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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.


Kathleen Jordan
"A BOY FROM GEORGIA: COMING OF AGE IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH"
Reading/Book Signing
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

A BOY FROM GEORGIA: COMING OF AGE IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH

A BOY FROM GEORGIA: COMING OF AGE IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH is a memoir by Hamilton Jordan, President Carter’s enigmatic chief of staff. He passed away before this book project was completed, so his daughter Kathleen finished editing the book on his behalf. As President Carter said in the foreword, "no other human being has affected my career more profoundly nor more beneficially than Hamilton Jordan. "


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.


Susan Hayward & Katherine Marshall
"Women, Religion and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, November 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen examines the obstacles and opportunities that women religious peacebuilders face as they navigate both the complex conflicts they are seeking to resolve and the power dynamics in the institutions they must deal with in order to accomplish their goals.


Ren & Helen Davis & Andrew Feiler
"Special Photography Event"
Tour/Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:00pm-9:30pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service
Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm..... free tour of The People's China: Village Life by Master Photographer Zeng Yi
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm..... lectures..Ren & Helen Davis/Andrew Feiler
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm......book signing

View our exhibition "The People's China: Village Life by Master Photographer Zeng Yi from 6pm until 7pm. Then join us for a look at one of the great landscape photographers, George Alexander Grant, the first staff photographer for the National Park Service. Authors Ren and Helen Davis discuss their book on Grant, "Landscapes for the People." We'll also hear from photographer Andrew Feiler on his book of photographs of Morris Brown College. "Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color," includes 60 photographs, along with essays about this historically Black college.


Annual Holiday Concert with the Mount Zion High School Chorus
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:00am-12:30pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

Annual Holiday Concert

Kick of the holiday season at a free lunchtime concert by the Mount Zion High School Chorus. Don't miss this holiday tradition in the Carter Presidential Library &Museum Lobby.


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.


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.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
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