Thursday, March 9, 2017

2017 April Programs

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
April 2017 Programs

Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303

English as a Second Language
Wednesday, April 12. The department’s ESL program is open to non-native speakers of English who have a desire to improve their language skills.

A Voyage in Visual Metaphors: Healing the Grown Child through Art
April 2 – April 28

A Storytime Surprise
Tuesday, April 4. 10:30 a.m. Join us for a SUPER surprise storytime with a SUPER surprise guest. 

First Thursday Art Walk Opening Reception
Thursday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, artist Andrew Markus Bell presents a visually abstract an emotionally representative chronical of the healing power of art through his works in this exhibition.  Bell is a multi-media abstract expressionist whose focus is pointillism. He is a Florida-native currently living in Atlanta after ten years of living and creating art in New York City. 

Spring-on with Crafts
Tuesday, April 11. 10:30 a.m.  Children will learn to make a fun spring craft.

Poetry Spoken Word
Tuesday, April 18. 6 p.m. Join us for open mic as recognition of National Poetry Month.

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

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

Lego Club
Wednesdays, April 12 & 26. 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!

Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch 
3424 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Atlanta, GA 30331 

Banking and Credit
Saturday, April 22. 1:00 pm Money Smart Week - Young patrons are invited to a fun program discussing money and savings.

Malcolm Omari Hill Scholarship Fund –Safe Driving Class
Saturday, April 29. 10:00 a.m. Safe Driving Class for Teens and Young Adults

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

Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi Film Screening
Saturday, April 22. 3:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in recognition of Earth Day (2017), will host a screening of Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi. This extraordinary film reveals the captivating story of a Delta community called Mileston, in which sharecropping families gained control of 10,000 acres of some of the best land in the state as a result of a radical New Deal era experiment in the 1930’s; and as landowners, became instrumental leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.

Voices and Flows Spoken Word Poetry Event
Saturday, April 29. 3:00 p.m. In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), and in collaboration with Global Arts Partners, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Voices and Flows. This community event will feature original poetry and spoken word performances.

Buckhead Branch 
269 Buckhead Ave. NE,  Atlanta GA 30305 

AARP Free Tax Aide
Saturday, April 1. 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.

Money Smart Kids
Tuesday, April 26. 10:30 a.m.  Storytime about saving your pennies and coins.  Interactive stories and  crafts to celebrate Money Smart Kids Week.    Children of all ages

Cleveland Avenue Branch
47 Cleveland Avenue SW Atlanta GA 30315

Family Storytime for Pre-School Children, and Caregivers
Tuesdays. 10:00 a.m. Themed stories, fingers plays, games, crafts, Bookflix and more.

Special Homework Help Assistance
Thursdays. 3:00 p.m. ECampus, Milestones Training, and other Databases.

Basic Computer Classes for Adults
Saturdays and Fridays. 10:00 a.m. Classes Include word, Email, and basic lessons.

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

Book Club for Teens
Saturdays. 11:00 a.m.

Yoga Classes/ Certified Instructors
Wednesday, April 5. 4:00 p.m.

Resume’ Workshop with Ms. Sarah Lawrence
Fridays, April 21. 11:00 a.m. 

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

College Park
3647 Main St. College Park, GA 30337

Beginning Spanish Classes
Saturdays.  4:00 p.m.  Learn beginning Spanish with Ramona Hernandez.

Say Please and Thank You! A Manners and Etiquette Workshop with Dr. Gloria Milow
Tuesdays. 4:00 p.m. Dr. Gloria M. Milow will conduct special etiquette workshops for children.

Drop Everything and Read with Christine Bowen, Children’s Author
Wednesday, April 12. 10:30 a.m. Children will listen to Christine Bowen read her book, “Adventures of My Lamb,” in recognition of Drop Everything and Read Day.

Let’s Take Care of the Earth! A Workshop with the Dept. Of Water Resources
Wednesday, April 19. 10:30 a.m. Children will participate in an interactive workshop about recycling in recognition of Earth Day.

A Money Management for Kids Workshop Sponsored by the Finance Crew
Thursday, April 27. 4:00 p.m. The Finance Crew will give a workshop on money management for children in recognition of Money Smart Week.

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.

Where’s The Money Workshop
Tuesday, April 11. 5:45 p.m. Come and learn about financial resources to further education, start a nonprofit and resources to enrich one’s life.

