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Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Re-Opening

HCCPL will reopen on Monday, June 8th at 9:30 a.m. with limited access and services. This is exciting news and they want to be upfront with our community about what services will and will not be available.

Like all public businesses they are working to do all they can to eliminate the exposure and spread of the COVID19 virus. Because of these efforts, HCCPL will have new rules, processes and during the reopening phases, there will be limited services.

Please continue to follow their social media pages and their website for an update on access and services.

Book Signing with Steve Gorman

Steve Gorman of the The Black Crowes will be at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library to sign and sell copies of his memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes.” This memoir is the first account of the band’s story.

Below is the publisher’s press release about Gorman’s fascinating book:
“With hits like “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” and “Remedy,” The Black Crowes topped the charts and reigned supreme over the radio waves for more than two decades. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, MTV played their videos 24/7, and Generation X re-discovered the power of classic rock and blues by digging into multi-platinum classics like Shake Your Money Maker and The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

However, stardom proved fleeting for The Black Crowes, and their success slowly dwindled as the band members got caught up in the rock star world and lost sight of their musical ambition. Despite the drinking, drugs, and incessant fighting between Chris and Rich Robinson (two of the angriest brothers in rock and roll), the band continued to tour. On any given night, they could be the best band you ever saw—or the most combative. Then, one last rift in 2013 proved too insurmountable to overcome. After that, the Black Crowes would fly no more.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Steve Gorman is a founding member of The Black Crowes as well as his current band, Trigger Hippy. He has created and hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows. Hard to Handle is his first book. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two kids. Steven Hyden is the author of Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me and Twilight of the Gods. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Grantland, The. A.V. Club, Uproxx, and The Ringer.”

Round Table Reading Series – Authors Joanna Grisham and Charles Booth

Hopkinsville Community College’s Round Table Reading Series will present its first reading of the spring semester at noon on Wednesday, January 29 at the campus Library located inside the Rotary Club of Hopkinsville Learning Resource Center. Joanna Grisham and Charles Booth will visit HCC from Austin Peay State University to read from their current writing projects.

Joanna Grisham, also known as Joey, grew up east of Nashville, where she spent a lot of time playing make-believe with her imaginary friends. She has degrees in communication from Vol-State Community College and APSU, as well as an M.A. in English from APSU, and an MFA in creative writing from Georgia College. Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review, Mayday Magazine, and Trop. She lives in Clarksville with her wife, Jenny, a librarian. Joey teaches part-time, so she can stay home with her one-year-old daughter, Lennon. She still spends a lot of time playing make-believe.

Charles Booth’s fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, The Minnesota Review, The Southampton Review, The Pinch, Alligator Juniper, storySouth, and Pithead Chapel. He lives in Tennessee, with his wife, Danica, and his son, Reynolds.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Patron Appreciation Day at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

The team at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library would like to show all of its patrons how much they appreciate the support and love for the Library! They invite you to the library to enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies!

The event will continue while supplies last. The hot chocolate is provided by The Corner Coffeehouse.

Saturday with Scrooge – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Come on out to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library for Saturday with Scrooge! Mr. Scrooge will read a story at 2:00 pm and will be available for photos after. They’ll have crafts and activities appropriate for ages 5 and under.

 

Local Author Book Signing with Wendy Westerfield

Join your friends at Chick-fil-A for a local author book signing! Wendy Westerfield will be signing her second book in the Adventures with Piggy Series. This newly published children’s book is about Having Courage and Overcoming Fear. She will also have her first book available. This book is great for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentines, Baby Gifts!

Local Author Book Signing with Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan

Gracious Me! has something extra special planned for Saturday, November 23rd! Between 10:00 am-2:00 pm, authors Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan will be at the shop signing their new book, Angel’s Christmas.

Bill is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and will also be playing his very historic guitar! And there will be book giveaways! You won’t want to miss this event! Mark your calendars!