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Anderson Falls Heritage Society | Keeseville Column

August is the time for the Keeseville Free Library annual Book sale. This year, the sale will start Wednesday, Aug. 20 and end on Monday, Aug. 25. Hours of the sale will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m on Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Thursday; split hours on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon and then 1 p.m. until 5 p.m and split again on Monday from 10 a.m. until noon and the 1 p.m. until 7 p.m

Of course, this means that the library is looking for gently-used books now to use for the sale. Remember that the donation should be of books that others would want to buy rather than a way to avoid a trip and expense of the garbage dump.

The Library is also switching to a multi-artist show for the annual Art Exhibit and Sale. This year, the show features art in the medium of pottery, oils, pen and ink, fine woodworking, textiles and photography. As always, the art is incredibly beautiful and very reasonably priced. The opening reception is Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m and the exhibit and sales will run through Sept. 11.

Sunflowers, as well as many more beautiful, unique flowers and other crafts, are available at Goff Flowers. The stand is located on 7 Church Street.

The Anderson Falls Heritage Society will be hosting Peter Slocum for the next part of their summer lecture series. Mr. Slocum will speak on the subject of the Abolitionist on the Underground Railroad. Many Quaker families and others who believed in equality for all risked their lives as agents on the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves reach Canada. Slocum’s lecture will occur on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m in the Anderson Falls Heritage House Museum located on 96 Clinton Street.

Of course, the Farmer’s Market is still happening every Wednesday and very much worth the trip with many various local farmers and craftsmen selling wonderful food and goods.

A lot going on in our community. Drive safe and enjoy the beauty of Keeseville.

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