The Friends of Hanley Library will present its annual “Seasonal Readings” at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23 on WESB.
The program will be part of the radio station’s weekly Community Spotlight aired on 1490 AM and 107.5 FM.
This year, Dr. Don Ulin, associate professor of English, will read a short story published by Margaret Atwood in the New Yorker in 1990 called “Hack Wednesday.” Atwood is a Canadian novelist, poet and essayist most famous for her novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” published in 1985.
Ulin’s second choice for the program is a piece by R. Eric Thomas called “Ornament,” which is about his love for one particularly unattractive ornament.
The “Seasonal Readings” program began when Dr. Robert C. Laing, professor emeritus of English at Pitt-Bradford, read selections from “A Christmas Carol.”
Laing was a board member of the Friends of Hanley Library, which has sponsored the event ever since Laing founded it. Since 2001, Dr. Don Ulin has coordinated this popular program.
The Friends of Hanley Library was founded in 1990 to strengthen relations between the community and Pitt-Bradford's Hanley Library. The Friends also acquaint area residents with what the library has to offer by sponsoring cultural and educational programs, usually related to books and their authors.