Fulton County Library System Kicks Off New Virtual Summer Reading Program
The Fulton County Library System’s Summer Reading Program is going online in 2020! Fulton County Library System (FCLS) has a number of fun and engaging ways for readers of all ages to get involved with this year's program which will run from June 1st through August 1st.
This year's theme is, "Imagine Your Story" and FCLS wants to imagine that story with each and every reader in Fulton County. To register for summer reading, visit https://fultoncounty.beanstack.org and get started right away!
Each week, the library will host a full week of programming that will include everything from Virtual Storytimes for Children and Adults, to Digital Library tutorials and Author Talks. 

During the week of June 1-5 the library system will host special guest readers during their Streaming Storytime Live on Facebook each day at 11 a.m.  Click here for a full schedule of activities taking place all week to celebrate Summer Reading.

Fulton County Library System Director, Gayle Holloman shared, “With all the changes affecting traditional services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library was determined to find a meaningful way to produce a Summer Reading Program and make it engaging for all ages. We are thrilled with the work our staff has done to create a wonderful array of programs that can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of home. We invite you to Imagine Your Story."

Stay tuned for more exciting guest readers and check the Library website at www.fulcolibrary.org for updates and programs every week! While the Library remains closed, the Digital Library is always open! Log on and download all your favorite titles with your library card and join us in “Imagining Your Story” this summer.
Virtual Programming at the Library - June 1-5
Join us this week, June 1-5, 2020 for Virtual Programs with library staff! Click here to download and print this week's schedule at home.

Each week, we'll send out a new lineup of programming for all ages.
Streaming Storytime with Special Guests
Join the Fulton County Library System for Live Streaming Storytime for Children, Monday - Friday at 11 a.m. with special guest readers each day this week to help the us kick off our Summer Reading Program, "Imagine Your Story!"

Monday, June 1st - Join Gina Hughes from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on Facebook Live for a musical themed storytime.

Tuesday, June 2nd - Join Anna Giles from Dad’s Garage Theatre Company on Facebook Live for an interactive theatrical storytelling.

Wednesday, June 3rd - Join New York Times Bestselling Author Nic Stone on Facebook Live for an exploration of tales

Thursday, June 4th - Join Local Georgia House Representative Park Cannon on Facebook for a fun storytime to kickoff Summer Reading.

Friday, June 5th - Join U.S. Congresswoman Lucy McBath on Facebook Live to celebrate a summer of imagining your story.

Download the Summer Reading Virtual Program Schedule each week to join in the fun!
Monday - Kitchen Chemistry
Kids' Kitchen: Summer Snowflakes with Karin Collins
Let's make a snack for kids: using flour tortillas, melted butter, powdered sugar and sugar sprinkles! Watch on Facebook Live!
Adult Eats and Treats: Grilled Pork
Medallions with Melissa Jurgens
Learn how to grill a pork tenderloin with an apricot glaze. Watch on Facebook Live!
Tuesday - Fitness
Yin Yoga with Janet Wingard
Relax with Yin Yoga poses to encourage calmness and work deep tissues of ligaments and joints.

Tuesday - Language Lab - Learn Hiragana
Join Fulton County Librarian Roger Chesley for Language Lab! This week's episode 3 of Beginning Japanese begins at 4 p.m. on Facebook live!

Please note this is a new day this week!

This is an Facebook program.
Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Let's Make Slime with Kiran Jamloki

Let's learn how to make soft, colorful, mushy & squishy slime! It is a fun-filled science activity.

Watch on Facebook Live !
Thursdays - Book Break - Storytime for Adults
Join your favorite Fulton County Librarians for Adult Storytime on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

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This is a Facebook Live event.
Fridays - All Booked Up - Book Time for Teens
Join your favorite Fulton County Librarians for Teen Book Reviews and more, Fridays at 3 p.m. on Instagram Live. Follow us @fulcolibrary.

In the mood to chat about the greatest Young Adult Novels and Graphic Novels today? Join Liane Wagner for another book talk for teens.

This is an Instagram program.

NEW THIS WEEK: Kick off the first week of FAN ART Fridays for Tweens. Watch on the Library's YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe while you're there! This program will also take place Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7.
Join the Library for Zoom Book Clubs
Do you miss the lively discussion and gathering time of your library book club? We have some great Zoom book clubs taking place with Librarians throughout the Library System.

Email one of the staff members below to register and join any of our Zoom Book Clubs! You will be emailed a link to join before the meeting. Remember, you must pre-register to participate.
The Alpharetta Library Book Club via Zoom
Tuesday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Book Selection: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.
Contact: Carolyn Bean at carolyn.bean@fultoncountyga.gov

Science Fiction Book Club
Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Next meeting is June 9th.
Book Selection:  The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
To join contact Jason Blackstock at jason.blackstock@fultoncountyga.gov.
Book Club - The Mountains Sing
Date: Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Book Selection: The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen (available on Hoopla as an eBook and an eAudiobook)
To join contact Julia Ratledge at julia.ratledge@fultoncountyga.gov .

True Crime Book Club
Meeting date TBD
Are you a true-crime aficionado? Help start the new True Crime Book Club! If you like books, podcasts, and shows about true crime, join our online book club!
Email Carolyn.Bean@fultoncountyga.gov for more information.
This Week at Auburn Avenue Research Library
Given the February 23, 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia; the March 13 killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky; and the May 24, 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL), will repost, via Facebook Live the October 10, 2018, lecture by former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler who discussed his latest publication Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

In his no-holds-barred style, Paul Butler explains how systemic racism and the American justice (or injustice) system works, and how to disrupt it.
Paul Butler provides legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and NPR and is a law professor at Georgetown University.

View this Public Lecture at www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary
In collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African-American Studies and the National Council of Black Studies, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) will present The Future of Schooling in the Black Community: African Americans, Education, and COVID-19. This prescient panel discussion will examine the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on schooling in the Black community and how the experience may inspire an overhaul of the American education system.

This event features panelists: Dr. Jenny Jones, Dean, School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University; Aminata Umoja, Founder of Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute; Jana J. Davis, Decatur City Schools Board Member. The panel host is Dr. Jonathan Gayles, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University.

Register in advance for this meeting at https://tinyurl.com/y863pxca. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion.
Librarian Book Reviews for Youth and Adults