Monday, January 23, 2017

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System February 2017 Programs

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
February 2017 Programs

Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303

Having Come So Far, So Far Yet to Go: African Americans for the Arts Exhibition
February 1 –February 24, 2017
First Thursday Art Walk Opening Reception, February 2, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
In Celebration of Black History Month, a multi-media group art exhibition will be presented by members of the African-Americans for the Arts.

African American History Trivia
February. Daily.  Trivia questions will be provided for participants to answer to test their knowledge.
RR/ SL A: Tw/T

First Thursday Art Walk Opening Reception
February 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m. In Celebration of Black History Month, a multi-media group art exhibition will be presented by members of the African-Americans for the Arts.

Social Enterprise and 501(c)(3) Organizations
Thursday, February 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This presentation will help non-profits understand some of the legal issues with selling goods or services and options for doing so without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. Presented by: Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta A: A, RR

Adams Park Branch 
2231 Campbellton Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 

Storytime for ages 3-5
Tuesdays in February, 10:00 a.m.
Children will enjoy stories, songs, dances, and crafts! A: 3+

Lego Club
Wednesday, February 8. 3:30 p.m.
Join us for Lego Club! There are snacks, an hour of building time, and Lego creations will be displayed in the library! A: 4+

Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch 
3424 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Atlanta, GA 30331 
Education in Crisis: Book signing and discussion
Wednesday, February 15. 5:30 p.m. A:A AW. Author Marvin Williams will be discussing his book,  Athletic Racism and Brown vs Board of Education,

AARP Driver Safety Course
Saturdays, February 18, May 20. 10 a.m. AARP will host a defensive driving class, The AARP workbook is not required but is necessary for certificate. The workbooks cost $20 for non AARP members and $15 for AARP members, attendees may audit the class for free. RR, A: T, A

Alpharetta Branch 
10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009 
Valentine Harp Concert with Lisa Handman 
Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 pm. Come experience the sounds of this beautiful instrument. A: A, RR.  

Intro to Proposal Writing 
Monday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. A representative from Atlanta’s Foundation Center will facilitate. Q & A to follow. A: A, RR.

Auburn Avenue Research Library 
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30303 

Celebrate and Elevate; ‘A Communal Conversation on Alvin Ailey’ Community Discussion  
Saturday, February 11. 3:00 p.m. 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.   

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.  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.    

Buckhead Branch 
269 Buckhead Ave. NE,  Atlanta GA 30305 

Monday, February 6, 13, 20, & 27. 10:00 a.m. If you're 50+ and can't afford tax preparation help, AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide is for you. Free tax preparation services are available. A: A 

My City Academy ATL 
Wednesday, February 8. 10 a.m. Free civic engagement series that empowers foreign and native born resident in the city of Atlanta to understand how their government works. A: A 

Cleveland Avenue Branch  
47 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta GA 30315 

Black History E Campus Scavenger Hunt  
Daily, February 1 – January 31. Students research biographies of notable African Americans. 5-12, A: T. 

Family Storytime for Pre-School Children, and Caregivers 
Tuesdays, February 7 – April 25. 10:00 a.m. Themed stories, fingers plays, games, crafts, Bookflix and more.  2+. 

Yoga Classes/ Certified Instructors 
Wednesdays, February 1. 4:00 p.m. A: TA. 

Special Homework Help Assistance 
Thursdays.  February 2 – May 25. 3:00 p.m. ECampus, Milestones Training, and other Databases. AAW. 

Basic Computer Classes for Adults  
Fridays and Saturdays, February 3 – May 19. 10:00 a.m. Classes Include word, Email, and basic lessons. A: A. 

Quilting Lessons for Adults  
Saturdays, (Every 2nd and 4th) February 11 – May 27. 10:00 a.m. Features basic to advanced quilting training. A: A.   

Book Club for Teens 
Saturdays, February, March 18, April 15 and May 20. 11:00 a.m. A: T 
Resume’ Workshop with Ms. Sarah Lawrence 
Fridays, February 17, March 17, and April 21. 11:00 a.m.   

Adult Book Club …Journeys 
Saturdays, February 25, March 25, April 29, and May 27, 12:30 p.m.  
Discussions of fiction, non-fiction, activities, and more.  

