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Upcoming Event at the Trussville Public Library with Rick Bragg

By Hannah Curran, Editor-in-Chief

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

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

That you know him for his books Everywhere but the cries and The Prince of Frogtown or his last heartwarming story, Speckled Beauty, Bragg to discuss his new book. It will be a ticketed event, and tickets are $15 without a book and $35 with an autographed copy of her new book.

Susan Matlock, special projects coordinator for the Trussville Public Library, said the library is honored to have Bragg come to Trussville.

We’re just really happy to have him in Trussville,” Matlock said. “I think it would be a great choice for our community. It has a great southern vibe and is family oriented. He’s just very friendly and down to earth.

The Trussville Public Library wants to continue to offer large-scale programming to the community. Matlock said the library has provided local southern writers of interest to the community.

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

Jason Baker, director of the Trussville Public Library, said it was giving the community someone people want to see and the opportunity to hear from an author they love who they may not have had a chance to hear or see.

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

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

The Trussville Public Library wants to serve the community of Trussville in every way possible by providing books, audio books, e-books, digital audio books, streaming video, children’s programming, adult programming and teen programming.

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

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