Literary Notes: Film Series Continues at Library
"Oldies and Goodies," the nostalgic film series for adults, continues at Southern Pines Public Library Thursday, April 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with the 1942 wartime thriller, "Saboteur."
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film stars Robert Cummings as a factory worker falsely accused of causing an explosion in the munitions plant where he works. In a cross-country race to prove his innocence, he stumbles onto a ring of Nazi saboteurs, headed by wealthy and respected members of society.
Priscilla Lane and Norman Lloyd also star.
"Be sure to watch for Hitchcock's characteristic walk-on as a man in front of a newsstand and for the climactic confrontation scene atop the Statue of Liberty," says a spokesman.
The film series is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Friends of Southern Pines Library. For more information, visit www.sppl.net or call 692-8235.
UNCP Library Fundraiser
Noted North Carolina humorist Celia Rivenbark will entertain at the annual event of the Friends of the Mary Livermore Library at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Tickets are $50 per person for the event, which is Friday, April 17, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Main Reading Room.
Southern fare will be featured on the menu, and there will be silent and live auctions including Southwest Airlines tickets and an Alaskan cruise.
Funds raised at the annual event go to two scholarships and the library's collections. "Celebrating Your Southern Self" is the theme of the evening and few are more qualified to address the issue than Rivenbark.
Rivenbark, who writes a weekly column for the Raleigh News & Observer, is author of "Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits," "Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old like a Skank," "Bless Your Heart, Tramp," and "We're Just Like You Only Prettier (Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle)."
"We're Just Like You" won a Southern Booksellers Alliance Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year. Entertainment Weekly named "Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank" Best Title of the Year.
Rivenbark was a finalist for the James Thurber Awards for Humor, which won her a spot as a judge for the award in 2005. She speaks frequently to groups of all kinds.
Living in Wilmington, N.C., she is married to Scott Whisnant, author of true-crime bestseller "Innocent Victims."
For ticket information, please contact, the library at (910) 775-4242 or 775-4170 or (910) 521-6655 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Heart of Carolina Romance Writers' group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Cameron Village Library in Raleigh.
An agent and editor panel, featuring editors R.J. Morris and Kat O'Shea of The Wild Rose Press, and Dawn Carrington of Whispers Publishing, and literary agent Elaine English, will discuss publishing.
For information, visit www.heartofcarolina.org.
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