LITERARY NOTES: S.P. Library Continues Film Series
Oldies and Goodies, the nostalgic film series for adults, continues at Southern Pines Public Library Thursday, July 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. with the 1936 screwball comedy, "My Man Godfrey."
Carole Lombard stars as a flighty young heiress who hires a bum (William Powell) to be her family's butler, only to find herself falling in love with him.
In addition to the witty banter, the film's Depression-era satire of the idle rich is still significant 70 years later.
In 1999, "My Man Godfrey" was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It ranks as No. 44 on AFI's 100 Funniest Movies list.
The Oldies and Goodies 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.
There will be a children's reading hour at the Given Memorial Library Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m.
"Miss Amy" will be reading, followed by a craft and light snack. This is free and open to the public.
The Moore County Literacy Council needs tutors to help people learn to read. An orientation will be held for new volunteers Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Youth House, located at 385 E. Indiana Avenue, Southern Pines.
Tutor training will be held for those interested in continuing to become tutors Aug. 25 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same location.
"If you can read you can help," says a spokesman.
North Carolina Humanities Council announces that it is accepting entries for the Linda Flowers Literary Award 2009.
A prize of $500, publication in "North Carolina Conversations," and a writer's residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities is given annually by the North Carolina Humanities Council for original entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry that draw on North Carolina connections and/or memories.
Authors do not have to be North Carolinians, and there is no entry fee. Submit five copies of an unpublished entry no longer than 2,500 words. The deadline is Aug. 15. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
For further information call Shelley Crisp at (336) 334-5383 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PublishAmerica announces the publication of "The New Millennium Warrior," by Shirley Threadgill of Troy.
Shirley Threadgill, lifetime resident of Montgomery County, serves as pastor of 11th Hour Ministry. Her passion is studying the Bible and fitting the scriptures into daily living. Shirley develops her own curricula for workshops she instructs.
Threadgill is married and has three children and five grandchildren.
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