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Local Authors in the Library winter series begins Jan. 6

December 20 2023

AUBURN, Ala.- The Auburn Public Library will host a number of local authors on select Saturdays this winter. Each event is open to the public, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Peggy Jackson Walls
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m.

Peggy Jackson Walls is an author and retired educator who enjoys interviewing people, researching and writing about state and local historical topics. Walls will discuss her best-selling book, “Alabama Gold: a History of the South's Last Mother Lode” (2016) and her latest book, “Lost Towns of Central Alabama” (2021).

Taylor Belich
Saturday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m.

Local children’s book author Taylor Belich will read from her debut book, “Calming My Body is as Easy as ABC” at Movers & Shakers story time. Taylor Belich resides in Auburn with her husband and two dogs, Charlie and Barkley. She is an Auburn University graduate and full-time occupational therapist with a passion for helping others improve their quality of life and increase their independence by encouraging them to reach their goals through creative interventions.

Sam Hendrix
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.

Sam Hendrix will present his book, “Auburn: A History in Street Names.” After earning degrees from the University of North Alabama and Auburn University, Hendrix spent most of his career with Auburn University as a public relations and development professional. He also authored a history of the Auburn Church of Christ and a biography of the founding dean of Auburn's veterinary medicine program, Dr. Charles Allen Cary.

Dr. Herbert Denmark
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

A native of Georgia, Auburn author Dr. Herbert Denmark earned degrees from the University of Georgia and the (State) University of West Georgia before earning his Ph.D. in public policy from Auburn University. “The Diagrammed Path” is the first novel of a series of science fiction mixed with Afrocentrism and Afrofuturism. The “Georgia City” series is a historical fiction story set in a fictional town on the Georgia coast.

For more information, email Library Events or call (334) 501-3296.