Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Downstairs Girl" by Stacey Lee. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.
1890, Atlanta. Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night she moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. A mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby, but her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal. Jo must decide whether she is ready to step into the light.
|Mon, Mar 20||12:30PM to 8:30PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||12:30PM to 8:30PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
The Highland Branch Library has long played an important role in downtown Highland. From its beginnings in rented storefronts to the Highland Memorial Library built in 1946 to its present location on Jewett and 4th Street, it has been an integral part of the community. The exterior of the library looks nearly as it did when it was first built in 1966. Although it is one of the oldest buildings in the library system, it's newly remodeled interior makes it one of the newest. The library still houses over 65,000 items, but now also features a large meeting room and children's program room, a small group room, and WiFi, along with many public Internet computers. These features, along with the library's bright and inviting atmosphere and convenient location, make the Highland Branch Library a destination for the community and surrounding areas.