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Book Notes: Nov. 24, 2013

By Staff reports

Greenbrier 4-H history

FAIRLEA, W.Va. -- James E. Johnson has published the "History of 4-H in Greenbrier County: The First 100 years."

Now retired, Johnson was a 4-H'er growing up in the area of Blue Sulphur Springs and Alderson and served for decades as the Greenbrier County 4-H extension agent. He is an active member of the Greenbrier County 4-H All Stars.

His history is available for $25 at the Greenbrier County WVU Extension office on U.S. 219 South, across from the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Mail orders can be placed for an additional $5, with checks made out to Greenbrier County 4-H All Stars, the local branch of the state 4-H leadership honorary that financially backed the publication of the book.

For more information, call the WVU Extension Center in Fairlea at 304-647-7408.

Saturday at Taylor Books

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman will sign copies of his classic children's books and his poetry collections from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30 at Taylor Books.

Harshman is the author of the children's titles "Only One," "Rocks in My Pockets," "Red Are the Apples," "The Storm" and others. His poetry collections include the 2013 release "All That Feeds Us" and the 2012 collection "Green-Silver and Silent."

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Claire Elizabeth Cameron will host "Blue Thanksgiving."

She and Sue Mangum have put together a book, "Braver Than You Believe," which tells the true stories of six women going through significant life changes. Everyone is welcome to come listen and to share their own stories about the difficulties of the holiday season.


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