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From the Friends
The Friends of the Library will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at 4:00 p.m. at the library.

A brief business meeting will include election of officers and will be followed by refreshments.

Mark Twain (aka George Frein from Greenville, South Carolina) will be on hand to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  The program title is Mark Twain: A Literary Autobiography.

After his talk Mr. Twain has agreed to answer questions and visit with those attending.

George Frein, Ph.D as Mark Twain.George Frein, Ph.D is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Dakota where he taught for 29 years.  He is presently Adjunct Professor of Religion at Furman University in Greenville.


Don't forget that May is the month to renew your membership in the Friends of the Library.  Membership forms are available at the library. 

By the Numbers

Statistics from the library's last fiscal year, July, 2000 through June, 2001:

  • Items circulated:  87,157
  • Registered users:  12,523
  • Volumes added:  3,644
By the Numbers.
  • Total volumes owned:  74,470
  • Total operating income:  $364,419
  • Percent income from local taxes: 83.16%
  • Program attendance:  3,657

Don't miss the South Carolina Book Festival and Antiquarian Book Fair which will be held April 21st and 22nd at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.

This annual event is sponsored by the South Carolina Humanities Council.  A complete

schedule of events and information about authors and book vendors can be found at:

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