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Friday, June 19, 2015

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let me just say that I am horrified by the events of last night where a white gunman (fortunately captured) opened fire in a black church, killing nine people. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved. I was also saddened to learn that one of those killed was a librarian.

Cynthia G. Hurd, Librarian, Among Those Killed in Charleston Shooting
On the night of Wednesday, June 17, a gunman opened fire at a prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, SC; officials described the shooting as racially motivated. The suspect was apprehended Thursday morning in North Carolina, more than 200 miles away. Nine community members were killed, including Cynthia G. Hurd, manager of St. Andrews Regional Library branch at Charleston County Public Library (CCPL).
UPDATE: According to a report I read earlier today (6/19/15), the Charleston County Public Library shut down on Thursday in memory of Mrs. Hurd, and the two branches she'd headed were also closed today. There are plans to rename the St. Andrews Regional Library branch after her. What a wonderful way to honour her memory:

Librarian Cynthia Hurd dedicated her life to books, educating others

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