The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library
The Tangible Past of Athens, Georgia Authors
The Café au Libris event for the book The Tangible Past of Athens, Georgia scheduled for December 8 has been postponed due to the book's delayed publication date. We anticipate hosting this event sometime in January, so please continue to visit our web site for more information.
Our second Café au Libris event will bring Athens historians to the library to discuss local architectural history from their new book which will be available early December.
The project began with a committee that met for over two years, focusing on moved houses and then later adding other aspects of Athens building history. Editor and essayist Charlotte Marshall, as well as a number of contributors – possibly Amy Andrews, Patricia Cooper, Gary Doster, Lee Epting, Milton Leathers, Hubert McAlexander, Pete McCommons, Sam Thomas, Mary Warren. The late George Marshall was also a contributor.
We anticipate a few Committee members (Janet Clark, Marie Koenig, Henry Ramsey and Smith Wilson) and Graphic Artist/Book Designer Kenneth Storey will also be on hand to discuss this latest addition to Athens historical resources. Speakers will share a few stories about the research that went into this project as well as some lesser-known illustrative materials featured in the book. Much of the information in this book has completely fallen from public awareness, and its essays and images have never before been published.
Copies of The Tangible Past of Athens will be available for purchase and autographing. This is a great holiday gift idea for Athens enthusiasts!
Support the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program
Help the Friends raise money for the library when you use your Kroger Plus Card! If you do not have a card but shop at Kroger, please get a Kroger Plus Card at any customer service desk and register your card today!
Visit krogercommunityrewards.com to register your card. Our Friends’ non-profit organization number is 39034.
- Click on Sign In/Register OR scroll to “Georgia” and click “enroll now”
- Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on your favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password.
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Enter our non-profit number 39034 and click “confirm.”
- To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library on the right side of your information page.
- Purchases will not count for us until you register your card!
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number so you can register online.
- Swipe your Kroger Plus card or enter your phone # each time you shop!
Friends Host Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on Sunday, December 1st!
We did this last year, and it was so much fun that we are doing it again! The Friends will be at Barnes & Noble all day on Sunday, Dec. 1, gift wrapping books for generous tips (we hope!) and earning 10-15% cash back on every purchase made at the store or online when you use a B&N voucher or tell the cashier that you are there for the Friends of the Library!
As the time draws nearer, you will be able to pick up a voucher at the library or print one from our Friend’s web page – or simply let it be known you are shopping to help the library that day! We are also planning entertainment to enhance your shopping pleasure. The Crash Jam Band will perform, as well as the Downtown String Ensemble, and other groups are also being contacted. PLUS! We’ll have a table of selected books that the library would like to own, and you could buy one as a holiday gift to the library that everyone can enjoy!
Extra Gift Wrapping Day on November 30th!
The Friends have added another gift wrapping day at Barnes & Noble! Come by from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 30th and the friends will wrap gifts for tips to benefit the library.
GIVE IT UP!
December 7 and 8 at the Library
Bring your gently used books and media for the Friends' spring book sale. Staff will be available to accept your donations and provide a tax receipt.
Special Fundraiser: Help PAVE the Way
The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library invite you to show your support of the new Athens-Clarke County Library by purchasing an engraved paver on our reading garden patio for $100.
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- Book Sales
Each winter for 4 days - thousands of books! Treasures for mere pennies! Find your old favorites or "nearly new" titles. A Summer Book Sale is held at the end of June each year.
- Café au Libris
Annual pre-holiday author book signing event. Coffee, delicious desserts, and an opportunity to meet talented local authors!
- Family Fun Day
Summer's grand finale - just before school opens. Family fun for all! Crafts, puppet show, storytelling, snakes, bugs, bubbles and more...guaranteed to make you smile!
- Live! at the Library
The Library's free monthly concert series. The first Sunday of each month brings a new musical treat ranging from classical to blues.
- Annual Meeting
Held each May. Opportunity to vote on officers and new board members, enjoy fine entertainment and mingle with other Friends.
Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Board Officers
- President, Marilynn Smith
- Vice President, Jody Graichen
- Secretary, Joan Zitzelman
- Treasurer, Sean Boyle
- Membership, Gary Holbrook
- Library Liaison, Clare Auwarter
- More Board members...
Would You Like to Serve on the Friends Board?
There will be a new class of seven Board members joining the Friends Board in May. The Board meets monthly, on the first Tuesday evening of each month. This is a working board, and you must have access to email to facilitate communication.