COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, July 28

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 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 10–18. 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

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Movie Mondays: E.T.

    For ages 11–18.

Tuesday, July 29

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For 6–12 graders.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 30

7 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $15. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit Kids Class

    Knit Kids is a beginning knitting class for kiddos to learn how to cast-on and knit stitch. RSVP.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Back to School Storytime

    Children of all ages are invited for a special back to school story.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Girls' Night Out

    Girls ages 11–18 are invited to a special girls night out where friends can test some DIY beauty trends from Pinterest, make their own makeup and more.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Pizza Taste Off

    Taste test pizzas from around the area. For ages 11–18.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-743-8817, www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    All Animals Need Homes Story Time

    Learn about different animals and the different types of places that are considered home.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Judi Barrett Storytime

    Songs, activities and readings with storyteller Judi. For ages 5 & under and their caregivers.

Thursday, July 31

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

    Enjoy a trivia contest in honor of "The Boy Who Lived." Part of the Summer Reading Performance Series.

  • 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Harry Potter's Birthday Party

    Dress up as your favorite character for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy trivia, wand-making crafts and Potter-themed snacks. Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration required.

Friday, August 1

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–6 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.

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Frozen Friday

    Celebrate Frozen with a special storytime, crafts, building a sandcastle with Olaf, giveaways, prizes and more. Dress up as your favorite character and pose with Olaf for a photo op. A singalong will be led by Jazmin "Miss Jazzy" Pittman.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Rave at the Library

    Young adults are invited to an after-hours rave to celebrate the end of summer.

Saturday, August 2

4 events

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.sbg2_virtuosity@ymail.com

    Back 2 School Block Party

    Strong, Beautiful & Godly Girls, Inc. is hosting a block party for students grades K–12 featuring food, games, music and more. The weekly market will also include live entertainment, horseback riding and a bounce house.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Marvel Superhero Storytime

    Dress up as your favorite Marvel superhero for a special storytime. The afternoon includes a costume contest, crafts, giveaways and more.

  • Oconee County Library

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    End of Summer Party

    Celebrate the end of summer with a party.

Sunday, August 3

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Princeton United Methodist Church

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.princetonumcathens.org

    C.O.O.L. Kids

    The Children Of Our Lord Kids program is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. Lessons cover various topics from Men and Women of the Bible, Advent, Easter, What is Forgiveness, Why we Worship and much more.

Monday, August 4

5 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Hands on Horses

    Local horsewoman Sheri Harris is bringing her horses to observe and interact with.

  • Oconee County Library

    FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    YA Book Discussion

    Young adults are invited to discuss Every Day by David Levithan and enter to win a signed copy of Every You, Every Me.

Tuesday, August 5

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 6

1 event

Kidstuff

Friday, August 8

1 event

Kidstuff

Saturday, August 9

5 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.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    End of the Summer Puppet Show

    Celebrate summer's end with David Stephens as he performs a puppet show for children of all ages.

  • Barnes & Noble

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    The Fault in Our Stars Support Group

    Participate in John Green trivia, giveaways and more. Win a prize for the best re-write of the ending and participate in a dramatic reading of your favorite scene.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Book Lovers Day

    (Danielsville) Write a book review and get a prize voucher for one free book from the Friends library shop collection or to redeem at the upcoming booksale.

Sunday, August 10

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Princeton United Methodist Church

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.princetonumcathens.org

    C.O.O.L. Kids

    The Children Of Our Lord Kids program is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. Lessons cover various topics from Men and Women of the Bible, Advent, Easter, What is Forgiveness, Why we Worship and much more.

Monday, August 11

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. Registration required.

Wednesday, August 13

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • ACC Library

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

    Card Gaming Group
    Calling all fans of Yu-gi-Oh!, Pokémon, and Magic the Gathering: Drop by to play with your friends, share ideas and learn more about these and other collectible card games. Bring your own cards. No registration is required. Open to teens ages 11-18. In Multipurpose Room A.

Saturday, August 16

2 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    National Tell a Joke Day

    (Danielsville) Stop by and tell us your favorite joke. Make us laugh and get a sweet treat!

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Nature Trading Post

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

Sunday, August 17

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

  • Princeton United Methodist Church

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.princetonumcathens.org

    C.O.O.L. Kids

    The Children Of Our Lord Kids program is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. Lessons cover various topics from Men and Women of the Bible, Advent, Easter, What is Forgiveness, Why we Worship and much more.

Monday, August 18

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. Registration required.

Tuesday, August 19

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For 6–12 graders.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m., $7-10. 706-613-3615

    Journey Through the Stars for Families

     

    Participants will journey through the night sky and explore the great beyond. This month's theme is "Asteroids, Meteors and Comets, Oh My!" Pre-registration is required.

     

Wednesday, August 20

1 event

Kidstuff

Thursday, August 21

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! callan@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio: Picturing America

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to tour the "Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art" and then create their own works of art inspired by the exhibition. Space is limited. Email to reserve your spot.

Saturday, August 23

3 events

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE! 1-800-527-8378, www.athenslibrary.org

    ACT & SAT Practice Tests

    Take a free ACT or SAT practice test and get a detailed analysis of your performance. Bring sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. Pre-registration required.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Exploring Color

    Investigate the many ways artists use color with a fun gallery guide and interactive stations. Play with color to create your own sun catcher.

Sunday, August 24

1 event

Kidstuff

  • Princeton United Methodist Church

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.princetonumcathens.org

    C.O.O.L. Kids

    The Children Of Our Lord Kids program is for children from 3 years through 5th grade. Lessons cover various topics from Men and Women of the Bible, Advent, Easter, What is Forgiveness, Why we Worship and much more.

Monday, August 25

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. 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, August 26

1 event

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 27

2 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

Thursday, August 28

3 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Baby Music Jam

    Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Story Time

    Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Book Jammers

    Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10.