The Cassville Branch Library will offer its inaugural Getting To Know Our Community program at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. The event will feature All Points Recycling.
Getting To Know Our Community programs are part of a new community outreach effort being conducted by the local library. An assortment of programs will be conducted by the library each at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday throughout the month.
On the first Thursday of each month, the library offers a non-traditional adult book club.
"Our adult summer reading program is called Between the Covers," said Cheryl Williams, Cassville Branch Library supervisor. "We decided to hold a book club to discuss what we read during the month. This is not like a traditional book club where everyone reads the same book. We each read a different book, and then share our thoughts about the book we read with the group."
The second Thursday of each month is reserved for a teen movie. Area teens are invited to bring snacks to the movie, which is shown in the downstairs meeting room.
A Movie For Grownups is offered on the third Thursday of each month. The library shows films rated PG-13, which are more appealing to adults. Youth are only admitted if they are attending with a guardian.
Getting To Know Our Community will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month.
"When we were discussing this we decided that we really needed to do something for community awareness," said Williams. "There are so many interesting services in our community that our patrons might not know about.
"We thought of All Points Recycling right away because it is a family-owned business," said Williams. "It is also interesting that it is operated by women. We think those who attend will learn a lot from their presentation."
Getting To Know Our Community presentations are designed to be informational. No merchandise or services will be sold during the events.
"We have businesses and industries in our community who our patrons would love to learn more about," said Williams. "We would love to feature Arning or share information on Able 2 or Luck-E-Strike."
Businesses and groups interested in participating in Getting To Know Our Community and individuals interested in learning more about Thursday programs are encouraged to call 847-2121.