Join us for an evening of archaeology! The Caledonia Public Library will be hosting archaeologist Jaelyn Stebbins on November 8th at 6 p.m. Stebbins will be giving a talk on the archaeology of prehistoric Houston County. Stebbins will begin her talk with the first people who inhabited the area 13,000 years ago and will end it with first contact in the late 17th century. Stebbins will be available after the lecture to answer questions and identify artifacts. This event is free and open to the public.
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) launched National Reading Group Month (NRGM) to further its mission to promote reading, a love of books, and women’s careers in publishing and allied fields. The oldest continuously running women’s literary organization in the country, WNBA was founded in 1917. For the past 90 years, it has united women — and now men — from every corner of the book world: writers, editors, librarians, bookstore owners, avid readers, and others.
Here are the 2018 selections for great Book Group Reads:
America for Beginners by Leah Franqui
As Wide as the Sky by Jessica Pack
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt
Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt
The Lido by Libby Page
Maggie Boylan by Michael Henson
The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop
Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax
The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story by Irene H. Butter with John D. Bidwell and Kris Holloway
Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story by Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis
The Vain Conversation by Anthony Grooms
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Wolf Season by Helen Benedict
5:30: Meet & Greet
During the first half hour, the public can meet County Commissioner candidates and submit their questions, which may be asked during the debate.
The debate starts at 6 P.M.
Moderated by Dan McGonigle and Ashley Dress, candidates will be asked questions pertaining to local issues.
Candidates for County Commissioner for District 3:
A New Birth of Freedom. Presentation of Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood.
This is Mr. Lincoln’s basic historical presentation, centering on the twelve turbulent years from 1854-1865, when the slavery issue which had been divisive from the very beginning of our country came to a head and nearly broke us apart.
You’ll hear directly from some of Mr. Lincoln’s best-known speeches and writings, and you will be inspired to hope as he did for a “new birth of freedom” for our country.
Adults and children 6+
Why should kids have all the fun? Listen as Ashley (from the Caledonia Library) and Amanda (from The Wired Rooster) read stories aloud while you enjoy a glass of beer or wine (or coffee or soda).
Stories are from a wide range of fun genres but do contain some adult language and mild adult themes, therefore this event is not suitable for children.
Presented in partnership with the Caledonia Public Library. Free admission.
**Does “ADULT” mean something risqué? HAHA, NO! It just means leave the kids at home and make it a date night.**