College Park Branch
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337 

Pre School Story Time and Crafts 
Most Mondays. 10:30 a.m.  Call for more information.  Children will enjoy listening to stories and making crafts. A: 4-6 RR, SL. 

Brother’s Keepers  
Tuesdays, from February 7. 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Glenroye Johnson will present a seminar on financial empowerment. A: A, RR 

Beginning Spanish Classes 
Saturdays, from February 4 -May 27.  4:00 p.m.  Learn beginning Spanish with Ramona Hernandez. A:A, RR 

Beginner’s Adult Computer Classes 
Tuesdays, February 7-28, March 7-28. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sign up for these classes and learn basic computer skills. A:A, RR 

Mills Golden Tongues Toastmasters Club 
Tuesdays, February 7, and March 14. 1:00 p.m.  Learn how to develop your communication and leadership skills. A:A, RR 

Say Please and Thank You! A Manners and Etiquette Workshop with Dr. Gloria Milow 
Tuesdays, February 7, March 7, and April 4. 4:00 p.m. Dr. Gloria M. Milow will conduct special etiquette workshops for children. A:5-12, RR 
How Does Your Garden Grow? 
Every third Wednesday of the month. February 15-March 15. 10:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. Learn soil preparation, planting preparation, and spring planting. A:A, RR 

Toni Hill, Children’s Author 
Monday, February 20. 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to Mr. Hill read his book about African-American  inventors and pioneers in recognition of African American History Month. A: 4+, RR, SL 

Dogwood Library 
1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW,  Atlanta, GA 30318 

Adult Coloring Class 
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. Come and join us each Thursday for Adult Coloring for a chance to relax, relieve stress, and explore your creativity. A: A 

Let’s Celebrate Black History 
Wednesday, February 1. 10:00 a.m. Children will hear stories and poems about famous African-Americans and how their lives impacted the American we know today.  A: 4-5, RR 

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity 
Tuesday, February 21. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Come find out about owning your own home with the lowest mortgage payments (help build your own home). A: A RR 

East Atlanta 
400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta GA 30316  

Meditation Class 101 
Mondays from February. Noon – 12:30 p.m. Rejuvenate the mind and ease stress. AAW 

Youth Master Mind Chess Club 
Every other Monday starting February 13  thru May 22.  Learn to play chess or improve your skills. A: 5-12, A: Tw/T 
Simplifying College Admissions 
Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hear from an admissions counselor of the specific steps needed to make your college application process a simple process. A: TA,  A: A, RR 

East Point Branch 
2757 Main Street, East Point 30344 

AARP Safety Driving Class 
Friday, February 3. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. AARP Smart Driver course.  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. A: TA. RR 

Saturdays, February 4-March 18. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Adults will learn the game of chess with an experienced coach, while also improving critical thinking and problem solving skills. A: A. 

EFNEP Nutrition Class 
Thursdays, February 2-March 16. 12:30-1:45 p.m. Attend this 7-week class and learn how to prepare healthy, balanced meals for your family. Participants must attend all seven weeks to receive cookbook and certificate. A:A RR. 

Bio-Bus Presents Chemistry States of Matter 
Wednesday, February 8. 10:00 a.m. Discuss the properties of the three states of matter-gas, liquid, and solid. Demonstrations will be performed to reinforce and illustrate concepts. A: 5-12. 

Your Good Credit: Credit Reports and Scores 
Thursday, February 9. 1:00 p.m. Better understand the long-term effects of your credit score and credit report. Manage your credit and money so it works for you! A:A 

East Roswell 
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076 

ESL Conversation Class 
Thursdays, February 2 - May 18. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Practice speaking English with other ESL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. A:A 

Meditation Class 
Tuesdays, February 2 – May 30. 12:00 p.m. Every class will include guided meditation. Group leaders cover different topics that include the details of the energy centers, subtle system and more. Each class is different, fun and interactive. A:A 

Preschool Storytime  
Wednesdays, February 3 – May 24. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. Stories, songs and activities your whole family will love. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A: 2-5 
Happy Tails/READing Paws 
Saturdays, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 15 minute sessions. Children can sign up to read to Bentley, a trained and registered therapy dog. Work on reading skills with a great listener who loves hearing all kinds of stories. Caregiver required to stay in room with child. RR, A: 5+ 

