Come join us at Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, for an afternoon of beautiful music, storytelling and crafts as we celebrate the different facets of the season.
You can visit the Appleton Auditorium and hear local storytellers spinning tales about Hanukkah and Christmas at 2:00 p.m., listen to the The Green Flag Band performing Christmas music at 3:00 p.m., and in Multipurpose Rooms B & C we will be creating holiday crafts at 4:00 p.m. with which you can decorate your home.
You’ll hear a pair of festive tales beginning at 2:00 p.m. David Oates will read A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, an anecdotal reminiscence of a Christmas from the viewpoint of a young boy, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. Lizz Bernstein will read Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel, featuring the prominent Jewish folk hero and trickster figure Hershel of Ostropol.
Enjoy a free, festive Live! @ the Library concert at 3:00 p.m. featuring The Green Flag Band, an Athens-based acoustic music ensemble that stays close to the heart of traditional Irish and other Celtic music. The band features Carl Rapp on fiddle, Dave Coons on guitar and vocals, Ken Ross on accordion, and Julia McDermott on hammered dulcimer and vocals.
Following the concert, you’re invited to Multipurpose Rooms A & B to make holiday crafts presented by Michaels, while supplies last.
Live at The Library is sponsored by The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. The programs are free and open to the public. Masks are required in the library.