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‘Telling a People’s Story’ Celebrates African American Children’s Literature

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November 1 through December 20 the Athens Public Library (30 Home Street, Athens) will host the Telling a People’s Story: African American Children’s Illustrated Literature exhibition, organized by the Miami University Art Museum with grant funding from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. The exhibition features 130 images selected from over 600 books and 14,000 illustrations reviewed… Read More

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Friends of the Athens Public Library Used Book (and more!) Sale


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Browse a large selection of fiction and nonfiction titles. Summer reading galore. Large collections of science fiction and fantasy, children’s picture books, and juvenile and young adult fiction.  Also CDs, DVDs and puzzles!  Most books are 3 for $1.00 with newer and specialty items starting at $1.00.  All proceeds support Athens County Public Library activities.  Bring your own… Read More

Free screening and talk-back of THE PUBLIC at Athena Cinema


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Filmed in Cincinnati’s downtown library, this dramedy (rated PG-13) begins with an act of civil disobedience and focuses on homelessness, mental health, relationships with law enforcement, and the evolving, vital role that libraries play in our democracy. *Followed by a 20-minute talk-back with reps from local libraries and agencies who are helping those facing homelessness…. Read More