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Events: Athens

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Virtual Story Time

Children Just because MCPL is currently closed doesn't mean we can't share stories with each other: Join us for virtual story time!

  • Mon., 3/30/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Find Your Next Book With MCPL & Facebook

Adults Drop-in Let us help you find your next book on Facebook! While Facebook won't tell you what to read next, ask us for recommendations during this special social media event.

  • Tue., 3/31/20, 13 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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Aquarium Trivia for Kids!

Children Kids can learn about the aquarium at the library during this virtual trivia event!

  • Wed., 4/1/20, 22:30 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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CANCELED: Play & Learn

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
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CANCELED: Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 1–4 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
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CANCELED: Knitting Without Needles

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 3:30–5 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Family Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
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CANCELED: DIY Headphone Organizer

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 6–7 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Author D. Strack: The Do's & Don'ts of Writing a Book

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 2–3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Earth Day Story Time & Stained Glass Craft

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 10:30–11:30 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Kid-Made Flower Cards

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caretakers are welcome to create handmade cards at the Athens branch during the week of May 4th - 9th!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this best-selling mystery novel!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Endangered Species Craft Day

Children Learn more about some of our planet's endangered species - including the efforts of a local couple to help baby turtles in Mexico! - and make some fun crafts, too!

  • Fri., 5/15/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Beginning Beekeeping

Adults If you've considered beekeeping as a source for fresh honey, or to support a population of important pollinators, join us to learn the basics to get started!

  • Sat., 5/16/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Maple Seed Dragonflies

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by creating your own version of one of summer's prettiest insects - the dragonfly!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Athens

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DIY Mosaic Art

Adults Registration Adults are invited to the library to create their own mosaic art!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 13:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this best-selling sequel by Margaret Atwood!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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3D Paper Castles

Children Drop-in Design and build your own castle using a variety of paper!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Zoozort

Children All ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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MCPL DIY
Gnome & Toadstool Craft Week

Kids & Adults Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe at the library to create a unique craft or two!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Kids Craft Week: DIY Unicorns

Children Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn during this craft event!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Jennifer Weiner!

  • Thu., 7/9/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Fiber Arts Fashion Show

Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Kids Craft Week: Dragon Eyes

Children Drop-in Craft dragon during this free week-long event!

  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Dinosaurs & Dragons

Children Did you know that dragons, the Cyclops, griffins, and many other mythological creatures were all inspired by real fossils? Join us to learn more during this fun hands-on presentation!

  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Kids Craft Week: Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Drop-in Craft your own dragon during this week-long event!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Athens

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DIY Wind Chimes

All-Ages Drop-in Make your own set of wind chimes using natural materials!

  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author J. Ryan Stradal!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Louise Erdrich!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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