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.

Athens-Clarke Library hosts Athens author Noel Holston

Sunday, February 9, 2020

3:00 pm

The Athens-Clarke County Library is proud to announce that it will be hosting journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Noel Holston, to share his critically acclaimed memoir, "Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hearing Loss and Recovery."

Holston was working at the University of Georgia as the Peabody Awards' public relations coordinator and chief writer when his hearing deserted him overnight in 2010. Thanks to cochlear implant surgeries, therapy and more than a little help from his wife and friends, he continues to write, act and tell stories.

His book is a helpful guide to dealing with disability, a medical thriller and a dramedy of errors rolled into one easy-reading volume. Copies will be available for purchase at this talk!

This event is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. Call the library at (706) 613-3650 or visit for more information. The Athens-Clarke-County Library is located at 2025 Baxter St, Athens.

Live @ ACL Library: Kate Morrissey Band

Live @ Athens-Clarke County Library: Kate Morrissey Band, February 2, 2020 kate singing

ATHENS, Ga. — The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library present a free concert by the Kate Morrissey Band at Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3:00 p.m.

Morrissey is a wandering songstress. From her childhood on the rolling hills of rural South Dakota through Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and now among the Southern bohemia of Athens, she is perfectly at home behind her piano. But Morrissey is best known throughout this corridor for her dark velvet voice whose range and control stands on its own. Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an off-beat sense of humor. In her more than two decades of playing shows throughout the country, she has learned to cultivate a joyful atmosphere wherever she plays.

Morrissey will be joined by John Norris on drums and Roger Stahl on cello and acoustic guitar.

The event is free and open to the public and is the latest installment of the Live! @ the Library concert series sponsored by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library. For more information, call (706) 613-3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.


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