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Oconee County Library Summer Reading Kickoff Oglethorpe Summer Reading Kickoff – Family Fun Day

Adventure begins at YOUR LIBRARY! Join us JUNE 1ST, 2024 from 11 AM to 1 PM for the Oglethorpe County more >

Rebecca McCarthy event Author Talk with Rebecca McCarthy

Local author Rebecca McCarthy will discuss her new book, Norman Maclean: A Life of Letters and Rivers at the Athens-Clarke more >

Marigold festival Flyer Marigold Festival Art Exhibit

Winterville Library is hosting an exhibit of art submitted to the 2024 Winterville Marigold Festival Call for Art.  This year’s more >

bubble party at heard park Parties at Heard Park!

Our 2nd annual bubble party is on Monday, May 20th, 2024 from 10 am – 11 am. Meet Miss Erika more >

picture of black chess pieces on white background Free Weekly Chess Lessons

Each Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m., Winterville Library hosts Dr. J.P. Caillault, who tutors beginners in the basics of chess.  more >

A picture of Jeannette Walls and "Hang the Moon" book cover New Book Club: The Baby-Friendly Book Club!

Beginning on May 2,  Winterville Library launches a new “Baby-Friendly Book Club!” The club will meet from 4 p.m. to more >

Three photographs of families in a grid with text overlay "Your Library: The Perfect Homeschool Resource" Homeschool Resources

If you’re a parent that homeschools your children or has a child that needs a little additional help with their more >

Patron Saint of Liars book cover Daytime Book Club reads “The Patron Saint of Liars” by Ann Patchett

Daytime Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m at the Winterville Library. Our April selection more >

essential oil resting in a bed of herbs Calming Sensory Crafts @ the Bogart Library

Having a stressful week? Need help soothing a little one? Make calming sensory items with Teen Expert Tyson, Saturday, March more >

lord & stephens funeral home Reflecting, Sharing, Learning (RSL): Lunch-N-Learn program with Lord & Stephens

Join Athens-Clarke County Library guest Ray Finger, Advance Planning Specialist and After Care Counselor at Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, more >

graphic of woman running and many colors in the background 2nd Annual Carnegie Color Crawl Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Friends of the Lavonia-Carnegie Library are hosting their 2nd Annual Carnegie Color Crawl on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at more >

Picture of Lottie Paulette sitting behind her book. Local History — Book Signing with Lottie Paulette Bolton Boazman!

Join Lottie Paulette Bolton Boazman on February 17th, 2024  at the Oglethorpe County Library as she signs her book more >

Lavonia-Carnegie "Meet The Authors" with close-up pictures of each author Friends of the Lavonia-Carnegie hosts Meet the Author event

The Friends of the Lavonia-Carnegie Library have an exciting evening planned for book lovers and aspiring writers alike. On Monday, more >

graphic of children next to a school and a sun in the corner Homeschool Hangout @ Oglethorpe!

Homeschooling families are invited to meet up at the Oglethorpe County Library. Homeschool Meet-Up is a program for homeschool students of more >

group of people putting hands together ESL Conversation Circle

In February 2023, the Athens-Clarke County Library (ACCL) launched a weekly English Conversation Circle for English Language Learners (ELLs) in more >

woman reading on tablet Quick Guide to Library eBooks

The Athens Regional Library System offers patrons several ways to enjoy free digital eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more with a more >

north georgia talent show North Georgia Talent Show

Join us for a talent show hosted by MultipleChoices CIL, Athens Regional System, Elbert County Public Library System, and Piedmont more >

Oglethorpe Story time Have You Been to an Oglethorpe Story Time?

Every Story Time, at every library, is different and special. We suggest you visit them all!

Story Times allow children to more >

Person holding chess piece knocking over a bishop. Chess Lessons for All Ages in January 2024

The Winterville Library will host three free chess lessons during January 2024. Patrons ages 8 and up who are interested more >

Accessibility graphic reads "It's all about us" Print Accessibility at Georgia Libraries

Could someone you know benefit from reading materials in an accessible format?

