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The coming week at the Copperas Cove Public Library is jam-packed with events and activities, with something being offered nearly every day of the week.

Gaming Day at the Copperas Cove Public Library is normally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, but this month it is being postponed one week for one little (or big) reason — Central Texas College’s GeekFest.

National Library Week is scheduled to run from Saturday through Thursday this year, and the Copperas Cove Public Library has events planned for every day of the week, beginning with Rally Day on Saturday.

National Library Week begins April 10, and Copperas Cove Public Library Director Kevin Marsh said fun events for families are planned for each day of the week — excluding Good Friday, when the library will be closed.

The montlhy Gaming Day event at Copperas Cove Public Library will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and library Director Kevin Marsh said there should be several different types of games available for people to play if they come out.

An arctic cold front is expected to hit the area later this afternoon, so while the weather outside may be frightful, the Copperas Cove Public Library offers the warmth of friendship and good books with many of the upcoming events in January.

We are still smack dab in the middle of holidays right now, which means a couple of things: one, people might officially be getting tired of their extended family; and two, burying your face in a good book is one of the best ways to tell your extended family “Don’t talk to me right now.”

Christmas Day is only two days away, and New Year’s Day is only one week after that, so most people are planning to stay in their warm homes with their warm families and celebrate the season.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Copperas Cove Public Library is starting a new service in October that will offer help to readers who may have questions about checking out e-books from the library.

New books are flying off the shelves just as fast as they are put up at the Copperas Cove Public Library. Luckily for the library staff and visitors, there are plenty of books still being sorted that have yet to be made available for check out.

The Copperas Cove Public Library is holding its monthly Gaming Day on Saturday for anyone who wishes to participate, and games such as Magic! the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and other role-playing and tabletop games are expected to be on deck from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.