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BOOKBYTES

VOLUME III, ISSUE 2

From the Friends
The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Sunday, April 28, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. at the library.  There will be a short business session to elect officers.  The program, "History from Life Experience," will be presented by Margaret Bigger, editor of The Great Depression-How We Coped, Worked and Played.

This oral history anthology contains stories by 65 authors from the Piedmont area of North and South Carolina.  One of the authors, Jerri Gibson McCloud, will accompany Ms. Bigger on April 28th.  Ms. McCloud grew up in Winnsboro and her story of the Depression Era is set here.

Cover of The Great Depression.Ms. Bigger, who lives in Charlotte, NC,  is currently working on an anthology of World War II stories written by people from the Carolinas Piedmont.

Refreshments and a book signing by the author will follow the program.

Friends Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 28th ~ 4:00 p.m.

By the Numbers
Twenty-five years.

A quarter of a century.

A silver anniversary.

May, 1977, was a watershed in the history of the Fairfield County Library. 

Twenty five years! Two important events date from that month:
  • The Friends of the Fairfield County Library organized, and
  • The library moved into its new building on the corner of Garden and Washington Streets.

Time flies, doesn't it?!

Reception Honors Shirley Hildebran
Shirley Hildebran. Shirley Hildebran.

Friends, family, and Library Commission and staff members gathered on March 18th at the library to celebrate Shirley Hildebran's retirement.

Shirley, Library Commission Chairman Dr. Clyde McCants and Library Director Sarah McMaster share a laugh over pictures of Shirley's various Halloween costumes over the years.

Fairfield School District media specialists Harriett Pauling and Frances O'Neal present Shirley with a gift.

Delicious refreshments were provided by the Friends of the Library.

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