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JULY 3, 2008
Find out what's involved in making an audio book
Have you ever wondered how an audio book gets made? Now’s your chance! Find out how long it takes, what happens if the reader has to pronounce words from another language…or even another planet!

Mark Haley, national account manager for Recorded Books, and Johnny Heller, a professional narrator, actor, comic and writer, will explain the process for making a recorded book. Not only that, Heller also will narrate live for the audience!

1 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Wednesday, July 9 at the Lakewood Library

Mr. Heller is the 2005 recipient of the Audie award and has narrated the titles Marley and Me and Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak through Philosophy and Jokes.

Free tickets are required and are available at the Lakewood Library prior to the program.

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JULY 1, 2008
Library Board of Trustees names new executive director
Today, Marcellus Turner takes over as executive director of Jefferson County Public Library. Turner fills a vacancy created by the planned retirement of Bill Knott after 37 years at the Library’s helm.

Turner has been a part of senior management since joining Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) in 2002. For the last three years, he has fulfilled dual roles as deputy county librarian and director of public services. In these roles, Turner was responsible for the day-to-day operations of JCPL’s 10 locations, its Bookmobile and the cataloging, acquisitions and collection development departments.

According to Library Board Chair Keith Grebe, the Trustees believe that Turner is the right person to carry out a shared vision that will guide the Library’s future, ensuring that it remains a vital resource to the community. Turner brings a wealth of knowledge about JCPL and significant experience in library operations to the position.

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