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Education Watch: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2 January 2018

In Front Royal, Samuels Public Library will once again hold a Winter Reading Club for area children and teens.  From January 3 – March 3, all area children are invited to join. The theme is “Beauty and the Beast and Other Enchanted Tales.”  Registration begins January 3.  As well as receiving prizes for books read throughout this eight-week program, children and teens will have craft programs, movies, puppet shows, magic shows, and a tea party to attend. Winter Reading Club will culminate in a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, to be held on March 3. The library is located at 330 East Criser Road in Front Royal.  Questions about Samuels Library and its programs can be answered by visiting https://www.samuelslibrary.net/ or by calling Michal Ashby at (540) 635-3153


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In Berryville, the Clarke County Historical Association Museum recently opened the “Clarke County During World War I” exhibit to honor the more than 200 Clarke County residents who served in the war. Photos, objects and documents have been donated to the exhibit by living relatives of veterans, and its curators are always looking for more memorabilia to add to the collection. There is also a computer in the exhibit space that visitors can use to learn more about Clarke County during the Great War. The hope is to better involve Clarke County students and other community members in their own local history.