Support LSA and the Athens Tutorial Program
Come to the Libraries Staff Association bake sale Thursday,
in the Main and Science Libraries from 10
a.m. - 2 p.m. Nosh on some
tasty treats and support our fundraising efforts! A portion of the
proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Madison/Oglethorpe Animal
Shelter and the Athens Area Humane Society.
We also are beginning our annual school supply drive for the Athens
Tutorial Program, and it will run through September 18. Since 1981,
the program has been dedicated to providing academic assistance,
improving learning skills and providing personal growth and cultural
enrichment opportunitiesproviding academic assistance, improving learning
skills and providing personal growth and cultural enrichment opportunities to
ATP's wish list includes school supplies, new and
used book bags, art supplies, age-appropriate books and magazines,
office supplies, a digital camera, and computers. Please place donations
into the collection boxes provided in your building.
Staff Display Work at Art Show
Artists, art enthusiasts, and generally hungry
library staff gathered on Friday, August 7th for the opening reception of
the 2009 Staff Art Exhibit, Homegrown Talent. An annual event hosted
by LSA, the reception of delicious snacks and beverages was a celebration
of the creative talents of library staff members. Organized by Community
Programming Coordinator Jan Levinson, this year’s show featured ten
artists whose crafts included textiles, photographs, drawings, jewelry, and
mixed media objects.
Although the brilliance of the creations spoke
for themselves, the artists’ statements clarified intentions for many
attendees. Some took inspiration from family members, like Marcia McDonald
who chose to display a monogram sampler pillow created for her mother. “She
taught my sisters and me all types of needlework and sewing when we
were growing up,” recalled McDonald. Similarly, Marylin Healey’s
hand knitted sweater, made of alpaca and silk, was created for her daughter
Other artists were inspired by everyday objects,
or found ways to create in everyday spaces. “The shawl took me one
year to complete,” recalled Kat Hart of her spider web shawl, knitted “mostly
on the bus to and from work.” Seasoned art show veteran Robin Fay creates
pieces using recycled objects such as shampoo caps, scraps of fabric, and
old keys. “I am always on the lookout for elements to include in my
artwork,” she says of her vibrant works of mixed media.
The 2009 installation will remain on display through the end of August.
For a full list of artists and artist statements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Jan Levinson.
June was a month for the dogs (and cats). Our
annual animal welfare drive benefited the Athens
Area Humane Society, Cat
Zip Alliance, Athens-Clarke
County Animal Control, and Madison-Oglethorpe
County Animal Shelter. We promoted the missions of these worthy organization
alongside photos of staff members' cats, dogs, and
other animal pals in the foyer of the Main Library. (If you'd
like to these photos again, click
here.) Thank you on behalf
of Athens' pet population!
Ice Cream Social: Fun for All
On May 28, LSA kicked off the summer with the annual ice cream social
on the quad. Library employees cooled off by eating Ben & Jerry's ice
cream and sorbet with toppings of their choice on a hot summer day.
Thank you to all who came to mix and mingle with their coworkers.
Athens Tutorial School Supply Drive
through Sep. 18
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.