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Athens-Clarke County Library


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

Flower Power: How Moina Michael's Poppies Raised Millions for Veterans

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Sunday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.

Join the Athens Historical Society for a discussion and celebration of Moina Belle Michael, who was inspired by the John McCrae poem now known as "In Flanders Field" to make the poppy an international symbol of memorial for those lost to the Great War.

Tom Michael, the great-grandson of Moina Michael's brother, Willie Michael, will present a history of the impact of Moina Michael's efforts to make the poppy a symbol of remembrance, and information about the plan to commemorate Moina Michael and her work for veterans in 2018, the centennial of the end of World War I.

Readings of the poem that inspired Moina, and her poem in response, "We Shall Keep the Faith," will be read by Allen Rowell and Gay McCommons of Town and Gown Players.

Afterhours: Make a Music Video

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Friday, June 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Make music videos with us and our special guest, Athens hip-hop artist BlackNerdNinja!!!! We might even get BlackNerdNinja to perform with us if we ask nicely!!!!! Open to teens 11-18. Preregistration required. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 329, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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