Athens-Clarke County Library

Address

2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.

Athens in Our Lifetimes Film Panel

Athens in Our Lifetime Flyer Text in Body of Post Athens in Our Lifetimes
Recalling the Evolution of Our Town Over The Last Six Decades
Kathy Prescott, Grady Thrasher, Matt DeGennaro

Saturday, September 28, 2019 • 2:30 pm

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Athens in Our Lifetimes is a documentary about the lives and times of Athenians during the last six decades, detailing the twists and turns our town has taken over the years, and providing an oral history of Athens from the 1960s until now. Athens residents, producers and directors Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher, along with photographer and digital editor Matt DeGennaro, trace the evolution of Athens as a community, told by ninety Athenians from different walks of life interviewed about their experiences living here.

Prescott, Thrasher & DeGennaro first worked together on The World’s Smallest Airport, a film about Grady’s family who developed an aerial circus at Athens-Ben Epps Airport in 1945, and became nationally known as they toured up and down the east coast. Prescott and Thrasher’s company is Sunnybank Films, and they later hatched the idea for Athens in Our Lifetimes, which was released in 2017. It is having its premiere ACC Library screening on September 28 at 2:30 pm, and Grady and Kathy will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience.

This screening marks the dedication of the Appleton Auditorium’s recent renovation. We now have a much larger and brighter screen, a new projector with 4K capability, new speakers, and upgraded hardware, all making for a much more enjoyable film experience at the library, which you can look forward to more frequently in the future. We are grateful for the generous gift Kathy and Grady made to the library that has enabled us to make these improvements.

The program is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is free and open to the public, Call (706) 613-3650, extension 343, or visit www.athenslibrary.org/rslathens for more details. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Meet the Author: Ellen Hopkins

ellen hopkinsThursday, September 19, 2019 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Ellen Hopkins is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of 14 books for teens. She is known for her hard-hitting approach to the difficult issues facing teens today. Her emotional work inspires, comforts and give voice to many of her readers’ experiences. Ellen will join us to share her story, meet fans and talk about her latest book, People Kill People. Books will be available for purchase and signing. You won’t want to miss this event!

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