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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:00pm
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Vanessa Davis Griggs
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Ray of Hope

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…

Sahara and Crystal don't realize what they're up against when it comes to Ma Ray, but when they learn of their grandmother's former rebel antics, which were wild enough to rival their own, they begin to appreciate her present-day passion for leading a more productive life-via family, love, and faith… Read more about Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781416580638
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Patricia Haley
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Destined

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.

Don Mitchell thought he’d left DMI headquarters behind forever when he fled to South Africa after his dying father chose his younger, inexperienced half brother Joel to run the thriving family business. But he could not ignore Abigail’s dire request to return to Detroit. After three years of exile, torn between self-preservation and undying devotion to the woman who was once his father’s trusted assistant, he’s considering a plan to secretly assume control of the ministry that Joel, plagued by a slew of illicit affairs and poor business judgment, is plunging into ruin.

When his estranged sister refuses to help him, Don must decide whether to stand up and fight a war he never wished to ignite. Should he face down his power-hungry brother to save the ministry his father worked so hard to build – and take a chance on an unrequited love he never dreamed Abigail would reciprocate – or should he return to the tranquility he’s found in South Africa along with the budding drama-free relationship he left behind? Patricia Haley’s evocative modern-day interpretation of these popular biblical tales will keep readers riveted until the stunning conclusion, when the entire fate of a family rests on their ability and willingness to forgive. Read more about Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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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.

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.  Read more about Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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. Read more about Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

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Short Story Analysis for Amateurs

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Repeats every month on the last Tuesday until Tue Nov 27 2012 except Tue Jun 29 2010, Tue Jul 27 2010, Tue Dec 28 2010, Tue Jun 28 2011, Tue Jul 26 2011, Tue Dec 27 2011, Tue Jun 26 2012, Tue Jul 31 2012, Tue Dec 25 2012.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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! Read more about Short Story Analysis for Amateurs

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Mark Twain and His Short Stories

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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

The short story review will include the hilarious "Cannibalism in the Cars" and, if time allows, a discussion of "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," a story of the people of a small town who were pious to the point of being obnoxious and their fall from grace. It is both a story of humor and of the greed factor in all of us that we like to conceal, especially from ourselves. Twain had a good understanding of the human race!

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Book discussion: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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We will discuss Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as part of The Big Read.

Presenter: George McClellan

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Mark Twain Biography

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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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

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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 about Short Story Analysis for Amateurs (2007)

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