There are few things in life more enjoyable than curling up in front of a cozy fireplace with a good book (or, lacking a fireplace, a cozy space heater).

As the temperature continues to drop, it may be time to start stockpiling some books for some cold-weather reading. One book that may be worth picking up is “Caroline: Little House, Revisited” by Sarah Miller, because the book club at the Copperas Cove Public Library is planning to discuss the novel at their monthly meeting Wednesday.

In a novel approved by the Little House Heritage Trust, Miller takes readers back to the prairie to tell the original story of Caroline Ingalls — “Ma,” as readers of the original “Little House of the Prairie” books would better know her.

Miller starts the novel in Wisconsin as Caroline and her family prepare to leave the comforts they know for a new home in the Kansas Indian Territory. Their new life is marked by both hardship and joy, as Caroline and her family learn they possess strength far greater than they thought they were capable of.

The book club will meet at the library from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

There are plenty of other events going on at the library this week, as well. For instance, despite being closed today and Saturday for Veterans Day, the library will still play host to a square dance at 6:30 p.m. today. The dance, put on by the Double C Square Dance group, is open to the public and they encourage residents who have been attending the group’s weekly lessons on Tuesdays to come out and show off their moves.

On Tuesday and Thursday, the library will host Toddler Time and Story Time, respectively. The theme of this week’s readings is Thanksgiving and turkeys.

Also on Tuesday the library will be offering free e-book help from 2 to 3 p.m. for readers looking to use their electronic devices to check out books at the library.

On Thursday, the library will have its monthly Teen Reading Group event at 4:30 p.m. There will be pizza and games available for teens as the library shares some of the new books available.

To find out more about what is available at the library, call 254-547-3826 or go to


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