Auditorium

The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway. Learn more at hmcpl.org/main/auditorium

Sister 2 Sister: 2007 In Review

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

2007 Review!
We'll cover the books we talked about this year. Did you love them? Hate them? Have suggestions for next year? Bring books you love; we'll talk about them, draw for door prizes, and make plans for 2008.

S2S/B2B: Best of Everything

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Alicia Black Sullivan swore to never repeat her father's mistakes: she would never break any promises, she would never be unfaithful. And most important of all, when she got married, it would be for good. And she really does love Phillip, the assistant pastor of her father's church. She just happens to love money--and the things it can buy--as well. Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it.

Sister 2 Sister: Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Madea helpfully suggests, "If you don't understand something I'm saying here and you're not black, you will have to ask somebody who is. Madea, Southern-speak for "mother dear," is the fierce alter ego of Tyler Perry, who has paraded the marijuana-smoking, pistol-packing, trash-talking matron through a series of hit gospel plays and films. Although primarily a comic figure based on unapologetically crude behavior coming from a harmless-looking old lady, Madea is envisioned by Perry as a throwback to a time when strong matriarchs ruled the community.

Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother: Sinful

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Chandelle's love of material possessions is destroying her marriage. Now with Chandelle's scheming cousin Deidre in town, money is the least of their problems. Fortunately, the Lord works in mysterious ways, and a series of unexpected events may bless everyone with a second chance.

Sister 2 Sister: Fortunate Son

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother, Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune - he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split.

S2S/B2B: This Fire Down In My Soul

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Faye uses sessions from three of her three counseling clients to make the ultimate decision in her failing marriage. Housewife Tess has spent the past 23 years catering to her to two grown sons and her husband Jesse. After learning about her husband's affair, Tess must decide if and when she will learn to live for herself. Real estate agent Elise is dying for someone to love her and fools herself into thinking married Jay can fill that void in her life.

Sister 2 Sister: Never Go Home Again

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in Corey's neighborhood, he finds the temptations of the lucrative drug trade too great to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, it is inevitable that it is he who has to pay, with his time and maybe even his life: by the age of sixteen Corey is locked up. Incarcerated in Riker's Island and then in prisons upstate, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and eventually his spirit.

The books of Eric Jerome Dickey

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

It's all about Eric! We'll talk about any and all books by Eric Jerome Dickey. Got a favorite? Bring it, and we'll talk about it. Not familiar? Come find out what's great about this contemporary African-American author.

Sister 2 Sister: Don't Play in the Sun

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peppering her narrative with "Postcards from the Color Complex," reminiscences of some of the author's most powerful experiences, Golden takes us inside her world, and inside her heart, to show what a half-century of intraracial and interracial personal politics looks like.

S2S/B2B: Jezebel

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

A re-imagining of the Biblical story of Jezebel as a compelling modern drama, Jezebel follows the exploits of manipulative Georgia beauty Jessie Belle who weds a trusting and prosperous pastor, Traynor Devereaux, as a ticket out of town. Traynor doesn't realize that his cunning new bride isn't just dreaming of a new life, but running from an old one-and an unsalvageable reputation that could destroy both their futures.

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