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Great Decisions meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Mary Witherspoon for more information.

Morning Bridge meets the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Contact Mary Johnson for more information.

¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club will meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact: Patricia Smith or Karen Rudiger. Click on this link to view the 2018-2019 Adelante Reading List in PDF.

December Book

Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

National syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in the frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir.  Her territory ranges from childhood memories of ritual pre-interstate trips in the family station wagon to visit foot-washing Baptist relatives to young-girl fixations on the Barbie dolls of the title, from the simultaneous exuberance and proto-feminist doubts of young marriage to the aches of loves lost through divorce and death.  She also shares adventures and insights from a memorable journalism career, which began on her college newspaper (at Auburn) and rural weeklies and moved on to prestigious big-city dailies (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).  Throughout, her work has been punctuated by her distinctive writing voice and an unerring knack for revealing her much-loved South through uncommon stories about its common people.

(2010) ISBN-13: 978-1-58838-250-4, Kindle and Hardcover (Alabama author)

January Book

Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is one of the many works exposing the enormous injustice and racial inequity in our justice system. Written as a memoir, the book offers a unique and personal account of Stevenson’s life and work as an activist lawyer, addressing injustice through the defense of individuals on death row.

(2015) ISBN-13: 978-0812984965, multiple formats available (Alabama author)l