Arts & Crafts in the woods this Saturday


            Douglas County’s Dog River Library will celebrate its first anniversary with “Arts and Crafts in the Woods” this Saturday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the grounds of the library at 6100 Georgia Highway 5.  The Dog River Library is known as the “library in the woods” due to its rustic location and matching design, and the arts and crafts festival will be among the trees on the property.

“Arts and Crafts in the Woods” will feature two dozen vendors that include book authors, crafters, doll makers, décor and wreath designers, jewelry designers, and artists.  The Friends of the Dog River Library will host a bake sale and a used book sale with most hardbacks for $2 and paperbacks for $1.  The Douglas County Master Gardeners, the Douglas County Animal Shelter, and Hickory Level Hound Rescue will have information booths, and the Public will be able to adopt animals on site should they desire.  Fresh pecans, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, chicken salad sandwiches, yogurt and other goodies will be available during the anniversary event.

The Dog River Library opened on the first Saturday in November 2011, the first new library in Douglas County in 25 years.  The library has experienced weekly growth in the number of visitors and circulation, and has featured computer classes, children’s story times, and other programs during the first year.

The Friends of the Dog River Library is a not-for-profit organization of citizens who support the library through activities such as the anniversary celebration, book collections and sales, and support the library by volunteering.  The Friends will have a membership table at this Saturday’s event.

The Public is invited to attend, and “Arts and Crafts in the Woods” has free admission and free parking.

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