Gates County Public Library to host special events

Published 3:56 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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GATESVILLE – The Gates County Public Library, located off Soney Lane behind the State Employees Credit Union, will host the following special events in September and October:

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 am – Janet Morris Belvin author will share her newest book, Sycamore Hill, during a book talk/book signing. This is a sequel to her second book, The Refuge.

She will have some books available for sale for those folks who haven’t been able to purchase one yet. Her other titles are: The Book Shop and Southern Stories from the Porch Swing.

Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 3-5:30 pm – This is a “floating” event where LEGO enthusiasts of all ages can come and leave as needed. Participants will have the opportunity to build whatever they choose.

A specific challenge will be offered, but it is not a requirement to take the challenge.

Individual creativity is encouraged and finished creations will be displayed in the library for a couple of weeks.

Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 am – 3 pm – Yard Sale/Vender event. Space (with or without a table) can be reserved for $25.

Those who attend will find home made goodies, crafts, food, books, yard sale items, plus some information “booths”.

A special free event will be a Rocket “Launch” where participants will make their own rockets and launch them with the aid of compressed air. It will be fun to see whose rockets fly the highest and the greatest distance.

Venders are encouraged to call the library (252-357-0110) to reserve their space.

Monday, Oct. 9 from 3-6 pm – The Albemarle Regional Library System will celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Each of the seven member libraries will hold a celebratory reception. All citizens in Gates County are invited to stop by the Gates County Public Library to share in some refreshments; check out the lovely library, admire the LEGO creations that are on display, and enter into a raffle for a container filled with various “bling” from the different businesses in the county.

If anyone has something they’d like to share for the raffle, just give them a call at 252-357-0110.