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    Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System!

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    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

    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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  • Friedman Branch Temporarily Closed

    Friedman Branch Temporarily Closed

    The Friedman Branch Library will close on Friday, January 27 to accommodate the replacement of the library's aging HVAC system.
    The branch is scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 27.
  • Friends Annual Meeting

    Friends Annual Meeting

    Monday, January 23, 2017 – 6 p.m. at the Headquarters Library meeting room.

    Keynote Speaker:  Dan Aldridge, President,
    Friends of Georgia Libraries
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  • 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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  • Unplug and Play for Teens

    Unplug and Play for Teens

    Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00 pm
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required : 706-772-2432
  • Sensory Storytime

    Sensory Storytime

    Saturday, January 21 @ 11 am
    Headquarters Library
    Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information or to register, call 706-821-2625. You may also register online Read More
  • Family Lego Day

    Family Lego Day

    Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required : 706-772-2432
  • Compete for a $1,000 scholarship! 6920 Rotary Speech Contest

    Compete for a $1,000 scholarship! 6920 Rotary Speech Contest

    High school students can compete for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship on January 23, 2017! Registration deadline: January 19, 2017. Read More
  • Friends of the Augusta Library 2017 Annual Meeting

    Friends of the Augusta Library 2017 Annual Meeting

    When: Monday, January 23, 2017 – 6 p.m. (The Friends Book Shop will be open at 5 p.m.)
    Where: Main Conference Room, First Floor, Headquarters Branch, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, Georgia
    Keynote Speaker: Dan Aldrige, President, Friends of Georgia Libraries
    Contact: Steve Sanders, President, friendspresident@arcpls.org, (706) 296-9731
  • GALILEO for Genealogy

    GALILEO for Genealogy

    Tuesday, January 24th at 10:30 am
    Headquarters Library/3rd Floor Computer Lab
    Space is limited. Call 706-826-1511 to register. Read More
  • Young Children’s Story Time

    Young Children’s Story Time

    Tuesdays, January 10 and 24 at 10:30 am
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Required registration for groups of 6 or more: 706-772-2432
  • Classic Movie for Seniors

    Classic Movie for Seniors

    Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 am
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required : 706-772-2432
  • GED Classes at the Library

    GED Classes at the Library

    Mondays, January 23, 30 & Wednesdays, January 25 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required : 706-771-4131
  • Computing for Beginners

    Computing for Beginners

    Tuesdays, January 17, 24, and 31 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required : 706-772-2432
  • Preschool Story Time

    Preschool Story Time

    Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 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
  • Book Club

    Book Club

    Tuesday February 3 @ 6 pm
    Headquarters Library
    Book Discussion: A Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby. Read More
  • Ga Room Book Talk

    Ga Room Book Talk

    A Yankee Scholar in Coastal South Carolina: William Francis Allen’s Civil War Journals
    Edited by James Robert Hester
    Sunday, February 12th at 2:30 pm
    Augusta Public Library/Auditorium A Read More
  • 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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Upcoming Events

01/18/2017
  • Storytime for Tots
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Toddler Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:05 AM-10:25 AM
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  • Preschool Storytime @ Appleby!
    Location: Appleby
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
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01/19/2017
  • Teen Movie Night: 5th Wave
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
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Augusta Literary Festival

March 4, 2017, 10:00am - March 4, 2017, 4:30pm

Featuring New York Times & USA Today Best-selling Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby. As always, the Augusta Literary Festival is free and open to the public.* There will be workshops, book talks, author b...

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The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System will be closed on Sunday, January 15, and Monday, January 16, for the
Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. The ARCPLS libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 17 for regular business hours.
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Friedman Branch Library will close on Friday, January 27 for repairs to its HVAC system. The Friedman Branch is scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 27. Appleby Branch Library Diamond Lakes Branch Library Maxwell Branch Library Wallace Branch Library ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to technical problems, the Friedman Branch Library will close today, January 9, 2017, at 12:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. All other branches will be open their regular hours. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Talking Books Augusta team keeps the legacy of Louis Braille alive by providing braille materials and talking book audiobooks to those who have difficulty reading standard print materials because of vision, physical, or learning challenges.

The Talking Books Augusta team would love to help anyone who qualifies receive free braille or talking book materials from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress. They can be reached by email at glassaugusta@gmail.com or by phone 706-826-1509. You can also visit their office located on the third floor of the Headquarters Library.

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Talking Books Augusta would like to say Thank You and Happy Birthday Louis Braille January 4, 1809 to January 6, 1852. Augusta Library, Walton Options, Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Serv...

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'THE SNOWY DAY' GETS THE USPS TREATMENT Ezra Jack Keats's children's classic 'The Snowy Day' will be adapted into a set of four USPS Forever stamps in 2017, featuring scenes of the main character Pete...

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