Moberly Events

Little Dixie Reading Group
Moberly Public Library
Thursday, October 17th at 5:15pm - - - The House Girl By: Tara Conklin

Synopsis:
The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.



Genealogy Resources: Trace Your Roots to the Civil War
Moberly Public Library
Monday, October 21st at 2pm

Join us at the Moberly 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. 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS LITTLE DIXIE ONE READ EVENT: 
PLEASE CALL 660-263-4426 or e-mail rgrime@little-dixie.lib.mo.us to reserve your spot today.



Little Dixie One Read Special Speaker - Dennis Belcher
Moberly Public Library
Tuesday, November 5th at 6pm

Little Dixie One Read Speaker, Dennis Belcher will discuss his latest book, This Terrible Struggle for Life: the Civil War Letters of Dr. Thomas Haley. Dennis Belcher has a Ph. D. from Mississippi State University and is the author of three books on the Civil War. He has also written for North and South magazine and is currently writing a biography of Major General David Sloan Stanley which will be completed in December. Belcher lives in Jefferson City. On November 5th, Belcher will discuss his latest book, This Terrible Struggle for Life: The Civil War Letters of Dr. Thomas Hawley at 6pm, with a book signing directly before at 5pm. Everyone is invited to attend this informative and fun program, FREE of charge. 

For more information, please contact 660-263-4426 or check out our website at www.ldrl.org


Little Dixie Reading Group
Moberly Public Library
Thursday, November 21st at 5:15pm - - - 
The Light Between Oceans By: M.L. Stedman


Join us for laughter, cookies, and great discussion as we talk about 
Light Between Oceans By: M.L. Stedman. 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at all Little Dixie locations.

Synopsis:
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them


Genealogy Resources: Trace Your Roots to the Civil War
Moberly Public Library
Tuesday, December 3rd @ 6pm 

Join us at the Moberly 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. 
 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS LITTLE DIXIE ONE READ EVENT: 
PLEASE CALL 660-263-4426 or e-mail rgrime@little-dixie.lib.mo.us to reserve your spot today.



Little Dixie One Read Tea Party
Moberly Public Library
Thursday, December 12th at 5:15pm 

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 Moberly 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 Moberly Library at 660-263-4426.





Little Dixie One Read Special Speaker - Jack Chance
Moberly Public Library
Monday, December 16th at 6pm

Centralia Civil War historian and Presidents of the Friends of the Centralia Battlefield, Jack Chance, will describe what Centralia was like on September 27, 1864, the day of the massacre at the train depot and the ensuing battle where "over 100 Union soldiers met their death in just a few minutes, squaring off against a lesser number of guerrillas." He will share the history of these guerrillas and their counterparts, the Ruffin Jayhawks, and show some examples of the firearms and other weapons used that day. Jack is speaking on behalf of the Friends of the Centralia Battlefield.

Little Dixie Reading Group
Moberly Public Library
Thursday, December 19th at 5:15 - - - 
Defending Jacob By: William Landay

Join us for a great discussion, wonderful refreshments, and an interesting book as we talk about 
Defending Jacob By: William Landay. 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at all Little Dixie locations.

Synopsis:
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, Laurie, and teenage son, Jacob.

Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.

Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.

It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.

How far would you go?






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