January 18, 2012

Genre Fiction Event at Durham County Library

I'm excited to announce that Durham County Library is hosting the event series "Guilty Pleasures: A Celebration of Genre Fiction" starting this Thursday! Although comics aren't addressed in this series, I'm promoting it here in support of organizer Jennifer Lohmann, head of Adult Services at Durham County's Southwest Regional Library. Jennifer's excellent promotion of romance fiction won her 2010 Librarian of the Year from Romance Writers of America, and her work in this field has been especially inspirational to my own goal of becoming a comics librarian.  Thanks Jennifer!


Durham County Library Hosts New Series,
Guilty Pleasures: A Celebration of Genre Fiction

Program:             What is Genre Fiction?
Date:                     Thursday, January 19
Time:                    7 p.m.
Location:             Main Library
                                300 North Roxboro St.
Cost:                      Free and open to the public

About:                  Dr. Barbara B. Moran, of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-CH, will kick off Durham County Library’s new series, Guilty Pleasures: A Celebration of Genre Fiction on Thursday, January 19 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro at 7 p.m. Moran will define genre fiction and provide an entertaining and informative overview of the major genres of popular fiction.

                                Future programs in the series include author visits from Sarah Wendell, popular blogger on romance fiction, on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Southwest Regional Library; Sharon Ewell Foster, author of the historical fiction novel The Resurrection of Nat Turner, on Thursday, March 15 at Stanford L. Warren Library; and Alice Wisler, Christy Award Finalist and author of inspirational fiction, on Sunday, April 15 at North Regional Library.

                                For more information about the series, contact Joanne Abel at 560-0268. This program is made possible by funding from Durham Library Foundation.

Durham County Library provides the entire community with books, services and other resources that inform, inspire learning, cultivate understanding and excite the imagination. For more information, visit your local library or visit us online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Patrick, that was nice. I wish I wasn't so behind on my blog reading and had seen this sooner. -- Jennifer