Monday, June 11, 2012

New York Times Best Selling Author Mary Monroe

What an exciting honor to be a part of the Mary Monroe Book tour! The New York Times, best selling author  visited our Beatties Ford Road location on June 7, 2012. Ms. Monroe also spoke at one of our outreach location; the McCrory YMCA. The author of fifteen novels; including her latest book, "God Don't Make Mistakes" thrilled her audience as she discussed her childhood as the daughter of a share cropper, her early writings and many rejection letters and her family members who she draws from to create many of her characters including the larger than life "Mama Ruby."

Ms. Monroe was the first and only member of her family to graduate from high school and she is a self taught writer.  She never attended college or any writing classes. She is an extremely talented writer and her books are available at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. (standard, large print and audio) 

Ms. Monroe's visit summed up several activities the library provided for Older American Month. Check out our website to find and participate in other senior friendly programs and activities.

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