Author Visits

Bryant Simon
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3 p.m. at Headquarters Library
Bryant Simon, author of The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives will discuss the 1991 industrial disaster that took the lives of 25 people and forced an examination of the food-processing industry. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing following Dr. Simon's talk.
Elliot Engel
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library Pate Room
Andy Griffith: Master of Mayberry
Dr. Elliot Engel returns to discuss one of North Carolina's most famous citizens, Andy Griffith. While it's true that he was a brilliant movie and Broadway stage actor, Griffith is a Hollywood immortal because of The Andy Griffith Show television series which ran from 1960 to 1968. Professor Engel not only analyzes Andy’s astonishing early life which led to his television triumph, but he also reveals little-known fascinating facts about the show’s production and its enduring and endearing fame. Tickets are $10 for the public, $5 for Friends members and $2 for students and are sold at the door, first-come, first-served.