Wed., 4/1/15, 1:00pm – Thu., 4/30/15, 8:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a poem using found words from other materials, cutting out words and gluing them to a new page. No registration is required, and all materials will be provided. ... (read more)
Thu., 4/9/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Mon., 4/13/15, 1:00pm – Fri., 4/17/15, 5:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to stop into the library to make their own bookmarks during National Library Week. Learn how to make triangle shaped bookmarks to fit onto the corner pages of your books using paper, stickers, markers, and other ... (read more)
Thu., 4/30/15, 1:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Athens
It’s poem in your pocket day! Stop into the library and share your favorite poem by writing it on one of our pocket shaped pieces of paper. Don’t have a poem to share? Pick up one of our favorite poems from the ... (read more)
Thu., 5/14/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "The Invention of Wings." Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
Mon., 6/8/15, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Help us celebrate the start of summer and the summer reading program by joining us for a special story time. We’ll have superhero themed books and activities to share. After the stories are read, we’ll have a craft for you to make ... (read more)
Thu., 6/11/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "Dog Stars" by Peter Heller. Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk ... (read more)
Tue., 6/23/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Randy, a nationally-recognized children’s musician, tells a musical story about a boy named Tommy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows. Free and open to the public.
Thu., 6/25/15, 3:30pm – 5:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to a superhero training camp where they will create their own superhero identity and practice their hero skills at different stations. This event is free and open to the public.
Thu., 7/9/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "I am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai. The book documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee who became an international symbol ... (read more)
Mon., 7/13/15, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to test their knowledge of superheroes, sidekicks, and villains at our trivia night.
Thu., 7/16/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Lynn and Rob Holbrook (a.k.a. Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magic show focusing on super heroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show. Free and ... (read more)
Wed., 8/5/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children and their families are invited to create hero themed arts and crafts. All supplies will be provided.
Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us in a discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the ... (read more)
Thu., 9/10/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "The Spymistress" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Pledging her loyalty to the North at the risk of her life when her native Virginia secedes, Quaker-educated aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew uses her innate skills for gathering military intelligence to ... (read more)
Thu., 10/8/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands" by Chris Bohjalian. Half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a ... (read more)
Thu., 11/12/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "Sold" by Patricia McCormick. From the bestselling author of "Cut" comes the powerful, ultimately triumphant story of a thirteen-year-old girl who is forced from her mountain home and sold into prostitution.