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Reminder! Book Sale Saturday Dec 9, 9am-2pm, at the Dorchester Library

Followed by Membership Meeting at 2pm

  • All members of the Friends of the Dorchester Library are invited to a brief Membership meeting to be held on December 9, 2017 at 2pm after the monthly Book Sale at the Dorchester Library.
  • Agenda:
  1. Vote by the membership to approve or not approve: Proposed Changes to the Constitution and By-laws.
  2. Bi-annual Election of Directors

View Proposed Changes



November 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Second Saturday Book Sale

Reminder:  Monthly Second Saturday Book Sale, Dec 9, from 9am-2pm, followed by a Membership Meeting at 2pm.

Dorchester County Public Library at 303 Gay St, Cambridge, MD, 21613.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Janet Shields: janetbill@prodigy.net

October 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

September 9th Book Sale CANCELLED

…  due to insufficient availability of volunteers.

Please spread the word.

If you are interested in helping with future Book Sales and/or serving in a leadership role and/or know someone else who is, please contact Sue Fischer, suefischer1@comcast.net, 509-280-2940.

Thanks for your support!


September 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

2017 Book Sale Dates

Every Second Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Dorchester County (MD) Public Library, 303 Gay St, Cambridge, MD 21613


August 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Barth Event on YouTube

June 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm Leave a comment

Barth Event a Smashing Success!

John Barth and Carl Grubbs

Saturday’s unveiling of the John Barth historic marker was a huge success, with hundreds of friends, family, and well-wishers in attendance. During a ceremony hosted by Library Director Jean Del Sordo and prefaced by saxophonist Carl Grubbs’s music, Barth received an honorary proclamation from the Dorchester County Council and a key to the city from Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley. The statue was unveiled by FOL President John Lewis, who noted that it reflects the community’s pride in Barth, a native son who’s won the National Book Award and various other literary prizes.

Barth and Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley

In his remarks, Barth cited the influence of “the library, the library, the library,” where he “feasted on Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and Tarzan novels.”

He concluded by noting that “Cambridge, the rivershore, and the great down county salt marshes were my life’s coordinates from birth through high school through college and my first efforts as a writer of fiction, and they remain as touchstones of my imagination.”

Barth and historic marker at library

June 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Barth Sign Installed at Library

On Tuesday, Friends of the Library volunteers installed the interpretive sign/historic marker honoring John Barth on the front lawn of the Cambridge library. The sign will be unveiled during a ceremony on Saturday at 4 pm. Barth and local dignitaries will attend the program, which is free and open to the public.

June 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

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Dorchester County Public Library

Central Library
303 Gay St.
Cambridge, MD 21613

Hurlock Branch
222 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 114
Hurlock, MD 21643

Join the Friends of the Library!

It is easy to become a Friend. Come by the library and pick up a Membership Form.

What You Can Do

Join and support the Library with your membership donation.

Help sort and shelve donated books for the monthly Book Sale.

Help promote and publicize the Book Sale.

Organize Special Events such as local author Book Signings, Book Sales at other local events, and literacy promotion.

Serve on the Friends’ Board, which meets quarterly with the Library Director.

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