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The Russell Library is hosting a Power to the People! film series with selections from the UGA Libraries Media Archives Home Movie Collection beginning Aug. 22 and continuing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings through Sept. 19 at the Athens-Clarke County Library auditorium. On Sept. 5, Jimmy Durante sings "Give a Man a Job" in a New Deal promotional film for the National Recovery Administration (3 minutes). Also shown will be All the King's Men, the Oscar-winning production of Robert Penn Warren's novel. On Sept. 12, a 13-minute anti-ruralism promotion will be shown before a documentary, The Electric Valley. For information about the series, visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell.

Bulldog Book Club

The UGA Libraries is giving support to Dr. Fran Teague, Professor of English, (Josiah Meigs Awards for Excellence in Teaching) as she works on a number of projects about reading and writing at UGA.  One of those is the newly formed Bulldog Book Club. Several book club meetings in September will be held in the Reading Room of the SLC and the Main Library Student Lounge.

The schedule:

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Tuesday, Sept. 5, SLC Reading Room, 3:30-4:30pm

Wednesday, Sept. 27, Main Library Student Lounge, 1:25-2:25

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Tuesday, Sept. 12, SLC Reading Room, 3:30-4:30

Wednesday, Sept. 20, Main Library Student Lounge, 1:25-2:25

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, Sept. 19, SLC Reading Room, 3:30-4:30

Wednesday, Sept. 13, Main Library Student Lounge, 1:25-2:25

Lucky You by Carl Hiassen

Tuesday, Sept. 26, SLC Reading Room, 1:25-2:25

Wednesday, Sept. 6, Main Library Student Lounge, 1:25-2:25

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Media Department begins a film and television program series Sept. 19 with "A day without a Mexican." Dr. John Ross, Romance Languages Dept., will lead a discussion about the issues raised in this satire about the significance of our immigrant population. (This film is rated R for "for language and brief sexuality".) The event will be from 7-10 pm , SLC 114.

Exhibits

Main and Science Libraries: The LSA Staff Art exhibit showcasing the multi-media talents of UGA Library employees! LSA will host a closing reception for the Art Show Friday in the lobby in Main from 3-4 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided. Hispanic Heritage Month will be observed through September.

Hargrett Library: An exhibit focusing on the role of the Olympic volunteer, "UGA Welcomes the World," will be on view in the main gallery July 6 - Aug. 12 in observance of the 10th anniversary of Georgia hosting the Olympics, including 2 events at UGA. Memorabilia from local participants, as well sections devoted to the Cultural Olympiad and the Native American Inclusion Project, security issues, housing of athletes prior to the games and the Paralympics. A monitor will show photos taken during the festivities.

Russell Library: "Power to the People," a look at the Rural Electrification Act and its effects on Georgia and its people. Remember, group tours can be arranged ... Spread the word!

Also in Russell:

"Don't Be Fuelish: A Discussion on the 1973 United States Oil Embargo” Continuing conflicts in the Middle East and recent damage to oil rigs and oil refineries in the Gulf region sustained during hurricanes Katrina and Rita have caused fuel prices in the U.S. to rise steeply in the last year and have also caused sporadic shortages. These events have triggered a renewed concern among many Americans about current and future access to energy resources. The disruption has also reminded Americans of the energy crisis in the 1970s and early 1980s. Although the impact of today's energy problems appears similar to the impact associated with the earlier crisis, many of the root causes of the current American energy shortage are different from those that caused the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibit provides a closer look at the policies and politics of the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s.

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