Tupper Lightfoot Library announces October schedule

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge has packed the month of October with a variety of programs and activities for all ages and the “News from Tupper” is that it’s all good.

Theresa Trawick, head librarian, said the programs have been designed to heighten autumn interests including football and ghost tales.

“Our Brown Bag event at noon on the third Tuesday of October will feature Larry McLeod reading poetry for the football season,” Trawick said. “Poetry and football aren’t usual companions and should be interesting and entertaining.”

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Word around town is that the city’s public library is haunted, but only when

“the wind goes woo-oo and the crickets quit and the moon is gray and the lightning bugs and dew is all squenched away.”

Trawick said the Haunted Library will be open for touring and for the telling of ghost stories at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 27. Those who come will be treated to ghostly snacks.

On Oct. 29, Peanut Butter Festival day, the library will present Dr. George Washington Carver, the Father of the Peanut, in a special program that highlights his discovery of more than 300 uses for the little peanut and about that many uses for the sweet potato. The program will be at 10 and 11 a.m.

Trawick said the library will continue with its regular programs for pre-school and home-school students during October and it’s Teen Time on the first Tuesday of the month. Kids-n-Kin will be at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 and 16.

As a reminder, Trawick said the library is continuing to accept photographs, scrapbooks, memoirs, diaries, church minutes and other historical documents for preservation for future generations.

“The Library has been awarded a LSTA grant that will provide means of preservation including scanners, archive-quality folders and boxes for local historical and genealogy materials,” Trawick said. “The grant is described as ‘intergenerational’ because its mission is to bring together young and old in our community to work on preserving local history. Documents and photographs can be copied and returned. We encourage anyone who has items of interest and significance to share them with us.”

The Alabama Archives and History staff will serve as project consultants. In partnership with the Brundidge Historical Society and the Academy of Business & Finance of Pike County High School, the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library will begin in October to develop its local history and genealogy collection and enhance access to it.