Hickory – In anticipation of the Town of Rhodhiss’ 120th-anniversary celebration, local author Sherrie Hartsoe Sigmon will discuss writing Weaving the Heart Threads of a Mill Village: Rhodhiss, North Carolina. The book tells the story of Rhodhiss from the late 1800s to the present. The author’s talk will take place at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Weaving the Heart Threads of a Mill Village gives a detailed perspective from the point of view of the mill workers, villagers, and children of workers. In 1988 over 70 people were interviewed to give voice to the town’s history. Out of that came a book that shares their accounts of child labor, living and working conditions, entertainment, education, religion, and textile products. The book discusses the trials, tribulations, joys, and love within the village.

During the author’s discussion, Sigmon will describe her research and some of the history she uncovered. A book signing will follow the presentation. No registration is required for the event.

Registration is not required for this event. For more information please call 828-304-0500 or visit us online at https://www.hickorync.gov/calendar/events/category/library/. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.