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.

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

Roots of Rap

February 8th, 2020 at 11:00 am

roots of rap graphic‘Ba Bump Ba Bump Ba Boom Boom SPSSSS’...Rap is one of the most popular genres of music in the world. Learn about the roots of rap and the tenacious music artists who started it all. Listen to influential rap artists and create some graffiti art to take home on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 11:00 am. For children ages 5-11 and their caregiver. With Miss Erika. In Storyroom.

African American Civil War Pension Records Research

Saturday, February 15, 2020

2:00 pm

Multipurpose Room A

The Athens-Clarke County Library will partner with the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society (COGS) to proudly host African-American genealogy researcher Elyse Hill! One of the most challenging, frustrating and sometimes impossible tasks in African American genealogical research is finding information about formerly enslaved individuals pre-emancipation. Presenter Elyse Hill, CG, will explain how Civil War pension records can provide rare first person accounts regarding the lives of Union veterans both formerly enslaved and free persons of color as well as individuals utilized as servants and laborers for the Confederacy.

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the library's Heritage Room and COGS. For more information, call (706) 613-3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter St, Athens.