The Authentic Harper Lee: Letters and Stories from a Quarter-Century Friendship

Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus in the department of history at Auburn University, is  one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion. His latest book, published in 2017, is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee. He has also published his memoir Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, in which he writes about his experiences in the Civil Rights movement.

Sheffield Hale is president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center. 

LSA Spring Book Sale

It's that time again - our bi-annual LSA Book Sale will be taking place in the Main Library Lobby. We'll be slinging books faster than you can say "John Grisham Mass Market Paperback." 

In addition to supporting Library Staff Association activities, proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the libraries’ Paws N Relax partners, the Athens Area Humane Society and Madison-Oconee Animal Shelter. Helping the book sale in anyway means you’re helping lil pups and kitties! Books and animals! What could be better!?

Campus poetry open mic at Main

The Creative Writing Program will host an "Open Mic" in front of the main library from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Everyone and anyone is invited to share a poem during this event. Just walk on up to the mic and say your words. Let's flood the spring with poetry! The mic will be staffed by Creative Writing students.

Special Private Press exhibit in honor of Muldoon visit

Friday evening, Irish poet Paul Muldoon will give a free public reading and musical performance at the 40 Watt Club to close the year-long 30th anniversary celebration of the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Earlier in the day, the Hargrett Library will host a display of books of poetry from its private press collection including Encheiresin Naturae, an edition of Paul Muldoon’s crown of sonnets written to accompany the wood engravings by Barry Moser.

Hargrett From the Vault

June 2, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Hargrett Gallery, Special Collections Libraries


This one-day exhibit will highlight some of the more fragile and rare items held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Some of the items include: Babylonian clay tablets, 17th-century Persian manuscript of the Mathnawi, Reed Creek collection of Dahlonega gold coins, original Constitution of the Confederate States of America, list of Georgia settlers recorded by the Trustees for Establishing the Colony, and a 1489 edition of St. Augustine's De civitate dei.