Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween At The Library!

It's that time of year again when ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out to play! Halloween is almost upon us so if you haven't picked out your costume yet, you better get to it. Need some inspiration? Why not check out some of the many books and ebooks available at your library? The titles below should get you started, but there are many, many more. You can search the catalog, or call your local branch for help. And if you're looking for some fun (and free!) family activities with a Halloween theme, check out all of the programs and events taking place in our system. There's sure to be something for everyone, and we hope to see you there!

Extreme Halloween: The Ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again
     by Tom Nardone

Cake Decorating With the Kids: Halloween [eBook] by Jill Collins

The Halloween Handbook: 447 Costumes by Bridie Clark

Spooky Crafts by Helen Skillicorn

Dog Trick or Cat Treat: Pets Dress Up For Halloween by Archie Klondike

Halloween: A Grown-Up's Guide to Creative Costumes, Devilish Decor, and Fabulous Festivities
     by Joanne O'Sullivan

Paper Crafts for Halloween by Randel McGee

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Although National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is celebrated in October, is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer throughout the year. Through a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services, NBCAM strives to remain at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues. Visit their webpage to see a full list of all of the organizations that work together for this very important cause.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System also wants to recognize the importance of this issue and raise awareness during this month. Join us on October 17, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Library for a discussion with Debra DeWitt, Nursing Supervisor, with the Fulton County Women’s Health Program. Ms. DeWitt will discuss how under insured and uninsured residents of Fulton County can have access to free breast exams, mammograms, and follow-up visits.

For more information you can also visit Fulton County's Health and Wellness section of their website here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Two photography groups will be celebrating photography with a show honoring the late photographer, Denise Gray. In conjunction with Atlanta’s annual event, “Atlanta Celebrates Photography, “Sistagraphy,” the international recognized group of African American women photographers, and Zone III Photographic Workshop, will hold an exhibit entitled, “Convergence.” This collection of works will be on display from September 24 through October 27 at the Atlanta- Fulton Public Library System's Central Library, located at One Margaret Mitchell Square in downtown Atlanta. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 7, from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the lower level alcove. This event will be catered and is free and open to the public.

“Convergence” is a coming together of two photographic groups in honor of their late friend and member, professional photographer, Denise Gray, who died recently of complications from a blood clot. The exhibit is dedicated to Ms. Gray, who was well-known in the city of Atlanta. “Convergence” will be a showing of the groups’ very best work, as they salute Ms. Gray.

 For more information, please call the Central Library at (404)730-1700 or Barbara Bishop at