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    Monday: 1:00PM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 1:00PM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 3:30PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Sunday: Closed
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    D.R. Evarts Library
    80 Second St
    Athens, NY 12015
    Phone: 518-945-1417
    Fax: 518-945-1725
    Email: director@drevartslibrary.org

  • Upcoming Events

    • March 6, 2015
      Tech Help

    • March 9, 2015
      In Stitches
      6:30 pm

    • March 10, 2015
      Tiny Tales
      10:30 am

    • March 10, 2015
      Library Board Meeting
      7:00 pm

    • March 11, 2015
      Tech Help

New Books for March

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NYPD Red 3 - James Patterson


Someone is Watching - Joy Fielding


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania - Erik Larson


Endangered - C.J. Box


The Cavendon Women - Barbara Taylor Bradford


Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule - Jennifer Chiaverini


The Stranger - Harlan Coben


The Assassin - Clive Cussler


Cold Betrayal - J.A. Jance


World Gone By - Dennis Lehane


Her - Harriet Lane


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind


Vanishing Girls - Lauren Oliver


The Whites - Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt


The Angel Court Affair - Anne Perry



New Books for February

New Books for February
Click on an image to reserve a copy online:

Black River - S. M. Hulse
Black River

The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
boston girl

Cold Cold Heart - Tami Hoag
cold cold heart

The Distance: A Thriller - Helen Giltrow

The Escape - David Baldacci

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Insatiable Appetites - Stuart Woods
insatiable appetites

It Was Me All Along: A Memoir - Andie Mitchell

The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth - Christopher Scotton


An announcement from the Board of Trustees….

Welcome our new director, Jake Widrick


The Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Widrick as the new library director. Jake recently completed his Master of Science in Information Science at SUNY Albany. He finished his undergraduate work at Skidmore College in Saratoga and spent several years in business before returning to graduate school to complete his studies. Jake is enthusiastic about getting to know the Athens community. He has begun to implement new services and technology in an effort to make the library a more current and viable resource for all.  Jake has created a library Facebook page for posting programming news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/drevartslibrary. Please “Like us” on Facebook and check the page frequently for updates.

The Board will hold a Welcome Reception in Jake’s honor on Monday, Feb. 2nd from 5-7pm. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd from 5-7pm. We hope you will take the opportunity to meet Jake and welcome him to our community.


In Stitches Needlework Group

knit heartKnit, crochet, socialize, and share your techniques with others.  If you are a beginner, drop in for assistance.  This group welcomes all skill levels.  Great program for tweens to adults!
Group will meet every 2nd & 4th Monday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm starting on November 10th.
Program will be held upstairs in the Children's room.  Some supplies will be provided.


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.


Athens Book Club Selections

The Athens Book Group is offering a number of great reads.  The Book Group selections for the coming months are:

 January 5, 2015--- "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

"Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimkes’ daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. The novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday in 1803, when she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her waiting maid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement, and the uneasy ways of love. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at one of the most devastating wounds in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved."

January 26, 2015--- "The Kitchen Room" by Kathleen Grissom 

"Orphaned while on board ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk. The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail."

February 23, 2015--- "A Room With A View" by E.M. Forster 

In common with much of his other writing, this work by the eminent English novelist and essayist E. M. Forster (1879–1970) displays an unusually perceptive view of British society in the early 20th century. Written in 1908, A Room with a View is a social comedy set in Florence, Italy, and Surrey, England. Its heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, struggling against straitlaced Victorian attitudes of arrogance, narrow-mindedness and snobbery, falls in love-while on holiday in Italy-with the socially unsuitable George Emerson. Caught up in a claustrophobic world of pretentiousness and rigidity, Lucy ultimately rejects her fiancé, Cecil Vyse, and chooses, instead, to wed her true love, the young man whose sense of freedom and lack of artificiality became apparent to her in the Italian pensione where they first met. This classic is an exploration of passion, human nature and social convention.

Starting November 24th, the Athens Book Group will be meeting from 7:15pm to 9pm at the Athens Cultural Center.  The group will continue to meet the last Monday of each month in their new location.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to call the D.R. Evarts Library at (518)945-1417.  Thank you.