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Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

For the second year, the UGA Libraries encourage Georgians to read at least one book by each inductee before the Nov. 7 ceremony.

The Class of 2016 and their recommended reading selections are: Brainard Cheney, Lightwood; Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, The Making of a Southerner; Bill Shipp, Murder at Broad River Bridge; James Alan McPherson, Elbow Room; and Roy Bount Jr., Now, Where Were We?  

Family Folk Day

A variety of textile crafts, wood-turning and folk art will be demonstrated, and participants will be invited to make a no-sew totebag out of recycled t-shirts provided by the Athens-Clarke Solid Waste Department. Hawk Proof Rooster, an old time string duo, sings and plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar and mandolin.

This event is a part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, which fosters awareness and appreciation of the arts and an environment conducive to artistic innovation.

Athens’ Olympics Remembered

Marc and Becky Galvin, James and Carol Reap, and Jack and Jacquie Houston were among the hundreds of Athenians who put their lives in hold to contribute to the success of the 1996 Olympics. These three couples will share their stories. Clips from WSB's coverage of the games will be shown throughout. Refreshments and tour of the Olympics exhibit to follow.

Panelists will share their memories, and audience members will be invited to do the same

The Virtual Roach Project

Joseph McHugh will discuss the Virtual Roach Project, a Web resource focused on insect anatomy that was developed as a technical reference and an instructional tool.

The project links morphological terminology with an extensive image archive, including scientific illustrations, scanning electron micrographs and photomicrographs. Users are able to explore the anatomy of a cockroach through a virtual dissection.

Guest Lecture: Photographer Billy Weeks

Billy Weeks, a two-time winner of the Gordon Parks International Photography award, will speak. The talk will focus on “the moment where the photographer past interacts with the subject present. In other words, what is it that attracts the photographer to make an image?."

Weeks' visit complements an exhibit of photographs from a "Life" magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South will be on view at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries through March 31.

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