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Library Happenings – Hour-long Wednesday story times resume

By Angie Georgeff

Our hour-long Wednesday story times resume today at noon. Miss Cindy has chosen “Dinosaur Starts School” by Pamela Duncan Edwards as her story for today. The kids will also be able to begin work on their own brief autobiography and a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) project.

Craft projects form an integral part of the learning that takes place during our storytimes. Activities that look like mere fun to you and me help children to develop fine motor skills, learn patience, boost creative thinking and promote self-esteem. These skills help kids get ready for school. As you might imagine, a number of our basic craft supplies were depleted during our Summer Reading Program, so donations of Crayola Washable Markers and Elmer’s Clear School Glue would be appreciated.

Board Meeting

The Unicoi County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in the library lobby at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. Revisions to the library’s constitution will be considered. The public is welcome to attend. If you require special accommodations, please call the library at 743-6533 for assistance.

New Books!

Except for the labors associated with the annual data collection, this is a good time of year for Tennessee libraries. For about three months, state funds for materials are available, which means we can more readily fulfill the requests on our patron wish list. During these golden days, we place book orders about every three weeks, so be sure to check our shelves or our online catalog often to see what’s new.

B. A. Paris’s new psychological thriller “Behind Closed Doors” was one of the most eagerly awaited books in our most recent shipment. It is newly published in America, but it has been a bestseller in Britain and the film rights have already been sold.

Grace Harrington was thrilled when handsome London attorney Jack Angel proposed marriage. He is wealthy, successful and kind to her younger sister Millie, who struggles with Down syndrome. Jack is even willing to welcome Millie into their home when she finishes school: such a compassionate man, and in his work, a powerful advocate for abused women. They honeymoon in Thailand and return to London.

Grace’s life appears perfect, unless you happen to notice that you never see her without Jack, she never answers the telephone herself and she has no email address. To be sure, those circumstances are odd, but an even more alarming clue is the bars found on one of their home’s bedroom windows. Perhaps that’s the room which Jack is so thoughtfully preparing for Millie.