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World's Smallest Airport Event Poster.

Family Movie Day: World’s Smallest Airport

Athens-Clarke County Library

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

Wednesday, December 27, 2:30 pm

Ready to get out of the house after a long holiday season? Come visit Athens-Clarke County Library for our second annual Family Movie Day in the Appleton Auditorium on December 27.

Bring your children or grandchildren to see the film World’s Smallest Airport by Kathy Prescott & Grady Thrasher, Producers of Athens in Our Lifetimes. The film details the true story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus, which took place right here in Athens and Elberton. You won’t believe some of the stunts performed by the pilots and wing walkers! We’ll have some vintage aeronautical cartoons, a drawing for prizes, and light refreshments, plus some surprises. Join us for an afternoon of light-hearted fun for the family!

Join Together poster

Join Together: A Multiethnic Afternoon of Peace, Music & Holiday Crafts

Athens-Clarke County Library • Appleton Auditorium • Multipurpose Rooms B & C

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

Sunday, December 10, 2:30 pm

Come join us at the library on Sunday afternoon, December 10, at 2:30 pm for our second annual Join Together: A Multiethnic Afternoon of Peace, Music & Holiday Gifts. it will be an afternoon of beautiful music and crafts as we celebrate the different facets of the season. You can visit the Appleton Auditorium and hear a concert featuring solo artists and groups singing Christmas carols, songs celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice and more.

In Multipurpose Rooms B & C (adjacent to the Auditorium) we will have demonstrations of different seasonal crafts 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!

Flyer for the Raising Grandchildren event

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping Skills and Support

Paige Powell & Kelli McCain

Athens-Clarke County • Library Appleton Auditorium

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

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

Athens-Clarke County Library, in cooperation with the Athens Community Council on Aging, is pleased to present Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, postponed from an earlier date, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 30. 

Children are being raised by grandparents in greater numbers than ever before. According to the 2009 American Community Survey, approximately 102,000 grandparents in Georgia were responsible for raising their grandchildren. These new households represent a transfer of child-rearing responsibilities from an absent or incapacitated parent to an older adult.

Grandparent caregivers may also face a number of challenges, such as emotional, social, financial, and legal issues, as well as poverty, poor health, delaying retirement, inadequate housing, loss of personal freedom, and a host of other issues. On November 30 Paige Powell, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Director from the Athens Community Council on Aging, will give us some coping methods for this difficult role, and tell us about the resources available at the Council on Aging. She will be joined by Kelli McCain, ACCA Outreach Coordinator.

Mrs. Powell is a UGA graduate, and has done social work in the Athens area for nearly 10 years. Since 2009, she has been the Program Director for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program in Northeast Georgia and Barrow/Walton counties, where she implements services to intergenerational caregiver families. Ms. McCain is the current Membership Chair for the Emerging Leaders of the United Way of Northeast Georgia and has served as the Chairperson of the Northeast Georgia Business Advisory Council. She was the 2013 recipient of the Georgia Society of Association Executive’s Chair Award, and is a frequent speaker at community events.

We managed to get caught partially up on our backlog of videos from RSL programming from the last few months, including three videos featuring Athens sculptor Harold Rittenberry.

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