Summer Scares! This summer, join the Fayette County Public Library for a frightening summer reading challenge featuring the SummerScares program by the Horror Writers Association! Sign up June 1 at FayetteLibrary.Beanstack.org to track your horrifying reading and win spine-tingling prizes! Read the Summer Scares FAQ for all the details.
Camp NaNoWriMo: This July, join thousands of writers from around the world to write your own story. Love the scary stories you've been reading? Write one! For this challenge, you can set your own goals and write whatever you want! Sign up at ywp.nanowrimo.org (17 and under) and/or nanowrimo.org (13 to adult), and ask a librarian if you want to join our online group to chat with us about writing!
Need help finding a book? Librarian Heather will be providing short book talks on our featured Summer Scares books throughout the summer, for middle grades, young adult, and adult levels. Don't like scary stories? No problem! Email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org for book recs and even pick them up curbside if you call ahead (770-461-8841)!
Middle School & High School Students: Can you read 100 books? Join this multi-year reading challenge to read 100 books before high school or 100 books before graduation, and win free books along the way, as well as a fantastic prize upon completion! This brand new library challenge will be ready to launch this summer, with registration available at FayetteLibrary.Beanstack.org beginning June 1. Find out more about the 100 Books Before … Challenges.
Mondays at 10 am on the library's Facebook page
Join library director Michelle Bennett-Copeland on Facebook Live each Monday morning for a brief message of encouragement to start your week.
Wednesdays at 10 am on the library’s Facebook page
Everyone has a role to play in increasing healthy living, including libraries! Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to get people of all ages and abilities on the path to health. Instructor Michelle will lead participants through a basic workout to strengthen muscles and develop coordination and balance with dance and exercise.
Fridays at 11 am on the library’s Facebook page
Sarah is here to entertain adults and other discerning listeners with lively video readings of short stories from the library's collection and from Project Gutenberg, an online library of free public-domain eBooks.
Meetings take place on Zoom
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Monday Morning Mystery
Second Monday at 11 am
- June 14: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely
- July 12: Play Dead by David Rosenfelt
Thursday Night Book Group
Third Thursday at 7 pm
- June 17: March, Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
- July 15: Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do by Pearl Cleage
The annual Blended Heritage Celebration has been one of our library’s most beloved traditions since 1999, and the 2020 event was the last big gathering we had at the library before the first pandemic shutdown last year. This February, we put together a little online trip down memory lane. Click on the “Memories Under Glass” image or visit http://fcpl.link/BH2021 to begin exploring our virtual retrospective of Blended Heritage events through the years. There’s even an appearance by poet Collin Kelley with a brand-new theme poem just for 2021. Be sure to sign our guest book while you’re there and let us know what you think!