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Forsyth County Public Library - Hampton Park Library

Call: (770) 781-9840 or visit www.forsythpl.org

Forsyth Writes Together: Writing Picture Books

Saturday April 25, 2020 10:30 am EDT
Categories: Author Visit; Writing;

There's no other art form quite like a picture book. Learn the craft of writing picture books for children in today's market. Join published authors Bonnie Clark, Kim MacPherson, and Jaclyn Paris for an epic conversation!

The panel will discuss elements of pictur...
Cost: Free

The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis with author Ben Wynne

Thursday March 5, 2020 06:30 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture; Education; History Sometimes we forget that not all Southerners were pro-secession during the Civil War era. One of the most vocal pro-Unionists was Henry Foote, who served as both a U.S. Senator and a Confederate Congressman and was one of Jefferson Davis's most outspoken...
Cost: Free

The Life and Writings of Phillis Wheatley

Sunday February 23, 2020 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture;

elebrate African American History Month with the next event in our ongoing "Race and American Culture" series led by Dr. Ian Afflerbach.

Dr. Afflerbach will examine the life and writings of Phillis Wheatley. In 1773, Wheatley published her first book of poetry--the first o...
Cost: Free

Documentary Screening of 'Ali, mbomayé'

Monday February 10, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture;

In 1974, there was one boxing match that was the "Rumble in the Jungle," making the news worldwide. Held in Kinshasa, Zaire, it featured Mohammed Ali and George Foreman.

Enjoy a screening of the documentary film Ali, mbomayé, presented by the filmmaker himself, Dr. Gnimbin...
Cost: Free

Stories Behind Georgia Place Names

Monday November 4, 2019 06:30 pm EST
Categories: Library Events Ever wonder how Rough and Ready got its name? Or what Stonesthrow is a stone’s throw from? And surely the story behind Climax can’t be…that thrilling, can it? The curious Georgian can’t help pondering the seemingly endless supply of head-scratching place names that dot thi...
Cost: Free

Confessions of a KidLit Critique Group

Saturday October 5, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Learn from the experiences of a panel of seven children's book writers and illustrators from the Trail Mix critique group. The panel will speak candidly about what makes success, what keeps them writing, how to critique a friend's writing, and how a successful critique group comes together. Find o...
Cost: free

Cherokee Medicines with Mark Warren - How They Can Be Used Today

Sunday September 22, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
The diverse flora of the Southeast once provided everything that was needed by the original inhabitants. This is why native people held in high esteem every plant of forest and field. Our modern day ignoring of these gifts is what separates us from a life of truly interacting with nature on an int...
Cost: Free

Lost and Drowned in North Georgia:Forgotten Cities and Towns with Author Lisa M. Russell

Sunday September 15, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
North Georgia has more than forty lakes and not one is natural. The state's controversial decision to dam the region's rivers for power and water supply changed the landscape forever. Lost communities, forgotten crossroads, dissolving racetracks, and even entire towns disappeared, with remnants oc...
Cost: Free

Nella Larsen's "Passing": A Discussion

Sunday September 8, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Dr. Ian Afflerbach's discussion on Nella Larsen's novella, "Passing," is the third in an ongoing series on race in American culture. This short novella explores an important but often-forgotten racial practice during the Jim Crow era: African-Americans "passing" as white in order to gain access to...
Cost: Free

Nella Larsen's "Passing": A Discussion

Sunday September 8, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Dr. Ian Afflerbach's discussion on Nella Larsen's novella, "Passing," is the third in an ongoing series on race in American culture. This short novella explores an important but often-forgotten racial practice during the Jim Crow era: African-Americans "passing" as white in order to gain access to...
Cost: Free

Woodstock: Hippie High Water Mark for Peace, Love, & Music

Thursday August 15, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Categories: Library Events Woodstock was the greatest music festival of all time with an audience of more than 400,000 people! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event with a discussion of the musical personalities involved, its social impact, and its lasting presence in America's colle...
Cost: Free

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: A Movie Discussion

Saturday August 10, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Categories: Library Events

Dr. Ian Afflerbach of the University of North Georgia will lead a discussion on the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).

This iconic comedy-drama, directed by Stanley Kramer, revolves around the question of interracial marriage. Joanna Draperwealthy, beautiful, and ...
Cost: Free
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