Athens-Clarke County Library

Address

2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

Hours

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.

The Big Read: To Live

Book cover of To Live

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room C

Join us to discuss To Live by Yu Hua. Copies of the book will be available at the meeting; you don't have to have read the book to participate! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a free copy of the book. Library book clubs participating include: Talking About Books, Last Monday Book Club and For the Philo of Philosophy. Part of Athens' The Big Read celebration. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Life The Griot: The Poet/The Film

Picture of Life the Griot

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lemuel LaRoche a.k.a LIFE The Griot is a social worker, poet, and activist on a mission. Can one man truly make a difference?

On Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 pm, Athens community organizer, activist, teacher and poet Life The Griot will be onstage at the Athens-Clarke County Library’s Appleton Auditorium. Life is a social worker, poet, chess enthusiast, and activist on a mission. His inspirational words entertain and touch thousands with a simple truth: if we want to see better, then we have to do better. Life’s performance will be preceded by a screening of the 2014 documentary “Life The Griot” directed by Matt DeGennaro and produced by Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher. This film chronicles one man’s effort to make an impact on the lives of as many youth as possible by activating change. Lemuel LaRoche is the founder and executive director of Chess and Community Conference, Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment organization dedicated to developing strategic leadership skills in young people. Known in the communities that he serves as Life the Griot, he fuses chess with conventional therapeutic methods to curb impulsive behavior amongst youth with delinquent pasts. Life has over fifteen years experience in adolescent and community development and brings a fresh innovative approach to counseling. The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is free and open to the public. Call (706) 613-3650, extension 343, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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