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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

Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders - Essay Exhibit and Ceremony

Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to a reception recognizing and honoring local teen groups who wrote essays based on the award-winning documentary Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders. The award-winning documentary is the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.

The essays are about the women who bravely faced adversity and became grassroots leaders during the Civil Rights era in Mississippi and other communities. The essays, exhibited during the recent National Civil Rights Conference in Mississippi's Meridian, will be exhibited in the Athens-Clarke County Library during the afternoon and evening of July 1, 2014 and subsequently in the Athens YMCA. For information about the film, visit

The reception's keynote speaker will be Mr. Valdon Daniel, retired Athens-Clarke County educator and Heritage Committee member. The reception will be held July 1st at 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room (Room C) of the Athens-Clarke County Library (2025 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606; 706-613-3650). The reception is free and open to the public!

Cuisine Elements Cooking Workshop

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Saturday, June 28, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Local cook Mary Songster will demonstrate how to make a delicious, easy dinner using healthy food and locally grown vegetables. Both beginner and more experienced cooks are welcome! In Multi-Purpose Room C. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 356, to register.

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The 2014 Summer Reading Programs Are Here!

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We have programs for all ages! Visit our Summer Reading Program webpage for more information!

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Upcoming Events

Preschool Storytime
Wed Jul 23 @ 9:30AM
Preschool Storytime
Wed Jul 23 @10:30AM
Morning Computer Tutorial
Thu Jul 24 @ 9:00AM
Silly Sock Hop!
Thu Jul 24 @10:30AM
Meat and Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now
Thu Jul 24 @ 7:00PM
Afterhours event: Comic Con @ Your Library!
Fri Jul 25 @ 6:00PM
Open Playtime
Mon Jul 28 @10:30AM
Open Chess Play @ ACC Library
Mon Jul 28 @ 4:00PM
Bedtime Stories
Mon Jul 28 @ 7:00PM
Last Monday Book Group, Adult Book Discussion Group
Mon Jul 28 @ 7:00PM