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The Monroe Symphony League invites the community to take a look on the shelf

The Monroe Symphony League (MSL) invites the community to take a look on the shelf and explore the variety of options available at this year's book fair.

The book fair is hosted for two consecutive weekends at the MSL Book Room at 320 North 4th Street in Monroe . The first week is Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, March 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The second week will be on Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"It's really a pretty exciting place to be," says League volunteer Mark Henderson. "There's information and excitement all around you when you walk in."

"The League was founded the same year as the orchestra, for the sole purpose of supporting the work of the Monroe Symphony," says League volunteer Anita Breen. "The League hosts the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artist Competition the first year in January, and the winner goes on to perform with the full Symphony."

Countless categories of books will be available anywhere from fiction to nonfiction in categories such as sports , religion , and mysteries. Some of the latest books, magazines, and movies will be sold for lower prices than in retail. This League will donate 50 percent of the proceeds towards the Monroe Symphony and local music opportunities. Proceeds will support the growth of music education and encourage community members to indulge in reading and attending Symphony concerts.

Information about this event is available at or by contacting the MSL at (318) 410-1002.

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