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.

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Athens Regional Library System named Georgia Public Library of the Year

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) has named Athens Regional Library System as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year for 2017. The award is one of five annual Georgia Public Library Awards, honoring the outstanding service and achievements of Georgia’s public libraries, librarians and advocates during the past year. Read more...


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Bling Your Prom

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Stop by Athens-Clarke County Library to pick up a FREE outfit to wear to prom! Dresses, suits, shoes, bling, and makeup(while supplies last)!

One (1) outfit per high school student only.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping Skills and Support

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Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Children are being raised by grandparents in greater numbers than ever before. According to the 2009 American Community Survey, approximately 102,000 grandparents in Georgia were responsible for raising their grandchildren. These new households represent a transfer of child-rearing responsibilities from an absent or incapacitated parent to an older adult. Grandparent caregivers may also face a number of challenges, such as emotional, social, financial, and legal issues, as well as poverty, poor health, delaying retirement, inadequate housing, loss of personal freedom, and a host of other issues. Tonight Paige Powell, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Director from the Athens Community Council on Aging, will give us some coping methods for this difficult role, and tell us about the resources available at the Council on Aging. She will be joined by Kelli McCain, ACCA Outreach Coordinator.

Outlander Trivia Night!

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Thursday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room A

Are you a Scottish history buff? Have you read (and maybe even reread) Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series? Or maybe you love the STARZ hit drama based on the books? Come put your knowledge to the test!

Free and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded!

  • 1st: $50 gift certificate to Chili's or On the Border
  • 2nd: Sassenach necklace and silver Outlander themed ornament
  • 3rd: silver Outlander themed ornament
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Kindle Fire Giveaway

It's Library Lovers Month! To celebrate, we're giving out new Kindle Fire eReaders to 8 lucky patrons.


Enter to Win!

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Indie Author Fair

Sign up to showcase your books at the Indie Author Fair on Saturday, March 17th.


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