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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

    • December 9, 2014
      LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
      7:00 pm

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.

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

November 24, 2014---- "City of the Sun" by Juliana Miao

CAIRO, EGYPT 1941. As the Second World War rages, the city known as ''Paris on the Nile'' plays host to an international set who seem more interested in polo matches and swanky nightclubs than the Germans' unrelenting advance across North Africa. Meanwhile, as refugees, soldiers, and spies stream into the city, the Nazis conspire with the emerging Muslim Brotherhood to fuel the Egyptian people's seething resentment against their British overlords. Ambitious American journalist Mickey Connolly has come to Cairo to report on the true state of the war. Facing expulsion by the British for not playing by their rules, he accepts a deal from the U.S. embassy that allows him to remain in the country. His covert mission: to infiltrate the city's thriving Jewish community and locate a refugee nuclear scientist who could be key to America's new weapons program. But Mickey is not the only one looking for the elusive scientist. A Nazi spy is also desperate to find him--and the race is on. Deftly blending the romantic noir of the classic film Casablanca with a riveting, suspenseful narrative and vivid historical detail, City of the Sun offers a stunning portrayal of a time and place that was not only pivotal for the war, but also sowed much of the turbulence in today's Middle East.

January 6, 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 27, 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 24, 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.   

 

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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.  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
UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES:  December 5 & 19

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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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