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

  • | 2-4 pm | Carnegie upstairs

    “Summer of Art” starts May 11th through August 23rd

    Join us as we explore different art forms with experts from many disciplines.  Classes are limited to ten students, all materials are provided or bring your own if preferred.  Reservations are required by calling the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 starting one week in advance of each class.  The schedule includes: Wednesday, May 11, “Introduction to Watercolors […]

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  • May 19 | 7:30pm | McRitchie-Hollis Museum

    “Is It True What They Say About Dixie? Southern History Through Song”

      No region of the United States has richer musical traditions or a more fascinating history than does the South.  This presentation will bring together that music and history in a discussion of the ways in which the South has been represented in song over the past 175 years. Dr. Steve Goodson of University of West […]

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  • | | 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 […]

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  • June 12 | 2:00pm | Carnegie

    The Taming of the Shrew

    Shakespeare Sundays during the month of June features The Taming of the Shrew with discussion led by Shakespearean scholar Glenda Davis.  Interested parties will be planning a field trip to Atlanta to see the play at the Shakespeare Tavern late June/early July tba. Photo:  Elizabeth Taylor in the classic 1967 film, The Taming of the Shrew  

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  • | 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.  

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  • | | Carnegie Auditorium

    Southern Crossroads: Where History and Literature Meet

      A five part retrospective beginning Winter 2016 Part 1:  “Frederick Douglass & Harriet Ann Jacobs: Narratives, Incidents of Race, Gender and Nation” Stacy Boyd, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of West Georgia, explores how Douglass and Jacobs use this genre, and the rhetoric of “nation”, to critique antebellum notions of race, […]

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