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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.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

Storytimes are taking a break!

August 17-30

To get ready for our upcoming Fall season we will be taking break from programs in the last two weeks of August. Infant Storytime, Open Playtime, Bedtime Storytime, Tuesday and Wednesday Storytime, and Book Jammers will be on hiatus from August 17-30. Thanks!

Lunchtime Learning: Introduction to Traditional Martial Arts

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Thursday, August 27, 12:15 p.m.

Join Master Ken Blumreich as he demonstrates and teaches traditional martial arts techniques. This session will cover the historical origins of martial arts as well as practical self-defense techniques. This class is appropriate for all ages and skill levels; no previous martial arts experience is required! Wear comfortable athletic clothes, and feel free to bring your lunch! In Multipurpose Room A.

Saving Stuff: Preservation for the Family Historian

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As family historians, genealogists, and citizen archivists, we are responsible for preserving the records of our family's past. But because memories are not made on one medium alone--just think of all the photographs, video footage, documents and recordings you've accrued over your lifetime--we must familiarize ourselves with a variety of tools for keeping our family treasures safe.

To help you take up this charge, we proudly introduce our Fall 2015 series, Saving Stuff: Preservation for the Family Historian, which provides free, public education classes and workshops on caring for analog and digital family treasures. The series is co-sponsored by the Athens-Clarke County Library's Heritage Room and Digital Media Center.  Programs will start in August and run through November. Here are the August offerings:

Personal Digital Archiving of Audio & Video
Tuesday, August 18, 6:00pm
Multipurpose Room A

Do you have one-of-a-kind family records you'd be devastated to lose? Are you the family historian, genealogist, or archivist? Do you have old home movies collecting dust, or audio recordings of lectures, recitals, or interviews with family members? Then this class is for you! As your family historian, you need to actively manage these beloved treasures to keep them available for years to come. In this class, you'll learn simple and practical strategies for keeping your personal audio and video recordings safe for future generations.

Registration is required. Please go to to reserve your spot.

Converting VHS to digital
Saturday, August 22, 2015: 1-hour sessions, 9am-1pm
Digital Media Center

Do you have old VHS tapes of family and friends but no VCR?  Convert your VHS tapes to DVD with the library's digital converter.  Natalie Wright, Digital Media Librarian, will walk you through the conversion process.  Once you learn how the converter works, it will be easy for you to come in any time the library is open to convert the rest of your tapes.  Sign up for a 1 hour session, and bring a VHS tape and a blank DVD-R.  Tapes must be full size and their content must clock in at less than an hour in order to finish the conversion process during the session. Don't lose your family memories to obsolete formats!  Videos brought in for conversion must be less than one hour. Please bring a Blank DVD-R to transfer your digital recording.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (706) 613-3650 x354. Registration is required. Please call (706) 613-3650 x354 to reserve your spot.

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