Locations & Hours

Main Library

MON - THU 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FRI 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUN 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Damascus Library

MON, WED, FRI 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Glade Spring Library

MON closed
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WED & FRI 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Hayters Gap Library

MON closed
TUE & THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WED & FRI 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT 9am - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Mendota Library

MON closed
TUE - THU 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FRI closed
SAT 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SUN closed

Big Read Fun

Posted October 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized

DragonWe had a blast at the Kick-off and Charles Vess was fascinating as usual, and The Big Read fun continues. If you’d like to see what we’ve been doing, click the links at the beginning of this sentence. They’ll take you to our YouTube channel. Keep reading for what’s coming up.


New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep will be at the main library Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. to talk about World Building. Fascinating idea, isn’t it? After you’ve come up with your characters and figured out what it is they’re going to be doing, they still have to have a place to live. Even if it’s a fictional town based on your hometown, you have to know what it looks like, what businesses are in the town, who else lives there, etc., etc., etc. If you’re creating a new place, you have to decide what kind of place it is first. Jennifer creates wonderful worlds for her characters to inhabit, and she’ll talk about the trick of the trade and answer your questions. After her talk, she’ll have books for sale.

If you’d rather work with your hands, we’ve got a treat for you at William King Museum of Art – Build a Fairy House workshop. You’ll learn to create a Fairy House fit for Titania. For this family friendly fantasy workshop, participants search the museum grounds for sticks, leaves, flowers and other interesting, magical objects. You’ll then use what you find to construct a home built for a fairy. This workshop is free.


It’s hard to believe but this year is the 10th anniversary of the release of Stardust,” which Abingdon’s own Charles Vess helped to create. The movie is based on a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles. Join us Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., at Abingdon Cinemall to watch the movie. We’ll also be watching some fun extras. Bring your library card and it’s free. If you don’t have a library card, we’ll be there to issue you one.

We’ve got several other movies for you to enjoy this week. The Damascus library is showing “Tuck Everlasting” Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. and “Labyrinth” is at the Glade Spring library the same date at 5 p.m.

“Big Fish” is shown at the main library Friday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is shown in Mendota at 6 p.m.

Book Discussions

Talking about books is fun! Some people think it’s intimidating, but it’s the same as telling a friend what you liked about a book – or what you didn’t like. We’re having book discussions at all our libraries, so come and join one. You might even make a new friend – book readers are an interesting group. If you are one of those people who likes to prepare, check out the online resources the NEA offers. You’ll find information about the book, the author, discussion questions, reader resources, teacher’s guide and more.

Our first book discussion is at the Hayters Gap branch library, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Other book discussion dates include

  • Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the main library
  • Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the main library
  • Oct 24 at 4 p.m. at the Glade Spring branch library
  • Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Mendota branch library
  • Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. at the Damascus branch library

If you’re a teen and want to talk about the book, check out the Teen Book Club at the Glade Spring branch library. They meet Tuesdays at 4 p.m.


We have special Big Read story times, LEGOs and crafts for kids at all our libraries. Check out the calendar for specific times and locations.

And… of course we still have lots of other programming going on as well. For instance Sharyn McCrumb will be at the main library Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. We’ve got computer classes, healthy living classes, etc. Come join us!





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