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F E A T U R E D E V E N T
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:00-7:30pm
Texas Blues Man, Johnny Riley, will be performing and teaching The Blues. Learn about the history and many variations of Blues music, and enjoy the tunes in our Tiny Library Concert. A Gulf Coast Reads event. Sponsored by Friends of the Willis Library.
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2:00pm
At this month's meeting, we will be discussing The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flag.
Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively townand a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. "Resting place" turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and theremarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town'sTalking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2:00pm
At this month's meeting, we will be discussing the Gulf Coast Read's choice, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.
When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.