Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

Selma

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 • 6:30 pm

Athens-Clarke County Library presents the award-winning film Selma on Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 pm, in the Appleton Auditorium. It is the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr and others, leading up to the historic confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Selma depicts Martin and Coretta King, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, John Lewis, President Lyndon Johnson, and other key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, along with Alabama Governor George Wallace and FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, in a retelling of a crucial period in American history.

The film won best picture of the year in 2015 from the African-American Film Critics Association, The BET Award, the NAACP Image Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Selma won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

The screening is free and open to the public.

 

Unimpaired: Georgia Artists with DisAbilities

Athens-Clarke County Library
Multipurpose Room A/Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Reception: Multipurpose Room A, Saturday, February 8 • 3:00 pm
Exhibition: Quiet Gallery, February 8—March 28, 2020

Approximately fifty award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia will be on display at Athens-Clarke County Library from February 9 through March 28, 2020. The exhibit includes paintings, photographs, clay pottery, mosaics, textiles and other media.  Ten Best of Show, fifteen Distinguished Merit, and twenty Honorable Mention awards were given to the pieces in the exhibit.

Theresa Shields, Georgia Artists with DisAbilities chair, stated that “the non-profit organization continues to be an avenue that allows hundreds of disabled artists to achieve recognition and commercial opportunities for their unique pieces of art… we are proud to be an advocate for the disabled in communities across Georgia and honored to put their art on display every year for the public to see and enjoy.”

Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Inc. was founded in 1985 by the Pilot Clubs of Metro Atlanta and is supported by Georgia District Pilot Clubs. The mission of Pilot International is to transform communities by developing youth, providing service and education, and uplifting families.

The mission of Georgia Artists with DisAbilities is to provide avenues through which Georgia artists with disabilities can display their artistic accomplishments in all disciplines of the arts, and to create public awareness of the artistic skills these artists have developed by overcoming the obstacles of their disabilities.

After the closing at the end of March, the exhibit will travel to Conyers, and then to other locations throughout Georgia.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

 

Agrawal flyer 2020

Live, Learn and Love
All Your Life Until You Die
Dr Subodh Agrawal

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium • 2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343
 
Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 pm
 
On Wednesday, January 29, at 7:00 pm, Athens cardiologist Dr Subodh Agrawal will tell us​ ​how Americans can increase longevity and live a healthier, more connected lifestyle while reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life. He will talk about identified factors that can contribute to longevity and health, including diet, exercise, lifestyle, and others.

Dr Agrawal received his medical degree from Sawai Man Singh Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is founder of The Human Yoga Project whose ​focus is increasing longevity and living a healthier more connected lifestyle. He is an Interventional Cardiologist at Athens Heart Center, and he developed the Doctors Accountable Care Organization which seeks to implement better independent practices that work for the patients and physicians while setting an example of true, patient-oriented service to those that follow.

 

Downton Abbey

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Thursday, January 2, 2020 • 2:00 & 6:30 pm

If you’ve missed this beloved film, now is your chance to see it for free in the Athens-Clarke County Library in the new year!

In 1927 the Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England, which unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue that leaves the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast, this grand cinematic experience will have you cheering for your favorite characters all over again.  It will be showing twice, at 2:00 pm, and again at 6:30 pm.

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium • 2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650

Friday, December 27, 2019 • 1:00 pm

Need some decompression following the Christmas season? Round up the kids and come to the library on Friday, December 27 for The Muppet Christmas Carol!

The Muppet Christmas Carol is guaranteed to put you in a holiday spirit that will stay with you forever. Enjoy the spectacle of Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit, Miss Piggy as Emily Crachit and Michael Caine as Scrooge, in a retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

The film screening is free and open to the public.

 

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