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The Friends is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that supports the library in numerous ways - hosting Café au Libris author events, Live@the Library concert series, and book sales at the Athens-Clarke Library. Additionally, they provide supplemental funding for a wide array of programs such as the Summer Reading program.  Interested in joining the Friends? Need to know more about a Friends' sponsored program? Call the library at (706) 613-3650.

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Cafe au Libris: Thomas Mullen

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Thomas Mullen is the author of Darktown, an NPR Best Book of the Year, which has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, and has been nominated for two CWA Dagger Awards; The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction; The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers; and The Revisionists. His latest novel is Lightning Men. Books will be available for purchase and signing; a reception will follow the program. Presented by Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library.

Café au Libris: Jon Jefferson

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Appleton Auditorium

Athens resident and author Jon Jefferson will talk about his newest work, Wave of Terror, a thriller that weaves together science, a terrosti polit, crackling dialogue and whip-smart protagonists. Under the pen name Jefferson Bass -- collaborating with forensics legend Dr. Bill Bass -- Jon has written 10 novels in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series. He's also written two true-crime books about Dr. Bass's career and cases. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A reception will follow the program. Sponsored by Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library.

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