Upcoming event at Trussville Public Library with Rick Bragg

By Hannah Curran, Editor

TRUSSVILLE — Author and storyteller Rick Bragg will be at the Trussville Public Library on Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 pm to 9 pm to discuss his new book, The Speckled Beauty.

The Speckled Beauty by Rick Bragg (Photo courtesy of Susan Matlock)

Whether you know him for his books All Over But the Shoutin’ and The Prince of Frogtown or his latest heartwarming latest tale, The Speckled Beauty, Bragg to discuss his new book. This will be a ticketed event, and ticket prices are $15 without a book and $35 with an autographed copy of his new book from him.

Susan Matlock, special project coordinator for the Trussville Public Library, explained that the library is honored to have Bragg come to Trussville.

We are just very excited to have him in Trussville,” Matlock said. “I think that would he would be a great fit for our community. He has a great southern vibe and is family-oriented. He’s just very personable and down to earth.”

Trussville Public Library wants to continue offering large-scale programming to the community. Matlock said that the library has provided local southern writers who interest the community.

“We had Patti Callahan Henry back in February, and we were just talking about local southern writers that would be a great fit, and [Rick Bragg] came to mind, so we decided to start the ball rolling with that process,” Matlock said.

Jason Baker, Trussville Public Library Director, said it’s about providing the community with somebody people want to see and an opportunity to hear an author that they enjoy that they may not have had an opportunity to hear or see.

“The Patti Callahan Henry event, for example, was very well attended,” Baker said. “It’s not every month, every week, even half a year that we have somebody like that, and of course, it’s exposure for the author as well.”

If you plan to attend this event, visit trussvillelibrary.com and reserve your ticket. Books will be available for purchase, and Bragg will be signing books afterward. Hors D’oeuvres will be served during the book signing.

The Trussville Public Library wants to serve the Trussville Community any way they can by providing books, audiobooks, digital books, digital audiobooks, streaming video, children’s programming, adult programming, and teen programming.

“Just yesterday, there were 20 teens in the auditorium playing Smash Brothers and Mario Kart, and I could hear it in my office,” Baker said.

Upcoming events at the Trussville Library can be found at trussvillelibrary.com.

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