Nat Turner Rebellion poster

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

 

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm

 

Athens educator, writer, and community activist Montu Miller will host a special program, Birth of a Nation, commemorating the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831, and the new film opening later this year.

Nat Turner was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831, that resulted in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people. In retaliation, enraged white militias and mobs killed more than 200 black people in the course of putting down the rebellion. The rebellion and its aftermath fueled the abolitionist movement. Fox Searchlight will release The Birth of a Nation on October 7, 2016.

Montu Miller is the Ambassador of the Athens HipHop Community, co-founder/chief administrator for DMZ Family and ATHfactor Entertainment Group and a dedicated special education paraprofessional (Clarke Central High School). During the 2004 Keep Right Album tour, he traveled the country as an archivist/videographer for musicians KRS-ONE and Ishues.

The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning in cooperation with the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services of the American Library Association, The United Nations Remember Slavery Program and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 613-3650 x343.

The Future is Coming: Planning for Long-Term Care

Alfred E. Fargione

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 pm

Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney Al Fargione discusses steps you can take now that will make an eventual transition into long term care easier for yourself and your loved ones. This program will focus on Medicaid Planning, including a discussion on how to preserve your assets from the Georgia Medicaid Recovery Program making it possible for you to pass them on to your loved ones after you pass; we will also discuss the current estate tax and gift tax laws along with an overview of the basic estate planning documents that every person from middle aged to senior citizen should have in place.

The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 613-3650 x343.

Greetings! Take a look at some of the new videos we have available for your viewing pleasure!

Dr John Campbell speaks about his experiences diving in waters around New Zealand and the Mediterranean, exploring shipwrecks. Dr Campbell is an amateur marine archaeologist who has examined underwater wrecks and other sunken features in France, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, and New Zealand. He is a retired physicist from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, the author of Historic Shipwrecks of the Chatham Islands, Rutherford Scientist Supreme, www.rutherford.org.nz, and the producer of the three-episode documentary Rutherford,the story of Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand’s preeminent nuclear scientist. This program was recorded June 22, 2016, at Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens Georgia.

 

Celebrate 40 years of Terry Kay's writings with the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library! From 1976's The Year the Lights Came On to his latest novel, The King Who Made Paper Flowers, Kay has had an illustrious writing career. The author reads from and discusses his latest novel. Recorded April 17, 2016, at Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens Georgia.

 

As part of Money Smart Week, the Athens-Clarke County Library hosted a forum featuring four women business owners: Monira Silk, Emily Ullrich, India Rows and Cynthia McDonald. Laura Katz of UGA's Small Business Development Center facilitated the forum. After discussing their start-up experiences both good and bad, the women answered questions from the audience. The Program was recorded April 27, 2016 in Athens Georgia.