Athens-Clarke County Library

Address

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

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.

School Supplies Needed!

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Help Athens-Clarke County Library collect school supplies for a students in Athens-Clarke County.

Wish List

  • Book Bags
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pencils
  • New or Gently Used Uniforms
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Gluesticks
  • Scissors
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Rulers
  • Folders with Pockets and Prongs
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Dividers
  • Toddler Blankets and Mats

Donations Accepted July 1 through July 22 at the Athens-Clarke Co. Library.

Life The Griot: The Poet/The Film

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Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lemuel LaRoche a.k.a LIFE The Griot is a social worker, poet, and activist on a mission. Can one man truly make a difference?

On Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 pm, Athens community organizer, activist, teacher and poet Life The Griot will be onstage at the Athens-Clarke County Library’s Appleton Auditorium. Life is a social worker, poet, chess enthusiast, and activist on a mission. His inspirational words entertain and touch thousands with a simple truth: if we want to see better, then we have to do better. Life’s performance will be preceded by a screening of the 2014 documentary “Life The Griot” directed by Matt DeGennaro and produced by Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher. This film chronicles one man’s effort to make an impact on the lives of as many youth as possible by activating change. Lemuel LaRoche is the founder and executive director of Chess and Community Conference, Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment organization dedicated to developing strategic leadership skills in young people. Known in the communities that he serves as Life the Griot, he fuses chess with conventional therapeutic methods to curb impulsive behavior amongst youth with delinquent pasts. Life has over fifteen years experience in adolescent and community development and brings a fresh innovative approach to counseling. The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is free and open to the public. Call (706) 613-3650, extension 343, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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