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Athens-Clarke County Library

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.

Address

2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

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Children's Area voted "Favorite Place to Take Kids on a Rainy Day" by Flagpole readers

Thank you, Athens, for choosing the library's Children's Area as your favorite place to take kids on a rainy day in the 2015 Flagpole Athens Favorites! We are truly honored, and we love you, too!


Young Adult Department and Digital Media Center team up for Teen Tech Week, March 9-13

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Teens ages 11-18 will have the chance to explore new technologies during Teen Tech Week, a partnership between the Young Adult Department and Digital Media Center. We’ll offer a whole week of tech-related events and programs, ending with a special afterhours 3-D printing program!

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Monday, March 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Hour of Code - You love playing video games, but have you ever coded your own? In this workshop we will complete an Hour of Code challenge that will result in a playable jumper game. Use your laptop, tablet, phone or one of our computers. In the Computer Lab. Open to teens ages 11-18.

Tuesday, March 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Teen Tech Week Kickoff - Join us as we celebrate Teen Tech Week. Our kick-off starts with a tech craft AND a huge piano you can play with your feet! We’ll also offer tours of the new Digital Media Lab. Open to teens ages 11-18. In Storyroom.

Wednesday, March 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Podcasting Workshop for Teens - Ever wanted to create your own podcast but don’t know where to start? Natalie Wright will show you how! Space is limited; registration is required. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 329, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot. Open to teens ages 11-18. In Computer Lab.

Thursday, March 12, 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Teen Tech Movie - Join us for an afternoon movie with a tech bent. We haven’t decided on a film yet, so send us your recommendations! Open to teens 11-18. In Appleton Auditorium.

Friday, March 13, 6:00-8:-00 p.m.

Afterhours: 3D Printing - Want to learn how to use a 3-D printer? Here’s your chance! Create something cool, and print it using our new Makerbot. Space is limited to 10 people, so register early! Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 329, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Heritage Room joins with Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library to present webinar: Buns, Beards, Bodices and Bustles: Understanding Ancestors through Clothing

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Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 p.m.

Ancestral fashions and the industry that produced them left behind a fascinating legacy of images and information. Join us for a live webinar featuring Maureen Taylor. In this class you will learn about:

  • Paris fashion in America: north, south, east and west interpretations
  • Fashion icons from Charles Dickens to stage star Lillie Langtry
  • Fashion foibles and practical pastimes: how our ancestors designed and hand-crafted accessories
  • What’s old is new and what’s new is old? Repeating fashion trends and how to read the clues
  • Labor records relating to hat, hair and accessory factories and home-work

About the presenter: Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. She is the author of several books on her topics of expertise, and has held distinguished leadership positions at the Boston History Collaborative, Rhode Island Historical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and Houghton-Mifflin. She has been featured on CNN, The Today Show and in magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens. The Wall Street Journal has called Taylor, "the nation's foremost historical photo detective." Visit www.maureentaylor.com for more information This event is co-sponsored by the Heritage Room, Reflecting, Sharing Learning and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library.

Registration is required. Please go to athenslibrary.org/events to reserve your spot.

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