April is National Poetry Month
Month of April 2023
To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Peachtree City Library and posted copies of poems throughout the library. Find a poem somewhere in the library, bring it to the Circulation Desk, read it to the librarian, and get a prize. Take the poem home and share with someone along the way.
Bookmark Design Contest
April 1st—22nd, 2023
Everyone’s invited! Celebrate National Library Week with Peachtree City Library’s Bookmark Design Contest. Pick up a form online, at the Circulation desk, or print one from the link below and return by April 22, 2023. Voting runs April 24th—29th, 2023. Winners in each category, elementary, middle, high school, adult (18+), will be announced and showcased on the Peachtree City Library Facebook page on May 2nd, 2023. One entry per person.
DEADLINE: April 22, 2023. Bookmark Design Contest Form
Monday, April 3rd, 2023, 11:00am —Readers & Writers Room
Growing your own food can be a rewarding experience but there are a few steps to consider before putting your plants in the ground. Hosted by the UGA Extension of Fayette County, come learn about how to get started in the vegetable garden, varieties to consider, and environmental conditions needed to increase your garden success.
Registration Required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com
Tuesdays starting April 4th, 2023, 6:00pm —Storytime Room
What is K-culture? It’s a term used to describe the phenomenal growth of Korean entertainment, food, music, movies, beauty, and fashion products that have become popular worldwide. Come learn the basics of the Korean language and enjoy this popular cultural trend. Hosted by Sunny V., this event is free and open to the public. No previous experience or registration required.
Thursdays starting April 6th, 2023, 6:00pm —Theater Room
Join the Peachtree City Library staff for conversational Spanish. Are you already learning Spanish? Come have a chat and practice your conversational skills. For ages 14+ and all skill levels. No previous experience necessary. This is a drop-in event, no registration required.
Adult Pick-Up Craft Week: Rolled Magazine Frame
Week of Monday, April 10th, 2023 —Peachtree City Library Facebook Page
Pick up your craft kit and then tune in to the Peachtree City Library’s Facebook Page on Monday, April 10th to watch an instructional video on how to create your own super easy DIY craft. Library Assistant Susan C. will show you all the ins and outs of this super easy craft. Ages 18+. https://facebook.com/peachtreecitylibrary/
Financial Aid and Your Wallet
Tuesday, April 11th , 2023, 6:00pm —Readers & Writers Room
Financial aid can be the difference between attending the college of your dreams or settling for less. But the financial aid process can be confusing and overwhelming for parents and students alike. This workshop will provide expert guidance on the financial aid process, requirements, and purpose. Parents will learn what to expect and how to approach the maze of financial aid confidently. And students will gain a better understanding of how financial aid can impact their college choices. This is a free drop-in event. One lucky attendee will win a FREE copy of Mark’s new book, HELP! My Teen Isn’t On Track To College.
Fairy Tales Read & Find
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023, 11:00am —Peachtree City Library Facebook Page
Join Peachtree City Library online on our Facebook page for Fairy Tales Read & Find with Lee St. John, OBie the Storytelling Dog’s mama. She will read a new fairy tale each month with a hidden objects coloring page. This month’s tale is Wizard of Oz. https://facebook.com/peachtreecitylibrary/
Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
Saturday, April 15th, 2023, 3:00pm—Readers & Writers Room
The Peachtree City Library is hosting a family friendly puzzle swap. Bring your favorite jigsaw puzzle to swap and meet-up. Work on a puzzle together or alone. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free, drop-in event, no registration required.
Money Smart Week: Get Smart About Your Money Watch Events: Held from 2:00pm-2:30pm —Theater Room
Monday, April 17th —Family Budgeting
Tuesday, April 18th —Spanish language session: Instituciones Financieras
Wednesday, April 19th —Debt Relief
Thursday, April 20th —Employer Retirement Plans
Celebrate Money Smart Week April 15th-21st, 2023! This week-long, free, virtual campaign, Get Smart About Your Money, aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on tools for low- and moderate-income communities. Live events are available throughout the week at https://moneysmartweek.org. Not able to view Money Smart Week programs at home? Join Peachtree City Library for in-person viewing of these free, virtual programs. Free financial resources will also be available to take home. In-person attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Chick-fil-a gift card. Seating limited for in-person viewing. Registration required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com.
