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Athens-Clarke County Library

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.

Address

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

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Closed for Memorial Day - May 25

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 26.



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We need your Book Recommendations!

The Athens-Clarke County Library wants to know your favorite books! We're putting up a display in June of books recommended by you. Who better to recommend books to the local community than our own patrons? So please tell us what books you would like to see featured in our display.

In Time for the Postman

Migrant grandmother and sick baby, Arizona, 1940, Dorothea Lange, photographer. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Migrant grandmother and sick baby, Arizona, 1940, Dorothea Lange, photographer. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 3:00 p.m.

A multimedia performance – In Time for the Postman, by playwright, Phillip Gerson. Directed by Bobby Norm Harris with actors Scotty Gannon, Joy Ovington, and Bowen Craig. Based on the book, Letters From the Dust Bowl, by Caroline Henderson, this one-act play/reading portrays life in the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, and catches a brief glimpse into the life of Caroline Henderson. Dr. David Saltz, Head of the Dept. of Theatre & Film Studies at the University of Georgia, will introduce the animated staged reading of the play on May 16th, and Dr. John Patrick Bray, Lecturer of Dramatic Writing at UGA, will introduce the play on May 17th. In Appleton Auditorium.

Movie Night: Great Depression Edition: Paper Moon

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Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.

Paper Moon (1973) 102 min, B&W, PG. D: Peter Bogdanovich. Real life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal star in this comedy-drama about a possible father and daughter who run scams during the Great Depression. At age 10, Tatum O'Neal holds the record for the youngest actor to win an Oscar, for her supporting role in the film. In Appleton Auditorium.

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