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!

Not to be missed – Summer 2015 kicks off with the inaugural fun-filled Southern Litfest Weekend June 5th & 6th plus  exciting children’s programs for every age and interest all summer long!

Upcoming Events

  • June 6 | 3:00PM | Carnegie Auditorium

    James Dickey and “Life”: the Making of Three Poems

    University of South Carolina’s Ward Briggs will explore the creative process involved in the evolution of three poems by James Dickey, based on photos from Life Magazine. Introduction by poet and University of West Georgia professor, Melissa Dickman.


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  • June 2nd | 10:00am | The Carnegie Library Auditorium

    Animation Director Robert Pope

    Join illustrator Robert Pope for a morning of cartoon talk and character drawing. Robert is a busy television animation director, who in his ‘spare time’ draws comic books for powerhouses DC Comics, kaboom! and IDW. Robert’s comics have featured Scooby-Doo, Batman, Looney Tunes, PEANUTS!, and many Cartoon Network characters including Powerpuff Girls, Mandy and Billy, […]


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  • June 3rd | 10:00 AM | Outside the Carnegie at West Broad intersection

    The Sun: Live & Up Close

    For ages 8 and up, Stephen Ramsden of the Solar Astronomy Project brings the sun up close and personal through the lens of his state of the art telescopes. Viewing times are 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:00pm. Reservations for this free event begin May 27th – call 770-683-1347. Rain date: June 9th.


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  • June 5th | 5:30 PM | Greenville/Lagrange Historic District

    Bourbon on the Porch

    The Southern LitFest celebration begins Friday evening 5:30-7:30 pm with a progressive tour of four classic porches, each featuring a different bourbon concoction in honor of literary greats James Dickey and William Faulkner. These well-loved southern recipes and light hors d’oeuvres will be served up along with some interesting and unusual entertainment.


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  • June 6th | 10:00 AM | Carnegie Library Auditorium

    “William Faulkner’s Civil War”

    Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies at Ole Miss, Dr. Jay Watson will navigate his audience through this transformation of one of the most renowned and legendary authors from the South.


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  • June 6th | 1:30 PM | Historic Courthouse: Courtroom

    “A Southern Girl” with author John Warley

    John Warley’s inspiration for A Southern Girl draws from his real life experience of adopting a Korean baby into an aristocratic family. Warley’s first novel was chosen by the University of South Carolina’s Story River Books to initiate their publishing of fiction. Lifelong friend and former Citadel classmate, Pat Conroy termed this book, “as stylish as a […]


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