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Sierra College Press author Gary Noy to speak at benefit for the Friends of the Loomis Library

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Gary Noy, Sierra Nevada historian, Sierra College instructor, Sierra College Press author, and Loomis resident will present “A Tale of Two Journeys” at a benefit for the Friends of the Loomis Library on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The presentation will be at the historic Loomis Train Depot at 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis beginning at 12 noon.

The public is invited. Admission is free for Friends of the Loomis Library Members or $10 for non-members. Admission will include a light lunch and refreshments and membership in the Friends of the Loomis Library. Food and refreshments will be served beginning at 11:30AM. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jan Chimera at janchimera@aol.com or call 916-660-1460.

Gary NoyGary Noy will present an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history. The presentation is based upon material from his book Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues (Heyday and Sierra College Press, 2014). Gary will focus on the remarkable tales of two journeys—the Gold Rush-era journey of Sacagawea’s son to Auburn and the 1848 story of Melissa Coray and the Mormon Battalion travelling from California to Salt Lake City. The tales will touch on historical aspects of Auburn, Carson Pass, Hope Valley, and the Loomis Basin. The lecture will also discuss the value and importance of public libraries in general and the Loomis Library specifically. The Loomis Library is threatened with closure and can only remain open with public help. Join us to support efforts to keep this invaluable resource available.

Sierra College Press is the first full-service academic press operated by a community college in the United States. For more information on the Sierra College Press, contact Editor-in-Chief Joe Medeiros at jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu or visit www.sierracollege.edu/press

“A Tale of Two Journeys” by Gary Noy
A Benefit for Friends of the Loomis Library
Saturday, July 18, 2015
12 Noon – 2pm – Refreshments served beginning at 11:30am
Loomis Train Depot, located at 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, California

FREE for Friends of the Loomis Library members
$10 for non-members
Admission includes food, refreshments, and membership in the Friends of the Loomis Library

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