Alpena County Library presents Lynn Novick

Alpena County Library presents Lynn Novick, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker as part of its Alpena Reads 2018 initiative. She is scheduled to speak Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium.

Novick is the co-director and producer of the PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War.”

In 1994, she produced Burns’ nine-part series, “Baseball,” for which she received an Emmy Award. In 1998, she was director and producer with Burns of a two-part biographical documentary, “Frank Lloyd Wright,” for which she received a Peabody Award.

In 2001, Novick produced Burns10-part series, “Jazz.” Among her most recent collaborations with Burns are “The War” (2007), “Baseball: The Tenth Inning” (2010) and “Prohibition” (2011). Her latest collaboration was the 18-hour documentary film series, “The Vietnam War.”

The next collaborative project between Novick and Burns to be aired is focused on the U.S. prison system.

Tickets to Thursday’s program are $10 and can be purchased at the library or at the door.

The library also will host renowned author Mitch Albom in a program set for Nov. 3 at noon at the Fletcher Street Depot.