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

    Where to be? Carnegie!

    Check out these fun events for children of all ages!  Don’t forget to make your reservations, starting one week in advance –770-683-1347. Summer is never boring at the Carnegie, and don’t forget a great selection of children’s, teens and adult honor books for at-home reading… Thank you Newnan Kiwanis Club for partnering with us for […]

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  • | 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 adults, 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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  • July 21 | 10:00 am | First Avenue Park

    Exotic Animal Petting Zoo

    One of our most popular events, Sam’s Petting Zoo returns with unusual animals from around the world.  The location has changed to accommodate the antics of the presenters – please meet us at the First Avenue Park in downtown Newnan, just blocks south of the Carnegie.  Dress for warm weather!  In case of rain, this […]

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  • July 28 | 10:00 am | Carnegie Auditorium

    Lee Bryan’s “Pinocchio”

    Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” returns to present a fantastic, frenetic re-imagining of the original Collodi text featuring found object puppetry and loads of audience participation! Free, all ages.  Reservations in advance starting July 21st by calling 770-683-1347.  Space is limited. Sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation through special funding by the Newnan Kiwanis Club.  

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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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  • August 7 | 2:00 pm | Carnegie upstairs

    Othello Moor of Venice

    OTHELLO MOOR OF VENICE. Four hundred years ago Shakespeare looked at the complexities of mixed race marriage at a time when such an occurrence was virtually nonexistent.  Initially that appears to be the main focus of the play, but Shakespeare actually has more to say about jealousy than about race.  The term “green-eyed monster” originates […]

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