Friends of the Library

Page Gifford presents a check to Linda Waller“I cannot live without books” – Thomas Jefferson

“The play’s the thing” – Shakespeare

On 1 June the Fluvanna Friends of the Library held their annual staff appreciation brunch. There was a large turnout and an unexpected pleasant surprise. Add a comment

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“But though an old man, I am but an aging gardener” – Thomas Jefferson

Irene Burke visited the Friends of the Library on May 4 to talk about the Master Gardeners. In way of background she told us that in 1862 there was an act that created Land Grant colleges. One example of this is Virginia Tech. In 1914 the cooperative extensions were created and this also created the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Finally in 1972 the Master Gardener program was created and the first one was in Washington State. In 1974 one was created in Arlington,  Virginia and in 1998 there was one created in Fluvanna.

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“Who wants to understand the poem
Must go to the land of poetry:
Who wants to understand the poet
Must go to the poet’s land.”
– West-Ostlicher Diwan


The poets brought their land to the Friends of the Library meeting on April 6  to read us some of their poems and tell us something about themselves. The three poets were Linda Levokove, Elizabeth Solomon and Lynn Young. They are all award winning published poets with impressive resumes.

 

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“The Virginia countryside with its spectacular mountains, gently Rolling hills, splendid foliage and open meadows is the Eden of the United States”- Thomas Jefferson

Have you ever dined at Keswick Hall? Have you enjoyed the ambiance and feeling of luxury there? Have you felt you tasted a bit of Eden? Do you know when it was built and by whom? Do you know that two movies were filmed there? Do you know a mystery once occurred there?

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“Though I speak with the tongue of men and of angels
And have not charity I am become as sounding brass
Or a tinkling cymbal”
– 1 Corinthians 13:1

When the Friends of the Library met on Feb. 2  the theme of the meeting was charity. Among our speakers were representatives from Meals on Wheels and the Christian Outreach.

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