Spring Book Sale - March 15-18

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The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library invite you to their Spring Book Sale, March 16-18! There will be thousands of gently used titles to choose from! The sale will take place in the library's Multipurpose Rooms:

  • Wednesday, March 15: 2-6 p.m. (Members Only preview. Join at the door!)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. (open to the public)
  • Thursday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Fill a bag for $10 ALL DAY!)

All proceeds benefit the library. Free and open to the public (except members only preview).


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Upcoming Event: Café au Libris with Patricia Bell-Scott

Saturday, March 25, 3:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium


“Masterful. . . . Powerful and important.” - Boston Globe

“Bold, fast-paced, and vividly written, Patricia Bell-Scott's dual portrait of Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt significantly enhances the story of two luminous activists who learned much from each other across the color line.” —Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: I, II, and III.

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library are thrilled to present an afternoon with Patricia Bell-Scott, who will discuss her award-winning book, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice.

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This groundbreaking biography tells the story of how Pauli Murray, a brilliant writer-turned-activist, who was the granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives, enriched the conversation about race, and added vital fuel to the movement for human rights in America.

The book has received much praise, including Booklist's Best Adult Nonfiction Book for 2016, Kirkus Reviews' Best Nonfiction Book for 2016, and the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Book for 2016. It was also named a finalist for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, among other accolades.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. A reception will follow. You won't want to miss this event!

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