To Your Health: Medicare Explained

Kristi Bates


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

Thursday, September 28 • 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, September 28 at the library for an overview of the Medicare program by Kristi Bates from GeorgiaCares, the independent Medicare experts. You will learn about the different parts of Medicare, supplemental insurance & advantage plans, resources to assist in choosing a plan, how to save money on prescriptions, and more. Whether you are just approaching Medicare age or have been using Medicare for years, this program will offer up-to-date information to help you get the most out of your health insurance benefits. After the presentation, there will be time to meet one-on-one with a GeorgiaCares counselor.

Ms Bates grew up in Atlanta, and moved to Athens to attend the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology. She works at the Athens Community Council on Aging as the GeorgiaCares Coordinator, a program that offers free, unbiased information about Medicare. She has been with the ACCA since June 2015 and is fluent in Medicare’s complexities. Kristi and a team of volunteers provide one-on-one counseling and group education & outreach to Medicare beneficiaries in twelve counties of Northeast Georgia.


Live at The Library: Outersea

Athens-Clarke County Library • Appleton Auditorium • 2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650

Sunday, September 10, 3:00 pm

Indulge your inner surf monster dreams with OUTERSEA at the Athens Regional Library on Sunday September 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

Outersea is psychedelic surf rock from Athens, GA. Born from submarine martial din of countless internecine struggles between the Sahuagin and Kuo Toa, these unclaimed children of Can, The Plugz, and the Mermen lurk deep in the undersea, plotting their next move. Featuring current and former members of Maximum Busy Muscle, Grape Soda, Hot Fudge, and Dark Meat, Outersea weld surf music to space rock and kick it into the dirt.

Thrill to Christina Rowland on synths and vocals, Lydia Brambila on guitar and vocals, Jason Roach on bass, Kris Deason on guitar, and Mat Lewis on drums.

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


Athens Then and Now: What a Difference 100 Years Can Make
A Photo History by Gary Doster 


Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, August 30 • 7:00 pm

Photo archivist and Athens historian Gary Doster will draw from his sizable collection of Athens images on Wednesday, August 30 at the library to show houses, other structures, and scenes around town that no longer exist. Each will be followed by a photo of what the location looks like now, showing the vast changes that have taken place. It will be a trip by postcard through the distant and more recent past, accompanied by reminiscences and commentary. Audience participation is encouraged!

Gary L. Doster, a native of Athens, Georgia, is the author of From Abbeville to Zebulon, Early Post Card Views of Georgia, published by the University of Georgia Press, and A Post Card History of Athens, Georgia published by the Athens Historical Society. He is also the author of six other Georgia history books, Dear Sallie… The Letters of Confederate Private James Jewel, and he is a contributor to the mammoth anthology The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia.