A lot of people know the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which has a large Downriver chapter based in Wyandotte, through its fall book sale.
Under the direction of co-chairwomen Carol Ann Sniderman and Susan Stoll, this year’s Downriver book sale starts Thursday, Oct. 13 in the west court (near Olga’s Kitchen) of Southland Center Mall, where thousands of books will be offered. Proceeds of the sale go to scholarships given by AAUW to help other women.
The sale begins with a preview for dealers and early buyers from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 13. The cost for the preview is $5. At 10 a.m., the sale opens up to everyone free of charge and continues that way through the weekend. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct, 13-15 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.
The AAUW has been holding book sales as fundraisers for scholarships for 75 years, Sniderman said.
The group, which is open to all graduates with an associate degree or higher, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. The women of the Wyandotte chapter are active in many areas. They participate in many interests, including gourmet cooking and fine dining, needle arts, books, bridge, theater, travel and gardening.
To learn more about the Wyandotte AAUW chapter, visit aauwmi.org/wyandotte or email membership vice president Jackie Hector at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the national AAUW, visit aauw.org.