Reflecting, Sharing, Learning



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

 



The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library present an evening with award- winning author and horticulturist Dr. Allan Armitage on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:00 p.m., in recognition of his new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants.

Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants is a “delightfully” Book cover.humorous collection of stories that engages readers and plant enthusiasts of all ages. With 96 stories, photos, and indices, Armitage unfolds the mysteries behind some of the “wackiest” common names for plants.

Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Allan Armitage is an internationally renowned writer, speaker, and researcher. Armitage has traveled the world sharing his passion for plants. He has lectured throughout the United States and Canada in addition to countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand, and Australia. Publishing 16 books and countless academic papers and articles, Armitage is honored most by the respect that he receives from his colleagues.

 



Dementia's Effect on Families, a discussion following the showing of the film "Away From Her" at Athens-Clarke County Library on February 3, 2018. Ashley Young-Roesler from Arbor Terrace and Dr Lois Ricci from AARP participated, and the program was moderated by Betsy Bean from Boom Magazine, who facilitated the program and was co-sponsor along with Reflecting, Sharing, Learning.

Moms Demand Action: The Georgia Peach Quilt

Shannon Lawhon, Athens Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium & Quiet Gallery

2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650 x343

 

Slide Talk and Reception: Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm

Exhibition in Quiet Gallery: May 1 through 31

 

Join us at the library on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm for a slide talk by Shannon Lawhon from the Athens Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group, and a reception for and the opening of an exhibition of The Georgia Peach Quilt, a collaborative effort by Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America volunteers in Georgia. The finished quilt will be displayed in the library’s Quiet Gallery with photographs of participants along with their own words on why they picked up a needle and thread and began this journey.

The quilt is a part of the Mother’s Dream Quilt project and began last year by holding three quilting bees, in Athens, Atlanta, and Savannah. At the bees experienced quilters guided participants through the process of creating one square to contribute to the quilt. Participants came from all walks of life, and included survivors of gun violence who made squares in honor of loved ones killed by gunfire. The finished quilt is a memorial to lives cut short by gun violence, but also a symbol of hope that other families can be prevented from suffering unimaginable loss. Through The Georgia Peach Quilt, The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seeks to establish respectful community dialogue and build awareness of gun violence as a public health epidemic that can affect every Georgia citizen regardless of age, race, gender or socioeconomic status. 

Shannon Lawhon is a frequent speaker for the Athens Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, of which she is a founding member and co-leader. After becoming a parent, Ms Lawhon felt a call to advocate for common sense gun measures. She is a quilter of 15 years and a professional photographer.

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