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HMCPL GOODREADS ONLINE DISCUSSION: "A Gathering of Old Men"

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Film: "A Lesson Before Dying"

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing of a white store owner. Read more about Film: "A Lesson Before Dying"

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Concert: Tennessee Valley Jazz Society Trio

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Ayana Jacobs, Benjamin Edwards, and Devere Pride.  In the Main Library First Floor Atrium. Read more about Concert: Tennessee Valley Jazz Society Trio

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Film: "The Princess and the Frog"

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. Read more about Film: "The Princess and the Frog"

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Talk: Shootout on the Bayou

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Shootout on the Bayou: Pop Culture and "A Gathering of Old Men."  Talk by Edward Journey of Alabama A&M. Read more about Talk: Shootout on the Bayou

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Film: "A Gathering of Old Men"

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Film with post-film discussion led by Edward Journey, associate professor, Alabama A&M University. Read more about Film: "A Gathering of Old Men"

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Integration and Football

John Pruett, retired sports editor and columnist for The Huntsville Times, will talk about the integration of football programs in the 1970s during the closing event of Community Read 2012: A Gathering of Old Men on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more about Integration and Football

S2SB2B: Gathering Of Old Men

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ernest Gaines
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A Gathering of Old Men

 

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

One afternoon, a white woman discovers that a Cajun farmer has been shot in Mathu's, a black man's, yard. She enlists the help of seventeen other old black men by having them come to Mathu's yard, each with a shotgun and one empty number 5 shell. She and the men all claim to be responsible for the murder, in an effort to protect the guilty party and make things difficult for Sheriff Mapes. Read more about S2SB2B: Gathering Of Old Men

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Community Wide Read 2011: Wicked City by Ace Atkins

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As we reach the final days of Community Wide Read 2011, join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 6pm for the closing program with author and guest of honor Ace Atkins in A Wicked Night Out with Ace. Read more about Community Wide Read 2011: Wicked City by Ace Atkins

A Wicked Night Out at Bandito Burrito Southside (Kickoff Event)

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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In partnership with local bars, Stem & Stein, The Nook, Bandito Burrito Southside, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be kicking off their Community Wide Read for the book Wicked City by Ace Atkins. Local brewery, Straight to Ale, has created the “Wicked City” porter with the book’s setting and time period in mind and the brew will be on tap for bar patrons to purchase. Drop by to learn more about upcoming Community Wide Read events in April and for great giveaways and door prizes.

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