Emily Giffin to speak in Lexington

  • Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 3:44 p.m.

Emily Giffin, author of the popular novels "Something Borrowed," "Heart of the Matter" and her latest, "Where We Belong," will appeal to readers and moviegoers alike when she talks with audience members at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center in downtown Lexington.
The event, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, will highlight the author's years in North Carolina as a student at Wake Forest University, her visits to Lexington, and her experiences in the book and movie industries.
Friends of the Lexington Library is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Members of the Friends organization are invited at no cost to a reception honoring Giffin, which will begin at 6:30 in the Civic Center ballroom. Giffin will meet and talk with guests and sign copies of her books, which will be available for sale.
A Chicago native, Giffin graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Now the author of six bestselling novels, Giffin has been dubbed a "modern day Jane Austen" (Vanity Fair) and a "dependably down-to-earth storyteller" (New York Times).
"Something Borrowed" was released as a major motion picture in 2011, starring Kate Hudson and Gennifer Goodwin. "Where We Belong" has been called "easily her best book yet" (The Boston Globe) and "a breezy yet compelling read" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Proceeds will support the Friends of the Lexington Library Building Fund.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.smithciviccenter.com/ or in person at the Civic Center box office, the Lexington Library and Pandora's Books. For further information about tickets, contact Edward C. Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292. Phone, 336-249-7875; email, info@smithciviccenter.comRowan Public Library invites people of all ages to participate in a photography workshop and photowalk on Monday at 6 p.m. at the South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove.
Since sunset is projected to be at 6:30, they will begin the evening with the photowalk. A photowalk is an opportunity for a group of people to go on a walk with the express purpose of taking photos together. For the photowalk, participants will start at the library and head across the street to Lake Corriher, where they hope to see bright fall foliage and a beautiful sunset over the lake. Staff will be available along the trail to assist with any questions.
Everyone will return to the library for a workshop led by local freelance photographer Aaron Cress. People will be able to download images and Cress will share tips on how to balance images, choose complimentary colors, avoid lighting issues, etc.
Please bring at least one camera per family. Be sure to charge the battery and bring any cords or card readers. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the walk.
This event is free; all skill levels are welcome. The library will have snacks water, and door prizes. There is a rain plan. Please call April Everett at 704-216-8229 or e-mail April.Everett@rowancountync.gov to register. Include name, contact information and number attending.

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