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Tuesday, December 2

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author: Alan Gratz

    The acclaimed, middle grade author of Samurai Shortstop presents the first book of The League of Seven, an action-packed steampunk series set in an alternative 1875 America.

  • UGA Chapel

    11 a.m. FREE! ihe.uga.edu

    McBee Lecture: Mary Sue Coleman

    Mary Sue Coleman, president emerita of the University of Michigan, will speak on "Public Higher Education in the 21st Century: Can America Continue to Lead?" 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Downstream

    The UGA Willson Center hosts a reception to celebrate the publication of Downstream: A Witherston Murder Mystery by Betty Jean Craige, university professor emerita of comparative literature and former director of the Willson Center.

Wednesday, December 3

3 events

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth

    Monthly open poetry reading. This month's featured reader is Mark Flanigan from Cincinnati.

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! oconeebooks@gmail.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    (1151 Thornwood Dr, Watkinsville) The group will discuss the issues raised in A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It for its last book of 2014. Potluck and discussion will be held at the home of member Pamela Lohr Hendrix.

  • UGA Chapel

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Book Signing

    Ari Kelman presents a program on his recent book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek, which explores the massacre of 1864 and how it should be remembered as the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

Thursday, December 4

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Friday, December 5

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Saturday, December 6

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author: Robbin Shipp

    Justice While Black, a primer on how to navigate the U.S. criminal justice system, explicitly addresses the struggles that African Americans face. The book walks through a stop-and-frisk, an arrest and a trial, providing counsel to the accused and their families.

Sunday, December 7

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    Director of Community Connection Fenwick Broyard will lead a discussion on the many ways Community Connection meets its mission to strengthen the individuals and organizations in our region.

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Book Club

    Attend the first meeting of the library's Beyond the Pages Book Club for a discussion of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Tuesday, December 9

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Making Your Money Last

    Edward Jones financial advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan will host a seminar on managing money in retirement. Lunch will be provided.