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Events: Athens

Moon & Stars Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate the moon and stars in the sky!

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Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

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Play & Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!

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DIY Fairy Houses

Adults Drop-in Adults can decorate a wooden fairy house during this two-day event!

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Craft Week: Create a Flying Saucer!

Children Drop-in Kids can craft their own flying saucer using provided household and craft supplies!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Tom Pease

Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!

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Slime Lab

Children Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab!

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Book Club: "The River" by Peter Heller

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of bestselling author Peter Heller's new novel. New people are always welcome!

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Groovy Space Story Time

Children Feeling groovy? If not, would you like to? Join us for a special groovy story time with fun outer space stories, songs and crafts!

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Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Adults Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes and more during this free informational presentation!

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Colossal Fossils Presents: The Mammoth Hunter

Children Touch mammoth tusks, bear skulls, and more as Sean the Mammoth Hunter talks about life in the Ice Age!

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MCPL DIY
Paper Beads

All-Ages Join us for an evening at the library and learn how to make your very own paper beads.

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Eat Your Veggies Story Time

Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!

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Book Club: "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of this best-selling 2018 novel!

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CANCELED: See the Night Sky Inside the Library!

All-Ages This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 8/15/19, 5–7:30pm @ MCPL Athens

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Tiny Chicken Pin Cushions

Adults Some crafts can be elaborate and intricate, but others can be a fun, relatively simple project - like our chicken pin cushion!

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

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Birch Bark Canoe Decor

Adults Join us at the library and learn how to make a decorative canoe ornament using birch bark, thread, and sticks. Makes a great gift or a unique decoration for your home!

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Autumn Hedgehog Craft

Children Kids can create a cute paper hedgehog during this free craft event!

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