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All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-461-8841.
Children’s Library Programs
Lego Your Library: Ages 4 – 11. No sign-up required. We provide the legos, you provide the imagination
Parents (or other caregiver) are encouraged to join in the fun with their child. Parents and caregivers should remain in the children’s department for the duration of the program. We are unable to accommodate groups at our regularly scheduled programs. Group programs are scheduled as staffing and time allow, please contact Ada Demlow at 770-305-5351.
Fayette Kids Read: Pick up a copy of “The Cricket in Times Square” and register in the children’s department to read it. You can register between January 13 and March 29. We will give your family a review sheet and “Share the Read” card. Turn them in by April 19 to be recognized at our finale on April 26 at 2:30 p.m. Ways to Participate: Read the book as a family and “share the read”. Read the book, write a review and do at least 6 bonus activities to be recognized at our celebration! Pick up one of our packets to guide you in planning a book club for your family and/or friends based on our featured book. Come to our elementary story time (Celebrate with Stories) held Thursdays at 4 p.m. We will be exploring topics related to the book. Friday February 7 from 3 p.m.—5 p.m. Come and hear cricket stories and make a cricket house. Thursday February 20 from 6:30—8:00 p.m. Pajama Movie Night! Come watch A Bug’s Life with your family and friends. Check our calendar and your emails during March and April for some special events still in the works. April 19 —Deadline to turn in review sheet and share the read card for recognition at our finale. April 26 at 2:30 p.m. —Finale—Recognition of Families and Music Show with Scott Douglas. We will also play a game of Stump the Librarians with trivia questions based on our reading that you bring with you!
Winter—Spring 2014: Sing and Play Under the Sea. Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Sessions are identical—choose one). Ages 0—5 years. These fun-filled 30-minute sessions will include singing, dancing, stories, and rhymes for young children. Each week we will share a different children’s story and play a different musical instrument. Each seasonal session has a different theme. Join us this time as we explore the many colorful, exciting creatures who live in, under and around the sea Sessions are followed by a time of crafts and play. No pre-registration required. Specific dates for programs are listed on our monthly calendar available online and in the children’s department. Check our calendar monthly to be sure a program will be held on the day you plan to come. We are unable to accommodate groups at our regularly scheduled programs. Group programs are scheduled as staffing and time allow, lease contact Ada Demlow at 770-305-5351.
The Atlanta Regional Workforce Board’s Mobile Career Lab: Get free assistance with your job search on the following Tuesdays: April 1, 15 & 29, May 13 & 27 and June 10 & 24, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Learn and Play Chess:* April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (Tuesdays) at 4 p.m.
A. Bryant Betsill Book Signing. Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Local author A. Bryant Betsill presents his new novel, “Broken Union,” a work of historical fiction about the Civil War. Free and open to the public. Proceeds from books sold at the event to benefit Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.
Fayette County High School Writers Night: Monday, April 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. A student writers group from Fayette County High School presents a reading of members’ new works of poetry and prose. Q&A discussion and light refreshments to follow. Free and open to the public.
“Loving Me Phenomenally with Endless Possibilities:” A series of classes for girls age 11-14 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, March 1-May 3. Classes: etiquette, healthy relationships, health and wellness, finance, body image, dressing for success, self-esteem and introduction to S.T.E.M. careers (science, technology engineering and math). Please call 770-461-8841 to register now; space is limited. For more information please contact Cheryl Burnside at email@example.com or 404-268-5451.
Salute to the 70s Film Series: One great movie from each year of the decade.
Monday Morning Mystery: A Book Group for Adults. Second Monday of the month, 11 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Trowbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-305-5343, or Jessica Kuhr at email@example.com or 770-305-5327.
Thursday Night Book Group: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. New members are always welcome! Book discussion led and moderated by a librarian. Light refreshments provided compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Please sign up at the desk or contact Sarah Trowbridge at 770-305-5343, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Poet Tree: Poetry Circle and Workshop: the third Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m. A monthly poetry-reading and writing group for adults and high school students. Facilitated by local poet Sara DeLuca. Open to all poets, aspiring poets, and poetry lovers, high school age and up. Read, share and discuss the work of your favorite published poets. Explore the elements and devices of all kinds of poetry. Write and share new writing in a supportive atmosphere. For more information, contact Sarah Trowbridge, Public Services Librarian: email@example.com. Hosted by the Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library.
Speak Up! What Kinds of Adult Programs and Events Would You Like to See at Your Library? If you have ideas for things to do, see and learn at your library, don't keep them to yourself…please let us hear from you. Drop a note in our suggestion box at the circulation desk, or email Sarah Trowbridge, Public Services Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby Dayzzz: Parenting and Newborn monthly informational group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Babies up to six months old are welcome. This group offers support and answers to all your newborn questions during the first month. An educational speaker will present a new topic each month. Sponsored by Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Fayette County Public Library.
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Christeen Snell, Library Director
Christy Dyson, Public Services Librarian
Jessica Kuhr, Public Services Librarian
Steve McMinn, Reference Librarian
Ada Demlow, Children’s Librarian
Sarah Trowbridge, Public Services Librarian
The Fayette County Public Library:
Outstanding programming for all ages, includes:
The library's goals are to serve as a role model of excellence in customer service and information delivery for all patrons; and to be utilized as the County's Info Source and as a center for cultural arts for Fayette County.
The Fayette County Public Library is an affiliate of the Flint River Regional Library System. Our mission is to provide: current, high-interest materials and programs; materials and programs for lifelong learning; information-seeking skills training and assistance; awareness of cultural diversity and answers to questions. The library respects the right of every individual to access all library materials freely.