Zeata Ruff will be a special guest for storytime on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. She will read from her book, “The Gumdrop Tree: A Christmas Story.”
During the early 1930s through the 1970s, it was tradition in the Southern Appalachian Mountains for families to find a thorn bush when they went into the mountains to cut their Christmas tree. They would decorate the sharp spires with colorful gumdrops for the children to enjoy.
“The Gumdrop Tree” is written for children from the age of 4 to 13. It teaches that sometimes it does not take the tallest, fattest, most beautifully decorated Christmas tree to be special.
To reserve a copy, call City Lights at (828)586-9499.