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By Margaret Steinfurth

Libraries to Celebrate National Library Lover's Month in Feb.


January 21, 2021

The Martinsburg Community Library, along with libraries in the nation, will celebrate National Library Lover’s Month in February.

This month is dedicated to people who love everything about libraries including the housing. Libraries are so much more than just a place to find books. They are places for students to do research, provide quiet places to study, borrow CDs, use computers and research local history and family genealogy. Larger libraries create a place to preserve documents, periodicals and books.

Martinsburg is celebrating the month by creating a tree of hearts. Contribute any amount to the library during February and your name can be inscribed on a heart which will be placed on the tree.

In addition to having books and CDs available to check out, the library has books and CDs for sale.

The book club will not meet in February but will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, to discuss “The Persian Pickle Club” by Sandra Dallas. The book is available for checkout at the library.

The setting for the story of “The Persian Pickle Club” is during the depression and dust bowl era of the 1930s. In a small farming community in Kansas a group of women meet once a week to quilt. They also enjoy gossiping, having some refreshments and listening to a member reading to them while quilting. Their friendship also includes keeping a big secret which is revealed when a new member joins the group. Even if you do not read the book you can join the group for the discussion. We observe the COVID-19 suggestions for group meetings.


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