Georgia Library Service for the more >

Baby Bookworm Party January 18th, 2024 9 AM - 11 AM Baby Bookworm Party at Heard Library

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the resources available to your child? Looking for a judgement free zone to ask more >

Worker with hat adjusting and setting floorboards with text "Winterville Library Temporarily Closed for repairs, January 11-25, 2024" Winterville Library Closing for Repairs

Happy New Year!

The Winterville Library will close for floor repairs starting on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

We will reopen on Friday, more >

Santa Storytime at the Lavonia Carnegie Library Santa visits the Lavonia-Carnegie Library

The Lavonia-Carnegie Library is back open, and we have a very special guest coming by on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 more >

coats on hangers Annual Holiday Coat & Blanket Drive

It’s the Season of Giving! Bring in clean, gently used coats and blankets to the Bogart Library during operating hours more >

Holiday Shrinky Dink Art poster Holiday Shrinky Dink & Framed Art

Draw, create, and witness the magic of Shrinky Dinks at the Oglethorpe County Library–as you make a mini take-home ornament!

ALSO: more >

hoopla text image with blue background hoopla: A New Digital Service for Patrons – Available November 20th

Starting Monday, November 20, 2023, patrons of the Athens Regional Library System can instantly read, watch, and listen to more >

super friendship thanksgiving SUPER Friendship Thanksgiving!

Join forces on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Oglethorpe County Library and become a more >

take the galileo annual user survey Take the 2023 GALILEO Annual User Survey

The 2023 GALILEO Annual User Survey will run Nov. 1-17. GALILEO would like to hear from you and your library patrons. Completed entries will more >

trunk or treat Trunk or Treat: Booooook Edition!

Join us here at the Oglethorpe County Library for a drive thru TRUNK OR TREAT! We will be joined by more >

spooky pumpkin Creepy Week & Family Fun

Ready for Halloween? Join Bogart Library staff for a week of  creepy, spooky and chilling fun for all more >

chess set Beginner Chess for Youths

If your 8-to-12 year old wants to learn the basics of chess, come to the Winterville Library on Tuesdays from more >

Liscary Spooktacular at the Oglethorpe Library The Oglethorpe LiSCARY Spooktacular

Welcome to the Oglethorpe County LiSCARY!! Come visit us in beautiful, nearby Lexington, GA!! Our address is 858 Athens Rd, more >

Solar Eclipse The (Annular) Solar Eclipse is Coming and We are READY!

Join Dr. Maurice Snook, Scientific Volunteer Extraordinaire, for TWO fact-filled and fun solar eclipse educational events at the Bogart Library. more >

Cloudy Solar Eclipse Annular Solar Eclipse Event

Celebrate the Sun with us here at the Oglethorpe County Library! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 11:00am until 1:30pm, more >

Pinewoods Hispanic Heritage Month Celebración del Mes del Patrimonio Hispano

Todos son Bienvenidos!!
Únase a nosotros en la Biblioteca y Centro de Aprendizaje de Pinewoods el viernes 20 de more >

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Royston Public Library

Join us at the Royston Public Library on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm as we more >

Woman sitting in library flipping pages of a book. Explore Local History at the Madison County Library

Have you ever been curious about the history of Madison County and your family’s place in it? The library is more >

Photo of typewriter with crumpled paper beside it. On left, logo for Lavonia-Carnegie Library and text reads "Writers Group. Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:30p" Lavonia Writers Group

Lavonia-Carnegie Library invites writers of all skill levels to come together and write!

Each Tuesday afternoon, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, the more >

Pop-Up Trail Talk Pop-Up Trail Talk with Story Stroll

Join the ACC Library and Leisure Services staff for a joint Pop-Up Trail Talk event on Friday, October 13th, 2023, more >

Free Covid Tests at the Library Free COVID tests

All branches of the Athens Regional Library System have a limited supply of free COVID-19 tests. Patrons can stop by more >

athens-clarke county library fall book sale Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Fall Book Sale

It’s time to restock your bookshelves at the Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library’s annual Fall Book Sale!

The Friends will host more >

solar panels Q&A on Solar Panels at the Athens-Clarke County Library

1) Why put solar at this location?

Athens-Clarke County has a commitment to generate 100% of its electricity from clean more >

hand pouring seed packet into pot with soil The Seed Library is Here!

