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February is Library Lover's Month! The library offers many services in additions to books and all for free! Want to find out how much you save by using your local library? Try our Library Value Calculator. And please post your results on Facebook.

In celebration of Library Lover's Month, the Athens Regional Library System is running a special promotion in February. If you haven't stopped by to see us for a while because you have high fines on your library card, WE WANT YOU BACK!

If you owe $50 or more on your library card, come to your local branch and pay half your fine. We'll forgive the other half! You'll be able to fully enjoy all the library has to offer again!

This promotion is only for patrons who have cards issued through the Athens Regional Library System, and it's only available through the end of February.

HURRY! Call your local library if you have questions. Please spread the word to your family and friends!

Indie Author Marketplace/Book Fair

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Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Indie Author marketplace has burgeoned in recent times. Never before in publishing history have so many hopeful and aspiring writers and authors had the opportunity and resources to self-publish. Traditional publishing houses, the ‘Big Six’, are very limited in the types of books they market and sell, thus blocking hopeful authors from ever publishing and receiving the added publicity in the marketplace.

Why do Indie Authors matter? All of us have stories to tell. Talented writers find themselves frustrated finding a good literary agent, or finding a large publishing house that will accept their manuscripts. With the ability to self-publish, and work hard to get their books into the hands of avid readers, authors are finding a new niche in the publishing world. Small publishing companies are also on the rise. The Athens-Clarke County Library will host Athens’ first ever Indie Author Marketplace & Fair on Saturday, February 18th, from 11 AM to 3 PM. During that time, we invite all book readers and lovers to visit our local author booths and peruse the abundance of books and talk to the authors about the stories behind those books.

Following the marketplace there will be a three-author symposium from 3:30—4:30 PM. The authors will discuss their experiences with self-publishing. A reception will take place at 4:30 PM. Read Local! Support our local authors!

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