African American Authors Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

The African American Authors Book Club is for anyone who is interested and who loves to read. The books are selected by members of the book club and are primarily books written by African American authors. Our objective is to broaden our knowledge of the many African American authors and their writings and just have fun reading.

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

Citizen: An American Lyric

Heritage Room conference room, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
 
Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine's collection of essays, poetry, and images exposes the racial tensions in 21st-century life, highlighting the slights, slips of the tongue, and intentional offensives that pervade the home, school, and popular media. Citizen was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and is the only poetry book to be on the New York Times bestseller list in the nonfiction category.