Kares Library at Athens State

Kares Library at Athens State Have a question? Please call the library at 256-216-6650 or e-mail at [email protected]. Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m.
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to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (physical building closed; virtual reference only)

Operating as usual

09/22/2020

EDIT: issues with EBSCO have been resolved... if you're still experiencing difficulties and need assistance please email [email protected].

We're currently experiencing problems with our EBSCO products including our databases, ebooks, journal search, and the OneSearch box. We're working to fix it. If you need assistance, please email us at [email protected] or call 256-216-6669.

Coming October 1st!!!
09/22/2020

Coming October 1st!!!

Tuesday Tips!Check out these guides prepared by Kares Librarians! Let us know if you have any questions by phone, e-mail...
09/15/2020
LibGuides

Tuesday Tips!

Check out these guides prepared by Kares Librarians! Let us know if you have any questions by phone, e-mail or our Ask Us button.

#constitutionday #kareslibrary #athensstateuniversity
09/14/2020

#constitutionday #kareslibrary #athensstateuniversity

09/04/2020

The Kares Library will be closed Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

09/03/2020

Per Dr. Way, Kares Library will be closing at 12 pm on Friday September 4. We will reopen Tuesday September 8 at 8 am. Have a safe holiday week!🌞📚

09/03/2020

The parking lot beside Kares Library will be blocked off for maintenance and repairs beginning Friday September 4. It will be open and available again on Tuesday September 8.⚒🚗🚛

Kares Library operating hours for September 2020. 💻📚🖥
08/31/2020

Kares Library operating hours for September 2020. 💻📚🖥

The centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment is a great time to honor these local trailblazers.
08/27/2020
Alabama honors six Black women who sought the vote

The centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment is a great time to honor these local trailblazers.

A historic marker is going up in Huntsville, Ala., to honor six black suffragists who sought the right to vote when that first became legal

Tuesday Tips!Need to check out a book? The second floor of the Kares Library is currently closed. Please fill out this f...
08/25/2020
Kares Library Book Pickup Request Form

Tuesday Tips!

Need to check out a book? The second floor of the Kares Library is currently closed. Please fill out this form, and we will have your books ready for you when you arrive. Thanks for your patience! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdizWJVW6PXE34Qh9sC1VKJtjsZYHV_QqAfgAGSWwWO3iC9Aw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1U0KOhCoRwlWBeXCmE0INqA-WNBOE7po25was8KLHn2kgDEwAAECl-3S0

For now, the 2nd floor of the Kares Library will remained closed in order to help provide a safe environment for our patrons and staff. We will be glad to pull books for you and have them ready for you to pick up at the table just inside the library. Please complete the form below and we will notify...

Want to know more about the 19th Amendment and why it we're celebrating it's Centennial Anniversary?
08/24/2020
19 facts about the 19th Amendment on its 100th anniversary

Want to know more about the 19th Amendment and why it we're celebrating it's Centennial Anniversary?

On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women's historic struggles to vote continue to resonate as the country debates who should vote and how.

Do you have a question for a librarian? Just a reminder that we offer a great instant chat service, "Ask a Librarian".ht...
08/24/2020

Do you have a question for a librarian? Just a reminder that we offer a great instant chat service, "Ask a Librarian".
http://www.athens.edu/library/

The Library is open to the Athens State Community. Let's all stay safe and healthy!
08/21/2020

The Library is open to the Athens State Community. Let's all stay safe and healthy!

The Kares Library databases are currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue. Please contact us at 256-216...
08/19/2020

The Kares Library databases are currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue. Please contact us at 256-216-6669 or [email protected] for assistance. Patrons can also enter questions via our instant chat, Ask a Librarian. Thanks for your patience!🔧⚒💻 https://www.athens.edu/library/

08/19/2020
Athens State University

Athens State University

Hebrew the Bear is SO excited to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester! In this short video, he shows you what to expect as you return to campus. 🐻🐾📚

https://youtu.be/I4yb9UmXya0

As everyone returns to classes for Fall, remember to take care of yourself. Check out these quick, 30 minute yoga episod...
08/19/2020
Watch Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

As everyone returns to classes for Fall, remember to take care of yourself. Check out these quick, 30 minute yoga episodes available through the library database Kanopy. Available with your Kares Library login. #kareslibrary #greatcourses #yoga
https://athens.kanopy.com/video/yoga-healthy-mind-and-body

Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating jour...

