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  • Welcome to Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System!

    Welcome to
    Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System!

  • Friedman Branch Temporarily Closed

    Friedman Branch Temporarily Closed

    The Friedman Branch Library is currently closed to accommodate the replacement of the library's aging HVAC system.
    The branch is scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 27.
  • Wireless Printing

    Wireless Printing

    Print directly to one of our printers from your own computer, smartphone, or tablet from anywhere in the world.
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  • Pay PINES Fines Online

    Pay PINES Fines Online

    New online payment feature!
    We now accept credit card payments for fines on PINES library cards.
    Login to take advantage of this feature.
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  • Volunteers needed @ your library!

    Volunteers needed @ your library!

    Click here to volunteer today!
  • Library Logo Contest

    Library Logo Contest

    Submit a library logo to our logo contest for a chance to win a CASH PRIZE! Read More
  • NEW DVDS AVAILABLE

    NEW DVDS AVAILABLE

    Adventures In Babysitting (2016)
    American Crime Story: People Vs. OJ Simpson
    Batman: The Killing Joke
    And much, much, more Read More
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    You are about to embark on a fantastic, life-long journey with your child!
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  • Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Service

    Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Service

    We have free books for you!
    GLASS provides accessible reading materials to Georgians who, due to a disability, are unable to read standard print.
  • Storytime for Tots

    Storytime for Tots

    Wednesdays @ 10 AM
    Join us at the Headquarters branch for stories, songs, and rhymes. For ages 0-3.
    Call 706-821-2623 to sign up.
  • Lego Days @ the Library

    Lego Days @ the Library

    Every 3rd Saturday of the month! 1:00-2:00 PM
    All Ages Welcome!
    Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Rd.
    Augusta, GA 30909
  • Big Kids Storytime

    Big Kids Storytime

    Tuesdays @ 10 AM
    Join us at the Headquarters branch for stories, songs, and rhymes. For ages 3-6.
    Call 706-821-2623 to sign up.
  • GAME DAY!!!

    GAME DAY!!!

    Bring a Partner and Your “A” Game and Join Us Every 1st Saturday of Every Month As We Play Classic Games Such As UNO, Monopoly And More!
    WHERE: Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Rd Augusta, GA (706)-736-6758
    Time: 11-2pm
  • Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

    Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

    Accessibility Station Located
    in the GLASS office
    3rd Floor - Headquarters Library
  • Testing Available Online

    Testing Available Online

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  • Classic Movie for Seniors

    Classic Movie for Seniors

    Thursday, February 23 @ 11:00 am
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • GED Classes

    GED Classes

    GED Classes Mondays & Wednesdays, February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, and 27
    @ 9:00 am-11:00 am
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Required registration: 706-771-4131
  • Preschool Story Time

    Preschool Story Time

    Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 10:00 am
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Required registration for groups of 6 or more: 706-772-2432
  • Computing for Beginners

    Computing for Beginners

    Tuesdays, February 14, 21, and 28 @ 2:00 pm
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • Carlos Museum Traveling Exhibit and Programs

    Carlos Museum Traveling Exhibit and Programs

    Explore the stories of civilization through this exhibit opening February 25 at the Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St.)!
    Learn more about the exhibit and related programs Read More
  • Ancient Civilizations in our Backyard: Archaeology and the Great Mississippian Civilization

    Ancient Civilizations in our Backyard: Archaeology and the Great Mississippian Civilization

    Saturday, February 25 @ 2 pm at the Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St.)
    Dr. Adam King of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology will speak on the archaeological discoveries of local Native American
  • 6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
    Headquarters Library
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  • 6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
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  • 6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 11 am
    Headquarters Library Read More
  • Kid’s Writing Workshops

    Kid’s Writing Workshops

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 10 pm
    Headquarters Library Read More
  • 6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 10 am
    Headquarters Library Read More
  • 6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    6th Annual Augusta Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 10-4 pm
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  • Black History Month Rare Book Display

    Black History Month Rare Book Display

    Georgia Heritage Room
    Augusta-Richmond County Public Library
    Exhibit runs through March 2017
    Call 706-826-1511 for details.
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Upcoming Events

02/23/2017
  • AARP Tax Aide Program
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Maxwell Morning Book Club
    Location: Maxwell
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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02/24/2017
  • AARP Tax Aide Program
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    See more details

02/25/2017
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum Traveling Exhibit
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
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The Georgia Room on the third floor of the Headquarters Library is exhibiting rare books by esteemed African American and abolitionist writers, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Booker T. Washington, and others. Come by and take a look!

African American Read-In at Augusta University Augusta University History, Anthropology and Philosophy Department Augusta University English & Foreign Languages Department Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
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Come out and enjoy good literature, good ideas, and good cooking this Thursday at Augusta University for the African American Read-In at Augusta University from 9-3. Lunch is by RSVP only--email seretha.williams@augusta.edu to reserve a lunch. ... See MoreSee Less

Black History Month African American Read-In

February 23, 2017, 9:00am - February 23, 2017, 3:30pm

The African American Read-In is an annual program sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Augusta University is one of hundreds of libraries, schools, and universities hosting a Read...

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Move "beyond hola" with a new Spanish class at the library! This free basic conversational Spanish workshop will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Headquarters Library (823 Telfair St.).

Registration is required. To register or for more information, visit bit.ly/beyondhola or contact 706-267-9053 or speakngrow@gmail.com.
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Our preparations for the Augusta Literary Festival - ALF are almost through---now the only thing we need is YOU!

Join us on Saturday, March 4 for our Augusta Literary Festival, featuring NYT/USA Today best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby, local author and rising literary star Brian Panowich, multigenre young adult author Jackson Pearce, and international bestelling children's author Debbie Dadey along with 30 other authors and vendors. This is an event that you don't want to miss--and as always, it's free and open to the public!

Visit www.augustaliteraryfestival.org for more information about the festival, including the full schedule of events.

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