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CCPL Announces October Community Read Event

Sandy Linn - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
September 11, 2016
The Calloway County Public Library is pleased to announce that registration is currently underway for the October 9th Community Read Event featuring A Courthouse Tragedy: Politics, Murder, and Redemption in a Small Kentucky Town by Sid Easley.
According to the publisher, “ A Courthouse Tragedy is the true story of veteran John T. Roach who wins the sheriff's race in Graves County, Kentucky, in 1921, the first year American women exercise the right to vote. Just a few months later, Sheriff Roach is killed in the courthouse in front of several witnesses. The shooter is Roach's friend—Deputy Sam Galloway. Within a few days, Roach's wife, still in her twenties, is appointed Kentucky's first female sheriff and begins her quest for redemption.”
The Community Read Event is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, at 2:00 pm. CCPL’s Sandy Linn stated, “The October Community Read Event is a special one for CCPL. Not only are we featuring the writing talent of our friend Sid Easley but we are also pleased to announce that discussion of his book will be led by former Calloway County Public Library Director, Mrs. Margaret Trevathan.” Linn continued “We are simply thrilled to combine the talents of two of Calloway County’s most beloved and esteemed citizens to kick off this year’s Community Read Series!”
Community members are invited to register for the event by visiting the CCPL Circulation desk. Thanks to the generous donation by Mrs. Melissa Easley, multiple copies of the Community Read book are available for participants to check out with their CCPL library card when registering for the event. Participants who own copies may register by phone at (270) 753-2288.The 2016/2017 Calloway County Public Library Community Read Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Calloway County Public Library and spotlights books by Kentucky authors. The three-part series will continue on January 22, 2017, with "All the Living" by C.E. Morgan. Leading the discussion will be Dr. Duane Bolin. "Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York" by Frank X. Walker will be the featured title on April 9, 2017. Award-winning author and poet, Constance Alexander will lead the discussion.
For more information about Community Read Events, interested persons may contact CCPL’s Sandy Linn at (270) 753-2288.
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