50 Years of an Icon

July 8, 2010

If you have been reading the paper, the internet, watching TV or basically keeping your eyes and ears open, you know that this month (July 11th, specifically), marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. This beloved and sometimes-controversial classic has been read and re-read by millions of people and (I heard on the radio today), that since 1960, 1,300 babies have been named “Atticus.”

On Sunday, July 11th at 3:00 pm at the Main Library (300 N. Roxboro St.), the library will be holding a celebration of To Kill A Mockingbird. Jay O’Berski and Dana Marks of The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will be co-directing great local actors in scenes adapted from the book. It’s going to be terrifically hot outside, so you should join us at what promises to be a super-cool performance (plus, it’s free). Thanks to The Regulator Bookshop for co-presenting and to Durham Library Foundation, which provided financial support for this program.

Marian Fragola
Adult Programming and Humanities Coordinator


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