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Tuesday: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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Thursday: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday: 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Book Club
Fourth Wednesday of every month.
Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro
State of Wonder By Ann Patchett
Little Bee By Chris Cleave
Trouble with Lichen By John Wydnham
The Husbands Secrets By Liane Moriarty
Ninteen Minutes By Jodi Piccoult

The Township of Athens Public Library has a local history collection, in hard copy and on cd's, thanks to the Athens Job Creation Team and the Athens and Area Historical Society. This collection includes deaths, marriages, census and Women's Institute Minute Books, Tweedsmuir history books, scrapbooks donated by Lois Schroeder-Stanford and books by Edna B. Chant. The Library also has the Athens Reporter on Microfilm dating from 1884 to 1971.

More Local History & Genealogy Resources

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, North America, Europe, Australia, and more. You must be inside the library to access this database.

  • Early Canadiana Discovery Portal
    This portal helps you to discover online digital content from collections across Canada.
  • Field of Stones
    Info and photos of Abandoned and Pioneer Cemeteries in Ontario.
  • Ireland Roots
    If you are looking for your Irish Roots you have come to the right place. Visit the free Irish Roots message board.
  • Canadian County Atlas Digital Project
    Searchable database of the property owners names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases.
  • Canadian Genealogy and History
    A listing of Genealogical and Historical Web sites from East to Western Sea.
  • Ontario Family Search
    This site gives helpful tips on how to research the events of birth, marriage, or death of ancestors in Ontario.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    Canada's national collection of books, historical documents, government records, photos, films, maps, music, and more.
  • Leeds and the Thousand Islands Archives: The Leeds and the Thousand Islands Archives acquires, preserves, promotes and makes available the historical record of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. We are open to the public every Thursday from 1-8.
  • Family Search
    The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. Search for ancestors, share information, family history library, family history centers.
  • Paper of Record
    Global pioneer of searchable newspaper image documents presented in their original published form.
  • Archives of Ontario
    If you're just getting started researching your family history you should definitely begin with this indepth Government of Ontario site which will teach and guide you through your search.
  • Ontario Genealogical Society
    Promotes genealogical research, sets standards for genealogical excellence by encouragement and instruction in effective research methods, makes available to those whose ancestors are from Ontario, the knowledge, diversity and comprehensiveness of the genealogical resources in Ontario and shares expertise in other geographic areas.
  • Canadian Genealogy Centre
    The Centre includes all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.
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