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Vail Library celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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It has been 50 years since Harper Lee wrote that its a sin to kill a mockingbird in one of America’s best loved novels, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Since 1960, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel has been translated into more than 40 languages, continues to sell over 750,000 copies each year, and was named the “Best Novel of the 20th Century” by the Library Journal. Join the town of Vail Public Library in celebrating the golden anniversary of this literary gem, with special events throughout the month of September.

“Year after year, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ continues to be a wonderful and popular story,” says Lori A. Barnes, town librarian. “Harper Lee created unforgettable characters in Scout, Atticus and Boo.”

An analysis of the book and lecture with Colorado Mountain College Professor Jennifer Wing will be hosted by the Town of Vail Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room. The program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 970-479-2187 for more information.


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