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Sew What

by Luke Osteen

Librarian Serenity Richards

We’re always trying new things and offering new services at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. But I’ll bet you can’t guess what we’ve come up with now.

I can hear you already: “So what?”

That’s right! How’d you guess?

“Sew what?” is really an open-ended question. It turns out you can sew lots of things, thanks to the library’s new policy that allows patrons to check out Serger Sewing/Embroidering Machines and Dremel tools.

The library already allows you to check out an Orion Telescope for backyard viewing.

This latest offering extends that outreach to other hobbyists in the community. All you need to do is come in with your library card and check out one of these brand new devices.

However, don’t think you can come in with a pair of trousers and ask me or my fellow Front Desk Person Rand Blackwell for a demonstration of hemming. Or to see if we can embroider a wedding gown.

Oh, you may get a laugh out of it as hilarity ensues, but ultimately you’ll come away as a witness to a tragic waste of the human spirit. Plus a ruined pair of pants or a massive setback to your wedding plans.

We’re going to assume that you already have a basic understanding of the principles of sewing and embroidery.

The library will be screening the movies, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Front Runner,” “First Man,” and “At Eternity’s Gate” at 3:45 P.M. Thursdays throughout April. On Thursday, April 11, the library will show a movie in conjunction with REACH, the local resource center for victims of domestic violence, followed by a discussion and question and answer session.

The library will be closed for annual training on April 10 and for Good Friday on April 18.

However, keep in mind that the library maintains a strong, 24-hour wireless signal. If you’re at home and your internet is down, you can come to the library and work, even if we’re closed. If the weather is nice, you can sit outside in our covered garden and browse to your heart’s content. Or, if the weather is bad, you can sit in your car and enjoy a good, strong signal. You don’t need to be a library patron to use this.

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is located at 249 Frank Allen Road. For more information, call (828) 743-1638.

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