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Featured though the month of July are photographs by Helen Aitken!


Helen Aitken Photography Featured at WCPL






“Coastal Inspirations,” a photographic exhibition of Helen Aitken will be displayed in the Western Carteret Library foyer, July and August. The black and white, and color photography is available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Library.
Helen Beacham Aitken wears many hats; she’s an award winning writer, freelance writer, humor book author, humorist, creative writing instructor, Ikebana instructor and photographer. It is her eclectic mix of interests, meeting interesting people and traveling, which influence her compositions.
Typically, Aitken’s photography accompanies her freelance work, however, “Coastal Inspirations” highlights other local areas and unique things.
Having studied photography in college, her camera has captured family events, exotic locations, and nature’s beauty. Aitken is inspired by coastal North Carolina, unusual people and things, and the humor in life.
Helen Aitken is a Jacksonville, N.C. native, residing in Peletier. She is a veteran science educator with a master’s degree in science education, and has an eye for seeing things differently, which is reflected in her writing and photography.
Helen Aitken is the author of It Only Happens To Me… Can You Dial 9-1-1? Her humor book and photography is available on her website,, or by email at
Western Carteret Library is located on Taylor Notion Road in Cape Carteret. For more information, call 252-393-6500.


Please join us and enjoy the view at the library.


As a public service to the citizens of Carteret County, the Western Carteret Public Library provides designated space for exhibits and/or displays of art works, crafts, special interest collections, etc. which reflect community interest and talent.  The Friends of the Western Carteret Library coordinate the monthly art exhibits for the Library.  For information regarding exhibits, please read the Policy for Exhibits and Displays at Western Carteret Public Library.  If you are interested in displaying your artwork, come by the Library to pick up an Exhibit Application.
































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