The Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library and the Riverside Tap House are joining forces tonight for the first ever “Books on Tap” in the city.
“It’s like speed dating with books and brews,” according to the promotion for the event.
It is an event designed for people who want to try new things. The event encourages participants to expand their minds by sampling books they may never have read. At the same time, they will have the opportunity to try some new brews they haven’t tried yet.
The event takes place art Riverside Tap House, 635 E. Elk Ave. from 6:30-8:30. The cost is $15 per person and there is limited seating. For more information, call 423-547-6360.
This week also marks another in the popular book sales for the library. The sale will once again take place in the gym of the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department, 300 W. Mill St.
There will once again be unbeatable buys of books on Friday, Sept. 20. and Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those days of the sale are open to the public, but there will be an early bird sale on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. The early sale is available only to members of the Friends of the Library. But in case there is a hot seller that might not make it to Friday, anyone can join the Friends of the Library and take part in the early sale by going to the front door and joining. Membership in the Friends is $10.
Also on Thursday the library will participate in the annual “Book it do the Bridge” event at 9:30 a.m..
All preschool children and kindergarten students from the Carter County and Elizabethton school systems will bring a favorite book or a sign with a title of a favorite book to carry in the annual Book it to the Bridge parade.
The parade will get started at the Veterans Walk and the children will march down the sidewalks, heading east to the Covered Bridge. The children will march through the Covered Bridge to the Covered Bridge Park.
At the park there will be special guests to read to the children, including members of the Key Clubs of Elizabethton High School and Unaka High School.
The event is in observance of National Imagination Library Week, from Sept. 15-21. It celebrates the fact that since 2005 there have been 125 million books mailed to children free of charge from birth through the age of 5.