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 8-12 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 8-14
Join us this week, June 8-14, 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, Monday - Friday at 11 a.m. with special guest readers throughout the summer to help the us celebrate our Summer Reading Program, "Imagine Your Story!"

Monday, June 8th - Join New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams for a special themed storytime!

Tuesday, June 9th - Join Fulton County Library System staff for streaming storytime with books, singalongs and more.

Wednesday, June 10th - Join artists from The Atlanta Opera’s Studio Tour production of Hansel and Gretel for a fun-filled story and song virtual session. The artists will read their version of the well-known fairytale as well as share a few songs (in English!) from Humperdinck's classic opera. 

Thursday, June 11th - Join Fulton County Library System staff for streaming storytime with books, singalongs and more.

Friday, June 12th - Join Fulton County Library System staff for streaming storytime with books, singalongs and more.

Download the Summer Reading Virtual Program Schedule each week to join in the fun!
KITCHEN CHEMISTRY - MONDAYS
Kids' Kitchen: Sand Dollar Cookies with Karin Collins
Let's celebrate World Oceans Day and make Sand Dollar Cookies using a tube of pre-made sugar cookie dough.
Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
Adult Eats and Treats: Vegan Pancakes with Joy Aninon
Adults Eats and Treats: Vegan Pancakes
Calling all vegans and pancake lovers! Join us
for a delicious recipe for vegan pancakes.
Watch on Facebook Live at 5 p.m.
FITNESS TUESDAYS
Whole Body Fitness: Basic Weights with Michelle Bennett-Copeland
An energizing strength workout for all fitness
levels. Join us at 10 a.m. to get started with basic weight-training.

LANGUAGE LAB
Join Fulton County Librarian Roger Chesley at 2 p.m. for Language Lab! Learn to read and write Japanese Hiragana today!

This is an Facebook program.
MAKER WEDNESDAYS - DIY/CRAFTS
Sleepy Sloth Garland with Marilyn Schuster

Create this sleepy sloth garland for your door, window or bedposts or where ever you choose!

Watch on Facebook Live at 2 p.m.
THURSDAYS - BOOK BREAK
Join your favorite Fulton County Librarians for Book Break: Adult Storytime on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Join Shauna Schaffer for a special excerpt reading.

This is a Facebook Live event.
Thursdays - Imagination Station
Join Outreach librarian, Meagan as she
reads Juno Valentine and the Magical
Shoes by Eva Chen live on Facebook at 2 p.m.

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 Leslie Yarborough for another book talk for teens.

This is an Instagram program.
Fridays - All Booked Up - Book Time for Teens
Join us for FAN ART Fridays for Tweens. Watch on the Library's YouTube channel. Don't forget to like and subscribe while you're there! This program will also take place Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14.

Today we are sharing YOUR artwork as a part
of Fan Art Friday! Keep them coming! Send

Join us every weekend, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday on YouTube for some hot summer
reads with your librarian friends.
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
Policing the Black Man Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela J. Davis
Curated Rebroadcasting of AARL Lectures
7:00 PM Thursday, June 11, 2020

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 November 1, 2018, lecture by Angela J. Davis, who discussed her publication Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment. A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, Policing the Black Man, is a thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

Angela J. Davis, professor of law at American University's Washington College of Law, is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. View this Public Lecture a t   www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary.
Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
7:00 PM Wednesday, June 10, 2020

In honor of Juneteenth celebration, the AARL will host a virtual Africana Story Time reading of Juneteenth for Mazie.

This poetic book celebrates and explores the historic tradition of African American liberation, from bondage and slavery. Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom. Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty and freedom— the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.

View this Event via Facebook Live at   www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary
Librarian Book Reviews for Youth and Adults