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Library Happenings – Film festival, Halloween parties among upcoming events

By Angie Georgeff

Between the picture-perfect beauty of the autumn landscape and the frightfully good fun of Halloween, October is undoubtedly my favorite month. Curling up with a good book, watching a scary movie and enjoying sweet treats – especially those flavored with apple or pumpkin spice – are among the joys of October. And your Unicoi County Public Library can help you get in the spirit of the month.

Spotlight Book

Speaking of good books, “The Guardians,” the latest thriller from John Grisham, arrived early last week. We promptly cataloged it, processed it and sent it out the door with the first patron who had requested it on our wish list.

The demand for new Grisham novels is always very strong, so place a hold on it at https://owl.ent.sirsi.net or call the library at 743-6533 and we’ll help you get in line for it.

Twenty-two years ago, Quincy Miller was convicted of the murder of attorney Keith Russo and sentenced to life in prison. There were no witnesses, no motive and no compelling evidence, but Quincy Miller was young, black and one of Russo’s former clients.

Steadfastly maintaining his innocence, Quincy writes a letter to Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister who runs Guardian Ministries. Post and his team take on a limited number of wrongful conviction cases at a time. They may be able to help Quincy, but it will be an uphill battle. The powerful people who are truly responsible for Russo’s murder will fight them every inch of the way.

Film Festival

Speaking of “scary” movies, the third and final film in our annual Halloween Film Festival will be shown tomorrow night. Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, for popcorn, candy and one of my favorite fall movies. It just might be one of your favorites, as well!

If not, there is still hope. We recently placed an order for what is for us a large number of new DVDs. We chose them from a wide range of genres – including horror – so there should be something to appeal to you. We’re hoping they will arrive soon. As usual, we will post a list of the new films when they are ready to be borrowed.

Halloween Parties

Our teen event to celebrate the occasion will take place on Friday, Oct. 25. Join us for scary stories and tasty treats.

The children’s Halloween Party will be held on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m.

Please visit our Unicoi County Public Library Kids and Teens Facebook page for details.