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Athens-Clarke County Library


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.


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative continues with special programs

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is our new reading initiative to make sure our toddlers and preschoolers are ready for school. Studies show that children who listen to or read 1,000 books or more before entering school are better prepared. So grab one of our special reading logs, check out some books and get reading! We'll have special shows geared toward younger audiences and their families on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout April!

Thursday, April 2, 10:30 a.m.

Dewayne Reynolds - Get ready for a show filled with music, magic and balloon artistry!

Thursday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.

Josie S. Bailey - Travel on a voyage of discovery, humor and understanding as storyteller Josie S. Bailey captures your imagination and transports you to another place and time.

Thursday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Possum Kingdom Ramblers - Join quite possibly the greatest faux-grass, cheesy rock and pop-done-in-bluegrass-style band on the planet for an exciting performance.

Thursday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.

Ron Anglin - This master juggler will amaze you and make you laugh with his fun-filled educational show.

Thursday, April 30, 10:30 a.m.

Drumming Up Stories with David Holland - Learn how the drum was first used to communicate, how instruments can be created from ordinary objects, and how music has been used for centuries to enhance the storytelling experience. It's our series' grand finale!

Mulling it Over: A Cookbook of Intangible Preservation for Athens

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Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an exposition of Athens & environs culinary habits, their almost invisible impact on our lives, and the ways that the preservation field is trying to maintain that heritage. Our featured speaker is Jordan Shoemaker, who is working on her Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia and is kept busy as a Preservation Intern for the North East Georgia Regional Commission. Part of Reflecting, Sharing, Learning’s programming. Visit or call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343, for information. Free and open to the public! In Appleton Auditorium.

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