Friends of the Library

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations” – Henry David Thoreau

“A library building is brick, mortar, and wood but its real life is found in the dedicated employees” so said Friends of the Library president Larry Rubendahl on June 18 as the Friends began their annual brunch to honor the dedicated staff of the Fluvanna library. Add a comment

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“I cannot live without books” –Thomas Jefferson

The Friends of the Library met Jan. 4 to select officers for 2012 and to make plans for the coming year. Cyndi Hoffman, the library director, announced that the free movie program is doing well and at a recent showing of “The Help” 72 people attended. She also announced that e-books are coming, hopefully, by the end of January. If anyone would like to give donations to help expand the collection please contact Cyndi at the library. Add a comment

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“I cannot live without books” – Thomas Jefferson

Two very book friendly people came to tell us about their favorite books on Oct. 5. They were Lindsay Ideson and Krista Farrell. Lindsay has worked for the Jefferson-Madison library for 30 years. She has a degree in history from Duke and a master’s in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill. Krista has worked at the Jefferson-Madison library for 16 years and has a degree in library science from the University of Maryland.
They are both lifelong avid readers.

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“Not what we give but what we share
For the gift without the giver is bare”
– James Russell Lowell


Drs. Douglas and Victoria Weiss, local optometrists, who do volunteer work in remote areas such as the Appalachian mountains came on Nov. 9 to talk to the Friends of the Library about their work in the disadvantaged areas of Virginia They are part of the organization, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, (VOSH) who serve people with limited access to eye care. Add a comment

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“A people without history is like the wind on the buffalo grass” – Sioux saying

Jean Cooper came to the Friends of the Library to discuss her new book A Guide to Historical Charlottesville and Albemarle County on Sept. 7.

She was inspired to write it when her mother came to visit and she realized that there was little available in the form of guides to the area.

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