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The 2018 Texas Author Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library and the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, featuring four Texas authors.

Each program will feature a great author talk, copies of their books available for purchase, a book signing, and more.  All sessions are free for the community to attend at your Main Library (202 Cedar St.).

2018 Featured Author Lineup
Michael Hurd
MICHAEL HURD
Prairie View, TX

Featured Author: Michael Hurd
Book: "Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School
Football in Texas"

Monday, February 19 at Noon
Main Library, 2nd Floor Auditorium
202 Cedar St., Abilene, TX 79601

Summary: The story of football at predominantly black high schools before integration in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League that excluded black schools from membership until 1967), which includes a section on Abilene's Woodson Rams.  A great sports history book that ties in with Black History Month.

 


MELISSA LENHARDT
FRISCO, TX

Featured Author: Melissa Lenhardt
Books: "Sawbones," "Blood Oath," and "Badlands"

Monday, March 19 at Noon
Main Library, 2nd Floor Auditorium
202 Cedar St., Abilene, TX 79601

Summary: Book discussion will cover a series of three western novel thrillers featuring a female doctor on the Texas frontier.  Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang unless she can disappear.  With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician's kit and heads West.  But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide for only so long.


ANDY SANSOM
San Marcos, TX

Featured Author: Andy Sansom
Book: "Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art"

Monday, April 9 at Noon
Main Library, 2nd Floor Auditorium
202 Cedar St., Abilene, TX 79601

Summary: Sansom is a leading Texas conservationist and this book is one of the finest Texas produced in 2017 and showcasing some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes.


RANDY BACON
Abilene, TX

Featured Author: Randy Bacon
Book: "Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art"

Monday, April 9 at Noon
Main Library, 2nd Floor Auditorium
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601

Summary: This book is one of the finest Texas produced in 2017 and showcasing some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes.  As a joint effort by Andrew Sansom and William E. Reaves, this book contains featured artwork including those of Randy Bacon.


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2017 Featured Author Lineup
Mary O. Parker
MARY O. PARKER
Smithville, TX

Featured Author: Mary O. Parker
Book: "Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide"

JOHNNIE LOU AVERY BOYD
Abilene, TX

Featured Author: Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd
Book: "MizHat: The Life Journey of Roy Helen Herndon Mingus Ackers"

RACHEL CAINE
Fort Worth, TX

Featured Author: Rachel Caine
Books: "Ink and Bone" and "Paper and Fire"

MIKE COX
Wimberly, TX

Featured Author: Mike Cox
Book: "Texas Disasters: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival"


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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