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Fall 2019 Evening with a Writer

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Ribbons of Scarlet Book Cover

Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Essex Inn, Tappahannock, Virginia
Cost: $35

The Friends of Essex Public Library invite you to the Fall 2019 Evening with a Writer, featuring three authors of the anticipated new historical novel Ribbons of Scarlet. The book’s six authors bring to life six diverse female characters whose paths cross during the French Revolution. The result is an epic novel illuminating the power of women to change the world.

Three authors, Laura Kamoie, Heather Webb, and Sophie Perinot, will be the event’s guest speakers. The evening’s festivities will be held at the Essex Inn in Tappahannock. Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at Essex Public Library or online at:

The ticket price includes a glass of wine and French hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are limited and must be purchased no later than Wednesday, October 9. Proceeds benefit Essex Public Library.

A book signing will follow the authors’ reading and discussion. Copies of the book will be available for sale.


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Stuffed Animals Invited for a Sleepover on May 4th

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It’s well known that stuffed animals enjoy a good story. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, Essex Public Library will host a Stuffed Animal Sleepover the evening of Friday, May 3.  Community stuffed animals are invited for an evening of games, crafts and stories before being tucked in for a giant sleepover.

Children are welcome to drop off stuffed animals between 3:00 and 6:00 on Friday, May 3rd.  The sleepover will end on Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 during a special storytime where children will find out what things their stuffed animals have been up to.

Photo of Ms. Beth with Stuffed Bear


Owners of stuff animals will be asked to register their friends at the front desk during drop-off so that the staff can be properly introduced to them.  It can be hard to choose which particular stuffed animal you want to bring, but it’s very important to remember that it should feel comfortable spending an entire night away from you.  We really don’t want any of our friends at our sleepover party getting homesick in the middle of the night!

Because Ms. Beth needs to know just how much pizza to order for all the stuffed animals, registration is required.  Call Essex Public Library at 443-4945 or e-mail

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