The Friends of Joyner Library welcome BBQ master and author Sam Jones for "Books, BBQ & Brews." Sam Jones is the third generation of an eastern North Carolina barbecue legacy and has cooked whole hog barbecue at Skylight Inn and Sam Jones BBQ. Since 1947, the Jones family has been a standard-bearer for wood-cooked eastern NC style barbecue. In 2019, Jones published his first book, “Whole Hog BBQ: The Gospel of Carolina Barbecue,” which features recipes from Skylight Inn and his eponymous restaurant. “Books, BBQ & Brews” will feature dinner catered by Sam Jones BBQ, brews from local breweries, music by the Nu Clear Twins, a silent auction and, of course, Sam Jones himself, sharing stories. Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased online or in person at ECU’s Central Ticket Office in the Main Campus Student Center. For more information or to purchase tickets online: go.ecu.edu/SamJones. “Books, BBQ & Brews” is presented by the Friends of Joyner Library; the Friends’ mission is to support Joyner Library as a university and community resource. In conjunction with the event, Joyner Library’s Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery is hosting an exhibit featuring images related to the region’s barbecue culture from February 17 through May 15, 2020.