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A Wicked Night Out

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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In partnership with local bars, Stems & 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. Read more about A Wicked Night Out

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Spanish Language Book Discussion: Wicked City

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Coffee and a Book

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Friday, April 15, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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A View From Across the River

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Professor Anissa Graham, a native of Columbus, GA, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River.  The presentation will focus on the symbiotic relationship of the two towns, from the 1950s to the present.  “Up from The Ashes,” the documentary about Phenix City will also be shown.

Movie genre: documentary
Runtime: 26 minutes

University of Alabama Center for Public Television, Tuscaloosa, AL. Produced by Max Shores. Covers a brief description of what happened during the martial rule and interviews many of the prominent people involved. It aired as part of “The Alabama Experience” documentary series.

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A View From Across the River

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Professor Anissa Graham, a native of Columbus, GA, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River.  The presentation will focus on the symbiotic relationship of the two towns, from the 1950s to the present.  “Up from The Ashes,” the documentary about Phenix City will also be shown.

Movie genre: documentary
Runtime: 26 minutes

University of Alabama Center for Public Television, Tuscaloosa, AL. Produced by Max Shores. Covers a brief description of what happened during the martial rule and interviews many of the prominent people involved. It aired as part of “The Alabama Experience” documentary series.

This event is part of the Community Wide Read. Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/wickedcity Read more about A View From Across the River

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A View From Across the River

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Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Professor Anissa Graham, a native of Columbus, GA, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River.  The presentation will focus on the symbiotic relationship of the two towns, from the 1950s to the present.  “Up from The Ashes,” the documentary about Phenix City will also be shown.

Movie genre: documentary
Runtime: 26 minutes

University of Alabama Center for Public Television, Tuscaloosa, AL. Produced by Max Shores. Covers a brief description of what happened during the martial rule and interviews many of the prominent people involved. It aired as part of “The Alabama Experience” documentary series.

This event is part of the Community Wide Read. Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/wickedcity Read more about A View From Across the River

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A View From Across the River

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Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Professor Anissa Graham, a native of Columbus, GA, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River.  The presentation will focus on the symbiotic relationship of the two towns, from the 1950s to the present.  “Up from The Ashes,” the documentary about Phenix City will also be shown.

Movie genre: documentary
Runtime: 26 minutes

University of Alabama Center for Public Television, Tuscaloosa, AL. Produced by Max Shores. Covers a brief description of what happened during the martial rule and interviews many of the prominent people involved. It aired as part of “The Alabama Experience” documentary series.

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Gurley Girls Book Club: Wicked City

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Ace Atkins
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Wicked City

Phenix City, Alabama, from its founding during the Civil War, has been the dirty, not-so-little secret of the South. It is a riverside no-man's land, a place where a blind eye has historically been turned to vice of every sort, including prostitution, gambling, and even murder. Atkins shows us Phenix City in its 1950s hey-day, where a battle is building between a handful of decent citizens and the underworld willing to do anything to maintain their control. Atkins draws from the worlds of pulp and Faulkner, using characters from the town's true history to tell a story of the best and worst of morality, and the ambiguity in between.

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Chinese Language Book Discussion: Wicked City

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Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Ace Atkins
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Wiked City

Join us for a Community Wide Read bood discussion.

 

Phenix City, Alabama, from its founding during the Civil War, has been the dirty, not-so-little secret of the South. It is a riverside no-man's land, a place where a blind eye has historically been turned to vice of every sort, including prostitution, gambling, and even murder. Atkins shows us Phenix City in its 1950s hey-day, where a battle is building between a handful of decent citizens and the underworld willing to do anything to maintain their control. Atkins draws from the worlds of pulp and Faulkner, using characters from the town's true history to tell a story of the best and worst of morality, and the ambiguity in between. Read more about Chinese Language Book Discussion: Wicked City

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Knit 1, Read Too!: Wicked City

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Ace Atkins
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Wiked City

Join us for a Community Wide Read bood discussion.

 

Phenix City, Alabama, from its founding during the Civil War, has been the dirty, not-so-little secret of the South. It is a riverside no-man's land, a place where a blind eye has historically been turned to vice of every sort, including prostitution, gambling, and even murder. Atkins shows us Phenix City in its 1950s hey-day, where a battle is building between a handful of decent citizens and the underworld willing to do anything to maintain their control. Atkins draws from the worlds of pulp and Faulkner, using characters from the town's true history to tell a story of the best and worst of morality, and the ambiguity in between. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too!: Wicked City

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