For those of you feeling overwhelmed by your calendar this fall, never fear: You are not alone. We're throwing side eyes at our own Bookshelf calendar, filled to the brim with so many events and happenings we can barely keep up. October lends itself to this, doesn't it? In November, our minds are on the holidays, time with family, and Thanksgiving, and I think as a result, we fill October with birthday parties and fundraisers and festivals -- all the things we don't really have time for in November. (It doesn't hurt that the temperature finally starts to cool down and breezes fill the air.)
If, for whatever reason, your weekend calendar is looking a little empty, allow us to help!
We're partnering with the Thomas County Historical Society for their first-ever "Tales from the LPH," a Halloween event at the Lapham-Patterson House on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights. The Bookshelf staff and I will be taking turns manning an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired pop-up shop on all three evenings, so while you take a tour of the Lapham-Patterson, come see us and buy a few spooky books and gifts.
You an also find us this weekend at two film showings of the Covey Film Festival; Friday night, we'll be selling books at Thomas University during the film The Fundamentals of Caring. Then Saturday, you'll see us selling copies of Millionaires' Unit at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium.
Still can't get enough of us? Saturday, we're hosting local author Dick Jones from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; his books are inspirational and personal, and you'll love meeting him.
I hope you'll join us for some of these festivities this weekend; it's going to be a beautiful few days in Thomasville, and we can't wait to see you!