The Grove Public Library has another great Third Thursday planned for the month of November and everyone is invited to this fun and educational event.

Frankie Carlin Meyer, genealogy columnist for the Joplin Globe, will present her new book, Bushwackers, Visions, and Star-Crossed Lovers, at the Third Thursday program at the Grove Public Library Nov. 19 at 12 noon.

The author was born in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri and grew up on a rocky farm in eastern McDonald County.† She grew up in a family of nine children and was fascinated by her parentsí stories of their childhood and ancestors.† She has made family and Ozark history a life-long pursuit.

After high school, Frankie attended what is now Missouri State University earning a degree in biology and later a masterís degree.† She taught high school biology for 28 years.

Her book includes 200 true stories collected from her thirty years of research.† The book also includes more than 200 photographs.† Frankie and husband Jim, have done extensive travel in search of ancestors.† The book reflects the extent of the research and the careful recording of stories told to her.

Frankie will be signing books after her discussion,.

Everyone is welcome to attend Third Thursday and invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and dessert are provided.

Third Thursday is a program about books and authors sponsored by Friends of the Grove Public Library and the library.† This is the last program of the year.† Friends will hold their annual meeting on December 9.