With the news of Aretha Franklin's passing still fresh on many people's minds, the Greensboro Public Library is putting together a program in her honor. 

This won't be the first time that the library paid tribute to a music legend. They held similar events for Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince.

Ronald Headen organizes the programs. He's a lifelong record collector and proud owner of every album Aretha Franklin ever made. He says the event will be a good way for people to talk about how the icon's passing makes them feel.

“It's a combination of putting together some film footage, playing some of the recordings, and then having a conversation with the audience about what this artist meant to them," says Headen. "Because a lot of us, especially those of us who love music, sometimes a lot of our memories are tied to certain songs that we may have heard during a certain period in our life.”

The celebration of the life of “The Queen of Soul” takes place on Saturday, August 25 at the Hemphill Branch Library in Greensboro from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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