Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Next Week At Your Library


Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 415-2700

Imogene Joyner has rescheduled the autobiographical book signing event for her book A Life of Many Tales at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, for Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 p.m. A Life of Many Tales chronicles her journeys which are punctuated by several encounters and experiences beginning with her childhood in Tipton County, TN.

Joyner attended Lambuth College in Jackson, TN during the 1950s. During her time at the college, she began a pen-pal relationship with Hee Ho Lee of South Korea. The women remained life-long friends; however, neither could have ever imagined back then that Hee Ho would become First Lady of Korea.

After graduating from Lambuth, she attended Scarritt College and earned a Master of Arts degree. Soon after leaving Scarritt, Joyner was commissioned as a missionary to the Belgian Congo. In 1960, when all American citizens were evacuated from the Congo, Joyner returned to Memphis and held various jobs and was even certified as a cyto-technician!

For Joyner, it has been an interesting life – and she is sure to share ‘many tales’ about life in the Congo and the social and political practices of the Korean First Family at her book signing.


Thursday, September 14, 2006
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 415-2700

Red Hat Club author Haywood Smith will visit the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library Thursday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her fictional novel based on characters that belong to a sisterhood similar to the Red Hat Society.

The Atlanta-born Smith is sure to entertain with southern-fried anecdotes about woman’s friendships.

Several local Red Hat Society chapters are sure to attend—decked out in what else? Red hats and their customary purple attire.

The program is part of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center’s Adult Enrichment Series and admission is $10.

For more information about Haywood Smith, visit

Adult Enrichment Series Schedule

Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m.
Red Hat Celebration
Bestselling author Haywood Smith talks about “The Red Hat Club, ” a publishing phenomenon celebrating women’s friendships.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.
CSI in Memphis
Amazing specialists share insights into their own Memphis Crime Scene Investigations.

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
Memphians on Memphis
Local experts share their perspectives on the sights and sounds that make the Bluff City special.

These events may be recorded or photographed for use by the Memphis Public Library & Information Center on WYPL-TV or radio or in library publications.

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