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UGA Special Collections Libraries launch ‘The Rest of the Story’ book club

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In recognition of Black History Month

Athens, Ga. – A new monthly book club, “The Rest of the Story,” will focus on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The monthly titles will be selected by special collections staff who help create these displays and will lead the discussions on the books.

In recognition of Black History Month, the February selection is “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement,” by Taylor Branch, a 2015 inductee in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, which is based at the UGA Libraries. The discussion will be Feb. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The selection for March, “Women’s History Month, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980,” by Melissa Estes Blair, touches on women activists in the late 1960s, which also ties into the National School Lunch exhibit in the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies gallery. The book club meeting will be March 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. Additional selections for the year will be announced via the UGA Libraries events calendar,, and other outlets.

Monthly selections are available for purchase at Avid Bookshop,, or for checkout at the UGA Libraries.

These programs are open free to the public, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the University of Georgia Press. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information email Jan Hebbard at or call 706-542-5788.