Happy Tails/READing Paws 
Thursdays, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18. 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 15 minute sessions. Children can sign up to read a trained and registered therapy dog. Work on reading skills with a great listener who loves hearing all kinds of stories. Caregiver required to stay in room with child. RR, A: 5+ 

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 
Tuesday, February 14. 1:00 p.m. An introductory class to familiarize computer users with Microsoft Excel. RR, A:A 

Divorce Boot Camp for Women 
Saturday, February 18. 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A panel meeting/discussion to assist divorcing women as they go through the complicated and frightening process. RR, A:A 

Fairburn Branch 
60 Valley View Drive. Fairburn, GA 30213 

Afternoon Storytime 
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 24; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26.  
3:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and more! A: 2-5 

Introduction to Computers 
Fridays, February 3, 17; March 3, 17; April 7, 21. 12:00 Noon. Learn basic computer skills.  RR, A: A 

Pajama Storytime 
Tuesdays, February 14; March 14; April 11. 6:30 p.m. Come in pajamas, robes and slippers. Well-mannered teddy bears and dolls welcome. Best loved blankets understood. A: 2-6 
Make a Valentine’s Day Card Drop-in Craft 
Thursday, February 9. 4:00 p.m. Drop in and make a card for that special someone. Make a Valentine elephant, a Minecraft Valentine, or create your own! A: 5-12 

 After the Affair Re-Membering Book Signing 
Saturday, February 18. 1:00 p.m. Local author Emmanuella Raphaelle will discuss her first book, After the Affair Re-Membering. A: A  

Hapeville Branch 
525 King Arnold Street. Hapeville, GA 30354 

Preschool Storytime  
Tuesdays, February 7 – May 30. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy interactive stories, songs and more. RR, A: 3+. 

Spanish Storytime  
Wednesdays, February 8, 22; March 8, 29; April 5, 26; May 10, 24. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy stories, songs and activities conducted in Spanish.  RR, A: 3+. 

Spanish To English Classes 
Mondays, February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10, 24; May 1, 8, 22. 10:30a.m. Candida Zamara will teach Spanish to English classes. A:A 

Nutrition 101: Natural Healing 
Tuesday, February 1. 3:00 p.m. Naturopathic Doctor, Ardina Pieree; will teach you how to heal yourself using ingredients from your kitchen. A:A

Kirkwood Branch 
11 Kirkwood Road. Atlanta Ga, 30317 

t’s the Teeny Tiny Tots Storytime! 
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 31. 10:30 a.m. Babies and tots can enjoy books, songs and meet other toddlers from the neighborhood! A: 3U 
30 Minute Meditation 
Wednesdays, February 1 - May.  12:30 p.m. Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for these free Buddhist meditation sessions. A: TA 

Chocolate Chippis Book Club  
Saturdays, February 18, March 18 and May 13. 12:30 p.m.  Join us for an empowering book club for girls of all shades with a focus on titles with multicultural characters. A: 5-12.  
AARP Tax Volunteers 
Mondays and Thursdays, February 1 – April 17. 10:00 a.m. Free income tax assistance for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. A: A 
African-American Genealogy Class 
Tuesday, February 7. 10:00 a.m. This class offers genealogy searching techniques for finding your African-American ancestors. A: TA 

Martin Luther King Jr. Branch 
409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.  Atlanta, Ga 30312 

Power of the Inbox 
Tuesday, February 7.  12:00 p.m. This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing: What it really is (and isn’t), and what it can do for your business.  AAW, RR, SL. 

Celebrating African American Music  
Thursday, February 9. 4:00 p.m. While utilizing an actual Harp instrument, Harpist expert, Lyrika Holmes of “Artz for the Harp” will teach teens how to play popular African American tunes.  A: TW/ T, RR.

