Summer is quickly drawing to an end. The children are gathering up their school supplies in anticipation of an exciting new school year, and the library is gearing up for an event-packed season.
The annual book sale presented by the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library will be held from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27 at the Osterneck Auditorium. Make plans to browse through the tables of books and find a few treasures for your home.
We always have a great selection of books with something for every interest and every age. Popular fiction, cookbooks, science books, children’s books, paperbacks, and more will be waiting for you to take home. Money raised at the book sale will benefit the library system. The tentative times for the sale are 5 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 25; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 26; and 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 27.
I would like to thank Trish Terrell for the wonderful announcement about “An Evening with Alexander Julian” in the Aug. 17 edition of The Robesonian. Implementing cutting-edge digital literacy stations for children and youths in each of our seven libraries is at the heart of the fundraiser’s mission.
Only a handful of the outdated children’s computers are functional, and they do not offer many educational choices. In order to provide comprehensive educational opportunities for our children, it is time for the library system to offer digital learning in addition to our print collections and interactive programs. You can help make this happen by supporting the fundraiser.
“An Evening with Alexander Julian” is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Carolina Civic Center. The night will begin with an outdoors social and the show will start in the theater at 7 p.m. This literature fashion show will feature characters from best-loved books, plays, and movies. Community members will serve as actors for the show.
You don’t want to miss this chance to see your friends and neighbors dressed up as the Wizard of Oz, James Bond, Abraham Lincoln and Henry the VIII, to name a few. The Friends of the Robeson County Public Library will sponsor the evening.
Each character will enter to a musical selection followed by a fashionable narrative by Julian. The event is designed to be entertaining, energetic and a night that will have the whole town talking for weeks. If you want to support your library while having a great time, please consider a sponsorship or ticket purchase.
Many sponsorship levels are available. For detailed sponsorship information, please contact Jeff Neelon at 910-258-4706. Tickets are now available for $50. Tickets can be purchased from Jeff Neelon, Joe Butler, Bruce Huggins, Johnny Robertson, Mary Bruce Grantham, Butch Lennon, and Horace Stacy, Jr.
The library is hosting a unique music program. Internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon will appear in concert at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Osterneck Auditorium.
During “The Living Roots of Music,” Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, racket, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, bowed psaltery, Kiowa courting flute, eagle bone flute, electric wind instrument and MIDI-pedalboard.
Pelon has performed across North America, as well as China, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zeland. Please do not miss this chance to see her only performance in Robeson County. The concert is free and open to all ages.