Having written about Cinco de Mayo last year, your loyal blogger thought he might preface this post with some alternative May the fifth trivia. Originally, this paragraph was to be about the death of Galerius (May 5th, 311 AD), the Roman emperor who was a major architect of the Diocletianic Persecution. Then I realized the only interesting thing about Galerius was his death:as St. Luke said of Herod Agrippa, he was eaten by worms. Thanks to Google, I learned that "worms" probably indicates Fournier gangrene. And thanks to Google Image Search, I've learned exactly what Fournier gangrene is... and I shan't be able to eat for days. Not cool.
What is cool is the Lifelong Learning Series classes slated for this fall. Following on the tremendous success of the winter salon, Bret Lott will be back to guide a ten week course on fiction writing. Across the hall, the Shakespeare scholar, former department chair, and CofC legend Nan Morrison will be teaching a six-week course on the tragedies of Shakespeare. Also cool (for us) is how fast these classes are filling up: they don't start until September 7th, we've barely advertised them, and they're already three quarters full. If you want in on either of these great programs, contact the Library Society ASAP.
Also, next Thursday, May the 13th the CLS will host Jennie Stephens of the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation to discuss the Center's work in providing free legal, educational, and other services to people attempting to clear title to Heirs' Property. The free event runs from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Don't forget for more info on any CLS event (like "Dixie", Denim and Drinks; Circa 1748; and the whole bleeding Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival), check our website, give us a call at 723.9912, or send us an email. 'Cause missing our great events would be terrible... terrible like Fournier gangrene!