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An events calendar for the UGA Libraries can be found at www.libs.uga.edu/events with information on the following programs and much more! To submit an event, send the information to libnews@uga.edu.

Archival films to be screened

On Saturday, April 7 three local film gems from the UGA Libraries' Media Archives will be screened at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library.   For more info please click on this link http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/greenhand.html .

The Green Hand filmed in Athens in 1939 features UGA students and faculty along with numerous local residents. This tale of a juvenile delinquent mentored into joining the FFA where he makes a success of himself, saves his mother's farm from foreclosure and gets the girl premiered at the Georgia Theatre in January of 1940.

The 1936 Cordele film and the 1947 Swainsboro film were made by itinerant filmmakers; a niche market in filmmaking from the 1920s through the 1950s. These men traveled various regions of the country with camera and film, usually partnering with the chamber of commerce to photograph people and businesses in town. The films were then shown at the local movie theater where townsfolk flocked to pay to see themselves on the screen. 

Growing Relationships

Chantel Dunham, will share the challenges and rewards of library development and offer ways we can help. April 9, 2-3 p.m. Administrative Conference Room.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

The 2006 ceremony to induct members into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will be held April 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the 4th floor Rotunda of the SLC.

Knitting Club

The Libraries Knitting Club meets every Friday after work (5ish).  The location has changed to Starbucks.  We welcome all forms of needlework (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc)

Exhibits

Main Library: Historic Preservation Month

Hargrett Library: The 11th Annual Exhibition of the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Rights of Women in History and Law.

Russell Library: From Plains to Washington and Points Between: Jimmy Carter's Political Work in Georgia, 1962-1976. The collections in the Russell Library hold a wealth of material connected to former U. S. President and Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. The beginning of what has become an admired political career is chronicled through the papers of Sen. Herman Talmadge, Sen. Richard B. Russell, U.S. Rep. John Davis, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and many others. Letters, photographs, original editorial cartoons and campaign memorabilia are on display in the Russell Library lobby through March 30. Check it out to see how communication has changed since the adoption of the computer!

Circle Gallery: municipalWORKSHOP: The School of Environmental Design presents “Laboratory Works,” an exhibit by Richard Saxton, public artist and founder of municipalWORKSHOP, a creative laboratory currently based in Sheboygan, Wis.   The exhibit takes inspiration from local landscapes and addresses issues of environmental sustainability, alternative energy, reuse of salvaged materials and reclamation of abandoned and underused public spaces.  The work is done in collaboration with municipalities in an effort to solve local problems and inspire residents to take pride in their locale. For more information on municipalWORKSHOP see www.municipalworkshop.org

Science Library: Avian Hybrids: UGA geneticist Eugene M. McCarthy has published the most comprehensive avian hybrid study to date :  The handbook of Avian Hybrids (Library call# Sci Ref QL696.5.M33 2006).
Web info: http://tinyurl.com/38dtye

"The handbook of Avian Hybrids is an impressive accomplishment, one that can be equally savored by browsing birders and appreciated by serious scholars" says Rick Wright, editor of the American Bird Association.

Dr. McCarthy says "As it turns out, many avian hybrids are not sterile.  The ability of such hybrids to produce offspring has important implications for how we think about natural populations and the origin of nw organismal types".

The colorful display was created by Lora Bergstrom, Science Reference student assistant.  Specimens are on loan from the Georgia Museum of Natural History (http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/ ). 

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