Decatur Library Auditorium
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
From the Georgia Center for the Book website:
Join us for a celebration of National Book Award winning Poet, James Dickey, with the publication of the complete collection of his work. The Complete Poems of James Dickey is an authoritative edition of all 331 poems published by one of America's most distinguished poets, collected in one volume for the first time and edited by Ward Briggs, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics Emeritus and Louis Fry Scudder Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. The event will also feature readings of Dickey's poems by Bronwen Dickey, John Lane, and former Georgia Poet Laureate, David Bottoms.
Frequent guest of the Georgia Center for the Book, Ron Rash says, "One must go all the way back to Walt Whitman to find an American poet who can equal the sheer vitality of James Dickey's work. Ward Briggs's majestic compilation solidifies Dickey's position as one of our nation's greatest poets: oracular, unrelenting, and utterly original." With a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Richard Howard, president of the PEN American Center, this stunning collection truly honors one of the America's greatest Poets.
9560 Spruill Road
For the fifth year in a row, the Friends of the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library in Johns Creek is partnering with Target to present the “Target Family Read Night” series.
The series will continue with “Flamenco Dancers” on July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Professional storytellers and literary artists will engage young readers with entertaining stories. Children and their families can learn to embrace reading in a fun learning process. Complimentary new books will be given to young readers ages 6 to 9.
Open to all ages and are free of charge
148 Pylant Street
Senoia, GA 30276
The Senoia Branch of the Coweta County Public Library System celebrates its one-year anniversary May 18 with storytelling, "The Wizard of Oz," a workshop for kids & salsa dancing.1:30 p.m. on May 18 with a performance by renowned storyteller Tracy Walker in the Branch Meeting Room
2:15 p.m., the Peachtree City Home Depot store team will bring the Home Depot Kid's Workshop
3:30 p.m., the library will be host for A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions, which will present "The Wizard of Oz"
Finale: Gotta Dance Now of Peachtree City will offer a free salsa dance class for everyone on the library's patio.
McDonough Public Library, 1001 Florence McGarity Blvd., McDonough, GA
For the fifth year in a row, McDonough residents will be able to get a glimpse into Celtic heritage and culture at the festival entitled Embracing the Stones.
The festival, slated for Sunday, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the McDonough Public Library, is free and open to the public.
Sunday March 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Information: (770) 954-2806 or www.henry.public.lib.ga.us/mcdonough.htm
From the Young Adult Library Services Association website:
"It Came from the Library! This Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 14-20), YALSA dares you to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users."
National Mall, Washington DC
From the Library of Congress website:
Celebrate the Book with Two Days of Writers, Poets & Pavilions
Come to the 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival is free and open to the public. Festival poster by Rafael López.
This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including two Sunday-only pavilions: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Graphic Novels and Special Programs. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.
Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia
The 2012 Savannah Children's Book Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park in Savannah. The festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. The eighth annual festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with children's book authors and illustrators from around the country.