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At the Library

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It 's almost the end of the summer for the Cherokee Public Library. Once school starts the whole tempo changes and the days seem different. We've had a great June and July with kids in and out and in and out and no big problems. That's the way we like it! But even with a few weeks left of summer, we are starting to look ahead to September.

Peg is busy thinking through fall activities and the changes she would like to make. I have given her some names to call to ask about what works for storytimes and we have discussed ideas for the older kids. Since the programs she did through the summer were so well received, I think we will be looking at good attendance through the school year too. Watch for announcements and the September newsletter which will have a complete schedule.

On the adult level we are continuing with three groups but I am open to new ideas so please feel free to share. Here's the scoop for what's on the calendar now.

Sit & Stitch meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. Anyone who like needlework would enjoy attending this activity. Participants help each other with projects, everything from embroidery to knitting, and it's a great way to make new friends. Judy sits in and keeps track of what's going on.

READit is also a nice way to find new friends and see some old ones. It meets on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. and I serve as moderator. The acronym stands for Read, Eat And Discuss it. The eating part involves cookies and the discussing part encompasses lots of different subjects. In fact, there is so much to talk about that many of the members show up at 9:30 a.m. to visit before we get down to the business of books. A side benefit for participants is learning ahead of time what books are being ordered and having an opportunity to have the first reserves.

The past few winters we have been opening our meeting room on Wednesday nights from 6 ˝ 8 p.m. to those who like to play Scrabble. Attendance has not been very high but the ones who come have a good time. Please join in if you like the game. Scrabble will begin again after Labor Day.

It seems funny to mention Labor Day. I could swear I just finished Memorial Day. Enjoy what's left of summerÍ it will be gone too soon.

Mary Jo Ruppert
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