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.

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Closed to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed Monday, January 20 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 21.


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PINES will be offline statewide due to upgrades starting Saturday, January 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m., and should be back Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Some library resources will be unavailable during that time.

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We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

Nathan Hale, Author/Illustrator

Athens-Clarke County Library to host author/illustrator Nathan Hale, January 14 2020book cover

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens-Clarke County Library and Avid Bookshop present a special evening with New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Nathan Hale at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at the library.

Hale will share the latest book his popular Hazardous Tales series: Major Impossible! Discover the amazing true story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon. Powell is best known for the expeditions he led on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon following the Civil War. The book is the ninth installment in the series.

nathan hale bio Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, Hazardous Tales. Each book, written for young readers in grades 4 through 7, delves into a thrilling – sometimes gruesome and always engaging – tale of American history. Other books in the series introduce readers to events of World War I and II, the Alamo and even the doomed Donner Party.

This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for children ages 6 to 11 with their caregivers. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  The event is cohosted by the Athens-Clarke County Library and Avid Bookshop. For more information, call the library at (706) 613-3650 or visit The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey
Thursday, January 2, 2020 • 2:00 & 6:30 pm

If you’ve missed this beloved film, now is your chance to see it for free in the Athens-Clarke County Library in the new year! In 1927 the Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives: a royal visit from the King and Queen of England, which unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue that leaves the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast, this grand cinematic experience will have you cheering for your favorite characters all over again. It will be showing twice, at 2:00 pm, and again at 6:30 pm. The film screening is free and open to the public. For further information, visit, or call 706 613 3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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