Book discussion

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History."  July 27th, Tuesday, 7:00PM, Main Library Auditorium. Read more »

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History." Dr. Browder follows the fascinating story of how white politicans and black leaders often worked together behind the scenes to further advance the cause of civil rights after its heroic beginnings in the 1950-60s.

Short Story Analysis for Amateurs

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, May 25, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, August 31, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, March 29, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, May 31, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, November 29, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, January 31, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, February 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, March 27, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, August 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, September 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pmTuesday, November 27, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Interested in short stories? Come engage in discussions of classic and modern short stories by well known and not so well known authors.  Monthly events are free to the public age 18 and above. Enrollment is limited to 21.

To reserve a place, call (256) 684-5803 or (256) 536-7898 and get your short story reading assignment. Once a spot has been saved for you, please advise if you have to cancel so that others on a potential waiting list can be contacted to attend. The story must be read in advance!

Mark Twain and His Short Stories

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

There will be a brief overview of the life of Twain, followed by a review of some short stories from The Complete Short Stories of MARK TWAIN, edited by Charles Neider.

Presenter: Joe Berry

Book discussion: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

We will discuss Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as part of The Big Read.

Presenter: George McClellan

This LearningQUEST event is open to the public.

Mark Twain Biography

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

This biographical overview of Mark Twain will include excerpts of two of Twain's classics: The Innocents Abroad and Life on the Mississippi. Experience Twain's unique writing style as you take in both the account of Mark Twain's travels abroad during the mid eighteenth century, and his memoir of his youthful years paddling the mighty Mississippi River. With numerous surprises, this writer's point of view may not be what you expect.

Presenter: Dr. John Conover

Short Story Analysis for Amateurs (2007)

Rediscover the art of the short story.
Love literature, but don't have a lot of time to read? Ever feel like short stories get short shrift in comparison to novels? Then we've got the group for you -- a discussion group devoted solely to short stories. Read more »

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