Please note that the library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, for staff training. We will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and be closed on Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.
Library to participate in 2015 Hunger Bowl
We are pleased to announce that the library will serve as a collection site for non-perishable foods as part of the Food Bank of Northeast Geogia’s 2015 Hunger Bowl! Learn more about the Hunger Bowl here.
Digital Media Center to offer classes to help you with your Star Wars fan films!
The Athens-Clarke County Library will host a Star Wars Celebration for all ages on Saturday, December 12. As part of this celebration, we want to see your fan-movies set in the Star Wars universe! We’ll start accepting short films in December to be shown in our auditorium as part of the celebration. So dust off your video cameras, get out your lightsabers, and may the force be with you!
To help you out, the Digital Media Center will offer multiple video editing and lightsaber special effects classes in November. Can’t make it to a class? Stop by whenever the DMC is staffed for some pointers. See staffed hours on our online calendar: www.athenslibrary.org/athens/services/dmc/calendar.
Video Editing for Beginners
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of videos editing using Adobe Premiere. Learn to import your video, cut and splice scenes, insert transitions & titles, and more. This class will get you started whether your goal is to clean up your home movies or make an independent film. Space is limited to 4 participants; registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services Desk, or by calling 706-613-3650 ext 354. In the Digital Media Center.
Lightsaber Effects using Adobe After Effects
Sunday, November 15, 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Need some special effects for your Star Wars fan film? This is the class for you. Learn how to add awesome lightsaber effects to your home videos. Space is limited to 4 participants; registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services Desk, or by calling 706-613-3650 ext 354. In the Digital Media Center.
Manga Studio for Beginners
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
Want to make some digital art? Learn how to scan in your sketches and then ink and color using Wacom tablets in Manga Studio. Great for Star Wars Fan Art! Space is limited to 4 participants; registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services Desk, or by calling 706-613-3650 ext 354. In the Digital Media Center.
Celebrate International Games Day @ Your Library, November 21
On Saturday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., children ages 5 and up are invited to the Storyroom for a special edition of our LEGO Club! We’ll also have other games and puzzles available.
Programming Spotlight: Live! @ the Library: TRIO
Sunday, November 1, 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of a capella and classic tunes by TRIO! Marty Winkler and Kate Morrissey have an eclectic repertoire tough to categorize with influences from the Andrews Sisters to Sweet Honey in the Rock. Sponsored by Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Appleton Auditorium.
Programming Spotlight: Hospice Awareness Month: Learn about Hospice
Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.
Monday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
Are frequent hospitalizations and/or visits to doctors becoming difficult for you, your family or a friend? Many people are unaware of healthcare options available in the home, and there are many misunderstandings and much fear of the word, “hospice.” Learn what hospice is and isn’t. Presented by Missy Debreczeni, Community Liaison with Compassionate Care Hospice. In Multipurpose Room B.
Programming Spotlight: Nancy Drew Spy Academy
Thursday, November 5, 3:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to solve crimes like Nancy Drew? Now’s your chance, because our friend Funny Fat Frog has been kidnapped! Help us solve the clues to find the frog and get a fingerprint craft to take home. For ages 8-12 with caregiver. In Storyroom.
Programming Spotlight: Improv Acting Workshop for Teens
Thursday, November 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Programming Spotlight: Affordable Health Care Act Information Session
Monday, November 9, 12:00 p.m.
(Sign-up Help from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12)
Healthcare Navigator Harold Weber will share information about signing up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and will be available help with applications following the session. In Multipurpose Room C. On Thursday, Nov. 12, stop by the Computer Lab on the second floor to get help signing up from Healthcare Navigators with Athens Neighborhood Health Center.
Programming Spotlight: Saving Stuff: Personal Converting Cassettes to Digital
Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.
Do you have a family interview or a family member's musical performance on cassette tape? Come to the library for a demonstration of the Digital Media Center's Cassette-to-Digital converter to turn it into an mp3! Learn how to use the software and tips for getting the best results. Don't lose your family memories to obsolete formats! This class is part of the series, Saving Stuff: Preservation for the Family Historian. Co-sponsored by the Heritage Room and Digital Media Center. Registration is required. Register online at athenslibrary.org/events/athens-clarke-county-library. In Multi-purpose Room C.
Programming Spotlight: Dino-Vember
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 a.m.
This November is all about dinosaurs! Celebrate our awesome prehistoric friends with silly stories about dinosaurs at the library. Enjoy our fossil dig and a fun dino-craft. For children ages 4-8 with caregiver. In Storyroom.
Programming Spotlight: Ciao Bello! Italian Culture and Travel with Thea Ellenberg
Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.
Join Thea Ellenberg as she takes you on a trip to the land of pasta, pizza and Pavarotti! Learn about Italian culture and what to expect when traveling to the peninsula. Thea will also serve samples of some of her favorite Italian specialty foods. Come enjoy a taste of La Vita Bella! In Multipurpose Room B.
Programming Spotlight: Preserving Family Recipes: A Conversation with Author Valerie Frey Stone
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
Family recipes can be heartwarmingly nostalgic and a wonderful way to learn more about our heritage, but they can also be problematic. Your recipes may be sketchy or even unwritten. Is there family lore that should be written down or photographs that could be added to make them more appealing to future generations? And how can you make sure family recipes, stories, photos, and artifacts last as long as possible? The book Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press) celebrates family foodways and addresses these issues. The book will be available for purchase through the Library Store. In Multipurpose Room A.
Programming Spotlight: Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Thursday, November 19, 3:30 p.m.
Bonjour, fans of Fancy Nancy, tea parties, pink, purple, butterflies, dresses, and all things fancy! Dress up in your favorite fancy outfit, and join us for a fabulous tea party with Fancy Nancy stories, crafts and treats. For children ages 2-7 and their caregivers. In Storyroom.
Programming Spotlight: The JFK Assassination: Continuing Mysteries
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Fifty-two years later, mysteries continue to surround the murder of our 35th president. Is the Zapruder film reliable? Why did the CIA stonewall the Warren Commission? Was what happened in Dealey Plaza a classic military-style ambush? Should we ever have believed that a lone assassin shot JFK? In what ways does the JFK Assassination Records Review Board’s investigation throw light on these and other assassination mysteries? Professor Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. will address these and other questions in his second JFK assassination speech at the Regional Library in two years. Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing Learning. For information, visit www.RSLAthens.org. In Appleton Auditorium.