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Single life is not for me -- even on a temporary basis

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I’ve gotten a taste of living the single life again this week, and I have to say I’m not terribly fond of it.

Book sale starts Monday at library

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The Friends of the Library will start their weeklong book sale Monday, and they have several tables of books ready at the Copperas Cove Public Library. The sale will run Monday through Saturday and is open during the library’s normal business hours.

Playing Santa means you’re famous, loved by masses

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Not everyone is lucky enough to have had the opportunity to play Santa Claus in a public venue.

Giving attitude is the best gift we can give our children

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It’s the end of November and you survived Thanksgiving. Maybe just barely, but you did.

Library offers uplifting books to be thankful for

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After a filling Thanksgiving dinner, the last thing most people want to think about for a week is food.

It's early yet, but I'm thinking about retirement

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I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately.

Holiday perfect for curling up with a good book

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Next week is going to be a light one at the Copperas Cove Public Library because the doors are closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday so staff and volunteers can spend the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with their families.

Quilting mag’s end a surprise — and not in a good way

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I was both surprised and disappointed to learn the Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine would no longer be published. I learned this when I received my October/November issue in the mail. The announcement was printed in the “From the Editor” column at the front of the magazine. I was also feeling a little “duped” because just this summer I received a renewal statement in the mail, which I promptly sent back with my check. Now I will be receiving Quilting Arts Magazine until my subscription runs out. Maybe I’ll enjoy the replacement magazine and decide to keep renewing it in the future. We’ll see.

Creating a relaxing refuge is important for married couples

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Recently I was in a marriage class when the topic of marital intimacy was being discussed.

Library looking for input on upcoming teen zone

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The Copperas Cove Public Library is hoping to see a large group of teens for the Teen Reading Club on Thursday, because library Director Kevin Marsh has some new ideas to run past them for the upcoming renovations to the library.

Makers Club, Writer’s Society group to meet next week at the library

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The Copperas Cove Public Library has finalized its November calendar, and there are several events planned for the month. Many recurring groups and clubs have their events scheduled for their usual times, and one club is holding its second-ever meeting this Thursday.

For this Cubs fan, World Series win erases old hurts

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The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series.

Trip to New York the next step in process for writer and play

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Imagine your dream, or one of them, coming true. Then imagine that dream is 1,700 miles away, one-way. Still, further imagine that dream happening over a three-day period.

How to quilt your quilt

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COPPERAS COVE — Once you finish piecing your quilt top, the next question is how do you want to quilt it.

New slew of books on library shelves offer something for all

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It’s pretty much impossible to run out of books to talk about at the Copperas Cove Public Library, and it is no different this week as library staff and volunteers continue to sort and place new books on the shelf from the big end-of-year purchase in August.