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Upcoming Library Events
04/22 Montgomery Meet the author Tayari Jones. Alabama Book Festival in Montgomeryat Old Alabama Town. The Alabama Book Festival is a free public event with author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors and author signings. Meet Tayari Jones, along with many other authors at the 2017 Alabama Book Festival on Saturday April 22, 2017. Tayari will speak at 10:00 a.m. and a book signing will follow. Alabama Book Festival
04/21 Montgomery Keynote speech by Tayari Jones - Tayari will discuss her book Silver Sparrow. This event is free and open to the public. Troy University Montgomery Campus, Whitley Hall "Gold Room" (2nd floor) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
04/20 Dothan Author Cassandra King will discuss her books, the writing process, as well as the Pat Conroy Literary Center. This is a free event that is open to all members of the community. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Sony Hall.
04/17 Trenholm State Community College The Color Purple film screening followed by a brief discussion of Silver Sparrow This event will take place between 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
04/17 Montgomery A screening of The Color Purple will be followed by a brief discussion lead by Dr. Sara Kosiba, Associate Professor of English at Troy University. This event is free and open to the public. Rosa Parks Museum, Auditorium 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
04/11 Montgomery Panel Discussion on Silver Sparrow & Family Relationships, lead by Dr. Kosiba, Dr. Everhardt and Dr. Doss, faculty members at Troy University. This event is free and open to the public. Troy University Rosa Parks Museum, Auditorium. 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
04/06 Montgomery Silver Sparrow & Hair, discussion lead by Ms Cassie Rockette-Rogers, English faculty member at Troy University. This event is free and open to the public. Troy University Rosa Parks Museum, Auditorium 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
04/04 Trenholm State Community College Silver Sparrow and the Influence of History Dr. Felecia A. Bell Director of the Rosa Parks Museum will talk about the impact of history on our everyday lives. A brief discussion of Silver Sparrow will follow. The event will take place from 11:30 am-12:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read
04/03 Troy The If Project Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women's prison. Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
03/29 Montgomery A screening of The Color Purple, followed by a brief discussion lead by Ms Cassie Rockette-Rogers, teacher at Carver High School and Troy University faculty member. (This event is primarily for Carver High School Students.) Rosa Parks Museum, Auditorium 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
03/27 Troy Miss Represented: An Audio Visual Experience In celebration of Women's History Month, artist Rachel Strain will host an artist talk examining the issues of female celebrity worship and the impact it has on culture and the world. About the artist: Raised by a missionary and social activist mother, Rachel developed a passion for using her creativity with the hope of igniting a cultural revolution at an early age. Her current multi-part project, The Second Gilded Age, works to uncover the submerged narratives of world events such as human trafficking, forced labor, and political upheaval. 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT Wallace Hall, Instructional Media area.
03/16 Montgomery Photography Exhibit: Her World as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora by internationally known photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. Layah will talk about her inspiration for the photography collection. This event is free and open to the public. Troy University Rosa Parks Museum, Exhibit Hall 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read.
03/14 Montgomery City-County Libraries "Silver Sparrow Book Giveaway" Come get a free copy of Silver Sparrow and learn about upcoming Big Read events in Montgomery. Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library (main branch), 245 High Street, Montgomery AL, 36104 11:00 a.m. For a listing of Silver Sparrow books discussions at Montgomery City-County libraries go here
03/13 Troy And Still I Rise The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, and activist Maya Angelou. Trojan Center Theater 6:00 pm.Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
2/20 Troy Meet the Author featuring Paula Webb. Paula will be discussing her book Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade. This event is free and open to the public. Wallace Hall Main Floor, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. After her talk, Paula will be available to sign copies of her book which will be available for purchase at the event.
2/16 Troy During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations,and interested citizens choose to make literacy a part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Come join us for an open-mic poetry reading at 11:30 am
02/06 Troy The University Library and Office of Civic Engagement will screen the film Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. Chamique Holdsclaw was labeled "The female Michael Jordan” during her rise to stardom playing for the University of Tennessee’s renowned women’s basketball team. However, behind her stardom was a long-hidden battle with mental illness. Mind/Game walks viewers through Holdsclaw’s rise to fame, struggle to embrace her challenges and emergence as an inspiring mental health advocate, while she is continually confronted with new obstacles to her own recovery. Narrated by Glenn Close.
