"Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture."       ~ The Academy of American Poets
Poetry can be a powerful and fun way to express any kind of thought or emotion, so now is the perfect time to try your hand at writing your own. And the best part is, anyone can do it! Word-lovers of all ages can enjoy writing and reading poetry, so why not get the whole family together for your own special poetry night? Or check out this list of 30 Ways to Celebrate and find a new and creative way to participate. Of course if you prefer to leave it up to the professionals, we can help you with that too. Our libraries are filled with books and audiobooks of poetry and poets for you to check out and enjoy. Search the catalog or just come in and browse the poetry section. Here are a few suggested titles to inspire you!

  • Writing Poetry: Where Poems Come From and How to Write Them by David Kirby
  • The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats
  • Behold the Bold Umbrellephant and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky
  • New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  • The Maya Angelou Poetry Collection by Maya Angelou
  • The Kingfisher Book of Funny Poems by Roger McGough
  • Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Our current Poet Laureate!)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Database Workshop On ReferenceUSA

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure where to get started or how to gather the necessary information? The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is here to help you start the process and work towards your goal! Join us for the workshop described below and learn how to use ReferenceUSA, a premier online business database that all AFPLS patrons have free access to through our collection of A-Z Databases.

Title: Small Business Development Workshop

Where: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Central Library, 4th floor, Multipurpose Room

When:  Wednesday, April 24th, 10am – 11:15

Description:  Even the big leagues take time each spring to get loose before they step up to the plate — here’s your chance to stretch your mental muscles and fine tune your research skills with ReferenceUSA, a business online database for target marketing and much more.

The session will cover the fundamentals in Search Essentials, advancing the runners with Uncovering the Hidden Job Market  and  Start! Manage! Grow! Your Business  then swing for the fences with  Mapping & Data Visualization  and  ReferenceUSA Consumer Data.

This session is free to the public, however, requires registration by calling 404-730-1971.