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South Fulton: Library Event Lineup for August

This month, a wide range of events are planned at South Fulton libraries for patrons of all ages. Whether you want to exercise your mind or your body, there’s something for everyone including workshops on back-to-school savings, Medicare and homebuying, STEM Saturdays, coloring sessions to relieve stress for teens and adults, and walking clubs.

Highlighted Events

Operation: Break Bread returns to the Wolf Creek Library on August 3 at 10:30 a.m. The event is presented by Save OurSelves Founder Marcus Coleman in partnership with Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. The program includes complimentary breakfast, a film screening and a panel discussion on reparations for slavery.

On August 4 at 3:00 p.m., the Nap Ministry will present “The Importance of Rest,” a collective nap experience. The organization asserts that rest is a form of resistance and that sleep deprivation is a racial and social justice issue. Advance registration is required at [email protected] Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, pillow or yoga mat.

More Events in August by Library

SOUTH FULTON LIBRARY
4055 Flat Shoals Road
404.613.3092

WorkForce Fulton Employment Assistance
Mondays & Thursdays, August-September, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Are you seeking employment? Do you want to change careers? If so, visit the WorkForce Fulton information table in the lobby to find out how you can receive free career training and job assistance. Ages 16 and up. No registration required.

Yoga
Fridays, 12:00 p.m.

Learn the power of Yoga in relieving stress and the path to healthy living. Led by Nikki Foster.  Adults. No registration required.   

Fulton Fresh Mobile Food Market
Thursdays, August 1 & August 8, 1:00 p.m.

Join the mobile market and learn about the importance of in-season fruits and vegetables. This summer, the Mobile Market will provide attendees with a nutrition class and food demo. Afterwards, head over to the Mobile Market truck and receive a bag of FREE in-season produce to take home! You must arrive on time in order to receive the fresh produce. Adults.

Teen Anime and Manga Club
Thursday, August 1, 5:00 p.m.

Do you love manga and anime? Do you like to draw or cosplay? Come share your art, discuss your favorite series, and meet others who share your interests! Ages 12-18.

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Finale
Saturday, August 3, 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we bring the 2019 Summer Reading Program to an end. Prizes will be awarded to selected top readers. All ages welcomed.

Back to School Savings with Pretty Frugal Diva
Saturday, August 3, 2:00 p.m.

Your favorite frugal diva is back! This time we’re learning how to save on Back to School items. Bring a friend! Prizes will be awarded. All ages welcomed. No registration required.

Medicare 101
Saturday, August 10, 12:00 p.m.

Are you turning 65? Do you have questions about Medicare? If so, join us for an informative session about Medicare. Learn about the four parts of Medicare and more. This workshop is presented by Sheila Simpson, a licensed Medicare professional. Adults. No registration required.

Re-discover Your Library: R is for ReferenceUSA
Wednesdays, August 14 & 28, 10:30 a.m.

Many people are using ReferenceUSA to locate potential employers in a specific industry or a list of businesses in a particular zip code.  If you want to gain an edge and search like library insiders, stop by the library and learn how to search for public companies.  Adults.

Build With Legos!
Wednesday, August 14, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for Lego Club! We’ll an hour of building time, and Lego creations will be displayed in the library! Ages 4+

#backdownbully
Saturday, August 17, 12:00 p.m.

Come meet Nasir Andrews, the driving force behind the Back Down Bully organization. At 9 years of age, Nasir decided to illustrate her bully story in a video form to share with family and friends. At the end of the video, she called the viewers to action through her creation of #backdownbully. Back Down Bully is a community organization that serves and support children and families who experience bullying in schools. Every child is at risk of experiencing a bullying encounter. Back Down Bully provides support and resources for individuals and families. This is an event you don’t want to miss! All students are welcomed.

Re-discover your library: L is for Libby
Saturday, August 17, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Now you can enjoy books using your telephone or laptop. Libby is the library resource that allows you to get books to read and listen to audiobooks.  Stop by the library, see the librarian, and learn how to use your cellphone or tablet and enjoy books.  Adults 

ReferenceUSA Demonstration
Wednesday, August 21, 12:00 p.m.

ReferenceUSA is a premier database used by many businesspeople.  Join us and learn how to search for potential customers or find potential employers. Bring your laptop or sit-in on the session. Registration is recommended. 

Home Buying Workshop
Saturday, August  24, 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a Homeownership Workshop.  This workshop is for first time homebuyers, upgrading buyers, sellers and investors. Some of the topics we will cover: home buying power, loan programs, the closing process, estate homes and where to start as an investor. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton. Adults.

South Fulton Adult Book Club
Wednesdays, August 28, 12:00 p.m.

Have you always wanted to join a book club?  Look no further.! Come enjoy good reads and good eats. The book club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month. Bring a friend! Adults. No registration required.

STEAM Saturday for Kids: The Great Dino Dig Workshop
Saturday, August 31, 12:00 p.m.

Big Thinkers will present a dinosaur workshop is like no other! It’s all about Dino Science! What is a dinosaur? Where did they live? What did they eat? How do we find their bones today? Your Jr. Paleontologist will conduct their very own research to piece together the story of the dinosaur. A snack will be served. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. Registration required.

SOUTHWEST LIBRARY
Evelyn G. Lowery
3665 Cascade Road SW
404.613.7000

Imagine Craft Mondays
Monday, August 5, 4:00 P.M.

Come to our IMAGINE CRAFT Day in the Children’s Room every first Monday of the month. This afternoon program will have special crafts and activities for preschoolers and home school kids throughout the year. It’s FREE fun for the kids and adults, too!

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays, August & September, 10:15 a.m.

