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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Walk in the Country

Step out the the Friends of the Woodbridge Library

WOODBRIDGE - Eleanor Berger, the author of the recently published book “Stepping Out: A Tenderfoot’s Guide to the Principles, Practices, and Pleasures of Countryside Walking,” will stroll into the Woodbridge Library for a talk at 7 p.m. April 26.
The event is part of the Friends of the Woodbridge Library annual meeting. The library is at 10 Newton Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Berger's book is "based on her experiences walking more than 1,000 miles of pathways, mostly in Great Britain, over the past decade," library organizers said in a statement.
“Stepping Out” is "packed with personal essays to assure, amuse and inspire both the rookie and the well-traveled walker," the statement said.
It is "highly entertaining book of travel tales" describing what a "long walk over country trails is like and, for those who decided to give it a try, provides a resource brimming with useful advice."

Berger, a long-time resident of Plattsburgh, N.Y., is a well-traveled writer, with more than three decades of professional experience writing personal commentaries, stories and essays, which have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, and have aired on regional public radio stations in the Northeast, the statement said.

The Friends' support of the library includes activities for all ages, from pre-school story times to Cancer Project cooking classes to statewide museum passes, the statement said. Annual contributions from the Friends provide for books, audio books, programs, and equipment that would otherwise not be funded, the statement said. Their used bookstore is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and they offer a fall Purves Memorial Lecture, as well as their April Annual Meeting. Membership in the Friends of the Woodbridge Library is open to all interested people, organizations, and businesses.

Copies of Berger’s book will be available for purchase and signing the evening of the event. They may also be purchased through Amazon.com.

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