Smart Money Matters
Wednesday, April 26. 10:00 a.m. Children will listen to stories about money and learn about the importance of spending, saving, and sharing.

Second Chance
Thursday, April 27. 3:45 p.m. Learn how to get your next job after incarceration.

East Atlanta
400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE  Atlanta GA 30316

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

Youth Master Mind Chess Club
Every other Monday.  Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

East Point Branch
2757 Main Street East Point 30344

2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month, 10:00 a.m. Interactive songs, stories and more.

East Roswell
2301 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Roswell, GA 30076

ESL Conversation Class
Thursdays. 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.

Meditation Class
Tuesdays. 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.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays. 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.

Happy Tails/READing Paws
Saturday, April 8. 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.

Happy Tails/READing Paws
Thursday, April 20. 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.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, April 11. 1:00 p.m. An introductory class to familiarize computer users with Microsoft Excel.

Fairburn Branch
60 Valley View Dr. Fairburn, GA 30213

Afternoon Storytime
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26. 3:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Introduction to Computers
Fridays, April 7 & 21. 12:00 p.m. Learn basic computer skills.

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, April 11. 6:30 p.m. Come in pajamas, robes and slippers. Well-mannered teddy bears and dolls welcome. Best loved blankets understood.

Earth Day Teen Craft
Thursday, April 20. 4:00 p.m. Learn how to make an eco-friendly bag out of that old t-shirt you don’t wear anymore, no sewing required! (Bring your own shirt—limited shirts will be available)

Introduction to Finding Grants
Tuesday, April 25. 6:00 p.m. Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Hapeville Branch
525 King Arnold St. Hapeville, GA 30354

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy interactive stories, songs and more.

Spanish Storytime
Wednesdays, April 5 & 26. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy stories, songs and activities conducted in Spanish.

Spanish To English Classes
Mondays, April 3, 10, & 24. 10:30a.m. Candida Zamara will teach Spanish to English classes.

Kirkwood Branch
11 Kirkwood Rd. Atlanta Ga, 30317

It’s the Teeny Tiny Tots Storytime!
Wednesdays. 10:30 a.m. Babies and tots can enjoy books, songs and meet other toddlers from the neighborhood!

30 Minute Meditation
Wednesdays. 12:30 p.m. Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for these free Buddhist meditation sessions.

AARP Tax Volunteers
Mondays and Thursdays, April 3, 4, 10, 11, & 17. 10:00 a.m. Free income tax assistance for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Celebrate National Library Week: Libraries Transform  
Saturday, April 8. 1:30 p.m.  Join realtors Randy Brazee and Jonathan Huff for a presentation and discussion on the original Kirkwood Library.

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

Basic Money Management Class for Teens
Thursday, April 27.  4:00 p.m. Teens will learn how to become financially literate, think through spending decisions, and act responsibly with money. 

Mechanicsville Branch
400 Formwalt St SW Atlanta, GA 30312

AARP Defensive Driving Course
Friday, April 7. 10:00 a.m. Adults receive credits for reduced car insurance premiums.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy stories, finger plays and crafts.

Computer Basics for Seniors
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, & 26. 10:30 a.m.
Constant Contact Lunch & Learn Series
Thursday, April 13. 12:00 p.m. Information provided to enhance businesses through social media.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Thursday, April 20. 10:30 a.m. Support, fellowship and resources will be provided to affected grandparents.

Metropolitan Branch
1332 Metropolitan PKWY. Atlanta, GA 30310

Children’s Storytime at Metropolitan Library
Wednesday. 10:00 a.m. Children will celebrate reading and other activities

Earth Day Craft
Thursday, April 13. 3:30 p.m. Ages 5-10. Make a special craft to celebrate Earth Day.

Introduction to Proposal Writing
Monday, April 17, 6:00 p.m. This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Celebrate the Earth
Saturday, April 22. 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Stories and Crafts to celebrate Earth Day.

Milton Branch
855 Mayfield Rd. Milton, GA 30009

Creative Arts Teen Meet-up @ Milton
Wednesdays, April 12 & 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.

Bilingual Storytime with Lingual Kids
Wednesday, April 19. 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.

Teen Manga and Cartooning Workshop
Wednesdays, April 19. 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.

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

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

Laughter for Wellness   
Saturday, April 1. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Teacher is certified Laughter Yoga instructor. Fun and healthy

Spring Break! Filmmaking Workshop
Monday, April 3. 2:00 p.m. This 3-hour workshop will teach teens the basics of videography from screenwriting to editing their shots into a finished film.

Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library Book Club   
Tuesday, April 4. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Call or drop by the Circulation Desk to pick up the book for the month!

Small, Small World: Exploring Art around the Globe
Thursday. April 6. 10:30 a.m. Children will explore the world through music, stories, and art.

Spanish Classes for Children
Tuesday, April 11. 4:00 p.m. The National Spanish Honor Society offers free Spanish language classes for children.

Creative Writing Club for Teens
Sundays, April 23. 2:30 p.m. Explore your own inner writer with your peers in a relaxed, informal setting.

Money Smart Week: Guest Author Mary Becker
Monday, April 24. 4:30 p.m. Mary will read from her finance books for children, The Debt Monster and Dazzling Dollar Dude.

Northside Branch
3295 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta, GA 30327

Money Smart Week April 22-29
Pre-school storytime will feature games and stories about the history of money and distinction between wants and needs. Toddler Time will focus on counting coins.

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

Let’s Move with Sunshine
Monday. 6:00 p.m. Exercise classes presented by Ms. Paula Copeland.

Little Tykes Storytime
Wednesdays. 11:00 a.m.  Join us for themed storytimes and craft sessions weekly.

What’s in that Lunch, Anyway?!? - Kaiser Educational Theater
Wednesday, April 5. 11:00 a.m. Presented in a game show format, participants will learn barriers to and myths associated with healthy eating.

Money Smart Credit Habits
Wednesday, April 26. 4:30 p.m. Teenagers will learn the importance of developing wise credit habits early by learning how credit balances and interest work as well as discussing the importance of accurate credit reports and good credit scores.

Saving Money is Fun for Kids
Thursday, April 27. 4:00 p.m. Children will play fun games that will teach them how to save money.

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

small, Small WORLD Art Program
Tuesday, April 4. 10:30 a.m. 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.

Chess Club      
Wednesday, April 5. 6:00-7:30pm. Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament.

Teen Manga and Cartooning
Saturday, April 8. 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.

CAST Free Math Tutoring         .
Sunday: April 9. 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.

Music for Babies to Preschool with Miss Gail
Tuesday, 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.

Wednesdays, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Young Artists               
Saturday, April 15. 4:30-5:30pm. Learn the basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design, and cartoon/anime’ drawing.

North Fulton Community Charities Mobile Outreach Bus
Wednesday, April 26. 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).

Palmetto Branch
9111 Cascade Palmetto Hwy Palmetto, GA 30268

Barnyard Story time.
Tuesday, April 11. 10:30 a.m. Children will enjoy listening to fun stories, interactive musical songs, finger plays and lots of creative theme related activities.

Three Little Piglets / Toddlers & Babies Lap-Time Stories! “Read Me a Story”
Thursday, April 13. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers will enjoy listening to fun stories, nursey rhymes, wacky music; finger plays along with creative theme related activities.

Farmyard Kids say Please & Thank You / Oops! Manners Matter Classes @ the Library: Facilitator Ms.Kokumo
Thursdays, April 13 & 20. 3:30 p.m. Children will enjoy listening to fun inspired by stories, public speaking and etiquette. Prepare for this journey in a very organized manner along with lots of cultural creative theme related activities.

Rolette’s Country Book Club
Friday, April 28. 3:30p.m. Palmetto book club may be the perfect way to motivate your child to read more/ offering a selection of educational, fun books for children to read and discuss. Followed by light refreshments.

Peachtree Branch
1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309

Toddler Time
Monday.  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.

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 .

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays. 10:30. Themed storytime in which we will share storybooks and participate in other activities related to our weekly theme.
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.

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.

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

Kids’ Origami Club
Saturday, April 8. 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.

Saturday Family Afternoon Events
Saturday, April 15.  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.

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

Family Storytime
Mondays. 10:30 a.m. Join us for this theme-based story time that incorporates books, singing, and rhymes!

Together Time
Mondays. 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.

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

Tuesdays. 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!

How to Start a Nonprofit
Wednesday, April 5, 4:00 p.m. Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step. This class will explore the characteristics of effective nonprofits and demonstrate how to transform your idea for a charitable program or service into a fully-fledged organization. Registration required through the Foundation Center.
Earth Day Celebration
Thursday, April 27. 3:30 p.m. Come and celebrate the importance of Earth Day with Fulton County Department of Public Works Water Resources Department. Enjoy free activities and crafts!

