Years ago, a library used to be a place where you could find a book to read, but these days the library is much more than that.

In fact, on Valentine’s Day this year, the High Point library’s mixer for older adults could be the place some area residents meet the love of their life.

On Valentine’s Day – Friday, Feb. 14 (as good husbands and wives are already well aware) – the High Point Public Library will host a mixer that includes instruction on “Healthy Relationships in Older Adulthood.”

The interactive program – sponsored by the YMCA, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and Area Agency on Aging, and by the Healthy Relationships Initiative – will focus on “strengthening and fostering healthy relationships in older adults.”

That’s what the press release says, but the event may actually mean much more than that to attendees because people who might otherwise feel a little lonely and down on the big day of romance will get a chance to mingle in an upbeat manner.

After all, it stands to reason that most of the attendees will be those who aren’t in relationships – those who are in relationships likely already have plans that day. At the event, older adults will celebrate Valentine’s Day by meeting and mingling with other seniors while they also learn ways to ensure healthy relationships.

That class/party will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first floor, in the Morgan Community Room of the High Point Library at 901 N. Main St.

Anyone seeking more information on the Healthy Relationships in Older Adulthood program can contact Maxine Days at 336-883-3646.

There will be light refreshments provided at the free event but it’s not known if anyone will spike the punch.