The Bookmark: Fall lineup at local libraries and more


By Nancy Sanker, The Bookmark

Hello, colorful season! Orange leaves, yellow mums, multi-hued Indian corn – come right on in!

The range of autumn colors makes me think of our recent trip abroad. We were prompted to push a blue button to open an electronic gate at a museum, a red button to cross the street and a green one to lock the courtyard gate. Our brains had to be ever-ready to respond to new options.

Is your brain ready to consider the community Fall literary offerings at your doorstep? I hope you throw your arms wide open to welcome the following colorful events for the entire family!

Coweta Public Libraries – Call to reserve your spot at the following four branches:

Central Library- 85 Literary Lane – 770-683-2052
October 12 – 2-3 p.m. – Lego Building Club
October 14 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Bubbles and Brushes Art Studio

Grantville – 100 Park Drive – 770-683-0535
October 16 – 11 a.m. to noon – Homeschool: Spanish for Beginners
October 25 – 3:30-5 p.m. – Halloween Party!

Powell Branch – 25 Hospital Road – 770-253-3625
October 12 – 11 a.m. to noon – Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Your Insurance
October 17 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – STEM on the Go

Senoia Branch – 148 Pylant Street – 770-599-3537
October 10 – 4-5 p.m. – Card Makers
October 24 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. -Busy Hands Crafters

The Carnegie Library – 1 Lagrange Street – Our local gift to this community is offering a kaleidoscope of events, just waiting for you to peer through opening….

• Thursday, October 10 – 6:30-8:00 – Hometown Novel Nights
This month’s featured authors include Roger Johns, Kim Osborn Sullivan, and DK Marley. A super cast of talented, regional authors will engage with the audience to talk about themselves, their writing journeys, and their books. Southern Fried Books will be our partner and sponsor and will handle all the book sales during the event. Refreshments provided. Free tickets to this event are available online.

• October 20- 1:45-3:30 A Sunday event at the Carnegie
A weekend gift to the community to unwrap! Join the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation as they host author/memoirist Avary Hack Doubleday. She will present her new book, Daughter of the Dawn, which is about her childhood on Hilton Head Island, circa 1950-1956. Join us as we go back to the island of yesteryear! Doors open at 1:45, book signing to follow. For more information please visit

• October 22, 10 a.m.– Author, Karen White – Don’t forget to reserve your place!
The eagerly awaited sixth book in the Tradd Street series is almost here! Get the full scoop on the writing of THE CHRISTMAS SPIRITS ON TRADD STREET from Karen at this fun and entertaining book signing event. Enjoy a little colorful holiday magic early this year as the story of Melanie and Jack continues. *Please note …This is already a popular event. What a great way to kick off the holiday season and it’s my favorite four-letter word – FREE!

• October 28 – 9:30-11 a.m. – Morning Book club at the Carnegie – Another free event!
The Escape Artist by Brian Meltzer. Reservations are requested and new members are welcome.

Wine & Words aka The Cottages Book Club
We rotate responsibilities in our club. We’ve found it works well when the hostess selects a book for the next month and then leads the subsequent discussion. Our next intrepid leader, Anne says she has waited an entire year to introduce us to a book she guarantees we will love. We are looking forward to boarding The Last Train to Wisdom by Ivan Doig.

Author Event at Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
Author, Lisa Wingate – Wednesday February 5 @ 7 p.m.  $15 – Limited Seating Available

2020? Never too early to anticipate a colorful New Year!
Many of you have already read the novel “Before We Were Yours” which appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List for over a year. This haunting … truly gut-wrenching tale was also voted by readers as the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for historical fiction.  If you’re like me, you have questions for the author about her research into a dark period of time when underprivileged children were snatched and sold.

The best stories are the ones that find you … and the more colorful the better! I’m looking forward to hearing your stories.


Nancy Carol Sanker landed in Newnan via Ohio, Colorado and California. The constants in her life are her love of family, friends, fundraising and books. Nine years ago, she created Lights for Linda to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of her sister. Now she looks forward to illuminating the literary opportunities and fundraisers our community offers readers of all ages. Nancy’s 11-year-old book club provides fresh, new titles while her two and eight-year-old grandchildren keep her aware of books for “littles.” Who knew a cow could type? Your contributions about book clubs, Little Free Libraries, events and fundraisers will lead the The Bookmark to success! To email Nancy: [email protected].

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