Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.–Mon., 8/31–9/2.

Events: Athens

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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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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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Watercolor Tile Art

Adults & Teens Drop-in Looking to add a splash of color to your home? Adults and Teens are welcome to join us at the library to create unique watercolor tile art!

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Book Club: "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of Benedict's latest riveting novel. New people are always welcome!

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Passport Event

All-Ages Drop-in Residents of Athens and its surrounding communities will have a chance to apply for a U.S. passport locally during a special one-day-only application event!

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Therapy Dog Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time and learn all about the world of a therapy dog!

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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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Craft Felties!

Teens Drop-in Teens who can sew a stitch, and have even a little imagination, can create a feltie! (And if you can't sew a stitch, we'll show you how!)

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Building Challenge Week

Children Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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So Simple Mittens

Adults Stop by the library during our monthly Needle Arts group and learn how to create your very own knitted or crocheted mittens.

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Craft Supply Swap Day

Adults Bring items to swap and trade during this free craft supply swap!

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Family Pajama Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time filled with relaxing stories, music and movement - pajamas, blankets and stuffed animals encouraged!

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Popsicle Puppets

Children Drop-in Make your own puppets, action figures or fashion dolls during this drop-in event!

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Book Club: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of this classic novel!

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Monster Mash Story Time

Children Join us for a fun and silly Halloween-themed story time, featuring music, crafts and more!

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Book Club: "The Children" by Ann Leary

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this contemporary fiction novel!

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Book Club: "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of this classic novel!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies!

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