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Athens, OH 45701 United States

June 2018

Athens County Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Athens County Elder Abuse Awareness Day Friday, June 15th 10am – 11:30am at the Athens Public Library 30 Home Street, Athens Guest Speaker will be Debbie Gibson, Court Administrator Of Athens County Juvenile & Probate Courts   The event will focus on recognizing and reporting elder abuse. Refreshments will be available. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Athens County Department of Job and Family Services Adult Protective Services (740) 677-4208.

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September 2018

Friends of Athens Public Library Used Book Sale

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Large assortment of of hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction. Special Christmas/holiday section.  Lots of childrens/young adult, romance, and college classics.  Also CDs & DVDs.  Most books 3 for $1.00, with newer and specialty items starting at $1.00.  All proceeds support library activities.

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Working with People on the Midst of Violence in Northern Iraq

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Hear more about the current situation in Iraq, the work of local people working for justice and peace, and how civilians are affected by Turkish and Iranian Military bombing of their villages. Recently back from her summer in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Peggy will share stories of local people living in the midst of violence, struggling for justice and peaceful responses. This presentation will be followed by a time for discussion. Light snacks will be provided. For the…

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Birth Circle September Meeting

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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This month, The Birth Circle will explore facing the unexpected during pregnancy and infancy: when pregnancy ends in loss, when birth is traumatic, and when that new baby requires a visit to the NICU. We will hear from three mothers and learn from their experiences about managing stress, finding support, and ways to support friends and family who are experiencing this difficult season of life.

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October 2018

Athens County Commissioners Forum

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Athens County Commissioner Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Athens County. Lenny Eliason & Bill Hayes Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:00pm in the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St. Athens County Commissioner candidates Lenny Eliason and Bill Hayes will answer questions from the audience and media representatives.

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Athens County Treasurer & Auditor Forums

October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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The League of Women Voters of Athens County is sponsoring two Candidates' Forums on Tuesday, October 9th 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St. 6:30pm-7:30pm - Athens County Auditor Candidates: Jill Thompson & Dave Owens 7:30pm-8:30pm - Athens County Treasurer Candidates: Ric Wasserman & Gary Van Meter Athens County Auditor and Treasurer candidates will answer questions from the audience and media representatives.

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The Athens Village presents planning a memorial/funeral service online

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Fri., Oct. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Athens Public Library Tim Moquin, of Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, will demonstrate and talk about a new on-line program for planning a funeral or memorial service. Free and open to the public

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Friends of Athens Public Library Used Book Sale

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Free

Large selection of all types of books.  Special Christmas/holiday section. Loads of childrens/ young adult, romance, and college classics. Also CDs & DVDs.  Most books 3 for $1.00, with newer and specialty items starting at $1.00.  All proceeds support library activities.

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November 2021

An Hour of Music with Steve Zarate

November 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Zarate

Steve Zarate is a long-time local singer-songwriter and guitarist.  He plays in a variety of venues in the area and is often hired to perform covers, for which he has a wonderful ear.  For this performance, however, he will be performing the meaningful personal music he has composed over his multiple-decade career as a professional musician.  Please come and listen to this rare opportunity to hear Zarate's own creative voice. CDs will be available for purchase and autographing after the…

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Poet Talk: Bread of the Moment by David Sanders

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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David Sanders

This event celebrates the release of a new collection by local poet David Sanders and published by Swallow Press. Sanders will read sample poems, discuss his inspirations, and  autograph and sell book copies. "...hese poems amplify the fragility of the commonplace, a mystery to which we are, amid the noise of our everyday lives, sometimes estranged. Through this exploration, Sanders constructs a precarious balance between alienation and acceptance, striking a note at once recognizable and new." (from the publisher) MOUTH…

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DIY Composting Class

November 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Join Appalachian Ohio Zero Waste Initiative and Athens Hocking Recycling Centers' compost facility for an in-person free class on the benefits, effectiveness, and joy of backyard composting! Learn how to easily turn your refuse into a resource through backyard composting or curbside compost pick-up. Your home's garden and flower beds will thank you in the spring!

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December 2021

D+D Gaming Group

December 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Play Dungeons and Dragons at the Athens Public Library

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Poet Laureate: Wendy McVicker

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Come meet Athens' very own Poet Laureate, and celebrate her new collection of poetry, Zero, a Door, published by The Orchard Street Press.  Hear poems from this new chapbook, and learn about the stories and ideas behind them.  A sale of copies and autographing will follow the presentation and reading. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library. MOUTH AND NOSE MASKING REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

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In-Person Author Talk: Cheese, Wine, and Bread by Katie Quinn

December 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Quinn

Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening with local author Katie Quinn as she speaks about her newest book Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France. The book is an account of Katie's time spent apprenticing in Europe, studying the art and science of fermentation. It is equal parts travelogue and cookbook, and is a captivating adventure into the world of all things fermentable. Katie will join Tom Hodson (WOUB Public Media) in a conversation…

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March 2022

Nursing Home Care: Stories to Guide Us

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Nursing home care is or will become a fact of life for most people and those they care about.  This program will offer practical advice and illustrative stories on making the right decisions for yourself or loved ones in nursing home care and selecting the best facility. Our guest speaker is Dr. Carolyn Lewis, an experienced resident of nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, and the author of the new book, Love and Loss: The Storied Nature of Nursing Home Care, which…

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April 2022

Ohio Trombone Quartet

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Since its creation, the group has performed frequently in local and national venues and events, including the International Trombone Festival, the Ohio Music Education Association Convention, and recitals in universities around the country.

