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PAGE A2 Wednesday March 21, 2018 NEWS SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S AI)VOCATE Event planned for new space at Shepherd's library SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A special event this weekend will provide a look at the wel- iiiiii:iii oll coming new space on the main floor of Shep- iiiii i r the herd University's Scarborough Library. ii In a space once occupied by copy machines, af will a new community reading room has been set up to create a gathering space both for those connected to the university and for members dRay of the Shepherdstown community, according ofthe to Rachel Hally, coordinator of collections at and Scarborough. Visitors to the community reading room will get to spend time enjoying magazines, Shepherd's president, and Ray Alvarez, the up-to-the-minute fiction and nonfiction ti- president of the Scarborough Society. Hope ties, and DVDs available through the school's Snyder, Shepherdstown poet laureate, also lease programs, HaUy said. "It will provide a will make a presentation. place to enjoy the collections and learn more Laura Renninger, interim library dean, says about what we have to offer at the library," " she's excited about the project, which came she said. thanks to funding from the Scarborough Soci- The room also will feature a rotating collec- ety and the Shepherd Success Fund. tion of books, including works written local "It gets more people into the library and authors and poets. "It shows that we have a creates more synergy with the community wealth of local talent and this highlights what at large and the university," Renninger said. they do and brings names and faces together," "Members of the community, who are eligible Hally said. to get a library card, know they have a home The Scarborough Society and the Scarbor- here and are welcome anytime." " ough Library are co-hosting the dedication Details about Sunday's dedication, which is ceremony, which will begin at 4 p.m. and free and open to anyone, may be obtained by will include remarks from MaryJ.C. Hendrix, contacting Meg Peterson, the Shepherd Uni- Shepherd University President Mary J.C. Hendrix and Ray Alvarez, the president of the Scarborough Society (right), will make remarks Sunday at a dedication ceremony for the new community reading room at Shepherd's Scarborough Library (above). The event begins at 4 p.m. and is free and open to anyone. versity Foundation director of donor relations, at mpeterso@ shepherd.edu or 304-876-5021. SHEPHERD UN WRSlrV .", ,$ i Shepherd officials say the Common Reading Program's goals are "to pro- WA~ ~ VO~ ~ : - vide a shared intellectual experience, ] ~more ~ot!t,~ ~ - ~ create a sense of community, encour- rd ~iver- Shepherd University campus, community members can east votes till March 31age reading, promote engagement of SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Want to --Survivors Club: The True Story of cape from North Korea--by Hyeonseo ideas, set academic expectations, pro- help decide on Shepherd University's a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz" Lee mote interaction between Shepherd 2018-2019 Common Reading book? by Michael Bornstein "Born a Crime: Stories from a and the community, and introduce stu- Community members and others in- "Becoming Nicole: The Trans- South African Childhood" by Trevor dents to community resources." volved with Shepherd can cast their formation of an American Family" by Noah and The program is made possible vote through month's end. Amy Ellis Nutt "Dreamland: The True Tale of through the support of the Shepherd The five semifinalists chosen for America's Opiate Epidemic" by Sam University Foundation. The winning consideration: "The ,Girl with Seven Names: Es- Quinones. book will be announced April 2. .'-~| King, 39, became a civil rights from police brutality. King's J'an 15 birthdate. "This Walk FROM PAGE A1 icon first with with the 1955 bus After his assassination, riots isn't going to be a march where boycott in Montgomery, Ala broke out in Baltimore and many we'll hold up signs," he said. support sanitation workers, who and then the nonviolent pro- other cities across the United "This is a completely silent, sol- were advocating for safer working tests in Birmingham, Ala inStates. emn walk." conditions and a livable wage. 1963, followed by the March on King's birthday has been a fed- In Shepherdstown, Shepherd The weekend after the MLK Washington that August. He was eral holiday since 1986, and the University will host its own event event, Rutherford is working with awarded the Nobel Peace PrizeMartin Luther King Jr. Memori- ' to mark 50 years since MLK's as- the West Virginia chapter of the in 1964. al was dedicated on the Nation- sassination. American Civil Liberties Union to The March on Washington did al Mall in Washington, D.C in Anyone is invited to watch the host a workshop for young people include some specific demands, 2011. documentary, "The Witness - that's tentatively titled, "Fighting including a $2 minimum wage for Rutherford said the April 4 From the Balcony of Room 306," Hate from the Start." all workers - equivalent to $16 to- walk will be different from the starting at 4:30 p.m. at Shepherd's The 90-minute program is set to day -and a law prohibiting racial NAACP's annual Freedom TrailRobert C. Byrd Center for Con- begin at 2 p.m. April 8 at Fisher- discrimination in employment,March, which is held every Jan- gressional History and Education. man's Hall in Charles Town. protection of civil rights workers uary, often the Sunday before A panel discussion will follow. An anti-racism workshop is planned for April 8 at Fisherman's Hall : Locally crafted potter folk aft, baskets, jewelry, books, T-slair s and much more! ALL SHOP PROFITS BENEFIT THE JEFFERSON COUNTY MUSEUM you family. ,I *J 0 *1 ;i !, 200 E. ashiIagton St. in Charles Town Open 11 a.m. to q p.m. Tuesday to Saturday of JEFFERSON "No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free, no one ever will." THOMAS JEFFERSON Serving our community since 1844 Published Wednesdays by The Jefferson Publishing Co. Inc a local, family-owned company l~qnner, West Virginia Press Association 2017 General Excellence (Third place) 304-725-2006 1 Fax 300-728-6856 spiritofjefferson.com DIDN'T GET YOUR PAPER? Call office manager Cara Young, 304-725-2006, ext. 221. SEE A MISTAKE? The Spirit of Jefferson wants to promptly and thoroughly correct all errors that appear in these pages or our website online. Bring such matters to the attention of Christine Snyder as quickly as possible. Visit us at 114 N. Charles St. in Charles Town or send mail to P.O. Box 966, Charles Town 25414 Managing editor CHRISTINE SNYDER editor@spiritofjefferson.com 304-725-2046, ext. 222 Publisher ROBERT SNYDER Ofl$ce manager CARA YOUNG sojofficemanager@gmail.com 304-725 -2006, ext. 221 Sports reporter ZACH CUMBERLAND sports@ spiritofjefferson.com 300-725-2046, ext. 229 Graphic designers SHARON SNYDER 304-725-2006, ext. 227 GREG STAUB 300-725-2006, ext. 226 Advertising MARY BURNS mary@ spiritofjefferson.com 304-725-2046, ext. 223 BRENDA WOODWARD GRISHAM brenda@ spiritofjefferson.com 304-725-2046, ext. 224 WHAT'S |NS|~E THIS WEER Obituaries A6 Advocate A8 Sports BI Classifieds : B3 Community Calendar B4 Legals . 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