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By Katie Huneycutt | Robeson County Public Library



Katie Huneycutt
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The community is invited to a book signing featuring Roosevelt McPherson on Saturday. The signing will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the McLean Room at the Lumberton Library. McPherson will discuss his new book, titled “Sunni Triangle,” detailing his day-to-day experiences in Iraq during a 10-month tour of duty in 2004 with the North Carolina Army National Guard and the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, the infamous Big Red One.


In “Sunni Triangle,” the author describes disturbing attacks experienced by his unit and surviving in the desert.


“It is a record of fear, faith, hate, love and history in a valley of death that reportedly was once the cradle of human life, the Garden of Eden,” McPherson said.


McPherson served in the Army during Vietnam. In 2004, following his tour of duty in Iraq, he retired from the National Guard. Earlier career accomplishments include working as a journalist for several newspapers, including the Stars and Strips European Edition.


McPherson, who is a father and grandfather, resides with his wife, Carrie, in Raeford. Please join us at this free event to hear the stories of a man who served more than 20 years in our military.


On Monday, despite dreary weather, a vast crowd of community members gathered in the library to welcome me as the new director. The Friends of the Robeson County Public Library hosted the reception. Thank you to each person who had a hand in putting on such a lovely reception. It was truly encouraging to be surrounded by so many great people who were there to support not only me, but also their library system. I look forward to seeing you all in the library again soon.


This is the final week of summer reading programs. Children and families have enjoyed exploding sodas, funny movies, creating terrariums, a sing-a-long, and let us not forget the hissing cockroaches from Madagascar. Please remember to turn in your completed reading logs by Friday to collect your prize bag. Thank you to all of the parents and caregivers who have brought their children to the library and encouraged reading at home.


The fall story time schedule will be announced by mid-August. Lillian Bloomley, our new youth services librarian, is already hard at work planning literary adventures for youths of all ages. Please take a moment to visit our children’s library and welcome Lillian to our community.

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