'Which is Which' kicks off Table Talk series

February 9, 2014 12:33:12 AM



The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library launches its annual Table Talk series on Wednesday, Feb. 12 with a visit by the King twins -- Katherine and Margaret. The sisters entertained audiences last year when they introduced their memoirs, "Y'all Twins?" Back by popular demand, they return to introduce "Which Is Which?" -- their second book of tales about growing up in Oxford. 


The further adventures take them through their pre-teen years where they continue to test boundaries and get away with things that non-twins only dream of doing. Writer William Faulkner reappears in the memoir, and Katherine bets her cat-eye marble shooter that he can't figure out "which is which." He takes up Katherine's challenge; join the Friends to find out the rest of the story. 


"We are passionate about laughter," the twins write in their blog. "Laughing lengthens life and we're all for that. ... We banter back and forth and feed off of each other's antics; each of us wants to get in the last dig and hopefully get the last laugh. We are competitive that way." 


"We're delighted to have the King sisters back in Columbus," said Friends member Jo Shumake. "They will not only tell great stories as before, but they have added -- of all things rapping to their repertoire. This is hard to wrap your head around, but as with all they do, this should be a real treat." 


Table Talks will be presented on Wednesdays in February at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for those wishing to bring their lunch and socialize before the program begins at noon. The Friends will serve iced tea. 


Join the Friends for these other events during February: 


  • Feb. 13: Book sale at the library from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 


  • Feb. 15: Book sale at the library from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


  • Feb. 19: Dispatch columnist Adele Elliot discusses and reads from her first novel, "Friendship Cemetery." Southern gothic and the paranormal join hands to walk through the "quirky city of Columbus." 


  • Feb. 26: Friends of the Library board member Deborah Johnson takes us to Revere, Miss., in her second novel "The Secret of Magic." Set just after World War II, the novel weaves the enthralling story of the complex relationship between a young African-American Northerner and a middle-aged white Southerner.