Athens-Clarke County Library


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606


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.

Harriet Powers: Sewing Stories & Stitching Stars

Photo of Harriet Power's quilt

Thursday, February 16, 3:30 p.m.
In Storyroom

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about local quilter and African-American folk artist Harriet Powers, who lived in Clarke County from 1837-1855. See a replica of her work and make your own story quilt. For ages 4-11 with caregiver.

Film Screening: Rosenwald

movie poster

Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.
Appleton Auditorium

This film tells the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become president of Sears. Inspired by the writings of Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities in the Jim Crow South to build more than 5,300 schools in the early 20th century.

Image of a piggy bank.

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