Roswell Branch
115 Norcross St. 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.

Free Yoga or Zumba at the Library
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.  Yoga. Thursdays in January, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Nourish your mind, body, and spirit!  ‎The techniques of Yoga are taught in a light, joyful, and thorough manner – equally useful and suitable for different levels of Yoga students. Or get a sweat on to start the New Year; from beginners to advanced.

Free ESL Classes
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Conversational English.  All levels.

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.

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.

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. 

AP Test Prep Classes
Monday, April  10.   AP US Government: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 17. AP Human Geography: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 24. AP World History: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Join C2Education as they help you get prepared for your AP Exams.

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!

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

Tiny Tales Storytime
Tuesdays. 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.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays. 11:30 a.m. A weekly session of stories, songs, finger plays and occasional crafts.

READing Paws
Wednesdays. 3:15 p.m. Children who want to practice reading skills can sign up for 15 minute sessions to read to therapy dog Freckles!

Journey to Literacy with Junior League of Atlanta!
Saturday, 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!

Kids in the Kitchen!
Saturday, 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.

Defensive Driving Workshops
Tuesday-Wednesday. April 4 & 5. 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.

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

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

Sandy Springs Kids’ Book Club
Monday, April 10. 4:30 p.m. Discussions will include team trivia and snacks.

Annual Egg Hunt!
Tuesday, April 11.11:00 a.m. Prepare to have fun and bring your own basket at our annual egg hunt in the library’s reading garden.

Saturday Storytime!
Saturdays, April 15.  3:00 p.m. Ms. Leah will host fun seasonal storytimes and related activities for the whole family.

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

Crafternoon with Mr. Davia!
Friday, 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!

Southeast Atlanta
1463 Pryor Rd. Atlanta, GA 30315

Jewelry Making Class 101
Saturday, April 8. 12:30p.m. Complete a unique jewelry set. You'll learn how to construct a simple necklace, bracelet and earrings using the right tools, beads and findings that will bring your inspiration to life.

How to Plan a Family & Class Reunion
Monday, April 10. 4:00p.m. This program will address all of the elements that are critical to having a successful reunion from start to finish.

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

Jazz with Prodigy and Friends
Saturday, April 22. 3:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with Rosemary Roberts and friends. AAW

Smart Money Matters Family Game Night
Tuesday, April 25. 10:30 a.m. Families will learn about money in a fun way. This program is sponsored by the Bill Fox Mini Grant.

Teen Advisory Meeting
Thursday, April 27. 4:30 p.m. Join your peers in helping to create teen collections programs and volunteer service projects.

SouthWest Branch
1463 Pryor Rd. Atlanta, GA 30315

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays. 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.

Toddlers Once Upon A Time Storytime
Wednesdays. 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.

Kids' Coloring Club
Saturday, April 15. 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!

2017 Money Smart Week: Become Money Smart!
Thursday, April 27. 10:15 a.m. Coins are cool! You can have fun with them and learn about them at the same time! Kids will explore how to manage money and examine the differences between needs and wants. Play a game about earning, saving and spending.

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

Hop to It Crafts
Wednesday, April 5. 4:00 p.m. Holiday crafts.

How to Start a Business
Tuesday, April 11. 5:30 p.m. Learn about starting your own business.

Pledge to Conserve
Wednesday, April 19. 10:00 a.m. Celebrate Earth Day @ the Library.

Kids 4 Money
Wednesday, April 26. 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Money Smart Week.

Getting Funds for College
Thursday, April 27. 4:30 p.m. Teens learn about funding for college.

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

Preschool Story Time 
Tuesdays. 10:00 a.m. Join us for stories, poetry and occasional crafts for children located in the meeting room.

Pop-In Crafts
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. 3:30 p.m. Join us for a time of crafting and building with each other. Make and Take! 

The Benefits of Essential Oils
Saturday, April 22. 2:30 p.m. Explore the properties of essential oils. Learn how to make a body scrub, household cleaner and other personal uses.

Wolf Creek Branch
3100 Enon Rd. Atlanta, GA 30331

Shaping Minds Math-A-Thon
Saturdays. April 8. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Teens participate in a Mental Math Skills Challenge. Prizes will be awarded.

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


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