Today is the day! "After 41 years of debate, the Senate finally approves a constitutional amendment to provide for woman...
08/18/2020
U.S. Senate: Woman Suffrage Centennial

Today is the day! "After 41 years of debate, the Senate finally approves a constitutional amendment to provide for woman suffrage, 56-25. Vice President Thomas Marshall, flanked by suffragists, signs the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in the Vice President's ceremonial office in the Capitol. Upon Tennessee's approval on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified." Check out this timeline of events from Senate.gov to see the buildup to the passing of the 19th Amendment, 100 years ago today.

Tuesday Tips!Please see the Kares Library's temporary Library Guide for regular updates. Students and faculty can still ...
08/18/2020

Tuesday Tips!

Please see the Kares Library's temporary Library Guide for regular updates. Students and faculty can still contact us via chat (Vertical ASK US button on top right) or email through the temporary guide. You can also access the permanent website under Library Links..
https://libguides.athens.edu/KaresLibrary

Kares Library operating hours for the fall. 💻📚📖
08/17/2020

Kares Library operating hours for the fall. 💻📚📖

Welcome Back Students!The Kares Library is looking forward to starting the fall semester. Please be aware of the designa...
08/14/2020

Welcome Back Students!

The Kares Library is looking forward to starting the fall semester. Please be aware of the designated entrances for buildings and campus Let us know if you have questions. Stay safe!
#Athensstateuniversity #Kareslibrary #returntocampus

Athens State University
08/12/2020

Athens State University

Hey, Athenians! We've got the answers to your questions about student entry testing for COVID-19 and can assist in scheduling your testing appointment. Reach out to the GuideSafe™ Call Center at 866-839-5308 between 8 AM and 6 PM daily with any questions you have.

Stay safe, and remember to wash those paws! 🐾🐻

Check out these great resources from the American Bar Association in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendmen...
08/12/2020
19th Amendment Centennial

Check out these great resources from the American Bar Association in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which we're celebrating all month long!

The centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment gives state and local bar associations, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, educators and civic organizations the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of women’s constitutional right to vote, to educate the public about the Nineteenth...

With Tennessee becoming 36th state to sign on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified...
08/10/2020
About US — WVCI

With Tennessee becoming 36th state to sign on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. We're celebrating the Centennial Anniversary all month! https://www.2020centennial.org/about

The mission of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) is to serve as a central organizing and information-sharing entity for programs, projects, and activities that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, educate the public on the legal and social advances resulting fr...

The Not So Strict Book Club met on Zoom and discussed Charles Portis' novel, True Grit.  A special thanks to the Athens-...
07/30/2020

The Not So Strict Book Club met on Zoom and discussed Charles Portis' novel, True Grit. A special thanks to the Athens-Limestone County Public Library and the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Big Read. #kareslibrary #neabigread

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07/29/2020

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Beatrix Potter, the beloved English author and illustrator of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and many similar animal books -- pictured here with a real-life "Peter Rabbit" -- was born on this day in 1866. As a child, Potter and her brother kept, cared for, studied, and drew their impressive collection of animals and insects which they kept in their school room and on the Scottish and northern England estates where they spent many of their summers. In 1902, Potter’s most famous work, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” was published to immediate success. For almost two decades, she continued to publish two or three similar books per year, ultimately writing 24 children's tales.

Potter also spent a good deal of time drawing and observing things found in nature. Mycology, the study of fungi, was of particular interest to Potter, and she even wrote a paper on the subject of fungal spore reproduction. Her paper was presented at a meeting of the Linnean Society in 1897 by a mycologist from the Royal Botanic Gardens, because women of the time were not permitted to attend the meetings. Upon her death in 1943, Potter, a dedicated conservationist, bequeathed sixteen farms and over 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust, enabling significant preservation of the lands that created the Lake District National Park. At the time, it was the largest gift the National Trust had ever received.