Filmmaker Rick Goldsmith will be in attendance at the screening and will entertain Q & A at the conclusion of the film. Claudia Crosby Theatre at 6:00pm. Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
11/07 Troy 6 Angry Women. A young, unarmed black teenager is shot by a white neighborhood watchman. It is up to a jury of six to decide whether or not the man is guilty of murder. Inheriting the classic 12 Angry Men and shadowing the incendiary current events of police brutality, racial profiling and civil rights, 6 Angry Women - done with an improvised script - presents the jury deliberation of six women, strangers brought together by their civil duty, each seeking to do the right thing. But the ultimate question looms for each of them to answer: what is justice vs. what is legal? Claudia Crosby Theater, 6:00 pm. Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
11/03 Troy Valley of Love, provided by the Tournees Film Festival. Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago. 4 p.m. Room 129 Bibb Graves.
11/01 Troy In the Courtyard, provided by the Tournees Film Festival. Antoine is too depressed to go on playing in his rock band. After wandering in the streets, he decides to seek an occupation. Unskilled as he is, he is lucky to be hired as the caretaker of an old Paris apartment building. He soon proves good at his job, even if he performs it a little eccentrically, and everybody grows fond of him. Antoine also develops a particular friendship with Mathilde, a recently retired woman who lives in the block and whose mental balance is deteriorating. 4 p.m. Room 129 Bibb Graves.
10/27 Troy El País del Miedo (The Country of Fear) Carlos, a peaceful man, looks how his quiet life is shaken when Marta, a girl aged 13, irrupts in it and starts to extort him. Unable to defend himself, he becomes involved in a series of distressing situations that lead to a disproportionate response. The Country of Fear (El país del miedo) digs into our worst fears and how they may and up becoming the source of different forma of domination. Such fears can lead us to accept overprotctive behaviour. Part of the Pragda Spanish Film Club. Bibb Graves room 129 4:00 pm.
10/25 Troy Francofonia, provided by the Tournees Film Festival. This film is the great Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov’s heroically ambitious meditation on European culture and history as seen through the story of the Louvre museum in Paris, with a particular focus on its fortunes during World War II. 4 p.m. Room 129 Bibb Graves.
10/20 Troy Pierrot Le Fou, provided by the Tournees Film Festival. Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard s tenth feature in six years is a stylish mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, the last romantic couple. With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard and Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, Pierrot le fou is one of the high points of the French new wave, and one last frolic before Godard moved ever further into radical cinema. Location/time to be determined.
10/19 Troy Ernest & Celestine, provided by the Tournees Film Festival. This utterly charming animated film about interspecies friendship, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Pater, and Benjamin Renner, is based on a series of children’s books by the Belgian author-illustrator Gabrielle Vincent (1929–2000).4 p.m. Room 129 Bibb Graves.
10/13 Troy Los Banistas (Open Cage) The economy has collapsed: there is a shortage of labor, of will, of resources. The impoverishment of society is both moral and economic―everyone looks after their own little comforts and survival.
In this universe we find Flavia, a spoiled teenager with artistic aspirations that are somewhat frustrated when she is not accepted at the university. Her neighbor Martin, a mature man with rigid routines, is her antipode. When the universes of Flavia and Martin meet, there are sparks of friction at all times, and the situation does not look to get any better. Part of the Pragda Spanish Film Club. Bibb Graves room 129 4:00 pm.
10/11 Dothan Todos Se Van (Everybody Leaves) is a celebration of freedom and a confrontation of the authoritarian Cuban regime of the 1980s, which led to one of the country’s worst economic crises. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Cuban writer Wendy Guerra. Part of the Pragda Spanish Film Club. Sony Hall 6:00 pm.
10/11 Troy Two Days, One Night, provided by the Tournees Film Festival. Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. 4 p.m. Room 129 Bibb Graves.
10/10 Troy Almost Sunrise follows the transformative journey of a young veteran of the Iraq war on an epic trek across the United States, as he struggles to regain his humanity while resisting the pull of suicide. Set against the backdrop of the growing national health crisis of soldier suicides, Almost Sunrise uses the intimate vérité story of Tom Voss and his veteran buddy Anthony Anderson to provide an unprecedented examination of 'moral injury'. Defined by mental health professionals as lasting wounds to the soul caused by participation in events that go against one’s deeply held sense of right and wrong, moral injuries are now believed to be a likely trigger for soldier suicides. Filmmaker Michael Collins will be in attendance at the screening. A short meet and greet at 5:30 PM in the Crosby Theatre Lobby will precede the screening. Additionally, Mr. Collins will entertain Q & A at the conclusion of the film. Preview Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
10/06 Troy El Patron (The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime) A humble peon find a job in a big city butcher shop. His boss, a sinister character, introduces him to the meat business while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion to slavery. The boss' overwhelming cruelty will inevitably lead to tragedy. Based on real facts. Part of the Pragda Spanish Film Club. Bibb Graves room 129 4:00 pm.
