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‘Spreading the love of reading’ at Brown Library

Published 6:59pm Saturday, April 12, 2014

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? What better time than a beautiful spring afternoon to stop by the library and pick up a volume of poetry? If poetry really isn’t your thing, then celebrate “Tell a Story Day” on April 27. Cozy up with your little ones and read them a fun, springtime tale.

We had an absolute blast at our big event for March, celebrating the release of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestseller, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Teens that came out enjoyed food based off of the books, participated in trivia and costume contests, watched interviews with the actors from the film, and discussed their expectations for the film. Two very lucky ladies walked away with a pair of free movie tickets each: Emily Grimes won for trivia, and Grace Berry won for costume. Runners up for each category included Joshua Wilson, Keegan Wiggins, Adam Midyette, and Tabitha Clipperton. We want to thank everyone that came out for the event, and we’d like to especially thank Carmike Cinema 7 of Washington, Hardee’s of Washington, Barnes & Noble of Greenville, and our very own Friends of the Brown Library group for contributing to the event and making this one our best yet. Thank you for your continued support of the library.

“Spreading the love of reading, person to person” is a sentiment we encourage greatly at the library. For the third year in a row, Brown Library will be participating in World Book Night, a worldwide celebration of reading and the joy of putting a book in someone’s hands. Join us on April 23, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Perfect Perks Coffee and pick up a free book to take home with you. We will have a limited selection of middle-grade fiction, young adult fiction, and adult biography, and it is first come, first serve. To find out how you can become a part of World Book Night, please visit http://worldbooknight.org.

Make sure you swing by and check out our latest art installation, featuring the photographs of Bob Hopkins. The photographs celebrate Beaufort County traditional music, and the upcoming BOCO Music Festival. The artwork will be on display through the end of April.

Brown Library will be closed Friday, April 18, and Sunday, April 20, in observance of Good Friday and Easter. We will be open on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as usual. We will reopen on Monday, April 21, at 10 a.m., and resume normal operating hours.

Brown Library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Be sure to visit our new website as your resource for news and events happening at Brown Library: http://www.youseemore.com/brown. And if you haven’t already done so, make sure you come by and get the smartest card you’ll ever have: a library card.

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