Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Is American Heart Month!

The American Heart Association is celebrating American Heart Month through the end of February, which means it's not too late to get involved and start making some heart-healthy lifestyle changes! And the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is here to help you reach your goals. We all know we need to eat better and exercise more, and here is a great reason to stay motivated. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. That is definitely a scary statistic! So here are a few things the library can offer to help you stay on the healthy track.

Try out a Happiness Class! The Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch wants to invite you out to learn about the benefits of meditation and healing touch Friday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

The East Point Branch wants to help you relieve stress and heal your heart through Reiki! Reiki is a holistic health practice that promotes health and happiness. Join them Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Why not check out a few books on the subject to stay informed about heart health? There are so many to choose from in our catalog, but here's a few suggestions to get you started.
  • Boost Your Heart Health by Ruth Chambers
  • Heart Health: Your Questions Answered by Robert Ascheim
  • Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love by Catherine Cheremeteff Jones
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking for All Seasons by Marvin Moser
  • The Healthy Heart Miracle: Your Road to Lifelong Health by Gabe Mirkin
Of course you can always use the library itself as a quiet escape from the bustle of a busy week too! And there is much information to be found through the websites of both the American Heart Association and the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. Let's get heart healthy together!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Tax Help At Your Library!

No need to wait until the last minute to file your 2012 taxes. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System offers FREE tax help in many of our branches all through tax season! In most cases, help will be received on a first come, first serve basis, so you might want to call ahead for more detailed information about availability and any documentation you may need to bring. Click here for a schedule of locations, dates and times.

You can also find many of the state and federal tax forms at our branches, and many forms can be printed from both the State and Federal websites.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day At The Library!


That's right, Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Luckily the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has plenty of activities, programs, and of course, books, to help you get in the spirit of things! For starters, check out all of our free Valentine's Day themed programs taking place throughout the system. Children and families can enjoy stories, songs and crafts together, and while you're in the library check out something to take home. Maybe a romantic DVD for a special movie night, or a book of Valentine's crafts to make the perfect Valentine for your special someone! Here's a few suggestions to get you in the mood:

  • Paper Crafts for Valentine's Day by Randel McGee
  • Valentine's: Cards and Crafts from the Heart by Thiranut Boonyadhistarn
  • Cooking for Two: 120 Recipes for Every Day and Those Special Nights by Bruce Weinstein
  • Stefan Gjerstad's Easy Elegance: Classic Cooking for Two by Stefan Gjerstad
  • Casablanca [DVD] with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
  • Romeo + Juliet [DVD] with Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Classical Love Songs [CD] by Various Artists
  • Greatest Love Songs [CD] by Isaac Hayes
We hope all of our patrons treat themselves and enjoy this special day!