Join the Library for a book signing featuring local Christian County resident and author Elsie Barnes Phipps. Phipps will be selling and signing her new poetry collection Cottonwood Memories. Stop by anytime between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to chat with Elsie and get a signed book.
Join the League of Women Voters at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library for a free presentation and book signing. Joshua A. Douglas, a professor at the UK College of Law, teaches and researches election law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and judicial decision making. He is an expert on US election law. In this new book, hot off the press on 4/9/19, Mr. Douglas presents an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable, and effective.
Crazy Horse Family elder Floyd Clown Sr and Author William Matson discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy”, based on the Family’s oral history.
Black-and-white photo is of Fights the Thunder, who was Amos Clown’s father. The drawing is of Crazy Horse, based on a description from his little sister Julia Clown, or Iron Cedar as she was known in her tribe. The last photo shows the book’s author and members of the Crazy Horse family: (L-R) Don Red Thunder, Doug War Eagle, William Matson, and Floyd Clown Sr.
Book Discussion Led by Alissa Keller –
The physical landscape can evoke emotions/feelings/memories. This topic will be explored in relation to The Things They Carried.
Caitlin Chester and Elizabeth Burton, English teachers at the
Hopkinsville Community College, show us that in classic works of literature, the role of storyteller is often to act as a passive
observer of events, bearing the burden of those who couldn’t tell the tale themselves. They will lead a discussion about how
O’Brien turns that trope on its head by involving his narrator fully in the events of the story and having him beat the burden of both his own tale and those of his fellow soldiers.
Don Goble, LCSW and Clinic Coordinator from the Pennyroyal Veterans Center and the Executive Director, Eric Embry will lead this book discussion at Books on Main.
Book Discussion Lead by John Davis
HCC History Professor, John Davis, discusses the role of
historical memory in The Things They Carried. Discussion will
also touch on the differences between the Vietnam experience
and earlier wars.
Reese Bailey, Vietnam Veteran, shares his experience during the war and leads a discussion about Tim O’Brien’s book.
Book Discussion Lead by Wayne Goolsby
What was happening at home while there were those fighting a war they didn’t understand? LBJ’s decisions, and those of the
men around him, affected the theme, as well as content of the
book although we may not have noticed it at the time.
The power of hindsight is an underlying thread in the book.
We’ll look at the role of LBJ in this eventful period in our history.