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Library Happenings – Books make great gifts for all mothers in your life

By Angie Georgeff

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Don’t panic! You still have time to buy a card or gift. Books are always nice. You might even have enough time to make something special. Moms treasure those precious little mementos. And while you’re at it, remember to acknowledge grandmothers, favorite aunts, mothers-in-law and other mother figures on their special day.

My son got married last summer. I was there, of course, beaming with pride and joy, and so was his birth mother. Only in recent years has Andrew gotten to know Carol. Once I had started doing genealogical research, I had tracked down contact information for his birth grandmother, but I had left it up to him whether or not to get in touch with Carol.

Andrew made the leap a few years ago, so Carol was at the wedding, and every bit as happy as I was. Separately and together, Carol and I ran errands, entertained grandchildren and did all that we could to help. After a last minute phone call, we even stopped by Home Depot on our way to the ceremony and changed into our finery at the venue. My lace dress and “derby” hat might have been just a bit too conspicuous roaming the hardware aisles in search of tubs to hold iced drinks.

Andrew naturally was a bit stressed on the day before the wedding, and when he fussed about some inconsequential thing to Carol and me, I told him, “Don’t argue with your mothers!” Carol got tickled, so Andrew had to laugh. At the reception the next afternoon, Andrew referred to his two moms, but I reminded him, “No, it’s three moms now. You have a mother-in-law, too.” I think the moral of this story is that you can never have too many mothers to love you and support you.

Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Unicoi County Public Library will meet in the library lobby at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. The public is welcome to attend. If you should require any special accommodations to attend the meeting, please call the library at 743-6533 for assistance.

Social Media

If you would like to learn more about social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. We can help you get started or learn how to do more with the accounts you already have. Since space is limited by the number of computers we have available, please sign up at the circulation desk or call us to reserve your place.