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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

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

    • October 14, 2014
      LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
      7:00 pm

    • October 22, 2014
      BUDGET AND TRUSTEE VOTE
      N/A

    • November 18, 2014
      LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
      7:00 pm

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

D. R. Evarts Library Seeks Trustees

Bonnie Snyder, Director of the D.R. Evarts Library, has announced that the Library’s budget vote and election of trustees will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd from 12pm until 9pm at the library.
Five Board of Trustee seats are open for this election. Elected trustees serve three year terms. Trustees must be qualified voters who reside in the Town/Village of Athens and also reside in the Coxsackie-Athens or Cairo-Durham School District. To secure a place on the election ballot, interested individuals are required to submit petitions to the library no later than 5 pm on September 22nd.
Each individual petition must contain twenty-five signatures from qualified voters in the library district. Petitions are currently available at the D.R. Evarts Library, 80 Second St., Athens.
Members of the D.R. Evarts Library Board have the opportunity to contribute to a beloved community asset. Trustees support the smooth operation of the library through communication with the Library Director, creation of policies and fiscal management. Trustees act as both community representatives and advocates of the library. They must carefully consider all issues brought before them, basing their decisions on the best interests the library and the community it serves. If you would like further information regarding becoming a trustee or would like to request an absentee ballot for the election, please contact the library at 945-1417.

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Board of Trustees Will Not Meet in August

The D. R. Evarts Library Board of Trustees will not meet in August.  The next meeting will be held on September 9 at 7pm in the library located at 80 Second St., Athens.  For further information, contact the library at 945-1417.

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Qigong Classes for Adults

 

Qigong classes for adults have been postponed until further notice.  Please check back with staff periodically to find out when classes will resume.  To contact the library, please call (518)945-1417.  Thank you.

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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:
August 25, 2014          Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.
 September 29, 2014     I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
We are reading this book to celebrate “Banned Books Week”.  Maya Angelou is one of the most banned authors in the United States.
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, first published in 1969, is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.  Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
 October 27, 2014        Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
One morning, a woman wakes up and realizes she has turned into the wrong person.  The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother.  Is she really this joyous and outgoing organizer of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family? What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart?  Is she an imposter in her own life?  She asks herself.  Is it indeed her own life?  Or is it someone else’s? Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?
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.  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:  September 5 and 19, 2014

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