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Friends of Library Annual Meeting to Feature Speaker

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Jan. 15, 2008 – The public is encouraged to attend the Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library's annual meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 8, at the library. It will include a brief annual review of the Friend's initiatives followed by a presentation by Gilbert A. Sprauve, according to a press release from Friends of Sprauve Library.
Sprauve is a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands and a retired university professor of modern languages. He will read a selection from his new book "Soundings over Cultural Shoal" as part of the library's ongoing Speaker's Series, after which he will be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available for sale. Light refreshments and informal discussion will follow his presentation.
He is co-director of the Summer Institute of Virgin Islands Culture and has traveled, studied, taught and lectured on four continents. He has published numerous articles on V.I. English Creole and the culture and language of his homeland; and has served as senator-at-large and vice president of the V.I. Legislature. He has also been a cultural consultant and presenter for the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Center for Folklife Studies at the Smithsonian.
For more information, contact the library at 776-6539.

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