LITERARY NOTES: Moore County Friends Sponsor Special Program
The Moore County Library System is sponsoring a program about living in today's digital age.
Tim Haley, noted professor of music at Sandhills Community College, will speak about how digital devices in common use can access music, videos and books.
The program will be held at The Postmaster's House in Aberdeen Friday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.
While the program is open to all ages, it may appeal most to adults who observe digital devices all around them, especially in the hands of their children and grandchildren, but do not feel comfortable using the devices themselves.
Haley is known as a whiz with such devices. As professor and coordinator of the associate in fine arts music program at SCC, he teaches music theory, music appreciation, and applied music.
His classroom and distance learning courses serve as models of incorporating digital audio and video in course design and delivery. He also directs the Sandhills Community College Jazz Band.
There is a large and growing body of digital materials for free or at very low cost through public libraries, radio and television stations, or commercial outlets such as Amazon, iTunes, etc. They can be accessed by computer, iPod, phones or E-book devices. Haley will show how this is done.
Book publishers, music companies, newspapers and magazines are increasingly making their products available through digital access, some exclusively so. The age of paper and recording tape has given way quickly to the digital age.
"This program will help you learn how to stay connected to the resources you appreciate and want to use," says a spokesman.
"Living in the Digital Age," with Tim Haley, is sponsored by The Friends of Moore County Library System.
The Moore County Library System comprises the main library in Carthage, branch libraries in Aberdeen, Pinebluff, Robbins and Vass, and the Bookmobile.
The county system is a member of the Sandhills Regional Library System, along with Anson, Hoke, Montgomery and Richmond counties.
Moore County residents can use all libraries at no cost. For additional information, visit the region's Web site at www.srls.info.
Oldies and Goodies, the nostalgic film series for adults, continues at Southern Pines Public Library Thursday, Aug. 20, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
This month's feature is "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers," a film-noir drama from 1946. Barbara Stanwyck stars as a willful heiress trying to win back a lost love (Van Heflin) nearly 20 years after a murder drove them apart. Also starring Lizabeth Scott, the movie marks Kirk Douglas' big screen debut.
The Oldies & Goodies film series is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Friends of the Southern Pines Library.
For more information, visit www.sppl.net or call 692-8235.
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