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June 30, 2016

Mecklenburg County Patriots

July Fourth, 1776, Independence Day, is traditionally known as the U.S.A.'s birthday.  However, did you know that Mecklenburg County, NC, declared their independence from Great Britain more than a year earlier?  On May 20, 1775, after hearing about the battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts, a small group of incensed militia leaders gathered to declare Mecklenburg County free from British rule.  Interested in learning more?  Then check out Scott Syfert's book, "The First American Declaration of Independence?", at your local library or bookstore.  Happy reading!  Happy Birthday to the United States of America!

June 21, 2016

Humor Fiction Via Ann B. Ross

Need a good laugh?  Then why not visit the North Carolina Literary Map's "Humor Fiction" section?  Ann B. Ross, former professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, has been writing the "Miss Julia" series since 1999.  Currently, there are over a dozen published books.

Miss Julia is a feisty Southern lady who lives in the fictional town of Abbotsville, North Carolina.  Unafraid to "speak her mind", this woman lands in one humorous escapade after another as she attempts to do the right thing and still maintain her dignified reputation.  If you want more than one hearty chuckle, then check out the series at your local library or bookstore.  Happy reading!

June 7, 2016

Dawn Tripp Coming to Lanier Library!

Best-selling novelist Dawn Tripp is coming to Tryon, North Carolina!  The author will be speaking at the Lanier Library Annual Meeting at the Tryon Fine Arts Center on the afternoon of June 12.  The reception immediately to follow will be next door at the Lanier Library.  Please visit the Lanier Library website for more information on this free community event.  Do not miss your chance to meet this very successful writer!

June 2, 2016

In Honor of Dr. Lee Shiflett

Note: this is a special post from the North Carolina Literary Map.  On May 27, 2016, Dr. Lee Shiflett, former chair of the Library and Information Studies (LIS) department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G), passed away.

Dr. Shiflett was a LIS professor at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and then Louisiana State University before coming to the UNC-G LIS department in 2001.  He was also an author.  His works can be checked out at your local library or bookstore.

A strong advocate for libraries, especially relating to academia, his absence will definitely be felt.  Thank you for your service and commitment to the LIS field Lee Shiflett!  May you rest in peace!