Well, near perfect weather, lots of cheerful volunteers, and a few months worth of our harping all came together for our most successful book sale yet! By the time we locked the door of the Barnwell Annex on Sunday evening, we had brought in a couple of hundred dollars over our pre-sale projections, and beaten our own sales records to boot. Thank you, to all of our donors, our customers, and especially to our volunteers for creating this success.
Also, I would be remiss if I did not mention last week's marvelous concert from the Charleston Academy of Music. Besides being one of the best-attended events your loyal blogger has ever seen the Library host, it was certainly one of the most enjoyable. With individual performances by Nicholas Bentz and Shannon Fitzhenry on strings, and Micah McLaurin on the piano, and a orchestral showcase by Kidzymphony, the evening was nothing short of fantastic. We here at the Society can't wait until the next time we can host the CAM.
As for that other noise around here (the bad kind): the scraping is, mostly, over! Restoration work continues at a remarkable pace. Painting has begun in earnest, and also on the window trim. Hopefully this idyllic weather will hold and we'll have a productive week of work around the place. We can do without more rain mid-November hurricanes...
Don't forget: The Library Society will be closed from Wednesday the 25th until Saturday the 28th. Regular Library hours resume on Monday the 30th.
Also: Twenty-five days until Pat Conroy's here!