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Library group marks ten years

November 06, 2005

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a series of activities the week of Nov. 14.

The library's youngest users will receive a small gift when they visit the Children's Department anytime during the week.

Older children and their families are invited to attend a living history presentation and party at O'Hurley's General Store the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 16.

FOSL members and the public are invited to a wine and cheese reception and book-buying party at Four Seasons Bookstore from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Four Seasons will contribute $1 to FOSL for every book sold that evening.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, a living history presentation will feature award-winning storyteller Karen Vuranch. She will portray Mary Ingles, who was captured by Indians on the Virginia frontier in 1755 and made an 800-mile escape. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. be followed by tea and cake.

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Ingles' story was immortalized in a 1981 book, "Follow the River," by James Alexander Thom. This year, the West Virginia Library Commission has chosen this book for a "One Book, One West Virginia" reading project designed to provide a statewide shared reading experience. The Shepherds- town Library has stocked up extra copies of this book, and everyone is encouraged to read it.

For information, call 1-304-876-2783 or go to www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us.

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