Issue 109, November 2014

Library Closings

Please note the Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, for Staff Development Day. The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and be closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Library announces new Digital Media Center

The Athens-Clarke County Library is thrilled to announce the opening of our brand new Digital Media Center on Wednesday, November 5th! Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Photoshop? Maybe you have video that needs editing, or perhaps you've found a treasure trove of old family home videos that you'd like to convert to a digital format. The Digital Media Center is the place for all of those things and more! With Mac and PC computers, graphic design software, sound editing software, digital converters for VHS and cassette tapes and much more, the Digital Media Center helps make new technologies accessible to all. Please check the library's website HERE for more details, and be on the lookout for our upcoming open house!

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Heritage Room to showcase American Art pottery from the collection of Bill and Dorothy Paul

Beautiful and functional, pottery is a treasured, traditional art form for many cultures. The Heritage Room will host a special exhibition, "Seldom Seen: American Art Pottery from the Collection of Bill and Dorothy Paul," starting in November. This exhibit will feature a sampling of the Pauls' renowned collection of American art pottery from all over the United States. The entire collection includes works from over 100 potters in 25 states from the first part of the 20th century with over 2,000 pieces in all. Visit the library to view representative selections from the Pauls' collection. A special opening reception will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21, in the library's Appleton Auditorium.

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Programming Spotlight: Dia de los Muertos/Cuertos (Day of the Dead)

Saturday, November 1, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Let's wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month with great stories, crafts and carnival-like fun! For children of all ages.

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Programming Spotlight: Live! @ the Library: Classic V Brass Quintet!

Sunday, November 2, 3:00 p.m.

The band, whose instruments include two trumpets, a trombone, a French horn and a tuba, will perform a free concert in the library's Appleton Auditorium at 3 p.m. The group will perform a variety of baroque, classical and contemporary music as well as a march. In Appleton Auditorium. Free and open to the public; sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library.

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Programming Spotlight: Finding Your Ancestors in Black Holes

Saturday, November 8, 3:00 p.m.

Dr. John L. Vogt, Jr., an author, historian, geographer and lecturer, explains solutions for genealogical research setbacks at this monthly meeting of the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society. Dr. Vogt will present five case studies of genealogical research conundrums and their solutions. Free and open to the public. For information, call the Heritage Room at (706) 613-3650, ext. 350.

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Programming Spotlight: Books & Bites: Beauty Everyday: A Year of Southern Beauty

Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 p.m.

Collaborators Rinne Allen, Kristen Bach and Rebecca Wood will discuss their newly released book, Beauty Everyday: A Year of Southern Beauty. The book is filled with 365 full color photos of southern beauty found in and around Athens. Everyone who attends the program will be entered into a drawing for a copy of the book, a $98 value! Feel free to bring your dinner. Cookies and lemonade will be served. In Multipurpose Room A.

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Programming Spotlight: Afterhours @ Your Library: "Zombies meets the Hunger Games" Live Action Role Play

Friday, November 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tributes fight each other and zombies in this mash-up role playing game. Use your brain or eat one to win! Open to teens 11-18. Snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 329 or stop by the Teen Desk.

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Programming Spotlight: International Games Day: Live Action Clue @ Your Library

Saturday, November 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Was it Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory with the rope? Or maybe Colonel Mustard in the Hall with the wrench? Test your sleuthing skills in a life-sized interactive version of everyone's favorite whodunit game, Clue! No registration required. Costumes are encouraged! Plus, we'll have board games ready to play throughout Teen Services and the Children's Area all day long!

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Programming Spotlight: Lunchtime Learning @ Your Library: Landlord/Tenant Laws: Know Your Rights!

Thursday, November 20, 12:15 p.m.

Adrianne Freeman from Georgia Legal Services Program will explain the laws relating to landlords and tenants in Georgia, including tenants' rights and landlords' duties, plus eviction. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. Beverages are provided. Free and open to the public. In Multipurpose Room B.

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