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Library to host two free events this week
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Forsyth County News

Later this week the Sharon Forks Library will be holding a pair of free events for the public interested in Rich’s Department Store or dressing for interviews.

On Sunday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. the Sharon Forks Library is hosting local author and historian Jeff Clemmons will bring his book “Rich’s: A Southern Institution.”

“The Rich’s event is exciting,” said Laura Bradley, program manager for the Forsyth County Public Library. “We actually had Jeff Clemmons visit the Post Road Library earlier this year, and we received very positive feedback from our patrons, and ask and request that he come back.”

With the holidays coming up, Bradley felt that it would be a good time for the author to come back and tell about some of the winter traditions of the Atlanta institution.

“We thought that it would be a good opportunity for him to come this time of year and speak about the holiday traditions at Rich’s,” Bradley said. “He’ll talk about the history. He’ll talk about the holiday traditions, specifically like the Great Tree and the Pink Pig.”

Following his presentation, Clemmons will take questions from the audience about the department store.

“He likes to have an informal presentation where he takes a lot of questions from patrons,” she said. “So we’re encouraging our patrons to bring their Rich’s related question to the program.”

Copies of the book will be available, and the event is free, but registration is requested.

The library will also be holding “Dressing for Success: Putting Your Best Self Forward” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. The seminar is a chance for women to learn how to make an impression at a college or job interview.

“The dressing for success program [will] explain how career-minded women can put their best self forward by presenting an appropriate image during job interviews and even college admission interviews,” Bradley said. “They’ll talk about how to dress … and ways you can use your current wardrobe to make an impression.”

Speaker Jackie Martin will be presenting the event and there will also be a fashion show and cosmetics consultant available.

“She’s the founder and the coach and the chief motivational officer of A Matter of Motivation, and she has spoken for the county [Cumming-Forsyth County] Chamber of Commerce, and she’s also taught some courses at the University of North Georgia,” Bradley said.

“We hope that patrons will just gain information about how to present themselves more appropriately and make a good impression,” she said. “We’re also going to have a fashion show from Style Fashions, a local consignment store and a cosmetics consultant on hand, as well as some jewelry and ways to accessorize.”