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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




Michael Ross
"The Great New Orleans Kidnapping"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

"Michael Ross - The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case has all the elements one might expect from a legal thriller set in nineteenth-century New Orleans. Child abduction and voodoo. 'Quadroons.' A national headline-grabbing trial. Plus an intrepid creole detective.... A terrific job of sleuthing and storytelling, right through to the stunning epilogue." - Lawrence N. Powell, author of The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans.


Bob Herbert
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way.Today, the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has widened dramatically, the nation’s physical plant is crumbling, and the inability to find decent work is a plague on a generation. Herbert traces where we went wrong and spotlights the drastic and dangerous shift of political power from ordinary Americans to the corporate and financial elite.


James Copnall
"A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce

There is no sadder nor more useful time to write the history of South Sudan’s creation than at its collapse. Just two and a half years since its launch, after decades of conflict with the Khartoum regime to the north, the world’s newest nation is riven by its own civil war.


Ben Wynne
"In tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

Author and historian Ben Wynne takes us on a musical journey through the South with his new book " In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music."


Nan Marshall
"What would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father"
Lecture/Book Signing
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

What would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father

Author Nan Marshall takes a refreshing look at our everyday world and gives some helpful tips using George Washington's words of wisdom. As voters prepare to go to the polls for the November elections, Marshall provides a much-needed guide to civility. Stan Deaton, senior historian for the Georgia Historical Society, joins Marshall for this conversation.


Ritu Sharma
"Teach A Woman to Fish"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Teach A Woman to Fish

As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and are, overcoming the forces that keep them in poverty.


Rick Bragg
"Jerry Lee Lewis"
Reading/Book Signing
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bard of the American South will be serving up one of the consummate and most colorful of Southern stories—a firsthand account of the singularly scandalous life of one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time. With JERRY LEE LEWIS: His Own Story, Bragg has tracked down the man himself and for the first time shares Lewis’s often outrageous story as no one else ever could—straight from the legend’s mouth.


Nuruddin Farah
“Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel"
Reading/Book Signing
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel

A new departure in theme and setting for “the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” (The New York Review of Books) Hiding in Plain Sight, is a profound exploration of the tensions between freedom and obligation and the ways gender and sexual preference define us.


Tom Chaffin
"Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

In the first major narrative account of a transformational episode in the life of this extraordinary American, Tom Chaffin chronicles Fredrick Douglass’ 1845-47 lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Drawn from hundreds of letters, diaries, and other primary-source documents - many heretofore unpublished - this far-reaching tale includes vivid portraits of personages who shaped Douglass and his world, including the Irish nationalists Daniel O'Connell and John Mitchel, British prime minister Robert Peel, abolitionist John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln.


Christina Stevens
"Love: The Saint and the Seeker"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Love: The Saint and the Seeker

“God will write through you.” Those were almost the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to acclaimed filmmaker Christina Stevens ~ urging her to share her story with the world. Told through the lens of Christina’s colorful youth, her mind-expanding adventure may prod you to recognize your own life’s calling.


Hugh Howard
"Houses of Civil War America"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments

This is a revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates-through these landmark homes-the nation we were and the nation we became.


Robbin Shipp & Nick Chiles
"Justice While Black"
Reading/Book Signing
Tuesday, December 2, at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Justice While Black

Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America—and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets—and as dollar signs.


Sandy Althomsons
"Inside a Refugee Crisis: My Time in South Sudan"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Justice While Black

Join epidemiologist Sandy Althomsons as she shares her book "Inside a Refugee Crisis: My Time in South Sudan". She tells stories of frustrations and joys from her timein South Sudan with Doctors Without Borders.


Mary Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts
"Holiday Concert"
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:30am
Carter Presidential Library and Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

Mary Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts

Get the holiday season off to an exciting start with a free holiday concert from the students of the new Mary Ellen Stilwell School of Fine Arts. The concert will be in the lobby of the Carter Presidential Museum.


Mt Zion Choir
"Holiday Concert"
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:30am
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

Mary Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts

The Mt Zion Choir returns to the Carter Library for their annual Holiday Concert. This group of students puts on a show that will blow you away. It has become a highlight for kicking off the holiday season.


ACappella Books
"25th Anniversary Celebration"
Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Justice While Black

Help us as we celebrate ACappella Books twenty-fifth anniversary. There will be authors and other surprises.


Holiday Concert
"Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band Holiday Concert"
Saturday, December 13, at 1:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby
Free and Open to the Public

Holiday Concert

Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band performs a free holiday concert at 1:00pm in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Lobby. Join us for this special holiday event. No reservations are needed.


Julian Zelizer
"THE FIERCE URGENCY of NOW: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

THE FIERCE URGENCY of NOW

A professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, gives a majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media.


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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