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February Book Events


Thursday, February 3rd @ 7:15pm

Bill Briggs’ new book is part detective story and part courtroom drama. The Third Miracle: An Ordinary Man, a Medical Mystery, and a Trial of Faith. The veteran journalist exposes the rituals and investigations that the Catholic Church uses to determine sainthood.

If you cannot attend but would like a signed copy, you may reserve it at A Cappella Books.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

Tuesday, February 8th @ 7:15pm

Wayne Greenhaw, a Montgomery reporter, has written about Alabama government for 17 years. In 2006, he received the Harper Lee Award. Fighting the Devil in Dixie: How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama tells how the Klan grew more violent until confronted by a brave and unwavering coalition.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

Wednesday, February 16th @ 7:15pm

Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America by historian John McMillan is a look at the sixties by the rebellious young journalists at the time. Through the many counterculture weeklies American journalism and publishing was changed forever.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

Tuesday, February 22nd @ 7:15pm

Edward Glaeser is a Harvard University economist who studies the economics of cities, segregation, crime, and innovation. His book, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, is a response to the idea that American cities are dirty, poor, crime ridden, expensive, and environmentally unfriendly.

If you cannot attend but would like a signed copy, you may reserve it at A Cappella Books.

Where: Decatur Library Auditorium

Wednesday, February 23rd @ 7pm

As part of the GPC Reads program, Terry Kay will talk about The Book of Marie published in 2007. He is a member of the Georgia Center for the Book’s advisory council and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

Where:

Georgia Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus

Cole Auditorium

Friday, February 25th @ 7pm-8:30pm

Steve Berry will be talking about and signing his newest thriller. The Emperor’s Tomb is the fifth book in the Cotton Malone series. It’s the tale of a dangerous mission layered with detailed Chinese history. A priceless Chinese lamp contains the secret of the country’s biggest obstacle in the future.

Where: Eagle Eye Bookshop

Monday, February 28th @ 7pm

Clarence Jones is a co-writer of one of the most famous speeches in American history. His book, Behind the Dream: The Making of a Speech That Transformed a Nation, is a behind the scenes account of the time drawing near the speech and the impact it had on the Civil Rights Movement and the Nation.

If you cannot attend but would like a signed copy, you may reserve it at A Cappella Books.

Where: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

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