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June 2017

What: AFPLS Summer Reading Kick-Off
When: June 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
| Woodruff Park

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library will kick off their summer reading program, “Build a Better World,” with storytelling, face painting, balloon art, crafts, fitness activities and a special visit from GPB Kids and WordGirl. The AFPLS Bookmobile will also be onsite, where visitors can get a library card and check out materials. For more information and to sign up for the AFPLS Summer Reading Program, click here

What: Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening: Real Boy
When: June 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
| The Plaza Theatre

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

Stick around after the film for a live stream interview with Director Shaleece Haas and open mic featuring talented local artists! 

Georgia Public Broadcasting is pleased to partner with Atlanta Pride, CHRIS 180, and Out on Film for this event. 

What: Second Sunday at the High Museum of Atlanta
When: June 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
| High Museum of Art Atlanta

Fuel your imagination with the power of reading! Join GPB Kids at the High Museum of Art for their monthly Second Sunday program, with free admission and family-friendly programming. Visit magical places and meet exciting characters throughout the Museum. Animated superhero WordGirl will be onsite, along with plenty of other creative literacy and arts activities for families. 

What: GPB Kids Martha Speaks
When: June 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
| Georgia Public Broadcasting

Children and families are invited to celebrate literacy and vocabulary at GPB with a screening of Martha Speaks followed by a special craft activity. Children will also receive their very own book to take home as we celebrate the Mayor's Summer Reading Club.  

What: The Moth StorySLAM
When: June 19, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
| Dad's Garage Theatre

Join us for the monthly open-mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! The theme for the June StorySLAM is CELEBRATION.