"Read To the Rhythm" runs through July 18th!
What does music have to do with reading?
Join our summer reading program to find out. The theme,
Read to the Rhythm, offers a variety of programs for all ages.
Special programs this month:
- Fred Motley and the African Dancers will be appearing at our Brosville library on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 am
- Finale programs will be held at Gretna as follows: teens, Monday, July 13 at 3 pm, children, Thursday, July 16 at 11 am
- Live Out Loud finale, ages 12-17, at Mt. Hermon on Saturday, July 18, at 2:30 pm
Our Civil Rights: A Local and National Story
The library is hosting films and discussions centered around the theme Our Civil Rights: A Local and National Story at the History Research Center and Library, 340 Whitehead Street, in Chatham throughout the summer. The discussion themes build on the sessions offered last summer in the popular Created Equal series.
Remaining sessions, which will be held on June 30, July 28, August 25, and September 29, will feature the films Briars in the Cotton Patch, The Barber of Birmingham, and Race 2012. Also featured will be StoryCorps interviews with two local residents, Robert Gilbert and the Rev. Lawrence Campbell.
Dr. Andrew Canady, assistant professor of History at Averett University, will lead the discussions with other members of the community assisting. This program 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 begin at 6:40 pm, and programs run from 7-8:30 pm.
Tales Told Out of School
Continuing the grant we received from History United to conduct a "history harvest" focusing on the public high schools that have closed since 1950, our history team will be at the Gretna Branch Library on Tuesday, July 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
If you have artifacts such as yearbooks, banners, letter jackets, or any other memorabilia from these schools, or just memories of them, please come. We want to talk to you! All materials will be photographed or scanned and returned.