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Hart County Library

Hart County Library, 150 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-4655 Fax: 706-376-1157
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Founded in 1938, Hart County Library is a charter member of the Georgia PINES Library network. The Georgia Library Public Information Network for Electronic Services, or PINES, is Georgia's public library automation and lending network for 284 libraries. PINES is an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the University System of Georgia. It is the public library automation and lending network for 284 libraries and affiliated service outlets in 53 library systems covering 143 counties (53 of the 63 library systems in Georgia).

The PINES network creates a statewide "borderless library" that helps to eliminate geographic and socio-economic barriers and provides equal access to information for all Georgians. Georgians with a PINES library card have access to materials beyond what is available on their local shelves and enjoy the benefits of a shared collection - over 10 million items - that can be delivered to their home library with no charge to the library user, contributing to a more educated Georgia through lifelong learning.

Hart County Library also provides access to GALILEO - GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. A web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to numerous informational resources – over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals – to over 2000 institutions. More than 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

Hart County Library offers Public Internet Access, a copier and fax machine, programs for children and adults, story times, and Meeting Rooms. We have the Anderson Independent, Athens Daily News, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. We have one weekly newspaper, The Hartwell Sun from 1877 to the present, in paper format and on microfilm.

Hart County Library was awarded the title of Georgia Public Library of the Year for 2016 by the Georgia Public Library Service, recognizing that this library staff best exemplifies the qualities needed to positively impact the lives of residents in the communities it serves. The library has received official commendations for their award from the State House of Representatives, the Governor of Georgia, and from the United States Congress.
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Library News : Author Gwen Roland visits this Thursday at 5:00 PM
Posted by rsanders on 2018/8/14 16:40:00 (9 reads)

Author Visit!

Thursday, August 16th at 5:00 PM in the lower level

There will be a slide show of life in the swamp, reading and book signing (books available, cash or check)

In the early 1970s, two idealistic young people -- Gwen Carpenter Roland and Calvin Voisin -- decided to leave civilization and re-create the vanished simple life of their great-grandparents in the heart of Louisiana's million-acre Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp. Armed with a box of crayons and a book called How to Build Your Home in the Woods, they drew up plans to recycle a slave-built structure into a houseboat. Without power tools or building experience they constructed a floating dwelling complete with a brick fireplace. Towed deep into the sleepy waters of Bloody Bayou, it was their home for eight years. This is the tale of the not-so-simple life they made together -- days spent fishing, trading, making wine, growing food, and growing up -- told by Gwen with grace, economy, and eloquence.
Not long after they took up swamp living, Gwen and Calvin met a young photographer named C. C. Lockwood, who shared their "back to the earth" values. His photographs of the couple going about their daily routine were published in National Geographic magazine, bringing them unexpected fame. More than a quarter of a century later, after Gwen and Calvin had long since parted, one of Lockwood's photos of them appeared in a National Geographic collector's edition entitled 100 Best Pictures Unpublished -- and kindled the interest of a new generation.
With quiet wisdom, Gwen recounts her eight-year voyage of discovery -- about swamp life, wildlife, and herself. A keen observer of both the natural world and the ways of human beings, she transports readers to an unfamiliar and exotic place.

From Gwen:
"The Hart County Library book club read my memoir Atchafalaya Houseboat this month. Librarian Jean Mead then invited me to talk about how my life in the swamp led to a writing career and how writing a memoir differed from writing my novel Postmark Bayou Chene. "


http://www.gwenrolandbooks.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJuI5WIf6cA&feature=youtu.be

Library News : Homeschool Group Meetings
Posted by rsanders on 2018/5/2 13:27:37 (241 reads)

EVERYONE WELCOME!!!

Every second and fourth Friday at 1:30 PM.
Meet other homeschooling families in the children’s room and discuss your ideas for field trips, program ideas, and curriculum options.
Bring the kids -- we'll have activities to keep them busy while we plan. For all ages.

Library News : TINY TOTS! Baby Story Time
Posted by rsanders on 2016/4/19 14:40:00 (1770 reads)

TINY TOTS!
Baby Story Time @ Hart County Library

Every Monday at 11:00 AM

Program length: about 20 minutes. Babies from birth to 23 months enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, and finger plays with their favorite adult.
This program includes book-sharing time and language-enrichment activities.

Library News : Crochet Club
Posted by rsanders on 2016/2/1 14:50:00 (2197 reads)

Crochet Club

Crochet Club is open for beginner and experienced crocheters.
Come by and practice your craft with fellow crochet enthusiasts!
Bring your own project and chat while you work on your creation. Share your knowledge and learn from others.

Every Friday from 3:00-5:00
&
Every second Saturday from 11:00-1:00

Ages 13 and up.

Library News : Third Thursday Book Club
Posted by rsanders on 2015/9/28 13:40:00 (3629 reads)

Hart County Library Book Club meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in the small meeting room.

Books will be available at front desk for check out. New members welcome!


July 19: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

August 16: We will meet at 5:00 PM to discuss “Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp" by Gwen Roland *AUTHOR VISIT!*

September 20: “Beartown” by Frederik Backman

October 18: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

November 15: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

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