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.
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.
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Heritage Room and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library present author, researcher and genealogist Mary Bondurant Warren at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 5. Warren will read from and discuss her Heritage Papers re-release of Augustus Longstreet Hull's Annals of Athens, Georgia, a charming and illuminating look at life in early Athens. Warren began her historical and genealogical writing career in 1962 with her Lives and Legends newspaper column, and soon afterwards launched her Family Puzzlers column through her company, Heritage Papers. She was founding member of the Athens Historical Society, and oversaw publication of the Society's Athens-Clarke County Cemeteries. She is still producing illuminating abstracts of records from Georgia's Colonial period, and has donated hundreds of books, family files and other personal papers to the University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County Library. In 2010 she was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board.
The program is co-sponsored by the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, and is part of the Friends' on-going Cafe au Libris series. A light reception will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase and signing. In the Appleton Auditorium.
Sunday, May 3, 3:00 p.m.
The Dixieland Five are a Trad Jazz / Dixieland Band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. They play jazz styles of the early 20th century that came from New Orleans and then spread across the country and around the world. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Appleton Auditorium.