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adult summer reading


Sign up for Adult Summer Reading at the 2nd floor Reference desk for a free tote bag, free books, and the chance to win the grand prize!

ADult Summer Reading Finale:

Bad art night

Tuesday, August 4th

Compete to create the worst art for great prizes. Also, we will be drawing for the Adult Summer Reading grand prize!

An evening with the author:  doris kearns goodwin

Saturday, September 12

Tickets $50
Available for purchase at the Adult Reference Desk starting August 3

Celebrate the library's 50th birthday with this special event. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author. She is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including The Bully Pulpit, Team of Rivals, and No Ordinary Time.

Sponsored by Western Market

Every Treasure has a tale: The curation of southern collections

A talk with john jones

Saturday, September 12

Registration required

Our Friends group will celebrate the library’s 50th birthday with muffins, mimosas and a talk with John Jones, Fine Art Broker and Consultant. He has been featured on HGTV, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Networks and has been a regular appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. Mr. Jones will begin his talk with a presentation on some of the more interesting items he has brokered in his career.

As a special treat, Mr. Jones will discuss five items submitted by audience members. These items must be submitted to the library by September 4, 2015 in order to be considered. Registration for this event will begin on August 3, 2015. Registration may be done in person at the Adult Services Desk or by following the Friends of Emmet O’Neal link on the library webpage. For more information about the registration or the submission process, please contact Katie Moellering at 445-1118 or



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