Book Sale Time!

Information on Book Sale 2024

It’s time to save your books and think about helping with culling, sorting and curating! We got complimented last year on how organized are books were!

The Place: Fort River Elementary School Gym, 70 S. East St.

Important Dates:

Collection begins on Friday, July 5, and continues, seven days a week, through Monday, July 15.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No more than five boxes a day, please, unless you have checked in advance with the chair (Susan Millinger). Please no moldy or tattered books, no magazines or textbooks or popular self-help books.

Sale Dates:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-28; Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4. Friday 26, 10 a.m-6 p.m.; other sale days 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Left-over Day, Monday, August 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All books must go!

Volunteers wanted for culling, sorting, and curating (organizing the categories into sub-categories.) Begins with collection on July 5 at 9:30 a.m., continues right up to July 23, the day before Dealers Day. There will also be several evening work sessions; these are TBA as of 3/14/2024. We’ll also have some days between the sale weekends to tidy up and recategorize as necessary. Volunteers: no need to register in advance: just come to the Fort River Elementary School Gym! No need to commit to a day or time—just work when you can, as long as you can. All book-lovers welcome! You do not need to be a League member to volunteer.

Session Chairs needed! For morning (9-11:30) or afternoon (11:30-2). Please contact Susan if you are interested. Session Chairs will have a training workshop and printed directions; a trouble-shooter will be available at every session for advice and to deal with problems. There will again be student workers available much of the time to help.

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Judy Brooks Conversation Series

The Racial Justice Committee hosts an online conversation series named for Judy Brooks, long-time member of LWV Amherst and active citizen of the Town of Amherst. 

Please register HERE for the next Judy Brooks Conversation or below:

Click here for the Judy Brooks Conversation Series Recordings

Town Charter Review

The LWVA Charter Review Task Force is continuing its review of the Amherst Home Rule Charter in relation to League good government principles. The Task Force will be hosting a series of public Zoom discussions on questions related to potential Charter Amendments.

Watch the recording from: Sunday, March 17th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Town Council (Article 2) Financial Policies and Procedures (Article 5)  Click here to see the slide presentations.

View the slide presentation from: Sunday, May 5, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Public Participation (Article 8) Transition Procedures (Article 10).

The public is cordially invited to participate or just listen in to the first three sessions. The first part of the discussion will be the presentation of potential amendments to the Charter, how they may relate to good government principles, and how five years of experience has demonstrated whether an amendment is or is not needed. We will then open to public comments.

Sunday, June 2, 2:00 - 4:00 PM - Member Consensus Meeting. Please Register for this Zoom link to register.
For members only.

Recordings and Slide Presentations

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Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be accepted within the League, including but not limited to race, socio-economic status, age, ability status, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, or marital status.

The League is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging for all people. The League is an organization that respects and values the richness of our community and our members.

The collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences represents not only our culture, but our reputation and the organization's mission/achievements as well.

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