The Copperas Cove Public Library is taking several trips to the past with two different group meetings focused on medieval activities, one on Saturday and one on Wednesday.

The Saturday class will be a meeting of the Medieval Arts and Sciences members and the presentation will be about making chainmail.

“There is a guy coming in from Waco who has developed some really efficient techniques,” library Director Kevin Marsh said. “I will be in the front row taking notes.”

The chainmail class will take place at 2 p.m. Since the library normally closes at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Marsh said people hoping to attend the class should arrive early to come in the front “or they are going to have to come through the side door.”

On Wednesday, the calligraphy guild of the Society for Creative Anachronism — of which the Medieval Arts and Sciences members are a part — will be hosting a class on medieval calligraphy and illumination.

“Our local calligraphy guild has started meeting regularly at the library now,” Marsh said. “Right now they are going to be meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month.”

The group will be discussing writing styles during medieval times and giving lessons and instruction on how to write in the style of the period.

To find out more about the Cove chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, go to hellsgate.ansteorra.org.

The library will also be holding Gaming Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The monthly event allows gamers of all types to meet at the library and play whatever their hearts desire, from video games and card games to board games and pen-and-paper games.

Also on the agenda for next week is the Double C Square Dance group’s weekly lessons from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The lessons are meant to prepare interested square dancers for the group’s bi-monthly square dances. The next dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26.

Also happening this week at the library is Toddler Time and Story Time at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

The library will offer e-book help from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The service is designed to help readers new to digital reading devices learn how to check out electronic books from the library over the internet.

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

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