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Library Happening – Appreciation given for club's work (Sept. 9, 2015 issue)

In the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Blanche DuBois famously says “…I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” At various times, the library has indeed benefitted from the kindness of strangers, but it is the kindness of some very good friends that is helping us now.
We want to thank the Erwin Monday Club for the hard work they have put in to beautify our grounds and building and to get ready for a big book sale later this month. These civic-minded ladies have swept, weeded, mulched and wiped down woodwork. They even have hired a painter to spruce up our exterior trim and the hall that connects the lobby to the restrooms and the children’s room.
Their exertions have already made a major difference and I hope many of you have had an opportunity to notice the improvement. If not, be sure to stop by soon. And come by often: more changes—and more new books– are on the way!
Saturday Closing
Since the aforementioned painter will be painting the hall this weekend, the library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 12. We have altered the due dates of any items you may have borrowed which originally were stamped as due on that date. Those loans will expire on Monday, Sept. 14.
As always, you may return books to our drop boxes which are located in front of the library in Erwin and at Town Hall in Unicoi. Please do not deposit DVDs in the book returns since they may be damaged if heavy books fall on them. We appreciate your understanding!
Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees of the Unicoi County Public Library will meet in the library lobby at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. The public is welcome to attend. If you require special accommodations, please call the library at 743-6533 for assistance.
Spotlight Book
“In a Dark, Dark Wood “may be Ruth Ware’s debut novel, but it nevertheless is generating a lot of buzz. Leonora is a crime writer who would rather stay cozy at home than socialize. Out of the blue, she receives an invitation to a bachelorette party (called a “hen party” in England) for an old school chum she hasn’t seen in years. She accepts only after learning that another friend is planning to attend.
The event is scheduled for the middle weekend of November. The venue is a glass-walled house, without curtains, located in a dark, dark wood in the remote north of England. Cell reception is spotty and the land line is out of order. What’s more, it turns out that the honoree is marrying someone from Nora’s past.