A Message from the Director
Gayle Holloman
At this time of continued uncertainties, please know that Library employees remain focused on being a resource for all County residents. It is our hope that gatherings at your favorite library can resume in the near future. We remain committed to researching and providing as much online content as possible. Please be on the lookout for new, and innovative, online programming as we continue to navigate daily life in the midst of a pandemic.

The website is still the best resource for online services; research; classes; homework assistance; and fun activities such as our daily storytime programs for children; weekly story time program for adults, called Book Break; and the new teen book program for teens, All Booked Up. Many of you are using Ask a Librarian to get answers to your questions, so that service has been made more robust. The Summer Reading Program will be online this year from June 1st to August 1st.

Additionally, our parking lots can serve as hotspots, because the libraries’ Wi-Fi is connected and extends, to some extent, outside the physical buildings. If you are inclined to take advantage of that connectivity, please remember to use social distancing guidelines.

All renovation projects are still underway. It is expected that six libraries will re-open on June 15th and the remaining ones on July 1st.  Please know that those dates are planned, but are fluid. Much work is underway to make that happen. The work involved to do so includes attention to a myriad of things, never considered before the COVID-19 crisis.

Frequently asked questions will be compiled as one way to update you on the way forward. Please bear with us as we research and rely on information available to us via national, state and local governments’ recommendations; information provided by the medical and scientific communities; and info available through Library and other industries’ best practices.

Finally, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners; County Manager and his leadership team; staff of the Library; Library Foundation; Library Board of Trustees and I, sincerely wish all the best for you, your family and friends.

Take care, stay safe. and stay tuned.
New Virtual Programming at the Library
Join us this week, May 18-22, 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.
Monday - Friday - Streaming Storytime
Join the Fulton County Library System for Live Streaming Storytime for Children, Monday - Friday at 11 a.m.

Librarians share their favorite stories daily while libraries remain closed due to COVID-19.
Monday - Kitchen Chemistry
Kids' Kitchen: Key Lime Popsicles
Join us on Monday at 2 p.m. for the first episode of Kids' Kitchen. We'll show you how to make yummy Key Lime Pie popsicles. Watch on Facebook Live!
Adult Eats & Treats: Green Bean Salad
Join us on Monday at 5 p.m. for the very first Eats and Treats for Adults featuring a quick and easy green bean salad with Library Branch Manager, Todd Williamson. Tune in to Facebook Live!
Tuesday - Surya Namaskar Yoga
Join the Fulton County Library System for Fitness Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This week, join Library staff member Kiran Jamloki for Surya Namaskar Yoga.

Surya Namaskar makes you flexible, improves your body posture and blood circulation. Let's learn the 12 powerful poses together!

Maker Wednesdays - DIY/Crafts
Tie-Dye at Home

Join us for Tie-Dye at Home this Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Learn to create your own kid-safe tie-dye t-shirt in your kitchen!

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

This week, join Library staff member Todd Williamson for a special excerpt reading from "When Books Went to War" by Molly Guptill Manning.

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.

This is an Instagram program.
Fridays - Language Lab - Learn Hiragana
Join Fulton County Librarian Roger Chesley for Language Lab! This week's episode 2 of Beginning Japanese begins at 4 p.m. on Facebook live!

This is an Facebook program.
eResources - NEW Wordplay Shakespeare

A new edition of Shakespeare's plays that includes filmed performances embedded on the page, next to Shakespeare's words. Visit fulcolibrary.org/digitallibrary for instructions on how to sign in with your library card number.
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.
Noonday Nosh
Every 3rd Tuesday at 12 p.m. Next meetup is Tuesday, May 19.
Book Selection:  The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.
To join, contact Julia Padgett at Julia.Padgett@fultoncountyga.gov.

Mystery Readers
Every 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Next book club is Tuesday, May 26.
Book Selection: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.
To join, contact Julia Padgett at Julia.Padgett@fultoncountyga.gov.

Book Club - Magician's Lie
Date: May 27th at 12 p.m.
Book Selection: Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
To join contact Joan Centra at joan.centra@fultoncountyga.gov.

Book Club - American Gods
Date: May 27th at 3pm
Book Selection:  American Gods by Neil Gaiman
To join, contact contact Richard Coleman at richard.coleman@fultoncountyga.gov.
Join Wolf Creek Library for Book Talk
Book Talk will take place Thursday, May 28th at 12 p.m.
Book Selection: Winona Inc. by Edwina Ownens-Elliot.
The author will be present.
To join, contact Joan Centra at joan.centra@fultoncountyga.gov.

The Alpharetta Library Book Club via Zoom
Tuesday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Book Selection: Discussion about what you’ve been reading during the past month.
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 .