This February the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has scheduled a wide range of events at South Fulton libraries for patrons of all ages. Take advantage of free tax preparation assistance, GED study sessions, yoga, chess and coding classes for children and much more.
This month marks the return of ONYXCON to Wolf Creek Library. Additionally, Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Urban Film Review will present a celebration of cinema and black history.
GLADYS S. DENNARD AT SOUTH FULTON LIBRARY 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City, GA 30291 404.613.3092
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Learn the power of yoga in relieving stress and the path to healthy living. Sessions for adults are led by Nikki Foster. Registration is not required.
VITA Tax Preparation
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tax season is here, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will provide free tax preparation services for you. Pack patience, and bring ID and tax documents. All ages are welcomed and no pre-registration required.
Mondays – Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Prepare to earn a GED by attending a prep study skills session. This program is in partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools System. Orientation and Pretests are given on the first Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. The sessions are for ages 16 and up. All 16 and 17 year-olds must call 404.802.3560 for registration.
Join the Volunteens Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Help out at the library, learn new skills and earn service hours. The VolunTeens program offers an opportunity for young adults (ages 14-18) to experience a professional work environment and develop basic workplace know-how. VolunTeens assist with a host of different duties and earn service hours. Stop by the Information Services Desk for further information and details. Help out with a few programs and easy jobs in the Youth Services Department, learn new skills, and earn service hours for scouts, church, honor roll, or just a strong college application. The program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required.
Preschool Pals Storytime
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-6 will listen to stories, sing songs, and participate in a craft activity. Registration is required for groups of 10 or more.
Searching for Black History Using Genealogy
Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Learn how to trace your roots from a genealogy guru. The workshop is for adults only. Registration is required.
College Fair & Information Session Saturday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m. Students and families are invited to collect information from and speak directly with college admission representatives. This event will educate and excite students about educational opportunities after high school.
Get Out Your Guitar Day!
Monday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.
If your guitar (or instrument) has been put away for a while, this is the day to take it out and play it in the Teen’s Study Room. Take that guitar and just sit with your eyes closed and think of all the dreams, all the fun, all the ups and downs that you have gone through together. Relive those moments of glory. Turn all of your stress and worries off for now and just strum those strings and let the music take you to a place where you can be anything you want! You can either bring you own instrument or check-out one at the branch with your library card. Registration is required.
Seniors Searching the Internet
Wednesday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Calling all senior citizens to join us for a computer class on Internet searching. Learn about search engines, fake news, and much more. Bring a friend. Registration is not required.
Basic Computer Skills I
Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Attend an open session of learning how to log onto the computer, printing and more. All ages are welcomed. No computer skills are required. No registration is required.
I Love Myself Valentine’s Bash Featuring Kisha Mitchell
Saturday, February 23. 12:00 p.m.
In a world where having high self-esteem and self-love can oftentimes be challenging in any little girl’s life, it is important to have a book that encourages them to be themselves and love every ounce of who they are! Likewise, in a world that often promotes fear and hate, it is necessary to speak life into our young brown boys to believe in themselves. Join us for an inspiriting book talk and book signing with Kisha Mitchell author of “Brown Girl, Brown Girl, What Do You See?” and “Brown Boy, You Must Believe.” A hands-on activity and craft will follow. The first 10 youth will receive a FREE signed copy of the book. The event is for ages 3-12. Registration is required and space is limited.
Basic Computer Skills II
Wednesdays, February 27 at 10:30 a.m.
In this session, participants will learn how to: download documents, send an attachment from email, reply to emails, forward emails, print from the public computers and change the print setting from black an white to color. No computer skills are required. All ages are welcomed. No registration is required.
Wednesday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy good reads and good eats. The book club is for adults and meets every fourth Wednesday of each month. Bring a friend. Registration is not required.
WOLF CREEK LIBRARY 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta GA 30331 404.613.4255
AARP Tax Prep
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Bring a photo ID, Social Security or Medicare cards, last year’s tax return and the income, interest and deductible expense documents for your 2018 return. Arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. Services are available for ages 18 and up.
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
This beginner’s yoga class for parents and children incorporates 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. Remember to bring a mat and a blanket for little ones.
Wolf Creek Walking Club
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Park the car, lace up your walking shoes, and get active in the new year! Meet up with other neighbors to walk the Wolf Creek Trail behind the library.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Learn to play or improve skills in these weekly sessions for adults. No registration is required.
Ready, Set, Code!
Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m.
These computer programming/coding classes are limited to 20 participants ages 9 and up. A laptop is suggested.
Chess Club for Kids
Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Beginners and advanced players ages 8 and up will learn strategies to improve their game.
STEM for Students with Exceptionalities
Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Join a mother of a special needs child and educator, Ms. Merriell, for a hands-on STEM session for students ages 11-15 with special needs. The session is limited to 10 participants ages 11-15. Register at [email protected]
Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m.
Stop by Wolf Creek for a lab session tutorial using the library’s 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 are welcomed.
Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday February 17 at 1:00 p.m.
Delve into the world of cosplay, film, art and more in the popular arts/science fiction world at the Onyxcon convention. Onyxcon promotes, showcases, educates, and entertains all fans of the Sequential Arts and related media. All ages are welcomed.
Black History Film Festival
Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 23. 12:00 p.m.
Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Urban Film Review will present a celebration of cinema and black history. An opening reception will be held Friday evening.
Speechcraft Series presented by Toastmasters
Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m.
Learn the fundamentals of public speaking in this introductory series presented by Epic Orators, Advanced Toastmasters. Space is limited. Please register with the library at [email protected] The session is for adults only.
Wolf Creek Library Afternoon Book Club Thursday, February 28. 12:00 p.m. Come prepared to discuss the monthly selection and have a lively discussion. New members are welcome to join. The book club is for adults only.
*The Southwest Regional Library (3665 Cascade Road) is closed for renovation.