10/04 Montgomery Las analfabetas (Illiterate) A bitter woman in her fifties accepts reluctantly the biggest challenge of her life, which is learning to read. Part of the Pragda Spanish Film Club. Bartlett Hall room 120 4:00 pm.
9/29 Troy Las analfabetas (Illeterate) A bitter woman in her fifties accepts reluctantly the biggest challenge of her life, which is learning to read. Part of the Pragda Spanish Film Club. Patterson Hall room 101 4:00 pm.
Banned Books Week September 25th-October 1st
- Kickoff Event "Read With Rosa" More Information
- Banned Book Art Exhibit & Reception More Information
- Banned Book Mystery Quiz/Book Giveaway More Information
- Intellectual Freedom & Censorship Lecture More Information
- Mystery Quiz More Information
- Photo Booth More Information
- Matching Game More Information
- Readout Event More Information
09/20 Troy Leading up to Banned Books Week, T-Roy will go around campus and have his picture made with faculty, staff, and administrators who “Get Caught Reading a Banned Book”. Also, free “banned” books will be given out throughout the week.
09/19 TroyTYRUS is a feature-length documentary film that tells the unlikely story of 105-year old Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, and how he overcame poverty and racism to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and 'Disney Legend' for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, Bambi. Part of the Sothern Circuit Film series. Claudia Crosby Theater, 6:00 pm. Filmmaker Pam Tom will be in attendance at the screening. A short meet and greet at 5:30 PM in the theatre lobby will precede the screening. Additionally, Ms. Tom will entertain Q & A at the conclusion of the film. Preview
09/14 Troy We'll be hosting a lunch and lecture session at the library at 12:30 pm.. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and listen to an interesting lecture on Alabama history by Dr. Tom Horton. Lunch and Lecture With Dr. Tom Horton
09/13 Dothan We'll be hosting a lecture titled "J Marion Sims, Carolina Lineage, Alabama Fame" by Dr. Tom Horton at 7 pm in the Harrison Room. More Information
08/18-09/09 Troy Harry Potter's World Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine An exhibition of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
07/05/2016-07/19/2016 Dothan Eufaula! This seven-panel display tracks the changes in business, industry, and livelihoods in Eufaula, AL, throughout the 20th Century. From farming, to textiles, to recreation and services, Eufaula is a microcosm of economic dislocation and change from 1900 through 2016.
04/28/2016 Troy Book Token Award and Book Signing event 2:00 pm in the Instructional Media area. This special event is being presented to recognize this year's selected individual that has demonstrated an enduring support, commitment, and love to our University's library and its mission to serve the information needs of patrons from the campuses, TROY Online, and the surrounding communities. In addition, we are proud of the publishing accomplishments of our outstanding Troy University authors and have invited them to participate in a signing activity for their individual titles after the conclusion of the Library Book Token Award presentation.
04/28/2016 Troy Wiregrass Blues Fest 2016 Kickoff Event: Public Discussion and Performance. Join the College of Arts & Sciences, the Johnson Center for the Performing Arts, and the University Library for this event to take place at The Studio 300 E Walnut Street from 7:00-8:30 pm.
04/26/2016 Troy Birmingham native Bobby Horton, a leading authority of Civil War era music, will perform at the Troy University Amphitheater beginning at 6 pm. Rain venue will be Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor. Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the University Library.
04/26/2016 Troy Open Mic and poetry reading event on the library's steps. 4:30 pm. Led by Patricia Waters. A National Academy of Poets National Poetry Month event.
04/22/2016 Troy Alabama Public Television will record an episode of Bookmark with Don Noble at 1:15 pm on the third floor of Wallace Hall. The guest will be acclaimed novelist and story writer Padgett Powell. No need to reserve a spot for this event, although taping will start right at 1:30, so please be there early. This event is sponsored by the English Department in support of the inagural Hall Waters Literary Festival.
04/21/2016 Troy Join us for the showing of the last film in this year's Spanish Film Festival. The film is Esclavo de Dios (God's Slave), directed by Joel Novoa and written by Fernando Butazzoni. It will begin at 4:00 pm in room 101 of Patterson Hall.
04/21/2016 Troy In support of Smart Money Week the Financial Aid Office will give a presentation on student loan repayment. The presentation will take place at 11:00 am in the Library's Instructional Media area and last less than an hour. Seating is limited.
04/14/2016 Troy Spanish Film Festival will present the film Paraiso at 6:00 pm in room 101 of Patterson Hall.