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The Avon and Vail public libraries will celebrate the golden anniversary of the publication of "To Kill a Mockingbird" with special events throughout September.
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“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee

It has been 50 years since Lee wrote these enduring words in one of America’s best-loved novels. Since 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has been translated into more than 40 languages, continues to sell more than 750,000 copies each year and was named the “Best Novel of the 20th Century” by American librarians in Library Journal.



The Avon and Vail public libraries will celebrate the golden anniversary of this literary gem with special events throughout September.

“Year after year, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ continues to be a wonderful and popular story,” said Michelle Marx, adult services librarian at the Avon Public Library. “Harper Lee created unforgettable characters in Scout, Atticus and Boo.”



There will be a book discussion at the Vail Public Library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and another at the Avon library on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Mountain College professor Jennifer Wing will present a book analysis and lecture at the Vail library on Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

A screening of the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck will be at the Avon library Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.



All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Avon Public Library at 970-949-6797 or the Vail Public Library at 970-479-2185.


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