By Angie Georgeff

With the autumnal equinox less than a week away, my thoughts are turning to cozy scarves and sweaters. I know: I’m almost always cold and you are not, but it takes time to knit or crochet something warm and comforting.

You are going to want it before the snow flies. Choose your pattern, needles and yarn and join us from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, for our new Knitting Hour.

I have never knitted or purled (although I am willing to try), but we will have someone here who can help you get started or learn to knit even better. Join us! I’m sure Story will be eager to help. You know how cats love yarn!

Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Unicoi County Public Library will meet in the library lobby at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The public is welcome to attend. If you require any special accommodations in order to attend the meeting, please call 743-6533 and ask for Angie.

Book Orders

Good news! We recently placed two substantial orders for books aimed at children, teens and adults. If you have added a request to our Wish List, you may soon get a call to pick it up.

If there is a book, audiobook or DVD you want us to add to our collection, give us a call or let us know the next time you come to the library.

We genuinely do appreciate book suggestions.  If you want to read something, somebody else will, too. We will be happy to get it for you if we can.

Spotlight Book

Stephen King has been terrifying and enchanting readers since 1974, when his debut novel “Carrie” rocketed to the top of the charts.

Forty-five years have passed, but he hasn’t lost his touch. “The Institute” begins with the murder of a husband and wife and the kidnapping of their gifted 12-year-old son, Luke.

Luke wakes to find himself in a room that appears identical to his bedroom at home, but which is located in a facility called the Institute. His room, along with those of four other children with extraordinary abilities, is located in the Front Half.

The kids housed there are promised that they will be returned to their parents after they have been tested and visit the Back Half.

Luke, however, soon learns that other kids have graduated to the Back Half, but that no child has ever left the Institute.

When Luke discovers that the common denominator among his fellow captives is psychic abilities, he befriends a member of the housekeeping staff in order to make his escape and expose the abuse.