Many of King's novels have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books, including "The Shawshank Redemption," The Green Mile" and "Stand By Me."
King, who divides his time between homes in
King, whose books have sold 350 million copies around the world, will be the featured speaker at
help finance technological upgrades of the library's online operating system.
King is expected to speak for an hour, respond to audience questions and sign copies of his new book, "Revival."
"You have to literally be living under a rock not to know who this person is. It's so exciting," said state Rep.
"He's enthusiastic about our library and what our goal is," said
Plitt said the foundation has already raised about half of its goal.
"We have pledged to the community that we will raise
To help raise more money for the library, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the foundation is sponsoring a mystery thriller writing contest, called PageTurner, to win a free ticket to see King on
Details about the contest and sponsorship participation for the King event are available at manateelibraryfoundation.org.
The libary's countywide, integrated operating system, responsible for cataloging, referencing and circulation, will become more interactive and user-friendly with the addition of new upgrades, according to Library Services Manager
"As our formats change, this allows us to change the way we provide services. This additional
General tickets will go on sale
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