Thursday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.
Have a good idea for book to write someday when you have time? It's not too late. Author Bill Hale wrote "that book" which was his first book, in his ninth decade. The Village and Beyond: Memoirs of a Cotton Mill Boy, is a collection of stories where Hale, one of nine children, recalls his boyhood in Greenville, SC. The public is invited to the free program given by Hale and his daughter, Karen Hankins, about the process of writing the book itself and some of the stories that inspired the book. The book will be available for purchase through Avid Bookstore after the program. This program is made possible through a leadership grant called Reflecting, Sharing, Learning from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Athens Regional Library System and the Lyndon House Arts Center. The program is also streamed live to your computer, tablet or phone, and archived on the project's website rslathens.org. To join the live stream visit rslathens.org for the link. In Appleton Auditorium.
Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.
Presenters Nat and Helen Kuykendall will discuss the Rowland family's historic rustic retreat along the Middle Oconee River. The site has a long history as a social and religious gathering place in Athens and, with new public ownership, may once again be a hub for the community. Representatives from Leisure Services and the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation will also be on hand to talk about efforts to protect the site and Beech Haven's potential as part of the Athens-Clarke County Greenway Network. In Multipurpose Rooms B & C.