Athens-Clarke County Library

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2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

Hours

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.


Athens-Clarke County Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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Message from the Director

Updated May 23, 2020
Starting Wednesday, May 27, Athens Regional Library System will begin circulating library materials through curbside service.   Curbside service will be available to patrons Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please read the Message from the Director for the full statement.

Thank you for your support! Our library has won the Public Libraries' Readers Choice Award!

Rhiannon Eades, PIOWe are proud to share that Public Information Officer Rhiannon Eades' article, "Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach," has won the 2020 Public Libraries' Feature Article Readers Choice Award! The article was published in the September/October 2019 issue of Public Libraries, the official magazine of the Public Library Association. The article highlights TILT, or Trauma Informed Library Transformation, a partnership between Athens-Clarke County Library and the University of Georgia School of Social Work, funded by a Community Catalyst grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thank you to everyone who voted for our article! Read it here:  http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2020/04/implementing-a-trauma-informed-approach/  

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

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Tracing History (Quiet Gallery)

Tbrass rubbingsracing History: Rubbings of Monumental Brasses from Medieval England
Nancy Kissane
Exhibition • Quiet Gallery • October 13—November 24, 2019
Reception/Lecture • Appleton Auditorium • Sunday, October 13 • 3:00 pm

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium & Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Medieval churches throughout Great Britain, Scotland, and Europe contain a range of treasures which provide unique and interesting artifacts of excellent craftsmanship. Of particular interest are engraved brass plaques, since they were laid down inside of the churches as portraits in memory of the deceased. Memorial brasses are tombstones that were engraved on brass plates and laid into stone.

Are you interested in seeing a true reproduction of a medieval knight's armor? Monumental memorial plaques are found on churches beginning in 12th century England. Rubbings are done on site at these churches and they depict knights, priests, women in full regalia and costumes of the times. Mrs. Nancy Kissane lived in England in 1969, where she did rubbings from various churches in Cambridgeshire.

Brass rubbings are a method of reproducing, on paper, monumental brasses found across Western Europe. These reproductions are made by taping a large piece of paper across the brass, then rubbing carefully and smoothly with a piece of heelball, a hard wax mixed with lampblack, across the entire brass. This action transfers the texture of the image onto the paper.

Time, erosion, and even theft have caused restricted access to some of these monumental memorial plaques. Come see these beautiful and unique rubbings at the Athens-Clarke County Library and see a piece of history, immortalized in these beautiful plaques, from a long time ago.

The exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public, Call (706) 613-3650, extension 343, or visit www.athenslibrary.org/rslathens for more details. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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