Counterculture Eyewitness: Firsthand Recollections of Woodstock, The March on Washington, and Kent State

Alan Densen

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 pm

The cusp of the 1960s/1970s was fraught with turmoil and dissent; the war in Vietnam was still raging and young men were being drafted; astronauts had walked on the moon; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, among others, were assassinated. Times were changing, and the era has a number of important cultural touchstones that help define it; among them are Woodstock, the Moratorium March on Washington, and the shootings at Kent State. Join us on January 26 as Alan Densen brings to the library stories of his personal experiences at all three of these events.

Family Movie Day

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

Tuesday, December 27 • 2:00 pm

Ready to get out of the house after a long holiday season? Athens-Clarke County Library offers you a respite from all the hoopla with Family Movie Day in the Appleton Auditorium on Boxing Day +1, December 27.

Bring your children or grandchildren to see a great 1945 award-winning musical; the film is the story of four sisters and the events in their lives during the 1903 Christmas season, and the score features half a dozen classic songs that you will instantly recognize. We’ll begin with a karaoke singalong of some of the songs in the movie and some vintage cartoons, and we’ll have a drawing for prizes and serve light refreshments. Join us for an afternoon of light-hearted fun for the family! Miss Rebecca from the Oconee County Library will be the MC.

Come join us at the library on Saturday afternoon, December 10, at 2:00 pm for an afternoon of beautiful music and crafts as we celebrate the different facets of the season. You can visit the Appleton Auditorium and hear a two-hour concert featuring solo artists and groups singing seasonal Indian music, Christmas carols, and songs of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

In Multipurpose Rooms B & C (adjacent to the Auditorium) we will have demonstrations of different seasonal crafts you can learn and create on the spot, such as bow tying, ornament making, and assembling an inexpensive present. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and snack with us and observe the holiday of your choice, or all of them!