The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

How to Join A Boomer Web Conference

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:02

The Athens Library and Lyndon House Arts Center are proud of their three year project that expands their walls to include people who are caring for a shut in, tied to a workplace, waiting for the plumber or any other reason that keeps people from attending a life long learning program they would enjoy otherwise enjoy.

Now you can join from a mobile device as well as your computer and be "in the room with us."

There are two ways to join the web conference:

1. If joining from a computer CLICK HERE.

2. If joining from a mobile device, open your WebEx Meetings App, enter meeting number 664 667 071, and the password 123456.

Don't have the WebEx Meetings App?

For the iphone or ipad CLICK HERE to download. It's free

For android devices download app from Google Play or Amazon App Store.  It's free.

For a blackberry CLICK HERE.

Of course, you can always watch the recorded program from our archive of Community Snapshots found on this website.



Richie Havens Recent Art Now Exhibited at Lyndon House Arts Center

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 15:10

Most people know Richie Havens as a music legend.

But he was a visual artist first and until he died on April 22, 2013. Before he picked up his first guitar he painted portraits in the parks of New York.  He always continued as a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, finally putting things together in digital art.

"My artwork has always been a way to fill the space left in a room once the song has ended, when everything goes quiet and you're left with colors and images and feelings," Havens said about his art practice.

Come see his recent work, one-of-a-kind archival pigment print images created using digital media in the Ronnie Lukasiewicz Gallery at Lyndon House, 293 Hoyt St.

The Lyndon House is honored to present a collection of final works from his studio because Havens was a long time friend and supporter. By giving two benefit concerts at the Georgia Theater and later a concert at the Morton Theatre, donations made it possible to fund the schematic drawings for the proposed expansion.  Later after it was built, the donations funded a sound system in the galleries and Community Room.

Havens visited the Lyndon House many times, once exhibiting his Traveller show and teaching an art class for neighborhood children.  This photo was taken on one of his visits in front of a painting by Charles Warnock.

A reception will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 2 - 4 p.m. Walter Parks who played with Richie for 10 years will provide musical entertainment. The reception is free and open to the public but reservations are required and space is limited.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive an invitation to the reception.  Please include your name and full address.

Galleries are open Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Sunday and Monday.

This exhibition is supported by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a leadership grant awarded to the Athens Regional Library System and Lyndon House Arts Center.


Going to Chicago to Tell About Our Boomer Project

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:54

Librarians from all over the U. S. gather in Chicago from June 28 to July 2 to share ideas on how today's libraries remain the "go to" place for learning. The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning were invited to tell about its unique approach to life long learning--twice.

The first time will be in a poster session where the 8 foot by 4 foot poster tells the story in pictures. With the poster, above, are Kathryn Ames, project director and director of the Athens Regional Library System; Celia Brooks and Nancy Lukasiewicz, Lyndon House Arts Center exhibition curators; Claire Benson, project co-director and director of Lyndon House Arts Center; and Madeline Darnell, the project coordinator. Poster graphics are by Van Burns.

The second time will be in a presentation with two other librarians, one from California and one from New York. We'll show a video starring project advisory board members Milton Leathers and Gail Kowarski. The project's website archive offering local programs anytime day or night, and our Vietnam Veteran interviews by Mary Kay Mitchell will be among the successes we'll describe.

Boomers to Seniors: Library Models for Serving Older Adults will describe other successful programs from across the country and we'll bring back the best to Athens just as others will take our best back to their libraries.

For an interesting read from the Chicago Tribune on the importance of libraries in the digital age, CLICK HERE.


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