The Friends of the Case Memorial Library presents its first Summer GREAT Basement Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Friends of the Case Memorial Library will host a “Members Only” Book Sale open exclusively to members of the Friends on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the basement sale area of the Library.
This will give patrons a chance to beat some of the crowds and to browse at leisure through the many books, DVDs, and CDs on sale. The merchandise is organized by category on shelves and tables by a sorting committee that works year ’round to make this one of the best (possibly the best) organized book sale in the State of Connecticut.
Stop by to buy for yourself or family and friends — all kinds of books are available — children’s, fiction, nonfiction, music, biography, art, architecture, history, how-to, health, poetry, classics, psychology — you name it — it’s probably there.
— Press release from the Friends
There’s a reason that the Friends of the Case Memorial Library call their annual fundraiser the GREAT! Book Sale.
Throughout the sale hours on Saturday, the library basement was abuzz with bargain hunters young and old seeking out books, CDs, DVDs, Record Albums and more.
We didn’t see anyone leave there empty-handed, some needed a cart and boxes to haul away their treasures.
The Friends organization is one of the town’s most dedicated groups, and they are accepting new members. The purpose of the organization, is to support the town library with programs and activities that enrich the normal library services.
The Friends provide scholarship money, museum passes, books for babies, special programs for children and adults, delivering items to homebound residents, and preparing the library for the town holiday festival.
Jeanette M. Heinrichs, 95, of Orange, died January 15, 2013. She was the widow of William J. Heinrichs, to whom she had been married for 55 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Marion Maiorano, her baby brother Russell, her brother, Dr. Joseph Maiorano, and sister Marguerite Grillo.
Jeanette is survived by her son, William J. Heinrichs, Jr. and his wife, Sheryl; two grandchildren, William III and Katherine; two sisters, Doris Maiorano, and Marion Ritucci, and a brother, Kenneth Maiorano.
A graduate of West Haven High School, Class of 1934, Jeanette graduated from the Hospital of St. Raphael (HSR) School of Nursing in 1937, receiving her Registered Nurse license from the State of Connecticut. She served as a surgical scrub nurse to Dr. William J. Verdi at HSR and later worked as a private duty nurse.
During the Korean War she and her husband chaired the American Red Cross Blood Program in West Haven.
In Orange, Jeanette was a communicant of Holy Infant Church and a member of its Women’s Guild. She belonged to the Orange Historical Society, the Orange Women’s Republican Club, Friends of the Case Memorial Library, and the Orange Friendlies, a senior organization.
She also volunteered in several offices for the Town of Orange.
The Keenan Funeral Home, West Haven, is in charge of arrangements. There are no calling hours and the burial is private.
Memorial Donations may be made to Vitas Community Connection, c/o Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 199 Park Road Extension, Suite 102, Middlebury, Connecticut 06702. Condolences may be expressed online at www.keenanfuneralhome.com