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Friends Of The Library Board Meeting

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Friends Of The Library Board Meeting

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Friends Of The Library Board Meeting

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Meet the Author: McEachin Otts

This is a free event. McEachin Otts, author of "Better Than Them: The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist," will be in house to meet with patrons and discuss his work.

McEachin “Mac” Otts was a child welfare professional for many years, both as a counselor and director. He also received governors’ appointments on the board of the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and the State Children’s Policy Council.

From the book:

"You are better than them. Don't forget it," a grandmother whispers to her grandson, S. M. "Mac" Otts. The year is 1965, and an eighteen-year-old boy stands curbside in his Black Belt hometown—weapon in hand—defiant before a peaceful civil rights demonstration. Violent pandemonium follows the quiet moment. For the rest of Otts's life, his grandmother's words haunt him and inspire the writing of his powerful memoir, Better Than Them: The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist.

With honesty and humility, Otts uses that memorable day in 1965 as a lens through which to view the events that shaped his life. He ventures back to examine the antebellum period and to the glories, tragedies, and unspoken shame of his slave-holding ancestors, and forward again to the civil rights era. He probes into the roots of the race-related events involving his community in the 1950s and '60s, seeking understanding about the underlying issues and, especially, of what brings about change.

Otts reflects on how he outgrew his racist upbringing and how he finally returned to his hometown to interview select black demonstrators and white peers. The conclusions he reaches make this a memoir about Otts's life and experiences in a racially divided world, but also about how a life is lived and celebrated and understood.

**We would also encourage you to attend the 2:00 pm free workshop, DIY: Garden Water Features by Herb Lewis, in the same room.**

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Gurley Girls Book Club

Book discussion on One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

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Gurley Public Library
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Song of the Sea"

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Song of the Sea"

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Strange Magic"

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Strange Magic"

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Justice League vs Bizarro League"

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Justice League vs Bizarro League"

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts""

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts"

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Gurley Movie Afternoon "Into the Woods"

Gurley Movie Afternoon ... "Into the Woods"

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37065
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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