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Fund-raisers benefit library

By Debbie Gardner

PRIME Editor

HAMPDEN The Friends of the Hampden Free Public Library have announced two more ways that residents can show they "Love their Library."

"Adopt a Magazine"

Patty Ehlers, president of the Friends of the Hampden Free Public Library, Inc., told Reminder Publications that the Friends are working in conjunction with students from Thornton W. Burgess Middle School to bring the school's magazine fund-raiser to the library hallway on Sept. 23.

Ehlers said residents who want to donate a magazine subscription to the library can place an order that day, and their purchase will support both the Thornton W. Burgess PTO fund-raiser and the Library! The library is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ehlers said the Friends are also planning to place an "Adopt a Magazine" table at the Village Food Mart on Sept,. 24., and may have additional tables at the Library on Tuesday and Thursday. Library hours are 1-8 p.m. on those days

Buff up your skills for the cause!

On Oct. 14, the Friends of the Library are sponsoring a morning seminar at the Hampden Country Club that's a must for anyone who wants to improve his or her organizational and communication skills.

And, all proceeds from the seminar will go to support the work of the Friends.

In the first session, professional organizer Marie M. Sheedy will show attendees how they can de-clutter their home or work space and finally achieve "peace of mind and order."

In the second session, communications trainer, coach and consultant Susan Bellows will share tips on developing more effective communication skills, emphasizing how to get along with others and get what you want.

"These women are very entertaining," Ehlers said. "You'll have fun learning new things."

The seminar, which includes breakfast, starts at 8:30 a.m. Tickets, which are a tax-deductible investment, are $35 for Friends members and $45 for non-members. Group rates are available, and Ehlers said attendees should check into the possibility of receiving CEU for the seminar.

Seating is limited, and reservations must be confirmed by Oct. 11. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 566-3934.