Madison Events

Little Dixie One Read Presents: Carl Gordy, The Poet
Madison Public Library
Wednesday October 2nd @ 2pm

Join us at the Madison Library as Carl Gordy discusses his poetry, his many published works, and his love of Civil War poetry in particular. Enjoy hearing this prominent Randolph County poet discuss his work, the founding of Poetry of America, and how he became The Poet. 
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event with fabulous refreshments. 

Madison Bookmarks Reading Group
Madison Public Library
Thursday, October 24th at 2pm - - Home to Harmony By: Phillip Gulley

Join us at the Madison Public Library for cookies, great discussion, 
and a fun filled afternoon as we discuss Home to Harmony By: Phillip Gulley. 
Copies of the book are available at the Madison Library for checkout. 

Welcome to Harmony ...
In this acclaimed inaugural volume in the Harmony series, master American storyteller Philip Gulley draws us into the charming world of minister Sam Gardner in his first year back in his hometown, capturing the essence of small-town life with humor and wisdom.

Genealogy Resources: Trace Your Roots to the Civil War
Madison Public Library
Wednesday, November 6th at 11am 

Join us at the Madison Public Library as we learn about and discuss the different genealogy databases available for free through the library. Find out how to trace your ancestors, view their military records, and maybe discover a family secret or two. 
Presented by: Rachael Grime, Young Adult & Adult Services of Little Dixie

Madison Bookmarks Reading Group
Madison Public Library
Tuesday, November 26th at 2pm - - - Mrs. Kennedy and Me By: Clint Hill

Join us at the Madison Public Library for cookies, great discussion, and a fun filled afternoon as we discuss Mrs. Kennedy and Me By: Clint Hill. 
Copies of the book are available at the Madison Library for checkout.


For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend.

Now, looking back fifty years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

When he was initially assigned to the new First Lady, Agent Hill envisioned tea parties and gray-haired matrons. But as soon as he met her, he was swept up in the whirlwind of her beauty, her grace, her intelligence, her coy humor, her magnificent composure, and her extraordinary spirit.

From the start, the job was like no other, and Clint was by her side through the early days of JFK's presidency; the birth of sons John and Patrick and Patrick's sudden death; Kennedy-family holidays in Hyannis Port and Palm Beach; Jackie's trips to Europe, Asia, and South America; Jackie's intriguing meetings with men like Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli, and André Malraux; the dark days of the year that followed the assassination to the farewell party she threw for Clint when he left her protective detail after four years. All she wanted was the one thing he could not give her: a private life for her and her children.

Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the tragedy that ended it all too soon— a tragedy that haunted him for fifty years.

Little Dixie One Read Tea Party
Madison Public Library
Wednesday, December 4th at 2pm

To finish our celebration of this Autumn's One Read selection, "The Widow of the South" By: Robert Hicks, you are officially invited to a One Read Tea Party at the Madison Public Library. We will discuss this Civil War novel set in Franklin, Tennessee during one of the bloodiest times in our nation's history over tea and croissants. One lucky attendant will even win their own copy of this dramatic story. For more information, contact the Madison Library at 660-291-3695.

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