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VOL. 121 | NO. 188 | Monday, September 25, 2006

Banned Books Take Center Stage at U of M

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In observance of the National Library Association's Banned Books Week, the University of Memphis' Ned R. McWherter Library hosts readings through Sept. 29 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the library's rotunda. The readings will be from books that were considered controversial at some time in American history. Selections will include "The Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. A virtual panel discussion to introduce Banned Books Week will be held today from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the library. All related events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Tom Mendina at 678-4310.

The League of Women Voters of Memphis and Shelby County sponsors a debate for candidates in the race for the 9th Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives, at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Democratic candidate Steve Cohen, Republican candidate Mark White and Independent candidate Jake Ford are scheduled to appear at the forum. The candidates will address questions from the audience. For more information, call 327-6892.

Sept. 26

The Small Business Chamber presents "Speed Networking: Building Your Million Dollar Rolodex" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Drive, Ste. 122. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.

M&F Bank sponsors "Managing and Financing Independent Businesses" Sept. 26 and 27 at the Memphis Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The seminar is intended to help independent and small-business owners improve their financial management skills. Cost is $195. For more information, call 737-6049.

Sept. 27

The Memphis chapter of The Recording Academy presents "Own Your Art" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Media Co-op at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. The workshop is the second of three offered as part of Indie Impact, a GRAMMY professional development event for music industry entrepreneurs. Cost is free for Recording Academy members and $5.99 for the general public. For information, call the Memphis chapter at 525-1340 or e-mail memphis@grammy.com.

The Center City Commission presents Devon Allman's HoneyTribe as part of the second annual Court Square Concert Series from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Court Square in Downtown Memphis. The concert series will feature local bands every Wednesday through Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other featured performers this year include the The Billy Gibson Band and The Memphis Allstars. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call CCC special events manager Stephanie Ziemba at 575-0546.

Sept. 30

The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. offers a seminar on the ABCs of starting and operating a child care business from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. Cost is $25. For more information, call 888-413-2232.

The Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Support Group meets at 1 p.m. at the Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road.  The support group provides information, education and a forum for discussion on the cause, treatment and research of pancreatic cancer and disease. For information, call Barbara Haluska at 347-8270.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents "Misbehavin' Nightly With Byron Stripling" at 8 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Trumpeter Byron Stripling's concert is part of the Bank of America Pops Series. For information and tickets, visit www.memphissymphony.org or call the symphony box office at 454-6774.

The Germantown Performing Arts Centre presents a performance by the IRIS Chamber Orchestra with violinists Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony at 8 p.m. at 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets cost $45. Call 751-7500 or visit www.gpacweb.com to purchase tickets.

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