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From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director
Writing the date for the column seems a bit surreal–less than six weeks until the end of 2021. Where did it go? (As well as my 2021 goals….) hmm.
Some things don’t change much around here, regardless of how the time flys, including adding new titles. One book that has been anticipated for quite a while is the next in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon–titled Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone meets up with Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall in 1779, and the threat of war leads to possible separation again. Clive Cussler’s son Dirk continues the Dirk Pitt series in The Devil’s Sea, David Baldacci spins another Atlee Pine thriller in Mercy, and for a peaceful time with red tea in Botswana, Alexander McCall Smith offers the next in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series titled The Joy and Luck Bus Company.
Christmas themed books and movies have been coming out pretty hot and heavy lately–Richard Paul Evans (called the king of Christmas fiction by the New York Times) gives readers The Christmas Promise, Jenny Colgan penned The Christmas Bookshop, and there are many paperback Christmas-themed books it is hard to keep up–even our most prolific western author William Johnstone spins holiday yarns. Movies–let’s just say Hallmark truly has a lock on the theme and we’ve added lots of them, but there are a few others. For just silly, holiday-spirited movies, we will have Pups Alone and Ace and Christmas Miracle (dogs and horses, how can you go wrong?). Naturally, we have various renditions of A Christmas Carol and many others.
Before Christmas comes Thanksgiving, and even in this crazy world, we hope that you have lots to be thankful for. The libraries will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve, and will be closed on Thanksgiving day. We will all be open on Friday and Saturday after the festivities. A head’s up for Russellville Branch–they will be also closed on Monday November 29th and Tuesday November 30th as new carpet will be installed. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it has been nearly 25 years since the original carpet was laid, and it is starting to show wear, as well as patches of mismatch due to the changes from the addition.