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Library Happenings – New book arrivals bring excitement (Nov. 11, 2015 issue)

Christmas comes many times each year for our staff at the library—in fact, every time we get a shipment of books. When Kristy sliced open a box we recently received and removed the packing list, we realized that the books were upside down. On one black dust jacket was a rather small design in shades of blue. It appeared to be a tranquil woodland scene surrounded by gossamer butterflies. Kristy remarked that it was pretty as I flipped the book over.
On the front of the book, the scene was larger and much more distinct. The figure at the center of the glade is cloaked in black and grasping a scythe. Surrounding it were even more butterflies and the outline of a head. So I was prepared for the author’s name and the title of the book. Stephen King’s “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” is a collection of twenty short stories, and I have no doubt that some—if not all–might give you nightmares. I’m sure I wouldn’t sleep well.
Veterans Day
The library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. No items will be due on this date. You may return books to our book drops which are located at the library in Erwin and at Town Hall in Unicoi. Please do not deposit DVDs in book drops, since discs may be damaged if a heavy volume falls on them. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!
Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees of the Unicoi County Public Library will meet in the library lobby at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. The public is welcome to attend. If you require special accommodations, please call the library at 743-6533 for assistance.
Open House
Since the days when agriculture was the chief business of life, November has been a season in which to take stock and give thanks. The library has been the recipient of many blessings over the past few months. We have new carpet, fresh paint, and a host of other improvements. We want to thank everyone who made this renovation possible, and we want a chance to show it all off!
So, you are cordially invited to come to an open house at the library on Monday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. We will be serving light refreshments. That is Thanksgiving week. It’s an appropriate time for us to express our appreciation to the organizations and individuals who made the renovation possible and to thank our community for your support. We hope everyone will come out to see what all the fuss is about!