Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dakota County Library to host programs celebrating Harper Lee as release date of author's new book approaches

To celebrate the release of Harper Lee's companion to To Kill a Mockingbird, the Dakota County Library will feature two special programs in July. The new novel, Go Set a Watchman, will continue the story of Scout Finch, her father, Atticus, and the small Alabama town that captivated the nation.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, author Loretta Ellsworth will present "Mockingbird Up Close." Ellsworth has written several young adult novels, including In Search of Mockingbird, a story about a teen whose quest to learn more about her mother leads her on a bus journey from Minnesota to Alabama in search of the reclusive Harper Lee. Ellsworth's presentation will discuss the life of Harper Lee, how To Kill a Mockingbird came to be published, and the book's continuing impact.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville, will host a screening of the motion picture adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck. The 1962 film won three Oscars, and in 2003, the American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.
See all of Dakota County Library's summer programs at www.dakotacounty/library.

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