Our seed library at the Athens-Clarke County Library allows patrons to check out a packet of seeds, plant them, and more >

Nurse giving a blood pressure test to a man. Community Health Fair

“Healthy Communities, Stronger Lives: Promoting Wellness Together”

Come and join us at the 2nd annual Community Health Fair sponsored more >

Red dragon figure on board game Dungeons & Dragons & More

Dungeons & Dragons has returned to the Bogart Library! Teens and tweens are invited to fight monsters, question dragons and more >

red football helmet with text reading score big with your library card Score Big with Your Library Card

Score Big with Your Library Card the whole month of September! For this year’s Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Athens more >

Corner of a gold frame Vintage Ghost Painting Party

Join us here at the Oglethorpe County Library for some spooky season fun! Swing by the thrift store and pick more >

Cartoon dog jumping with joy at a party Hooray! It’s a Bluey Bash!

Join us here at the Oglethorpe County Library on September 16th, 2023 at 11:00AM for an all ages Bluey Bash!

Games, more >

Back to school flyer with pictures of an old schoolhouse Back to School: The Senior Class Remembers

Join us here at the Oglethorpe County Library for a walk down memory lane as we talk about the fantastic more >

August is National Read a Romance Novel Month

Did you know that August is National Read a Romance Novel Month? Neither did Miss Erika! Head to your local more >

2023: Storytimes at Heard Resource Center are Back!

Fall/Winter 2023

Join Miss Erika weekly, Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 am-11 am on the third floor of the Aaron Heard more >

Different color pencils lined up in a circle Mindfulness Coloring

Join us at the Oglethorpe County Library for an all-ages relaxing coloring event! De-stress from the week with mindfulness coloring, more >

White script "Let's Save Lives" on a red background Help Yourself & Others

Take a breath! Summer’s over! It’s time to take care of yourself and others. The Bogart Library is partnering with more >

OGLE-Worthy Writers

Are you interested in writing? Do you dream of holding your very own book in your hands? Then come join more >

(Deep Breath) Time To Unwind…

After a busy day — or week — come hang out and relax at the Oglethorpe County Library! FREE coffee more >

arls hearing loop logo Athens Regional Library System Announces Assistive Hearing Technology in Meeting Rooms

Athens Regional Library System now offers assistive hearing technology with Listen EVERYWHERE hearing loops in select locations.

more >

kathie ames A Celebration of Life

It is with a heavy heart that the Athens Regional Library System shares the news of our former Director, more >

business manager lorrie Athens Regional Library System Hires New Business Manager

The Athens Regional Library System is happy to announce the appointment of Lorrie Lavengood as the new Business Manager. With more >

Taking a positive approach to hearing event. Taking a Positive Approach to Hearing – ACCA Lunch-And-Learn Program

Join our professionals for an in depth look at hearing and communication at the Athens-Clarke County Library on August 3 more >

A blue background with multi-color confetti in the air End of Summer Dance ParTAY!

Join us at the Oglethorpe County Library 11:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday, July 29, 2023 for a Taylor Swift Dance ParTAY! more >

Picture of different colored yarn and a knitting needle Last Minute Summer Fun

Summer is almost over but the Bogart Library still has fun programs for kids and teens.

Crafty Teens, join Kathryn for more >

The Bean and Bear show spelled out in fabric letters The Bean & Bear Show

Come meet Bean and Bear, the silliest best friends ever! They’ll share stories, puppets, and wacky hijinks! 10:30am – 11:30am, more >

Librarian handing a patron a Chromebook and smiling Chromebooks Available to Borrow

Need a laptop for work or school? Check one out from the library! Thanks to a grant from the more >

galileo blue logo Database Access Changing

Starting July 2, GALILEO is eliminating access by password and users will need their PINES card number and PIN to more >

pio darcy headshot New Public Information Officer begins at Athens Regional Library System

The Athens-Clarke County Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Darcy Downie as its new Public Information Officer.

In her more >

Children dancing in costumes Kitty Kapow and Professor Whiskers Dance Party!

