Tuesday's “Morning's unPHILtered” was all about reading books and watching movies. Host Phil Boyum welcomed Sharon Rowe, new Statesboro Regional Library Director, to the show.
Rowe talked about National Library Month events coming up at the Statesboro library on Thursday and then at Georgia Southern's Zach Henderson Library on Saturday.
She said the movie “Hollywood Librarian” will be shown at 6 p.m., Thursday in the Community Room. The documentary, made several years ago, attempts to lay to rest many of the stereotypes most people have about librarians - including the idea of a severe, authoritarian matronly woman running the library with an iron hand.
Rowe also discussed “Make A Splash” and “Catch the Wave” summer book reading programs, which will be sponsored in part by Splash in the Boro. Children read books, keep a log, and turn it in at the library every week. Those who read the most books will earn prizes, which include free tickets to Splash in the Boro.
Rowe told Boyum that the latest book sale helped raise funds for the library, whose budget has taken a big hit due to the economic downturn. Rowe said arrangements are being made to have books for sale near the reference desk on an on-going basis.
Rowe mentioned that the 2010 Georgia Literary Festival will be held in Statesboro Oct. 22-23. The featured key-note speaker will be Georgia's former U.S. Senator Max Cleland.
Dr. Bede Mitchell from GSU and Ms. Rowe are the co-chairs for this year's event, and Lynn Futch from Ogeechee Tech will be helping out as well. She said 25 authors, so far, are lined up to be in town for the festival.
Rowe also reminded Boyum that there will be a reception at the Averitt Center Friday night, featuring a ghost walk.
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