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Library book sale, conference slated

By Staff | May 7, 2010

Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will hold their annual spring book sale this coming weekend of May 7-9. Books for adults and children, both fiction and non-fiction, will be on sale at bargain prices. All proceeds will benefit Library programs.

The sale will be held at the War Memorial Building (Men’s Club), at the corner of German and King Streets in Shepherdstown. Sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9.

For those who want to get a jump on the regular sale hours, there will be a wine and cheese reception at the War Memorial Building from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7. Admission to the reception will be $10 per person. Those who attend may purchase books at that time.

No admission will be charged on Saturday or Sunday.

FOSL still welcomes book donations for the sale. Donors are asked to drop them off at the War Memorial Building on the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday before the sale (May 4-6). Anyone who needs books picked up may contact Fran Brolle at (304) 268-5767 or fbrolle@excite.com.

Encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Books, text books, computer manuals, and magazines will not be accepted.



The Shepherdstown Library is holding “Learning to Adapt,” a mini-conference to explore issues relating to “brownfield” reclamation and the possibility of using the former Shepherdstown Municipal Dump as the site for a new Library. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties that have not been redeveloped due to real or perceived environmental barriers. The mini-conference is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for June 5 in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium at Shepherd University.

Registration and refreshments will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The event will conclude at 2 p.m.

All attendees should pre-register at least 2 weeks in advance in order to indicate lunch choice. Pre-registration forms are available at the Shepherdstown Library. Maximum attendance is 100 people. The mini-conference, refreshments, and lunch will be free.

Speakers will be representatives of the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia University Landscape Architecture program. There will be ample opportunity for questions.

Hali Taylor, Director of the Shepherdstown Library, said that the Library and its Board are enthusiastic about the mini-conference, noting: “We want the community to be knowledgeable about the ‘Landfill to Library’ proposal and to be able to be part of the process. The site is well-suited to the project for a number of reasons, including its proximity to town and its potential for appropriate cleanup.”

Funding for the mini-conference comes from the FOCUS (Foundation for Overcoming Challenges and Utilizing Strengths) West Virginia Brownfields Program of the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers. The Shepherdstown proposal was one of only eleven selected.

For more information on the mini-conference, contact the Shepherdstown Library at (304) 876-2783.