Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.
Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. See website for a list of open exhibits.
Kelly Cassidy demonstrates how to relax and have fun while drawing simple, structured patterns. For teens and adults.
Bring your pajama-clad kids in for a set of stories and a bedtime snack.
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.
Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
KARAOKE Every Thursday!
KARAOKE Every Thursday!
Personalized instruction available for various computer topics.
Learn how to join pieces and sew seams. You will be introduced to different types of seam stitches: mattress stitch, backstitch, kitchener stitch and three-needle bind off. RSVP.
The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. www.athenslibrary.org/athens
With instructor Sarah Dunning.
Fifty trees decorated by local businesses will be on view Dec. 12–18 as part of Christmas at the Classic Center. Guests can bid throughout the week or at this official bidding ceremony and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People.
OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
CLASSIC CITY 12-PACK Three groups of local songwriters perform originals and covers. Featuring Dave Marr, Betsy Franck, Don Chambers, Vaughn Lamb, Tedo Stone, McKendrick Bearden, Drew Beskin, Hunter Morris, T. Hardy Morris, Thomas Johnson, Payton Bradford and Thayer Sarrano. See Calendar Pick on p. 22.
PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.
REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.
CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local jazz bassist leads his new trio through an evening of music.
CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.
REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. This is a special Christmas show.
Stand-up comedy open mic with headliner Kelly Spillman. Spillman is moving to LA and this is her farewell show. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh.
Hosted by Dirty South Trivia.
A group of captured U.S. airmen attempt to escape a German prisoner of war camp in late December, 1944.
Watch a movie with the library. This month's choice will have a holiday theme.