Pop-Up Holiday Book Sale

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Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children's Books. Cookbooks. Puzzles + Games!

The Friends will be hosting a small pop-up sale to help with your holiday shopping. We will also have a little wrapping table available.


Photo of Dr. Allan M. Armitage.

Café au Libris:
Dr. Allan M. Armitage

Thursday, December 7
7:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library present an evening with award- winning author and horticulturist Dr. Allan Armitage on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:00 p.m., in recognition of his new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants.

Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants is a “delightfully” humorous collection of stories that engages readers and plant enthusiasts of all ages. With 96 stories, photos, and indices, Armitage unfolds the mysteries behind some of the “wackiest” common names for plants.

Book cover.

Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Allan Armitage is an internationally renowned writer, speaker, and researcher. Armitage has traveled the world sharing his passion for plants. He has lectured throughout the United States and Canada in addition to countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand, and Australia. Publishing 16 books and countless academic papers and articles, Armitage is honored most by the respect that he receives from his colleagues.

The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library invites all to join us as Dr. Allan Armitage tells stories from his book. Following the reading, there will be a book-signing, light refreshments and a chance to meet other book-lovers in the area. The event will be held in the Appleton Auditorium.


The Friends Spring Book Sale

The Book Sale will be held at the Library March 7-10. Book donations are appreciated!

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