Mechanicsville Branch 
400 Formwalt St SW. Atlanta, GA 30312 

Family Literacy Fun and More @ the Library 
Mondays, February 13 & March 13. 4:00 p.m. Spotlighting on families with a literacy twist. AAW. 
Preschool Storytime 
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; April 5, 12, 19, & 26. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy stories, finger plays and crafts. RR for groups of ten or more. A: 3-5. 
Computer Basics for Seniors 
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; April 5, 12, 19, & 26. 10:30 a.m. RR for groups of ten or more. SL, A: A 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 
Thursdays, February 16, March 16 & April 20. 10:30 a.m. Support, fellowship and resources will be provided to affected grandparents. SL, A: A 
Constant Contact Lunch & Learn Series 
Thursdays, February 9, March 9 & April 13. 12:00 p.m. Information provided to enhance businesses through social media. RR, SL, A: A  
AARP Defensive Driving Course 
Fridays, February 3, March 3 & April 7. 10:00 a.m. Adults receive credits for reduced car insurance premiums. RR A: A 
Senior Caregiver Workshop  
Saturday, February 18. 10:00 a.m. Enhanced training skills will be provided for adult caregivers.  RR, A:A 


Metropolitan Branch 
1332 Metropolitan Parkway. Atlanta, GA 30310 

Children’s Storytime at Metropolitan Library  
Wednesdays, February 1 - April -26. 10:00 a.m. Children will celebrate reading and other activitiesA: 3+ 

African- American Read-In at Metropolitan Library  
Saturday, February 11. 11:00 a.m. The MADEMAN Foundation will be hosting an African-American Read-In with readings from noted African –American authors, writing workshops, and a panel discussion.  AAW 

Credit & Money Management Workshop 
Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. Learn how to raise your score to 700+, learn how to create and manage a budget, and learn how to reduce your debt. 

How to Start a Nonprofit 
Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step. A:TA RR 

Milton Branch 
855 Mayfield Rd. Milton, GA 30009 

Creative Arts Teen Meet-up @ Milton  
Wednesdays, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, and April 26. 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join us biweekly for a fun arts and crafts project. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Library. A: Tw/T 

Bilingual Storytime with Lingual Kids 
Wednesdays, February 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17. 11:00 a.m. Lingual Kids invites friends to travel the world without leaving the library.  Have fun with songs and an interactive story perfect for the imaginative learner. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Library. A: 0-6 

 Teen Manga and Cartooning Workshop 
Wednesdays, February 15, March 15, April 19, and May 17. 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In partnership with Johns Creek Arts Center this monthly session will teach the techniques and secrets employed by modern day professional artists. RR, A: Tw/T 

The Great Dino Dig with Big Thinkers 
Wednesday, February 22. 4:00 p.m. This Dinosaur workshop is like no other! What is a dinosaur? Where did they live? What did they eat? How do we find their bones today? Junior Paleontologists will conduct their very own research to piece together the story of the dinosaurs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Library. A: 5-12. 

Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch 
9560 Spruill Road. Johns Creek, GA  30022 

English as a Second Language 
Tuesdays, February - May. 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Beginning and intermediate levels with experienced instructor Terry McManus. Free. A:A 

Small, Small World: Exploring Art around the Globe 
Thursdays.  February 2, March 9, April 6, and May 4. 10:30 a.m. Children will explore the world through music, stories, and art.  RR, A: 3U, SL 

Laughter for Wellness     
First Saturday of the Month.  February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Teacher is certified Laughter Yoga instructor. Fun and healthy! RR, A: A, Tw/T 

Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library Book Club     
Usually* First Tuesday of the Month. (February7, March 7, April 4 and May 2) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
Call or drop by the Circulation Desk to pick up the book for the month! A: A 

Spanish Classes for Children 
Tuesdays.  February 14, March 14, April 11, and May 9. 4:00 p.m. The National Spanish Honor Society offers free Spanish language classes for children. RR, A: 5-12 

Creative Writing Club for Teens  
Sundays.  February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28. 2:30 p.m. Explore your own inner writer with your peers in a relaxed, informal setting. RR, A: Tw/T 

Northside Branch 
3295 Northside Parkway NW. Atlanta, GA 30327 

Preschool-K Storytime for ages 3-5 
Tuesday afternoons weekly beginning at 4:00 p.m. Digital resources like children’s magazines in Zinio and  Bookflix are introduced to children and care givers. Preschool storytime includes songs, movement, movies, and picture books. A:3+ 

Toddler Time for ages 2-4 
Wednesday mornings weekly from 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time incorporates movement, nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and picture books for young children A:4U 

