Week of events to celebrate library planned
By From staff reports
Published in News on April 8, 2011 1:46 PM
The Wayne County Public Library has a number of activities planned starting this Sunday to celebrate National Library Week during April 10-16.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.
Some of the events planned at the Wayne County Public Library during National Library Week are:
* Sunday, April 10 -- 2 p.m. Movie -- "The Music Man." A con man arrives at town in the Midwest intending to scam the community. Things don't go according to plan when he tries to keep a local librarian from learning of his plan.
* Monday, April 11 -- 6 p.m. Movie -- "Desk Set." The head of the research department at a TV network clashes with an engineer over the computerization of a TV network's research department.
* Tuesday, April 12 -- 5 p.m. Written and Read. Enjoy refreshments and come listen to the winners of the Create Your Own Children's Book Contest. This program is recommended for children and families.
6 p.m. Movie -- Monkey Trouble. A young girl's new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a gypsy. This program is recommended for children and families.
* Wednesday, April 13 -- 6 p.m. Movie -- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Based on a graphic novel series. Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends that are coming to kill him in order to win her heart.
* Thursday, April 14 -- 6:30 p.m. Jazz History: The Big Band Era Concert and Lecture. Jazz pianist Jim Martinez, from Sacramento, Calif., returns to the Goldsboro library with vocalist Laura Didier to present music from the major bands and discuss their famous leaders. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and many more will be discussed. There will be a PowerPoint presentation interspersed with hits like "In the Mood," "Intermission Riff" and "Stompin' at the Savoy."
* Saturday, April 16 -- 2 p.m. WRAL's "Tar Heel Traveler" Scott Mason. In this presentation, he celebrates the colorful characters, out-of-the-way places, and rich history of North Carolina. He will share with audiences the stories behind the stories. This program is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A Comics Creator Contest will be held for ages 12-18. Entries are due Monday, April 11, and all winners will receive a prize pack.
For more information, visit Wayne County Library website at www.waynegov.com and click on public library.