BOOKS & BREW: FRIENDS HOLD HAPPY HOUR DURING LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE
Norfolk, VA (September 30, 2005) - The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library will hold their 3rd annual Books and Brew Happy Hour at Kirn Memorial Library on Friday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. During Books & Brew, residents can browse for books at the Friends' Used Book Sale while enjoying live music, libations, and nibbles. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased from members of the Friends, at any Norfolk Public Library location.
"This year's event will be even bigger than last year's event," says Friends member Jody Benedict. The Henry Johnson Trio will supply the music. Patrons can purchase drinks and raffle chances. "I encourage everyone to stop by the library after work for music, a few cocktails, and a little shopping before your night out downtown. Have a good time while helping us create a city of readers," says Beth Williams, former president of the Friends.
For those who can't attend the happy hour, the Used Book Sale is still an option. Thousand of used books will be sold at bargain prices. The sale will hours are: 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28; 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29; 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30; 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31; and 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. A Preview Night for Friends members will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Join at the door and become a member of the Friends for as little as $15. Book selections at the Used Book Sale include popular fiction, nonfiction, how-to-books, reference, gardening, children's books and more. Hardcover books sell for $3.00 while paperbacks sell for $1.00 or $2.00. Stack up on children's hardcover books for $2.00.
Books at the sale come from many sources including donations and weeding of the Library's collection. This is a great opportunity for educators, parents, budget-minded readers, collectors, college students and anyone who loves reading to find great book bargains. Proceeds from these events benefit the Norfolk Public Library. Kirn Memorial Library is located at 301 E. City Hall Avenue in downtown Norfolk. Parking will be validated for the MacArthur Center South garage for three free hours. Bring your ticket to the library for validation. Call 664-READ for more information.