Family Bedtime Storytime 
Presented the last Monday evening of the month at 6:45 p.m. Themes for the storytime will vary for each month. Stories, movies, and snacks will be served sponsored by the Friends of the Northside Branch Library. AAW

Northwest at Scotts Crossing 
2489 Perry Boulevard NW. Atlanta, GA 30318 

Little Tykes Storytime 
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 24. 11:00 a.m.  Join us for themed storytimes and craft sessions weekly. A: 3+, RR  

Black History Movie Mondays 
Mondays, February 6 - 27. 5:30 p.m. Movie screenings about figures and events in Black history.  AAW, RR 

Ocee Branch 
5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd. Johns Creek, GA 30005 

Chess Club  
Wednesdays:  February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3. 6:00-7:30pm. Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. A: 5U  

Young Artists  
Saturdays:  February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 15, May 13. 4:30-5:30pm. Learn the basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design, and cartoon/anime’ drawing. A: 5U 

CAST Free Math Tutoring         . 
Sundays:  February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 19, 26, April 9, May 14, 21. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tutors will provide math instruction. Bring an assignment or a math topic you are struggling with. First come first served basis. A: 5U  

small, Small WORLD Art Program 
Tuesdays: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2. 10:30am. Grab your passports and join us as we travel the globe as part of Johns Creek Art Center’s newest learning adventure: small, small World. A: 2U, RR 

Wednesdays:  February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 12, April 26. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm. Learn basics of Java, including basics of programming, conditions, “loops”, and arrays. Java is an essential and popular programming language used to make mobile applications in Android. Java is often an easy language to learn. A: TW/T, RR, SL 

Family Valentine’s Day Art Program 
Thursday, February 9. 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Valentine's Day with Johns Creek Art Center. A trained instructor will help you create an art project to take home. A: 5U, RR, SL 

Teen Manga and Cartooning 
Saturdays,  February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Techniques and secrets employed by modern day professional Manga, aka, Game Concept Artists, and Animators. Teens will start their journey into the world of drawing anime and manga illustrations. A: Tw/T, RR, SL 

Saturdays: February 11, March 11, April 15. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. A program especially for elementary students. The initial program will be a hands-on demonstration of the basics of electricity and science. All events will be educational, entertaining and fun. A: 5U. TW/T, A 

AARP Smart Driving Class 
Tuesday, February 21. 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AARP Smart Driver course for adults and teens 15 and older. AARP guidebook is not required unless you want a certificate. Registration $15 for AARP members with membership card and $20 for non-members. A: TA RR, SL 
North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Outreach Bus 
Monthly:  February 22, March 22 & 29, April 26, and May 24 & 31. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm. Provides emergency assistance via the NFCC mobile unit, particularly for families with transportation challenges. Appointments only. For more information or to schedule, visit the website at or call 770-640-0399 (ext. 463). A: A, RR 

Music for Babies to Preschool with Miss Gail 
Tuesdays:  February 28, March 14, April 11. 10:30 am. Babies and preschoolers with their parents attend entertaining and educational programs. Learn how music teaches your baby early literacy skills, improves motor function and deepens the bond between baby and parent. A: 1U 

Palmetto Branch 
9111 Cascade Palmetto Hwy. Palmetto, GA 30268 

Barnyard Story time.  
Tuesdays, February 07, March 07, April 11 & May 02. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy listening to fun stories, interactive musical songs, finger plays and lots of creative theme related activities. A. 4-6. 

Black History Month Celebration and Holiday Fun! Sweet Heart Drop in Craft  
Thursday, February 02- 28. 2:00 p.m. Children will enjoy an activity filled with whimsical flair, creating their very own heartwarming art pieces. A. 7-12 

Three Little Piglets / Toddlers & Babies Lap-Time Stories! “Read Me a Story” 
Thursdays, February 09, March 09, April 13 & May 04. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers will enjoy listening to fun stories, nursey rhymes, wacky music; finger plays along with creative theme related activities. Ages 18 months- 3 years old. 

