Athens community organizer, activist, teacher and poet Lemuel LaRoche, AKA Life The Griot onstage in Athens-Clarke County Library’s Appleton Auditorium; Life is a social worker, poet, chess enthusiast, and activist on a mission. His inspirational words entertain and touch thousands with a simple truth: if we want to see better, then we have to do better.
Mr LaRoche is the founder and executive director of Chess and Community Conference, Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment organization dedicated to developing strategic leadership skills in young people. Known in the communities that he serves as Life the Griot, he fuses chess with conventional therapeutic methods to curb impulsive behavior amongst youth with delinquent pasts. Life has over fifteen years experience in adolescent and community development and brings a fresh innovative approach to counseling.
The full-length documentary Life the Griot, directed by Matt DeGennaro and produced by Kathy Prescott & Grady Thrasher, may be seen HERE.
Athens artist Gunnar Tarsa gave a slide talk on his artistic journey in the Appleton Auditorium at Athens-Clarke County Library on Tuesday, April 10. The talk accompanies an exhibition of Tarsa’s work.
The second annual multiethnic holiday music program at Athens-Clarke County Library, recorded on December 10, 2017. The concert features Hanukkah music performed by Mamie Fike Mills, Pete Hayek & Paul Wolpianski; Winter Solstice music by Moonblown (Corey Powell, Jim Grimes & Lachele Foley); and Christmas music using the poetry of Byron Herbert Reece by Jacqueline Elsner.
A lecture at Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia by Dr. Subodh Agrawal on how Americans can increase longevity and live a healthier, more connected lifestyle while reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life. He talks 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 integrating healthy philosophies into everyday life to increase longevity and live 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.
Creepy stairwells and critters that lurk in the wee hours of the night… It’s October. Halloween is here, and this year it’s not just for kids! The Athens-Clarke County Library invites you to the fourth annual spooky stories program for adults recorded October 26, 2017. You'll enjoy the thrill of spine-tingling tales performed by your Athens Regional Library System staff, including Evan Michael Bush, Donna O’Kelly Butler, Jacqueline Elsner, Joy Ovington, and Eddie Whitlock.