Sharon Campbell, Administrative Assistant
Fayette County Public Library
1821 Heritage Park Way
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
M - Th: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
F - Sa : 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Monday, September 2: Closed for Labor Day
All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-461-8841.
The Mobile Career Lab is coming.
Get free assistance with your job search from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on these days.
Fayette on the Page 2019
12th Annual One Book, One Community
Books of poems by Emily Dickinson available for checkout from the Fayette County Public Library
Thursday, August 8
Poetry + Pizza Hangout
Hands-on fun with words + a free slice of pizza
Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 to explore the possibilities of blackout poetry, magnetic poetry, and collaborative poetry. Grab a free slice of pizza while you play with words. Adults, teens, and older kids are welcome.
Saturday, August 10
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Poetry for the People
A guide to reading and appreciating the work of Emily Dickinson and other poets
Poetry is for everyone! Even if you think it’s not for you, GSU English professor Lee Brewer Jones will help you find your way into a lifetime of reading, understanding, and truly enjoying poetry. For adults & teens.
Thursday, August 15
Book Discussion Group
Chat with other adult readers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
The library’s regular monthly book group meets to discuss Emily Dickinson’s work and enjoy light refreshments. New members are always welcome.
Monday, August 19
The Poet Tree Celebrates Emily Dickinson
The library’s monthly poetry group invites the public to its August meeting, where members will share their favorite Emily Dickinson poems, along with new poems they have written. Guests are encouraged to bring a favorite Emily Dickinson poem to read aloud. Adults and teens are welcome. Light snacks will be served.
Saturday, August 24
Personal Experience: Writing Confessional Poetry
A writing workshop with poet Collin Kelley
Read and discuss well-known poets noted for their “confessional” work, then draw upon a personal experience of your own to craft a poem and share it with the group. For adults & teens.
THE GRAND FINALE Thursday, September 5
The Belle of Amherst
Sybil Rosen stars in a live performance of the acclaimed one-woman show that brings Emily Dickinson to life. It will be a theatrical evening to remember!
Film Series - Stage to Screen: Plays that Went from Broadway to Hollywood. Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
Junkyard tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford) goes to Washington, DC to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing along his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn (Judy Holliday). Brock hires a tutor (William Holden) to soften Billie’s rough edges and make her more presentable for society. Billie is a quick study, and Harry gets more than he bargained for. Based on the Garson Kanin play. (1950 - Not rated - 103 min)
A Soldier’s Story
A tough army attorney (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) is brought in to find out the truth behind the murder of a black soldier on a segregated military base during World War II. Through flashbacks, we learn that the late Sergeant Waters (Adolph Caesar) was universally unpopular, with an abundance of suspects on both sides of the color line. Based on the play by Charles Fuller. (1984 - Rated PG - 101 min)
12 Angry Men
A jury holdout (Henry Fonda) attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence in a murder trial. Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, and six others round out the contentious title bunch. Based on the play by Reginald Rose. (1957 - Not rated - 95 min)
The Sunshine Boys
Lewis and Clark (George Burns and Walter Matthau) were famous comedians during the vaudeville era. Off-stage, though, they couldn’t stand each other, and haven’t spoken in over 20 years. A TV variety show wants to feature a reunion of the classic duo, but will the crotchety old comedians be able to put aside their differences before the big show? Based on the Neil Simon play. (1975 - Rated PG - 111 min)
Monday Morning Mystery: A Book Group for Adults. Second Monday of the month, 11 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Trowbridge at email@example.com or 770-305-5343, or Jessica Kuhr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-305-5327.
by Stephen L. Carter
In October 1962, while the Kennedy administration furiously debates about a response to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 19-year-old Cornell sophomore Margo Jensen becomes an unwitting pawn in escalating tensions between American and Soviet government forces. An intriguing and fast-paced standalone espionage thriller that asks, “What if ...?” – from the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park.
Prior Bad Acts
by Tami Hoag
Assigned to protect a judge whose unpopular ruling on a serial killer has led to threats, Minneapolis homicide detective Sam Kovac and his partner, Nikki Liska, find their case taking a whole new direction when the judge is kidnapped. (Book 3, Kovac & Liska series)
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 email@example.com .
by Emily Dickinson
One Book, One Community 2019 Selection -
For this year’s One Book, One Community program, we read and celebrate the work of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a true American original. “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –,” “Because I could not stop for Death –”, and “I dwell in Possibility –” are some of the most memorable opening lines in American poetry, written by an artist who was virtually unknown during her 55 years of life. Filled with original metaphors and unexpected syntax, Emily Dickinson’s poetry sometimes reads like a riddle. She regularly employs paradox—a statement that seems like a contradiction but actually is not—in order to get at the truth from an unpredictable angle. Her gift for figurative language—imagery, metaphor, personification, simile—emerges throughout her almost 1,800 poems in brilliant and subtle ways. She often wrote about death, but her poetry is also filled with the insightful happiness of a woman who had loved deeply and who relished the beauty of nature.
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel
by Jerome Charyn
Channeling the devilish rhythms and ghosts of a seemingly buried literary past, Charyn conjures a work of fiction that aims to reveal Emily Dickinson’s passions, inner turmoil, and powerful sexuality. The novel, daringly written in first person, begins in the snow. It’s 1848, and Emily is a student at Mount Holyoke, with its mournful headmistress and strict, strict rules. Inspired by her letters and poetry, Charyn goes on to capture the occasionally comic, always fevered, ultimately tragic story of her life — from defiant Holyoke seminarian to dying recluse. (PLEASE NOTE: This month’s meeting is scheduled for the 2nd Thursday.)
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 Sikha Karmakar. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com
Baby Dayzzz: Parenting and Newborn monthly informational group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 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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Can’t find time to read? Join the Library’s Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email. Every day, Monday through Friday, we’ll send you a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read. During the week, you’ll have a chance to read 2 or 3 chapters, enough to know if it’s a book you want to check out from the library and finish. You can read a wide variety of books including fiction, nonfiction, romance, business, teen and mystery books. Read at home, at work, or at school. The Online Book Clubs are a free service of the library. Click on the image below and start making time for reading again.
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Christeen Snell, Library Director
770.461.8841 Ext. 5333
Gloria Thomas, Public Services Librarian
770.461.8841, Ext. 5345
Jessica Kuhr, Public Services Librarian
770.461.8841, ex. 5327
Sarah Trowbridge, Public Services Librarian
770.461.8841 Ext. 5343
Gina Martin, Public Services Librarian
770.461.8841, ex. 5342
Ada Demlow, Children’s Librarian
770.461.8841, ex. 5351
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.