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Let's Talk About It Series

The Friends of the Library will again host Let's Talk About It, a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, poetry illuminate a particular theme. Picturing America: Making Tracks is a four -part series. Additional programs in this series will be held on June 25, July 7, and July 19.

Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad will be the focus of this program. Author Stephen Ambrose provides the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad and gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. Copies are now available for loan through the Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville branch. Please visit the office M-F from 9-5 to get your copy.

Stephen Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history.

Jane Andrews will be the presenter for the first session of Let’s Talk About It. She is a graduate of NC State University and is current Head Writing Coach at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, NC. Andrews is an award winning writer and Nonfiction Editor at Glint Literary Journal and Poetry Editor at 3 Elements Review.

No registration is required. Refreshments will be served during this 2 hour free program. If you would like further information, contact Bob Bahnsen, Friends Program Coordinator, at 828-421-6798.

Date:
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Auditorium
Campus:
Waynesville

Event Organizer

Kathy Olsen

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