Jul 27

Virtual Book Discussion Seen/Unseen: Hidden Lives in a Community of Enslaved Georgians

Seen/Unseen is a portrait of the complex network that created, held, and sustained a community of the enslaved. It documents the people kept in bondage by the Cobb-Lamar family, one of the wealthiest and most politically prominent families in antebellum America, labored in households and on plantations that spanned Georgia. Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson, and Randy L.

6:00 pm Online
Aug 28

Family Day: Drinkable Water in Georgia

Drop in to learn about the wonders of water and why it is so important! We invite families to learn more about drinkable water in Georgia by exploring our interactive exhibit room, making crafts, and playing games. This free, in-person event will be at the Special Collections Libraries building from 1-4 pm on Saturday, August 28th. Join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, and hands-on activities! This event is free and open to the public.

This event is made possible with support from the Stephen E. Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
Sep 05

Lillian Smith Book Awards

Join us for the 2021 Lillian Smith Book Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually on September 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. The Lillian Smith Book Awards are sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/The Georgia Center for the Book, and Piedmont College.

The LSBA committee is proud to award the 2021 Lillian Smith Book Award to:

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Online
Sep 28

A Conversation with Editorial Cartoonist Mike Luckovich

The Russell Library is hosting a conversation with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries , Auditorium