It is a fun early literacy program for kids ages 4 and up and their caregivers. Join us for an hour of interactive stories, songs, rhymes, games, and accompanying activities perfect for preschoolers. The early literacy practices featured each Tuesday helps 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.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays, August & September, 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.  Ages 0-3. Reservation required for groups 10 or more. 

STEAM Saturdays
Saturday, August 3, 10:00 A.M.

Come explore different Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math topics in our STEAM Saturday program. This program gives kids a chance to play and build with a variety of educational materials, tools, and toys. Kids will learn by doing as we guide them through fun experiments, crafts, and activities that help develop critical thinking and creativity skills. Hosted By Ms. Te & Ms. White. All ages are welcome.

Teens Tuesday: Lego Club!
Tuesday, August 6, 4:00 P.M.

Come and participate in an evening of creative fun! Choose from thousands of Lego pieces to construct just about anything you feel like! Ages 8-18. Registration is required. 

Death Café
Tuesday, August 6, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 11, 2:00 p.m.

At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to drink coffee or tea, enjoy cake and discuss death. A Death Café’ is a fun (yes, fun!) group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.  The objective of Death Café’ is to increase awareness of death with a viewing to helping people make the most of their (finite) Lives. Hosted by Lisa C. Oliver, EdD.  Death, Dying and Bereavement Educator.  Adults

Toddler StoryTime: Environmental Education / Fulton County Public Works
Wednesday, August 14, 10:15 A.M.

Did you know that Earth is often called the “Blue Planet” because of blue color seen from outer space?  About 71% of our planet is covered in water but less than 1% of that water is available for us to drink.  Join a member of the Public Works Public Education team for a hands-on story time activity about water.

Mega Blocks Club
Friday, August 16, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, September 20, 11:00 a.m.

Build skills for school when you learn colors, numbers, shapes and more! Little tots can get ready for school when they use big building blocks to learn everything from shapes, colors, and counting to math and problem solving! Made for toddlers’ little hands and curious minds. This program will spark creativity and rebuild anything you imagine before putting everything away in the handy storage bag! Ideal for ages 1 to 5.

Prodigies of Music- Concert and Master Class
Saturday, August 17, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a Jazz Concert and Master Class featuring Prodigies of Music. Program hosted by Rosemary Robertson and presented by COMAS Music Group. All ages are welcome.

Adult Coloring Session
Wednesday, August 21, 2:00 P.M.

Manage stress and unwind while being creative. We will supply coloring pages and colored pencils for adults who would like to join us for a relaxing hour of coloring. Adults

Preschool StoryTime: Environmental Education / Fulton County Public Works
Tuesday, August 27, 10:15 a.m.

Did you know that Earth is often called the “Blue Planet” because of blue color seen from outer space?  About 71% of our planet is covered in water but less than 1% of that water is available for us to drink.  Join a member of the Public Works Public Education team for a hands-on story time activity about water.

Teens Tuesday:  A Stress Reliever Coloring Session
Tuesday, August 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday afternoon for our Teens Coloring Club. Moon, Sun, Stars and Planet themed in celebration of the Summer Reading Theme: A Universe of Stories. Color your stress away! Coloring sheets, and pencils will be provided by the library and you are also welcome to bring your own.

WOLF CREEK LIBRARY
3100 Enon Road
404.613.4255

Ready, Set, Code!
Sundays, August and September, 2:00 p.m.

Computer programming/coding classes.  Limited to 20 participants. Laptop suggested. Ages 9 and up.

The Importance of Rest Presented by The Nap Ministry
Sunday, August 4, 3:00 p.m.

The Nap Ministry believes rest is a form of resistance and names sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue. The Collective Napping Experience is the signature program of the Nap Ministry. Come resist. Come rest. Adults Only. Bring a pillow, blanket and yoga mat. Limited space. Register by emailing [email protected]

Let’s Talk About Tech: Technology Education for Adults
Sundays in August, 4:00 p.m.

These classes will help you navigate key topics in technology, including social interaction, business and security. For beginners and advanced tech users. Adults

Family Yoga
Wednesdays in August, 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a beginner’s yoga class for parents and children that will incorporate stretching, balancing, and strength building. Participants can also expect to do breathing exercises in order to help with their focus and attention, as yoga is an exercise of the mind and body. * Bring a mat and a blanket for your little one.*

Wolf Creek Walking Club
Thursdays and Saturdays, August, 10:00 a.m.

Get some exercise by joining the Wolf Creek Walking Club. Park the car, lace up your walking shoes, and get active.

The Blank Tiles Scrabble Club
Fridays in August, 10:30 a.m.

Improve your scrabble game or learn to play in these weekly sessions. Drop in. Adults.

Chess Club for Kids
Saturdays in August, 10:00 a.m.

Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Ages 8 and up.

Chess Club for Adults
Saturdays in August, 11:00 a.m.

Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.

Wolf Creek Stroller Walking Club
Saturdays in August, 11:00 a.m.

Get some exercise by meeting up with other parents and their children and walking along the Wolf Creek Trail behind the library. Meet near the circulation desk.

E-Resources Training
Wednesday, August 14, 11:00 a.m.

Stop by Wolf Creek for a lab session tutorial using our electronic databases on your portable reading devices.  Patrons will learn how to access the library’s eCampus and eResources where classes, magazines and more are available.  All ages welcome.

Wolf Creek Library Afternoon Book Club
Thursdays, August 22, 12:00 p.m.

Come prepared to discuss the monthly selection and have a lively discussion. New members are welcome!  Adults.

Scrapbooking
Saturday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.

Are you interested in scrapbooking? Then tap into your crafty side through these themed monthly sessions.

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