Adult Sensory Storytime
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023, 12:15pm —Storytime Room
This 30-minute storytime and craft for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. This is a free, drop-in event and will be held in the Storytime Room.
Things to Do in Your Ornamental Gardens
Thursday, April 20th, 2023, 11:00am —Readers & Writers Room
Regardless if they are flowering ornamentals or not, ornamentals can really catch the eye and make your landscape complete. Hosted by the UGA Extension of Fayette County, come learn about things to consider in caring for your ornamental plants as well as identification of common ornamentals seen around Fayette County.
Registration Required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com
Keeping You in Stitches
Thursday, April 20th, 2023, 5:30pm —Readers & Writers Room
Join Linda B. as she instructs you on basic crochet stitches. Patterns will be provided. Ages 18+. This is a drop-in event, no registration required.
“Based on the Book” Film Series
Friday, April 21st, 2023, 10:00am —Theater Room
Join Peachtree City Library for a new film series “Based on the Book,” viewing films of new and classic titles. April’s film is In the Heart of the Sea (2015). This free event will be held in the Theater Room on the lower level of the library. Please use the lower level entrance. Seating is limited.
Registration required. Register at https://peachtreecitylibrary.eventbrite.com.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, April 21st, 2023, 10:00am-3:00pm —Floy Farr Room
The Peachtree City Library will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 21st. Use Sponsor Code: PTCLibrary when making your appointment, however walk-ins are also welcome. The Blood Drive will be held in the lower level of the Peachtree City Library in the Floy Farr Room. Please use the lower level entrance. To make an appointment visit, https://redcrossblood.org.
Tabletop Games for Adults
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, 2:00pm-4:00pm —Storytime Room
Relax and have fun with tabletop games. Play our games or bring your own. This is a drop-in event, no registration required. Ages 18+. April games: Dominos.
Cozy Talk Book Club
Monday, April 24th, 2023, 10:00am —Readers & Writers Room
A monthly book club to discuss your next favorite Cozy Mystery read. April’s book pick is Shades of Earl Grey by Laura Childs. Limited copies available at the Circulation desk. This is a drop-in event, no registration required. Ages 18+.
National Library Week: There’s More to the Story
Two Sessions Available: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023, 10:00am &
Thursday, April 27th, 2023, 7:00pm —Readers & Writers Room
Celebrate National Library Week April 23rd—April 29th. Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. But there’s so much more to the story. Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection. Library infrastructure advances communities, providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for businesses, job seekers, and entrepreneurs. Drop-in for this free, 30-minute, presentation and discussion with Librarian Cherese C. about the importance and value of your library. Bring any and all your questions for the librarian.
National Library Outreach Day: Golf Cart Bookmobile-for-a-Day
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, 3:00pm-6:00pm —Peachtree City
Join us as the Peachtree City Library celebrates National Library Outreach Day with our Bookmobile-for-a-Day golf cart tour of the paths, parks, and public facilities surrounding the library. We plan to make stops at Drake Field, Picnic Park, Luther Holt’s All Children’s Playground, McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex, The Gathering Place, Peachtree City Community Garden, and other parks as time allows. Meet us on the paths and in your favorite places to sign up for a library card, learn about all of our amazing library services, and browse a selection of books brought to you by golf cart on our Bookmobile-for-a-Day!
What’s Jill Reading?
Thursday, April 27th, 2023, 8:30pm —Peachtree City Library Facebook LIVE
Join Library Director Jill P. on the Peachtree City Library Facebook Live Page each month to find out what she’s been reading. https://facebook.com/peachtreecitylibrary/