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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

Summer Reading Performance Series: Happy Hands Band

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

Which comes first, the band or the song? Instead of the band getting together to write songs, this band was formed because of a song written by singer-songwriter Dodd Ferrelle. Happy, Dee Nanny and Ronnie invite you to join the Happy Hands Band to dance with wild abandon and sing at the top of your lungs! Sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Multipurpose Rooms. Find the Happy Hands Band online.

Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders - Essay Exhibit and Ceremony

Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to a reception recognizing and honoring local teen groups who wrote essays based on the award-winning documentary Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders. The award-winning documentary is the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.

The essays are about the women who bravely faced adversity and became grassroots leaders during the Civil Rights era in Mississippi and other communities. The essays, exhibited during the recent National Civil Rights Conference in Mississippi's Meridian, will be exhibited in the Athens-Clarke County Library during the afternoon and evening of July 1, 2014 and subsequently in the Athens YMCA. For information about the film, visit

The reception's keynote speaker will be Mr. Valdon Daniel, retired Athens-Clarke County educator and Heritage Committee member. The reception will be held July 1st at 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room (Room C) of the Athens-Clarke County Library (2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606; 706-613-3650). The reception is free and open to the public!

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The 2014 Summer Reading Programs Are Here!

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We have programs for all ages! Visit our Summer Reading Program webpage for more information!

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