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Baby it’s cold outside! Your local library is your hot spot for Wi-Fi, books, magazines, movies, programs and more. Looking for information on getting a job, sticking to a New Year’s resolution, finding a new hobby, looking to expanding your mind, or a new form of entertainment? We are your local library on Main Street; come visit us to get a library card or renew one you already have. You can also find out about our upcoming events and all the educational opportunities we offer both digital and in person.

We would like to remind all patrons, businesses, and organizations that reserve our conference room that it is time to fill out a new “Facility Use Permit” for 2022. Our conference room is booked with library events first, with others on a firstcome, first-served basis. If you would like us to email or fax you a copy of the “Facility Use Permit” please contact Katharine Bloodworth by calling the library.

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the library hosted our “Library For All” program. We held a hot tea party that included creating a scrapbook photo page, light refreshments and an assortment of hot teas. What is “Library For All”? This is a monthly program open to patrons of all ages, all skill levels and all abilities. We provide an activity or craft that can be as easy or as complicated as you, the participant, wishes. We encourage you to make plans to join us next month on Tuesday, Feb. 8, for a Valentine Day-themed craft, starting at 11 a.m.

For the Wednesday (Jan. 12) Story & Craft Time the library welcomed the Robert E. Lee Soil and Water Conservation District as they read a winter-themed book and provided a craft and snacks. We would like to thank them for being an active part of this program and for providing our patrons with educational fun. Our next Preschool Story & Craft Times will be held Jan. 19 and 26, starting at 11 a.m. and noon.

Looking for a bit of romance? On Tuesday, Jan. 18, we will start our “Blind Date With A Book” program. Library staff have picked out discarded or donated romance books and have wrapped them up in pretty paper. Adults are invited to come pick up a book and get lost in a whirlwind romance for a few hours. One book per patron, per visit, please. 

Don’t forget that we are hosting a free raffle open to all patrons in celebration of our return to TLC (The Library Cooperation) catalog software,“SHOUT OUT TO SCOUT.” Who is Scout? Scout is the cute TLC puppy mascot that you could win  along with a tin of butter cookies and holiday candy. One chance per person, per visit, please. Winner to be announced on Friday, Jan. 28. You do not need to be present to win.

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the library will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. We will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday, Jan. 18, starting at 9:30 a.m.

If you have any questions or concerns about this article or other library-related topics, please feel free to call us during normal business hours at 434-352-5340.

The library receives a steady supply of new and donated items. We would like to highlight the following titles:


DVD / Blu-ray

• Ladder 49

• The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

• Frozen Planet (BLU Ray)

• Once Upon A Time In The West

• Juno

• The Prestige

• Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

• Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Blu-ray)

• Venom: Let There Be Carnage

• Respect (BLU Ray)

• Respect

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