Can you believe it? It is Spring Break already. In honor of the holiday, all of the public libraries across the county will be closed on Friday. The library will reopen on Saturday.
Kids, we have some fun things planned for you during Spring Break. The Carolina Civic Center has partnered with the Robeson County Public Library to provide free movies to kids of all ages. On April 26, we will be showing “Oceans,” and on April 28, we will be showing “How to Train Your Dragon.” Both movies start at 2 p.m. You don’t want to miss them. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. And teens, we haven’t forgotten you. We have Teen Band Night on April 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. Local teen bands will be performing so bring your friends and listen to a live band. Also teens, there will be a Teen Book Club discussion in Pembroke on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The book to be discussed is “Code Talker” by Joseph Bruchac.
Adults, come watch the movie “Chocolat” with Ms. Lisa in the Osterneck Auditorium on April 26 at 4 p.m. This is part of the Book to Movie Club. If you haven’t read the book, no worries, come watch the movie anyway. It might inspire you to read the book (you know the book is always better then the movie anyway). Also, this Tuesday is our Knitting Class. The class is at 4 p.m. in the downtown library in Lumberton. Come learn how to knit. If you have taken our class in the past and need a refresher, come on down. We don’t care how many times you come to the class. It’s lots of fun, as is our Jewelry Club. We had 12 people attend to make bracelets this past week. Our Jewelry Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Osterneck Auditorium.
Dixie Land, an author of 10 books, is coming to Lumberton to speak on April 21 in the Osterneck Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dixie writes romantic suspense novels. She is currently located in North Carolina. Many of you might remember her 9-year-old grandson who has just completed his third novel. He spoke at the library last year. Dixie has a new novel out and will be speaking about it. You might even want to ask Dixie about her publishing business if you are a writer yourself. Please don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear Dixie speak. I’ll see you there.
I would like to thank the following people for donating items to the library recently: William Tedder, Linda Oxendine and Mike McIntyre. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank the family of Ann Moss Biggs for thinking of the library in her will. She was a huge library supporter and we will greatly miss her.
As for my boys, Allen turned 18 years old. I am now the mother of an adult. That hit me like a ton of bricks. Allen also had his prom on Saturday. He looked mighty sharp in his tuxedo … His date was mighty pretty, too. Billy currently isn’t playing a sport at the moment so I don’t have any scores to report. I’ll keep you posted if anything changes.
— Tina Stepp is the director at the Robeson County Public Library and can be reached at (910) 738-4859 or email@example.com.