Oglethorpe County Library

Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Address

858 Athens Rd. (Hwy 78)
Lexington, Georgia 30648
706-743-8817

The Athens Regional Library System logo with Georgia Public Library of the Year, 2017.

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...


Teen End of Summer Reading Party

Build a better world.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Come celebrate (or mourn) the end of our Summer Reading Program! We will have pizza, ice cream, games, and all sorts of other goodies. Top prizes for those teens who read the most or attended the most programs will also be given.

All supplies provided by the Friends of the Oglethorpe County Library.

How Eclipses Have Affected World History

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Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Solar eclipses have fascinated mankind for millennia. Through finally understanding the phenomena they have been utilized for scientific investigation. This talk will examine (through photographs, paintings and postage stamps from around the world) how eclipses have changed history from the Chaldeans and Babylonians to the Greeks, the Middle Ages and by modern scientific study. Featured will be how solar eclipses stopped or affected wars, caused the death of kings and break up of empires, resulted in a run on the confessional, the discovery of a new element and proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Details of this year’s Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be presented including where to go to see totality in Northeast Georgia and how to safely view (with Solar Eclipse Glasses or projection) and photograph the eclipse.

Dr. Maurice Snook will present this free program, which is best for adults.

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