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The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) is proud to host the “Discover the Stories of Civilization: Stories of Beauty, Power, Love, Glory and Faith” Traveling Exhibit from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at the Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St.) from February 25, 2017, through March 14, 2017. The Atlanta museum recently unveiled a new free admission pass program available through the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System and other Georgia libraries, which can be used for up to six free admissions. The eight-panel touring photographic exhibition highlights some of the amazing things that you can see at the Carlos Museum.

In honor of this exhibit and the Carlos Museum pass program, ARCPLS is hosting four programs that explore archaeology and ancient history for everyone in the family. See the calendar below for more details about these exciting programs:

“Discover the Stories of Civilization: Stories of Beauty, Power, Love, Glory and Faith” Traveling Exhibit Calendar

All events take place at the ARCPLS Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St.). The exhibit will be on display during the Headquarters Library’s regular operating hours from Saturday, February 25, 2017, through Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2 pm : “Ancient Civilizations in our Backyard: Archaeology and the Great Mississippian Civilization”: A Talk by Dr. Adam King

Popular culture has cast archaeology as a discipline focused on things, wonderful things. While this is true, it really only captures a small part of archaeology and what it is all about. Archaeology is about figuring out the past from those wonderful (and not so wonderful) things left behind by people. Movies, TV, and books also often present the past as if nothing very spectacular ever happened in here in North America. You need to go to Central America or the Mediterranean to see the really great stuff of humanity’s past. In this talk, we will explore the huge monuments, spectacular art, and complex history of the great Native American civilization known as Mississippian, and we will do it using the archaeology of sites right in your backyard.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10 am: Big Kid Storytime Goes to Ancient Egypt!

Big kids don’t want to miss out on this storytime featuring the books Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert and The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex and ancient Egyptian themed crafts to make and take home! Registration is required for this event as space is limited. To register, call 706-821-2623 or visit bit.ly/egyptstorytime

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm: Movie Night: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)

Watch everyone’s favorite fictional archaeologist races beat the bad guys to find the lost Ark of the Covenant.

  • Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 pm: Uncovering History for Teens: Putting the Pieces Together

Registration is encouraged for this event but not required. To register, call 706-821-2612 or visit bit.ly/uncoveringhistory

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