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Bus Trip to the National Book Festival
Bus Trip Chartered by the Ruth Enlow Library

The Ruth Enlow Library invites you along on a bus trip with Schrock Tour & Charter to the 13th Annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 21. The trip is open to the public at a cost of $50 person, or $30 with a student ID, payable in full at the time of registration and non-refundable. The registration deadline is Saturday, September 7. To register, contact Georgie Dawson, administrative assistant at the Ruth Enlow Library, at 301-334-3996, ext. 106, and provide name, address, phone number, and number of reservations.

The chartered bus will depart the Oakland town parking lot at 6:30 a.m. the morning of September 21 and stop for pick-up at Dollar General in Accident at 7:00 a.m. The bus will leave Washington, D.C. that same day at 5:30 p.m. It will stop at Sideling Hill Rest Area en route to the festival and at the Golden Corral in Frederick for dinner on the return trip. Restrooms, TV, and VCR are available on the bus. No glass containers are permitted.

The Book Festival is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and is free and open to the public. It will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. between 9th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 and Noon 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 22. The festival features award-winning authors, poets, and illustrators in several pavilions. More details about the festival are available on the website at www.loc.gov/bookfest.

The chartered bus trip affords the public the opportunity of traveling to D. C. without the hassle of driving and parking, and enjoying not only the festival, but other attractions as well, such as the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. Public transportation via the Metro is available at the Smithsonian Station.