"Friends of Linebaugh" Luncheon At Woman's Club On Saturday

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Phyllis Gobbell plays the piano
Author Phyllis Gobbell autograps her books for patrons.
Sandra Pineault
FOL President Linda Vile
Woman's Club President Jane Blakey

(MURFREESBORO) The Friends of Linebaugh Library group enjoyed ther annual membership luncheon on Saturday (1/26/2019) at the Murfreesboro Woman's Club. Author Phyllis Gobbell was the guest speaker.

When asked about the purpose of the luncheon, Friends Presidnt Linda Vile told NewsRadio WGNS . . .


Phyllis Gobell talked about the importance of libraries, writing as well as her love for music. She is an associate professor of English at Nashville State Community College. In addition, she has published books, short stories, creative nonfiction. Gobbell has received awards in both fiction and nonfiction, including Tennessee's Individual Artist Literary Award.

After her talk, Phyllis shared her love for music by playing the piano for those at the luncheon.


Gobbell is co-author of two true-crime books based on high-profile Nashville murders: A Season of Darkness, with Doug Jones, and An Unfinished Canvas with Mike Glasgow. In addition, she has a mystery series with a character named Jordan Mayfair. The first in the series was Pursuit in Provence, Secrets and Shamrocks and Treachery in Tuscany.

She grew-up in Waynesboro and discovered adventures in the library during the sixth grade. Her love for books has grown from that point.

To learn more about FRIENDS OF LINEBAUGH, visit their website CLICK HERE or phone 615-893-4131. The Linebaugh Library is the downtown branch of the Rutherford County Library System. It is located at 105 West Vine Street. The other four Rutherford County branches include:

  • TEC (Technology Engagement Senter: 306 Minerva Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130
  • MGL (Myrtle Glanton Lord) Public Library: 521 Mercury Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN, US, 37130
  • Smyrna Public Library: 400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN, US, 37167
  • Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library: 317 Old Hwy 99, Eagleville, TN, US, 37060
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