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Friends of Joyner Library

The Friends of Joyner Library was established to foster the role of Joyner Library as a university and global resource. The Friends sponsor programs focused on raising awareness of the library's resources and support fundraising activities to develop and preserve collection development and facility upgrades.

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Annual Spring Banquet

The Friends of Joyner Library Annual Spring Banquet will be held April 21, 2016 at the Greenville Hilton and feature Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar.

Natalie Baszile

We will also be honoring Elizabeth (Liz) Sparrow with the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.

Event Date and Time

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm
Event starts at 6pm

Event Location

Location: Hilton
2017 Greenville Blvd SW
Greenville, NC 27834

$40 members, $50 non-members
(prices includes sales tax)

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Please RSVP by April 14, 2016

About the Author

Natalie Baszile is the author of the novel, Queen Sugar, which is being adapted for TV by writer/director, Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Winfrey’s cable network. Queen Sugar was named one of the San Francisco Chronicles’ Best Books of 2014, was long-listed for the Crooks Corner Southern Book Prize, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award.  Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. Her non-fiction work has appeared in The Rumpus.net, Mission at Tenth, The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in San Francisco.


Membership Benefits

  • Borrowing privileges to Joyner Library's circulation collections.
  • Interlibrary loan privileges
  • Invitations to special events sponsored by the library such as the Annual Spring Banquet, W. Keats Sparrow Awards for student writing achievement, special speaking engagements, art shows with interpretative lectures by guest artists, and more.
  • Recognition of member generosity in library publications
  • Through a new reciprocal agreement with the Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library, you will receive an invitation to the Friend’s annual book sale preview night.

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To become a member, just print out our enrollment form and mail your payment to us. You can also choose to have your payment automatically deducted from your paycheck using the ECU Employee Payroll Deduction form.

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Friends of Joyner Library Maps and Prints

You can help support the Friends of Joyner Library program by purchasing one of these historic maps of North Carolina.

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