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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

2014 Finalist National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Athens-Clarke County Library has been chosen as a 2014 finalist for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Now in its 20th year, this award is the nation’s highest honor for extraordinary public service, recognizing institutions that are valuable community anchors. As a member of our community, we ask you to share your own stories about Athens-Clarke County Library here:

Open Position: Library Director - Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library Board is seeking a Director for the Athens Regional Library System. Please read the full description and instructions for applying on the Library Director Job webpage.

Live! @ the Library with the Lucky Jones

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Sunday, April 6, 3:00 p.m.

The Lucky Jones is a three-piece rockin’ rhythm and blues band featuring drummer/vocalist Brian Crum, guitarist Mark Callahan and bass player Alex Cooper. They play a variety of dynamic music including blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, rockabilly, and classic rock standards. This concert is sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Appleton Auditorium.

Money Smart Week @ Your Library, April 5-12

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April 5-12

The Library will join with 700 libraries across the country to host a number of programs about financial literacy in several departments in honor of Money Smart Week @ Your Library, April 5–12:

Thursday, April 10, 4:30 p.m.

Book Jammers! - Children and their families are invited to join us for stories, trivia, craft activities and lots of fun! This month, we’ll celebrate Money Smart Week @ Your Library by learning about smart spending and making our own banks! Promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to lengthen attention spans. Appropriate for children 6 to 10 years old. In Storyroom.

Friday, April 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Curiosity Shop: Snack Attack! - Join Larkin Merritt from The Daily Co-Op for this after-hours program to learn how to make inexpensive, healthy & delicious snacks. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Stop by the Teen Desk or call (706) 613-3650, ext. 329. In Storyroom. Part of Money Smart Week @ Your Library.

Saturday, April 5, 3:00 p.m.

Money Talks: A Chronology of the Use of Currency in Georgia - Local author and historian Gary Doster kicks off Money Smart Week @ Your Library with a presentation of the history of money used in Georgia, including examples from his collection of obsolete Georgia currency from colonial times to the Civil War. In Appleton Auditorium. A light reception will follow.

Monday, April 7, 11:00 a.m.

Incorporating Business Ventures in Antebellum Athens - As part of Money Smart Week, author and historian Dr. Michael Gagnon will talk about corporations in Athens by looking at the connections between banking, insurance and the capital finance of railroads and factories. Dr. Gagnon will sign copies of his book, Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, 1830-1870, (Louisiana State University Press, 2012) Copies will be available for purchase in the Library Store. In Multipurpose Room A.

Wednesday, April 9 11:00 a.m.

How Did We Get This Way? - As part of Money Smart Week, life-long Athenian Peter Hodgson discusses the history and legacy of the First National Bank of Athens, the influence of the Southern Mutual Insurance Company, and familial relationships that influenced local investing. In Multipurpose Room A.

Wednesday, April 9 4:00 p.m.

Saving and Investing on the Road to Retirement - Do you know what your retirement looks like? If you can't visualize where you're heading, it's hard to plan to make sure that you get there. Gary Tapp, Ph.D., of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta leads this Money Smart Week workshop to help guide you to your goals. In Multipurpose Room B.

Thursday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.

Red Goes Green for a Day - The Library partners with the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to teach you how to be eco-friendly in a wallet-friendly manner! Free giveaways and refreshments provided. In Multipurpose Room A.

Saturday, April 19 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Shred Day - Bring your documents to shred! It’s a secure way to dispose of sensitive information and save the environment. In parking lot. In partnership with Athens Recycling Department and Athens-Clarke County Extension.

Money Smart Week @ Your Library is a partnership initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to encourage libraries to present programs for all ages, and all stages of life, related to personal financial literacy.

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Upcoming Events

Zine Workshop
Fri Apr 18 @ 4:00PM
Shred Day
Sat Apr 19 @ 9:00AM
Saturday Movies in the Storyroom
Sat Apr 19 @10:30AM
Satruday Movies in the Storyroom
Sat Apr 19 @ 2:30PM
Holiday Closing
Sun Apr 20
Open Playtime
Mon Apr 21 @10:30AM
Open Chess Play
Mon Apr 21 @ 4:00PM
Bedtime Stories
Mon Apr 21 @ 7:00PM
Preschool Storytime
Tue Apr 22 @ 9:30AM
Intro to the Internet
Tue Apr 22 @10:00AM