Stephen King featured speaker at Library Foundation

The ever-popular Stephen King was announced as the speaker for the Manatee Library Foundation’s most ambitious fundraiser ever.

Manatee Library Foundation will host “An Evening with Stephen King” in January to benefit Manatee County Public Library System. Community leaders joined the library groups to announce the internationally acclaimed author during a press conference at Central Library this week.

“An Evening with Stephen King” will be held at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Ave. W., Bradenton, on Jan. 29.  As part of the fundraiser, the Foundation hopes to raise $100,000 to help overhaul the Library System’s online operating system. Northern Trust bank was also announced as the event’s presenting sponsor.

The Foundation will also give away a ticket to the King event to the winner of a Page Turner contest. The contest challenges amateur writers to submit the first paragraph – no more than 250 words – of an unpublished mystery. One winner will be announced in January. (If a minor wins the contest, he or she will be awarded two tickets for guardian accompaniment.)

For more information on the event, to learn about sponsorships visit www.manateelibraryfoundation.org.  Later this year, the public will also be able to purchase tickets on that site.

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