LIBRARY NOTES – September 2011

By Barbara Mellon

Kudos and more kudos to architect Tom Navin who designed the library’s new deck and gazebo. His gracious donation of time and talent has resulted in an outdoor space that is serving a wide variety of our patrons, including mothers and children enjoying books together, telecommuters catching up on what’s happening back at the office, the book group discussing their latest selection, the Stitch Witches sharing a bit of news while working on their assorted projects and the Italian Circle relishing the camaraderie of others interested in all things Italian. Tom’s design encompasses not only the deck and gazebo but also the landscaping around it. Planting will begin this fall to further enhance the space.

Our HUGE BOOK SALE on Community Day was quite the success, sending hundreds of donated or weeded books to new homes to be read by fresh sets of eyes. What a wonderful way to recycle while also helping the library raise funds to purchase new books, DVDs and other materials for use by our patrons!

Interested in the history of Andes? Former resident Herbert Grommeck has chronicled the story of his family and their farm on Gladstone Hollow in a volume titled Grommeck Acres: The fortunes of a family farm. On Tuesday, September 13, starting at 7 PM, Herb will be at the library to read from his book and discuss how and why he embarked on the project. Don’t miss what will surely be an enlightening evening.

Also coming in September, Laurie McIntosh will once again be regaling us with her musical talents. Be sure to stop by on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 PM to join the fun.

Once again we have received a delivery of books on CDs from the Four County Library System. Audio book lovers should check out the new titles which will be available at the Andes Public Library for the next three months.  ~

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