It’s a fun dance party for the kiddos! See you on Tuesday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

Text of Kindness is in your blood with the image of a red drop with a heart inside Save Lives – Donate Blood

Sign up to donate blood on July 25 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Every day, blood donors help patients of all more >

Sandwich, fruit, and a lunch sack with the text Free Meals at Franklin County Libraries Franklin County Libraries Provide FREE Summer Lunches

This summer, both libraries within Franklin County, which includes the Lavonia-Carnegie Library and the Royston Public Library, are working with more >

A beach scene with Hello Summer graphic Summer Reading Has Begun at Lay Park Resource Center!

Summer reading has begun at the Lay Park Community Center! For the months of June and more >

Colorful jungle plants with the title Hello Summer! Summer Reading Has Begun at Heard Park!

Every June and July Heard Park Community Center hosts weekly summer camps! Throughout the week campers visit the library to more >

family fun day graphic with fox reading a book Family Fun Day!

Get ready for a truly FUN day on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Athens-Clarke County more >

puzzle palooza Puzzle Palooza!

Think you’re a jigsaw puzzle master? Now’s your chance to prove it on Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at more >

Galaxy of stars Starlight, Diamond Brights & Movies!

Starlight, Star Bright!

Who doesn’t love learning about the stars? Join the Amazing Scientific Mr. Dodd for a fun-filled program about more >

Oglethorpe County Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program

It’s summer reading time! Oglethorpe County Library offers creative, fun, and free ways to build a love for reading for more >

American flags on gravestones Memorials, Mysteries & More

A Memorial Day Treat

If you’ve dropped by the Bogart Library lately, you may have noticed LOTS of excited children and more >

Spooky Party at Lay Park Spooky Party at Lay Park Resource Center

After School Party at Lay Park

This week the library is hosting a Wednesday Addams themed party more >

It's Party Time at Heard Resource Center graphic Storytime Parties at Heard Resource Center

It’s party time at Heard Resource Center!

Before we take a storytime break for summer at the Heard Resource more >

YA culture night famous world buildings YA Culture Night–Taiwan–May 9

Lín-hó! The Royston Public Library will be hosting a monthly Young Adult Culture Night. During this event, there will be more >

accgov seeks public input on potential sites for east side library through may 21 Public Engagement Sessions and Online Survey for East Side Library Announced

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) will host community feedback opportunities and an online survey for eight potential sites identified more >

garden plants Meet a Worm (and Have Gardening Fun, Too!)

 It’s Spring and programs are blooming at the Bogart Library. Join us for our semi-annual Seed Swap & Garden Fun, more >

Photo of tennis racket and tennis ball laying on grass. Text overlaid "Tennis Story Time, Wednesday, May 10th, 10:30am" and logos for Oglethorpe County Library and Clarke Oconee Tennis Association. Tennis Story Time with COTA

This May, the Oglethorpe County Library is celebrating National Tennis Month with a special tennis-themed Story Time in partnership with more >

the u.s. and the holocaust documentary and discussion Film Screening and Discussion: The U.S. and the Holocaust

Join us for this special screening of selecting from The U.S. and the Holocaust. The three-part documentary, directed and produced more >

poetry event Celebrating Poetry

It’s National Poetry Month, and the Athens-Clarke County Library will be celebrating with original readings by local authors and students more >

lavonia library meeting grounds logo “YA Meeting Grounds” Lavonia Teen Programs

Lavonia-Carnegie has added a new line-up of weekly Teen and Young Adult programs under the banner of “YA Meeting Grounds.” more >

book madness bracket Book Madness After School!

 

Inspired by the annual March Madness basketball brackets, Aaron Heard Resource Center’s after school kids have been voting to determine more >

winterville library poetry month Poetry Reading and Reception with Poets of Winterville on Thursday, April 20

April is National Poetry Month. Reception begins at Winterville Library at 5:30 p.m. View the poetry we have on display more >

nea big read deaf republic NEA Big Read

The Athens-Clarke County Library announces a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read series exploring Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky. more >

Shoppers standing behind table full of books, with text "Oglethorpe County Book Sale, Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15, 10am to 6pm" Oglethorpe Friends’ Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Oglethorpe County Library will host its annual Spring Book Sale beginning Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 more >

vhs tape Digitize Your VHS Tapes at the Digital Media Center

VHS tapes don’t last forever. So convert your VHS tapes to digital files at the Digital Media Center to ensure more >

fanfest 2023 Announcing Fanfest 2023!

