Thursday, May 6, 2010

"The Carnegie Literary Circle" Chooses its First Book (Coweta)

The newly formed Carnegie Literary Circle has chosen its first book. “The Glass Castle – A Memoir” by Jeanette Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father. Book club members receive a discount at Scott’s Book Store in downtown Newnan. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 24th at 10:30 a.m.

“We had a wonderful response for the planning meeting” said Carnegie Media Coordinator Amy Mapel. “A book will be chosen each month by one of the members on a rotating basis”. “It’s not too late to join”!

Please call 770-683-1347 to sign up.

About the Carnegie

Newly restored by the City of Newnan, the Carnegie has brought back library type services in the downtown area. The bottom floor of the building serves as a reading room and the second floor as a meeting space. Among its many offerings, the Carnegie brings popular magazines and newspapers, computer workstations and Wi-Fi access, a gallery for local exhibits, meeting rooms with warming kitchen and programs for adults and children. The Carnegie will serve the public with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials.

The Carnegie was funded by the General Fund and partly by 2007 Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Carnegie’s cost to be renovated was over $1.5 million dollars to the city.

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