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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.
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2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

2014 Finalist National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Athens-Clarke County Library has been chosen as a 2014 finalist for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Now in its 20th year, this award is the nation’s highest honor for extraordinary public service, recognizing institutions that are valuable community anchors. As a member of our community, we ask you to share your own stories about Athens-Clarke County Library here:

Open Position: Library Director - Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library Board is seeking a Director for the Athens Regional Library System. Please read the full description and instructions for applying on the Library Director Job webpage.

Money Smart Week @ Your Library, April 5-12

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April 5-12

The Library will join with 700 libraries across the country to host a number of programs about financial literacy in several departments in honor of Money Smart Week @ Your Library, April 5–12:

Thursday, April 10, 4:30 p.m.

Book Jammers! - Children and their families are invited to join us for stories, trivia, craft activities and lots of fun! This month, we’ll celebrate Money Smart Week @ Your Library by learning about smart spending and making our own banks! Promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to lengthen attention spans. Appropriate for children 6 to 10 years old. In Storyroom.

Friday, April 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Curiosity Shop: Snack Attack! - Join Larkin Merritt from The Daily Co-Op for this after-hours program to learn how to make inexpensive, healthy & delicious snacks. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Stop by the Teen Desk or call (706) 613-3650, ext. 329. In Storyroom. Part of Money Smart Week @ Your Library.

Saturday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.

Money Talks: A Chronology of the Use of Currency in Georgia - Local author and historian Gary Doster kicks off Money Smart Week @ Your Library with a presentation of the history of money used in Georgia, including examples from his collection of obsolete Georgia currency from colonial times to the Civil War. In Appleton Auditorium. A light reception will follow.

Monday, April 7, 11:00 a.m.

Incorporating Business Ventures in Antebellum Athens - As part of Money Smart Week, author and historian Dr. Michael Gagnon will talk about corporations in Athens by looking at the connections between banking, insurance and the capital finance of railroads and factories. Dr. Gagnon will sign copies of his book, Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, 1830-1870, (Louisiana State University Press, 2012) Copies will be available for purchase in the Library Store. In Multipurpose Room A.

Wednesday, April 9 11:00 a.m.

How Did We Get This Way? - As part of Money Smart Week, life-long Athenian Peter Hodgson discusses the history and legacy of the First National Bank of Athens, the influence of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company, and familial relationships that influenced local investing. In Multipurpose Room A.

Wednesday, April 9 4:00 p.m.

Saving and Investing on the Road to Retirement - Do you know what your retirement looks like? If you can't visualize where you're heading, it's hard to plan to make sure that you get there. Gary Tapp, Ph.D., of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta leads this Money Smart Week workshop to help guide you to your goals. In Multipurpose Room B.

Thursday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.

Red Goes Green for a Day - The Library partners with the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to teach you how to be eco-friendly in a wallet-friendly manner! Free giveaways and refreshments provided. In Multipurpose Room A.

Saturday, April 19 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Shred Day - Bring your documents to shred! It’s a secure way to dispose of sensitive information and save the environment. In parking lot. In partnership with Athens Recycling Department and Athens-Clarke County Extension.

Money Smart Week @ Your Library is a partnership initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to encourage libraries to present programs for all ages, and all stages of life, related to personal financial literacy.

Friends of the Library Fundraiser: Oklahoma!

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Thursday, April 3, 8:00 p.m.

The Friends will repeat their popular fundraiser by hosting the Town & Gown's dress rehearsal production of the fabulous musical “Oklahoma!” on Thursday, April 3, at 8:00 pm.

The performance features a new acoustic revitalization of this musical theatre classic with fresh orchestration requiring no electronic amplification. The gorgeous music of Rodgers and Hammerstein will feel brand new, but the delight is timeless!

Make your arrangements to join in the fun by making your voucher donations at the Library Store or by contacting Friends' President Marilynn Smith at 706.354.1028. Members are asked for $15 donations, and non-members $20. This is a great opportunity to have a delightful evening out, plus enjoy light refreshments during intermission, all while making a contribution to the Library in support of its’ many programs and services.

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Upcoming Events

Preschool Storytime
Wed Apr 23 @ 9:30AM
Preschool Storytime
Wed Apr 23 @10:30AM
World Book Night 2014
Wed Apr 23 @ 4:00PM
Morning Computer Tutorial
Thu Apr 24 @ 9:00AM
Lunchtime Learning @ Your Library: Estate Planning
Thu Apr 24 @12:15PM
Tween & Teen Lego Club
Thu Apr 24 @ 4:30PM
Tween & Teen LEGO Club
Thu Apr 24 @ 4:30PM
Spanish Language Classes for Adults
Thu Apr 24 @ 6:30PM
Curiosity Shop: Fencing
Fri Apr 25 @ 4:00PM
Saturday Movies in the Storyroom
Sat Apr 26 @10:30AM