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Campus, community invited to National Library Week events at Sims Memorial Library

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library is inviting the public to two special author events during this week’s celebration of National Library Week. 

     "This year's theme is 'Come Together @ Your Library,'" said Library Director Eric Johnson.  "We're inviting everyone to join us as we and libraries across the country highlight everything that we can do for you." 

     On Tuesday, April 17, in the library lobby, the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble will perform at noon. Also on Tuesday, English instructors Leah Rourks, Brooke Champagne, and Jay Todd, and current and former students Stephanie Schexnayder, Antonio Muse, and Brian Camp will present readings from their work at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the library. The event will also include light refreshments and a drawing for books.
     Acclaimed Louisiana novelist Ernest Hill will read from his work on Wednesday, April 18 at 5 p.m. on the third floor. Hill is the author of five novels exploring the African-American experience, including the recent "A Person of Interest."
     The library's annual book sale will be held in the lobby on Wednesday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. A wide variety of hardcover and paperback books will be available.
     In addition to daily events, the library will continue its tradition of waiving all overdue fees for library materials returned during National Library Week.
     For additional information, contact the library at 985-549-3962.     

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