When was the last time you had dinner with mystery author Margaret Maron, NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti, or Bishop John Shelby Spong? The Carlyle Campbell Friends of the Library hosted each of those writers at one of their dinners in the last two years. You are invited to join us for the next one! Novelists Allan Gurganus and Wilton Barnhardt will be our featured speakers and fellow diners on March 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
The Meredith Friends of the Library was established in 1941 with the purpose of adding to the cultural environment of the College and community. They have focused on this purpose in two ways: by contributing financially to the library and sponsoring speakers of interest to lovers of books and learning. Over the years the Friends have brought many speakers to the campus. Their contributions to the library have expanded available information resources, allowed the library to remain open 24/6 during exams, and rewarded students and faculty who provide exceptional support for the library.
Visit the Friends website to learn more about the organization and watch videos from some of our most recent programs. In October, Margaret Maron was joined by fellow Sister in Crime writer Nancy Pickard. Their conversation about the art, craft, and politics of mystery writing provided us with new insights into the ways our novels are produced. You will find a video of that conversation on the website along with many others. You’ll be glad you took the time to visit!
Your membership in the Friends of the Library has a direct impact on Meredith students through your support of the library and its programs. Join today and make plans to have dinner with us on March 4.