Peachtree Branch 
1315 Peachtree Street NE. Atlanta, GA 30309 

Toddler Time  
Mondays, February 6 – May 15.  10:30 a.m. Storytime with alternating themes, often linked to holidays, red letter days, and the seasons. We will share picture books, sing songs, and participate in other activities related to our theme. A:3U 

Preschool Storytime  
Tuesdays, February 7 – May 16. 10:30. Themed storytime in which we will share storybooks and participate in other activities related to our weekly theme. A: 3+   

Kids’ Origami Club 
Saturdays, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13. 3:30 p.m. Join us as we practice origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding and make something you can take home.  Although recommended for children 8-12, younger interested children who have assistance from a parent or caregiver are welcome to attend. A: 5-12 

Saturday Family Afternoon Events 
Saturdays, February 25, March 25, April 15, May 6.  3:30 p.m. 
Each month a special Saturday program will entertain families.  There will be a puppet show, magic show, storyteller, and more.  Check with the branch for details. 
Sponsored by the Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund of The Community Foundation. A: 3-12 
Monday Gentle Yoga 
Mondays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join instructor Michael Johnson to a gentle and relaxing way to improve your physical health and mental outlook . A: TA 

Thursday Thoughtful Yoga 
Thursdays, 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join instructor Michael Johnson to a gentle and relaxing way to improve your physical health and mental outlook; partnering with Midtown Mediation, which immediately follows this program. A: TA 

Thursday Midtown Meditation 
Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Meditation can help you relax, reduces tension-related pain, helps lower your blood pressure, and improves the immune system; partnering with Gentle Yoga, which immediately precedes this program. A: TA 

Saturday Yoga with Barbara Baker 
Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm. 
Attain a state of complete tranquility and relaxation by practicing  yoga at the Peachtree Branch Library. A: TA 

Ponce De Leon Branch
980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE. Atlanta, GA 30306 

Stress Less, Live More: Lunchtime Meditation  
Thursdays, February 2–May 25. 12:00 p.m. Meditation causes peace of mind. Come free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or accumulated stress.   

Family Storytime 
Mondays; February 6 – May 22. 10:30 a.m. Join us for this theme-based story time that incorporates books, singing, and rhymes! A: 2-5 

Together Time  
Mondays; February 6 – May 22. 11:00 a.m. Following Storytime, the meeting room will be available for Together Time for babies, toddlers, parents, and caregivers.  Together Time is a chance for parents and caregivers to connect while babies and toddlers play with toys, read board books, and socialize. Feel free to bring your lunch. A: 2-5 

LEGO Club 
Tuesdays; February 7 – May 30. 4:00 p.m. Get creative and build anything you choose! Work on your own or build as a team. The library will provide the Legos. Kids provide their imaginations! A: 5-12 

Love Your Trees! 
Thursday, February 9. 3:30 p.m. Come and learn about the importance of trees in your community with Fulton County Department of Public Works Water Resources Department. Enjoy free activities and crafts! A: 5-12 

Roswell Branch 
115 Norcross Street. Roswell GA 30075 

First Mondays Storytime with Babatunde 
First Monday of the month, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join Jason Louder for a special story time that shares African stories and folklore. A: 3-12 
Free ESL Classes 
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conversational English.  All levels.  A: A 

Noonday Nosh Book Club & Mystery Readers Book Club 
Every third Tuesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Noonday Nosh. Every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mystery Readers. Come discuss the month’s book selection with other readers of the community. A: A 

Spanish Story Time 
Every second Wednesday. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Designed for all young ages, this story time hour is in Spanish and explores stories and rhymes. A: 0-12 

Drop-In Needlecraft Group   
Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Get together with like-minded crafters to socialize while you work on your projects.  If you knit, crochet, embroider or cross-stitch, grab your current project and join us at the library.  No instruction needed and materials are provided.  AAW 
AARP TaxAide 
Saturdays and Mondays. Beginning February 4, this program will run every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m. and every Monday from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ends April 17. If you're 50+ and can't afford tax preparation help, AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide is for you. This is a free tax preparation service. A: A  

Cochlear Implant Support Group 
Sunday, February 5. 2:00 p.m. This meeting focuses on connecting with those considering or already possessing cochlear technology; learning about healthy hearing and hearing solutions; receiving information, news, tips and updates pertinent to hearing loss; supporting each other; giving back by helping others with hearing loss. A: A 

Sandy Springs 
395 Mount Vernon Hwy. Sandy Springs, GA 30328 

ESL – Conversational English Classes 
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. & Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. Brush up on your English language skills! A:A 

