Events: Special Collections Libraries

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cover of Last Call by Daniel OkrentWhat: August Meeting, The Rest of the Story Book Club
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 5:30-7:00PM
Where: Room 258, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story?

If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions and collections at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for this monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions, programs, and collections here at SCL. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays/programs, and invite readers to learn more about the topics explored and to take them into new, related areas of interest.

August's Selection: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

This program is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and The University of Georgia Press. For more information please call (706) 542-5788 or email Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu. For more information about the book club, please visit our page on Goodreads.

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Lecture by Professor Emeritus Jim Porter, followed by an audience discussion on Georgia's role in the advancement of ecology. A reception will follow. 

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Dr. Stephen Mihm of the UGA history department will speak on: "A nation of counterfeiters: capitalists, con men, and the making of the United States," in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia."