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Athens-Clarke County Library 100th Birthday


The Athens-Clarke County Library is celebrating the Library's 100th birthday with a whole month of special events in April!

Affliated Events:

Family Fun Day on Satuday, April 6, 2013, 10am - 1pm

Families are invited to a fun-filled morning including a petting zoo, storytime programs, and crafts from 10 am to 12 pm, and wrap up the day with a puppet show finale! Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library.

New Library Dedication on Sunday, April 7, 2013, 4pm

The entire community is invited to the official dedication of the beautiful new building.

Edible Book Contest on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1pm - 3pm

Create a piece of edible art based on a book! Celebrity judges will award prizes for Best Children's Book, Best Fiction Book, and Best Non-Fiction Book. There will also be a People's Choice voted by the public. (Prizes are yet to be determined.)

Author Joshilyn Jackson Visit on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 3pm

Joshilyn Jackson is a New York Times Bestselling author of five novels: Gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; Backseat Saints; and, in January of 2012, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA's novel of the year, twice been a #1 Book Sense Pick, and twice been shortlisted for the Townsend prize. Joshilyn will be at the library for an afternoon to talk about her novels and be available to sign books. Books will be available for purchase.

"Mark Twain 100 Years Later" on Friday, April 26, 2013, 7pm

The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library will sponsor a performance by Dave Ehlert, who brings the famed Southern author to life. Join them for an entertaining evening as Ehlert weaves Twain's life story around the author's famous quotations with an emphasis on literacy. Remember, "One who can read but won't, has no advantage over one who can't!"

Travel Through Time with Teen Services during April 2013

Coming up in April: teens will be traveling through time to celebrate the library's 100th birthday.  They're starting at 1900, jumping around a little, and ending in the 1980s. At least they think they are; the TARDIS may have other ideas.  They'll have lots of cool programs including Steampunk crafts, Dr. Who trivia, making superhero t-shirts, a 1920's murder mystery, and some fun '80s crafts!