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Noontime Notions EXTRA- Charlotte, The Slugger, and Me with Jack Claiborne

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Noontime Notions EXTRA on September 24 will feature Jack Claiborne presenting “Charlotte, The Slugger, and Me”.  The program will begin at noon in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library. Noontime Notions programs feature authors, performers, and presenters providing engaging notions for consideration, enjoyment, and discovery.   The program is made possible by the Friends of the Library and will last approximately one hour.

Jack Claiborne is a former columnist and  associate editor at the The Charlotte Observer and his brother Slug was a pioneer of fine dining in Charlotte. Jack will discuss growing up in Charlotte, NC and his family’s struggles after his father’s death during the Great Depression leaving his mother with six children ranging from 3 years to 18 years. After seeing and hearing President Roosevelt speak in Charlotte the family happened on a house in town for rent and moved to the city.  His memoir “Charlotte, The Slugger, and Me” shows  how his family stuck together and worked together to eventually thrive.  Jack became a member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame and his brother Slug was a civic activist even presenting the successful idea for integrating Charlotte’s restaurants in the early 1960s. Jack will share his stories (some funny, some poignant) detailing how Charlotte grew and changed during the Great Depression, World War ll, the post war boom, the civil rights movement and beyond.  He will have copies of his book available for sale and signing.

Rogow Community Room, Transylvania County Library

212 South Gaston Street
Brevard, NC 28712 United States

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212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712