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From Murder to Atonement: Confronting My Son’s Killer

with Colum McCann & Diane Foley

2024-04-09 13:00:00 2024-04-09 14:00:00 America/Chicago From Murder to Atonement: Confronting My Son’s Killer Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book <i>American Mother</i>. Virtual -

Tuesday, April 09
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-09 13:00:00 2024-04-09 14:00:00 America/Chicago From Murder to Atonement: Confronting My Son’s Killer Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book <i>American Mother</i>. Virtual -

Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother.

American Mother is the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story. What unfolds is one of the most compelling narratives in recent literary history, channeled into searing reality by New York Times bestselling author Colum McCann, who brings us on a journey of strength, resilience, and radical empathy. You are sure to be moved by McCann's writing and Foley’s uncompromising love.

Registration is required for livestreaming. Submit your questions for the author to answer during the livestream while registering.

Find all of our upcoming Author Talks and past event recordings by clicking here.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages | Adult (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs & Discussions | Authors & Performers |

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Virtual


Hours

Today's hours

We're open 8:30AM to 5:30PM


About the Location

Our Virtual location showcases our virtual programs on our events calendar. It is not a physical library location. To find one of our library locations, click the Locations & Hours link at the top of this page.

Upcoming events

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Galvez
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Donaldsonville

Tue, Apr 23, 9:00am - 11:45am
Gonzales

Tue, Apr 23, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Study Commons at the Wag Center - Multipurpose Room

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Gonzales

Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Fri, Apr 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Fri, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dutchtown - Meeting Room AB

Sat, Apr 27, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Dutchtown

Sun, Apr 28, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Gonzales - Computer Classroom

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Study Commons at the Wag Center - Multipurpose Room

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gonzales

Wed, May 01, All day
Donaldsonville

Wed, May 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Wed, May 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Thu, May 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Donaldsonville

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dutchtown - Meeting Room AB

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 2

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3

Fri, May 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Fri, May 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Sat, May 04, 9:00am - 10:30am
Study Commons at the Wag Center

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dutchtown - Meeting Room AB

Mon, May 06, All day
Donaldsonville

Mon, May 06, All day
Gonzales

Mon, May 06, All day
Galvez

Mon, May 06, All day
Dutchtown

Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 10:30am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2,Meeting Room 3,Computer Classroom

Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, May 07, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Dutchtown - Meeting Room AB

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 2

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gonzales

Wed, May 08, 5:00pm - 7:45pm
Gonzales

Wed, May 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dutchtown - Meeting Room AB

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3

Thu, May 09, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 2

Fri, May 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Fri, May 10, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Gonzales

Fri, May 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dutchtown - Activity Room

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 2

Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dutchtown - Meeting Room AB

Tue, May 14, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, May 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Study Commons at the Wag Center - Multipurpose Room

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gonzales

Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Wed, May 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3

Wed, May 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Dutchtown - Activity Room

Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 2

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gonzales

Fri, May 17, 9:00am - 10:00am
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Fri, May 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile / Pop-up Library

Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Galvez - Meeting Room 2

Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gonzales - Meeting Room 3