Closed for Independence Day
All libraries in the Athens-Regional Library System will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, July 5th.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Come by all afternoon to donate blood to the American Red Cross. Your donation saves lives of those in need! The blood drive will take place in mobile unit in the parking lot.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
We will be discussing Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Copies of the book are available to checkout at the library's circulation desk. Just ask for a copy and get in on some great discussions.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson: Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. - Publisher