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Montevallo author to speak at library

Montevallo author Mike Mahan, author of  “No Hill Too High for a Stepper,” will speak at the Nov. 6 Lunch at the Library.

Montevallo author Mike Mahan, author of “No Hill Too High for a Stepper,” will speak at the Nov. 6 Lunch at the Library.

Next week’s Lunch at the Library will celebrate small town living.

Mike Mahan from Montevallo is going to be special guest at the Nov. 6 lunch at The Selma-Dallas County Public Library.

Mahan is author of “No Hill Too High for a Stepper,” which recalls life in the 1930s, 40s and 50 in the small university town in Shelby County.

“We are just thrilled to have him because he tells the story of small town life. What do we know best, but small town life?” said Library Director Becky Nichols. “What I think Mike has done really well is to put together the history of the area and personalities that he’s known over the years.”

Nichols said she is excited to have a local author come to the lunch, and she is sure that the community is going to enjoy his talk.

“When we have an author who has written of his life, his memoirs, it kind of inspires a story that’s in each of us,” Nichols said. “We always have one or two people that leave these author events saying that they’re going to write down their stories, or they’re going to go home and tell their stories, which of course is the beauty of the book.”

Lunch at the Library will be Thursday, Nov. 6 at 12 p.m. Tickets are $8 and reservations can be made by calling the library at 874-1725. Along with lunch, book sales and autographs take place before and after the event.

The following Thursday, Nov. 13, the library will be hosting another lunching featuring Sharon Jackson, author of “Images of America: Selma.”

Jackson’s book focuses on the history of Selma and offers readers a glimpse into the past by showing historical images of the community and descriptions of the photographs.