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Friends of the Library receive $2,000 Grant

March 19, 2012

The Friends of Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library received a $2,000 grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, which will be used to support the Spring Literary Arts Festival to be held in McArthur the weekend of April 13.

The OHC, an independent, non-profit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private contributions, encourages all Ohioans to explore the human story, to use history, philosophy and the other humanities as the means to arrive at new insights.

“Grant funding from the OHC, which in itself is a great honor to receive, makes it possible for the library and its Friends’ organization to offer quality programming during the literary arts festival,” Library Director Clint Walker said.  “The aim of the library’s festival is to introduce writers, musicians, and presenters of regional, national, and international excellence to Appalachian Ohio.”

This year’s festival theme is The Plot Thickens, featuring an exhibit, dramatic readings, the screening of a film, a game night, entertainment by a jazz trio, writing awards, award-winning author presentations, a dinner theater, and a showcase of local entertainment — all highlighting the “mystery” genre.

The library has flyers listing all festival events.  Information is also available online at the Friends of the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library’s Facebook page or by visiting The Commoner Journal’s comprehensive coverage.

The exhibit opens the festival on March 19 and continues through April 15.

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