Tai Chi 
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Breathe and gently stretch for fitness, meditation, and movement with Taian Wang. A:A 

 Preschool Storytime 
Tuesdays, February 1 – April 25. 11:30 a.m. A weekly session of stories, songs, finger plays and occasional crafts. A: 3+ 

 Journey to Literacy with Junior League of Atlanta! 
Saturdays, February   4, March 4, April 1. 3:00 p.m.  Join us for an interactive reading with related crafts and activities. Children will get to keep a copy of the book! A: 3+ 

 Kids in the Kitchen! 
Saturdays, February   4, March 4, April 1. 3:00 p.m. (Program directly following JLA) KITK promotes child health and wellness by involving kids and their parents in a hands-on environment focused on preparing healthy foods. AAW 

READing Paws 
Wednesdays, February 7 - April 26. 3:15 p.m. Children who want to practice reading skills can sign up for 15 minute sessions to read to therapy dog Freckles! A: 5-12, RR, SL.  

Sandy Springs Literary Society – Book Club Discussion  
Tuesdays, February 7; March 7; April 4; May 2. 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the club! The Club meets the First Tuesday of each month.  A:A 

Mystery Lovers – Book Club Discussion  
Tuesdays, February 7; March 7; April 4; May 2. 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the club! The Club meets the First Tuesday of each month. A:A 

Tiny Tales Storytime 
Tuesdays, February 7 – April 25. 11:00 a.m. Come and enjoy stories, songs and learning activities for infants and toddlers. Please Note: There will be a combined special storytime on Tuesdays, April 4th & April 11th. Both groups will meet @11:00 a.m.   A: 3U 

Sandy Springs Kids’ Book Club 
Mondays, February   13, March 13, April 10, May 8. 4:30 p.m. Discussions will include team trivia and snacks. A: 9-12, RR, SL. 

Crafternoon with Mr. Davia! 
Fridays, February 17, March 17, April 21.  4:30 p.m. Join Mr. Davia for an afternoon specializing in the joys of art and take home your own unique creations!  A: 5-12, RR, SL.  
Saturday Storytime! 
Saturdays,  February 18, March 18, April 15.  3:00 p.m. Ms. Leah will host fun seasonal storytimes and related activities for the whole family. A: 3+, RR, SL. 

Saturday Family Matinee Movies! 
Saturdays,  February 18, March 18, April 15.  4:00 p.m. Come relax and enjoy a Saturday movie with the family. Refreshments provided!  AAW, RR, SL. 

Defensive Driving Workshops 
Tuesdays-Wednesdays.  February 28-March 21-22; April 4-5; May 2-3. 2:45 p.m. 
Participants should plan to attend both sessions of each class. The AARP guidebook is $15.00 for members, $ 20.00 non-members & not required for participants who choose to audit only. Call 404-851-6157 to register. A: TA, RR 

Southeast Atlanta 
1463 Pryor Road. Atlanta, GA 30315 

Nutrition Classes  
Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16. 3:00p.m. The goal of these classes is to help youth and families make healthy food choices, maximize limited food budgets, and handle food safely. AAW. 

What’s New – AFPLS E-resources 
Tuesday, February 7. 4:00p.m. This program will provide an overview of the following new databases Miss Humblebee’s Learning Academy for preschoolers; New York Times Online; Mergent Intellect company information; military information with Fold3 Library Edition; America’s Newspaper; and Access Video. A:TA 

Sweet Valentine’s Day Craft for Adults 
Wednesday, February 8. 3:00p.m. Join us as we prepare simple Valentine’s Day chocolate sweets for your sweetie. A:A, RR. 

Vision Board Workshop for Kids 
Saturday, February 11. 12:30p.m. This vision board workshop is designed to show kids how important it is to “See” the things you want to accomplish in life, not just talk about them. A:5-12 

South Fulton Branch 
4055 Flat Shoals Road. Union City, GA 30291 

Jazz with Prodigy and Friends 
Saturdays, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27. 3:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Rosemary Roberts and friends. AAW 

Happy and Healthy Teeth with the Colgate Dental Van 
Wednesday, February 1. 10:30 a.m. Children will receive FREE dental screenings on the Colgate Dental Van, learn about hygiene, healthy eating, and more. A:3+, RR. 

