Library Prepares for ‘Eventful’ Spring

March is National Quilt Month and the shelves at the Giles County Public Library feature a variety of styles and patterns for patrons to enjoy.   Cary Jane Malone / Pulaski Citizen


There really is a lot to do in Giles County; there are concerts, lectures, runs, walks, local theatre productions, sporting events, classes, museums and art displays. And there is one place in the county that covers almost all these events, is open to the public and free of charge. That place is the Giles County Public Library.


Library Director Cindy Nesbitt, Program Coordinator Denise Grisham and the rest of the library staff have been working overtime to provide a wide variety of engaging programs for all ages. Here is a look at the many events taking place at the library over the next few months.


March is National Quilt Month and the library is currently housing its annual display of handcrafted quilts.


The display features both new and old quilts of all patterns, designs and colors. There are even two that were crafted 150 years ago.


On display at the same time, to the delight of young and old fans of the fire truck, is the 20-year-old collection of retired Pulaski Fire Chief Jimmy Thompson. The trucks and memorabilia can be seen in a special collection case.


The Library will host its quarterly tea Friday, March 24, from 2-4 p.m. The tea is Irish-themed and with the popularity of events growing, is by reservation only. Capacity has been reached for the event but additional names will be added to a waiting list in the event of cancellations. Jennifer Stowe will guest host and explore the truth and myths about St. Patrick.


“During April 9th-15th, the library celebrates National Library Week and invites you to join them as they host the Chamber Coffee Wednesday, April 12, from 8:15-9:30 a.m.,” Grisham said. “Guests will enjoy refreshments and get the opportunity to learn more about what the library has to offer.


The Giles County Historical Society will open their quarterly meeting to the public Sunday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m. at the library.


The guest speaker will be Jack Masters who will present the latest on more than a decade of work of compiled information for genealogists and historians — “Land Grants on the Elk River in Tennessee, North Carolina and Tennessee Land Grants 1783-1832, Land Grant Genealogy 5.”


The book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.


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