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

  • | | Carnegie upstairs

    Glenda Davis returns with Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”!

    Henrik Ibsen, a 19th century Norwegian playwright, was a man ahead of his time.  His insightful dramatic offerings earned him the title of father of Modern Theatre and, after Shakespeare, the second most insightful dramatist of his century. One of his most famous dramas is “A Doll’s House”, published in 1879.  So controversial was this […]

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  • January 23 | 6:00pm | Carnegie auditorium


    : Dr. Meg Pearson, Chair & Professor of English, University of West Georgia, leads the discussion in her entertaining and illuminating way.  Not to be missed! “We’ve learned about Shakespeare’s words, now let’s learn about Shakespeare’s world. Join us for an evening of bear-baiting, bears, and beheadings as we take a tour through the mad […]

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  • February 11 | 2:00 pm | Carnegie upstairs

    Folk Songs of World War One

    Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. His time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are the songs of America’s heritage: a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. He has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folksongs and folktales, and as a performer who appeals to […]

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  • March 13 | 6:00pm | Carnegie auditorium

    Langston Hughes: Shakespeare in Harlem

    Dr. Stacy Boyd, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of English, The University of West Georgia,  presents an in depth look at the impact and influence of America’s beloved writer, Langston Hughes. Described as the “Poet Laureate of the Negro Race” and “Harlem’s Shakespeare,” Langston Hughes is one of the most important African-American writers in the twentieth century. […]

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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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  • December | all day | Ashley Park, Newnan

    Thank you for supporting Barnes&Noble’s Carnegie Bookfair 2017!

    Barnes & Noble Bookfair to benefit Newnan’s Carnegie Save your holiday shopping for these special days when a percentage of each purchase is gifted by Barnes & Noble to fund new additions to our honor book shelves at the Carnegie.  Just say “Carnegie” at the checkout counter!  Teachers Day is Saturday, Dec. 2, a 25% discount […]

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