LaGrange Friends Fall 2014 Newsletter

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LaGrange Friends Fall 2014 Newsletter
Beyond the Bookends
A Newsletter of the Friends of the LaGrange Memorial Library
September 2014
2014 Friends of LaGrange Memorial
Library Board
Dr. Brenda Thomas, President
Jacque Hornsby, Vice President
Dan Baker, Treasurer
Gerald Becham, Secretary
Dan Baker, Member
Judy Bledsoe, Member
Saundra Hall, Member
Sara Richards, Member
Lori Slay, Member
Beyond the Bookends
A Newsletter of the Friends of the LaGrange Memorial Library
September 2014
. 2014 Georgia Fiction Author of the Year;
2011 Ferrol Sams Fiction Award; author of four novels, the latest of which, Sweetwater Blues, is due
for release by Mercer University Press in September, 2014.
. First novel by LaGrange native currently
working as journalist in Kansas City, MO; 2012 Ferrol Sams Fiction Award; praised by Clive Edgerton
and Raymond Atkins (our first guest author) for its “social satire reminiscent of Joseph Heller and
Sinclair Lewis.”
First novel written
by this LaGrange native, humorist, and Sarah Palin impersonator; 2014 IPPY bronze medal for “Best
Fiction in the Southeast”; author of numerous articles, columns and collected essays.
2014 Georgia Children’s Author of the Year; “a tale of
friends and fiends, good and evil, pirates and predators and the thrill of the high seas”; latest in
Eames’s series of Dagger Chronicles.
An anthology that accesses the impact
of the “hillbilly humorist, singer, and philosopher” upon Southern music and culture; published by
Oxford University Press.
ward winning journalist and
editor of the Atlanta Magazine; keynote speaker for the Annual Friends Meeting; alumnus of
LaGrange College; cancer survivor who donates all proceeds from his book to benefit Cancer
Navigators, a Rome-based nonprofit that helps cancer patients in Northwest Georgia and their loved
ones on their journey.
Beyond the Bookends
A Newsletter of the Friends of the LaGrange Memorial Library
September 2014
Sweetwater
Blues .
Camp Redemption
Ray Atkins speaks with
audience member
A Plot for Pridemore.
Meet Your Friends…[email protected] LaGrange Memorial Library!
Meet Else
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
SATURDAY BOOKSALES!
The Friends Book Shop can use
volunteers for the 1st Saturday
book sales. Contact Dan Baker
at [email protected]
or Brenda Thomas at
[email protected] if you
are interested in helping.
Else Corbett has worked at the LaGrange
Memorial Library just over a year as a Library
Assistant. Else works at the circulation desk
checking in and out books. She enjoys
meeting the patrons and helping them find
the books they need. In her spare time she
is fond of cooking, baking, and needlework.
Else encourages patrons to join the Friends.
Tracy Walker
The Imaginator
Doc Atoms
Baba Tunde
Fizz, Boom,
Read! was the
theme of a
“Favorite
Things” table at
the LaGrange
Symphony
Guild’s
luncheon. The
Friends honor
the staff as
their guests.
Beyond the Bookends
A Newsletter of the Friends of the LaGrange Memorial Library
September 2014
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