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Special Events at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library provides a unique experience for the visitor. Through displays of room settings, objects, documents, photographs, audio, and video, visitors can acquire a close-up view of the modern American Presidency.

Changing exhibits are drawn from the library and museum collections or are based on themes relating to the presidency and American political history. Many of these are traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, other Presidential Libraries, and other museums around the world.

CURRENT SCHEDULE


Salman Rushdie
"Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
TICKETED EVENT
Tickets go on sale July 15th. Tickets can be purchased by Clicking here or at A Cappella Books

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Details Coming Soon....Salman Rushdie’s first novel for adults in seven years. It is a wonder tale about the way we live now, a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world – our world – that has been plunged into an age of unreason. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling tradition yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, it is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of the imagination. Presented in partnership with Emory University and ACappella Books.


Rick Bragg
"My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South

From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south.


David Beasley
"A Life in Red: A Story of Forbidden Love, the Great Depression, and the Communist Fight for a Black Nation in the Deep South"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

A Life in Red reveals the true story of star-crossed lovers Herbert Newton, a black communist seeking the end of an oppressive America, and Jane Newton, the white daughter of a wealthy American Legion commander, and their part in the Depression-Era, communist fight for a black sovereign nation.


Ta-Nahesi Coates
"BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
TICKETED EVENT
Tickets go on sale July 15th. Tickets can be purchased by Clicking here or at A Cappella Books

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the new book "Between the World and Me." It is a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by the author that The New York Observer calls “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States.” Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story “The Case for Reparations.” Ticketing details coming soon.


Melanne Verveer & Kim Azzarelli
"Fast Forward How Women Can Achieve Power & Purpose"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Fast Forward, by two women leaders with experience and access throughout corporate America and around the world, takes the next step. Through interviews with a network of over fifty trailblazing women, it shows women how to accelerate their growing economic power and combine it with purpose to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world.


Leonard Pitts
"Grant Park"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

Grant Park

One of the country's best wordsmiths gives a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America. Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras as it unfolds. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication.


Diana Nyad
"Find A Way:One Wild and Precious Life"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
TICKETED EVENT
Tickets go on sale July 15th. Tickets can be purchased by Clicking here or at A Cappella Books

Find A Way:One Wild and Precious Life

"Find A Way" is Diana Nyad’s amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four–and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water. Tickets available at ACappella Books.


Anthony Beevor
"Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

Anthony Beevor, the prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day and Stalingrad reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, in this riveting new account.


Grant Hayter-Menzies
CANCELLED
"From Stray Dog to World War I Hero - The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

From Stray Dog to World War I Hero - The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division

On the streets of Paris one day in July 1918, an American doughboy befriended a stray dog that he named Rags. No longer an unwanted street mutt, Rags became the mascot to the entire First Division of the American Expeditionary Force and a friend to the American troops who had crossed the Atlantic to fight.


Jon Meacham
"Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
TICKETED EVENT

Find A Way:One Wild and Precious Life

From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush’s diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to U.N. ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States. Ticket information coming soon.


Ryan Gravel
"Where We Want to Live"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

Atlanta's Beltline project is a 22-mile loop of old railroads based on the idea that creative design on infrastructure systems can direct private investment to accomplish public goals. Infra-culture dives into the Beltline project, which was born as a way to reinvigorate Atlanta's in town communities with appropriate new development and improved transit mobility, and takes a look at other cities that have benefitted or could benefit from a project similar to the Beltline.


BOOK NOOK Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Book Nook: 10:00-10:30am
Wednesdays, June 3rd - July 29th, 2015
Free and Open to the Public

On Wednesdays, Jimmy Carter Library staff and volunteers will read from a selection of story books in our library. Story time will be offered in the museum lobby, at the colorful bean bag seating area by the Book Nook sign. Themes we will include are the presidency, leadership, growing up, roles adults play, etc. Simple language and colorful illustrations are included in every book. Colorful beanbag chairs are available to sit in.

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The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. on. Sunday. Admission is $8.00 - Adults; $6.00 - Seniors (60+), Military, and students with IDs; Free - Children (16 and under).  Parking - Free.  The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information, please call 404-865-7101.

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Telephone: (404) 865-7100
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