It’s going to be a bit of a short week for staff and volunteers at the Copperas Cove Public Library as the library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Despite that, there are still a few things on the calendar leading up to the holiday for people to take part in.

First on the schedule is Gaming Day on Saturday, set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event allows gamers of all ages to partake of a wide variety of games at the library, from card games like “Magic: The Gathering” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!” to roleplaying games like “Dungeons & Dragons.”

Beyond Gaming Day, the library will also be holding a few events Tuesday, as well. The library will be offering e-book help from 2 to 3 p.m., allowing anyone with questions about how to use electronic reading devices to to receive assistance in how to check out library books digitally.

Also on Tuesday the library will be hosting the Double C Square Dance group, which will be teaching square dancing lessons from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The group teaches lessons every Tuesday evening to prepare the class for the bi-monthly dances they host every other Friday at the library.

As far as the Thanksgiving holiday is concerned, a recent study commissioned by Barnes & Noble said the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest reading day of the year, and the library has plenty of new books available for readers to sink their teeth into.

Some of the new books lining the shelves are:

  • “The Blind,” by A. F. Brady.
  • “Successor’s Promise,” by Trudi Canavan.
  • “Young Jane Young,” by Gabrielle Zevin.
  • “Girls Made of Snow and Glass,” by Melissa Bashardoust.
  • “The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory,” by Soman Chainani.
  • “Coming Up for Air,” by Miranda Kenneally.

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

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