Welcome to the Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library System is here to enrich the lives of the residents of Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Visit your local branch today to find out what the library can do for you.

Tax Season is Here!

Tax season is upon us, and the Athens Regional Library System wants to help. Visit our Tax Information page for links to online resources, information about where to find free tax preparation assistance in the area, and more.

The libraries in the regional system will have a limited number of Federal Tax Forms for patrons to pick up but, due to budget cuts by the IRS, we will not have any instruction books. This includes instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.

Residents can request a personal copy of instructions or forms:

Go online to IRS.gov/forms - to view and download OR
IRS.gov/orderforms - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail OR
call 1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail.

State of Georgia forms can be requested online at http://dor.georgia.gov/popular-forms OR
email request to: taxforms@dor.ga.gov OR
call Customer Service: 1-877-423-6711.

Reflecting, Sharing, Learning announces Dust Collectors series, starting Jan. 24 with “Quilts: The Tapestry of Life”

Photo of a quilt of a star pattern.

Quilts are passed down from generation to generation like the treasured keepsakes they are. In the stitching we can see the handiwork of our ancestors, and imagine them sitting by a window working on piecing together something to keep their children and grandchildren warm for a century or more.

Reflecting, Sharing, Learning presents, for the first in its Dust Collectors series, Quilting: The Tapestry of Life. At 2:30 on Saturday afternoon, January 24, quilt archivist and historian Madeline Hawley will host an “Antiques Roadshow”-style event, where the public is invited to bring a favorite quilt from home and learn about its history and value. The event will take place in Multipurpose Room A in the library, and Mary Walker from the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum will give a lecture in the Appleton Auditorium immediately preceding it at 1:30 p.m.

A collection of antique quilts owned by Ms Hawley and other members of the Cotton Patch Quilters may be seen in the Heritage Room Quiet Gallery on the second floor of the library. The exhibition will be available for viewing from January 20–February 20. For more information, visit www.RSLathens.org or call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343.

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