Book Discussion and Writers Groups in August
Senior Social Hour and Discussion Group: Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 2:00 pm, Gretna. Join in the lively discussion on the topic of the day. Some subjects we will explore: Do You Remember? Books You Read in High School, Armchair Travel.
Second Thursday Discussion Group: Thursday, August 15, 4:00-5:45 pm, Chatham. Open to adults. Book this month is The Color of Water by James McBride.
Writers Group: Thursday, August 15, 6:00-7:00 pm, Chatham.
Teen Book Club: Thursday, August 20, 6:00-7:00 pm, Chatham.
Sweet Tea and Talk
All year, the library has been gathering stories and artifacts about the high schools in the county that have closed since 1945. In August, it is Chatham’s turn!
Join us for some round table discussions and share your stories, memories, and anything else you have collected over the years pertaining to former Pittsylvania County high schools. We’ll have some old pictures to share with you, along with sweet tea and something to nibble on while you visit.
Wednesday, August 12, from 2-4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 18, from 2-4:00 pm
Thursday, August 27, from 6-8:00 pm
Our Civil Rights: A Local and National Story
Tuesday, August 25
History Research Center and Library
340 Whitehead Street, Chatham
This month we have a StoryCorps inteview with Bishop Lawrence G. Campbell, one of the leaders of the 1963 civil rights protests in Danville. The series is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and is presented in partnership with History United, an initiative of the Danville Regional Foundation. Refreshments, which are provided by Chatham First, begin at 6:45 pm.