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

  • February 11 | 7:30pm | McRitchie-Hollis Museum

    Writing at the Crossroads Part 2: Southern Literature, Reconstruction, Old South and New South”

    The defeat of the Southern confederacy at the end of the Civil War not only created major social and cultural transformations in the South but also effectively ended a nascent movement in Southern literature that was emerging in the antebellum era. Southern writers before the Civil War maintained a complicated relationship with both regional audiences […]

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  • February 16 | 10:00am | Carnegie Auditorium

    Presented by Columbus State University

    Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, and more through clever, tuneful songs, Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and […]

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  • February 21 | 4:00pm | 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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  • March 3 | 6:00 pm | Carnegie Auditorium

    The Poetic Works of B.H. Fairchild: Interview, Readings & Commentary

    The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation in partnership with the University of West Georgia is pleased to host internationally recognized and award-winning poet B. H. Fairchild, artist in residence at the University of West Georgia, for an informal interview, reading and discussion at the Carnegie on Thursday, March 3 at 6pm. Dr. Chad Davidson, Director, School […]

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  • March 5 | | Carnegie Auditorium

    Renowned Plantsman Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana

    Where the Unusual – is “the Usual” International “Plant-finder” and renowned horticulturist Ted Stephens welcomes a new season of spring planting by showcasing exciting new cultivars for the Southeast as well as rare finds in a presentation sure to delight gardeners.  Arguably one of the most knowledgeable plantsmen in the country, Stephens lists among his […]

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  • February 11 | 7:30 pm | Hollis-McRitchie Museum

    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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