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2019 Holiday Flyer

Live at The Library & Holiday Cheer

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium, Multipurpose Rooms B & C
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Sunday, December 1 • 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Seasonal Storytelling 2:30 pm, Appleton Auditorium
The Green Flag Band 3:00 pm, Appleton Auditorium
Holiday Craft Making 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Multipurpose Rooms B & C

Come join us at the library on Sunday afternoon, December 1, for an afternoon of beautiful music, storytelling and crafts as we celebrate the different facets of the season. You can visit the Appleton Auditorium and hear The Green Flag Band performing Christmas music, local storytellers spinning tales about Hanukkah and Christmas, and in Multipurpose Rooms B & C we will be creating holiday crafts with which you can decorate your home.

At 2:30, you’ll hear a pair of festive tales: A Child's Christmas in Wales, by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and read by Steven Elliott-Gower, an anecdotal reminiscence of a Christmas from the viewpoint of a young boy, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time; and also Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel, told by Lizz Bernstein, and featuring the prominent Jewish folk hero and trickster figure Hershel of Ostropol.

The Green Flag Band is an Athens, Georgia-based acoustic music ensemble that stays close to the heart of traditional Irish and other Celtic music. The band features Carl Rapp on fiddle, Dave Coons on guitar and vocals, Ken Ross on accordion, and Julia McDermott on hammered dulcimer and vocals.

In Multipurpose Rooms B & C, Athens-Clarke County Library staff and volunteers will be teaching seasonal crafts for kids and adults you can learn and create on the spot, such as bow tying, ornament making, and assembling an inexpensive present. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and snack with us and observe the holiday of your choice, or all of them! The craft demonstrations will be handled by library staffer Lisa Moncrief, RSL Board Members Wanda Culpepper and Lois Brown, and library supporters Denise Burns and Betty Mogilski.

 

Mindfulness and Creativity: Is mindfulness for you?
Dr Rich Panico

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00 pm

There has been a lot of hype and some early research on mindfulness and its uses in our culture. Dr. Rich Panico will offer guidance to people sifting through the plethora of information and research currently available on mindfulness and its varied programs, teachers, and approaches. Examining the historical, cultural, and contemporary scientific/clinical development of mindfulness makes an excellent starting point for those who are interested in learning more. Dr Panico will look at some of the more commonly available mindfulness disciplines to help you decide if the practice of mindfulness is useful for you.

Rich Panico is a physician and board certified Psychiatrist who recently retired from medicine after 48 years of clinical practice. He is a practitioner of meditation and classical yoga which he learned from his mother and brothers around 1966. Dr Panico practiced medicine in a variety of private and public settings including as medical director of the central intake unit of the Georgia Department of Human Resources A&D unit, medical director of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, division chief of psychiatry at Athens Regional Medical Center, and founder and medical director of the Athens Regional Mind Body Institute. Over time, his interests shifted from clinical applications to an interest in meditation that cultivates human “flourishing” and the creative process. He currently teaches mindfulness meditation, drawing and pottery making to small groups using meditation, poetry and visual art as a central feature in the learning process.

 

Film Noir Confidential!
Born to Kill & Gun Crazy
November 6 & 19

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

Born to Kill • November 6 • 7:00 PM
Gun Crazy • November 19 • 7:00 PM

Join us in November for two film noir classics in the newly refurbished and upgraded Appleton Auditorium! On Wednesday, November 6, we will present Born to Kill, directed by Robert Wize and starring Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney, the story of a calculating divorcée who risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister.

On Tuesday, November 10, see Gun Crazy, starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall, directed by Joseph H. Lewis. A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

The film screenings are free and open to the public.

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.

 

Listening in the Dark VI flyer

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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