Library Friends start summer series

Jun 12, 2013

The Friends of the Haywood Library offers "The Known World" as the first in the Let’s Talk About It  summer series entitled Journeys Across Time and Place:  Mapping Southern Identities.

People constantly rethink their personal and collective identities in the flow of history. This series will help explore how the journey that shapes such thinking is likely different for each of us. Written by Edward P. Jones, "The Known World" won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2003. The novel characters lived in his head since the 1970s while Jones was a student. Much of the story was based on the stories his mother told  as family history.

The books are available free at the Waynesville library branch. See Teresa Glance to check out a book. The book discussion will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. June 20 at the Waynesville branch in the auditorium. Dr. Blake Hobby, professor at UNC-A, will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Let’s Talk About It is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Friends of the Library. For additional information, contact Linda Arnold at 456-5311 or

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