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.

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 if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

Researching the Civil War Pension Records of African American Soldiers, Sailors, Servants, and Laborers with Elyse Hill

Saturday, February 15, 2020

2:00-4:00 pm

Multipurpose Room A

One of the most challenging, frustrating, and sometimes impossible tasks in African American genealogical research is finding information about formerly enslaved individuals before emancipation. Civil War pension records can provide rare first person accounts regarding the lives of Union veterans both formerly enslaved and free persons of color as well as individuals utilized as servants and laborers for the Confederacy. While this presentation will provide samples of information related to African Americans, it will also provide beneficial research information regarding any veteran who applied for a Civil War pension.

Ms. Hill is a graduate of the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR), the Researching African-American Ancestors and Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis courses, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) Intermediate Genealogy course.

This program is co-sponsored by the Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Heritage Room.

Teen Dating and Violence Awareness Panel

Thursday, February 13, 2020

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Appleton Auditorium

Did you know 1 in 3 teens experience abuse in their romantic relationship? With Valentine's day so close, we know many teens are thinking about dating. Join us to learn more about the dynamics of Teen Dating Violence, explore how to talk to a teen experiencing abuse, and discuss what makes a relationship safe and healthy.

This event is open to teens, caregivers and the community. Sponsored by Project Safe and the Kids and Teens Subcommittee Domestic Violence Task Force of Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties.

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