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National Library Week Visit
Last week was National Library Week. Our major event was Rick Bragg’s visit on Tuesday evening as the climax of this year’s Reading Together program.
An audience of about 800, most of whom had read at least one of his books, enjoyed hearing him tell his stories in his own voice. He talked about his dad, his parents’ relationship, his extended family, growing up in the south. There was humor and sadness. He took questions from the audience and signed books for over an hour.
After the program, Rick said we were the first community reading program to do all three of his memoirs. He complimented our materials and said he’d be glad to come again, maybe after his next book, a novel, is published. We’d welcome having him again!
We’ll soon have a video interview with him as well as photos of the event on our website.
Reading Together author Rick Bragg