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The Edgar B. Hollis Distinguished Author Series Returns

The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation and the Newnan Carnegie Library are proud to announce the return of the Edgar B. Hollis Distinguished Author Series.

“Through the philanthropy of the Hollis Trust, the Newnan Carnegie Library and its Foundation have been able to bring outstanding nationally known authors and speakers to Newnan since 2012,” says Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation Board Member, Lauren Jones. “Winter 2024 marks perhaps our most ambitious lineup and one we think our benefactor Edgar B. Hollis, a career-long Librarian himself at NSA’s Library in Washington DC and Newnan native, would be very proud of. I think our patrons will really enjoy this season with its diversity and myriad of interests and we look forward to welcoming all to our downtown gem!”

The Winter 2024 series will kick off on Saturday, January 20th with former NFL player, Frank D. Murphy appearing at the Carnegie from 3:00-4:30 pm to discuss his life story and his book, The Man Behind the Helmet: A Story of Second Chances. A book signing will follow his author talk. Then, New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor will be at the Wadsworth Auditorium on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 am. He will be discussing his brand-new book Dead Man’s Hand. Visit Eventbrite for more information on how to pre-order a signed copy.

We will also be welcoming authors, Deborah Royce, Lawrence W. Reed and Katherine Reay during our Winter series. For more information on the Edgar B. Hollis Distinguished Author series and these author visits please view our website at www.newnancarnegie.com/nclf

Newnan Carnegie Library: The Newnan Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations with a reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. For more information about the Carnegie visit, www.newnancarnegie.com.

Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation: Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation (NCLF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on supporting and promoting the Carnegie Library through programs, speakers, authors and financial backing of events benefiting the local community. For more information about the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation please visit www.newnancarnegie.com/nclf