By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Friends of the Trussville Library spring book sale is this weekend at the John C. Yarbrough Community Center beside the Trussville Public Library.
Friends will be selling all books — hardback, paperback, fiction and nonfiction — for 25 cents each, or five for $1. The sale is open during the same hours as the library: Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Clear out your car trunks or truck beds and be ready to load up on bargains,” said Mary Sue Landman, Friends vice president and sale chairman. “We’re clearing out all our old books to make room for an entirely fresh group of donations that we’ll be selling this fall.”
Another Friends event, this one for writers, will take place Sunday, April 13, in the library meeting room at 2 p.m. It’s a third installment of “In Our Own Words,” readings by local poets, essayists and fiction writers from their own works.
“We introduced ‘In Our Own Words’ last fall, and we have been pleased at the diversity and quality of the writing,” said Mary Lynne Robbins, Friends president.
Writers who wish to participate should call 205-655-7694.
At this time, participation in “In Our Own Words” is limited to writers who are high school students or older. Other guidelines established for participants include:
- Readers must pre-register for the program.
- In most cases, writers must read their own works, although surrogates may be used if approved.
- At least six writers must register in order for the program to be held.
- Estimated reading time, including introductions, should be less than eight minutes per participant.
- Material read should be in good taste.
- Long works, such as novels or biographies, must be excerpted to meet time limits.
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