Some time ago I wrote about the mysteries of Louise Penny, and now I have to share my excitement—I am going to meet her tomorrow! My husband and I are traveling to a bookstore in North Carolina to hear her speak and then to get a copy of her newest book, How the Light Gets In, autographed.
I haven’t been to many book signings. I managed to catch Jan Karon in Lynchburg about a dozen years ago or more. I heard Wendell Berry speak at Duke and was struck dumb while he signed my book. I’m going to try not to be a blathering idiot tomorrow. A friend of mine said he would say, “When I grow up, I want to be just like Armande Gamache.” I’ll bet she’s heard that one before, but I can see why people would say it.
Here at the library, we are happy to start back with our fall programming this month, and especially with our youth services schedule. During August, our youth service specialists recover from the intensity of our summer reading program. They also take the opportunity during this break in our schedule to get training. Some traveled to the state library in Richmond, and everyone heard a speaker on the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library program.
We are also excited to be sponsoring a nutrition class at our History Research Center on September 26. Chef Laura Pole will be with us to talk about eating for a lifetime, focusing on good health. Chathamooca is catering a lunch cooked with Chef Laura’s recipes, and this is a free event—so there IS a free lunch! To register, call us at 432-3271. We have forty seats available for this event.
To know more about what’s going on, check out our calendars on this website or follow us on Facebook.
Next time—what it’s like to be in the presence of greatness.