The Friends is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that supports the library in numerous ways - hosting Café au Libris author events, Live@the Library concert series, and book sales at the Athens-Clarke Library. Additionally, they provide supplemental funding for a wide array of programs such as the Summer Reading program.  Interested in joining the Friends? Need to know more about a Friends' sponsored program? Call the library at (706) 613-3650.

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Virtual Café au Libris with Susan Meissner, February 15

Susan MeissnerJoin us Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Café au Libris with bestselling author Susan Meissner, discussing her latest book, The Nature of Fragile Things. This captivating historical novel highlights a significant moment in San Francisco’s history, the destructive Great Earthquake of 1906, and one woman’s journey of rebuilding in its wake. book cover

From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and motherly love, and the power of female solidarity.


This virtual event is free and open to the public. Please visit to register or to find more information. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. 

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