Literary Notes: Film Series Continues at Southern Pines Library
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies, the film series for kids in grades 3-5, continues at Southern Pines Public Library Saturday, March 21, with "Kung Fu Panda."
The film will be shown at 3 p.m.
"Join the panda-monium and enjoy free refreshments," says a library spokesperson.
"Kung Fu Panda" (rated PG), the 2008 animated blockbuster from DreamWorks, was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.
The film stars the voices of Jack Black as the panda, along with Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Jackie Chan. Set in ancient China, the plot revolves around Po, a bumbling panda who aspires to be a kung fu master. The film contains plenty of martial arts action as Po tries to defeat an evil snow leopard.
The Saturday Afternoon 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.
Gathering at Given
On Thursday, April 2, at 3:30 p.m., the Gathering at Given will feature a panel of speakers consisting of John Derr, Jaime Diaz, and Jim Moriarty.
These gentlemen are in the golf media business. They will be having an open discussion about golf personalities and will be entertaining questions the audience may have about personalities or events relating to golf.
This event is held at the Given Memorial Library in Pinehurst and is free and open to the public.
The Friends of Given Library's annual literary luncheon will be held at the Pinehurst Member's Club Saturday, March 28, at 12:15 p.m. with doors opening at 11:30 a.m.
The featured author is Joanna Catherine Scott, whose books include "The Road From Chapel Hill," and the about-to-be released "Child of the South."
Tickets can be purchased at the Given Library, the Given Book Shop and The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines.
All profits will go in support of the only Library and Archives in the state which relies totally on private donations by its patrons and supporters, Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives.
For information, call the library at 295-6022.
Literacy Council Needs Tutors
"The Moore County Literacy Council needs your help," says a spokesman. "There is a waiting list of students who would like to learn to read, read better or learn to speak English."
A volunteer orientation will take place Monday, April 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Youth House, 385 E. Indiana Avenue in Southern Pines.
The tutor training will be held at the same place Monday, April 27, and Thursday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"If you can read, you can help," says a spokesman.
To register, call Pam Giambelluca at 692-5954.
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