Lilian Jackson Braun to be honored at Polk library June 20

Published 5:02 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Local author Lilian Jackson Braun, well known for her popular “Cat Who…” series, will be honored at the Polk County Public Library on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m.
A statue given to the library by Braun’s husband, Earl Bettinger, will be dedicated during the event. The statue, which was installed in late winter, was created by Mayo Mac Boggs.
Wanda May, former owner of the Book Shelf in Tryon and a friend of Braun’s, will speak during the dedication. The Red Hot Sugar Babes with Hank Bones of the Firecracker Jazz Band, along with Dean Trakas, will provide entertainment. Light refreshments will be offered by the Friends of the Library.
“Lilian Jackson Braun was a beloved member of our community. The Polk County Public Library is honored to be a part of a celebration of her work and her life,” said library director Cindy Nanney.
To read about other upcoming events or to see the library’s new book acquisitions, please visit newly redesigned PCPL website: or visit the facebook page at
– article submitted
by Cindy Nanney

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