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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




EXHIBIT !!!!!

WAR FROM THE VICTIMS' PERSPECTIVE
March 14, 2015 - June 28, 2015



EXHIBIT!!!!
"War from the Victims’ Perspective"
Photographs by Jean Mohr
March 14, 2015 – June 28, 2015

Portrait-of-a-Greek-refugee-Larnaca-Cyprus-1976-©Jean-Mohr-Musée-de-l’Elysée

Portrait-of-a-Greek-refugee-Larnaca-Cyprus-1976-©Jean-Mohr-Musée-de-l’Elysée

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross & the First Geneva Convention. This exhibition of sixty photographs by Swiss photographer Jean Mohr depicts the drama of civilians trapped by war. These striking images masterfully balance sensitivity and rigor, emotion and reflection, art and documentary evidence. They put a face on the human suffering. This exhibition was produced by the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


BOOK SIGNINGS !!!!!

Lawrence Jackson & Alex SayF Cummings
"City by City"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Africa's Peacemaker

City by City is a collection of essays about the present and future of American cities. These essays look closely at the forces—gentrification, underemployment, politics, culture, and crime—that shape urban life. Lawrence Jackson's essay is entitled “Christmas in Baltimore” and is a reminiscence of living Black and male in Atlanta and Baltimore, structured around a trip home for the funeral of a childhood friend. Alex Sayf Cummings' essay is entitled “Atlanta’s BeltLine Meets the Voters”. Cummings tells the story of the BeltLine, an ambitious plan to expand public transportation to the suburbs of Atlanta. Opposition to the proposal comes, surprisingly, from the political left as well as the right: by making the newly-connected neighborhoods “nicer,” the plan acts is gentrification disguised as philanthropy.


Martin Frost & Tom Davis
"The Partisan Divide"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Partisan Divide

The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis is a fascinating "must-read" for the historically and politically curious — as well as every citizen of the United States!During their 40 years in Congress, Martin Frost and Tom Davis were the field generals for their respective parties, each serving two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees. Now they have joined forces — along with columnist Richard Cohen — in an effort to save Congress from itself.


Marja Mills
"The Mockingbird Next Door"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Mockingbird Next Door

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a great friendship. This is the story of that friendship.


Patrick Sloyan
"The Politics of Deception"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Politics of Deception

The Politics of Deception is a revelatory look into a JFK that few will recognize. Pulitzer Prize winner Patrick Sloyan reveals an iconic president and the often startling ways he attempted to manage world events, control public opinion, and forge his legacy.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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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