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 29

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29th to celebrate Memorial Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

Athens-Clarke Co. Library's African American Family Scan Day

Help preserve the story of the African American experience in Athens by bringing your family's historical documents (photos, letters, family Bibles, recipes, etc.) to be digitally scanned and preserved! The first Scan Day will take place at the Athens-Clarke County Library on June 3rd. Sign up for a scan appointment on our online calendar, or call for an appointment (706-613-3650 ext. 350).

This initiative is part of the National Endowment for Humanities' Common Heritage Grant. The goal of the grant is to preserve African American families' histories, which are often underdocumented. By helping families protect and preserve their heirloom documents, we hope to ensure that everyone's story is remembered.

A Cajun Night Before Christmas

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Saturday, December 3, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
In Story Time Room

What if Santa Claus was from the South and had alligators instead of reindeer? Listen to this classic tale with a Cajun twist and other silly Santa stories. Enjoy some boiled peanuts and a craft to go. For children ages 3-11 and their caregiver.

Café au Libris with Dr. J. Drew Lanham

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Monday, November 28, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

Join us for a conversation and reading with J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature.

Growing up on his family's land in South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham fell in love with the subtle beauties of the natural world around him—and grew up to be one of the lone black men in a predominantly white field. This memoir is a riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South, asking what it means to be "the rare bird, the oddity."

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A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, Dr. Lanham is a birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist, and an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, and the Athens Land Trust, and with the participation of: UGA Odum School of Ecology, Georgia Ornithological Society and Oconee Rivers Audubon Society.

Reception, book sales and signing after author presentation. Book sales benefit the Library through the Friends.

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