Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

Live @ Athens-Clarke County Library:

Lydia Brambila, November 3 2019

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library invite you to a free Live! @ the Library concert featuring singer-songwriter Lydia Brambila on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3:00 p.m. Brambila writes haunting folk songs in the spirit of Sibylle Baier, Elyse Weinberg, and Linda Perhacs right here in Athens. Lydia’s debut album Migraineur is a sparse collection of meditations on monastic figures, natural phenomena, and the impact of music on migraine: “To know that singing could feel like healing was revelatory. I wanted to make an album that reflected what that feels like: hiding in the dark, feeling powerless and alone, and still being able to find lasting and beautiful things in that space.” Lydia’s second album, Ars Apparatus, and an accompanying zine of lyrics and photographs will be released in December 2019.

 

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Listening in The Dark VI: Revenge of The Creeps

Tracy Adkins
Jacqueline Elsner
Kelly McGlaun-Fields
Eddie Whitlock
Candace Wiggins

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm

Listening in the Dark VI: Revenge of The Creeps: An Evening of Spooky Stories for Grownups will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Appleton Auditorium. Join us... if you think you can handle it! Librarians and other literary types will curl your hair with original and traditional horror stories: Ghosts of Athens author Tracy Adkins will read shocking segments from her book, Athens-Clarke County Library volunteer Coordinator Eddie Whitlock will convey an original scary short story, Kelly McGlaun-Fields returns with an unearthly tale, Candace Wiggins delivers an eldrich original piece and retired librarian Jacqueline Elsner tells a ghostly narrative. Other spirits may appear.

Tracy L. Adkins is the author of Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, Georgia (2016). She is currently working on a sequel, More Ghosts of Athens, as well as the upcoming book, Ghosts of Asheville (2020). She is an enthusiastic member of the board of the Friends of the Winterville Library. Other hobbies include writing narrative fiction, poetry, screenplays, and software instructions.

Jacqueline Elsner enjoyed over forty years of library storytelling before her retirement from the Athens Regional Library System in 2014. Occasionally she now tells Appalachian and Cherokee stories  and sings ballads to guests at the Len Foote Hike Inn in Amicalola Falls State Park, GA. Her CD Ballad of The Bones: Byron Herbert Reece Poems Sung as Ballads helps preserve and promote the legacy of Georgia's mountain poet.

Kelly McGlaun-Fields is an artist and actor who has appeared on screen, film & stage, locally with Rose of Athens and Town and Gown, and entertains children as Grandmother Goose. She is a doll collector, and is retired from the GA Department of Human Resources.

Eddie Whitlock manages the Library Store and coordinates volunteers for the Athens-Clarke County Library.  He is the author of two books: Evil is Always Human (2012) and POTUS of the Living Dead (2014). He is currently working on a sequel to his first novel.

Candace Wiggins first published in the online crime zine, “Hardluck Stories”; while writing art and movie columns for various newspapers and working at CNN, TBS and Reuters. She has stories in anthologies from Planet X Publications, including “The Phantasmagorical Promenade”; “Strange Stories From the Sea”; “Test Patterns: Weird Westerns”; and many others. She’s had stories published in The AWA Collective straight outta Athens, Georgia and co-wrote a script, “Eidolon”.

 

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Athens Rising 2: Transmittance Film Screening
Not Rated but PG equivalent: Contains mild language
Runtime: 102 minutes

James Preston

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm

"We will transmit this City, not only not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us." - The Athenian Oath  

Athens-Clarke County Library presents a special FREE showing of the new film Athens Rising 2: Transmittance on October 22 at 7:00 pm. Local filmmaker James Preston will be on hand to introduce the film and take questions from the audience afterwards.

In his second Athens Rising documentary, Preston looks at the creative class in Athens, GA through the lens of our unique organizations & institutions, the artists they inspire, the community we build, and our collective potential.  Athens Rising 2: Transmittance "captures the hope, the drive, the power, and the love of this fault-line riven, beautiful, and flawed city." - Brent Temple

Subjects include ATHICA, Avid Bookshops, Canopy Studio, The Lyndon House, Nuçi's Space, The Wild Rumpus, Chef Peter Dale (Condor Chocolate, Maepole, The National, Seabear), and the work of Mokah & Knowa Johnson (AADM, Athens in Harmony, Athens Hip Hop Awards). The film features music from Claire Campbell, Murk Daddy Flex, White Rabbit Collective, Foreign, and Annie Leeth.

 

BrassAthens, GA: Inside/Out
Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Vanessa Briscoe Hay
William Orten (“Ort”) Carlton
Bill Cody
Bob Hay
Arthur Johnson
Paul Butchart

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm

Please join us at the library for a very special evening on October 16: We will present a screening of the iconic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out at 6:30 in the Appleton Auditorium. The film documents the Athens music scene during its nascent era during the early- and mid-1980s, and features vintage footage of legendary bands The B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon, Love Tractor, as well as Howard Finster, Ort, Jim Herbert, and many more.

Producer Bill Cody will be on hand to introduce the film, and he will bring some clips with him from Athens, GA/Thirty Years On…, the sequel to Inside/Out - an update featuring not just music, but also the new political landscape, the beginnings of racial reconciliation downtown, and strong women.

Following the screening, we will have a panel discussion featuring some of the people in the original film: Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon), Bob Hay (Squalls), Arthur Johnson (Bar-B-Q Killers), Ort, and others, moderated by local music historian Paul Butchart.

The program is free and open to the public.

 

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Tracing History:
Rubbings of Monumental Brasses from Medieval England
Nancy Kissane

Athens-Clarke County Library
Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Exhibition • Quiet Gallery • October 13—November 24, 2019
Gallery Talk • Quiet Gallery • Sunday, October 13 • 3:00 pm

Medieval churches throughout Great Britain, Scotland, and Europe contain a range of treasures which provide unique and interesting artifacts of excellent craftsmanship. Of particular interest are engraved brass plaques, since they were laid down inside of the churches as portraits in memory of the deceased. Memorial brasses are tombstones that were engraved on brass plates and laid into stone.

Are you interested in seeing a true reproduction of a medieval knight's armor? Monumental memorial plaques are found on churches beginning in 12th century England. Rubbings are done on site at these churches and they depict knights, priests, women in full regalia and costumes of the times. Mrs. Nancy Kissane lived in England in 1969, where she did rubbings from various churches in Cambridgeshire.

Brass rubbings are a method of reproducing, on paper, monumental brasses found across Western Europe. These reproductions are made by taping a large piece of paper across the brass, then rubbing carefully and smoothly with a piece of heelball, a hard wax mixed with lampblack, across the entire brass. This action transfers the texture of the image onto the paper.

Time, erosion, and even theft have caused restricted access to some of these monumental memorial plaques. Come see these beautiful and unique rubbings at the Athens-Clarke County Library and see a piece of history, immortalized in these beautiful plaques, from a long time ago.

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