Closed for Memorial Day - May 25
All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 26.
We need your Book Recommendations!
The Athens-Clarke County Library wants to know your favorite books! We're putting up a display in June of books recommended by you. Who better to recommend books to the local community than our own patrons? So please tell us what books you would like to see featured in our display.
Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. (Part 1)
Thursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. (Part 2)
Survivor interviews, dramatic photos and rare film footage bring to life stories of incredible suffering and also incredible human perseverance. We’ll screen the film in two parts. Introduction by Andrew Shearer. In Appleton Auditorium.
Migrant grandmother and sick baby, Arizona, 1940, Dorothea Lange, photographer. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 3:00 p.m.
A multimedia performance – In Time for the Postman, by playwright, Phillip Gerson. Directed by Bobby Norm Harris with actors Scotty Gannon, Joy Ovington, and Bowen Craig. Based on the book, Letters From the Dust Bowl, by Caroline Henderson, this one-act play/reading portrays life in the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, and catches a brief glimpse into the life of Caroline Henderson. Dr. David Saltz, Head of the Dept. of Theatre & Film Studies at the University of Georgia, will introduce the animated staged reading of the play on May 16th, and Dr. John Patrick Bray, Lecturer of Dramatic Writing at UGA, will introduce the play on May 17th. In Appleton Auditorium.