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Athens-Clarke County Library


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Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

Friends of Athens Clarke County Library present Hugh Acheson

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Saturday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.

Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, for a special afternoon with award-winning Athens chef and restauranteur Hugh Acheson! Hugh will discuss his new cookbook, The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruit.

Hugh is the author of the James Beard Award Winning cookbook A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen and chef/owner of the Athens restaurants Five & Ten and The National, the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South and the Savannah restaurant The Florence. A New Turn in the South was published by Clarkson Potter in 2011 and won the award for Best Cookbook in the field of “American Cooking” by the James Beard Foundation in 2012. His second cookbook is Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks. Food & Wine Magazine named him Best New Chef in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11 and 12. He lives in Athens with his family.

Copies of The Broad Fork will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library.

Summer Reading Performance Series: The Bat Lady!

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Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.

Vicky Smith, “The Bat Lady,” will bring live bats to the library! Many myths exist about these misunderstood, unappreciated flying mammals. See them up close and learn how valuable they are to our environment! In Multipurpose Rooms.

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