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Just a reminder ... of our ongoing project to SAVE OUR HISTORY
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Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL)

What's Happening?

 

2017 Fall Book Sale

Fall Book Drive flyer

 

 

Join us at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Creek for our annual Fall Book Sale. Friday, October 20th, is for members only (come and join if you wish). Then two more great opportunities on Saturday and Sunday.

While supplies last: a free FACL canvas book bag with orders of $25 or more.

View or download the PDF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FACL Brings California's Poet Laureate to Amador County

California's Poet Laureate visitDana Gioia, the California State Poet Laureate, is on a mission to visit all 58 California counties during his two-year term. Amador's turn was Thursday, June 15.

Gioia was appointed by the Governor in December 2015 for a two-year term as California's Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate serves as the state advocate for poetry and literature in libraries, classrooms, and boardrooms across California. Born in Hawthorne, California, Dana Gioia was the first person in his family to attend college. As National Endowment of the Arts chair (2003-2009) he launched several nationwide programs, including Poetry Out Loud, a national competition for high school students to learn poetry, perform it, and win prizes. He is also a prolific essayist, reviewer, critic, and translator.

SEE MORE ABOUT THIS .... in the Summer Newsletter which is available on the newsletter page.

 

 

A MILESTONE IS REACHED ON THE "SAVE OUR HISTORY" PROJECT

Phase One of the SAVE OUR HISTORY project is now complete. Beta testing has been going on since January and, on April 2nd, an introductory party was held at the Jackson Rancheria where the public was invited to learn about the project and how to access historical newspapers and search for topics of interest.

The archives are available free of charge to everyone. No library card is needed. Access is via the library home page (http://www.co.amador.ca.us/departments/library).

More details about the project and this milestone are on the SAVE OUR HISTORY page.

 

 

 

FACL tote bagFACL Has a Brand New Bag

 

You'll want to have at least one of these handy, sturdy bags to haul your contributions to the book drive or your new reading finds home from the next book sale. Pick yours up at the Jackson branch of the library or buy one at one of the book drives/sales. They're just $5 each, and your purchase helps FACL support the library.

 

 

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