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.

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All Libraries will be Closed on May 28th, 2018

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28th to celebrate Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 29th.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Coping Skills and Support

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Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Children are being raised by grandparents in greater numbers than ever before. According to the 2009 American Community Survey, approximately 102,000 grandparents in Georgia were responsible for raising their grandchildren. These new households represent a transfer of child-rearing responsibilities from an absent or incapacitated parent to an older adult. Grandparent caregivers may also face a number of challenges, such as emotional, social, financial, and legal issues, as well as poverty, poor health, delaying retirement, inadequate housing, loss of personal freedom, and a host of other issues. Tonight Paige Powell, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Director from the Athens Community Council on Aging, will give us some coping methods for this difficult role, and tell us about the resources available at the Council on Aging. She will be joined by Kelli McCain, ACCA Outreach Coordinator.

Outlander Trivia Night!

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Thursday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room A

Are you a Scottish history buff? Have you read (and maybe even reread) Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series? Or maybe you love the STARZ hit drama based on the books? Come put your knowledge to the test!

Free and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded!

  • 1st: $50 gift certificate to Chili's or On the Border
  • 2nd: Sassenach necklace and silver Outlander themed ornament
  • 3rd: silver Outlander themed ornament
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