Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History

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The first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections in African American culture.

Thursday July 11, 2024 07:00 PM EDT
From the award-winning and bestselling author of “Black Buck”: A speculative novel about a young woman—invisible by birth and relegated... [click here for more]

Tuesday May 21, 2024 07:00 PM EDT

Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The New York Times bestselling author of “Be the Bridge” calls people of faith to be a part of lasting change and help heal the racial disparity in our country—together.

A Cappella Books and the Auburn Avenue Re... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 23, 2024 07:00 PM EDT

Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30303

A deeply revealing exposé of the American prosecutorial system and its historic and present racial inequities—and how we can transform the system to one of fairness and justice.

A Cappella Books and The Baton Fo... [click here for more]

Thursday March 7, 2024 07:00 PM EST
Join Tim Ross — preacher, podcaster, and author of Welcome to the Basement – for a book discussion and signing. Welcome to the Basement (Nelson Books) is a practical guide for living life to the fullest, encouraging readers to “upset the world” and tap into their faith in “the basement” where ordina... [click here for more]

Tuesday December 12, 2023 07:00 PM EST
“I felt slapped awake by Godfall’s brilliant conceit and the profound change witnessed in a small town that suddenly finds... [click here for more]

Tuesday September 26, 2023 07:00 PM EDT
From acclaimed columnist and political commentator Michael Harriot, a searingly smart and bitingly hilarious retelling of American history that corrects the record and showcases the perspectives and experiences of Black Americans. A Cappella Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library and Museum ... [click here for more]

Thursday April 21, 2022 06:30 PM EDT
The Auburn Avenue Research Library hosts its first in-person, public book event since the pandemic featuring a conversation around Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by the late, acclaimed artist and Cuthbert, GA native Winfred Rembert. The event, hosted in collaborat... [click here for more]

Wednesday September 30, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
A MAN NAMED PEARL tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, whose unlikely journey to national prominence began with a bigoted remark. In 1976, Pearl took a job in a can factory in Bishopville, South Carolina. New to this rural southern town, he and his wife Metra looked a... [click here for more]

Wednesday August 12, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
In honor of Juneteenth celebration the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL)will host a virtual Africana Story Time reading of Juneteenth for Mazie.

About Hey Black Child:

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspiratio... [click here for more]

Friday July 10, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Phyllis Iller, will host a live performance of poetry and prose that has been gleaned from the 1970s anthology 360 Degrees of Blackness Comin’ At You, originally curated by Sonia Sanchez, from poems written by the students in a creative writi... [click here for more]

Sunday February 9, 2020 03:00 PM EST
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Baton Foundation Inc., will host Professor Thomas A. Foster for a lecture on his publication “Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men.”

A Cappella Books will have copies of the book available for purchase.

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101 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 613-4001

Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed