Balch Annual Meeting Rescheduled for Jan. 27

Because of last weekend’s winter storm, the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library’s annual meeting has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.

The meeting program will be “Oral History Series: Interview with Jim Lucier.” Foreign policy specialist, historian and journalist James P. Lucier served on the staff of the U.S. Senate for more than 25 years, including five years as the staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Commission. A Leesburg resident since 1967, Lucier is the author of “The Political Writings of James Monroe,” published in 2001, and is a 2012 Loudoun History Award recipient. He served on the Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission from 1994 to 2004 and was instrumental in the renovation and expansion of the library in 2003. He has served on the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library board since 2006 and is a former chair of the Friends’ editorial board.

Following the program, members of the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library will elect the 2019 board of directors.

The meeting will take place in the downstairs meeting room. The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. For more information, go

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