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"Run; Run as fast as you can!" Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest Pick up a gingerbread man cutout and check out a good book
“Run; Run as fast as you can!”
Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest
Pick up a gingerbread man cutout and check out a good book at the Hayter’s Gap Branch Library.
Decorate your gingerbread man as your favorite book character.
Be crative! Use crayons, markers, scrap paper, glue, feathers, stickers, pipe cleaners, and any other fun creative supplies.
Include your name, age and phone number on the back of your gingerbread man and return by Dec. 14.
Patrons will judge entries Dec. 17 and the winner will be announced Dec. 21.
Entries maybe grouped by age depending on number of entries.
Our new Movies for Grown-ups series is back and continues with "The Help." The movie series is designed especially for grown-ups who want
Our new Movies for Grown-ups series is back and continues with “The Help.”
The movie series is designed especially for grown-ups who want to see a quality classic film. No slasher films, no teenager antics, no animated characters, just good stories, well acted.
A débutante (Emma Stone) conducts interviews with black female servants in 1960s Mississippi, which sends her community into an uproar.
(Run Time: 146 minutes)
Medicare Q&A Success: Walk in Sessions This is a walk-in information session for guidance and questions about Medicare. Bring your questions.
Medicare Q&A Success: Walk in Sessions
This is a walk-in information session for guidance and questions about Medicare.
Bring your questions.
Patricia Cook and Josie Sturgill are offering walk in sessions to receive information and sign up for the Affordable Care
Patricia Cook and Josie Sturgill are offering walk in sessions to receive information and sign up for the Affordable Care Act.
Just come in and one of them will answer your questions and/or help you sign up.
One of them will be here:
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 1-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m.
- Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
"Overcoming Writer's Block" We're celebrating National Novel Writing Month. Discover methods for over-coming writer's block. Whether you are working on a memoir, short
“Overcoming Writer’s Block”
We’re celebrating National Novel Writing Month.
Discover methods for over-coming writer’s block. Whether you are working on a memoir, short story, novel, non-fiction book, or just your personal journal, come learn techniques for finishing that project.
Greg Lilly leads the workshop.
About the presenter:
Lilly grew up in Bristol, Virginia, graduating from John S. Battle High School and Virginia Tech. He moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to work in the Information Systems division of Belk Department Stores’ headquarters.
The rich storytelling tradition of the South captivated him, and he began writing. He first turned to creating short stories after plot lines and characters emerged from the technical manuals he wrote for Belk. His Derek Mason Mystery series grew from those Charlotte experiences.
To escape the city and find a slower pace, he relocated to Sedona, Arizona, for several years. During that time, he published two novels that chronicled adventures of the high desert—present and past.
His non-fiction book, “Sunsets & Semicolons – a Field Guide to the Writer’s Life,” shares his experiences and techniques – things that worked, not in academia or in New York City, but in the real world of freelancing and query letters and book signings. He has presented workshops and served on panels at the College of William & Mary’s Christopher Wren Association, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Virginia Writers Club, the World Bank in Washington D.C., Malice Domestic, Bouchercon and the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona. The kernel of the book came from requests for his workshop handouts and notes.
His latest novel, “Stray,” follows a son searching for his womanizer father who left almost 30 years before, a daughter grasping for her distant mother and the shadows cast on them by the Lost Colony of Roanoke and Virginia’s witch trials.
Lilly is a freelance writer, magazine editor, as well as a former arts and culture commissioner for the City of Sedona, Arizona, and for the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission. He founded the Williamsburg Book Festival, now in its seventh year. Today, he writes and lives in Abingdon, Virginia.
For more information about Lilly, visit www.greglilly.com