National Library Week activities end

Monday kicked off the week with a pictorial display of current library faculty and staff. This was one of many scheduled events slated to take place at A.C. Lewis Memorial Library, during the week of April 11-15, designated as National Library Week. Tuesday library employees were treated to a lunch that was catered by Subway of Grambling.

The A.C. Lewis Memorial Library hosted its annual book review/signing by local authors and alumni of the University Wednesday in its library lobby.

Korey Deon Davis, alumnus of Grambling State, and faculty members Dr. William Horton, and Dr. Avaine Strong gave a brief synopsis of their published works, as well as a background of their professional careers.

Davis’s book I Ain’t Gonna Gossip in Church No More has sold over 3,000 books and his second release, It Ain’t my Business, is slated to be released in June. Davis is the owner and CEO of Black Top Publishing in Dallas.

Dr. Horton, an associate professor of philosophy and a third-year seminary student, discussed the publication of his dissertation, essays and future writings.

Associate professor and head of the Department of Physics, Dr. Avaine Strong introduced his publication titled Get Strong, a true account of his experience with this country’s justice system.

Wednesday’s events concluded with the opportunity for guests to purchase books, as well as have them autographed by the authors.

Library Week activities resumed at 10 a.m. Thursday with poetry readings performed in the library lobby.

Library activities will conclude with Free Fine Friday, at which time students will be allowed to turn in overdue material with out penalty.

Editor’s note: The story titled “A closer look at the Afro-American center” in last week’s Gramblinite was written by Maraine Hall instead of Shannon Davis. We regret the error.