Author Mindy McGinnis - Blood, Brains & Lobotomies

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Author Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890’s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill – for better or for worse. Also included is a brief history of The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel.

Teen Movie

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

 Based on the true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. As a result of the support she receives from her family and community she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.


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