I believe that a library outranks any other one thing that a community can do to benefit its people.” – Andrew Carnegie

Beloved for generations since it first opened in 1903, the city-owned and operated Carnegie Library was returned to library service September 15, 2009. The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, a 501(c)-3 charitable corporation, was founded in 2008 to fund and further enhance library programming, literacy and learning for all ages … honoring the legacy of its great benefactor, Andrew Carnegie.

Please visit our site and discover how you can become involved as a patron, supporter and advocate of the dynamic, relevant and continually inventive Newnan Carnegie Library!


Upcoming Events

  • September 29 | 3:00 pm | Carnegie upstairs

    Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Seeds of America” Trilogy: Microhistories as History

    Second in the Fall series, “Based on a True Story, Dr. Angela Insenga explores Anderson’s best selling novels, their popularity and relevance to a new generation of young readers. About our presenter: Angela Suzanne Insenga received her Bachelor’s degree from West Georgia College, her Master’s degree from Clemson University, and her doctorate from Auburn University. She […]

    Read More
  • | | Carnegie Auditorium

    Shakespeare Sundays!

    William Shakespeare. Does the very name give you sweaty palms and heart palpitations?  A new discussion series sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation can help you with those problems.  By looking at the bard’s plays with a contemporary eye, you may quickly discover that his words are as relevant today as they were 500 […]

    Read More
  • October 9 | 2:00pm | Carnegie upstairs


    Halloween has to be dedicated to Macbeth and his three troublesome witches. As with Othello, Shakespeare was again a man ahead of his time in dealing with psychological issues before anyone even knew that psychology existed!  Lady Macbeth is the quintessential female villain for an audience unaccustomed to powerful female characters.  Add to her influence […]

    Read More
  • October 14 | 2:00 pm | Carnegie Upstairs

    “From Swallow Barn to Gone with the Wind: The Southern Plantation Novel as History and Myth”

    For over two centuries the plantation house has been an icon of Southern culture: a symbol of heritage and the pastoral ideal for some; a dark reminder of the legacy of slavery for others.  Beginning in 1832 with the publication of Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion by John Pendleton Kennedy, the […]

    Read More
  • October 27 | 2:30 pm | Carnegie Upstairs

    Literature and Eighteenth Century Popular Science

    During the eighteenth century, popular science and popular literature entertained and instructed readers. This talk will investigate some works of popular science, as well as some literary works that represent science and scientists, to discover what average people actually learned about science from reading. Dr. Laura Miller will explore representations of science in comedies such […]

    Read More
  • | 11:30am | Carnegie Auditorium

    Exercise is Medicine

    Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation in partnership with Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center sponsor “Exercise is Medicine” at Newnan Carnegie Library on Monday and Fridays at 11:30AM.  Piedmont certified fitness Instructors provide 45 minutes of circuit exercises designed for cardio workout, increased strength, improved balance and stress relief.  

    Read More