The Oconee County Library is pleased to announce FanFest 2023 on April 1st, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. more >

st patrick biography womens history New book clubs!

The Athens-Clarke County Library is hosting two special book discussions this month, one to learn about St. Patrick and one more >

dungeons and dragons game Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

Interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons®  but don’t know where to start?  Come to the Athens-Clarke County Library on Saturday, more >

chick-fil-a storytime Chick-Fil-A Celebrates ‘Read Across America Week’ with Storytimes

Chick-Fil-A is going to be doing two special storytime events at both the Royston Public Library and the Lavonia-Carnegie Library more >

Meet the Staff: Kerry Cavanaugh

Kerry Cavanaugh retired from being an elementary school teacher in Athens-Clarke County. Kerry is a “Yankee”, originally from New York more >

Teenager wearing VR headset holding out hand. Above them is the text "Teen Tech Week." Teen Tech Week 2023

During Teen Tech Week 2023, the Oglethorpe County Library will dive into some of the tech resources available for teens more >

crayon colored mandala New Programs for All Ages @ the Bogart Library

Art inspired by artist Alma Thomas.

Happy New Program Year! The calendar year may have begun on January 1, more >

bling your prom Bling Your Prom

Prom Season is right around the corner!

Athens-Clarke County Library will be hosting our annual event Bling Your Prom on Friday, more >

aarp logo Free income tax help

Starting Feb. 1, volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be at the library offering free income tax filing assistance. Walk-ins are more >

spring into wellness flyer 1st Annual Spring Into Wellness at Wire Park

The Oconee County Library, Oconee County Parks & Recreation, and Wire Park are excited to announce the 1st annual Spring more >

overdrive and libby icons OverDrive App to be Replaced by Libby in April 2023

The OverDrive app will be discontinued at the end of April 2023. Therefore, we strongly suggest upgrading to Libby, OverDrive’s more >

runner silhouette on colors Friends of Lavonia Library–Carnegie Color Crawl

On April 1, 2023, the Friends of the Lavonia Library will host its 1st Annual Color Crawl! This color run more >

Georgia artists with disabilities flyer Georgia Artists with DisAbilities–Art Tour at Royston

From February 4-28, 2023, the Royston Public Library will host art created by artists of the Georgia Artists more >

Teens in a group Teen programs at Royston Public Library!

Our new Teen Specialist, Josiah Tate, has some great crafts lined up for the next few Teen Perks programs, which more >

Storytime illustration New Storytime hours at Lavonia-Carnegie!

Every Wednesday, we host Storytime for children ages 0-6. However, it is now being held at a new time; 11:00 more >

Hannah holding a book Get to Know the Library Staff: Hannah Wolff

Ms. Hannah is the Children’s Specialist at the Madison County Library. She’s worked in libraries for almost nine years now, more >

puppets School is back in session at Lay Park

School is back in session! That means after-school kids are back inside the Lay Park Community Center. Kids can use more >

Chocolate Factory lollipop Chocolate Factory Project at Aaron Heard

School is back in session! That means after-school kids are back inside the Aaron Heard Community Center. This August the more >

Person helping with the microfilm reader New microfilm reader provides greater access to local history

Residents and researchers of Oglethorpe County’s history now have greater access to local history materials with the library’s new microfilm more >

Winterville Library sign with dog Welcome to the Winterville Library

Winterville, Georgia is the only municipality located wholly within Athens-Clarke County. Incorporated in 1904, Winterville began as a railroad town, more >

Oconee gaming group Oconee County Library Gaming Group for Adults

Interested in Tabletop Gaming? Check out the newly organized Oconee County Library Gaming Group for adults. Born of a demand more >

Chess board Bienvenidos a Sistema Bibliotecario Regional de Athens!

Nuestra principal misión es ayudar a que nuestra comunidad hispana este mejor informada en los Estados Unidos de America. Nosotros more >

Bogart Library sign Welcome to Bogart Library

What do memoirs, diapers, cats, coats, tweens and seeds have in common? All are part of the programming and purpose more >

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