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 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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  • | 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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  • April 24 | 2:00 pm | Carnegie upstairs

    A Celebration of Sonnets: Happy Birthday to the Bard!

    Some of the world’s most beloved Shakespearean sonnets will be read by poet Melissa Dickson Jackson in celebration of the famous bard’s birthday and death 400 years ago on April 23rd.  Join us for an afternoon of coffee, cake and good company! “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come” …The Merchant of Venice     […]

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  • April 28 | 2:30pm | Carnegie Auditorium

    The Female Aesthetic in the Modern South: A Confederacy of Water Moccasins

    Fourth in the Southern Crossroads series,  Dr. Rebecca Harrison will provide an overview of the concerns occupying Southern women writers of the modernist period, a field ostensibly dominated by the fugitives and writers such as William Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren.  Rather than merely asking her audience to “remember the ladies” (as Abigail Adams once said […]

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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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