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Join Together: A Multiethnic Afternoon of Peace, Music & Holiday Crafts

Athens-Clarke County Library • Appleton Auditorium • Multipurpose Rooms B & C

2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650 x343

Sunday, December 10, 2:30 pm

Come join us at the library on Sunday afternoon, December 10, at 2:30 pm for our second annual Join Together: A Multiethnic Afternoon of Peace, Music & Holiday Gifts. it will be 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 concert featuring solo artists and groups singing Christmas carols, songs celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice and more.

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!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping Skills and Support

Paige Powell & Kelli McCain

Athens-Clarke County • Library Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650 x343

 
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

Athens-Clarke County Library, in cooperation with the Athens Community Council on Aging, is pleased to present Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, postponed from an earlier date, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 30. 

Children are being raised by grandparents in greater numbers than ever before. According to the 2009 American Community Survey, approximately 102,000 grandparents in Georgia were responsible for raising their grandchildren. These new households represent a transfer of child-rearing responsibilities from an absent or incapacitated parent to an older adult.



Grandparent caregivers may also face a number of challenges, such as emotional, social, financial, and legal issues, as well as poverty, poor health, delaying retirement, inadequate housing, loss of personal freedom, and a host of other issues. On November 30 Paige Powell, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Director from the Athens Community Council on Aging, will give us some coping methods for this difficult role, and tell us about the resources available at the Council on Aging. She will be joined by Kelli McCain, ACCA Outreach Coordinator.

Mrs. Powell is a UGA graduate, and has done social work in the Athens area for nearly 10 years. Since 2009, she has been the Program Director for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program in Northeast Georgia and Barrow/Walton counties, where she implements services to intergenerational caregiver families. Ms. McCain is the current Membership Chair for the Emerging Leaders of the United Way of Northeast Georgia and has served as the Chairperson of the Northeast Georgia Business Advisory Council. She was the 2013 recipient of the Georgia Society of Association Executive’s Chair Award, and is a frequent speaker at community events.