Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

 

Athens-Clarke County Library is opening the Quiet Gallery to visitors again, and our first post-pandemic exhibition is My Aging Face: A Conversation on Aging, Beauty and Redefining Norms for Women Over 40. The exhibit, curated by artist Allyn Rippin, features photos of women over 40 who posted close-ups of their faces on Instagram, along with short descriptions telling what they saw, and what they would like others to see.

The #myagingface project is part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program in partnership with Arts Midwest. This year’s selected book is Roz Chast’s graphic memoir, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

The exhibition runs through June 30, and is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Become a Dementia Friend
Liz Schulze, Athens Community Council on Aging

Athens-Clarke County Library
www.athenslibrary.org/rslathens
706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 • 2:00 pm
Register for Zoom presentation at
https://athenslibrary.libcal.com/event/7724004
Free and open to the public

Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia: it aims to transform the way we think, talk and act about the disease. This talk by Liz Schulze at 2:00 pm on May 26 will help you learn about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the program to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Liz Schulze is the program coordinator for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program based out of the Athens Community Council on Aging. Ms Schulze and representatives advocate for the rights of long-term care residents by monitoring conditions and working to resolve resident complaints in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and personal care homes.

Ms. Schulze has degrees in Organismal Biology and Gerontology. She has prior experience as a caregiver for older adults in their home and long-term care facilities as well as Medicaid case management. She lives in Athens with her husband and two young children.

 

 

 

 

Providing a Voice for a Child Through Foster Care
Emily DantArden Bakarich

Athens-Clarke County Library • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650

Online Class/Workshop: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95170982140?pwd=ZEFndmNJNzNtMW9nUE9xN0ZRaC9MUT09 (No registration is required)

Please join us online at 2:00 pm on April 28 for a talk by Mss Emily Dant & Arden Bakarich of Clarke Oconee CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). They will talk about their organization and foster care, and the Zoom audience will be able to interact with them.

There are approximately 270 children in foster care in Clarke and Oconee counties. These children can be placed far from home, outside their school district, and away from friends. Navigating these changes and many more associated with foster care would be difficult for anyone especially a child. CASAs are able to provide stability and advocacy as a child moves through foster care. Providing a voice for a child means developing a relationship with them and remaining up to date on their life. CASAs help tell a child’s story in their own words.

Program Coordinator Emily Dant and Advocacy Coordinator Arden Bakarich have been with Athens Oconee CASA for several years, both starting as interns with Children First Inc. Emily began in 2016 and was named Program Coordinator in 2019; Arden was hired in 2018 with a focus on recruitment. Both enjoy teaching volunteers and community members about what it means to provide a voice for a child in foster care.

 

 

Providing a Voice for a Child Through Foster Care
Emily DantArden Bakarich

Athens-Clarke County Library • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650

Online Class/Workshop: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Zoom link: tinyurl.com/38vukvt2 (No registration is required)

Please join us online at 2:00 pm on April 28 for a talk by Mss Emily Dant & Arden Bakarich of Clarke Oconee CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). They will talk about their organization and foster care, and the Zoom audience will be able to interact with them.

There are approximately 270 children in foster care in Clarke and Oconee counties. These children can be placed far from home, outside their school district, and away from friends. Navigating these changes and many more associated with foster care would be difficult for anyone especially a child. CASAs are able to provide stability and advocacy as a child moves through foster care. Providing a voice for a child means developing a relationship with them and remaining up to date on their life. CASAs help tell a child’s story in their own words.

Program Coordinator Emily Dant and Advocacy Coordinator Arden Bakarich have been with Athens Oconee CASA for several years, both starting as interns with Children First Inc. Emily began in 2016 and was named Program Coordinator in 2019; Arden was hired in 2018 with a focus on recruitment. Both enjoy teaching volunteers and community members about what it means to provide a voice for a child in foster care.

 

The library is once again partnering with PBS; mark your calendars now for an exciting documentary event! "Hemingway," a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, paints an intimate picture of the writer—who captured on paper the complexities of the human condition in spare and profound prose, and whose work remains deeply influential around the world—while also penetrating the myth of Hemingway the man’s man, to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure. The film also explores Hemingway’s limitations and biases as an artist. The film will air on WGTV in three parts, April 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. each night.

You can join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers on April 8 at 8:00 pm by registering at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dRecA2cKTE6pbgyXGnF1Vw. Availability is limited.

See more videos about Hemingway here: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway/events/

Revisit—or discover for the first time—some of his iconic works at the library! Place holds at https://libraryaware.com/29RFNB, via the PINES mobile app or call us at 706-613-3650.

 

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