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 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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Sunday November 10, 2019 02:30 PM EST
Categories: B & W Photography CLOSING RECEPTION, by the ImageGriot, Nafisa Valita Sheriff for the “Silver Living Legacies Extraordinaire: Women of Distinction” This project depicts twenty four women, all over the age of sixty, who have and are making a difference in Atlanta. Their lives have inte... [click here for more]

Friday October 25, 2019 03:30 PM EDT
Categories: B & W Photography ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION, by the ImageGriot, Nafisa Valita Sheriff, on her current project, exhibit, reception and upcoming book about the “Silver Living Legacies Extraordinaire: Women of Distinction” and the 24 selected women, all over age 60, whose lives intertwine wit... [click here for more]

Sunday August 18, 2019 02:30 PM EDT
Whether you’re an aspiring author looking to get to the next level or you’re already published and trying to figure out your next move, this free masterclass is for you. Learn the difference between self publishing and traditional publishing, the importance of editing, how to effectively use your so... [click here for more]
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