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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Cold Sassy Tree

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Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Burns, Olive Ann
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Cold Sassy Tree

When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward - the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpa's new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience. As the newlyweds' chaperone, conspirator, and confidant, Will is privy to his one-armed, renegade grandfather's second adolescence; meanwhile, he does some growing up of his own. He gets run over by a train and lives to tell about it; he kisses his first girl, and survives that too. Olive Ann Burns has given us a timeless, funny, resplendent novel - about a romance that rocks an entire town, about a boy's passage through the momentous but elusive year when childhood melts into adolescence, and about just how people lived and died in a small Southern town at the turn of the century. Inhabited by characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Cold Sassy, Georgia, is the perfect setting for the debut of a storyteller of rare brio, exuberance, and style. Read more about Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Cold Sassy Tree

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Shady Grove Mobile Home Park

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Repeats every 2 weeks until Fri Jul 30 2010 .
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, July 5, 2010 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Magnolia Trace Retirement Community

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Repeats every 2 weeks until Fri Jul 30 2010 .
Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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McKemy Center

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Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Jun 30 2010 .
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:00am to 10:45am
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Boys and Girls' Club (South)

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Repeats every week until Fri Jul 30 2010 .
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, June 28, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 5, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
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State of Alabama - DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Educational Program

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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The North Alabama Photographer's Guild

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Contact: Terri Slezewski, (256) 227-0992 Read more about The North Alabama Photographer's Guild

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Literary Giants: Boy's Life

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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978-1416577782
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Robert McCammon
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Boy's Life

In 1964, 12-year-old Cory Mackenson lives with his parents in Zephyr, Alabama. It is a sleepy, comfortable town. Cory is helping with his father's milk route one morning when a car plunges into the lake before their eyes. His father dives in after the car and finds a dead man handcuffed to the steering wheel. Their world no longer seems so innocent: a vicious killer hides among apparently friendly neighbors. Other, equally unsettling transmogrifications occur: a friend's father becomes a shambling bully under the influence of moonshine, decent men metamorphose into Klan bigots, "responsible" adults flee when faced with danger for the first time. With the aid of unexpected allies, Cory faces hair-raising dangers as he seeks to find the secret of the dead man in the lake. McCammon writes an exciting adventure story. He also gives us an affecting tale of a young man growing out of childhood in a troubled place and time Read more about Literary Giants: Boy's Life

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Literary Giants: The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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978-0393333060
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Diane Ackerman
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants—otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes.

With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. Read more about Literary Giants: The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

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