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Branch Profile: MCPL Athens

May 25, 2011

It's springtime! Gardeners have been waiting for the warm weather to get outside and work in the soil that has been buried beneath this year's heavy blanket of snow. Now would be a good time to visit the Athens Library for an excellent selection of gardening books. We have all you need from planning, to planting, weeding, pruning, controlling insects and pests, and harvesting.  Make the library your first stop for outdoor projects.

(Find it in the Library Catalog: Gardening Books)

While you are here, check out the bird books.  With spring comes the return of many of our songbirds or birds that are just passing through on their way farther north. We have many books to help you identifying that new bird in your backyard, or to show you how to build bird feeders or birdhouses.

(Find it in the Library Catalog: Bird Books)

After May 10th, we're taking a break from storytimes until next fall.  Instead, we will be focusing on our Summer Library Program, with the theme “One World, Many Stories.” With the rising gas prices, why not travel the world by way of the Library's programs this summer? The Athens Library's line-up includes Bruce Hetzler (5/29, 10am), Bill Kehl (7/13, 2pm) and Tracy Chipman (7/27, 10 pm).  Plus, children are invited to make “international” crafts every week!

(Summer Library Program (SLP) 2011)

While at the Athens Library you can browse our collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. If you don't find what you need, reserve your item from our online catalog. We offer free WI-FI and high speed internet service, and we have a copy machine and fax service. Monthly book clubs, book sales, Older American Day programs, Teen Read Week, National Library Week and storytimes for preschoolers are some of the programs that are offered during the year.

(from the MCPL Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2011)