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The Klinder String Quartet in Concert

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Based in Athens, Ohio, the Klinder String Quartet is composed of the top string performance students in the Master of Music program at Ohio University.

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OU Astronomy Talk: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Expanding Universe

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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What mysteries lie in our ever-expanding universe, waiting to be uncovered? Join Dr. Hee-Jong Seo from Ohio University's department of physics and astronomy as she takes us on a tour of the universe, its secrets, and the scientists who are working to bring those secrets into the light. This talk will be followed by a brief question and answer segment. This is a hybrid event and will also be streamed over Zoom. If you plan to attend virtually, please register…

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The Magic of Everyday Life: The Poetry of Cathy Cultice Lentes

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Cathy Cultice Lentes grew up in Springfield, Ohio but has embraced the small-town life and beautiful hills of Appalachia since moving here in 1987.  Her poetry reflects her attunement to the area, her awareness of the broader world we all inhabit, and the elucidating perspective of life experience.  A book sale and signing will follow her reading. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library.

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May 2022

Dance Floor at the End of Time: Songs for a Regenerative Earth

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Our guest Terry Hermsen is a poet, activist, and songwriter dedicated to bringing the attention of art to transformative change in how we treat the planet and each other. Terry will discuss and perform the poems he has set to music from his new album, a set of 18 interlocking songs celebrating love, creatureliness, and the earth while recognizing the plight we’re in and imagining regenerative worlds that may arise out of crisis.

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Outdoor Sing-a-Long: Athens County Community Singers

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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This wonderful local "choir for all voices" includes those with and without disabilities. Individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to perform and fulfill their dream of belonging to a performance group and give back to their community, and the choir promotes both inclusion and acceptance wherever they perform. While some choir members are challenged to communicate in a traditional way, their smiles and vocalizations give evidence to their enjoyment of music and being a part of the group.   Join…

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Baseball During the Second World War: The Cleveland Indians (Author talk)

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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World War II was a challenging era for Major League Baseball, the #1 American spectator sport at the time. Cleveland's professional team held the show together, and then after the war, when the great players returned, Cleveland triumphed and brought in Black players. This is their story. Our guest author is sports historian and native Clevelander, Scott H. Longert, who will discuss his new book, Victory on Two Fronts: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball Through the World War II Era, published…

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Spring Blooms and Bikes – Family Bicycle Tour

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Join Rural Action's Appalachian Understories for a guided bike tour along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Pedal along the Hocking River to the Athens West State Park, where we will learn the names and stories of the wildflowers along the bike path. This is a 7.5-mile ride with one road crossing on West Union St. The tour will begin and end at the Athens Public Library and will be suitable for young naturalists and cyclists. Arrive early for free bike rentals…

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Imagination Library Celebration

May 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Come and celebrate Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Athens County! Experience early literacy activity stations, listen to stories, and meet the beloved book character, Llama Llama. For families with children ages 0-5. Free and open to the public.

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June 2022

The Old Lefthander & Me: Stories of Joe Nuxhall [HYBRID EVENT]

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Join long-time Cincinnati Enquirer TV columnist and 1975 Ohio University graduate John Kiesewetter as he tells his favorite stories from his new book about his conversations with Joe Nuxhall about the Reds, baseball, and broadcasting. A book signing will follow the event, and copies of the book will be sold on-site; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nuxhall Foundation. This is a hybrid event and will be streamed online. Visit events.myacpl.org/events/upcoming to register for the virtual component only. 

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Slavalachia: Concert for Ukraine

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Join Benya Stewart and Brother Hill for an afternoon of music and stories regarding their recent mission in Eastern Europe. Among other topics, they will share how they found themselves delivering life-saving medical supplies and performing along the way, who made the trip possible, and how Ohioans can continue to help the people of Ukraine. Stewart and Hill are founding members of Slavalachia, an international performing arts group blending and celebrating the folk traditions of Ukraine, Belarus, and Appalachia since…

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Slavalachia: Concert for Ukraine

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Join Benya Stewart and Brother Hill for an afternoon of music and stories regarding their recent mission in Eastern Europe. Among other topics, they will share how they found themselves delivering life-saving medical supplies and performing along the way, who made the trip possible, and how Ohioans can continue to help the people of Ukraine. Stewart and Hill are founding members of Slavalachia, an international performing arts group blending and celebrating the folk traditions of Ukraine, Belarus, and Appalachia since…

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Mauvette’s Caribbean Cooking Demo for Summer at the Library for Adults

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Bringing her kitchen to us, Chef Mauvette Gregory will teach us how to make a delicious fish dish, while also talking about food produced by her island culture and how it connects with life along the Caribbean Sea. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library.

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August 2022

The Culture of Yerba Mate and Sipping Event

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Hear about yerba mate and the culture that has embraced it, as well as excerpts from The Hitchhiker's Guide to Yerba Mate: The Culture, Ceremony & Curiosities of South America's Favorite Tea, written by former Athens resident Marcia Lewandowski (Monday Creek Publishing). Our guest speaker is certified herbalist and ecotourism director, Rebecca Wood. The Farmacy will also be present to serve free samples. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library.

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Appalachian Mushrooms: A Guest Author Event

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Hear about a new guide by field mycologist Walter E. Sturgeon (Ohio University Press) that offers expert scientific info for the non-scientist, focusing on the wild mushrooms that are native to the Appalachian mountain range and surrounding foothills. Books will be available for sale/signing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library.

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