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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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Café au Libris: Dr. Allan M. Armitage

Photo of Dr. Allan M. Armitage.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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” Book cover.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.

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.

Cafe au Libris: Jason Thrasher

Book cover of Jason Thrasher's book

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Photographer Jason Thrasher's book, Athens Potluck, is a "stream of consciousness" journey through the wildly diverse music scene of Athens. Thrasher chose the first of 33 musicians to be photographed at home, with each subsequent artist choosing the next, creating a rare glimpse into the interconnected and often private lives of Athens musicians.

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