COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, July 5

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    July 5, 3 p.m. July 7, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Read to Rover

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

Monday, July 6

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Brown Bag Movie

    Bring your lunch and watch a movie on the big screen. Ages 0–10.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Open Playtime

    For ages 0–3.

Tuesday, July 7

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    July 5, 3 p.m. July 7, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Read to Rover

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Little STEM Scientists

    Have fun with hands-on science experiences. Dress for mess. Kids under eight years old will need help from an adult.

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

  • Oconee County Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–10.  

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org

    3D Printing for Teens

    Learn how to use the Makerbot! Ages 11–18. Registration required.

Wednesday, July 8

7 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

    Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18.

  • Multiple Locations

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    "Every Hero Has a Story" Shadow Puppet Show

    Watch a shadow puppetry performance created by children. The performance "Cada Heroe Tiene Una Historia" was created during a three-day workshop funded by AthFest Educates and held at Pinewoods Library.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Superhero Academy

    Dress up like a superhero for crafts, physical challenges and more. All ages.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.bn.com/getpop-cultured

    Get Pop-Cultured DC Comics Storytime

    Come in for a special DC Comics storytime and craft. Costumes encouraged.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Shadow Puppets

    The show touches on Columbia's Biblioburro, Lucha Libre and ancient Mayan art.

Thursday, July 9

1 event

Kidstuff

Friday, July 10

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8:30–10:30 p.m. $8–12. 706-613-3631, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreekpark

    Friday Night Paddles

    Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 12 & older. Pre-registration required.

  • ACC Library

    4–:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Friday Afternoon Movie

    Cool down with a family-friendly movie and fresh popcorn.

Saturday, July 11

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Lay Park

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $1. www.athensclarkecounty.com/parkmonth

    Pool Party

    Campers are encouraged to wear their camp t-shirts, and parents should wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt for free admission to this Caribbean-themed pool party.

Monday, July 13

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

Tuesday, July 14

3 events

Kidstuff

Wednesday, July 15

5 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Comic Book Drawing

    Kyle Puttkamer, graphic artist of Galaxy Man, offers a lesson and tips on how to draw a comic book. Ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Juggling Show

    Aaron Antonich will perform a wide variety of deft juggling feats! 

  • ACC Library

    9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Richard Gnann

    Musician and storyteller Richard Gnann will have kids tapping their toes as they sing along.

Thursday, July 16

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

Saturday, July 18

4 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Four Athens

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $49. www.fourathens.com/scratchkids

    Programming for Kids Using Scratch

    Students will learn the basic concepts of the Scratch programming language and leave class with a completed game. Laptop required. For ages 9–12.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3:30-5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Superhero Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    Drop off your favorite stuffed animal any time before 6 p.m., and your fuzzy pal will get to spend the night at the library. Watch a slide show of the sleepover the following day.

Monday, July 20

4 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Brown Bag Movie

    Bring your lunch and watch a movie on the big screen. Ages 0–10.

Tuesday, July 21

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 22

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Feathers, Fur and Scales Pets

    Claude and Janet from FFS Pets bring lizards, frogs and snakes to meet.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

Thursday, July 23

1 event

Kidstuff

Friday, July 24

2 events

Kidstuff

Saturday, July 25

1 event

Kidstuff

Sunday, July 26

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Monday, July 27

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

Tuesday, July 28

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 29

3 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Harry Potter Party

    Celebrate Harry's birthday with Potter-style snacks, crafts and a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

Thursday, July 30

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

Wednesday, August 5

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.