On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the Friends of Hackney Library organization sponsored a book signing with children's author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen. The book signing took place from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in Hackney Library. Some sixty people were in attendance to hear Bonnie explain her process of writing and illustrating, and she displayed samples of work on past and current books, to the delight of the children and adults in attendance. Follow this link for more information!
On Thursday, November 1, 2012, Barton College's Friends of Hackney Library were delighted to host Tim Madigan, journalist and author, for a book signing. Held in Hackney Library from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, the event promoted the recent release of the second edition of Madigan's 2006 book, I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers. This latest edition, copies of which were available for purchase at the event, features a new afterword by the author and is in paperback format. Follow this link for more information!
Clark addressed the gathering as the featured speaker on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Hardy Alumni Hall. A book signing and wine reception began at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the program at 7:00 pm. At the book signing, Clark generously donated a copy of one of his books to each family unit in attendance, and during the after-dinner program, he regaled the audience with tales of "Liquor in the Mailbox" (his clandestine attempt to persuade a famous author to read the manuscript of his first novel) and the lengthy, difficult process he endured before first being published (which he illustrated by waving several rejection letters he received early on and still carries with him). An informative and humorous evening was enjoyed by all in attendance. Follow this link to find more information!
Book Signing: Barton's Own Dr. Jeff Broadwater
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, the Friends of Hackney Library sponsored a book signing with Dr. Jeff Broadwater. Some fifty people attended the event, which took place from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Hackney Library. Dr. Broadwater spoke for about thirty minutes about James Madison, highlighting anecdotes and other aspects of the book. Follow this link for more information!
Along with some 200 attendees, Hackney Library celebrated “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Day during its Open House on Tuesday, August 21, from 4-7 pm. The event was sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library. Follow this link for more information!
The Friends of Hackney Library hosted Joe Lansdale, prolific and versatile award-winning author and self-proclaimed "Champion Mojo Storyteller," on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at its annual spring dinner and lecture in Barton College's Hardy Alumni Hall. A book signing and wine reception began at 6:00, followed by the program at 7:00 pm. Follow this link for more information!
On Thursday, February 16, 2012, the Friends of Hackney Library sponsored a book signing with author, editor, and comedic performer Jane Borden. The book signing took place from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Hackney Library. More than 50 people attended the event. Follow this link for more information!