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    Monday: 3:00PM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 1:00PM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 2:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Sunday: Closed
  • Contact Information

    D.R. Evarts Library
    80 Second St
    Athens, NY 12015
    Phone: 518-945-1417
    Fax: 518-945-1725
    Email: d.r.evartslibrary@gmail.com
  • Upcoming Events

    • April 24, 2014
      Beau the Therapy Dog will be here
      4:30 pm

    • May 1, 2014
      Qigong Classes
      10:00 am

    • May 2, 2014
      Tiny Tales Story Hour
      10:30 am

    • May 3, 2014
      D.R. Evarts Library Annual Clean Up Day
      9:00 am

    • May 8, 2014
      Qigong Classes
      10:00 am

Qigong Classes

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Discover an ancient Chinese system of energy cultivation via gentle movement and breathing exercises with expert instructor Jim O'Rourke.

Free classes for adults will be held every Thursday morning starting May 1 from 10am to 11:30am at the D.R. Evarts Library located on the corner of Second and North Church Streets in the Village of Athens.

To sign up for this program, please call (518)945-1417.

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eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids. Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children's section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid's eReading Room.

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Athens Book Club Selections

The Athens Book Group is starting 2014 off with a number of great books.  The Book Group selections for the coming months are:
April 28, 2014- The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
The River of Doubt is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world.  After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon.  Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Candido Mariano da Silva Rondo, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it.  In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.  Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships.  The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.
May 19, 2014 - Suite Française by Irene Nemorovsky
 Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940.   Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control.   As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without food; a couple is terrified at the thought of losing their jobs, even as their world begins to fall apart. Moving on to a provincial village now occupied by German soldiers, the locals must learn to coexist with the enemy—in their town, their homes, even in their hearts.When Irène Némirovsky began working on Suite Française, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. For sixty-four years, this novel remained hidden and unknown.
June 30, 2014         Dear Life by Alice Munro
In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate. Her characters are flawed and fully human: a soldier returning from war and avoiding his fiancée, a wealthy woman deciding whether to confront a blackmailer, an adulterous mother and her neglected children, a guilt-ridden father, a young teacher jilted by her employer. Illumined by Munro’s unflinching insight, these lives draw us in with their quiet depth and surprise us with unexpected turns. And while most are set in her signature territory around Lake Huron, some strike even closer to home: an astonishing suite of four autobiographical tales offers an unprecedented glimpse into Munro’s own childhood. Exalted by her clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, Dear Life shows how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.
July 28, 2014                    And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
 
The Athens Book Group meets in the basement of the D.R. Evarts Library on the last Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  We encourage you to join us for an evening of good company and lively discussion.
 

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Tiny Tales Preschool Story Hour

Get moving at our library with stories, songs and silly fun that builds upon your child's language and motor skills.  Little ones and their grownups are encouraged to become actively involved in the stories and activities presented by Mrs. Levin and Ms. Reed.  This FREE program is offered every 1st and 3rd Friday morning from 10:30am to 11:30am.
AGE:  Open to all children up to the age of 5 years old
PROGRAM DATES:  April 18, and May 2, 16, 2014  k11824622
   

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Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

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