York County Library to Host Spring Book Sale This Weekend

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The Yorktown Library (Courtesy Kevin Smith)
The Yorktown Library (Courtesy Kevin Smith)

The Friends of the York County Public Library are hosting the annual spring book sale from today through Sunday at the Yorktown Library.

The sale will take place in the meeting room and feature books and multimedia.

Friday’s sale runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and is limited to members of the Friends of the York County Public Library. New members can join the friends at the door.

The sale opens to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Friends of the York County Public Library accepts new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio cassettes via donation at the circulation desk at the Yorktown and Tabb libraries. The books are sold year-round at both locations, with special sales in the spring and fall.

For more information, call the Yorktown Library at 890-3377 or visit the library’s website.


School Crossing to Host Virginia Living Museum Owl

An Eastern Screech Owl (Photo courtesy School Crossing)
An Eastern Screech Owl (Photo courtesy School Crossing)

The Virginia Living Museum will bring a live Eastern Screech Owl and several hands-on specimens for customers to enjoy to School Crossing on Saturday.

School Crossing, located in the Monticello Marketplace, sells educational toys and teaching supplies. An educator from the museum will be on site to talk with customers.

The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the store, located at 4640-11C Monticello Ave.


History Professor to Lecture on Women’s Role in World War I

A University of Mississippi history professor will deliver “Home and Front: Women and the First World War” today at the College of William & Mary’s Swem Library.

Susan Grayzel has authored several books detailing how the war affected women. She is currently researching how European governments tried to protect civilians from bombardment with chemical and other weapons from 1899 through World War II.

“I’m honored to be coming to William & Mary to talk about women and the First World War,” Grayzel said in a news release announcing her talk. “One hundred years after the start of this conflict, we are still learning just how pivotal this event was for shaping our world, and the complicated and varied experiences of women help shed further light on this.”

The event runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Swem Library’s Ford Classroom, located on the first floor. A reception and book signing will follow Grayzel’s presentation.

The event is free, and the public may attend. Parking is available in the lots behind the library and in the parking garage on Ukrop Way, with evening parking passes available for $2.50 at the Parking Services Offices next to the garage.