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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun.-Tue., 12/24-12/26.

Events: Athens


Needle Arts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of working on knitting projects and socializing at MCPL! And it's not just for knitters - crocheters and other fans of the needle arts are invited, too!
More events in this series (23). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Crafts Holiday Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Book Club: "Silent Night: The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce" by Stanley Weintraub

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about when men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms on Christmas Eve and joined in celebration during World War I. New members always welcome!
Book Club Athens Adults

Craft a Paper Aquarium!

Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Activities Animals Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Join us every Tuesday afternoon to socialize with other like-minded fans of fiber arts like knitting and crocheting. Bring friends or make new ones!
More events in this series (12). » Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Community Athens Adults

Book Club: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

Thu., 1/11/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event A lively discussion of Ransom Riggs' incredibly popular book - popular with all ages!
Book Club Athens Adults

Family Story Time

Children's Event 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.
More events in this series (170). » Story Time Athens Children

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (14). » Games Crafts Activities Athens Adults

"Love in Six Words" Story Contest

Mon., 1/29/18 - Fri., 2/9/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in Show us what love means to you in six words with the return of our "Love in Six Words" story contest. Three entries per person, top five get shared in the library and on social media.
Activities Holiday Writing Contest None 0 All Locations Adults

Book Club: "The Spy" by Paulo Coelho

Thu., 2/8/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book about Mata Hari, an exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed as a spy during World War I.
Book Club Athens Adults

Create a Valentine!

Adult Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Create A Valentine Athens Adults Children Teens Tweens

Brown Bag Puppets

Fri., 3/9/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can make their own puppets out of brown paper lunch bags and a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children

Pipe Cleaner Creations

Mon., 4/2/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make a variety of imaginative creations using pipe cleaners! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Adults Tweens Teens

Make a Mini Journal

Thu., 5/3/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages are invited to make and decorate their own mini journals using a variety of craft supplies at our Athens Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Athens Adults Children Teen Tweens