Linebaugh Library Reopening 9AM Wednesday, Frozen Pipes Repaired!

Jan 23, 2024 at 06:25 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Great news--hard working crews made quick repairs on the winter damage reported earlier at the downtown Linebaugh Public Library. 

After a full day of repairing the downtown library on Tuesday, Mindy Barrett told WGNS, "Linebaugh will be reopening Wednesday (1/24/2024) morning at 9:00AM." 




(MURFREESBORO) While the artic blast was wreaking havoc on roads, schools, offices--it was quietly creating damage inside the LINEBAUGH PURLIC LIBRARY. The facility was closed due to the icy weather, so there was no staff to see the damage being done when the pipes froze. Linebaugh is the downtown Murfreesboro branch of the Rutherford County Public Library System. It is located next to the Murfreesboro City Hall at 105 W. Vine Street.

Rutherford County Public Library System Director Rita Shacklett said, "The Linebaugh branch is unable to open as a result of the damage caused by frozen pipes. Hopefully they won't have to be closed for too long."

FOL Annual Luncheon Is THIS SATURDAY -  Shacklett stressed that the "frozen pipes" at the Linebaugh Library will have no impact on this comng Saturday's Annual Friends of Linebaugh Library’s AUTHOR LUNCHEON.

That popular event will be held at Murfreesboro Housing Authority’s MAPLE ROOM, 415 n. Maple St.). Maple Room’s entrance is on the north side of the building (side door with awning over it).

She explained that tickets are no longer available, since the caterer earlier needed to know the number of persons attending.

Shacklett also explained, "No physical tickets for needed for this Saturday's luncheon. And it is too late to purchase tickets, so they cannot be purchased at the door."

Local Author-Historian Rachel Louise Martin, PhD Is Speaker 

The guest speaker is local author and historian Rachel Louise Martin, PhD. The author of Hot, Hot Chicken, a cultural history of Nashville hot chicken, and A Most Tolerant Little Town, the forgotten story of the first school to attempt court-mandated desegregation in Clinton, Tennessee in the wake of Brown v. Board, she is especially interested by the politics of memory and by the power of stories to illuminate why injustice persists in America today. She grew up in Murfreesboro and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Friends of Linebaugh Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1981 to promote the library and its activities through exhibits, special programming, and library materials beyond the regular resources of the library. The Friends supports Linebaugh Library, Myrtle Glanton Lord Library at Patterson Park, and the Technology Engagement Center.



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