Thanks to the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library and a partnership between local organizations, every child ages 0-5 in Athens County can now receive a new book mailed/addressed to them each month...for free!
Dolly Parton started her Imagination Library in 1995 for children living in the county where she grew up. Today, over 1 million free books are mailed each month to children in four countries.
"You can never get enough books into the hands of children."~Dolly Parton
Invitations to respond to the Census will be sent starting March 12.
*If you don't receive an invitation, you can still respond--
ask your favorite local librarian for more info.
Highlighted March Program for Adults
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Experienced performer Ken Hammontree joins us as Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), sharing how this German businessman and member of the Nazi party was instrumental in saving 1,300 Jews from the Holocaust.
Part circus sideshow. Part digital art gallery. Part maker-space.
The Digital Sideshow is a traveling participatory event with a mission of exposing diverse and overlooked communities to the accessibility of the digital arts.
The Digital Sideshow is presented by The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery and supported in part by the Burning Man Global Art Grant and the Rocky Community Improvement Fund, with additional sponsorship from Ohio University's GRID Lab, CoLab, Athens Makerspace,
TouchDesigner by Derivative, and Simmetri.
Family-friendly and absolutely free!
Also join us for free Interactive & Digital Art Workshops
Monday 3/23 Workshops: Augment Your Reality - 3pm - 4:15pm Make your own Snapchat face filters in Lens Studio
Let's Get Virtual - 4:30pm - 5:45pm Explore, build, and create for VR with Simmetri
Wednesday 3/25 Workshops: Explore Creative Coding - 3pm - 4:15pm Computer code is weird. It does weird stuff. Learn how!
Painting with Sound - 4:30pm - 5:45pm Record and produce your own audio stories.