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Library’s holiday bazaar returns this weekend

The members of the Hooked on Crochet Club at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library appreciate their weekly opportunity to sharpen up their crocheting and crafting skills through free classes.

And they return that favor each fall with a showcase of hand-crafted items, homemade goodies and more, all sold to raise funds for the library.

Their fourth annual holiday bazaar is set for this Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, in the library’s community room.

On Tuesday afternoon, the club members were working on some of the final offerings for the event. Inge Lawrence was finishing up one of several Minion hats and nearby, a stack of aprons, scarves, baby items and more filled a box. A festive red and green wreath was waiting to adorn someone’s door for the holidays.

From afghans to doilies, Christmas ornaments to coasters, the Crochet Club is offering attendees a little bit of everything, club members promise.

These folks are pretty handy around the kitchen, too, it seems. The baked goods that have tickled many a taste bud will also return, including candy, quick breads, cakes and what are described by club members as “the best cookies in the world.”

Also plan to browse among their “white elephant” items along with books and DVDs donated for the sale.

Stop in between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday to find some homemade gifts, edible goodies and “a little bit of everything” while supporting your local public library.