April 23, 2015 - To Kill A Mockingbird
Those of you who follow the book trade are probably already aware that the new book by Harper Lee – the author of that great American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”—is due to be published this summer. The actual date of publication is July 14th (Bastille Day) and is very close to the July 11th publication date of her first book which was published in 1960. The new book, “Go Set a Watchman” purportedly contains some of the vignettes that eventually wound up in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. In anticipation of this publishing phenomena, the library has planned a community read of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, screenings of a documentary called “Hey, Boo!” which is about Harper Lee, a screening of the major motion picture adaptation of the book starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, and a discussion of the book. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a presentation by Marja Mills who lived next door to Harper Lee and her sister and has written a book about her experience entitled “The Mocking Bird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee”. Ms Mills book spent 7 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and she is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. This celebration of “To Kill a Mockingbird” shall be taking place between April 27th and the middle of May. Check the library website or the circulation desk at the library for details. If you are counting the days until the new Harper Lee book is published this website is keeping track: http://www.bookcountdown.com/detail/harper-lee/go-set-a-watchman-a-novel Enjoy!
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