Athens-Clarke County Library


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606


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.
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Word Magic: A Poetry Workshop

Word Magic: A Poetry Workshop by David Oates, Host of "Wordland" on WUGA FM

August 17, 2019 (Multipurpose Room C)
August 24, 2019 (Multipurpose Room B)
August 31, 2019 (Multipurpose Room A)

3 Saturdays, 3–5 pm

Always wanted to try your hand at poetry?

David Oates will lead this workshop with examples from his own and others’ work and exercises to help you get into the flow of writing poems.

Mr. Oates has 30 years experience teaching writing, has had three books published, and his work has appeared in many magazines He is the host and producer of “Wordland” on WUGA FM. Oates received his master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois—Chicago.

The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is free and open to the public, however seating is limited so please call (706) 613-3650, extension 343, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Aikido Workshop: The Way of Harmony

Monday, July 15, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Multipurpose Room C)Akido

Monday, July 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Multipurpose Room B)

John Smartt of Smartt Aikido will teach a workshop on the art of Aikido, the world’s only non-violent self defense art. Learn the three pillars of basic aikido training: mind-set, vitality and physical technique. John will also go through some basic vitality exercises and demonstrate some light physical techniques that illustrate the mind-set of aikido: non-resistance, right relationship, engagement, balance, letting go, and win/win follow through. These programs are for all ages! Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning. For information, call 706.613.3650, ext. 343.

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