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.


Closed on Thanksgiving Day

All libraries in the region will be close early at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed on Thursday, November 28, to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours resume on Friday.

Caregiver Crafting Support Group 

Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Bring crafting supplies (scrapbooks, crochet, adult coloring books, etc.) for yourself. We’ll also have some supplies available for your use! This support group will offer caregivers of adults with long-term illnesses and disabilities an opportunity to express some of the joys and struggles of caregiving while expressing themselves creatively through self-directed crafting activities. Take some time for self care so that you can be there for your loved one. In Multipurpose Room C.

Athens Art Association, Exhibit: August 10-October 5 2019

flyer for exhibit and reception: Artists’ Talk/Reception Sunday, August 11 • 2:30 pm
Exhibition August 10 - October 5, 2019Artists’ Talk/Reception Sunday, August 11, 2019 • 2:30 pm
Exhibition August 10 - October 5, 2019

Athens-Clarke County Library is pleased to welcome an exhibition of the current membership of the Athens Art Association during its centennial year. The show will be in the Quiet Gallery from August 10 through October 5, and several of the artists will gather in the Appleton Auditorium on August 11 at 2:30 to talk about their work, and about the history of the Art Association. A reception will follow.

The Athens Art Association is a non-profit organization established in 1919 for the advancement of visual arts in Athens, Georgia. Athens Art Association supports local artists by creating opportunities to exhibit their art and network with other artists and everyone that loves art and volunteering in festivals, demonstrations, and special events.   Early members include founder Laura Blackshear, Millie Dearing, Sally Goodwin, and Lucy Stanton. Lamar Dodd joined the group in 1937, and was a frequent contributors to events and lectures.

The Athens Art Association volunteers at art festivals, sponsors awards at juried shows, and donates to local educational institutions. The Athens Art Association supports local artists by creating opportunities for exhibitions and networking with other artists and everyone that loves art, no matter where they are in their artistic journey.

The exhibit will feature work of 45 current members such as Alice Pruitt, Connee Flynn, Margaret Agner, Yvonne Studevan, Bob Clements, Hildegard Timberlake, and Harold Rittenberry who have both ended the organization’s first century and represent the beginning of the second century. The show is organized and curated by Christine Langone, an Emerita Professor in Leadership Education at UGA. This is part of a year long series of exhibitions by the Art Association at the Georgia Museum of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, State Botanical Garden, and at other locations.

The artists’ talk/reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For further information, visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 706 613 3650 x343. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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