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Richards Library news

A newly-organized group that supports Warrensburg’s library has devised a program that boosts the inventory of local food pantries while saving local readers a little money.

Food for Fines, sponsored by the Friends of Richards Library, allows library patrons to pay off their overdue fines with non-perishable food donations instead of cash. Fees for loss or damage are not included in this offer, which will extend through Nov. 30.

Also, Richards Library is now exhibiting nature photographs by Kevin Keath. The exhibit is ongoing through November.

The library’s story-time sessions are held on Fridays, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for 3- to 5-year-olds with caregivers and include stories, games, and crafts.

Please note that the library hosts a collection box for Labels for Education and a free magazine exchange. For a donation of 50 cents, library visitors can help themselves to a book on the second hand-book shelf.

Richards Library hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information on any of the library’s programs or services, call 623-3011.

Veterans Day ceremony, dinner

To honor those who’ve served their nation, Warrensburg’s VFW post 4821 is holding its annual Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony and accompanying public dinner celebrating the holiday.

The ceremony is to be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, rain or shine at its traditional site, the Fred Flynn Memorial Park on River St. in Warrensburg.

On Saturday Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the VFW Men’s Auxiliary will be holding a chicken and biscuit dinner to honor veterans. The event, open to the public, is to be held in the Haskell Brothers VFW Post 4821 Hall, located on Main St next to the former Stewart’s store.

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