Cottageville Library hosting string of Fall family events

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By Heather Ruppe

The Cottageville Library is hosting a series of upcoming events for the community, especially for teens and families. These events are launching this month, and will continue through the early winter.

Starting on the third Thursday of the month, the library will show a teen and adult movie night. The movie will be showcased at 5:30 p.m.

As part of their community events, the library is hosting a Bingo Night for local families. Bingo Night will be held on Sept. 1st, Oct. 6th, Nov. 3rd and Dec. 1st at 6 p.m. at the Cottageville Library.

Another event that is being held at the Cottageville Library is for avid readers: The Page Turners’ Book Club is being held on Sept. 10th at 3 p.m. The book of choice is “The Personal Librarian,” by Marie Benedict. For more information, contact the library at 843-835-5621.

On Oct. 8th, at 3 p.m., the book club will also feature a question-and-answer series with Vitell Webb, the author of “I Am: A Poetic Ensemble.”

Chat-n-Chew is also being hosted as a community event in Cottageville. The event is being held regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:0 p.m. This event features a conversation on local, national and world news. Event-goers will also receive a cup of coffee and a snack. For more information, call 843-835-5621.

Teen Time is held each Saturday of the month, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. “During this program, teens and tweens will get together to talk about not only books, but movies, music, fashion, social media, food, crafts, culture, TV shows, games.... you name it! If it interests our young patrons, we’re going to be talking about it and hopefully sharing some great library experiences together,” said Rhonda Kierpiec, the Cottageville Librarian. “We hope to have young ladies and gentlemen show up to make friends, share interests, eat snacks and have a great time!”

Other upcoming fall and winter events that are being held at the Cottageville Library include:

The library is also hosting a special Spooky Story Contest on October 8th, according to information provided by Kierpiec.

A craft club is being held on the second Thursday of the month at 5 p.m.

An exercise club is being held on the first Saturday of each month, at 2 p.m.

A garden club on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Rock painting on the third Saturday of the month, at 11 a.m. for kids and families and again at 1 p.m. for teens and adults.

There will be a Cupcake Decorating Class. This is being held on October 15th at 2:00PM.

A Carved Pumpkin Display/Contest on October 29th at the Cottageville Library.

“Exciting things are happening at the Cottageville Library,” said Carl K. Coffin, director of the library. “Keep your eyes and ears open for our announcement about increased open hours and possible expansion … We need YOU to make those dreams a reality,” he said. Coffin said members of the community taking advantage of these events are critical. The library is looking for more attendance at their events. “Your use of our library and participation in our programs is what makes our growth possible. You are the reason we are here, so stop by and check out a book, participate in a program, work on the computer and see what else we have to offer,” he said.

The library does require advanced sign-up for all these classes. If interested, please call 843-835-5621.

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