CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Used book sale Saturday
The Kanawha County Public Library will still hold its annual Used Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday even though the West Virginia Book Festival was canceled this year.
The sale in the North Hall at the Charleston Civic Center will include books, music, movies and more. The sale will close at 3 p.m. and then reopen from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for the bag/box sale, when items can be purchased for $2 per bag or $5 per box.
Nitro library closing
The Nitro Public Library will be closed Oct. 16 for staff training.
UC Halloween lunch
The authors of "Shadows and Mountains: Tales from the Dark Heart of Appalachia" will speak at the University of Charleston Builders book and author luncheon at noon Oct. 30 in the Erma Byrd Art Gallery on the UC campus.
Authors Jessie Grayson of Harts Creek and Ellen McCloud of Verdunville will share stories from their collaborations. An opportunity to meet the authors will be at 11:30 a.m. Guests are welcome to attend in Halloween costume.
The cost of the luncheon is $18. Membership in the UC Builders is not a requisite for attending the luncheons and author presentations. Make reservations to Jamie DeYoung at jamiedeyo...@ucwv.edu or call 304.357.4369.
"Chickens in the Road"
A Daily Mail columnist, Suzanne McMinn, has had her collection of stories, "Chickens in the Road," published by HarperOne, a division of Harper Collins Publishers.
A news release describes McMinn as a "suburban born-and-bred author who faces one daunting challenge after another on her new 40-acre farm ... on one of the most remote dirt roads in West Virginia."
She writes about uncooperative farm animals and a rural neighborhood of quirky characters. The book includes her photographs and recipes.