Book discussion

Bailey Cove Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*Please note!*  New & improved SNOW-FREE date! If you missed us on the 10th, please join us for the 24th!

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Excellent Women

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

"Excellent Women" is one of Barbara Pyms richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergymans daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those excellent women, the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighborsanthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, dashing husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar next doorthe novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Vanessa Davis Griggs

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Tickets: $10/each, tickets go on sale February 15, 2011

Purchase yours: Showers Library, Main Library or by calling 256-532-5950

Sister 2 Sister/ Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary!

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:00pm

Grandmother Ma Ray, a churchgoing woman with a mysterious past, steers her two reckless granddaughters away from trouble with her smarts, savvy-and the word of God…

Troublesome teen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother Lenora can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who agrees to take charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around-and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for…

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Chosen started the war. In Destined, brother battles brother for ultimate control of their father’s multimillion-dollar ministry in the captivating second novel from Patricia Haley’s provocative new series inspired by the biblical kings David and Solomon.

Young Professionals' Book Club kicks off with Slaughterhouse Five

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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

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