Upcoming Events

Sep 20
From Colony to Statehood web graphic

In 2026, the United States will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. In anticipation of this event, the University of Georgia Press has developed the Georgia Open History Library: From Colony to Statehood in the New Union. This resource provides free digital access to 45 out-of-print volumes focused on Georgia from the colony’s founding through the American Revolution.  

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Hargrett Gallery
Sep 23
Logo for exhibit Lines with Power and Purpose showing editorial cartoons in the background.

Access the livestream here, pinned to the top of our Facebook page: 


2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sep 28
Luckovich self cartoon.

The Russell Library is hosting a conversation with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Auditorium
Oct 19
President Harry S. Truman signing the NSLP legislation in August 1946

To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the National School Lunch Act, join the Russell Library for the second annual Food, Power, and Politics Lecture. 

Panel includes:

Wendi Gosliner - Project Scientist, Nutrition Policy Institute - University of California

Susan B. Levine - Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois-Chicago 

Andrew R. Ruis - Associate Director for Research, Epistemic Analytics - University of Wisconsin-Madison


5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
Nov 11
Photograph of Clarence Major

Clarence Major, one of the 2021 inductees to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, will read selections from two works, The Lurking Place and Dirty Bird Blues (2022). Following the reading, Major will be in conversation with author John Beckman, who wrote the introduction for Dirty Bird Blues. A Q&A will follow. 

6:00 pm
Nov 16
Photograph of Pearl Cleage

2021 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee Pearl Cleage will be in conversation with Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and Associate Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Q&A will follow the conversation. 

6:00 pm