Books All Georgians Should Read

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August 2017

Johanna Luthman, August 7, 2017

The high society of Stuart, England found Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck (1602-1645) an exasperating woman. She lived at a time when women were expected to be obedient, silent, and chaste, but Frances displayed none of these qualities. Her determination to ignore convention contributed in no small measure to a life of high drama, one which encompassed kidnappings, secret rendezvous, an illegitimate child, accusations of black magic, imprisonments, disappearances, and exile, not to mention court...

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Karen Head in conversation with Dr. Larry Schall, August 9, 2017

In this smart and incisive work, Karen J. Head describes her experience teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the attendant pressure on professors, especially those in the humanities, to embrace new technologies in the STEM era. And yet, as she argues, MOOCs are just the latest example of the near-religious faith that some universities have in the promise of technological advances. As a teacher of rhetoric, Head is well versed at sniffing out...

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2017 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony, August 17, 2017

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present the 2017 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. This will be the eighth installment of this prestigious list to be unveiled. Ten authors representing Adult literature and ten authors and illustrators representing Young People’s literature will be recognized for their literary achievements. Many of the authors appearing on the list will be present and available to chat and sign books. This year’s lists will be...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents Franklin Abbott, August 21, 2017

Poetry Atlanta Presents another evening of poetry, featuring Franklin Abbott. More information is forthcoming!

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2017 Fall Book Preview, August 29, 2017

Back once again by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. Representatives from America’s biggest publishers will return to the library to talk about the exciting new books that will be published this fall. It’s a unique opportunity to get an advance look at notable upcoming book titles in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young adult, mystery, fantasy and many more! Come meet and chat with...

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