SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on the 22nd and 23rd, and reopen on Saturday the 24th.
The FOSL Book Group will meet in the Library to discuss the novel Serena by Ron Rash at 4 p.m. on November 30. It's an unforgettable story of greed, corruption, and revenge.
The Library Board is seeking suggestions about future uses to be made of our present building at German and King Streets. If you are interested in this Market House Re-Use Committee or in the Safe Access Committee (which will study safety along Route 480 at Lowe Drive, which may become the entrance driveway to the new library) please call the Library at (304) 876-2783.
Learn 60 languages for free if you have a Shepherdstown Library card and an email address! Just click on the "Pronunciator" link on our homepage at www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us/. Free downloads of over 1500 Audiobooks and over 1100 eBooks are also available for library patrons from the adjacent link, "AudioBook & eBook downloads," on our homepage.
Does your cat or dog need to be spayed or neutered? Reduced rates available through non-profit Spay Today! NEW vets! MANY vets participating in a WIDE area!! For more info and a list of vet clinics: www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.
Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 304-876-6244.
Come to the Clarion Fitness Center in Shepherdstown for SALGA YO, a new class with Jeanne Fisher which incorporates the gentle stretching of yoga before and after 30 minutes of Salsa and other Latin-based dance cardio will be held at the Clarion Fitness Center on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Call for more information at 304-870-7011.
An integral part of Christmas in Shepherdstown is the annual Chili and Cornbread event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown. It will be served upstairs of the War Memorial Building (Men's Club) on from 5 - 8 p.m.. There will be dozen or more varieties of homemade chili. Adults - $6; Children 6-12 - $4; under 6 - free. Baked goods, a raffle and Shepherdstown ornaments will also be available. All funds raised are returned to support the children and youth of the community and the world.
Jefferson County Researcher and Historian Donald E. Watts will discuss his latest book, Fourth Census of the United States of America, 1820: Occupations and Manufactures in Jefferson County, Virginia, at the Charles Town Library, in the Perry Room, from 7-8:30 p.m. His book should prove to be a valuable resource for both historians and genealogists providing significant insight into the commercial life of Jefferson County in the second decade of the 19th century. The resource also provides excerpts on the social and economic conditions of the significant towns of Jefferson County compiled from two early sources: the 1810 Topographical Description of the Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, & Jefferson by Charles Varle and the 1835 Gazetteer of Virginia and the District of Columbia by Joseph Martin.The book will be available for purchase after the talk. The author will donate $5 to the Jefferson County Museum for each book sold.
Contra Dance: Jack Mitchell calls lively squares and contras to Gypsy Meltdown with Kathy Frey Kerr on fiddle, Colleen Reed on flute, and Keith Gillis on guitar at the War Memorial Building. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $10 adults, $7 SMD members, $4 dancers under 12 years old. For information contact Becky at 876-2169 or see the web page at www.smad.us. Annual Holiday Potluck starts at 6 p.m.; bring a favorite dish to share.
The Eastern Panhandle Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group of the Brain Injury Alliance of West Virginia is holding a fundraiser at the Charles Town Applebees. The restaurant will donate 15% of guest checks that evening to help us continue the work of supporting individuals in our community and their families who are dealing with traumatic brain injury. A flyer announcing the event must be submitted to gain the donation. Contact members of the organization to secure a copy.
Shepherdstown's War Memorial Building will host a special fund-raising event sponsored by the Shepherdstown Public Library and the Jefferson County Development Authority from 6 to 8 p.m. Entitled "The One You Feed," the free, open-to-the-public gathering expects to bring in a wide selection of organizations and individuals to hear about a newly published book of the same title as the event. It is a special kind of book, designed to be used by schools, organizations, families and almost any collection of people working together. Its expressed purpose is to help groups, large or small, to come together around universal values and to share their differences in a structured way that replaces conflict and opposition with increased understanding.
Dec. 8 & 9
The Shepherdstown School of Dance announces their 6th annual Nutcracker Performance at the Frank Arts Center at Shepherd University. Curtains will rise at 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, and 2 p. m. on Dec. 9. The performance coincides with Christmas in Shepherdstown festivities.
Holiday Concert with Trio Gallilei at 4 p.m. Rekindling a passion for Early music, this trio melds the elegance of chamber music with the excitement of traditional music. With founding members of the five piece national touring ensemble Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba, and harpist Sue Richards joined by 1997 Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel on violin; this holiday concert is sure to please all of your family members and be a highlight of this year's celebration. The concert will be held in the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for SMaD members and $8 for children and students, for more info call 304) 263-2531, email Joanie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the web page at smad.us.