Facing big decision about Social Security 
Saturday, February 8. 10:30a.m. Learn the 4 keys to avoid shortchanging your social security income. A: A. SL 

Black History Art Contest and Exhibition 
Tuesday, February 21. 6:00 p.m. Submit a media project on the Black History Month Theme by February 15th to be entered into the art contest. Winners will be announced. A:6+, RR. 

Atlanta Adventures with Amari 
Wednesday, February 22. 10:30 a.m. Learn about a fun African-American character named Amari who lives in Atlanta.  A:3+, RR. 

 Teen Advisory Meeting 
Thursdays, February 23, April 27. 4:30 p.m. Join your peers in helping to create teen collections programs and volunteer service projects. RR, A: T

SouthWest Branch 
1463 Pryor Road. Atlanta, GA 30315 

Preschool Storytime 
Tuesdays, February 7 - May 30. 10:15 a.m.  Preschool Storytime is a fun early literacy program for kids ages 4-up and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome! Join us for an hour of interactive stories, songs, rhymes, games, and accompanying activities perfect for preschoolers. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. For parents and caregivers, Storytime offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music, and digital media great for sharing with children at home and to socialize with other parents after Storytime. RR 

Toddlers Once Upon A Time Storytime  
Wednesdays, February 1 - May 31. 10:15 a.m. Do you have children ages 3 and under? We have a storytime just for you! Each Wednesday, toddlers and their caregivers enjoy an hour play-based program featuring developmentally appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and activities that will keep toddlers moving while introducing them to the storytime experience. Important language development happens by age three, so the selected activities are perfect for building language, growing vocabulary, and discovering the magical world of books. Parents and caregivers will hear and sing rhymes and songs perfect for storytime or anytime, learn about early literacy practices for toddlers, and meet other parents and caregivers.3U/RR  

Kids' Coloring Club  
Saturday,  February 11, March 4, April 15 & May 6. Join us on Saturday morning from 11am-12pm for our Kids' Coloring Club -- children of all ages are invited to color coloring sheets featuring their favorite characters, seasonal designs, and more. Feel free to bring your favorite coloring book! AAW 

Grown-ups Love to Color 2 
Saturday, February 25. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Coloring -- it's not just for kids anymore. Join us for relaxing hours of coloring, and see why these intricate and beautiful new coloring book designs are all the rage. Materials will be provided. Relieve stress and tension.  Just relax and color. AA 

Teaching Children about Money 
Tuesday, February 28. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. When is the right time to start teaching children about saving and spending money? How  do you to teach a child about money?  This program will teach you about money, including earning, saving, and spending responsibility and  better prepared your child  to manage their own money. AAW 

Washington Park Branch 
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S.W.  Atlanta, Ga 30314 

Put Your Heart into Storytime 
Wednesday, February 8. 10:00 a.m.  Stories and a craft. A: 3-6, RR 

We Wear the Mask  
Wednesday, February 15. 4:00 p.m. Share a poem. A: 7-12, RR 

West End Branch 
525 Peeples Street SW. Atlanta, GA 30310 

Preschool Story Time   
Tuesdays, February-April. 10:00 a.m. Join us for stories, poetry and occasional crafts for children located in the meeting room. AW 3-7, RR. 

Pop-In Crafts  
February–April. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 3:30 p.m. Join us for a time of crafting and building with each other. Make and Take!  AW 5-12, RR. 

Black History Month Film Windows to South Africa 
Saturday, February 4. 2:00 p.m. A South Africa documentary screening and discussion – featuring visits a discussion of the life of Nelson Mandela. Explore Robben Island, and visit Klipton, a Johannesburg Community. AAW 

Are You Ready for Retirement 
Saturday, February 11. 12:30 p.m. Find out if your financial portfolio will meet your expectations upon retirement. Money Savvy will help you understand how to get ready. A:A 

Wolf Creek Branch 
3100 Enon Road 
Atlanta, GA 30331 

Family African American History Program 
Saturday, February 11. 1:00 p.m. Take a historic journey as the Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., presents an afternoon of reflection honoring African American history not often told. AAW 

Wolf Creek Library Afternoon Book Club 
Thursdays, February 23; March 23; April 27. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Come prepared to discuss the monthly selection and have lively interactions. New members welcome! A:A

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