Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries

Street Address: 300 S. Hull Street Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706.542.7123

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Free Outdoor Screening: "The Killer Shrews"

Something wicked has been awakened at the Special Collections Building, set loose from the Brown Media Archives for those brave enough to watch. Dr. Speculo is broadcasting through time and space to bring us the most spine-chilling B-movie from 1959: The Killer Shrews!

Join us on the dead center of the Special Collections front lawn as we recreate the late-night horror hosts of midnights' past. Popcorn is free, picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged; doors open at 6:30PM! 

Mountain Food Myths and Memories: A Conversation with Erica Abrams Locklear

Please join us for a conversation with Erica Abrams Locklear, author of Appalachia on the Table: Representing Mountain Food and People (University of Georgia Press), and Josina Guess, assistant editor for Sojourners Magazine, to discuss Locklear's book and how long-held preconceptions about Appalachian foodways color our perception of the region and its people. 

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Percival Everett

Join the Hargrett Library for the induction of Percival Everett into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in room 285 of the UGA Special Collections Building. Everett will give a reading and participate in an audience Q&A; a light reception will follow. This free event is part of the University's Signature Lecture series; RSVP is required. Email to RSVP.

Exhibit Opening: House Party

Join the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library for an evening of tours, drinks, and light snacks to celebrate the opening of "House Party: Digging Into House Show History in Athens". This event is free and open to the public; for more information contact Jess Grant at