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Library Happenings – Renovations near completion (Oct. 28, 2015 issue)

As I begin this column, half of the library has new carpet while the other half has either old carpet or none at all. All of our computers, except for one staff computer, have been disconnected. Story’s favorite hiding place, behind my computer monitor, is no longer available, so she is not very happy. Hardly anything is currently in its correct place, but as the carpet is laid, we are working hard to get things back to normal.
In spite of this, we are having a good time rearranging our offices and item display spaces to make them more attractive and efficient. We can hardly wait for you to see the improvements that are being made!
By the time you read this column, the library should be open for business as usual. In fact, we anticipate a very busy week, with Halloween celebrations for adults, teens and children scheduled for the last three days of October.
The adults will go first with a Halloween movie scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. We will serve popcorn and candy and you may bring your favorite soft drink to put the period on your cinema experience. Just remember to choose one with a spill-resistant container that will spare our new carpet!
Our Teen Advisory Group will have their own fright night on Friday, Oct. 30. The fun will begin at 6:30 with pizza and a Halloween movie. Teens who might be interested in joining our “TAG” should call 743-6533, for more information.
Our children’s Halloween party will be a drop–in affair. Kids will be invited to circle the stations and then go on to trick-or-treating or other Halloween activities. We will be open from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, so wear your costume and choose the time that suits you best.
Spotlight Book
Sebastian Rudd is the “Rogue Lawyer” of John Grisham’s latest legal thriller. His “office” is a bulletproof van and his sole employee doubles as his driver and bodyguard. Although he is a failed husband and an indifferent father, Rudd has a passion for justice. Since he is willing to stoop to bribery to help his clients, you might say his commitment to ethics is not as finely tuned. As Rudd wins some cases and loses others, this novel reads like a series of linked short stories.
Thank you!
Your “new and improved” Unicoi County Public Library has been made possible by the vision and assistance of many people. We especially want to thank the United Way of Unicoi County, the Erwin Monday Club, and Sheriff Mike Hensley and Charles Erwin of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department. We couldn’t have done this without your help. Thank you so much!