- Take-and-Make Craft: DIY Chia Pets — Saturday May 1, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
- Take-and-Make Craft: May Flowers — Monday May 3, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
- Mother/Muse: The Artistic Craftsmanship of Olena Wilshanetsky — Monday May 3, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
- Pandemic Walks: Photography by Karl Francis — Monday May 3, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
- Fiction Writing: How to Edit Your Story [VIRTUAL PROGRAM] — Thursday May 13, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Register
- Grab-and-Go Tissue paper Stained Glass Kite — Monday May 17, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
- Live Storytime for Adults: A Short Story by E. L. Doctorow [VIRTUAL PROGRAM] — Thursday May 20, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Register
- Program To Go with Rural Action: Celebrating Moms in the Wild! — Thursday May 27, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
- The South Korean Way: Tips and Anecdotes for Travelers [VIRTUAL PROGRAM] — Thursday May 27, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Register
- Experimenting with Metallic Threads: Fiber Art by Lanna Galloway — Wednesday June 2, 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am
In the late 1930s, the library Board began to realize that a public library in Athens could offer a different experience and a more diverse collection than the Ohio University’s library. The Athens library originated on W. Union St. in 1935, later moving to W. Washington St. and then on to N. Court St. It’s been at the current location since 1993 and was expanded in 2005, effectively doubling its square footage.
The Athens library branch is our busiest and largest. On any given week, you can attend an author talk, cooking workshop, multiple storytimes, yoga, a music concert, artist reception, and book and knitting clubs. It has hosted a Steampunk Spectacle every fall for nearly a decade.
All programs at this library are supported by the Friends of the Athens Public Library, who host a monthly used book sale at this location.
- Print from home
- Public outdoor playspace
- Meeting rooms
- Notary services
- Bike checkouts
- Copiers/fax service
- Voter registration
- One-on-one technology help
- Plentiful parking