Café au Libris: Celeste Headlee

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Café au Libris:
Celeste Headlee

Friday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

Join us for a special Friday night Café au Libris at the Athens-Clarke County Library! Celeste Headlee is the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.

Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. Headlee’s anchoring at NPR includes “The Takeaway," as well as "Tell Me More," "Talk of the Nation," and “Weekend Edition." She has trained journalists through NPR's Next Generation program since 2006. Headlee also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other international networks, and in 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World.

Following her TedxCreativeCoast talk in 2015, featured her presentation, “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation,” which has been viewed more than 11 million times. CNBC voted Celeste as having one of the most watched TED talks in 2016 and Glassdoor named Celeste as having the #1 must-watch TED talk for every recruiter and hiring manager. Now, Headlee speaks to groups across the globe about the art of conversation and focused listening. Her first book, Heard Mentality, was released in May 2016. Her second book, We Need To Talk - How To Have Conversation That Matter is a practical guide to the lost art of conversation and will be released by Harper Wave on September 19, 2017.

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Café au Libris: Hugh Acheson

Thursday, October 19
7:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

Hugh Acheson will be visiting the library to talk about his new book: The Chef and the Slow Cooker.

"You’ve never seen a slow cooker do this before... It slices! It dices! Ok, a slow cooker doesn’t do any of these things, but what it can do might still surprise you. As chef Hugh Acheson shows you, you can use it to poach fish, to steam-roast a chicken or leg of lamb, to make intense stocks and broths, and of course to braise the most tender short ribs. All while giving you the ability to walk away and live your life while dinner readies itself. That’s still a pretty good trick, isn’t it?"

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Hugh Acheson is a chef and food writer who lives in Athens, GA. He is the chef/owner/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants 5&10 and The National, the Atlanta restaurants Empire State South, First & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Stand, and coffee shop Spiller Park Coffee. His cookbook, A NEW TURN in the SOUTH won the award for Best Cookbook in the field of “American Cooking” by the James Beard Foundation in 2012. His second cookbook is PICK a PICKLE, and his third, THE BROAD FORK, was released in the spring of 2015. Food & Wine Magazine named him Best New Chef way back in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. His thoughts about Canada, college football, crappy television, current events, politics, and old Far Side comics can be found on Twitter and on Instagram @hughacheson.

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Café au Libris:
Jason Thrasher

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Thursday, November 16
7:00 p.m.

ATHENS POTLUCK is a "stream of consciousness" journey through the wildly diverse music scene of Athens, Georgia. Photographer Jason Thrasher chose the first of 33 musicians to be photographed at home, with each subsequent artist choosing the next, creating a rare glimpse into the interconnected and often private lives of Athens musicians.

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Café au Libris:
Joan C. Curtis

Tuesday, November 28
7:00 p.m.
In Multipurpose Room A

Joan C. Curtis is an award-winning writer who has published seven books and numerous stories. Readers compare her to the Book cover.great Southern writer, Fanny Flagg. “She writes characters and a story that will stay with you.” Her debut mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, won the Royal Palm Literary Award in 2015. The e-Murderer: Book 1 Jenna Scali Mysteries won the Gold from the Global EBook Awards 2016. Her newest release, Murder on Moonshine Hill: Book 2 Jenna Scali Mysteries, is a finalist in the Global EBook Awards for Mystery.

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Café au Libris:
Dr. Allan M. Armitage

Thursday, December 7
7:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

From teaching to trialing, breeding and developing plants to writing texts, Armitage’s adventures have added up Book 30 years of an unrivaled passion for horticulture and teaching those who love to learn. He’s known as the perennials guru of the South, but Armitage has touched nearly every sector of the plant industry. The author of 13 books on topics ranging from geranium growing manuals for growers to encyclopedias about annuals and perennials, to stories about the origins of plants and people who discovered them, his enthusiasm is inspiring and contagious.

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