By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer
The Cherokee Public Library is now offering a variety of activity days for adults. Mary Jo Ruppert, Librarian said the reason for the additions are, to draw people into the library so they can see how great it is with all the resources and items available to use.
Ruppert said they also noticed that there were not a lot of activities offered to adults and older adults in the community. The staff wanted to offer more activities to this segment of our community since they make up a large portion of the library's circulation. It is also a way to utilize the library's meeting room more often.
Adults can look forward to a variety of activities offered throughout the week. The library staff is also open to suggestions for other activities and ideas from the community.
On Mondays beginning at 1 p.m. you can join in on the Sit & Stitch activities. You can bring your current stitching project and work on it while others work on theirs. You can share ideas, get help from each other, and even look through the resources available at the library. You can stay as long you like. Ruppert states that if there is interest in a evening group that too, can be arranged.
On Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. you can bring a deck of cards, gather some friends and play a game of cards or you can join in with a group in progress. The main game is 500, but any card game can be played as long as it isn't a gambling game.
Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. adults can play a game of scrabble. This event has been going for a short time now and if all those who come and play were there all at once there would be three or four games of scrabble going at once. If there is interest in an afternoon scrabble time contact Mary Jo at the Library.
Thursday mornings bring lively book discussions with the READ-it group that meets at 10 a.m. - READ stands for Read, Eat, And, Discuss. Bring the current book you are reading and start or join in on a discussion. Come for coffee, cookies and conversation.
Another current trend at the library are puzzles. There is always one puzzle laid out for anyone to stop by and work on. You can also check out any of the 30 puzzles currently in the library's collection, which, were donated. There are even a few of the more challenging 3-D puzzles available.
Ruppert encourages anyone to come and participate in any of these activities and if anyone has any other ideas please share them with the library staff.