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Events Calendar - Taylor Books of Charleston, WV

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Creative Writing Meet-Up
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
19
Fri
2018
Live Music w/ Sean Richardson
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
20
Sat
2018
Story Hour!
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning in the Annex Gallery for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

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*Open to all ages

*Find this weeks theme at the front counter

Artist Talk with Lauren Pond
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Artist Talk with Lauren Pond

Join us for an evening with the author of the book Test of Faith. She will be discussing her journey documenting a family of snake handlers from Bluefield, WV.

 

Pentecostal serpent handlers, also known as Signs Followers, hold a literal interpretation of a verse in the New Testament’s Gospel of Mark which states that, among other abilities, true believers shall be able to “take up serpents.” For more than a century, members of this uniquely Appalachian religious tradition have handled venomous snakes during their worship services, risking death as evidence of their unwavering faith.

Who are the serpent handlers? What motivates them to continue their potentially lethal practices through the generations? Test of Faith provides a deeply nuanced, personal look at serpent handling that not only invites greater understanding of a religious practice that has long faced derision and criticism; it also serves as a meditation on the photographic process, its ethics, and its capacity to generate empathy.

Test of Faith was published with the generous support of the 2016 Duke Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography *

 

*Information found at http://www.laurenpondphoto.com/book/

Live Music w/ Mark Bradley
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
26
Fri
2018
Live Music w/ Steve Himes
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
27
Sat
2018
Story Hour!
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning in the Annex Gallery for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

See you there!

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*Open to all ages

*Find this weeks theme at the front counter

Live Music w/ Plaid Clash
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jan
31
Wed
2018
Creative Writing Meet-Up
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
2
Fri
2018
Live Music w/ John Lilly
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
3
Sat
2018
Story Hour!
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am

 Join us every Saturday morning in the Annex Gallery for a story, a snack, and a fun craft!

See you there!

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*Open to all ages

*Find this weeks theme at the front counter

Live Music w/ The Davis Creek Boys
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm