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The Friends is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that supports the library in numerous ways - hosting Café au Libris author events, Live@the Library concert series, and book sales at the Athens-Clarke Library. Additionally, they provide supplemental funding for a wide array of programs such as the Summer Reading program.  Interested in joining the Friends? Need to know more about a Friends' sponsored program? Call the library at (706) 613-3650.

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Café au Libris with Andrew Mack, March 22

author photoThe Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library invite you to a virtual evening with author Andrew Mack on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Mack will discuss his latest book, BELINEA: Season One - The Mission. This sci-fi odyssey is a political thriller told in the styling of a television screenplay. Five eight episode seasons lay out the story of the Belineans on Earth, and how humans assert themselves in the galaxy. book cover

After a pandemic decimates the population, Earth is saved by a galactic species, the Belineans. As the leaders of a galactic Council, the Belineans exert their power with an advanced, expensive military. One human, a junior ambassador to the Council, is determined to gain more independence for Earth. He pleads his case, but mysterious groups are determined to stop him from speaking.

Andrew Mack is a twenty year plus hospitality veteran that has seen and heard every story imaginable. Belinea is a screenplay made for television, the idea being five seasons of eight to ten episodes. The story has been rattling around in his brain for over thirty years.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Please visit https://athenslibrary.libcal.com/event/7513578 to register or to find more information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. 

Virtual Café au Libris with Susan Meissner, February 15

Susan MeissnerJoin us Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Café au Libris with bestselling author Susan Meissner, discussing her latest book, The Nature of Fragile Things. This captivating historical novel highlights a significant moment in San Francisco’s history, the destructive Great Earthquake of 1906, and one woman’s journey of rebuilding in its wake. book cover

From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and motherly love, and the power of female solidarity.

 

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Please visit https://athenslibrary.libcal.com/event/7381117 to register or to find more information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. 

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