Special Programs coming to Foley Library in September

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FOLEY - Foley Library has three special programs coming up in September. All programs have limited seating and a reservation is required. Please call 251-943-7665 to reserve a spot.

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Special Programs coming to Foley Library in September

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FOLEY - Foley Library has three special programs coming up in September. All programs have limited seating and a reservation is required. Please call 251-943-7665 to reserve a spot. On Wednesday, Sept. 15 at noon, the library will host its first Lunch & Learn of the year. Our featured speaker is Mitchell Lee of the South Baldwin Literacy Council. Lee will speak about programs going on at the literacy council as well as community outreach. A free meal will be provided and reservations must be received by Monday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, “Coffee & Donuts With an Author” will continue at 10 a.m. Local author Greta T. Bates will be discussing her book, “Snapping, Fraying & Dangling in the Wind: Thoughts on Motherhood, Mid-life and a Meaningful Existence.” (Book is available on amazon.com.) Bates will also have a Q&A session after her discussion. Seating is limited so please call 251-943-7665 to make a reservation. Free donuts and coffee will be served. Bates began writing “as a means of keeping her sanity.” She is the voice behind the WordPress Blog Lean Into the Muse. Her work is engaging, irreverent, soulful, and sentimental. Bates writes what she knows. Having children later in life, she heard a different clock ticking, one of “what’s next?” She uses her life experiences along with a heavy hand of humor and a dash of Namaste to shed light on what it’s like to be an older mom going through mid-life and seeking meaning. Her first book, “Snapping, Fraying and Dangling in the Wind” is a collection of her blogs, written over the last eight years. Bates asks questions like, “Why isn’t being a mother considered enough?”, “Are you your worst critic?” and “Is it okay to be happy?” Currently, she lives in Fairhope with her husband, twin daughters and three cats. Connect with her online: Facebook GretaTBates and on Instagram Greta_T_Bates. You can check out her blogs at www.gretatbates.wordpress.com. Sip & Learn is a new program at the Foley Library. Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 for a glass of wine and instruction on Charcuterie Boards with Kate Norris. The library officially closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but the back doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow entry for this delicious event. Reservations for this program should be made by Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. For more information on any of these programs or any of our other services, please call the library or visit the website at www.foleylibrary.org. You can also check out the library’s Facebook page or find them on Instagram and Twitter.