Carol February Newsletter

Hello, and Happy New Year! I can’t believe January is already over. How many of us still have leftover Halloween Candy? Anyway, we are into 2024 and we have so much going on. 

Our book club meets every 3rd Tuesday at 1:00pm. January’s book, “The Only One Left” by Riley Sager, was a big hit. If you haven’t had a chance to read this twisty, edge-of-your-seat thriller, I encourage you to do so. It had me from the first line, and I really, as they say, couldn’t put it down! Next month’s club will be on February 20th and we will be discussing Carolyn Brown’s “The Sunshine Club.” I can nearly guarantee that this will not be an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but it will be a delightful little read, perfect for the short and happy month of February.

Remember that our MahJongg group meets faithfully every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00pm. and our little chess group meets on Monday at 11:00am. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and play. It’s a great way to get to know people, have fun, and dust off your brain a little bit.

AARP Tax-Aide will be here at our library every Thursday starting February 1 and going until April 11. Times are from 11-3:00, and the tax preparation is free of charge. This tax prep is available to anyone who needs it. Please call us at 706-886-6082 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

Ah, February is for Valentine’s day! I have heard that blind dates are usually dreadful. Why take the chance of getting set up with a really bad date? Instead, come out and check out a Blind Date With A Book! It works like this: come in and pick out one of our books, packaged in brown paper, with only a little information outside. Select the one you think you might like, take it home, and settle in. You don’t even have to get dressed up. The perfect Valentine’s Day date! Even your cat will approve.

This past Thursday (Jan 25), our library was presented with Main Street Toccoa’s Main Street Award for Best Interior Renovation! This was a wonderful surprise and such an honor. We all worked really hard to make Leslie’s vision come to life, and it really looks great (not being biased at all!). It was a wonderful thing to see how so many different community members came out to help us, and it was a great team-building experience.  To have been recognized by the city was just the icing on the cake. I am happy that I was part of it, and look forward to serving our growing community for years to come, in our beautifully renovated space!

Some books I am reading now: “Becoming Free Indeed” by Ginger Duggar Vuolo, “Mennonite In A Little Black Dress” by Rhoda Janzen, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck” by Mark Manson and “First Lie Wins” by Ashely Elston. Yeah, I read a lot…but also, I listen! Audiobooks are a great way to get a lot of reading done, especially if you are driving. If you don’t know about Libby yet, stop in. We will help you get connected, and then you can read or listen online. 

Enjoy the rest of the month, and I hope to see you soon!


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