Issue 108, October 2014


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Café au Libris presents author Faith Hunter, October 11

Join us at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, for an afternoon with urban fantasy writer Faith Hunter. Faith will talk about her newest book in the Skinwalker series - Broken Soul. Faith also writes under the pen name Gwen Hunter, creating action adventure novels, mysteries and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has more than 30 books in print in 29 countries. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is part of their on-going Café au Libris series. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. A reception to follow. Appleton Auditorium.

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Café au Libris presents author Marjorie Agosín, October 12

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library present Wellesley professor, author and poet Marjorie Agosín at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12. Agosín has written a book for older youth that will appeal to adult readers as well. She has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, and her writings about, and humanitarian work for, women in Chile have been featured in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and Ms. Magazine. She has also won the Latino Literature Prize for her poetry. Booklist and School Library Journal have given her new book starred reviews. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Appleton Auditorium with reception to follow.

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Heritage Room Book Sale

The Heritage Room will hold its first ever book sale! Hundreds of titles of books and periodicals on Georgia and southeastern U.S. history, culture, art and genealogy will be available. Cash and credit cards accepted. In Heritage Room. Hours of the sale are:

  • Friday, October 10, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 12, 2:00-6:00 p.m. (50% off!)

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Athens-Clarke County Library!

October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and the library will host programs for children and teens to celebrate! On Saturday, October 4, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., families are invited to a ¡Fiesta! in the Children's Area. Enjoy stories, music, audience participation, a Don Quixote skit, crafts and more! Open to all ages. On Sunday, October 12, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., the Children's Area will host a Book Fiesta with Lucha Libra! We'll share stories about Lucha Libre and you can make your own luchador mask. Fun for all ages! Teens ages 11-18 are invited to the Teen Services Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Wednesday, October 15, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A. We'll decorate sugar skulls and enjoy refreshments. No registration is required for any of these events.

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Programming Spotlight: Teen Writing Group

Thursdays in October, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Getting ready for NaNoWriMo? Just like to write? We will have writing prompts and more to help young writers. No registration required, open to teens ages 11 to 18. We'll kick off our new group on Thursday, October 2, with a special "Stage to Page" workout led by Phoenix, Arizona based BlackPoet Ventures. In Multipurpose Room A. Learn more about BlackPoet Ventures online at: www.blackpoetventures.com.

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Programming Spotlight: BlackPoet Ventures

Saturday, October 4, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a spoken-word performance by Phoenix, Arizona based BlackPoet Ventures. Phoenix-based BPV promotes, supports and enhances the oral tradition of poetry and spoken word movements of the African Diaspora. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, BPV conducts a five-day literary residency in Athens, funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and UGA's Institute for African American Studies. In Appleton Auditorium.

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Programming Spotlight: Live! @ the Library: Crash Jam

Sunday, October 5, 3:00 p.m.

Crash Jam combines the tinkle, jangle, chunk and twang from several eras and genres of string music. Get your grooves and stomp your hooves to the smooth moves of Crash Jam! Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Appleton Auditorium.

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Programming Spotlight: Finding Funders

Monday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.

Sign up for this free, hands-on workshop about Foundation Directory Online, a web-based subscription database for grant seekers. During the 90-minute class, participants will learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations, research grants for particular subject areas and fields of interest, identify local grantmakers, and search specific foundations for detailed information. The class will take place in the library's second floor computer training room. This program is free, but it is limited to 12 people. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 356, to reserve your spot today!

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Programming Spotlight: Indexing for Genealogists

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.

A good index greatly enhances a book's value to the researcher. Failing to index will potentially reduce the material's usefulness, interest and sales. This course will provide some of the basic rules of indexing and introduce attendees to the features of Microsoft Word that enable anyone to index their work. Intermediate computer skills and competency with Microsoft Word required. Free registration required. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 350, to register. In 2nd floor computer training room.

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Programming Spotlight: Author visit: Olivia deBelle Byrd

Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.

Olivia deBelle Byrd is a humorist and sought-after speaker who delights audiences by turning ordinary happenings into entertainment. She will visit the library to read from and discuss her new novel, Save My Place. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing; reception will follow. Co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop and the Library. In Appleton Auditorium.

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Programming Spotlight: Afterhours Zombie Prom

Friday, October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

It's a ghoulish dance party! Come as a zombie prom date or as yourself. Refreshments will be served. Open to teens ages 11 to 18. Free pre-registration is required. Stop by the teen desk or call us at (706) 613-3650, ext. 329, to reserve your spot. In Multipurpose Rooms.

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Programming Spotlight: Night Owl Prowl

Friday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.-midnight

Ever dream of spending the night in a genealogical collection? Now's your chance! When the Library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, genealogy researchers will have the Heritage Room to themselves. Food, drinks and security will be provided. The charge is $15 per person ($10 for COGS members) to cover the cost of security and food. This event is not recommended for beginners! Registration and payment are due by Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Stop by the Heritage Room, call (706) 613-3650, ext. 350, or visit tinyurl.com/nightowlprowl to register.

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Programming Spotlight: Haunted Georgia

Saturday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.

Ghosts, Bigfoot and UFOs, Oh My! From Sherman's notorious march to Confederate General James Longstreet's continued inhabitance of his postwar home, Georgia is haunted by many of those who fought in America's deadliest war. Join author Jim Miles as he details the ghosts that roam Georgia's Civil War battlefields, hospitals and antebellum homes! Books will be available for purchase after the program. Light refreshments to be served. In Multipurpose Room B.

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Programming Spotlight: One Spooky Night

Monday, October 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Join the Children's Staff for an epic puppet show performance and an after-show trick-or-treat for non-food prizes throughout the Children's Area. Costumes are encouraged! Treats provided by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. For all ages!

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Programming Spotlight: Murder in Salem, Georgia: A Journey Through the Archives

Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 p.m.

Join author and researcher Mary Anne Abbe as she recounts her pursuit of primary source records surrounding a vengeful 19th century murder in the forgotten town of Salem, Clarke County, Georgia. In Multipurpose Room A.

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Programming Spotlight: Lunchtime Learning: Radon: Test. Fix. Save a Life.

Thursday, October 30, 12:15 p.m.

You can't see it, smell it or taste it, but radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer and could be in your home! Gabrielle Walters, from the UGA Radon Education Program, will explain how to test your home for radon. Feel free to bring your lunch! In Multipurpose Room B.

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Programming Spotlight: Listening in the Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.

Join us... if you dare! Donna Butler will recount ghostly stories from long ago, Jonathan Dolce will read shocking tales from Edgar Allan Poe, and Eddie Whitlock will share a horrifying chapter from his new book, POTUS of the Living Dead. The program will be streamed live online and can be watched from a computer, tablet or phone and archived for later viewing on RSLathens.org. For more information, call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In Appleton Auditorium.

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