Athens-Clarke County Library

Address

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.

winter holidays

Closed for Winter Holidays: December 24-26

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed December 24 through December 26, for the holidays. Regular hours resume on December 27. Happy Holidays from everyone at the library!

Live @ the Library: Lydia Brambila

lydia flyerLive @ Athens-Clarke County Library: Lydia Brambila, November 3 2019

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library invite you to a free Live! @ the Library concert featuring singer-songwriter Lydia Brambila on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3:00 p.m. Brambila writes haunting folk songs in the spirit of Sibylle Baier, Elyse Weinberg, and Linda Perhacs right here in Athens. Lydia’s debut album Migraineur is a sparse collection of meditations on monastic figures, natural phenomena, and the impact of music on migraine: “To know that singing could feel like healing was revelatory. I wanted to make an album that reflected what that feels like: hiding in the dark, feeling powerless and alone, and still being able to find lasting and beautiful things in that space.” Lydia’s second album, Ars Apparatus, and an accompanying zine of lyrics and photographs will be released in December 2019.


This event is made possible by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library and is free and open to the public. The concert will take place in the Athens-Clarke County Library’s Appleton Auditorium. For more information, call the library at (706) 613-3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Listening in The Dark VI: Revenge of The Creeps

listening graphicListening in The Dark VI: Revenge of The Creeps

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:00 pm

Tracy Adkins
Jacqueline Elsner
Kelly McGlaun Fields
Eddie Whitlock
Candace Wiggins

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343


“Listening in the Dark VI: Revenge of The Creeps: An Evening of Spooky Stories for Grownups” will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Appleton Auditorium. Join us... if you think you can handle it! Librarians and other literary types will curl your hair with original and traditional horror stories: Ghosts of Athens author Tracy Adkins will read shocking segments from her book, Athens-Clarke County Library volunteer Coordinator Eddie Whitlock will convey an original scary short story, Kelly McGlaun Fields returns with an unearthly tale, Candace Wiggins delivers an eldrich original piece and retired librarian Jackie Elsner tells a ghostly narrative. Other spirits may appear.

Tracy L. Adkins is the author of Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, Georgia (2016). She is currently working on a sequel, More Ghosts of Athens, as well as the upcoming book, Ghosts of Asheville (2020). She is an enthusiastic member of the board of the Friends of the Winterville Library. Other hobbies include writing narrative fiction, poetry, screenplays, and software instructions.

Jackie Elsner enjoyed over forty years of library storytelling before her retirement from the Athens Regional Library System in 2014. Occasionally she now tells Appalachian and Cherokee stories and sings ballads to guests at the Len Foote Hike Inn in Amicalola Falls State Park, GA. Her CD Ballad of The Bones: Byron Herbert Reece Poems Sung as Ballads helps preserve and promote the legacy of Georgia's mountain poet.

Kelly McGlaun Fields is an artist and actor who has appeared on screen, film & stage, locally with Rose of Athens and Town and Gown, and entertains children as Grandmother Goose. She is a doll collector, and is retired from the GA Department of Human Resources.

Eddie Whitlock manages the Library Store and coordinates volunteers for the Athens-Clarke County Library. He is the author of two books: Evil is Always Human (2012) and POTUS of the Living Dead (2014). He is currently working on a sequel to his first novel.

Candace Wiggins first published in the online crime zine, “Hardluck Stories”; while writing art and movie columns for various newspapers and working at CNN, TBS and Reuters. She has stories in anthologies from Planet X Publications, including “The Phantasmagorical Promenade”; “Strange Stories From the Sea”; “Test Patterns: Weird Westerns”; and many others. She’s had stories published in The AWA Collective straight outta Athens, Georgia and co-wrote a script, “Eidolon”.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.athenslibrary.org/rslathens or call the Athens-Clarke County Library at (706) 613-3650, extension 343. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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