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Events: Athens

Library Paper Flower Garden

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate summer by helping the library "cultivate" a colorful paper flower garden! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Family Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in 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 and Learn

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 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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Read Books and Juggle Everything Else

Children's Event Drop-in Truly Remarkable Loon will thrill everyone with his awe-inspiring juggling skills and throw in a few lessons for how to get started!

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Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Children's Event Drop-in We're celebrating the "T" in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by offering young people the chance to try out all sorts of cool gadgets!

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Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a lively discussion of R.J. Palacio's best-selling novel, as well as relevant issues raised in the book.

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Summer Craft: Handmade Maracas

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own handmade maracas! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Cribbage Week

Adult Event Drop-in It's Cribbage week all week in Athens! Drop by with a friend or challenge someone in the library to a game. Cards and boards provided

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Summer Craft: Marching Ants

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own crafted ants! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Summer Craft: Dino Buddies!

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to craft their own dinosaur! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Book Club: "A Gentleman In Moscow" by Amor Towles

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.

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Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Scrabble Week

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!

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Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at the library! All ages welcome.

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Afternoon Poetry Workshop

Adult Event Drop-in Are you a poet? Or do you love to write and are looking for an opportunity to enhance your writing skills with that certain creative touch? We are here to help! Join us at the library for an afternoon with poet Dawn Anderson.

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Book Club: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a discussion of this book, about an architect who is hired to design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish citizen hiding from the Nazis.

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Fall Leaves Fall

Children's Event Drop-in Autumn leaves are falling down! Join us for a special story time and help us welcome in the colorful Autumn season with songs, crafts and games.

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Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

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Book Club: "The Bright Hour" by Nina Riggs

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Bright Hour," about a woman's journey living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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