A peek inside the new Atlanta BeltLine Center. (Courtesy ABP)

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) has announced the grand opening of the Atlanta BeltLine Center on April 28-29. Located in ABP’s Stoveworks offices with direct access to the Eastside Trail, the center, funded by private philanthropy, will be a place where people can learn about the Atlanta BeltLine through exhibits, interactive displays and programs that highlight the project’s history, scope and impact. The center will also offer guests an opportunity to purchase official BeltLine merchandise and make donations to support the project and ABP’s programming. The center’s operating hours will be Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to  7 p.m. More information on the center and its opening weekend can be found at BeltLine.org/beltlinecenter.

The City of Atlanta has launched a new program that will assist men who are transitioning out of jail to find jobs. The program, Preparing Adult Offenders to Transition through Training and Therapy (PAT3), will focus on the reentry needs of incarcerated males with children by providing job training and employment opportunities with the city. PAT3 is designed in a three-tiered process: state mandated vocational training, workforce development and employment. Upon completion of the vocational training phase, participants will become certified City employees in the Department of Watershed Management, which includes full health benefits.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is encouraging residents to take the 2018 Annual Library User Survey. This quick two-minute survey will help officials determine how to best meet the needs of the millions of patrons who visit the library each year, as well as which programs and services are most important to the residents the library serves.  Simply visit www.afpls.org and click the “Take the Library Survey” button and complete the survey on any device (desktop, tablet, phone).

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.