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State’s poet laureate Morehead to speak at library this week
Maureen Morehead, the state’s 2011-12 poet laureate, will appear Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.
Morehaed will speek from 6 to 7 p.m. and read from her works.
Morehead has published four books of poetry, and her poems have appeared in America, The American Poetry Review, The American Voice, The Black Warrior Review, The California Quarterly, The Greensboro Review, The Iowa Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The Louisville Review, The Southern Poetry Review, Poet and Critic, Poetry and other literary journals.
She has taught at Western Kentucky University, the University of Louisville and for the Jefferson County Public Schools. For several years, she served on the faculty of the Kentucky Institute for the Arts in Education, a program designed to help educators integrate the arts into their curricula.
She earned a PhD in English, with a creative writing thesis, from the University of Louisville.
Registration is requested for seating purposes only. For more information or to register, call 633-3803.
Movies series returns
Movies for seniors 50 and over resume on April 5 at the Shelby County Public Library. This season the movies, which are free, will begin at 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month April through July. Registration is requested. Popcorn and water provided. For more information or movie titles, contact the library 633-3803 x11 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harry Smith will present “Private William Greathouse, Proud Kentucky Militiaman, 1794-1876” in a free performance at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Shelby County Public Library. Light refreshments will follow the program. His presentation will highlight some of the major battles of the war, their effects, causes of the war and major leaders for both sides. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information, contact 633-3803.
Adolph Rupp coming to the library
March Madness continues at 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Shelby County Public Library with a program on the life of Adolph Rupp, as portrayed by Edward B. Smith in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance. This program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is requested by calling 502-633-3803, ext. 11, or sending an E-mail to email@example.com.
'Diviners' at SCCT
Shelby County Community Theatre presents The Diviners, written by Jim Leonard Jr. of Hanover College and directed by Iverson Warinner. The Diviners is an award-winning play that takes place during The Great Depression in rural Indiana.
Performances will be April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and April 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students, and go on sale April 5. For reservations, ca11 502-633-0242.
Story hour at library
A story hour for elementary-aged children (kindergarten through fifth grade) will be on the third Thursday of each month at the Shelby County Public Library, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. There will be stories, crafts and a snack each time. For more information, call Sarahbeth at 633-3803.
For more listings of arts and entertainment events, visit www.SentinelNews.com/calendar.