Please continue checking back for updates on events. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, we have had to cancel, postpone and rearrange our schedule depending on guidelines from the local and state government.
—– July 2020 —–
by local author, Ann Hite
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our book signing event. We are, however, having an upcoming virtual event! Watch our social media accounts or check back here for updates!
“ROLL AWAY THE STONE is the true story that influenced the award-winning Black Mountain novel series. Ann Hite, in her storytelling mode, envisions a sack of stones poised to hang around her neck the moment she is born and added to throughout her childhood by her grandmother and mother. Each stone represents a family story that forms who Hite becomes as an adult. Generations of abuse, racism, adultery, and lies populate this sordid history. In the midst of the telling are strong, flawed women who are far from good role-models for a young Hite but show that survival and success in the worst scenarios are not always lost. Along with stories of murder and madness are the ghost tales Hite is so well-known for writing. Readers may find themselves pondering if real people aren’t scarier than any ghost could ever be. The author hopes when readers emerge on the other side of this memoir, they have a better understanding of what it takes to survive one’s history and own it without shame.”
—– August 2020 —–
August 1st – Kids’ Subscription Newsletters mailed. August’s theme is “School Days”. Click here to subscribe.
by Rita Woods
“Remembrance…It’s a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy…if you can make it there.
Ohio, present day. An elderly woman who is more than she seems warns against rising racism as a young nurse grapples with her life.
Haiti, 1791, on the brink of revolution. When the slave Abigail is forced from her children to take her mistress to safety, she discovers New Orleans has its own powers.
1857 New Orleans―a city of unrest: Following tragedy, house girl Margot is sold just before her promised freedom. Desperate, she escapes and chases a whisper…. Remembrance.”
—– September 2020 —–
September 1st – Kids’ Subscription Newsletters mailed. September’s theme is “Native American History”. Click here to subscribe.
Annual BBQ/Picnic & Membership Drive (details to be announced)
—– October 2020 —–
October 1st – Kids’ Subscription Newsletters mailed. October’s theme is “Entertainment/Sterling Holloway”. Click here to subscribe.
THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM
by Marie Benedict
“Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side and understood more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis and revolutionize modern communication…if anyone would listen to her.”
Monthly Member Meeting, Tuesday, October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
“Eyewitness Account of the Fall of the Berlin Wall” with speaker Thomas Kislat
—– November 2020 —–
November 1st – Kids’ Subscription Newsletters mailed. November’s theme is “Family/Genealogy”. Click here to subscribe.
Monthly Member Meeting, Tuesday, November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Program & Speaker TBA
—– December 2020 —–
December 1st – Kids’ Subscription Newsletters mailed. December’s theme is “Christmas/Winter/Holidays”. Click here to subscribe.
BOOK CLUB, December 15th @ 7:00 PM