In the past year, the Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library have had a special partnership with Quail Ridge Books and Music to bring major authors to the Meredith campus. These are authors on tour to promote their latest book, who might draw a crowd larger than the store can accommodate. It has been exciting to host this mix of media stars and popular writers on our campus.
On Tuesday, January 14th, the latest event in this series brought in best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd signing her newest novel and Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection The Invention of Wings. Previous authors include celebrity chef Rachael Ray, as well as bestselling authors Khaled Hosseini and Pat Conroy. (Photo shows Conroy at his recent reading.)
Members of the Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library enjoy free tickets to Friends and Quail Ridge co-sponsored events held on campus. Additional Friends of the Library benefits include invitations to semi-annual membership events, reduced fees for other Friends’ events, and the Friends newsletter with library updates and upcoming events.
Along with membership comes the satisfying knowledge you’re helping improve library services and resources at Meredith College. It’s easy to become a Friend of the Library and membership options start at just $25. Visit infotogo.meredith.edu/friends for more information and an online application.
—Submitted by Jennifer Hanft, Reference Librarian