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C.E. Weldon Public Library News

C.E. Weldon Public Library News

Tuesday Travelogues at Noon
During October we have two programs scheduled. Oct. 16, Harald and Denair Melson will be showing pictures and sharing information about their recent trip to Alaska. Shanna and Russell Cook will be presenting a program on Oct. 23 about their recent trip to the western United States, which will include sites in Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton National Parks as well as sites along the way such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, etc. The public is invited to join us at noon for a brown bag lunch.
Great Pumpkin Party
Come join us from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, for an afternoon of fun. The library in conjunction with the Martin Historic Business District Association and STEA of University of Tennessee Martin will be celebrating our annual Great Pumpkin Party. Come in your costumes along with your parent, guardian or older sibling for a safe and wholesome environment to celebrate Halloween. There will be face painting, games, door prizes, storytelling, movies, a decorated (painted or carved) pumpkin contest and refreshments. If you wish to enter the decorated pumpkin contest, all children, pre-school to fifth grade, bring your completed pumpkin to the library before 4 p.m., Oct. 30. The winners will be announced at 4:30 pm.
The Great Pumpkin Parade
Following the Great Pumpkin Party we will have a parade downtown beginning at 4:30 p.m. Children will have a chance to trick-or-treat at area businesses. Children wishing to trick-or-treat will need to have a parent or older sibling with them. Children and adults are encouraged to wear costumes.
New Computers
Thanks to a PACHUG grant the library has received eight new computers. This increases the number of public access computers for adults from eight to 12, and children’s computers from one to two with Internet access. Grants were awarded to each library through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Grant Program” to assist libraries in meeting their communities’ public access computing hardware and software needs. The aim of this grant is to sustain public access computing to maximize the number of library patrons and staff who will benefit from that access. The grant required not local matching funds.
WCP 10.11.07

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