Events in October for the LeClaire Community Library


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Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 1:17 pm
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Press release submitted by President, Friends of the LeClaire Community Library

Public is invited to Friends of the LeClaire Community Library Events

The Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will have its Semi-Annual Book Sale Friday, October 12th from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 13th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. with a $1 "Grab Bag" beginning at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. We will offer hardcover and paperback books, music CDs and books on CD, DVDs, video games, and jigsaw puzzles. If you would like to donate materials to our on-going book sale, please see our Donation Policy on our website www.leclairelibrary.org.

On Monday, October 22nd from 6:00-7:00 P.M., the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will host a free program featuring Blues Guitarist & Historian Scott Ainslie, a master of traditional blues guitar styles, drawing on the styles of Blues legends Robert Johnson & Muddy Walters. Scott is a noted performer and scholar with more than a decade of experience teaching elements of African and African-American music to students of all ages, both in the classroom and from the stage. Presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. Refreshments will be served and the Friends of the Library will be holding a membership drive. For more information visit www.leclairelibrary.org




















 



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