Athens-Clarke County Library

Address

2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

Hours

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.

Athens Transit is "Stuffing a Bus"

Athens Transit is "Stuffing a Bus" for Christmas with unexpired canned foods and we can’t do it without your help! All canned foods will be donated to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Our decorated bus will be parked at the following locations, so come out and donate to help give Athens area families a Holiday Season to remember! Don’t forget each time you drop off canned items the attendant will provide you with a ticket to enter and win one of our “Stuff-A-Bus” prizes. You don’t have to be present to win!!! Drawing takes place December 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Wal-Mart on Lexington Road.

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  • Mon. Dec. 11th @ Wal-Mart (Lexington Rd) 10am to 6pm
  • Tues. Dec. 12th @Athens-Clarke County Library 10am to 6pm
  • Wed. Dec. 13th @ Athens-Clarke County Library 10am to 6pm
  • Thurs. Dec. 14th @ Classic Center 10am to 6pm
  • Fri. Dec. 15th @ Wal-Mart (Lexington Rd) 10am to 6pm

Please call Athens Transit @ (706) 613-3434 if you have any questions.


A Cajun Night Before Christmas

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Saturday, December 3, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
In Story Time Room

What if Santa Claus was from the South and had alligators instead of reindeer? Listen to this classic tale with a Cajun twist and other silly Santa stories. Enjoy some boiled peanuts and a craft to go. For children ages 3-11 and their caregiver.

Café au Libris with Dr. J. Drew Lanham

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Monday, November 28, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

Join us for a conversation and reading with J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature.

Growing up on his family's land in South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham fell in love with the subtle beauties of the natural world around him—and grew up to be one of the lone black men in a predominantly white field. This memoir is a riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South, asking what it means to be "the rare bird, the oddity."

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A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, Dr. Lanham is a birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist, and an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, and the Athens Land Trust, and with the participation of: UGA Odum School of Ecology, Georgia Ornithological Society and Oconee Rivers Audubon Society.

Reception, book sales and signing after author presentation. Book sales benefit the Library through the Friends.

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