To introduce children to Beatrix Potter's remarkable life story, we highly recommend the gorgeous new picture book "Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit" for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/saving-the-countryside) and the illustrated biography "Who Was Beatrix Potter?" for ages 8 to 12 at https://www.amightygirl.com/who-was-beatrix-potter

For a fascinating book for adults which explores how Beatrix Potter's garden inspired the characters in her classic children's tales, check out "Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life" at https://www.amightygirl.com/beatrix-potter-s-gardening-life

For an excellent biography about her life for adult readers, we recommend "Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature" at https://www.amightygirl.com/beatrix-potter-a-life-in-nature

For more stories of Mighty Girls who love animals, visit our blog post "Animal Friends: 60 Mighty Girl Stories About Caring For Animals" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11577

Kares Library operating hours July 28-August 17. ☀️📚💻📖
07/29/2020

Kares Library operating hours July 28-August 17. ☀️📚💻📖

Alabama Department of Archives and History
07/24/2020

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Born #OTD in Montgomery in 1900, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was the youngest child of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Anthony Dickson Sayre and Minnie Buckner Machen Sayre. As a young woman, Zelda thrived in Montgomery social circles, with a particular affinity for ballet recitals and country club dances. At such a dance in July 1918, Zelda met F. Scott Fitzgerald, a burgeoning writer and army second lieutenant stationed at nearby Camp Sheridan.

After two years of courting and the successful publication of his first novel, "This Side of Paradise," Zelda finally accepted Fitzgerald’s marriage proposal and the couple wed on April 3, 1920 in New York. The Fitzgeralds' life was thrust into the public eye as his novels gained notoriety and raised scandal for their relaxed morals and depictions of free-wheeling lifestyles. Thought to be the inspiration behind many characters and passages of Scott's writing, Zelda became a celebrity in her own right. The media sought out her thoughts on modern love, marriage, and childrearing, and Zelda quickly became the poster child of the liberated woman of the 1920s.

In the late 1920s and into the 1930s, Zelda turned her attention back to her creative pursuits. Attempts to become a professional ballerina were interrupted by the first of what would be many psychological breakdowns. Zelda's stay in Switzerland for treatment added stress to her already tumultuous marriage, and in 1934 Zelda and Scott separated, though they never divorced. Zelda spent the next fourteen years continuing her creative endeavors and battling depression. She focused on painting and taking dance classes occasionally, travelling between Montgomery and Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She died the night of March 10-11, 1948, in Asheville, when a fire swept through the hospital's main wing. The home the couple shared in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery is now the location of the Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum. #AlabamaHistory #AlabamaWomen100

Image: Zelda Fitzgerald, seated left at piano, and a group of girls on stage. Read more on the Encyclopedia of Alabama: http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1120

07/24/2020
A Mighty Girl
07/22/2020

A Mighty Girl

Poet Emma Lazarus, who famously wrote the Statue of Liberty’s “The New Colossus” poem, was born on this day in 1849. While Lazarus penned countless poems and other works in her lifetime, she is most remembered for her sonnet which welcomed new immigrants to American shores for generations:

"... Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

There are two excellent children’s books about the life of Emma Lazarus: "Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty" for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/emma-s-poem) and “Liberty's Voice: The Emma Lazarus Story” for ages 6 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/liberty-s-voice)

For adult readers, we also recommend a collection of her work "The Poems of Emma Lazarus" (https://amzn.to/3hrAYGi) and the biography "Emma Lazarus" (https://amzn.to/3hrImBr)

For a wonderful children's book about the Statue of Liberty and its meaning, we highly recommend “Her Right Foot” for ages 7 to 10 at https://www.amightygirl.com/her-right-foot

For children's books that encourage empathy and understanding of Mighty Girl immigrants of the past and present, visit our blog post, "A New Land, A New Life: Mighty Girl Books About the Immigrant Experience" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12855

National Endowment for the Humanities
07/22/2020
National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

President Abraham Lincoln read the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet #OTD in 1862.

Teachers, have your students explore the document and Lincoln’s first step toward creating a more perfect Union in lesson plans, via NEH-funded EDSITEment.

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I enjoy the Tuesday Tips, and also how you displayed black history month. I also love how you also told that March is Women's History month, because I didn't know that.
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