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Events: Athens

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.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! Play & Learn features a different theme each week, followed by songs and activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Needle 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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DIY Masquerade Masks

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Make your own masquerade masks using a variety of craft supplies at the library!

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Monster Mash Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a fun, silly and not too-spooky Halloween-themed story time, featuring music, crafts and more!

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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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Woodland Wreaths

Adult Event Drop-in Make your own festive woodland wreath using branches and twigs during this DIY event at the library!

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Book Club: "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this book, about four siblings who learn the exact date that they each will die and how this information affects the course of their lives.

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Craft Night: Fiber Coiling Workshop

Adult Event Want to make a small basket or bowl to keep your things in? Or use your imagination to create a unique small fiber sculpture? Adults can learn the ancient technique of fiber art basket-making!

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Letters To Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at the library this holiday season!

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Give Thanks for Story Time!

Children's Event Fall is a time to be thankful, and we're celebrating how thankful we are with stories and crafts!

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Paper Snowflake Designs

All-Ages Event Drop-in Turn the library into a winter wonderland by making paper snowflakes and other winter designs!

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Teen Book Club: "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Pfeffer

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this teen romance, about a teen girl and her family, who struggle after a meteor hits the earth.

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Knitting Without Needles

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own knitted accessories by finger knitting and arm knitting at the library!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Holiday Story Time

Children's Event Kids and families can hear Winter and holiday-themed stories and can make festive crafts!

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Teen Book Club: "The Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book, about a girl who tries to rescue her baby brother from an invasion in Fairyland.

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Health and Wellness Club: Cures For The Winter Blues

Adult Event Start the new year off right with a discussion of health and wellness goals, natural remedies and more!

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Book Club: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "A Man Called Ove," about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.

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Pete the Cat Story Time

Children's Event Kids and families can attend this Pete the Cat-themed story time at the library!

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Homemade Pine Cone Fire Starters

Adult Event Learn how to use pine cones as a natural fire starter during this free event!

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Penguin Puppet Craft Day

Children's Event Hear penguin stories and make a cute puppet craft during this free family event!

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Create a Valentine!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.

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