Literary Notes: Film Series Features Melodrama
Oldies and Goodies, the nostalgic film series for adults, continues at Southern Pines Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
To tie in with the Community Read of the novel "Serena," the movies from January through March will be about scheming women and family empires.
This month's feature is "Ruby Gentry," a 1952 melodrama starring Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston and Karl Malden.
When the man she loves marries a more socially acceptable debutante, a tempestuous backwoods girl vows revenge upon him and the town that shunned her.
"Enjoy a cup of tea with this classic film and discover why one reviewer described it as 'pure, old-fashioned passion,'" says a library spokesman.
The Oldies and 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 (910) 692-8235.
For more information on the Community Read, visit the Web site http://moorecommunityread.pbworks.com/.
The Heart of Carolina Romance Writers will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Cameron Village Library in Raleigh.
Award-winner and fan favorite Virginia Kantra will speak on "Voice: What Are They (editors) Talking About?"
For information, visit www.heartofcarolina.org.
Twenty-two percent of the adults in Moore County lack the basic literacy skills in order to function fully in everyday life.
"If you can read, you can help," says a spokesman.
The Moore County Literacy Council offers 12-hour workshops for volunteers who would like to become adult tutors. Volunteers are required to attend orientation prior to a training session.
All sessions will be at the Emmanuel Youth House, 385 E Indiana Ave., in Southern Pines.
Orientation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Training is from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Registrations may be made by calling (910) 692-5954 or e-mailing email@example.com.
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