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Friends of the Kern County Library Used Book Sale
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Posted by LL9 Tue Oct 7, 2008 12:34:52 PDT
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Books on U.S. military history from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War will be featured at the Friends of the Kern County Library's fall Used Book Sale at the Beale Memorial Library auditorium from October 16 through 20.

The military collection, which includes books on medieval warfare and general military history, was donated by Dr. Robert Howard of Tehachapi, who became interested in military history as a teenager.

Howard spent 30 years combined in the Active and Reserve U.S. Army, beginning in the 1960s.  Every summer from 1978-1993, while a professor of geography at Cal State Northridge, Howard joined the Adjunct Faculty at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he taught military history, as well as offensive and defensive tactics.  Howard retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Pre-sale for members will be October 16 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Individual memberships for $10 and family memberships for $15 will be sold at the door. Public sale hours will be Friday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Monday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Monday will be HALF-PRICE DAY!

The money from our sales goes to support the library, including summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.

For more information, call 833-1491.

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