Athens-Clarke County Library


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606


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!

Mindfulness & Creativity Event

Mindfulness and Creativity: Is mindfulness for you?
Dr Rich Panico
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00 pmmindfulness event flyer = text is in the body of the post

There has been a lot of hype and some early research on mindfulness and its uses in our culture. Dr. Rich Panico will offer guidance to people sifting through the plethora of information and research currently available on mindfulness and its varied programs, teachers, and approaches. Examining the historical, cultural, and contemporary scientific/clinical development of mindfulness makes an excellent starting point for those who are interested in learning more. Dr Panico will look at some of the more commonly available mindfulness disciplines to help you decide if the practice of mindfulness is useful for you.

Rich Panico is a physician and board certified Psychiatrist who recently retired from medicine after 48 years of clinical practice. He is a practitioner of meditation and classical yoga which he learned from his mother and brothers around 1966. Dr Panico practiced medicine in a variety of private and public settings including as medical director of the central intake unit of the Georgia Department of Human Resources A&D unit, medical director of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, division chief of psychiatry at Athens Regional Medical Center, and founder and medical director of the Athens Regional Mind Body Institute. Over time, his interests shifted from clinical applications to an interest in meditation that cultivates human “flourishing” and the creative process. He currently teaches mindfulness meditation, drawing and pottery making to small groups using meditation, poetry and visual art as a central feature in the learning process.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information call (706)613-3650 x343 or visit The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Information & Assistance

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information & Sign-up Assistance

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act begins November 1, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019.

To enroll or for additional information, go to  (In Spanish If you'd like to make an appointment for assistance, please visit this website:  You will be able to see a list of registered Assisters who can help you enroll.

In-person assistance will be available at the Athens-Clarke County Library Dec. 2-Dec. 6. Harold Weber from the Athens Neighborhood Health Clinic Center will be at the library to answer questions and assist with sign ups. 

  • Monday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. - An informational session and Q&A on the ACA in MP-A.
  • One-on-one questions or sign-up assistance at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday - Dec. 4-Dec. 6

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