Athens-Clarke County Library

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

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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.

winter holidays

Closed for Winter Holidays: December 24-26

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed December 24 through December 26, for the holidays. Regular hours resume on December 27. Happy Holidays from everyone at the library!

Athens, GA: Inside/Out

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Athens, GA: Inside/Out: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:30 pm 

Appleton Auditorium

Panel:

Vanessa Briscoe Hay
William Orten (“Ort”) Carlton
Bill Cody
Bob Hay

Please join us at the library for a very special evening on October 16: We will present a screening of the iconic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out at 6:30 in the Appleton Auditorium. The film documents the Athens music scene during its nascent era during the early- and mid-1980s, and features vintage footage of legendary bands The B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon, Love Tractor, as well as Howard Finster, Ort, and many more.

Producer Bill Cody will be on hand to introduce the film, and he will bring some clips with him from Athens, GA/Thirty Years On…, the sequel to Inside/Out - an update featuring not just music, but also the new political landscape, the beginnings of racial reconciliation downtown, and strong women.

Following the screening, we will have a panel discussion featuring some of the people in the original film: Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon), Bob Hay (Squalls), Ort, and others.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information call (706)613-3650 or visit www.athenslibrary.org/athens. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Tracing History (Quiet Gallery)

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Nancy Kissane
Exhibition • Quiet Gallery • October 13—November 24, 2019
Reception/Lecture • Appleton Auditorium • Sunday, October 13 • 3:00 pm

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

Medieval churches throughout Great Britain, Scotland, and Europe contain a range of treasures which provide unique and interesting artifacts of excellent craftsmanship. Of particular interest are engraved brass plaques, since they were laid down inside of the churches as portraits in memory of the deceased. Memorial brasses are tombstones that were engraved on brass plates and laid into stone.

Are you interested in seeing a true reproduction of a medieval knight's armor? Monumental memorial plaques are found on churches beginning in 12th century England. Rubbings are done on site at these churches and they depict knights, priests, women in full regalia and costumes of the times. Mrs. Nancy Kissane lived in England in 1969, where she did rubbings from various churches in Cambridgeshire.

Brass rubbings are a method of reproducing, on paper, monumental brasses found across Western Europe. These reproductions are made by taping a large piece of paper across the brass, then rubbing carefully and smoothly with a piece of heelball, a hard wax mixed with lampblack, across the entire brass. This action transfers the texture of the image onto the paper.

Time, erosion, and even theft have caused restricted access to some of these monumental memorial plaques. Come see these beautiful and unique rubbings at the Athens-Clarke County Library and see a piece of history, immortalized in these beautiful plaques, from a long time ago.

The exhibition and lecture are 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.

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