Buy Tickets Here for 'A Novel Affair'
The Independence County Library Friends Foundation will present "A Novel Affair," at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, featuring best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Rick Bragg. The event, which will benefit the Independence County Library, will be held at the Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Park, 1420 South 20th Street in Batesville. Tickets are $45 each or $360 for a table of eight, and can be purchased HERE, or at the library's Sara Elizabeth Low Book Store, or by calling (870) 613-3163.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.. Bragg will speak at 7:30, and will be available for a Q&A following his presentation, along with a book signing. His books can be purchased in advance at the library, or guests can bring books they already own.
Bragg is an Amazon journalist and writer known for non-fiction books, especially those about his family in Alabama. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1996, recognizing his work as a national correspondent at The New York Times.
Bragg authored the critically acclaimed and best-selling All Over but the Shoutin' and Ava's Man. Bragg's recent book, The Most They Ever Had, is an eloquent tale of an Alabama milling community that led The New York Times Book Review to state "It is hard to think of a writer who reminds us more forcefully and wonderfully of what people and families are all about."
The Independence County Library Friends Foundation is an independent, nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the educational and informational needs of the community through its support of the Independence County Library.
Who We Are
The Independence County Library Friends Foundation is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the educational and informational needs of the community through its support of the Independence County Library. Membership fees and fundraising are the primary ways in which the Foundation raises funds to meet the needs of the Library.
The Independence County Library Friends Foundation Board, comprised of local residents interested in promoting and expanding the benefits of the Library, meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Independence County Library. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Since moving in 2018 into the renovated Barnett Building in Batesville, the Library has experienced increasing numbers of patrons; materials checked out; the addition of a Teen Program; more computers for patrons’ use; computer classes; new and expanded programming; and more – all of which result in a better, more relevant Library for our community. The Friends Foundation also operates a bookstore to sell used books and Library related items.
The Friends Foundation offers this online convenience so patron and county residents can make donations and pay membership fees to help us further enhance the Library in Independence County.
The “Friends of the Library” meet periodically throughout the year to identify and address issues of need. Everyone is invited to join the Friends Foundation, and membership allows individuals to vote on topics of importance, and fully participate in the activities of the Library. Membership dues are $25 per year. If you are interested in joining the Friends Foundation, contact Vanessa Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (870) 793-8814.